Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: Department Seminar Series

Monday, March 25, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

  • Location:LC433
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department Seminar Series
Spring 2013
3/25 (Monday) Noon - 1:00 pm
LC433

Physics-Based Engineering Computations
Dr. William W. Liou
WMU Distinguished Faculty Scholar
Professor, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI

Differential equations-based simulations provide realizations of focused
engineering physics phenomena. The realizations are captured by the
solution of the differential equations, which are obtained by numerical
integration using advanced high performance computing. Physics-based
computer simulations solve the model differential equations of single, or
multiple physics (fluid, solid, heat transfer, motions) in a coupled
manner, offering engineers a complete picture of the individual physics as
well as their interactions. In this talk, numerical methods and
computational results will be presented for problems that are of
fundamental and applied research interest. Particle-based simulations will
also be referenced to contrast continuum, differential equations-based
approaches.

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Biosketch

Dr. William W. Liou received his doctoral degree from the
Penn State University in 1991. Prior to joining the Western Michigan
University, Dr. Liou has worked for six years at the NASA Glenn Research
Center. At WMU, he has founded a number of centers/labs and externally
funded research units, including the Center for Advanced Vehicle Design and
Simulation, CAViDS Hybrid Electric Applied Research Lab, CAViDS Consortium,
Computational Engineering Physics Lab, and Turbine Engine Test Cell Lab.
His professional research involves computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
predictions of fluid flow phenomena and computational modeling of
engineering physics.