Computational Fluid Dynamics Modeling for Water Safety, Security, and Sustainability

Sandia National Laboratories utilizes computational modeling at multiple scales and resolutions to address problems in water safety, security, and sustainability. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models are used to simulate fundamental processes such as mixing phenomena along membrane surfaces and pipe junctions, and insights gained from these rigorous models are used to optimize designs or implement improved models of larger-scale systems. In some cases, CFD models are used to understand important parameters and processes in complex systems (such as UV disinfection systems) to determine the performance and help facilitate the installation of these systems at various sites.

The following links provide an overview of some of the projects at Sandia involving computational modeling to address our nation’s growing needs in the areas of water safety, security, and sustainability.