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Multidisciplinary Laboratory for Modelling of Physical and Technical Processes Required for Effective Investigation of Joint Problems of Aeromechanics, Thermophysics, Acoustics and Vibration Resistance, Ventilation and Microclimate, Ecology and Monitoring of Freight Exploitation

About the Laboratory

This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).

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Grant Agreement No.:

Name of the institution of higher learning:
Kazan National Research Technical University named after A.N.Tupolev - KAI (KNRTU-KAI)

Fields of scientific research:
Mechanical Engineering

Project goal:

Verification of original computer technologies based on completed physical experiments; conduct of numerical experimental research within thematic modules: aeromechanics of automotive freight vehicles, thermophysics of cooling systems for internal combustion vehicles, cabin ventilation.

Project progress to date: 

The project team is working on designing a Russian open-source software suite analogous to the famous commercial OPEN FOAM package. The aforementioned software suite is being designed specifically to imitate operation of automotive freight vehicles and their parts using the optimal control theory.
The software being designed is based on original multiblock computer technologies involving application of factorized implicit methods and structured variable-scale intersecting simple-topology networks complete with insets of unstructured networks. The code is being written using the С++ language and is adjusted for multiprocessor multinuclear cluster platforms. The project team is developing a catalogue of models of physical and technical processes, including semi-empirical models of turbulence of varying degrees of complexity (single, dual, and multiple parameters). The software suite, the computer technologies and the mathematical models of processes are being verified based on solutions of test problems, including those from the ERCOFTAC list, comparisons of numerical forecasts and data of specific automotive experiments. The multiprofile nature of the software product and the laboratory can help augment their application and operation scales. The aforementioned integrated software suite with such a broad catalogue of models of physical and technical processes has not analogues in the Russian Federation. The project entails implementing a broad program of research in the field of relevant problems of aeromechanics, thermophysics, acoustics, ventilation and conditioning, vibration resistance and ecology of automotive freight vehicles and their parts.

Leading scientist


Full Name: Isaev Sergei Aleksandrovich

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Academic degree and title:
Doctor of Physics and Mathematics, Professor

Job title:

Professor at Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation

Field of scientific interests:

Modeling of physical and technical processes, heat and mass exchange.

Scientific Recognition: 

The leading scientist has founded a scientific school in numerical modeling of physical and technical processes when investigating fundamental, applied and operational problems in the energy and transportation sectors. He initiated and co-developed an original package of applied programs that came to be known as "VP2/3" (speed – pressure, two-dimensional and three-dimensional versions) to address nonstationary multidimensional heat and mass exchange problems in personal computers and multiprocessor clusters. He is well known in the world for his research in flow and heat exchange control using turbulence and flow generators.

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