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Welcome to the Heat Engines Department

Welcome to the Heat Engines Department at the Technical University of Catalonia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).


Our Department was created in 1987. The Department is formed by different Research Groups which are engaged in education, research and development in the areas of fundamental and applied thermal engineering.
Two of these Groups are considered as consolidated Groups , by the Department of Universities and Research (DURSI) of the Catalonian Government. Another Group forms part of the IT Network.

The Heat Engines Department collaborates via research agreements with several companies and organizations. Its researchers collaborate in R & D projects with financial support from European and national funds  (CRAFT, Petri, ERDF, etc.).

The Department also participates and coordinates the Center for Automotive Engineering and Agbar Automotive
Chair in automobile safety, including several laboratories focused on fluid mechanics and heat engines, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and physics and chemistry engineering .