Frontiers in Flow Simulation – Problems, Algorithms, and Applications

November 23, 9:00-11:00 Am, Central Time 


While enjoying substantial progress in simulation and prediction of fluid flows, still we face challenges in various flow problems, which stem from their inherited nonlinearity and multiscale/multiphysics behaviors.  An example of the problems is the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which started from an effluent jet with O (10) m in spatial sizes at the ocean bottom and then evolved into floating film patches with O (100) miles in horizontal scales on the ocean surface. So far essentially we have no appropriate methods and also computer models that are able to directly simulate the whole flow processes starting from the jet all the way to floating films. Successful simulation of these problems relies on necessary numerical algorithms, model coupling, parallel computing, etc. This minisymposium provides a platform for researchers to present interesting flow phenomena encountered in frontiers of work, ideas and methods to simulate and predict them, and performance of the methods in applications. The minisymposium welcomes theoretical and numerical discussions from all mathematical, scientific, and engineering disciplines (e.g., computational math, mechanical engineering, and environmental sciences).

Professor Hansong Tang
Civil Engineering, The City College of New York, NY, USA