University of Salford Professor to deliver lecture on Computational Simulation in Multi-Physical Engineering Fluid Dynamics
Join Professor Dr. O. Anwar Bég, Chair of Mechanical Engineering Science in the Department of Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE) in a review of his work which has advanced the frontiers in multi-physical simulation both at the University of Salford and internationally over the past six years.
The event, which features several undergraduate and postgraduate projects he has supervised at the University, will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams live at 1pm on Thursday 17 February.
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 allows more complex phenomena to be simulated concurrently which better reflects reality.
These 7 key objectives, fundamental to his approach, will be discussed:
- Developing models which combine multiple effects simultaneously to address a wide spectrum of behaviour including thermal, electromagnetic, bio-inspired, nanoscale and adaptive (smart) materials.
- 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.
- 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.
- To extensively verify the accuracy of numerical methods employed with other techniques and thereby establish high confidence in the simulations.
- 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.
- 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.
- To disseminate the new findings on the international platform in leading journals and conferences.
Anwar received his PhD in Engineering Magnetohydrodynamics from Manchester University in 1996. He joined the University of Salford in March 2016 and has in the past six years introduced new research themes in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), nanofluid dynamics, electromagnetic lubrication, hybrid energy, robotic swimming, coating simulation and medical fluid dynamics.
Professor Bég’s research work and supervision has resulted in 3 awards: in 2017 (RAEs Teddy Fielding Prize), for work on aircraft wing water ingress simulation, in 2018 (a Vice Chancellor Award for Research Excellence for sustained output in leading high impact factor international journals and integration of new research themes into the engineering curriculum) and in 2019 (Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Aerospace Research, awarded to his PhD student, S. Kuharat). He has been UK editor for the Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology since 2010.
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