Numerical Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Scientific Computing Group


The main objective of the Numerical Analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Scientific Computing group of IACM is the development of novel, efficient and accurate numerical techniques for solving complex problems of fluid dynamics.  Advances in scientific computing in this area require, in addition to computing power, the construction and implementation of fast numerical algorithms and the derivation of approximate mathematical models.  The research interests of the group focus on the development and application of high-order numerical methods for the simulation of complex compressible and incompressible flows, including flows with strong discontinuities and large eddy structures of compressible turbulence, aerodynamic rotor noise propagation and use of optimization techniques for the reduction of noise, and flow with strong magnetic effects used for flow control.  They also include the development of computational approaches to biomedical flow problems with applications to blood flow, the three-dimensional reconstruction of organ geometries, flow-elastic structure interaction, the assessment of aneurysm rupture risk etc.  The group is also active in research on numerical methods for water surface wave propagation and coastal hydrodynamics, in particular on tsunami propagation and tsunami hazard and risk assessment.  The group’s research is supported by competitive EU and national grants, by the European Space Agency and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research