In collaboration with Drs. Ranganathan Gopalakrishnan and Alex Headley in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, we were recently awarded a Research Development and Partnership Pilot (RDPP) grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) starting September 1, 2022. The project is entitled “Building partnerships for development of sustainable energy systems with atmospheric measurements,” and is an Atmospheric System Research (ASR) activity within the Earth and Environmental Systems Science Division (EESSD) of the Department of Energy’s Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program. See more here and here for more info
Presentation at SHTC2022
Ala’ is presenting his work: “Validation of Vented Gas Characteristics From Thermal Runaway of Lithium-Ion Batteries Using LIM1TR” at SHTC2022
Awarded HPC time on XSEDE
We recently were awarded “a lot” of CPU-hours on TACC Stampede2 and Purdue Anvil towards our project “Formation Mechanisms and Modeling of Wake Meandering in Wind Farms”
New NSF Project Awarded
The lab received an NSF award entitled: ERI: Formation Mechanisms and Modeling of Wake Meandering in Wind Farms
Presentation on respiratory flows at APS DFD
Apratim is presenting his work related to aerosolized respiratory droplets and turbulence at APS DFD. It’s entitled “Effects of turbulence and vortical structures on aerosolized droplets during speaking”
Newsletter highlights new collaboration of art and fluid dynamic outreach
Our new outreach collaboration with David Horan in the University of Memphis Department of Art is highlighted in the Paper Arts Collective Newsletter. Check out the article here.
New wind energy paper published
Check our new paper on vorticity dynamics in wind turbine wakes:
Coherent vorticity dynamics and dissipation in a utility-scale wind turbine wake with uniform inflow
New paper on sub-grid characteristics of vorticity transport equation
Check out our new paper on sub-grid characteristics of upwind-schemes for the vorticity transport equations in Physical Review Fluids. It demonstrates the behavior of a class of vorticity-velocity formulations that can be employed for large-eddy simulation of turbulent flows.
New AIAA 2021 SciTech conference paper demonstrating wind turbine modeling with machine learning and sparse sampling
Check out the Ala’s AIAA SciTech conference paper “Reduced-order Model Predictions of Wind Turbines via Mode Decomposition and Sparse Sampling”. The presentation is on the SciTech website in the Uncertainty Analysis Advancements for Wind Energy Applications session. The live session is on January 19, 2021, January 19, 2021 from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM EST
New CFD simulations and experiments show dispersion of aerosols during modeling human respiration
Two 2020 APS DFD conference abstracts are submitted demonstrating preliminary work on understanding dispersion of aerosols during human respiration.
Simulations: Simulations of the Interactions of Coherent Vortical Structures and Respiratory Droplets during Expiration
Experiments: Respiratory Droplets Transport via Vortex Dynamics during Expiration
This is on-going research part of a larger project in collaboration with the faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The goals are to understand the aerosol dispersion during talking and singing.