School of Engineering and Applied Science School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Computational Aero and Hydrodynamics Laboratory (CAHL)



is a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) lab directed by Dr Chunlei Liang. It was established in the MAE department of GW on August 1st, 2010.

In CAHL, we develop numerical solvers for both incompressible and compressible flows and we model interdisciplinary problems related to Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, Marine, Chemical and Biomedical engineering as well as Astrophysics.

Laboratory Mission

  • Educate graduate and undergraduate students with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) for solving real world problems
  • Develop advanced CFD algorithms for massively parallal computations
  • Bridge CFD with energy related issues
  • Develop numerical methods for fluid-structure interaction