Artificial Intelligence in Fluid Mechanics

AI and fluid mechanics: for better planes and wind farms

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.