Computational Fluid Dynamics

Computational methods are routinely used to solve fluid flow problems in academia and industry, alike. At Northwestern, cutting-edge and novel Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques are developed and applied to study problems ranging from fluid-structure interactions, biofluiddynamics, organ physiology, astrophysics, additive manufacturing, granular flows, interfacial flows, sports mechanics, and micro, nano, and molecular scale flows among others. Each of the computational groups have in-house computational capabilities. In addition, we have access to Northwestern Quest High Performance Computing Cluster and federally funded supercomputing facilities such as XSEDE, among others.

The faculty below conduct research focused on Computational Fluid Dynamics.

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David Chopp

Professor of Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Sinan Keten

Jerome B. Cohen Professor of Engineering

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Biomedical Engineering

Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering

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Erik Luijten

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy, and Chemistry

Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Education

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Neelesh Patankar

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and (by courtesy) Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics

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Gregory Wagner

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bette and Neison Harris Chair in Teaching Excellence

Director of Graduate Studies for Mechanical Engineering

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