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.
Analysis of turbofan with perturbed inflow
Pre-chamber modeling in natural gas engine
Spray modeling in diesel engine
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
- Dr. Xinfeng Gao has recently been recognized with two awards for her research accomplishments in aerospace. The first is the Mid-Career Advancement award from the National Science Foundation, and the second is the Outstanding Achievement Award for Women in Aerospace.
- CFD & Propulsion Laboratory uses quantum computing of CloudBank facilitates at the San Diego Supercomputer Center to investigate the possibility of using quantum algorithms to approximate the fine-scale dynamics of turbulent flows.
- Congratulations to Dr. Yijun Wang on receiving the data scientist position from Huma.AI, Inc.
- Congratulations to Dr. Nate Overton on receiving the postdoctoral position from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.