RESEARCH DIRECTIONS

The Fluid Mechanics Transport Phenomena group studies many aspects of fluid mechanics and how it affects the world we live in. We work on a wide range of subjects ranging from drag reduction to wind turbines.
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Slippery-Liquid-Infused-Surfaces

Slippery-Liquid-Infused-Surfaces (SLIPS) promises drag reduction in turbulent flows, but the science is still unknown. Experiments and theoretical predicitons are used to understand scaling parameters and to form design guidelines.
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Theory and Experiments Together

We use novel instrumentation, smart experimental setups and theoretical predictions to answering fundamental questions about turbulence mixing and heat transfer.
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Dynamic Similarity in Wind Turbines

Dynamic similarity is a core concept in any model testing; all non-dimensional parameters in the model test must be matched to what is experienced by the full-scale model, to accurately simulate the flow field. We use unique experiemnts to achieve full similarty in Wind turbine measurements.

 

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Membrane Distillation

Investigations of the transport of heat and water vapor across the membrane in Membrane Distillation processes as well as desalination processes.  With focus on the involved fluid mechanics.