CAGIRE brings together researchers from different backgrounds (physical modeling, applied mathematics, experimentation) who have gradually developed a common vision of what should be the CFD tools of the future, in terms of modelling and numerical resolution approaches. This objective is based on the strong motivation to be useful to industrial actors from different fields.
The targeted applications may involve many important phenomena, such as turbulence; shocks; couplings of low-Mach-number aerodynamics with acoustic waves; multiphase flows; variable density; conjugate heat transfer; etc.
Among these complex phenomena, turbulence plays a central role insofar as it is a dimensioning constraint for CFD in most industrial configurations. It is indeed the comparison of the requirements in terms of scale of description, numerical accuracy and computational cost that guides the choice of physical models and numerical methods.
This INRIA project-team was created in May 2016 as a team of the Bordeaux center and is hosted by the Department of mathematics and applied mathematics (LMAP), a joint research unit of the CNRS and the university of Pau. Our multidisciplinary approach allows us to study our application fields, mainly related to aeronautical and automotive propulsion, energy production and the reduction of their environmental impacts, from three different angles (experimentation/physical analysis, modeling, simulation).