The Numerics and Unsteady Flows Group @UIUC

Welcome! We are a passionate and collaborative group focused on developing and applying robust, high-performance numerical techniques to simulate and analyze complex, unsteady flow behavior. Our energy is often directed towards fluid-structure interaction systems, where the dynamics of the fluid are coupled to the motion of an immersed structure. These multiphysics systems are remarkably beautiful and complex — they exhibit a range of spatio-temporal scales and nonlinearities in the fluid and the structure (and the coupling between them). Fluid-structure interaction systems are also ubiquitous in the natural and engineered world, and understanding them better can lead to micro- and unmanned aerial vehicles with improved maneuverability and robustness in the presence of gusts and uncertainties, bio-inspired vehicles with propulsive benefits compared to traditional craft, and renewable energy technologies with augmented harvesting capacity.

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