MAE Seminar: "Benchmark Experiments for CFD Modeling and Validation"

Thursday, March 7, 2019
2:00 – 3:00 pm
SEH, B1220

Speaker: Dr. Todd Lowe, Virginia Tech

Abstract

Aerodynamic modeling of high Reynolds number flows, while mature in many ways, suffers dramatic inaccuracies in complex cases such as separating flows. Turbulence and transition models are themselves incomplete representations of the full physics and require quantitative insights from theory, fully-resolved simulations, and experiments. While experiments are often considered the standard against which to judge models, significant challenges exist in measuring the true boundary conditions present in any given study. These challenges have led many to suspect that unknown and uncertain experimental boundary conditions play a substantial role in the discrepancies between simulation and experimental results.

Please see the event flyer for more information and Dr. Lowe's bio.