Seminars

All seminars in Spring 2018 take place at 9:00AM on Thursdays at 362 Willard Bldg. 

Click on the seminar title to see the abstract.

Spring 2018

Thursday
April 26, 2018

Neutron Imaging of Active Heat Exchangers

Patrick Geoghegan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Thursday
April 19, 2018

Thursday
April 12, 2018

Thursday
March 29, 2018

Extension and Limitations of Particle Shadow Velocimetry

Christine Truong, Penn State University, Applied Research Laboratory

Thursday
March 15, 2018

Sediment Entrainment, Distal Transport and Deposition by Saline Gravity Currents

Mario Franca, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

Thursday
March 1, 2018

Thursday
February 22, 2018

Quantifying Flow Resistance Using Photogrammetry and CFD in Two Geophysical Settings: Subglacial Conduits and Mountain Streams

Yunxiang Chen, Penn State University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Thursday
February 15, 2018

Thursday
February 8, 2018

Thursday
February 1, 2018

Thursday
January 25, 2018

Direct Numerical Simulations of Complex Multiphase Flows

Gretar Tryggvason, Johns Hopkins University

Thursday
January 11, 2018

Imaging and Advanced Instrumentation for Two-phase Flow and Fluid Dynamic Research

Robert Zboray, The Pennsylvania State University, Deparment of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Fall 2017

Thursday
December 7, 2017

What Fins and Wings Can Teach Us About Vehicle Design

Daniel Quinn , University of Virginia

Thursday
November 30, 2017

A New Class of Residual-based Turbulence Models for Large Eddy Simulation

Arif Masud, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday
November 16, 2017

Thursday
October 26, 2017

Using X-rays to Visualize Multiphase Flows

Theodore (Ted) J. Heindel, Iowa State University

Thursday
October 19, 2017

Thursday
October 5, 2017

Pressure Gain Combustion for Advanced Energy Systems: Challenges, Insights, and Unexpected Results

Carson Slabaugh , School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University

Thursday
September 28, 2017

Data-Driven Smart CFD Proxy

Shahab D. Mohaghegh, Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University

Thursday
September 21, 2017

Vorticity for the Assessment of Right Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction Using 4D Flow CMR

Jean Hertzberg, Dept. Mechanical Engineering University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday
September 14, 2017

A fight between the phases: experimental studies of multiphase flow interactions

Matthew J. Rau, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
September 7, 2017

Analytical Evaluation and Improvement of Finite-Rate Cavitation Models for CFD

Michael Kinzel , Applied Research Lab, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
August 31, 2017

Rotational kinematics of nonspherical inertial particles in turbulence

Margaret Byron, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Pennsylvania State University

Spring 2017

Thursday
April 27, 2017

SEDFOAM: A 3D Two-Phase Flow Numerical Model For Sediment Transport – Application On Scour Around A Vertical Cylindrical Pile

Tim Nagel, Laboratory of Geophysical and Industrial Flows (LEGI), Grenoble Alpes University, Franceneers

Thursday
April 20, 2017

Flow and Elasticity in Nature

Scott Thomson, Brigham Young University

Thursday
April 13, 2017

Wake Signature Detection

Geoffrey Spedding, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California

Thursday
April 6, 2017

The Hydrodynamics of Sea Lion Locomotion

Megan Leftwich, George Washington University

Thursday
March 30, 2017

Thursday
March 23, 2017

Large Scale Organized Motions in Turbulent Flows

Lex Smits, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Princeton University

Thursday
March 16, 2017

Thursday
March 2, 2017

Thursday
February 23, 2017

Multi-plane Particle Shadow Velocimetry for Validation of Turbulence Models

Jeffrey Harris, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory

Thursday
February 16, 2017

Wind Plant Simulation and Validation

Jonathan Naughton, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wyoming

Thursday
February 9, 2017

Design and Construction of a Water Channel Facility: “Exciting and Challenging”

Azar Eslam-Panah, Mechanical Engineering, Penn State Berks

Thursday
February 2, 2017

Thursday
January 26, 2017

Accelerated Stabilized Meshfree Methods for Convection Dominated Problems

Michael Hillman , Civil and Environmental Engineering, PSU

Fall 2016

Thursday
November 17, 2016

Towards Predictive Simulations of Soot Formation in Laminar and Turbulent Flames

Yuan Xuan, Penn State Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Thursday
November 10, 2016

Using DNS to investigate multiphase turbulence in the environment

David Richter, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame

Thursday
November 3, 2016

Nonsteady Forcings of Wind Turbine Drivetrains by the Passage of Daytime Atmospheric Turbulence Eddies, analyzed with Field and Computational Data

James Brasseur, Research Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences*, University of Colorado Boulder

