Computational Modelling Group

Eddy-resol​ving Simulation​s for Turbomachi​nery Applicatio​ns

Research Team
Li-Wei Chen
Richard Sandberg

DNS of compressible flow over a LPT blade subjected to inlet disturbances

Traditionally, the design of turbomachinery components has been exclusively accomplished with steady CFD, with Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) models being the predominant choice. With computing power continuously increasing, high-fidelity numerical simulations of turbomachinery components are now becoming a valuable research tool for validating the design process and continued development of design tool.
In the current project, Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and other eddy-resolving approaches will be performed of turbomachinery components to establish benchmark data for design tools, and to investigate physical mechanisms that cannot be captured by traditional CFD approaches.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: CFD, Heat transfer, Turbulence

Algorithms and computational methods: FFT, Finite differences

Simulation software: HiPSTAR

Visualisation and data handling software: Gnuplot, ParaView, TecPlot

Software Engineering Tools: SVN

Programming languages and libraries: Fortran, MPI, OpenMP

Computational platforms: HECToR, Iridis, Linux

Transdisciplinary tags: HPC, Scientific Computing