Numerical computations of high-speed gas dynamics (Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD) are main topics in our laboratory. In addition to a development of unstructured-grid methods for high-fidelity simulations of aircrafts, predictions of dynamic stability due to unsteady aerodynamics, such as a coupled simulation with aircraft dynamics or aeroelastic simulations of flutter are our specific concerns. We also work for developing a higher-order CFD method for broader applications and enhanced reliabilities.
Some research topics are collaborative works with other research groups. Recent themes are quantification of the propagation of uncertainty of input conditions, or, prediction of aerodynamics and flight trajectories of an experimental vehicle being developed in JAXA for future aerospace vehicle.
Computational fluid dynamics