The Center for Thermo-Fluid Mechanics (CTFM) is an initiative to bring together all within the University of Houston community who have an interest in "anything that flows and is the seat of transport processes"
Snapshot of two parallel and counter-rotating vortex tubes at Re=6000 undergoing an elliptical instability. The perpendicular filaments seen in the image take a significant part of the energy from the vortex which stops rotating as its circulation is drained.
Hybrid simulation for studying wind-wave interaction. In the simulation, the wind turbulence is simulated using large-eddy simulation, and the broadband sea-surface wave field is simulated using the high-order spectral method. The wind and wave fields are dynamically coupled during the simulation using a fractional-step two-way coupling scheme. More details about the numerical method can be found in Yang et al. (2011, J. Comput. Phys.) and Yang et al. (2013, J. Fluid Mech.).
Experimental snapshots of release of a suspension into a liquid over various pipe inclination angles. Particles are found to sediment in close to horizontal angles, however, stay suspended at highly inclined pipes. More details can be found in Mirzaeian & Alba (2018, Phys. Rev. Fluids) and Mirzaeian & Alba (2018, J. Fluid Mech).