SAESAC Presents: “Multiphysics Simulation of Propulsion and Power Systems: Challenges and Opportunities”

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    • Tuesday November 7, 2017
      11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Location: School of Aerospace Engineering - Guggenheim Building Room 442
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Summary Sentence: A talk by AE's newest professor, Dr. Joseph Oefelein, formerly of Sandia National Lab

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The School of Aerospace Engineering Student Advisory Council (SAESAC)

is proud to present

Prof. Joseph Oefelein

who will give a talk entitled

“Multiphysics Simulation of Propulsion and Power Systems:  Challenges & Opportunities”


About the lecture

Simulation and analysis of flow and combustion processes in propulsion and power systems presents many new and interesting challenges. A multitude of strongly coupled fluid dynamic, thermodynamic, transport, chemical, multiphase, and heat transfer processes are intrinsically coupled and must be considered simultaneously in complex domains associated with devices such as gas-turbine and rocket engines. The problem is compounded by the broad range of time and length scales over which interactions occur due to turbulence and differences in chemical reaction rates. The nonlinear nature of the system significantly limits the number of simplifying assumptions that can be made. Conversely, some form of modeling is always required and significant sets of assumptions must be made to derive multiscale closures that are both accurate and affordable. This combination of challenges significantly complicates the process of scientific discovery and design. It also presents many new opportunities that intersect with the use and growing potential of high-performance massively-parallel computing and the related development of codes that effectively scale on state-of-the-art computer architectures. This presentation will outline the challenges and how they translate to new research opportunities for development of advanced simulation capabilities required for development of next generation propulsion and power systems.

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School of Aerospace Engineering

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
multiphysics, simulation, Sandia National Lab
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