Bjarni Örn Kristinsson

Bjarni Örn Kristinsson

Scholar Title

MIT AeroAstro Draper Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar

Research Title

Simulating Stall Flutter and Nonlinear Divergence of a Two-Dimensional Flat Plate Wing with Lattice Boltzmann Method




Qiqi Wang


As part of the resurgence of Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM) then we want to explore if we can simulate simulate complex aerodynamic phenomena such as stall flutter, vortex shedding or nonlinear divergence. The core code is built on top of Palabos Python LBM standardized code, Professor Wangs Pascal library will be used to translate the code into a highly parallel C code. Part of our benchmark data was collected by Prof. Dugundji back in 1972, published two years later, while the other dataset will be collected over the Spring semester once Prof. Dugundijs original wind tunnel has been revamped.


Without becoming overly poetic. I have always been fascinated by why some things look and behave like they do, as I learned more science and math then the questions changed; What is it in the flow profile that brings those capabilities and how could it be tweaked to get a better performance and efficiency. My paint and brush of choice is the interaction of coding, math and physics.

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