FDRC CONTACTS

Robert Kunz
Senior Scientist and Head of the Computational Mechanics Division, ARL rfk102@arl.psu.edu

Laura Pauley
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
LPauley@psu.edu

Philip Morris
Boeing/A.D. Welliver Professor of Aerospace Engineering
pjm@psu.edu

welcome to the fluid dynamics research consortium (fdrc)

The Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium (FDRC) is a collaborative PSU platform for basic and applied research in fluid dynamics
The consortium mission is to develop, validate and advance state-of-the-technology computational mechanics and experimental methods for:
  • Basic physics research
  • Device and concept analysis
  • Design guidance/tools

In fulfilling this mission, the FDRC will facilitate interactions and collaborations across the units at Penn State where fluid dynamics research is conducted. Members of FDRC include Penn State academic and research faculty and graduate students.


  • Atmospheric/Environmental/Sensing Research Atmospheric/Environmental/Sensing Research
  • Bio-fluid Mechanics, Bio-medical Research Bio-fluid Mechanics, Bio-medical Research
  • Fluid Structure Interaction Research  Fluid Structure Interaction Research
  • High Speed Aerodynamics Research High Speed Aerodynamics Research
  • Low Speed Aerodynamics Research Low Speed Aerodynamics Research
  • Maneuvering and Multi-body Simulation Research Maneuvering and Multi-body Simulation Research
  • Maritime Hydrodynamics Research Maritime Hydrodynamics Research
  • Multiphase Flow Research Multiphase Flow Research
  • Multiphase Flow Research Multiphase Flow Research
  • Nuclear, Wind, Hydro Power Research Nuclear, Wind, Hydro Power Research
  • Overset Methods/Meshing Technology Research Overset Methods/Meshing Technology Research
  • Turbulence Simulation Research Turbulence Simulation Research