Taira Lab - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Our group studies a variety of fluid mechanics problems with research interests in the areas of computational fluid dynamics, flow control, network theory, and unsteady aerodynamics. Our studies leverage numerical simulations performed on high-performance computers.
Point of Contact: Kunihiko Taira
Mechanical Engineering, Florida A&M University/Florida State University
email: ktaira[at]fsu.edu, tel: +1-850-645-0140, office: AME 216, lab: AME 107, map: pdf
CV: [pdf], Google Scholar: [link]
Network-based characterization of unsteady fluid flows
Support: ARO, AFOSR
This novel work aims to uncover the interaction network in fluid flows.
Collaborator: S. Brunton (U Wash)
Active flow control of separated flows
Support: AFOSR (YIP)
We investigate the effects of fundamental flow control inputs on suppressing stall for a canonical airfoil with LES and global stability analysis.
3D control of high-speed cavity flow
Active flow control and global stability analysis are utilized to reduce the velocity and pressure fluctuations in open cavity flows.
Collaborators: L. Cattafesta (FSU), L. Ukeiley (UF)
Turbulent flow modification with thermoacoustics
This project studies the possible use of thermoacoustic actuators to modify the characteristics of turbulent shear flows.
Attenuation of wing tip vortex
This project examines the use of instability based control of wing-tip vortex.
Collaborators: L. Cattafesta (FSU), P. Schmid (Imperial College)
Compressible AMR-immersed boundary method
We are developing a compressible (energy conservative) immersed boundary code with AMR capability for FSI problems.
Collaborator: W. Oates (FSU)
Low-Re unsteady aerodynamics
Support: AFRL (summer research)
We examine the vortex dynamics and the associated aerodynamic forces on wings undergoing unsteady maneuvers.
Collaborators: M. OL, K. Grunland (AFRL)
Low-Re compressible flows
This study is motivated by low-Re flight in Martian atmosphere where compressibility effects can play an important role.
Collaborator: K. Asai (Tohoku Univ)
We are grateful for the support from AFOSR, ARO, ONR, AFRL, Honda R&D, Cummins, and FSU Creative Research Council.