One of the most important applications of computing in engineering is the computation of fluid flow around a body, such as a car, a plane or a wind turbine. Understanding how to promote smooth (laminar) flow and how to avoid chaotic (turbulent) flow is the key to developing energy-efficient solutions. This is Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
This project is a feasibility study where you will answer the question 'Is it feasible to run CFD for meaningful problems on a workstation PC or gaming laptop?'. You will research open-source CPD packages, such as 'LilyPad' (2D using the Processing IDE) or NVIDIA 'Flow' (3D which I guess uses the GPU, and binds to the UE4 engine).
You will use your research to deploy one or more CFD packages, and select one or more problems to implement. This could be the flow of air around an aerofoil (plane wing of wind-turbine blade), or something more complex.
Your primary data will be outputs from the CPD simulations, which you will compare qualitatively or quantitatively with results published in journal articles and standard texts.