Computational Fluid Dynamics for Hypersonic Flows

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Computational fluid dynamics for hypersonic flows are used for the simulation of extreme aerothermodynamic environments over hypersonic vehicles, which involves high temperature, high-speed, chemically-reacting, laminar or turbulent flows with non-equilibrium thermo-chemistry.  Due to limited ground and flight test data, hypersonic CFD plays an important role in the analysis, design, uncertainty quantification and flight certification of various hypersonic configurations, including re-entry vehicles, atmospheric hypersonic flight systems and thermal protection systems.

Nassib Aouad

Assistant Professor
Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Research Interests

Vibrations analysis, machine automation and data mining, ground-control-geotechnical analysis

Lian Duan

Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

High-speed aerodynamics, flow instability and transition, turbulent flow simulation and modeling, flow-generated sound, high performance computing, machine learning and data-driven modeling

Serhat Hosder

Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Aerodynamics, aerothermodynamics, uncertainty quantification, hypersonic flows and systems, computational fluid dynamics, planetary entry/descent/landing of spacecraft, multidisciplinary analysis and design of aerospace vehicles, robust design, numerical methods

David Riggins

Curators' Distinguished Teaching Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Interests

Fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, hypersonic propulsion systems, computational analysis of jet mixing, flow losses and mixing enhancement in combustors, aircraft gas turbine ramjet propulsion systems, and scramjet performance