Computational fluid dynamics CFD

Computational fluid dynamics research in School covers a range of activities related to the modelling and simulation of complex and challenging fluid flow problems in aerospace, power generation, nuclear, environmental and other areas.

Novel numerical techniques and treatments are also developed and tested to allow the most efficient solution of complex problems using a range of methods:

  • high order finite differences for Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS).
  • unstructured Finite Volumes for Large Eddy (LES).
  • reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS).
  • meshless Methods such as SPH for free surfaces.
  • lattice Boltzmann, overlapping and moving meshes.
  • multi-physics applications such as fluid-structure interactions.

Why don't you come and join us?

Our PhD projects available

Research focus

  • Development and use of overlapping Chimera grids.
  • Efficient fluid-structure interaction modelling techniques.
  • Synthetic turbulence modelling for embedded LES.
  • Use of RANS models and LES in flows with strong buoyancy and multi-physics applications including conjugate heat transfer and magnetohydrodynamics
  • Reliability of CFD and Turbulence modelling through development of validation databases and guidelines.

Related research

Advances in CFD and High Performance Computing support and the  link closely with progress in other specialisms:


Academic Staff:  Dr T CraftProf H Iacovides, Prof B Launder, Prof B LaurenceDr A NasserDr A Revell

Please contact one of the academic staff for further details of current research activity.

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