PICS Seminar: “High-order Spectral Difference Method for Studying Marine Hydrodynamics and Thermal Convection and Magneto-hydrodynamics for the Sun”
November 1 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.
Associate Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at George Washington 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).