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Research Experiences for Undergraduates
in Automotive Technologies

Proposed Project:
Automotive Flow Simulation

Faculty Mentor:   Prof. Adrian Sandu, Ph.D. (VT), Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Schäfer (TUD)
Graduate Student Mentor:Mihai Alexe (VT), TBD (TUD)
Research Locations:Virginia Tech and Technische Universität Darmstadt

Numerical flow simulation has become an important tool for the design and optimization of automotive components. In particular, the combination of advanced flow computation tools and modern approaches of sensitivity analysis are promising with respect to an improvement of the industrial design process. The objective of the present project is the investigation of a typical automotive flow situation concerning the influence of characteristic problem parameters on the flow behavior and functionality of the component. The study will be carried out by the combined use of computational fluid dynamics software and automatic differentiation tools for sensitivity analysis. The project is a cooperative work of two students, one working at Virginia Tech, the other working at TU Darmstadt.

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