The Laboratory was founded in 1974, as the Chair of Applied Thermodynamics of the Faculty of Engineering, in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In 1983 it was included in the Energy Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Professor K. N. Pattas was the Director of the Laboratory from 1975 until his retirement in 2001. Since 2001, LAT is directed by Professor Zissis Samaras.
LAT facilities stretch over an area of 600m2 inside the Aristotle University Campus. 400m2 are occupied by laboratory facilities, while the remaining 200m2 are office areas.
LAT is a member of Hellas Lab and associate member of EARPA (European Automotive Research Partners Association) and is also certified by QMS, as conforming to the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
The Laboratory supports the following courses:
and collaborates with other Laboratories in the following courses:
LAT carries a 25-year long tradition in the field of characterization & control of automotive exhaust emissions. Valuable experience has been gained through close collaborations with the automotive and fuel industry as well as suppliers of exhaust after-treatment systems. Today, LAT carries out high-level applied and basic research, facilitated by both experimental and modeling techniques used in a complimentary way. The experimental equipment is regularly updated, in order to support high quality measurements regarding real time gaseous and particulate emissions from engines and vehicles. These measurements are routinely carried out on the basis of legislated protocols (driving cycles), whereas R&D services are supported by flexibly customized testing protocols. State-of-the-art equipment is also available for the characterization of the physical and chemical properties of particulate emissions.
Mathematical modeling is supported mainly by in-house software with the possibility to simulate complete exhaust after-treatment systems. These mathematical models are well documented in the related scientific literature and frequently employed to support R&D of various industrial partners. The modeling work is supported by commercial software for 3-D Fluid Dynamics Calculations (Star-CDTM).Ongoing research is carried out towards extensive validations with experimental results and further modeling improvements.
Currently, the focus research areas include:
Clients of LAT research activity on this field include:
LAT facilities stretch over an area of 600m2 inside the Aristotle University Campus. 400m2 are occupied by laboratory facilities at building Gamma, ground floor while the remaining 200m2 are office areas at building Delta, 9th floor.
LAT possesses state-of-the-art equipment and know-how on both testing and simulation methodologies in the field of emissions characterization and after-treatment. The testing services are supported by regularly updated equipment for the measurement and characterization of gaseous and particulate emissions, as well as fuel and fuel additive properties.
Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο, Θυρίδα 458, Τ.Κ. 54124 Θεσσαλονίκη, Ελλάδα
Web site: http://lat.eng.auth.gr/
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