Thursday
October 27, 2016

Particles and snowflakes falling through turbulence

Filippo Coletti, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota

Thursday
October 13, 2016

Windbreaks for enhanced wind turbine power and potential for wind farms

Leonardo Patricio Chamorro Chavez, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering

Thursday
October 6, 2016

PIV Uncertainty: History, State of the Art, and Current Directions

Barton Smith, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Utah State University

Thursday
September 29, 2016

Blood Pumps and Fish Mouths: Biological applications of fluid mechanics

Steven Day, Departments of Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology

Thursday
September 22, 2016

Towards Numerical Simulation of Multiscale Thermo-Fluid Systems

Miad Yazdani, United Technologies Research Center

Thursday
September 15, 2016

Fabrication Of A Novel Partially Melted Ice Particle Cloud Facility

Jared Soltis, Penn State University Department of Aerospace Engineering

Thursday
September 8, 2016

Phase-Change Heat Transfer in Energy Systems: Outlook for Simulation Enabled Advances

Alex Rattner, Penn State Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Spring 2016

Friday
April 29, 2016

Experiments in Multiphase Flows: Bubbles, Cavitation and X-Rays

Simo A. Makiharju, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Friday
April 22, 2016

Green Aeropropulsion Technologies for Future Aircraft Generations

Nateri Madavan, Ames Research Center, Moffett Field CA

Wednesday
April 13, 2016

Highlights from NASA’s Environmentally Responsible Aviation (ERA) Project

Fayette Collier, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA

Friday
April 8, 2016

Aircraft Ice Accretion Roughness: Measurement, Convection Characterization, and Modeling

Stephen T. McClain, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Baylor University

Friday
April 1, 2016

Two-way Interactions in Particle-Laden Turbulent Channel Flow: Results from Interface-Resolved Simulations

Lian-Ping Wang, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware

Friday
March 25, 2016

Computational Investigation of Heat Transfer on Ice-Roughened Airfoils

David Hanson, Penn State Aerospace Engineering Department/Applied Research Laboratory

Friday
March 18, 2016

Light Field Imaging and Quantitative Data Extraction

Tadd Truscott, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University

Friday
March 4, 2016

Development of Advance Flow Diagnostic Techniques to Study Complex Thermal Fluids Phenomena

Dr. Hui Hu, Department of Aerospace Engineering Iowa State University

Friday
February 26, 2016

Flow Measurement with Particle Shadow Methods

Michael McPhail, Penn State Bioengineering Department/Applied Research Laboratory

Friday
February 19, 2016

Friday
February 12, 2016

Recent Advancements in Dynamic Cruise Missile Modeling

Brian Battaglia, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Friday
February 5, 2016

Friday
January 29, 2016

Fall 2015

Friday
December 4, 2015

A Multi-Scale Simulation Approach for Geared Transmission Aero-Thermodynamics

Sean McIntyre, Penn State Aerospace Engineering and Applied Research Lab

Friday
November 13, 2015

Friday
November 6, 2015

How to Sniff Wine: Optimal Directional Volatile Transport in Retronasal Olfaction

Rui Ni, Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering

Friday
October 30, 2015

Poroelastic Trailing-Edge Noise and the Silent Flight of Owls

Justin Jaworski, Lehigh University, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Friday
October 23, 2015

Use of Empirical Mode Decomposition for Closed-Loop Separation

Phillip J. Ansell, University of Illinois, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Friday
October 16, 2015

Turbulence and the motion of sand along the bed of rivers

Mark Schmeeckle, Arizona State University

Friday
October 9, 2015

An Introduction to Glacier Hydrology

Ken Mankoff, Department of Geosciences, Penn State University

Friday
October 2, 2015

A robust preconditioner for the incompressible MHD models

Yicong Ma, Department of Mathematics, Penn State University

Friday
September 25, 2015

Investigation of turbulent sheet flows under unidirectional flow forcing

Julien Chauchat, Laboratoire des Ecoulements Geophysiques et Industriels (LEGI), Grenoble, France

Friday
September 18, 2015

Friday
September 11, 2015

Simulation of Large Deformations of Geomaterials using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) Method

Tong Qiu , Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, PSU

Friday
September 4, 2015

Friday
August 28, 2015

Spring 2015

Friday
May 8, 2015

Ecohydraulics as a Discipline and Organizing Concept for Water and Infrastructure Management

David Smith, USACE Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Friday
May 1, 2015

Fluid Mechanics Challenges in Energy, Environment and Health: Insights gained via Numerical Simulation

Fotis Soritopolous, University of Minnesota

Friday
April 24, 2015

Threshold of Particle Movement: A New Paradigm

Panos Diplas, Lehigh University

Friday
April 17, 2015

Computational Modeling and Assessments of Multiphase Jets

Mike Kinzel, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory

Friday
April 10, 2015

Filtered Density Function, Its Petascale Simulator and the Potentials for Its Quantum Speed-Up

