Title of project: LARGE SCALE SIMULATIONS OF TURBULENT MULTIPHASE FLOWS IN NATURE AND ENGINEERED SYSTEMS
Funding agency (Optional): Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research
Description: Computers have profoundly changed our
daily way of life – desktops, laptops, and smart-phones are all around
us and their ubiquity, utility and indispensability is evident. The
impact of large supercomputers is equally impressive, although their
influence is indirect and may not be readily apparent to public. These
supercomputers have revolutionized the way scientists and engineers
solve problems of national importance and societal need. We depend ever
more on large-scale simulations and data-enabled science and engineering
to make critical decisions such as whether it is safe to build a novel
nuclear reactor, or to evacuate a metropolis under threat of volcanic
eruption. In our group we focus on multiscale modeling of turbulent
multiphase flows and solve them using world’s largest supercomputers.
Problems we study in our group ranges from power snow avalanche,
explosive dispersal of particles as in volcanic eruption or supernovae,
control of fuel jet, sedimentary process that leads to oil deposits and
control of bubbles using ultrasound.
Restrictions/Constraints: Citizen from DoE
non-sensitive countries will be given the opportunity to intern at Los
Alamos, Livermore, or Sandia National Laboratory.
Knowledge and skills needed: Students with
experience programming in Fortran or C++ is preferred. Knowledge in CFD
and interest in working with large supercomputers.
How to apply: Send an email to Prof. Balachandar with a copy of your resume and transcripts of grades