Great Computational Resources
For CFD we use in-house codes, commercial codes and OpenFOAM. Since we mostly are doing unsteady simulations (LES, DES, hybrid LES/RANS or URANS) we are dependent on large computer resources. We are using computer centers with more than 1000 CPUs at Chalmers computer center, C3SE as well as at national centers, SNIC. Our research in CFD covers development of turbulence models, advanced flow visualization, optimization and flow control.
In Cooperation with the Industry
We are working in fluid dynamics, mostly incompressible, as well as turbulence modelling. The applications include flows around vehicles (cars, buses, trucks and trains), water turbines and water power stations, wind turbines, gas turbines, biotechnological applications, pharmaceutics, and paper and pulp industry
Chalmers Wind Tunnels
On the experimental side we carry out research using hot wire anemometry (HWA), three-dimensional laser doppler anemometry (LDA) and three-dimensional particle image velocimetry (PIV). The experiments are usually carried out in one of our three wind tunnels, Chalmers' Wind Tunnel, The linear cascade rig and The annular cascade rig.