Project abstract for group garricks

Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent, Reacting, Multi-phase Flows

The Garrick group is interested in the modeling and simulation of turbulent, reacting, multi-phase, multi-scale flows. These flows are of great research interest because of their presence in a variety of engineering problems, including drug synthesis, combustion dynamics, and agricultural spraying. The difficulties in solving these types of problems lie in the complexity of the highly non-linear governing equations - the large dimensionality vis a vis a large number of chemical species - and the difficulty involved in resolving the highly dynamic, small length-scale phenomena associated with surface and interface dynamics. The researchers are developing a numerical method that will describe the interface motion precisely, handle discontinuities at the liquid-gas interface without artificial smoothing.

A bibliography of this group's publications acknowledging MSI is attached.