Research Facilities

Particle Size Measurement Devices

  • Mastersizer 2000
  • Zetasizer 3000
  • Multisizer 2 (Counter)

Sample Preparation and Analytics

  • Three-roller mill
  • Disperser
  • Optical microscope with digital image capture and processing
  • Tensile testing machine

Rheological Equipment

  • Rotational rheometer ARES-G2 (temperature range: -60...600 °C {-76...1112 °F}) with FTR tool
  • Rotational rheometer MCR 500 (temperature range: -150...600 °C {-238...1112 °F}) with Rheo-Microscope
  • Rotational viscometer MC 1 (temperature range: RT...95 °C {RT...203 °F})
  • Low shear rheometer LS 40 (temperature range -10...95 °C {14...203 °F})
  • High pressure capillary rheometer Rheograph 6000 (temperature range: 0...400 °C {32...752 °F}, pvT measurement, die swell measurement, counter pressure chamber)
  • Low pressure capillary viscometer (Ubbelohde)
  • Falling sphere viscometer (Hoeppler)

Tensiometry

  • du Nüoy-ring / Wilhelmy plate tensiometer (TE 2)
  • Drop volume tensiometer (TVT 2)
  • Bubble pressure tensiometer (MPT 2)
  • Contact angle measurement device (OCA 20)

Flow Measurement Devices

  • Vibration isolation tables equipped with flow channels and traversing units
  • Laser Doppler velocimeter (LDV)
  • Particle Image velocimeter (PIV)
  • High-speed planar laser-induced fluorescence imaging (PLIF)
    • Free surface
    • Velocity field
  • Measurement devices for
    • Pressure
    • Temperature
    • Density

Experimental Equipment for Practical Training

Rheology

  • Rotational viscometer (coaxial cylinders, cone-and-plate, plate-and-plate)
  • Falling sphere viscometer (Hoeppler)
  • Low pressure capillary viscometer (Ubbelohde)

Tensiometry

  • du Nüoy-ring tensiometer / Wilhelmy plate tensiometer
  • Mohr´s balance

Fluid Mechanics

  • Air flow (in tubes, circular and quadratic free jet)
  • Friction losses in tubes and fittings
  • Critical Reynolds number in tubes (classical Reynolds experiment)
  • Flow in packed/fluidized beds
  • Coefficients of drag and lift of airfoils
  • Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV)

Applied Mechanics

  • Bending of slender beams
  • Buckling of slender bars



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