Turbulence Simulation and Modelling Laboratory

Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Area(s) of Expertise

At the Turbulence Simulation and Modelling Laboratory (TSM Lab), Professor Ugo  Piomelli and his collaborators are developing new methodologies to enable the analysis and prediction of turbulent flows.  We carry out both fundamental and applied studies.  The fundamental research facilitates the development of more accurate models for industrial applications.  We currently study the application of these models for water turbines, flows in rivers and lakes, helicopter brownout and flows in arteries.

What the facility does

Analysis, modelling and prediction of turbulent flows in real-life applications in engineering and the physical sciences.

Research Services

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), turbulence modelling, numerical simulations

Sectors of Application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Life sciences, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment

Name of equipment

Description of function

Linux cluster

A 240-processor cluster used to perform simulations.

Access to Compute Canada’s HPC resources