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Foredrag ved Johan Rønby Pedersen


30.08.2018 kl. 13.00 - 14.00


Title: Playing with water and math


In this talk, I will give an overview of my research within Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). CFD is about exploiting the powers of modern computers to predict, or simulate, the fluid flow in a given setting by numerically solving discretized versions of the equations of motion governing the fluid flow (the Navier-Stokes equations). Interactions of natural or human-made objects and structures with flowing fluids are everywhere. Therefore, CFD has countless applications in science and engineering. One example is within the offshore wind industry, where CFD can be used to simulate large breaking water waves and assess their loads on the wind turbine foundations. Such simulations are particularly challenging, because we must predict the complex evolution of the water surface as the wave overturns and slams into the structure. In my current research, I develop numerical methods and algorithms for coping with such complex fluid interfaces in CFD. In this talk, I will give an introduction to the methods I have developed and show examples of real-world applications.


Institut for Matematiske Fag


Skjernvej 4A, lokale 2.120