Peyman Givi, University of Pittsburgh

Friday
April 3, 2015

High-fidelity numerical schemes for turbulent reacting flow simulations

Yuan Xuan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Friday
March 27, 2015

An Internal Thermal Environment Model of an Aluminized Solid Rocket Motor with Experimental Validation

Drew Cortopassi, High Pressure Combustion Lab, Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
March 26, 2015

Using Large-Eddy Simulations to Explore TornadoDynamics Near the Surface

Dave Lewellen, University of West Virginia

Friday
February 27, 2015

Consideration of Dynamic Stall in Rotorcraft Airfoil Design

Bernardo Vieira, Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering

Friday
February 20, 2015

Supersonic Heated Jet Noise and its Reduction

Phil Morris, Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering

Friday
February 13, 2015

Mathematical Perspectives in the Prandtl's Boundary Layer Theory

Toan Nguyen , Penn State Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Friday
February 6, 2015

A Higher-Order Potential Flow Method for Rapid Performance Prediction of Integrated Propeller-Wing Systems

Julia Cole, Bucknell University

Friday
January 30, 2015

Measurements of the Three-Dimensional Boundary Layer in a Turbine Blade Passage

Steve Lynch, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Friday
January 23, 2015

Toward Patient-Specific Modeling of Inferior Vena Cava Filter Performance

Kenny Aycock, Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering

Friday
January 16, 2015

Hybrid URANS/LES Methods as a Computational Framework for Complex Turbulent Flows

Amir Mehdizadeh, DFG Research Fellow, Penn State University

Fall 2014

Thursday
December 11, 2014

Overcoming the Fluid-Structure Added-Mass Instability for Incompressible Flows

Dr. Bill Henshaw, Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematical Sciences Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutestitute

Thursday
December 4, 2014

Boundary-Layer Transition Beneath Free-Stream Turbulence: Linear Precursors of Nonlinear Breakdown

Dr. Tamer Zaki, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins

Thursday
November 13, 2014

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Dan Haworth, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
November 6, 2014

Flow-Physics in a Gas-Turbine Engine

Dr. Scott Morris, Associate Professor, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Thursday
October 30, 2014

COFFE: A Modular, Extensible, Robust Numerical Solver for the Navier-Stokes Equations

Dr. Ryan Glasby, Head, Computational Fluid Dynamics Group University of Tennessee Joint Institute for Computational Sciences

Thursday
October 23, 2014

Turbulence in wind farm boundary layers

Dr. Charles Meneveau, Louis M. Sardella Professor in Mechanical Engineering Johns Hopkins University

Thursday
October 16, 2014

Finite Volume, CFD Based Investigation of Supercavity Pulsations

Dr. Jules Lindau, Research Associate, Applied Research Lab

Thursday
October 9, 2014

Thursday
October 2, 2014

The Bathymetry Detection Problem: a Water-Wave Approach

Dr. Vishal Vasan, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
September 25, 2014

In vivo vs. In vitro Dissolution and its Prediction with Mathematical Models

James G. Brasseur, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
September 18, 2014

Immersed Boundary Method for Free Surface Flows Around Arbitrary Objects using OpenFOAM: Applications for Environmental Hydraulics

Dr. Xiaofeng Liu, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University

Thursday
September 11, 2014

Double-Diffusive Sedimentation

Dr. Eckart Meiburg, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara

Thursday
September 4, 2014

Numerical Validation of the Squire-Young Formula for Profile-Drag Prediction

Dr. Jim Coder, Research Associate, Penn State ARL

Spring 2014

Thursday
May 1, 2014

High Fidelity Viscous Ship Hydrodynamics: Computational and Experimental Research

Frederick Stern, Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering The University of Iowa IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering

Thursday
April 24, 2014

The internal wave field radiated by a stratified turbulent wake

Peter J. Diamessis, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, U.S.A.

