FLUIDS AND THERMAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY (FATAL)

 

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My students and I are involved in research on several different challenging problems pertaining to energy conversion, storage, and transport. All of the work we do is computational in nature. Approximately half of the work we do involves development of new physical models, while the other half involves development of novel numerical techniques and algorithms for efficient and accurate solution of the resulting governing equations.

Current research areas may be broadly summarized as follows:

  • Development of numerical methods and algorithms for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis in applications involving reacting flows, e.g., combustion, catalytic conversion, fuel cells, batteries, and chemical vapor deposition
  • Development of numerical methods and algorithms for the treatment of thermal radiation transport and its coupling to CFD calculations
  • Development of physical models and novel numerical techniques for the simulation of non-equilibrium transport phenomena at the nanoscale