Introduction to the major

Bachelor studies in Fluid Machinery and Engineering offers study of the mechanical and flow properties of various fluids including liquids and gasses. Also known as ‘Hydraulics’, ‘Fluid Dynamics’ or ‘Hydrodynamics’. Bachelor in Pumps train you in the techniques involved with the analysis, design and development of fluid mechanisms and systems.

These systems are used in a variety of contexts, from the engines of locomotives and aerospace craft, to offshore platforms and subsea infrastructures. Courses in this field usually employ an interdisciplinary approach, combining methods from areas such as computational fluid dynamics, fluid statics and fluid thermodynamics.

Typically, you will examine fluids from a microscopic perspective, with techniques such as particle image velocimetry – an experimental method for visualizing fluid flow – being a key component. Expertise in this field may be applied to a range of industries including aviation, space, automotive, medicine and the environment.

The Fluid Machinery and Engineering major performs research in a wide variety of areas, employing theoretical, experimental and numerical tools. Current projects include studies in turbulent jets and mixing layers, flow control using piezoelectric actuators, hydrodynamic stability of flows driven by surface-tension gradients, fluid mechanics in microgravity, thin films, stability of unsteady swirling flows, vortex breakdown and, in conjunction with faculty in bioengineering, work on hemodynamics, on flow in bioreactors and on the fluid dynamics of the heart.

Why study at JSU?

Jiangsu University host China National Research Center of Pumps (NRCP), which was found based on the only national key discipline in China that specializes in research of pumps and drainage and irrigation equipment. Since 1999, the Research Center of Fluid Machinery Engineering and Technology of Jiangsu Province has been successively evaluated as Excellent Center three times by Jiangsu Department of Science & Technology. In 2008, it was rewarded as the advan