Macro-to-Micro scale Fluids Engineering Lab (MμFEL)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET
The research group of “Macro-to-Micro scale Fluids Engineering Lab (MμFEL)” was initially developed to study in modern bio fluid and gas dynamics related problems. To meet the challenges, the Dept. of ME had conducted two projects titled "Development of Research Facilities on Biomedical Fluid Flow Phenomena (CP2099)" (April 2012-March 2014) and "Capacity Building in Applied Gas Dynamics Research for Aerospace Science and Engineering (CP 3111)" (July 2014-December 2017). These projects had been awarded as sub-projects of Academic Innovation Fund (AIF-2nd & 3rd round) under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP) implemented by University Grants Commission (UGC) through Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of Bangladesh (GoB). Under these sub-projects, the state-of-the-art experimental and high performance computational facilities have been developed in Bio Fluids and High Speed AeroLab (Experiment and Computation) in Dept. of ME, BUET. The research group is now focused fully on fundamental and applied fluid mechanics problems specially in biomedical fluid phenomena and basic understanding of compressible flow.

"Transportation and circulation of blood" and its interaction with biological systems are important for better understanding of human body mechanisms and to prevent, diagnose and treat vascular diseases. One of the focus of the research group is computational and experimental study on ‘Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics’ and fluid dynamics for cancer treatment.

Another wing of this group is devoted to fundamental gas dynamics and its application to high speed aerodynamics. Understanding of compressible flow field in various applications and the interaction of shock waves with turbulent – viscous flows are primary focuses. Supercritical Airfoil, Airfoil cascade, Shock Train Phenomena and Shock Wave Boundary Layer Interactions (SWBLI) are some of the recent researches conducted in this group.

Recently Microfluids specially in micro-propulsion and microfluid mixing has been very demanding and challenging. MμFEL is also conducting research in these field.

Every year 7-8 undergraduate and 3-5 postgraduate students join the group for their theses. They dedicate themselves into high level computation and experiments in various fluid mechanics phenomena. It is a common scenario of the labs that the students are working hard even in the late nights.

Dr. A.B.M. Toufique Hasan, Professor, Dept. of ME is the principle investigator of the group. He regularly monitors and guides the ongoing research works conducted by both undergraduate and postgraduate students. A considerable number of journal and conference papers in national and international journals and conferences have been published .

The ultimate goal of MμFEL and Department of Mechanical Engineering, BUET is to conduct quality research with proper recognition in Physical Fluid Mechanics with an application to human welfare and the development of the country.

Students working at the computational laboratory