The
Advanced CFD Group is a small, highly selective, very capable
research group directed by Prof. J. M. McDonough conducting state-of-the-art
research in computational fluid dynamics—use of digital computers
to solve the partial differential equations describing flow of fluids—with
a focus on development of new computational algorithms and techniques
to obtain more accurate solutions in a shorter time in the context of
very difficult engineering problems involving turbulent fluid flow, combustion
chemistry, phase-change phenomena and combinations of these. The research
conducted by the Advanced CFD Group is more mathematically oriented
than is typical in engineering; in addition there is emphasis on developing
and characterizing new, advanced computational procedures in contrast
to the usual engineering practice of simply applying existing methods
to new problems. At the same time, the Advanced CFD Group is
able to handle practical problems in more precise and efficient ways,
and welcomes opportunities to do so. |

The
philosophy embraced by the Advanced CFD Group is that CFD must
be viewed as a combination of disciplines, as depicted in the ven diagram
shown here. It is by nature very interdisciplinary and can be approached
from many areas of the physical and biological sciences, from various
engineering disciplines and from applied mathematics and computer science. |