Scientific Computing and Fluid Dynamics Lab (SCFDL)

Welcome to the Scientific Computing and Fluid Dynamics Lab, a computational research lab focusing on fluid flow analysis, applied mathematics, and numerical/physical modeling for aerospace engineering applications at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK).



MISSION

To advance the development and application of computational engineering and to obtain a more in-depth understanding of
physical phenomena in aerospace-related settings.

ACADEMICS

The SCFDL welcome both graduate and undergraduate researchers. Students who are interested in joining the lab are encouraged to contact the faculty advisor directly in order to learn about project availability. Graduate research is typically pursued by aerospace engineering students enrolling in the master's (thesis) program and the doctoral program at UTK. Doctoral research topic is usually chosen in collaboration with faculty advisor. Undergraduate research is typically pursued by aerospace engineering students in their junior and senior years. The scope of an undergraduate research project can be tailored to student interests and course background.

RESEARCH

Our lab performs both basic (theoretical) and applied research projects. A basic (theoretical) research project focuses more on numerical methods and fundamental knowledge for algorithm development while an applied research project focuses more on numerical/physical modeling, software design, and data analysis. Strong background in numerical methods, applied mathematics and physics, and computer programming is essential for the type of research performed in this lab.