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Turbulent flows are ubiquitous in engineering applications and nature. The presence of turbulence typically increases by several orders of magnitude the rates of important processes such as the transport of momentum and heat and the mixing between different chemical species. Current activities in the turbulence area at Cornell include: experimental and simulation studies of water droplet and particle motion in turbulence, relevant to cloud formation and particulate transport; the modeling and simulation of turbulent combustion using large-eddy simulation (LES) and probability density function (PDF) methods; experimental studies of vortex instabilities and dynamics, vortex-induced vibrations; and experimental and simulation studies of multi-body flows with turbulent separated and reattaching flow regions.

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Research Area Faculty

  Name Department Contact
lc246.jpg Collins, Lance R.
Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering, Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 242 Carpenter Hall
607 255-9679
myl3.jpg Louge, Michel Yves
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 351 Upson Hall
607 255-4193
zw24.jpg Wang, Z. Jane
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 323 Thurston Hall
607 255-5354
zw16.jpg Warhaft, Zellman
Professor Emeritus
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 317 Upson Hall
607 255-3898
cw26.jpg Williamson, Charles H. K.
Willis H. Carrier Professor of Engineering
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 321 Upson Hall
607 255-9115