Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Propulsion and Turbomachinery Research with CFD


Research is ongoing in the area of numerical simulations of steady- and unsteady-flow in multi-component gas-turbine components.   This research is focused on development and validation of advanced numerical algorithms and turbulence models as well as uncovering new unsteady-flow physics that lead to degradation of aerodynamic and aeroelastic performance, durability, and stability.   In addition, research is ongoing on new innovative cycles for gas-turbine engines that use inter-stage turbine burners (reheat).  

Live WOPR monitor


96 Node Parallel Computer “Wopr” put together with the generous support of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Inc.

Wopr runs PGI-OpenMPI and GFortran-MPICH on theRocks Cluster operating system.

Detached-Eddy Simulation of Stalled Airfoil

Vorticity Iso Surface