Facilitate a basic knowledge in the subjects that constitute the technical and scientific basis for the research, development and innovation in the field of the thermal mechanical engineering.
Give the scientific foundations which allow solving correctly, and with a good rational basis, the problems related to the design and construction of equipments to generate, transfer or use thermal energy involved in any industrial application. The core of these knowledge comes from thermodynamic and heat and mass transfer concepts.
The aim is that doctorate students acquire a solid formation in basic subjects focused on the mathematical formulation, numerical methods and experimental validation of basic phenomena related to fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer.
Specifically: Natural and forced convection; Turbulence modeling; Combustion; Gas-liquid two-phase flow; Solid-liquid phase change; Radiation; Porous media; Computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer (CFD&HT); High performance computing (parallelism); etc.
In addition, students are motivated to work on applied subjects of social and industrial interest, in which their development depends on a profound knowledge of these physical phenomena and the corresponding methodologies to solve them.
It is important to point out the interrelations between the teaching activities and both the basic and applied research activities, together with innovation and technology transfer to industry, in which the doctorate students can be involved during their doctorate studies.
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This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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