The Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory is dedicated to the development of practical and generally applicable tools for the prediction of complex and often chaotic fluid flows.
Research at the Lab is focused on the entire CFD food chain from hardware and software to algorithms and turbulence models. Understanding in detail how the computational, mathematical, and physical problems of CFD interact is the key to designing lasting CFD solutions.
To study the details of a turbulent flow, it is sometimes more informative to accurately simulate the flow with a computer than to try to observe it in the laboratory. Direct numerical simulation involves the numerical solution of the equations that govern fluid flows. It is a research tool that provides us with an extremely detailed description of the flow field. Our lab uses these techniques to study various flows...Read More