Computational Simulation in Multi-Physical Engineering Fluid Dynamics
Join us for the Inaugural Professorial Lecture of Professor Anwar Beg, School of Science, Engineering and Environment.
In the 21st century, computers are becoming increasingly critical for developing more sophisticated designs via elegant simulations which involve fluid flow. Examples of responsive intelligent systems which require this include biometric pumps, functional coatings for marine anti-corrosion and sustainable nanofluid solar collectors. Multi-physical fluid dynamics considers many different inter-disciplinary phenomena which can occur simultaneously. Modern software allow more complex phenomena to be simulated simultaneously which better reflects reality. This lecture will review the extensive work conducted by Professor Bég at the University of Salford over the past 6 years.
These 7 key objectives, fundamental to his approach, will be discussed:
1) Developing models which combine multiple effects simultaneously to address a wide spectrum of behaviour including thermal, electromagnetic, bio-inspired, nanoscale and adaptive (smart) materials.
2] Combining different branches of engineering sciences to achieve complexity including heat transfer, fluid flow, geometry, thermodynamics, electromagnetics, acoustics, biology, chemistry and materials. This is needed to represent actual emerging systems in the 21st century.
3] Employing the new models to improve new designs in a range of different engineering applications such as aerospace, energy, medical (pharmacology and physiology), robotics, materials and manufacturing systems.
4] To extensively verify the accuracy of numerical methods employed with other techniques and thereby establish high confidence in the simulations.
5] To visualise via advanced software the interactive behaviour of different effects such as heat, electromagnetic fields, viscous flow, rotation, micro and nano-scale behaviour to corroborate with experiments.
6] Filtering the new developments into undergraduate and postgraduate projects to expose students at Salford to new trends and better equip them for careers in industry.
7] To disseminate the new findings on the international platform in leading journals and conferences.
This lecture also features many undergraduate and post graduate projects Anwar has supervised, which have advanced the frontiers at The University of Salford (and internationally) in multi-physical simulation. Furthermore, it includes many collaborative works conducted with colleagues at Salford University in mechanical engineering, based in the School of Science, Engineering and Environment in addition to international collaborations.