About the CRoCCo Laboratory
Progress is being made in the advancement of the basic knowledge and predictive capabilities for transitional and turbulent flows at Princeton University. For the first time, experiments and computations are being performed under the exact same conditions for a one-to-one comparison. As part of the research, an open database of traceable, standardized hypersonic transitional and turbulent flows is being established. Researchers around the world will be able to access the database and simulation tools to advance knowledge, data-mining techniques, and simulation procedures in fluid mechanics and other related fields.
The research efforts of Prof. Martín's group include the development of basic knowledge and predictive capabilities for turbulent flows in thermo-chemical nonequilibrium. Such a capability does not currently exist and is essential for the design of efficient hypersonic systems. In this regard, the research in the CRoCCo Laboratory includes theory, simulation and collaboration with experimentalists to develop a basic understanding of the physics behind the interaction of chemical reactions and transitional and turbulent flows. Based on the new understanding, the group develops efficient simulation models that accurately represent the flow physics. In addition, the CRoCCo Laboratory research is the driving force in establishing an open database of traceable, standardized hypersonic transitional and turbulent flows. The database includes experimental and computational data. For the first time, these experiments and computations are being performed under the exact same conditions for a one-to-one comparison. The data and predictive capabilities resulting from the CRoCCo Laboratory research are being integrated into a Modular and Efficient Scientific Computing Infrastructure (MESCI).