CFD Research Group
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:
- Cardiovascular fluid mechanics
- Multiphase flow
- Water and wastewater treatment plants
- Heat transfer
- Building energy modelling
- Particle meshless methods
- Renewable energy
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.
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:
- To bring undergraduate and postgraduate students closer to research, creating a link between teaching and research, and thus creating an interest in CFD.
- To make resources available online for students, including a CFD workflow to help students who want to get started in the CFD field.
- To promote collaborative research and knowledge transfer with education and research institutions nationally and internationally.
- To promote technology transfer with industry.
- To encourage and promote the correct application and interpretation of results to users of CFD irrespective of experience.
- To provide training and teaching.
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.
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.