Turbulence and Energy Systems Laboratory (TESLa)

Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

Research Areas

Fire dynamics

High-fidelity simulations of fire in both natural and built environments

High-speed combustion

Physics-based studies of high-speed turbulent premixed combustion

Industrial systems

Modeling and optimization of real-world engineering and industrial systems

Ocean biogeochemistry

Reduced-order modeling for high-fidelity simulations of the upper ocean

Turbulent flows

Studies of turbulence physics for model development and calibration

Wind energy

Optimization and control of wind plants using high-fidelity simulations

Software

amrPOD

Proper orthogonal decomposition of data from adaptive mesh refinement simulations

BFM17

Reduced order upper ocean biogeochemical flux model with 17 state variables

diffusionFireFoam

OpenFOAM solver for diffusion flames using adaptive mesh refinement

turbABC

Approximate Bayesian computation toolbox for turbulence model parameter estimation

wildFireFoam

OpenFOAM solver for biomass diffusion flames using adaptive mesh refinement

spectralLES

Pure-Python pseudospectral large eddy simulation solver for model testing and development

People

Principal Investigator

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Peter Hamlington

Associate Professor

Researchers

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Caelan Lapointe

PhD student

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Jeff Glusman

PhD student

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Julian Quick

PhD student

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Mary McGuinn

PhD student

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Michael Meehan

PhD Student

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Prakriti Sardana

PhD student

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Sam Whitman

PhD student

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Skyler Kern

PhD student

Publications

Contact

If you are interested in working with TESLa or in learning more about our research, please contact us

  • 303-492-0555
  • 427 UCB, 1111 Engineering Dr, Boulder, CO 80309
  • TESLa is located in the Mechanical Engineering wing of the Engineering Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Peter Hamlington can be found in office ECME 222 and the student office is ECME 217.
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