UC CEAS Aerospace Engineering Assistant Professor, Dr. Prashant Khare won the best presentation and the Art-in-Science (AIS) video competition awards at the 42nd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium (DCASS), held in Dayton on March 1, 2017. His paper titled "Multiphysics Modeling and Simulation of Multiphase Flows" was selected for the best presentation award and his video entry “Bag Breakup of Liquid Droplets” was voted as the best video in one of the most competitive AIS competitions in DCASS history. A framed print of the entry will be presented to Dr. Khare at the AIAA Spring Awards Banquet on May 24, 2017.
The video was created using data obtained from high-fidelity computations that Dr. Khare conducted to explore fundamental physics of multiphase flows. The competition gave participants an opportunity to demonstrate that art and science are not distinct enterprises.
Dr. Khare’s research group at UC focuses on multiphase non-reacting and reacting fluid dynamics, high-pressure combustion, space propellants, data analytics, and high-performance computing relevant to aerospace propulsion and energy systems. He addresses the fundamental physics (and chemistry) underlying various physical processes by conducting massively parallel high-fidelity numerical simulations (DNS/LES) and develops physics-based models, which can be leveraged for accurate and efficient engineering design and analysis.