CAVS is solving real world problems through dedicated research and development of advanced computational modeling, simulation, and design of physical systems.
Led by Dr. Adrian Sescu, a CAVS research group is focusing on fundamental research on topics in aeroacoustics, transition in boundary layers, and synthetic turbulence modeling for both large and direct numerical simulations. To learn more, click the link below:
Dr. Shanti Bhushan and computational engineers at CAVS are researching simulations of plunging breaking waves to better understand turbulence generation at the air-water interface. The research focuses on the simulation of solitary plunging breaking waves to run up a slope using OpenFOAM and ERDC solver Proteus.
Bradley Chambers and Shanti Bhushan, Numerical Simulations Of Plunging And Surging Wave Breaking Using Openfoam, Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Early Career Technical Conference, November 4 - 5, 2017 - Birmingham, Alabama USA.
Streamwise velocity distribution for plunging breaking wave
Along with CAVS computational engineers, Dr. Shanti Bhushan is involved in the development of advanced turbulence model for CFD simulations. To learn more, click the link below:
Dr. Yu Lv is developing predictive physical models and high-order accurate numerical methods for high-fidelity simulations of turbulent combustions, with relevance to applications of IC, jet and rocket engines. The ongoing studies include development of more efficient computational framework using the modern heterogeneous computers and high-order discontinuous finite-element schemes.
Dr. Xiao Wang and her team of computational engineers at CAVS have conducted research on both traditional CFD simulations, such as aircraft, turbomachinery, and marine propeller, and novel CFD applications of biosystem, including flows of human lung airway and aortic coarctation. To learn more, click the link below:
Manav Bhatia’s research focuses on the development of computational methods for large-scale multiphysics systems exhibiting complex nonlinear dynamic phenomena, particularly involving fluid-structure interactions. In addition to the development of efficient predictive methods based on advanced finite-element discretizations, sensitivity analysis procedures are also investigated to enable gradient-based design-optimization of engineering systems. Dr. Bhatia is the developer of MAST that is an open-source toolkit for analysis and design of nonlinear multiphysics systems.
At CAVS, Dr. Greg Burgreen and his team of computational engineers are using CFD to simulate and improve novel medical therapies for both adults and children. Our research has been instrumental in the awarding of several US and international patents on biomedical devices. Projects include drug delivery in advanced models of diseased human lungs, cardiovascular artificial organ development, involving ventricular assist devices (artificial hearts) and oxygenation devices (artificial lungs), and state-of-the-art models of blood damage and thrombosis
CFD Modeling and Simulation Research at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) seeks to promote the overall mission of CAVS through research and development of advanced computational modeling, simulation, and design of physical systems to solve real world problems. Our research efforts use an application-driven and team-oriented approach to perform basic and applied research on complex industrially relevant engineering problems. To visit the CFD Software Forum, click the link below: