CFD & PROPULSION LABORATORY
We focus our research on the development of high-performance computational fluid dynamics (CFD) algorithms for modeling and simulation of aerospace propulsion systems on next-generation computer architectures. With new opportunities in high performance computing (HPC), we explore novel programming models and high-order CFD algorithms to advance HPC CFD for flows encountered in next-generation aerospace propulsion systems, and improve the design, analysis, and optimization.
Mach 2 planar shock-driven combustion of a hydrogen bubble with 9-species, 19-reactions on mapped AMR grids (above 4 videos)
Low-speed Syngas combustion in a planar burner with two air jets embedded in the wall (above 2 videos)
Mach 10 Woodward-Colella Mach reflection ramp at 30º
Reacting H2-O2 Richtmyer-Meshkov instability
Internal combustion engine CFD simulation
- 3 Ph.D. students, Scott Polak, Shumei Yin, Sean Walters, and 1 M.S. student, Justin Weinmeister presented their papers at the 2018 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition during January 8-12, 2018 in Kissimmee, Florida.
- Dr. Jacob Schroder from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory gave an invited talk on "Parallel-in-Time: A Scalable and Non-Intrusive Approach with Multigrid" on November 14, 2017.
- Dr. Gao gave an invited talk on "CFD Modeling of Combustion with Data Assimilation" at the Fluids Seminar of Stanford University on April 25, 2017.