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PICS Seminar: “High-order Spectral Difference Method for Studying Marine Hydrodynamics and Thermal Convection and Magneto-hydrodynamics for the Sun”

November 1, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Two recent advancements of high-order spectral difference (SD) method for computational fluid dynamics on unstructured meshes will be presented. The first progress is our contribution to a new curved sliding-mesh approach to the SD method for simulating flapping and rotary wing aerodynamics.  The second elevation of the SD method is our recent successful design of a massively parallel code, namely CHORUS, for predicting thermal convection in the Sun.  Recently, we have also built a simulation capability for predicting magnetohydrodynamics of the Sun.

Chunlei Liang

Professor Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University

Chunlei Liang is Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering at Clarkson University.  His research interests are on high-order numerical methods for high-performance computations and predicting fluid dynamics and magnetohydrodynamics.  He serves as an editorial board member of Computers & Fluids, an Elsevier Journal.  Prof. Liang is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He received a Young Investigator Program award from the Office of Naval Research in 2014 and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2016. He also received one 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).


November 1, 2019
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Penn Institute for Computational Science (PICS)
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