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.
Slippery-Liquid-Infused-SurfacesSlippery-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.
Dynamic Similarity in Wind TurbinesDynamic 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.