Fluid Dynamics Program

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NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems


Fluid Dynamics Program



William W. Schultz

Program Director



Three changes this fall:




Plesniak


Schultz



CTS


CBET



FDH




NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

FDH: Current Research Focus


TURBULENCE


LES and SGS modeling, DNS, high Re experiments, transition,
instrument development, flow control, 3D boundary layers, multi
-
phase
turbulent flows



COMPLEX FLUIDS



Rheology, instability, physics of polymer solutions, DNA, MD
Simulations



WAVES and HYDRAULICS



Wave
-
seabed or
-
structure interactions, breaking waves, cavitation,
sediment transport



GENERAL FLUID MECHANICS



Droplet dynamics, gravitational plumes, gas
-
liquid interfaces



COMPRESSIBLE FLOW


Richtmeyer
-
Meshkov instability, hypersonics



MICRO/NANO SCALE FLOWS


Microfluidics, biomedical microdevices, nanoscale rheology



ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS



urban fluid mechanics



BIO
-
FLUID MECHANICS


flows in biomedical assistive devices, biomimetics


NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

FD: Funding Distribution


TURBULENCE, STABILITY & FLOW CONTROL



25%


RHEOLOGY
-

Complex fluids and polymer processing


15%


WAVES, HYDRAULICS & ENVIRONMENTAL FLUID MECHANICS
15%


GENERAL FLUID MECHANICS & COMPRESSIBLE FLOWS

15%


MICRO / NANO FLUIDICS






15%


INSTRUMENTATION






10%


BIO FLUID DYNAMICS








5%

trends

NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

Trends in Funding


Submission Windows

(unsolicited proposals):
September

&
March
.

Emphasis:


Innovative ideas with significant impact on science & engineering


Exploratory projects with potential for breakthrough results


Fundamental, high
-
risk / high
-
gain projects with clear objectives and
potential for discovery of new phenomena


Broader Impacts

--

integration of research & education, outreach,
involvement of underrepresented groups, societal issues

Typical Level of Support
:



1
-
2 Investigator Regular Grants


250
-

450k/3yrs



Small Grants for Exploratory Research

30
-

100k/yr (up to 2 yrs)



CAREER Awards




400k /5 yrs


PIs encouraged to include requests for research instrumentation in
regular unsolicited proposals (~50
-
60k per proposal)

NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

Funding Opportunities

Special Solicitations
:



Nanoscale Science and Engineering (NSE)


(NIRT & NER grants)



Cyberinfrastructure



Sensors and Sensor Networks



Biocomplexity in the Environment



Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Awards



Mathematical Sciences Priority Area (MSPA)

Interactions with Industry
:

Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI)

Educational and Training Grants
:

Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT)

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experience for Teachers (RET)


Grants and Supplements for International Collaboration (INT)

NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

Special Interest Programs



CAREER Awards Program


Targets the career development of beginning investigators




Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive



Research (EPSCoR)


Targets economic stimulation of specific States




SGER Awards





Targets high
-
risk exploratory research; priority is given to young

investigators and underrepresented groups




ADVANCE Program


Focus on increasing representation of women in academic science


and engineering careers




Various Educational Grant Solicitations

NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

Grant Opportunities for Academic
Liaison with Industry (GOALI)


ENCOURAGES INDUSTRY
-
UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS




-

Faculty and Students in Industry (up to 1 year)



-

Industry Engineers & Scientists in Academe (up to 1 year)



-


Industry
-
University Collaborative Projects (3 years)



SUPPORTED BY




All NSF Directorates and Other Agencies since FY 1996





GOALI IS
NOT

FOR ROUTINE DESIGN PROJECTS, SHORT
-
TERM

RESULTS OR TROUBLESHOOTING OF INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES




FACULTY MUST BE INVOLVED IN
FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH

CARRIED OUT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A MORE APPLIED
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN INDUSTRY











NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

Non
-
invasive Measurement of Blood Flow with Echo
-
PIV

CTS
-
0114109

PI: Jean Hertzberg

University of Colorado at
Boulder

Echo
-
PIV map

instantaneous, local fluid velocity in
pulsitile tube flow, simulating blood flow
in arteries.


Prosthetic Heart Valve

NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

Universality of velocity and scalars in turbulence:

Experimental tests and implications for subfilter
-
scale models


Contrary to common wisdom, the large coherent structures in turbulent flows, have a direct impact upon
energy transfer occurring at much smaller scales. This casts doubts upon the universality of fine
-
scale
structure in turbulence and general applicability of standard eddy
-
viscosity model

CTS
-
0120317

PI: Charles Meneveau

Johns Hopkins
University

NSF/ENG/CTS Fluid and Particle Systems

Adding nanoparticles to polymers (plastics) produces a viscosity decrease,
a result at odds with the classical Einstein prediction.

Effects of Nanoparticles on Fluid Rheological Properties

CTS
-
0296166

PI: Michael E. Mackay

Michigan State University