The Sherwin research group focuses on the development and application of parallel spectral/hp element techniques for solving partial differential equations (www.nektar.info). Currently, we are applying these techniques using direct numerical simulation and stability analysis to a range of applications including biomedical flows and separated/bluff body flows of relevance to offshore engineering and vehicle aerodynamics. We are also developing high order compressible flow simulation methods in collaboration with the UK Laminar Flow Control Centre.

Codes

Our group uses several variants of the C/C++ spectral/hp element method code Nektar. Currently the group, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Utah, continues to develop the spectral/hp element framekwork Nektar++. Nektar++. Details of this package can be found under in this paper