The CFD Lab algorithmic research areas include:

  • Finite-element methods for subsonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows
  • Stabilization techniques for advection-diffusion-reaction equations
  • Mesh decomposition, manipulation and optimization methodologies
  • Proper Orthogonal Decomposition for flow patterns recognition
  • Efficient parallel supercomputing

      The CFD Lab modeling research areas include:

  • Aerodynamics and aero-icing of aircraft, rotorcraft, jet engines, wind turbines and electrical installations
  • Transonic, supersonic and hypersonic flows
  • Conjugate heat transfer
  • Reduced Order/Basis CFD Modelling: toward real-time CFD
  • Fluid-structure interaction and aero-elasticity
  • Turbulent flows
  • Water droplet dynamics in Lagrangian and Eulerian frameworks

      Current projects at the CFD Lab:

  • Long-term ice accretion on aircraft: simulation and robust mesh deformation
  • Aero-icing on helicopters in hover and forward flight
  • Delayed-detached eddy simulation of unsteady turbulent flows
  • Variational multi-scale stabilization methods for turbulence modeling
  • Finite element modeling of the Level-Set Equations in the context of aircraft icing
  • Fluid-structure interaction and aero-elasticity of tall buildings
  • Reduced Order Modelling for parametric and sensitivity analyses
  • Fluid-structure interaction for modeling the galloping of conductor cables
  • Analysis of the aerodynamics and aero-icing conditions of wind turbines
  • Optimization of hot-air and electrothermal ice protection systems
  • Modeling of splashing and bouncing phenomena under SLD conditions
  • Hybrid continuum-quasimolecular approach to single droplet dynamics
  • Real-time CFD for flight simulators via reduced order modeling
  • Morphogenetic approach to droplet impingement and ice accretion