Weakly-ionized Air Flow Laboratory
Our research laboratory specializes in the numerical simulation of plasma aerodynamics. Plasmas used for flow control in aerodynamics are weakly-ionized “cold” plasmas which require little power to sustain in sea-level air. Weakly-ionized plasmas can improve the performance of aircraft either through Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) actuators to increase the critical angle of attack of airfoils, to...
WARP : a CFD Code for Plasma Aerodynamics
WARP (Weakly-ionized Airflow Resolver and Post-processor) is a in-house-developed C code that totals more than 100,000 lines and that is specifically tailored to simulate efficiently plasma aerodynamics. WARP is advantaged over other plasma aerodynamics codes in that it integrates in coupled form the electron and ion transport equations along with the “bulk flow” transport...
Publications
B Parent, MN Shneider, SO Macheret. “Detailed Modeling of Plasmas for Computational Aerodynamics”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 54 (3), Pages 898-911, 2016.

B Parent. “Positivity-preserving High-Resolution Schemes for Systems of Conservation Laws”, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 231 (1), Pages 173-189, 2012.
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Numerical Analysis
A second-year undergraduate course, numerical analysis is the branch of mathematics that deals with the development and use of numerical methods for solving problems. Numerical methods outlined include numerical integration, numerical differentiation, root finding of linear and non-linear systems of equations, and curve fitting. For each numerical method shown in class, the student will be taught how to write a C...
Viscous Flow
Viscous flow is a third year undergraduate course focusing on the friction effects within fluid dynamics. The course starts with a derivation of the Navier-Stokes equations from Newton's law and then applies the Navier-Stokes equations to Couette flow within journal bearings, to external viscous flows on flat plates and airfoils, to internal flow within ducts and pipes, and to flows in pipe systems including valves...
Compressible Flow
Compressible flow is a third year undergraduate course giving an introduction to gas dynamics with applications to wind tunnels, turbojet and ramjet inlets, rocket nozzles, and supersonic airfoils. The topics covered include isentropic flow in ducts with area change, unsteady and steady normal shock waves, oblique shock waves, Prandtl-Meyer fans, frictional flow in ducts, and linearized potential flow....
Heat Transfer
This is a third year undergraduate course about heat transfer phenomena. The course covers radiation, conduction in solids (steady and unsteady), external convection, viscous heating, internal convection, natural convection, and phase change. Example problems include the cooling of journal bearings, electricity cables, and the design of fins, hot wire anemometers, and hypersonic aircraft structural cooling systems....
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is a graduate course that focuses on numerical methods solving incompressible viscous flow. Some focus is given on deriving the most-commonly used turbulence models (algebraic, 1-equation, and 2-equation) and how to implement them within fluid flow solvers. Sources of numerical error are also outlined along with techniques on how to assess them accurately. The course ends with an...
Skylounge
Come relax in my skylounge, and check out some old pics when I was a bit younger (and perhaps cuter), some random opinion pieces I write in local newspapers, some recipes, etc.....
Fluid Mechanics
This is a second year course giving an overview of the basic concepts in fluid mechanics. The topics covered include fluid statics, inviscid fluid dynamics, viscous fluid dynamics, and non-dimensional analysis. Emphasis is put on the derivation of the governing equations of fluid mechanics (Pascal's law, mass and momentum conservation equations, Bernoulli's equation, skin friction coefficient, etc) and on how to...
Thermodynamics
Thermodynamics is a second-year course giving an introduction to gas and liquid physics. Topics include ideal versus non-ideal equations of state, the first and second law of thermo, conservation of energy using the control-volume approach, the Maxwell relations, gaseous mixtures, and chemical reactions. Example engineering problems include the analysis of pressurized tanks, air conditioners, and combustors....
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #2 — Root Finding
09.29.2016
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #7 — Numerical Integration
09.28.2016
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #6 — Piecewise Interpolation and Splines
09.28.2016
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #5 — Curve Fitting and Interpolation
09.26.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #2 — Navier Stresses and Stokes Hypothesis
09.26.2016
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Numerical Analysis Questions & Answers
09.22.2016      1 ,  2 
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Viscous Flow Assignment #1 — Mass, Momentum, and Energy Equations
09.19.2016
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Viscous Flow Tables
09.17.2016
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #1 — IEEE Arithmetic
09.13.2016
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Numerical Analysis Class Absence
09.08.2016
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #4 — Partial Pivoting and Non-Linear Systems
09.02.2016
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #3 — Systems of Equations
09.02.2016
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Numerical Analysis Textbooks
09.02.2016
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Compressible Flow Slides
09.01.2016
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Numerical Analysis Online C IDE
09.01.2016
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Numerical Analysis Assignment #0 — Registration
08.31.2016
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Numerical Analysis Slides
08.30.2016
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Viscous Flow Slides
08.30.2016
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2016 Compressible Flow Scores
08.30.2016
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Viscous Flow Scores
08.30.2016
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Numerical Analysis Scores
08.30.2016
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Numerical Analysis Syllabus
07.20.2016
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Viscous Flow Design Project — Channel Flow Code Optimization
07.17.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #9 — Two-Equation Turbulence Model
07.17.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #8 — Algebraic Turbulence Model
07.17.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #0 — Registration
07.12.2016
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Viscous Flow Syllabus
07.01.2016
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Viscous Flow Questions & Answers
07.01.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #7 — Laminar Channel Flow
07.01.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #4 — Boundary Layer
06.28.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #6 — Pipe Systems
06.28.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #5 — Fully-Developed Flow
06.28.2016
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Viscous Flow Assignment #3 — Couette Flow
06.27.2016
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