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Feature Presentation at the TFSA conference 2011

Compilation of several 3D visualizations obtained from ongoing research projects at the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University-NASA Ames, and presented at the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Affiliates and Sponsors Program (TFSA) Conference, February 2-4, 2011, at Stanford University.

The research projects included and their corresponding researchers are:

1) "Zero-pressure-gradient flat-plate turbulent boundary layer DNS", Ivan Bermejo-Moreno, Sergei Chumakov, Callum Atkinson, Julio Soria, Xiaohua Wu. It shows the evolution of turbulent structures from the transition region into the fully developed regime. Structures are educed by isocontours of Q, and colormapped by streamwise velocity.

2) "Shock-turbulence interaction", Ivan Bermejo-Moreno, Johan Larsson, Sanjiva Lele. It shows the time evolution of a shockwave (represented by contours of negative dilatation) and turbulent structures (represented by Q isocontours) interacting with each other through a high-resolution simulation of the canonical shock-turbulence interaction problem. The colormap is based on density.

3) "Optimization under uncertainty of a Formula 1 cooling brake duct", John Axerio-Cilies, Giovanni Petrone, Vijay Sellappan, Gianluca Iaccarino. It shows the assembly of the wheel components and the deformation of the tire and cooling brake duct under different loading conditions.

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Animations and video created by: Iván Bermejo-Moreno