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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

Studying at Cambridge

 

Introduction

Within the Fluids Group is located a specialised CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Laboratory. This conducts research into all aspects of the CFD process including three-dimensional computational geometry, geometry parameterisation, and optimisation, mesh generation for arbitrary 3D domains, steady and unsteady Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes simulations, large Eddy simulations, noise generation, combustion and acoustic-coupled instabilities. Our emphasis is on physical modelling to help solve real industrial problems.

The CFD Laboratory has recently formed a Collaboration Partnership with Rolls-Royce to develop the company codes and systems. The group also collaborates strongly with other groups in the department, especially the Energy, Turbomachinery, Structures and Design groups. Unusually for a university these days, the group has excellent, high quality wind tunnel facilities, which are used together with CFD to solve a very wide range of fluid mechanics problems. This combination of computational and experimental resources has put the group in a strong position to interact with the oil and gas as well as the aerospace and power-generation sectors of industry.

4th Year Project Deadlines

27th May 2015
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.


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