FEIT Research Project Database

Computational turbulent fluid flow

Project Leader: Daniel Chung
Staff: Nicholas Hutchins
Primary Contact: Daniel Chung (daniel.chung@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: computational fluid dynamics; drag reduction; numerical modelling; turbulence; turbulent convection
Disciplines: Infrastructure Engineering,Mechanical Engineering

Seeking motivated individuals with background in engineering, mathematics or physics to conduct computational research in a collaborative environment on the following projects (updated November 2020):

Riblets drag reduction

Open to summer undergrad, PhD, postdoc.

Robust surface micro-grooves designed for aircraft drag reduction.

Flow control

Open to summer undergrad.

Novel strategies that alter the space-time structure of near-wall turbulence

Sea-wave drag

Open to summer undergrad, PhD, postdoc.

Accurate drag predictions due to turbulence over dynamic roughness.

Rough-wall heat transfer

Open to summer undergrad, PhD, postdoc.

Closing in on physics-accurate models for practical surface conditions.

Further information: https://people.eng.unimelb.edu.au/chungd1/