Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH


Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Center

CTTC focuses its activities on heat and mass transfer with generic applications in production technologies, energy and environmental technologies, as well as ICTs. CTTC has a registered patent.

The centre has two main areas of expertise:

Basic research

The centre is involved with mathematical formulation, numerical resolution and experimental validation of heat and mass transfer phenomena. This includes natural and forced convection, turbulence modelling, combustion, two-phase flow, solid-liquid phase change, radiation, porous media, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer (CFD&HT), aerodynamics, and high-performance computing (numerical algorithms, solvers and parallel computing).

Industrial applied research

• Cooling (compression, absorption, compressors)
• HVAC (environmental design, ventilation, spread of contaminants)
• Active and passive solar systems (solar collectors with transparent insulating surfaces, glass uilding façades)
• High-temperature thermal solar energy
• Heat exchangers (radiators, condensers and evaporators, burners)
• Energy accumulation with phase-change materials
• Cooling  
• Air conditioning in the car and aeronautical industries o Aerodynamics

The centre has worked with the following industries:

The centre has worked with the following industries:

Cooling, hermetically sealed compressors, HVAC, solar collectors and glass façades; absorption; environmental design and heat exchangers; condensers and evaporators; air curtains; energy accumulators; moulds; wiredrawing dies; wind turbines; high-temperature solar-energy power stations.



Automobile radiators




Packaging boxes

http://www.cttc.upc.edu | info.cit@upc.edu | +34.93.405.46.90 | +34.93.405.44.19

  • New technologies for an efficient, environmentally friendly, intelligent washing system for textiles in the future.

    With Fagor.


    With Fagor
  • Research for the development of isothermal packaging. Design of isothermal packaging using numerical simulations and experimental validations

    With Troquel Service, S.A.

  • Steam receivers for solar power towers

    With ABENGOA

  • Numeric simulation in air distribution inside of a non-frost fridge.