Advanced Simulation Methods for a Next Generation Computational Fluid Dynamics Solver Year One

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a branch of fluid mechanics that is focused on using numerical methods to solve and analyze practical engineering problems involving fluid flow. The purpose of the proposed research project is to develop novel simulation methods directed at applications in sensitivity analysis and design optimization. Sensitivity and optimization studies are becoming more common as engineers are challenged to determine optimal operating configurations for their designs. This project is directed at improving the tools available for conducting such studies through a partnership with ANSYS Inc., the market-leading developer of commercial CFD software. All development will be implemented and tested within the ANSYS CFD framework with the end goal of releasing the features to customers and establishing a technological advantage to ANSYS and its customers in the areas of sensitivity analysis and optimization.

Intern: 
Christopher DeGroot
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Hans De Sterck
Project Year: 
2014
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Ontario
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