Thursday
April 17, 2014

Improving Unsteady Hydroturbine Performance During Off-design Operation by Injecting Water from the Trailing Edge of the Wicket Gates

Bryan Lewis, Ph.D. (May 2014) in Mechanical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
March 20, 2014

Simplifying complex measurements: Plenoptic cameras and the future of experimental flow diagnostics

Brian S. Thurow, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering Auburn University

Thursday
March 6, 2014

The Lifecycles of Layered Cold Clouds: Water Phase, Radiative, and Dynamic Interactions

Jerry Y. Harrington, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Meteorology Department of Meteorology The Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
February 27, 2014

The Hydrodynamics and Transport Phenomena of Olfaction in the Hammerhead Shark

Alex Rygg, Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering The Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
February 20, 2014

Using Fluid Mechanics to Predict Thrombus Growth in Cardiovascular Devices

Keefe Manning, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Bioengineering and Surgury The Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
February 13, 2014

High performance reactive transport simulation at the pore scale to investigate the effect of pore scale flow on average geochemical reaction rates

Chaopeng Shen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering The Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
January 30, 2014

Computation of Cavitating Flow in a Francis Hydroturbine

Daniel Leonard, Ph.D. Candidate in Engineering Science and Mechanics

Thursday
January 23, 2014

Physics and Biology Modeling of Cancer Cell Transport

Byron Gaskin , Department of Biomedical Engineering, Penn State

Wednesday
January 1, 2014

Fall 2013

Thursday
December 12, 2013

Manipulating Flames with AC Electric Fields

Kyle Bishop, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Thursday
December 5, 2013

Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) at Penn State ARL

Robert Campbell and Jonathan Pitt, Research Associate, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory

Thursday
November 21, 2013

A LES Study of Transition in Atmospheric Boundary Layer Turbulence Structure from Neutral to Moderately Convective Stability States

Balaji Jayaraman, Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Thursday
November 14, 2013

The Wind that Shakes the Barley: Non-Gaussian Turbulence within and above Plant Canopies

Marcelo Chamecki, Assistant Professor of Meteorology

Thursday
November 7, 2013

Swirling Flow Stability and Its Role in Velocity-Coupled Transverse Combustion Instabilities in Annular Gas Turbine Combustors

Jacqueline O’Connor, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
October 24, 2013

Recovering the Water-Wave Profile from Pressure Measurements

Diane Henderson, Professor of Mathematics

Thursday
October 17, 2013

Robust Discretizations and Fast Solvers for CFD

Jinchao Xu, Francis R. and Helen M. Pentz Professor of Science

Thursday
October 10, 2013

Helicopter Rotor Noise Prediction During Ice Accretion

Baofeng Cheng, PhD Candidate, Aerospace Engineering

Thursday
October 3, 2013

Design of Bioinspired Slippery Surfaces for Fluid Mechanics Applications

Tak-Sing Wong, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
September 26, 2013

Theoretical and Experimental Results for the S414, Slotted, Natural-Laminar-Flow Airfoil

Jim Coder, Ph.D. Candidate in Aerospace Engineering

Thursday
September 19, 2013

Interactions Among Turbulence, Gas-Phase Chemistry, Soot and Radiation: Toward Predictive Turbulent Combustion Models for IC Engines

Dan Haworth, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
September 5, 2013

Acousto-Opto-Fluidics

Tony Jun Huang, Professor of Engineering Science and Mechanics The Pennsylvania State University

Spring 2013

Friday
May 3, 2013

Short-range capillary interactions between floating objects

Andong He, Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

Thursday
April 25, 2013

Visualization and Post-Processing of Large Scale Engineering Applications

Earl P.N. Duque, Intelligent Light

Thursday
April 18, 2013

Advances in Testing, Protection and Physical Understanding of Aircraft Icing

Jose Palacios, Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University

Thursday
April 11, 2013

Optimization and Economics of Hydroturbine Operation

David Beevers, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
April 4, 2013

Self-generated electrophoresis and electro-osmosis

Darrell Velegol, Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering

Thursday
March 28, 2013

Impacts of Particulate Ingestion on External and Internal Flow Paths

Karen Thole, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and MNE Department Head

Thursday
March 21, 2013

The Science and Art of Visualizing Fluid Flows by Refractive Optical Techniques

Gary Settles, Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
March 14, 2013

Assessing Wind Resource Conditions Above Buildings

Susan Stewart, Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering

Thursday
February 28, 2013

Development of a 3.5 kW Thermoacoustic-Stirling Chiller

Matt Poese, Applied Research Lab

Thursday
February 21, 2013

Thermoacoustic Energy Conversion and Heat Exchange

Robert Keolian, Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering

Thursday
February 14, 2013

Non Kolmogorov Elements in Small-scale Turbulence Dynamics: bypassing the Cascade

James G. Brasseur, Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
February 7, 2013

Simulation, Analysis and Control of the Draft Tube Vortex Rope

Hosein Foroutan, PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering

Thursday
January 31, 2013

Accuracy of current actuator-line modeling methods in predicting wind turbine blade loads

Sven Schmidt, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering

Thursday
January 24, 2013

How to Make a Tornado

Paul Markowski, Associate Professor of Meterology

Thursday
January 17, 2013

Overview of FDRC and Discussion of Objectives

Rob Kunz, ARL

Robert Kunz

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

rfk102@engr.psu.edu

Laura Pauley

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

LPauley@psu.edu