Welcome to the website of Multiphysics Flow Simulation Group (MFSG) at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). We have a research interest in a number of areas involving fluids or plasmas where multiple physical or chemical phenomena interact with each other.
Physics based modeling of wildland and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires has been a significant part of our research efforts for the past several years. Wildland and WUI fires are multiphysics phenomena where many physical and chemical processes such as combustion, gravity driven flows, turbulence, solid fuel pyrolysis, thermal radiation and convective heating simultaneously interact with each other over a broad range of scales. Through physics-based modeling, we find solutions for mathematical (differential) equations that represent these coupled processes and hence describe the fire behavior. Since there is a wide range of time and three dimensional spatial scales in wildland and WUI fires, we conduct massive computations through parallel processing to resolve these scales with a sufficient accuracy.
Our group has been funded by a number of agencies.