Laboratory of Complex Fluids Research (LCFR)

Université Laval, Quebec, Québec
What the facility does

Research, development and technological transfer in the engineering science, including oil and gas, industrial process, chemical industries and environment

Areas of expertise

The Laboratory of Complex Fluids Research (LCFR) is a research and development center in the field of engineering. The center offers mainly research service, but also technical support for different industrial process. LCFR’s activities are mainly focused on solve problems of industrial relevance, by adopting analytical, experimental and computational techniques, together providing a deeper understanding. Areas in which we will look for research challenges include but are not limited to multiphase flows, non-Newtonian flows, suspension flows, polymer flows, micro, nano and bio-fluidics, and interdisciplinary fluid dynamics applications.

Research services
  • Characterization of rheological behavior
  • Experimental study
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation
  • Analytical service
Sectors of application
  • Chemical industries
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services

Specialized lab



Fluid Characteristics

DHR3 Rheometer (TA Instruments, Anton Paar)

Characterization of the rheological properties of fluids (industrial and model)

Fluid Characteristics

Density meter (Anton Paar) and pH meter (HANNA instruments)

Measuring the density and pH of fluids

Fluid flow

Hexapod with six degree of freedom (6-DOF motion platform)

Simulating the flow behavior in different geometry motions

Fluid flow


Ultra-high-speed camera capturing high-speed flow behavior

Fluid flow

LRS-0532 DPSS Laser System

Planar Laser-Induced Fluorescence (PLIF), Diode-Pumped Solid-State (DPSS) Laser System

Fluid flow


Ultrasonic Doppler Velocimetry (UDV)