HotCSE Seminar
Computational Science & Engineering
Wednesday Oct 13, 12pm-1pm, [Meeting Link]

A High-Order Accurate Multi-component and Multi-phase Fluid Flow Solver

Anand Radhakrishnan
Advisor: Prof. Spencer Bryngelson


As part of the Computational Physics group at Georgia Tech, spearheaded by Prof. Spencer Bryngelson, we work on developing fast and accurate solutions to numerous problems arising in physics and biology by utilizing state-of-the-art numerical and computational models. The applications of these numerical solvers range from the biomedical and defense industries to renewable energy industries. In particular, we are currently working on developing MFC, a multi-phase and multi-component fluid flow solver that also incorporates bubbly flows. The talk will cover some of the technical aspects of MFC which are critical to compressible flow solvers, such as WENO reconstruction and approximate Reimann solvers. It will briefly discuss some of the multi-component models used to generate the fluid flow equations. It will cover some aspects of the bubbly flow model where the ensemble phase averaged equations will be used in conjunction with the Rayleigh-Plesset equation. Finally, it will briefly touch upon the quadrature based method of moments, an alternative to the bubbly flow model which is also incorporated into the code.


Anand Radhakrishnan is a Ph.D. student in the School of Computational Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is advised by Dr. Spencer Bryngelson, and conducts research with the Computational Physics group at Georgia Tech.