Our research is focused on computational and experimental thermal-hydraulics and fluid-dynamics. In particular, we develop and apply high-resolution measurement techniques and we develop multi-physics, multi-scale computational frameworks to tackle complex thermofluids problems in engineering.



Development of Novel Measurement Techniques

We develop novel, advanced techniques for high-resolution measurements. Development includes:

More information can be found on our Instrumentation webpage.

High-resolution Experiments

We perform high-resolution experiments to gain enhanced physical insight in not well understood phenomena and to gather experimental data for validation of CFD codes, subchannel codes and system analysis codes. On-going projects include:

More information can be found on our the individual projects’ links.

Multi-scale, multi-physics simulations

We develop high-fidelity, multi-physics, multi-scale computational methodologies for nuclear and other complex systems: More information can be found on the individual projects’ links.

CFD Simulations (including RANS, LES and DNS)

We perform CFD simulations and CFD models validation for:

  • single phase mixing
  • two-phase flows including boiling
  • flows in complex components/complex geometries

Examples of on-going computational projects include:

More information can be found on our the individual projects’ links.

Validation and model development for system analysis codes

We perform model validation and development for system analysis codes, including:
  • operational transient and accident scenarios for LWRs
  • two-phase flow models

Design of passive safety systems for Gen-III, SMRs and advanced reactors

We design novel passive safety systems, including simulations with system codes and CFD codes to optimize system performance