Welcome to Computational Fluid Dynamics Lab - UTA
The UTA’s CFD Lab is a successor of the similar research facility that Prof. Dale Anderson originated in the early 80s at UTA. In addition, it maintains a great similarity to the lab originated by Prof. George S. Dulikravich in the early 80s at the University of Texas at Austin and afterwards at the Penn State University. The purpose of the CFD Lab is to provide independent, secure, and adequate computing environment for diverse large scale simulation projects that involve several engineering disciplines like fluid dynamics, heat transfer, elasticity, and electro-magnetics. The problems that could be numerically simulated and graphically visualized are analysis problems, inverse problems, and a variety of design optimization problems. Numerical techniques used in this software include finite differencing, finite elements, boundary elements, and finite volumes on structured, unstructured, and hybrid computational grids. Optimization algorithms used in the CFD Lab include a variety of constrained gradient based, non-gradient based, and stochastic algorithms. Except for several standard general purpose visualization and CFD software packages, all of the grid generation, flow-field simulation, and geometry optimization software used in the CFD Laboratory has been developed by the past and the present undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scientists, and Prof. Brian Dennis.
The CFD Laboratory is currently equipped with a variety of workstations and a small computing cluster. CFD Laboratory uses a variety of public domain, commercial, and inhouse developed software packages.
Message from Director, CFD Lab
Welcome to the CFDLab website. This lab houses students who are developing and implementing numerical methods for solving partial differential equations as well as students who are applying modern computational tools to challenging applications in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Chemical Engineering fields. Prof. Dennis also leads a fuel synthesis group housed in the CREST laboratories. More information on that work is available on the CREST website
CO2 Conversion article published in PNAS February 22, 2016
"Solar Photothermochemical Alkane Reverse Combustion" by Wilaiwan Chanmanee, Fakrul Islam, Brian Dennis, and Fred Macdonnell, was published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Click here for link