2.29 | Spring 2015 | Graduate

Numerical Fluid Mechanics


There will be a final project for this class. Students can select the topic of their project in consultation with the instructor. Possible projects include:

  1. Comprehensive reviews of material not covered in detail in class, with some numerical examples;
  2. Specific fluid-related problems or questions that are numerically studied or solved by the applications of approaches, methods or schemes covered in class;
  3. A combination of 1) and 2).

Projects will be due at the end of term. There will be a final session where all students will make a presentation of their projects to the whole class and staff. We have found that such presentations provide an excellent means for additional learning and sharing.

These are the titles of the student project presentations:

  • Numerical Investigation of Turbulence Models
  • Exploring Different Sub‐grid Scale Models in LES
  • Crash‐testing and Optimizing a FV Code for Turbulent, Swirling Flows in OpenFOAM: Part I
  • Crash‐testing and Optimizing a FV Code for Turbulent, Swirling Flows in OpenFOAM: Part II
  • Studying Bacterial Biofilms with a Molecular Dynamics Simulation Framework
  • Application of Lattice‐boltzmann Method in Wind Field Modeling for Urban Canyons and Their Neighborhoods
  • Modeling Two‐way Airflow under Pure Buoyancy Natural Ventilation
  • A 2D Numerical Model for Annular Pulleys (Ligaments)
  • Modeling Desalination in a Flow Cell with Porous Media
  • Modeling Temperature Distribution in a Server Room of a Data Center
  • Thin Film Evaporation in Porous Wicking Media
  • CG, DG and HDG (Continuous, Discontinuous and Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin)
  • Physical Control of the Distributions of a Key Arctic Copepod in the Northeast Chukchi Sea
  • Wave Absorption Methods and Wave Damping Schemes for an Open Boundary
  • Performance of “Lilypad”: an Open‐source Immersed Boundary Method for Unsteady Flows
  • Simulation of Sub‐sea Oil Well Blowout as a Buoyant Plume
  • Modeling Flows in Needle‐free Injection with Different Nozzles
  • Liquid Eyeballs
  • Pressure from PIV: Algorithms and Comparison with Simulations
  • The Fluid Mechanics Inside a Drip Irrigation Emitter
  • Boundary‐following Sigma Coordinate for a 2D Fluid Dynamics Finite Volume Framework
  • A Review of Computational Methods for Multiphase Flow
  • Approximating Derivatives of Noisy Measurements to Characterize the Rheology of Non‐newtonian Fluids
  • Modeling Beehives using FLUENT
  • Annular Turbulent Jet Simulation using FLUENT
  • Analysis of Higher Order Schemes and Their Implementation in Time‐Optimal Path Planning Algorithms

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Spring 2015
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