CFD Research Group

About

At the TU Dublin CFD Research Group we aim to bring innovative solutions to engineering problems using computational simulations by developing, applying, and validating CFD models for real life applications.

We focus on linking students, research, and industry. We provide support material for students to put CFD within reach of the academic community, while developing high standard CFD software for future applications.

Our main research interests are, but not limited to, simulations involving:

Our research focusses on the application of CFD techniques to traditional, non-traditional, and multi-disciplinary applications. In our research, standard methods are often used, such as the finite volume method employed in commercial software. However, we also have a strong interest in the use and development of novel methods to analyse complex flows and fluid-structure interactions, such as the lattice Boltzmann method and smoothed particle hydrodynamics.

We envisage that the group will be a reference in the development and application of CFD methods for a wide range of problems; CFD is an interdisciplinary field, and thus the group aims to bring together researchers with expertise in different fields for the solution of engineering problems.

Mission

Our ultimate mission is to bring together multidisciplinary knowledge to develop, apply and validate more accurate and efficient computational models for the solution of applied multidisciplinary fluid dynamics problems.

To this end, the following are some of the objectives of the group: 

In the CFD Research Group we believe that CFD is a valuable technology that can generate reliable predictions in an efficient and sustainable manner. We also believe that the rigorous validation of the applied CFD models will lead to trustworthy models for use in the most diverse applications, including industry and research.

Vision

To develop validated models that can be applied for the solution of real life problems and to provide solutions for a healthier and more sustainable environment using rigorous CFD simulations.