Turbulent Flow Instrumentation Pty Ltd, or TFI,
is an Australian company that specialises in the development of
instrumentation for the measurement of turbulent flow fields.
Although based in Australia, most of our customers are located
overseas (particularly in North America and Europe) and include
many well know organisations.
TFI was founded in 1995 to further develop the
Cobra Probe, a multi-hole pressure probe for the dynamic measurement
of turbulent flows. Since that time, we have continued development
of the Cobra Probe and have also developed a number of other flow
Today, TFI continues to develop and support
a range of instrumentation as well as undertake a number of other
activities. Primarily, TFI provides specialist consultancy services;
develops specialist instrumentation and provides services for
the measurement of complex flow fields.
is a watchmaker by trade and has been with the company since its
inception. Over the years his specialist skills have created all
of TFI's Cobra Probes as well as many other made-to-order traverse
systems, pitot probes and specialist instrumentation for universities
and research organisations. His wide ranging abilities and watchmaking
background are an integral part of TFI's skills base.
an aeronautical engineer, first worked with the Cobra Probe upon
commencing his PhD in vehicle aerodynamics in 1996, when he used
the Probe for experimental measurements. Out of interest he continued
development of the Cobra Probe, improving both its manufacture
and its operation. He also commenced the process of re-writing
the front-end software for the probe, from the original DOS-based application to a user-friendly Windows-based system.
expanded TFI's ability to customise data acquisition systems and
integrate other instruments into a total data acquisition package,
as well as continuing to work on improvements to the Cobra Probe
and the Device Control software. Peter now heads TFI's hardware and software engineering efforts.
is a mechanical engineer with a doctorate in aeroacoustics from
RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. As part of her doctorate
she concentrated on experimental measurements in an open-jet wind
tunnel and is familiar with both the TFI instrumentation and the
issues involved in data acquisition. Juliette is involved with product testing and optimisation. She also maintains the TFI website.