Chemical Engineering Seminar
This talk will discuss the automation of reasoning and problem solving for Fluid Mechanics. Fluid flows involve complex, multi-scale physics whose understanding and control remain to a large extent unresolved. I will discuss how developments in Artificial Intelligence present great promise for advancement in this field. I will reflect on past connections between AI and Fluid Mechanics and outline algorithms for search, learning and reasoning with data in nano-fluidics, chaotic systems and collective swimming. I will discuss successes and failures for this approach and outline new horizons for human thinking that remains the critical component in understanding and solving Fluid Mechanics problems.