Yang, Q., Jones, V., Kumar, P., and McCue, L., “Validation of a SPH-FEM Model for Seal Dynamics of Surface Effect Ships” Naval Engineers Journal, Volume 125, Number 4, December 2013.
The underwater combustion of a propane-air mixture in an acrylic cylinder is captured on the video linked here from multiple angles. This experiment, led by Van Jones with assistance from Kariann Vander Pol and John Gilbert, is designed to provide visual data and pressure time-histories for future CFD validation studies. We have submitted this to the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics gallery of fluid motion competition this year! More information, including an extended abstract and higher resolution version of the video can be found at: http://arxiv.org/abs/1310.3523.
Van’s PhD research focuses on using particle based CFD to study a host of naval engineering problems with an emphasis on computational aspects to particle-based codes. He is the resident computer scientist on the research team. For more details on Van’s work, click on the tag ‘Jones‘ on this site.
Yang, Q., Jones, V., and McCue, L., “Free-surface Flow Interactions with Deformable Structures Using an SPH-FEM Model,” Ocean Engineering, Volume 55, December, 2012, pp. 136-147.
Kumar, P., Yang, Q., Jones, V., and McCue, L., “Coupled SPH-FVM simulation within the OpenFOAM framework,” IUTAM Symposium on Particle Methods in Fluid Mechanics, Lyngby, Denmark, October, 2012.
Yang, Q., Jones, V., and McCue, L., “Investigation of skirt dynamics of air cushion vehicles under non-linear wave impact using a SPH-FEM model,” 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST), Honolulu, HI, September, 2011.
Jones, V., Yang, Q., and McCue, L., “SPH Boundary Deficiency Correction for Improved Boundary Conditions at Deformable Surfaces,” Ship Science and Technology/Ciencia y Tecnología de Buques, Volume 4, Number 7, July 2010.