His research interests include modeling and simulation of turbulent flows with an emphasis on the development and application of LES to turbulent reacting flows, aeroacoustics, multiphase, and biological flows. His most recent activities have focused on high-order numerical methods and subgrid-scale modeling of incompressible homogeneous and fully turbulent flows. The above movie, a real classic, is related to LES of turbulent flames involving the further development and application of the filtered mass density function approach (animation above is for jet mixing highlighting the Eulerian simulation of vortical structure and the Lagrangian Monte Carlo simulation of composition mixing - flame simulations with detailed chemistry are currently underway - stay tuned for the exciting results!). The movie should run faster after the first time through.
Some previous and current applications over the past few years we have been working on:
Journal publications related to the above can be found PAPERS. Updated!
A list of former and current graduate students can be found STUDENTS.
Some photos of past and present CFDLers PHOTOS Updated!
Most of the above simulations involve the use of high-order finite-difference, spectral, or spectral/finite-element in-house or government research codes and employ the use of domain decomposition and the message passing interface (MPI) library for interprocessor communication for parallel computing on multi-processor Linux or other clusters. Our lab has two Intel dual-core (32 processors) and quad-core (72 processors) clusters named robusta and supremo, respectively. In addition, we have two dual-quad core AMD Opteron machine named amaretto and cortado. Our most recent machine, as of 2012, is a 64 core machine named americano. Other commercial software currently used by students in Prof. Frankel's group include: FLUENT , AcuSolve.
If are interested in any of the above topics for any reason at all please do not hesitate to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org