Welcome to the website of the Computational Multiphysics Lab (CML) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. The Lab is committed to both advanced modeling and computational physics of multidisciplinary engineering problems, with emphasis on accurate and efficient multiphysics prediction, passive/active control and iterative optimization of complex systems in offshore/marine, aerospace and biomedical engineering.
In the Lab, we develop numerical methods that are algorithmically accurate, robust and scalable to large-scale 3D fluid-structure interaction and multiphase flows of practical interest. The Lab employs cross-cutting and practical relevance as the two guiding criteria to expand and to grow the influence of its research activities. Here cross-cutting implies the extraction of physics and design solutions that incorporate basic principles by incorporating multifield and multidomain effects across physical interfaces, beyond just solving isolated physical field problems. The current emphases involve from high-fidelity modeling of flow-induced vibration, flapping dynamics, fluid-elastic instabilities to reduced-order modeling and machine learning, flow control devices, multi-phase and multi-body effects. Finally, the lab acknowledges the generous funds from UBC, NSERC, Seaspan and several other industry partners and government agencies.