We study fluid mechanics with complex thermodynamic behavior with applications in energy and propulsion. This includes multi phase flow, supercritical fluids, heat transfer, chemical reactions, pseudo boiling, phase transitions, high-pressure real fluid behavior, combustion, or hypersonics.
The modeling of these flows for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) fits in the intersection of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science.
06/28 | Joe Pomo defense
06/01 | Air Force Grant
04/19 | Paper on heat transfer deterioration
01/11 | AIAA SciTech 2022
12/21 | Paper on critical point thermo
We pursue a three-pronged approach, driven by real-world applications, built on physical fundamentals, and advanced by innovative modeling. Our specialization is numerical modeling and analysis of compressible real fluids, including complex phenomena such as supercritical fluids, phase transitions, cavitation, or cryogenics. Other topics of interest are hypersonics, micro-propulsion, and numerical methods.
Rocket engines, gas turbines, supercritical CO2 cycles, combustion, injection [more]
Thermodynamics, phase transitions, pseudoboiling, supercritical fluids [more]
Aerothermodynamics, flow control, drag reduction, sonic boom [more]