The applied computational fluid dynamics (CFD) lab at the Mechanical Engineering Department was established to use CFD as an analysis tool to understand the transport phenomena (fluid dynamics, heat and mass transfer, chemical reactions and electromagnetic effects) in industrial processes and as a design tool to optimize engineering components and system design. Multiphysics modeling and simulations are carried out to study transport phenomena and thermally induced stress in various industrial processes and engineered systems, such as energy conversion, automobile aerodynamics, electronics cooling, HVAC (heating ventilation and air conditioning), welding, casting, etc.
We are currently working on the following projects:
- Modeling transport phenomena in welding processes
- Thermal management of electronics devices and equipments
- Modeling transport phenomena in renewable energy system
- Indoor air quality control
- Automobile aerodynamics
- Air and spacecraft aerodynamics
- Sport related aerodynamics.