Welcome to the Scientific Computing and Flow Physics Laboratory

Our research draws from applied mathematics, numerical analysis, physical modeling and high-performance computing to develop novel techniques for numerical simulations and modeling of flow phenomena. We use these tools to uncover the basic physics underlying complex multiscale and multiphysics flows, with an emphasis on:

  • Multiphase flows and plasmas -- Bubbles, droplets and low-temperature plasmas
  • Turbulence -- Stability, mixing and boundary layers
  • Compressible flow -- Shock and acoustic waves in heterogeneous media
  • Scientific computing -- Numerical analysis, high-order methods, high-performance computing

Our work finds applications in biomedical engineering (diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, cardiovascular flow), transportation engineering (aeronautical, automotive, naval), energy sciences (inertial fusion, astrophysics).

Our laboratory is located in room 2016 in the Walter E. Lay Automotive Engineering Laboratory.

Current and past sponsors include: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), Ford Motor Company, Kadant and the University of Michigan.