The Computational Fluid-Structure Interaction Laboratory focuses on combined asymptotic and finite-difference numerical methods for solution of coupled nonlinear rigid-body and elastic structures in laminar flow fields. Research topics include:
- Stability of flow around slender bodies at high angles of attack,
- Energy harvesting from fluid-structure interaction and vortex-induced vibration of elastically restrained structures,
- Stabilizing high angle-of-attack slender-body maneuvers in severe environmental conditions.