Computational Plasma & Reactive Flow Laboratory
Our research laboratory specializes in the numerical simulation of plasma & reactive flows such as those used in aerodynamic flow control, in plasma-assisted combustion, in plasma-based fuel reforming, as well as in plasma medicine. The plasma technologies here considered can improve the performance of aircraft either through Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) actuators to increase the critical angle of attack...
CFDWARP Project: a CFD Code for Plasma & Reactive Flow
CFDWARP is a in-house-developed C code that totals more than 100,000 lines and that is specifically tailored to simulate efficiently plasma and reactive flows. CFDWARP is advantaged over other codes in that it integrates in coupled form the electron and ion transport equations along with the “bulk flow” transport equations using aerodynamic-scale integration steplengths....
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 Flux Difference Splitting Schemes”, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 243, Pages 194-209, 2013.
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AE23837 Numerical Analysis
Numerical analysis is the branch of mathematics involved with the development of efficient methods for solving problems using a computer. In this second-year undergraduate course, we will cover various numerical methods including 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...
AE63399 Compressible Flow
Compressible flow is a senior level or graduate 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....
AE25168 Viscous Flow
Viscous flow is a senior-level 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...
AE23815 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....
AE25225 Introduction to CFD
“Introduction to CFD” is a 4th year undergraduate course focused on a brief introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). We'll see how to recast the fluid equations in generalized curvilinear coordinates, how to measure numerical error, and how to craft some high resolution flux discretization schemes for the Euler equations of fluid dynamics. Some of the assignments will involve using a CFD code...
AE61280 Convective Heat Transfer
Convective Heat Transfer is a graduate course focused on heat transfer due to fluids in motion. The course does not require prior knowledge in heat transfer theory. Emphasis will be put on explaining the origin of Fourier's law, the heat equation, the total energy equation commonly used in fluid mechanics, as well as how to apply the latter to various problems of interest....
AE68714 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...
AE23834 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...
AE23832 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....
Skylounge
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9 Years Educating Korean Engineers: What Worked and What Did Not
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Numerical Analysis Final Exam Poll
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Viscous Flow Final Exam Poll
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Compressible Flow Announcements
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Numerical Analysis Assignment 8 — Numerical Differentiation
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2017 Numerical Analysis Final Exam
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Viscous Flow Questions & Answers
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Compressible Flow Questions & Answers
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Viscous Flow Scores
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2017 Compressible Flow Scores
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Compressible Flow Design Problem Set 2 — Two-Dimensional Supersonic Inlets
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Numerical Analysis Scores
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Numerical Analysis Questions & Answers
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Viscous Flow Design Project — Viscous Flow Code Optimization
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Compressible Flow Assignment 7 — Supersonic Airfoils and Nozzles
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Viscous Flow Assignment 8 — Turbulence Modeling
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Numerical Analysis Assignment 7 — Numerical Integration
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2017 Compressible Flow Midterm Exam
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Viscous Flow Class Absence
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Computational Plasma & Reactive Flow Lab — For Prospective Masters and PhD Students
11.24.2017
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Viscous Flow Assignment 7 — Computational Viscous Flow
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Numerical Analysis Assignment 6 — Piecewise Interpolation and Splines
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Numerical Analysis Class Absence
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Compressible Flow Assignment 6 — Oblique Shock Waves
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2017 Viscous Flow Final Exam
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Numerical Analysis Assignment 5 — Curve Fitting and Interpolation
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Viscous Flow Assignment 6 — Pipe Systems
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Compressible Flow Assignment 5 — Flow with Friction
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Numerical Analysis Assignment 4 — Partial Pivoting and Non-Linear Systems
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Viscous Flow Assignment 5 — Fully-Developed Flow
11.06.2017
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2017 Viscous Flow Midterm Exam
10.30.2017
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Compressible Flow Design Problem Set 1 — Supersonic Wind Tunnels and Diffusers
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Compressible Flow Handout — Supersonic Wind Tunnels
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Viscous Flow Movies
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Compressible Flow Assignment 4 — Normal Shock Waves II
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Viscous Flow Assignment 4 — Boundary Layer
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Numerical Analysis Assignment 3 — Systems of Equations
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2017 Numerical Analysis Midterm Exam
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