Designing more efficient aircraft and wind farms, requires a deeper understanding of complex flows. In the AIFluids Lab, we will focus on two major challenges of fluid mechanics: predicting and controlling complex, unstable and turbulent flows.
New experimental techniques and high-fidelity flow simulations will provide big data. Using AI algorithms, the AIFluids Lab will use this big data to build explanatory models of transition and turbulence. We want to combine human and machine insights to get to the essence of complex physical flows, be it in air, water or other media.
This research will lead to models that can be used to design more efficient aircraft and wind farms. It will also allow us to train our AI algorithms so that they can autonomously control sensors and actuators to manage complex flows and improve aerodynamic performance.