University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Laboratory for Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Practice

Participating Faculty: Eph Sparrow
Mechanical Engineering Building Room 246
Telephone: (612) 625-5502

The laboratory specializes in obtaining practical solutions for applied and industrial heat transfer problems related to device development. Solution methodologies encompass benchtop experiments, simplified analytical models, and finite-element numerical simulations. Recent representative problems include curing of polymers, heating or cooling of human body fluids, long-term preservation of foods, thermal management of heat generating electrical and electronic equipment, control of water vapor and pollutant transfer, and heat and mass exchangers.