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Faster and better simulations of flows’ behavior: data-driven turbulence modeling

PhD defence, Friday 9 February 2024, Ali Amarloo

Ali Amarloo

During his PhD studies, Ali Amarloo researched the simulations of turbulent flows. Turbulent flows are surrounding us everywhere: from wind flows around a turbine to water flows inside pipes. A correct simulation of flow’s behavior can give engineers better calculation and design tools. Ali Amarloo studied how to perform simulations of flow behavior with lower computational cost and higher accuracy. He used data-driven techniques to help him find more generalizable models which makes this simulations faster and closer to reality. The new research findings contribute to the understanding of how a progressive approach can be combined with data-driven techniques for making reliable models for simulations of turbulent flows.

The PhD study was completed at Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 9 February 2024 at 13:00
Place: Building 5125, room 235, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University, Finlandsgade 22, 8200 Aarhus N.
Title of PhD thesis: Data-Driven RANS Modelling and Prediction of Turbulent Flows
Contact information: Ali Amarloo, e-mail: amarloo@mpe.au.dk, tel.: +45 50169652

Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Richard Dwight, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.

Associate Professor Søren Juhl Andersen, Department of Wind and Energy Systems, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Associate Professor Marta Victoria (chair), Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Main supervisor:
Associate Professor Mahdi Abkar, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Co-supervisor:
Associate Professor Pourya Forooghi, Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Professor Alexandros Iosifidis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The PhD thesis is available for reading at the Graduate School of Technical Sciences/GSTS,

Jens Baggesens Vej 53, building 5221, 8200 Aarhus N.

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