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Robotic Scientist is Coming, and it is not too bad. 

"Where the flow carries a large quantity of water, the speed of the flow is greater and vice versa."

by Leonardo da Vinci

Welcome to our i⁴ - FSI lab:

The i⁴ - FSI Lab is established by Dr. Dixia Fan in the Department of Mechanical and Material Engineering at Queen's University, Ontario, Canada. The name of "i⁴ - FSI " stands for "intelligent", "informational", "integrative" and "interdisciplinary" fluid-structure interaction, a research vision shared by the group to develop a new paradigm for fluid research and applications. By carefully incorporating physics-informed (and -informative) machine learning methods and bio-inspired principles into the fluid mechanics investigation, we will be able to significantly understand and control the fluid motion that is inherently non-linear and multi-scale in both space and time. 

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Fig. Metamorphosis of new engineering

Currently, the group has developed various experimental facilities and numerical tools and has been focusing on the following research topics: 

  • Physics-informed (and -informative) reinforcement learning for vortical flow control

  • Bio-inspired environmental sensing

  • Flow-induced vibration 

  • Programmable metamaterial for aero/hydro morphing structures

  • Autonomy for multi-mode (aerial / aquatic) swarms