Environmental & Climate Sciences Department Seminar

"Large-eddy simulation of complex turbulent flows in energy and environmental applications"

Presented by Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University

Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 11:00 am — Conference Room, Bldg 815E

Large-eddy simulation (LES) has emerged as a powerful simulation-based engineering science tool in a broad range of engineering applications involving complex turbulent flows. In my talk I will review computational advances that have enabled the LES of multi-physics flows in arbitrarily complex domains and with flow-structure interaction. I will highlight the predictive power of these algorithms by presenting simulations of: 1) atmospheric turbulence past land-based and offshore wind farms; 2) complex floating structures in the ocean under the action of broadband waves; 3) marine and hydrokinetic energy harvesting devices in real-life waterways, and 4) flow, sediment transport and scour in large rivers during extreme flooding events. I will also discuss the potential of coupling such computational power with field-scale experiments with DNA-based flow tracers to study pathogen and pollutant transport in indoor and outdoor environments.

Hosted by: Alice Cialella

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