Computational Engineering

Wong, Kwai

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Kwai Wong's research interests include multiphysics simulations on large scale parallel computers, finite element formulations for computational fluid dynamics, parallel direct and sparse solvers for systems of linear equations, numerical linear algebra implementation on GPUs and scalable software framework for multi-disciplinary biomedical simulations. Commercial industry welcomes assistance in addressing CFD challenges it faces when aiming to improve the effectiveness of existing CFD software traditionally used in the fluid–thermal sciences. With newly developed algorithms and methodologies, we can open up new capabilities that have been missing. Large-scale computational science capabilities change thinking in the direction of more-substantive theoretical musings. In fact, all areas of engineering are interested in improving the performance of CFD software packages to enable better design.

The combining of fluid-dynamics studies and high-performance computing has allowed for the verification of experimental outcomes in the aircraft industry. Fluid dynamics studies and HPC are also paired in research directed at a vast array of energy applications. Among the areas of focus are power plants, the combustion process, and the transport process as it pertains to the movement of fluids throughout a power plant. Studies in the energy-application realm also deal with designing cooling systems so they can appropriately handle heat transfer. In addition, the function of power plant and turbine machinery are of interest.