Computational exploration of collective motion of active fluids

Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Faculty Advisor
Piyush Grover
Contact Email
Potential UCARE Research Position?
Yes
Start Date
9/10/19, but flexible
Paid or Volunteer
Paid by faculty funding
Hours Per Week
10-20
Acceptable Undergraduate Majors
Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics

This position in the Dynamical Systems Lab (DSL) in MME department is for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based study of active fluid systems. An 'active fluid' is a suspension of particles that can propel by extracting energy from its surrounding fluid medium, and display collective motion patterns. In this project, students will learn the physics of these systems, and perform CFD simulations. Ideally, the applicants would have taken a fluid mechanics course.

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