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Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Sustainable energy and Materials

Institute of Thermomechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

General description


Institute of Thermomechanics is a research organisation conducting core research in fluid and thermal sciences (fluid dynamics, thermodynamics), solids and mechanical systems (dynamics and vibration of solid structures and systems, impact and waves in solids, opto-acoustic methods for material characterization) and electrical engineering (electric drives, rotating machines, power electronics). Thanks to this multidisciplinarity, the institute can also take on number of interdisciplinary topics such as electrophysics, fluid-structure interaction, biomechanics etc. Institute of Thermomechanics is a holder of the European HR Excellence in Research Award.

Key Research Facilities, Infrastructure and Equipment


Wind tunnels:

  • Modular wind tunnel for transonic flows
  • Cascade wind tunnel for transonic and supersonic flows
  • Subsonic wind tunnel
  • Wind tunnel for studying atmospheric boundary layer flows
  • Blowdown facility for measurement of mass transfer characteristics on the exposed walls

Water tunnels:

  • Closed circuit water tunnel for optical measurements of velocity and temperature fields
  • Vertical gravitational water tunnel

Measurement equipment:

  • Mach-Zehnder interferometer
  • Planar and point laser anemometry
  • Time-resolved Particle Image Velocimetry (TR-PIV)
  • Laser-Doppler Anemometry (LDA)
  • Flame Ionisation Detector (FID)
  • Hot-film anemometry
  • Transonic calibration facility for multi-hole pressure probes
  • Pressure and temperature sensitive paints


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Contact person

Contact us to know more about our location and work environment. Please use the main contact for questions related to administrative matters. Please contact the supervisors/group leaders of respective research groups regarding feasibility of your research proposal with regard to the research group activities.

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Research groups

The following research groups of this Hosting organisation are involved in the first call of MERIT. The candidates can freely formulate their own research topic aligned with activities and research focus of these research groups.

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2 calls
30 fellowships
30 months