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EPSRC Reference: EP/T026170/1
Title: CCP Turbulence
Principal Investigator: Laizet, Dr S
Other Investigators:
McIntosh-Smith, Professor SN Mudalige, Dr GR Emerson, Professor D
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
National Algorithm Group
Department: Aeronautics
Organisation: Imperial College London
Scheme: Standard Research - NR1
Starts: 01 March 2020 Ends: 28 February 2025 Value (£): 263,363
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Fluid Dynamics
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Aerospace, Defence and Marine Manufacturing
Energy Transport Systems and Vehicles
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
11 Dec 2019 CCP Networking 2019 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Our daily life is surrounded - and even is sustained - by the flow of fluids. Blood moves through the vessels in our bodies, and air flows into our lungs. Fluid flows disperse particulate air pollution in the turbulent urban as well as indoor environments. Fluid flows play a crucial role for our transportation and our industries. Our vehicles move through air and water powered by other fluids that mix in the combustion chambers of engines. Many of the environmental and energy-related issues we face today cannot possibly be tackled without a better understanding of the dynamics of fluids.

From a practical point of view, fluid flows relevant to scientists and engineers are turbulent ones; turbulence is the rule, not the exception. To date, a complete theory of fluid flow phenomena is still missing because of the complexity of the full equations describing the motion of a fluid. Their understanding and control is however crucial to improve technologies especially with minimal ecological impact as well as to anticipate events, in many areas ranging from engineering applications (e.g., industrial process, propulsion and power generation, car and aircraft design) to environmental sciences and technologies (e.g., air quality, weather forecasting, climate predictions, flood disasters monitoring).

Significant progress has been made recently using high performance computing, and computational fluid dynamics is now a critical complement to experiments and theories. The CCP Turbulence is aiming to (i) considerably enhance the UK capabilities to simulate complex turbulence problems that were until very recently beyond imagination, (ii) offer user support, training and networking activities and (iii) enable capability computing on emerging hardware platforms. The software developments and collaborative activities will give UK researchers a unique opportunity to be the first to explore new physics and to answer basic questions regarding the physics and modelling of turbulent flows found across a range of engineering, physiological and geophysical applications.
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