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Engineering a Small Particle Heat Exchange Receiver for Concentrated Solar Applications

Event Type: 
Tea Seminar
Date and Time: 
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 4:15pm
Location: 
CTR Conference Room 103
Speaker(s): 
Professor Fletcher J. Miller, Department of Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University and also in attendance, Dr. Miller’s Ph.D. Advisor, Dr. Arlon Hunt, former Senior Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
Abstract: 

The concept of absorbing concentrated solar radiation volumetrically, rather than on a surface, is being researched by several groups with differing designs for high temperature solar receivers.  The Small Particle Heat Exchange Receiver (SPHER), one such design, is a gas-cooled central

Statistical Learning of Kinetic Monte Carlo Models of High Temperature Chemistry from Molecular Dynamics

Event Type: 
Tea Seminar
Date and Time: 
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Location: 
CTR Conference Room 103
Speaker(s): 
Qian Yang, PhD Candidate, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, and Professor Evan Reed, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Abstract: 

Complex chemical processes, such as the decomposition of energetic materials and the chemistry of planetary interiors, are typically studied using large-scale molecular dynamics simulations that run for weeks on high performance parallel machines.

Fast linear algebra algorithms with applications in computational flow-physics

Event Type: 
Tea Seminar
Date and Time: 
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 4:15pm
Location: 
CTR Conference Room 103
Speaker(s): 
Dr. Hadi Pouransari, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Stanford University
Abstract: 

In the realm of scientific computing, solving a linear system of equations is often the main bottleneck of the calculations. We extend ideas from the fast multipole method and propose a novel fast linear solver for sparse and dense matrices.

Irreversible dispersion of inertial particles in turbulence

Event Type: 
Tea Seminar
Date and Time: 
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 4:15pm
Location: 
CTR Conference Room 103
Speaker(s): 
Professor Andy Bragg, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Duke University
Abstract: 

The question of how particles suspended in turbulence move relative to each other may be addressed from the point of view of forward-in-time (FIT) and backward-in-time (BIT) dispersion.

An analytical investigation of particle clustering in turbulence

Event Type: 
Tea Seminar
Date and Time: 
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 4:15pm
Location: 
CTR Conference Room 103
Speaker(s): 
Dr. Mahdi Esmaily-Moghadam, CTR Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
Abstract: 

Clustering of inertial particles plays a key role in the formation of rain to that of the planets in our early solar system. It has been known for decades that heavy tiny particles in a turbulent flow segregate spatially, forming clusters.

PyFR: High-Order Accurate Cross-Platform Petascale Computational Fluid Dynamics with Python

Event Type: 
Tea Seminar
Date and Time: 
Friday, March 10, 2017 - 4:15pm
Location: 
CTR Conference Room 103
Speaker(s): 
Dr. Freddie David Witherden, Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
Abstract: 

High-order numerical methods for unstructured grids combine the superior accuracy of high-order spectral or finite difference methods with the geometrical flexibility of low-order finite volume or finite element schemes.

Prediction of pollutants in Gas Turbines using Large Eddy Simulation

Event Type: 
Tea Seminar
Date and Time: 
Friday, February 10, 2017 - 4:15pm
Location: 
CTR Conference Room 103
Speaker(s): 
Thomas Jaravel, CTR Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
Abstract: 

Stringent regulations of pollutant emissions now apply to new-generation combustion devices. To achieve low nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO) emissions simultaneously, a complex optimisation process is required in the development of new concepts for engines.

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