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International Aerospace Engineering Conference

Pan Pacific Vancouver - Vancouver, Canada 27th & 28th August, 2015



2015 IAEC


Computational Fluid Dynamics Workshop

by Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal
William Palm Professor of Engineering
Director of Aerospace Research and Education Center
Washington University in St. Louis

Workshop date: Saturday 29th August 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: Vancouver
Workshop fee: $300 USD (special rate exclusive to IAEC delegates)

Workshop Description
Modeling and simulation have now become an integral part of analysis and design in the aerospace industry. Over last four decades, many computational tools have been developed that have become reasonably mature such that they are now routinely employed in the multidisciplinary analysis, design and optimization of air and space vehicles. This workshop will describe the state of the art in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), with particular emphasis on real world applications to transport and military aircraft, missile and launch vehicles, helicopters, and hypersonic vehicles. The examples will include currently flying vehicles and the proposed future vehicles such as Blended-Wing-Body (BWB).

The lectures during the workshop will include a brief description of the basic theory of CFD (including error, stability and convergence) and the state of the art numerical algorithms and turbulence models currently in use for the solution of compressible and incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. They will also include many examples of large scale aerospace applications to actual flying vehicles.

In addition, the workshop will describe the use of GPU hardware for large scale CFD computations; the usage of GPU hardware has become increasingly prevalent in recent years for large scale numerical simulations because of its efficiency and cost effectiveness. Several packages of GPU-based software using CUDA C++ and CUDA Fortran will be made available to the workshop participants demonstrating the use of GPUs in scientific computations by several simple examples of solutions of Navier-Stokes equations.

All the lectures will be made available to the workshop participants in PPT format. CFD software will be made available to course participants for free and delivered in a pendrive.

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Prof. Ramesh K. Agarwal

Professor Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering and the director of Aerospace Research and Education Center at Washington University in St. Louis. From 1994 to 2001, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Executive Director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University in Kansas. From 1978 to 1994, he was the Program Director and McDonnell Douglas Fellow at McDonnell Douglas Research Laboratories in St. Louis.

Dr. Agarwal received his Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968. Over a period of 35+ years, Professor Agarwal has worked in various areas of Computational Science and Engineering - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Computational Materials Science and Manufacturing, Computational Electromagnetics (CEM), and Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization. He has also worked in Nanotechnology and computational modeling of top-down Nanofabrication, in particular in nanoparticles properties, synthesis, and their applications in drug delivery and their health effects.

For the past ten years, he is also working in the area of clean and renewable energy; the topics include, wind energy, solar thermal energy, chemical looping combustion for carbon capture, geological sequestration of CO2, and fuel cell and battery modeling. He is the author and coauthor of over 460 publications. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. Professor Agarwal continues to serve on many academic, government, and industrial advisory committees.

Dr. Agarwal is a Fellow of sixteen societies including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Physical Society (APS), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Royal Aeronautical Society, Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics (CSAA), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and American society for Engineering Education (ASEE). He has received many prestigious honors and national/international awards from various professional societies and organizations for his research contributions.

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