We study fluid mechanics with complex thermodynamic behavior, such as supercritical fluids, pseudoboiling, phase transitions, high-pressure real fluid behavior, combustion, or hypersonics.
The modeling of these flows for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) fits in the intersection of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science.
05/15 | Congratulations, class of 2020!
03/16 | Online teaching
03/08 | UNM RAC Grant
01/21 | Thermodynamics, with rockets!
We pursue a three-pronged approach, driven by real-world applications, built on physical fundamentals, and advanced by innovative modeling. Our specialization is numerical modeling and analysis of compressible real fluids, including complex phenomena such as supercritical fluids, phase transitions, cavitation, or cryogenics. Other topics of interest are hypersonics, micro-propulsion, and numerical methods.
Rocket engines, gas turbines, supercritical CO2 cycles, combustion, injection [more]
Thermodynamics, phase transitions, pseudoboiling, supercritical fluids [more]