- Project name
- Computational and experimental assessment of the hydrodynamics within recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS)
- Ing. Štěpán Papáček Ph.D.
- Description of the activities of the project
- The improved design of aquaculture systems is needed facing the demand for increased production as well as increased concern of fish wellbeing. After the setting of a specific cost function, an optimization problem involving the flow field within an aquaculture system can be defined and eventually solved. The project aims to assess both experimentally and numerically, using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) code, the flow pattern within a fish tank. Two approaches, (i) full CFD, and (ii) surrogate model based approach, shall be tested on a circular tank case study.
- Students will learn how to use the CFD code COMSOL Multiphysics for analyzing the effect of design parameters and operational conditions on tank hydrodynamics. Subsequently, on either small-scale laboratory model or real-scale fish tank, the experimental measurements will be performed in order to validate CFD numerical results.
- The project outcome: COMSOL files describing tank hydrodynamics for a set of design parameters and operating conditions, experimental data of flow velocity in selected points in either small-scale laboratory model or real-scale fish tank, and hopefully, the first draft of a manuscript for an impacted journal.
- Number of students - 2
- secondary school students - NO
- university students - YES
- Prerequisites: Some minimal knowledge in Computer Science and Math (Numerical Methods) and a lot of personal motivation. Mastering of a CFD code (e.g., COMSOL Multiphysics) would be highly appreciated.
Academic and University Center
Zamek 136, Nove Hrady