Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Our CFD research includes modeling of a wide array of hydraulic structures, including fish passage structures, dams, flood gates, pumping stations, canoe chutes, turbines, energy dissipators, multi-phase flows, heat island effect, storm surge, hurricane, fluid-vegetation interaction. The pictures below show some snapshots of our work in this area.

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CFD modeling of 95 Street Pumping Station, Chicago, IL.

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CFD modeling of vortex flow restrictor for preventing basement flooding in Chicago, IL.

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CFD modeling of eleven small dams in Illinois

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Snapshots of our numerical simulations produced with OpenFoam

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A 3-D Numerical Simulation of non-Newtonian Blood Flow through Femoral Artery Bifurcation with a Moderate Arteriosclerosis: Investigating Newtonian/non-Newtonian flow and its Effects on Elastic Vessel Walls. Left: Steps taken for preparation of 3D model from CT-Scan images; Right: 2D and 3D contours and streamlines at the time of maximum flow (a) 3D streamlines, (b) surface locations, (c) contour and streamlines of plane 1, (d) plane 2, (e) plane 3, (f) plane 4, (g) plane 5

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Effect of employing a new biological nanofluid containing functionalized graphene nanoplatelets on thermal and hydraulic characteristics of a spiral heat exchanger. Left: Velocity vectors: (a) cold water, (b) hot fluid. Right: Pathlines for ϕ = 0.1%: (a) cold water side at Re = 3000, (b) nanofluid side at Re = 500.


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