Research areas: Vortex methods, Particle methods, Scientific computing, Computational fluid dynamics
My current interests include:
- Vortex methods for 2D and 3D fluid flow simulations.
- Smoothed particle hydrodynamics.
- Application of vortex methods to challenging fluid flow problems.
There are two aspects of my research work:
- Building the necessary tools of interest using particle methods. Currently we have a powerful 2D vortex method code capable of simulating complex moving geometries. Our current work is focussed on building tools in 3D using both vortex methods and smoothed particle hydrodynamics.
- Application of the built tools to various problems: currently we are using the 2D vortex method code to simulate challenging and very interesting problems.
One of the major advantages of particle methods is that they are mesh-free and this allows for very interesting computations. In this context we are currently investigating a few problems of practical interest. One of these is the simulation of horizontal axis wind turbines to assess how well they perform. This is an ongoing project. Additionally, particle based methods tend to be very accurate and cost effective for a certain class of problems (unsteady, incompressible flows). Please take a look at the Publications page for some recent results.