Karen A. Flack is a Professor and Chair of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, USA. Her research focuses on turbulent boundary layer physics with a concentration on rough wall boundary layers and frictional drag prediction.
Karen Flack: Flack graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989 and completed her PhD at Stanford University in Mechanical Engineering in 1993. She holds her chair at the U.S. Naval Academy since 2004.
Title: The relationship between surface topography and frictional drag
Abstract: Understanding the relationship between a surface’s topography and its hydraulic resistance is an important, yet illusive, goal in fluids engineering. Particularly poorly understood are..... read more
Simone Hochgreb is Professor of Combustion at the Univ of Cambridge. She has developed measurement methods for reacting flows for autoignition, spray, soot and coal combustion in a range of devices.
Title: Understanding the structure and dynamics of turbulent reacting flows via selective experiments
Abstract: Predictions about the evolution of turbulent reacting and non-reacting flows approach increasingly fidelity at the largest scales via LES, and smallest via DNS. There is still a battle in the middle ground... read more
Detlef Lohse is Professor and Chair of the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente, The Netherlands. His research focuses on multiphase flow from an experimental and theoretical perspective with research addressing microscopic as well as macroscopic scales.
Detlef Lohse: Lohse graduated from the University of Bonn in 1989 with a degree in Physics, and completed his PhD at the University of Marburg in 1992. He served as a postdoctural research fellow at the University of Chicago from 1993 to 1995, and was finally made chair of Physics of Fluids at the University of Twente in 1998.
Title: Turbulent Rayleigh-Benard and Taylor-Couette flow
Abstract: Rayleigh-Benard flow — the flow in a box heated from below and cooled from above — and Taylor-Couette flow -- the flow between two coaxial co- or counter-rotating cylinders -- are the two paradigmatic systems in physics of fluids and many new concepts have been tested with them..... read more
Professor Vladimir Nikora is the Sixth Century Chair in Environmental Fluid Mechanics at the School of Engineering, University of Aberdeen, UK. Before coming to Scotland in February 2006, he was Principal Scientist and Manager of the Hydrodynamics Group at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research in New Zealand
Title:Turbulence in open-channel flows: recent advances and implications for sediment transport, hydraulic resistance and flow-biota interactions
Abstract: Open-channel flow (OCF, e.g., streams and rivers) occupies a special place in a family of turbulent flows. It may exhibit a set of properties that make this flow unique and exciting, i.e.: (1) flow boundaries (sedimentary bed and free surface) can be highly ‘deformable’ and dynamic, constantly changing in response to varying flow...... read more
Alfredo Pinelli is professor of Fluid Simulation at the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at City University London (CU). Since 1989 he has worked actively in the field of Direct and Large Eddy Simulations of turbulent flows, covering both physical and algorithmic aspects.
Title: Flow manipulation based on passive and localised fluid structure interactions
Abstract: Surfaces covered by arrayed, slender, deformable, filamentous structures, anchored to a substrate and exposed to viscous flows are ubiquitous in nature, and increasingly seen in bio inspired technology. During this talk, two examples will be explored and discussed in details. The first one concerns the possibility of manipulating a bluff body wake using an array of elastic.... read more
Sutanu Sarkar received his B. Tech from IIT Bombay, M. S. from Ohio State University and Ph. D. from Cornell University. After 4 years as a staff scientist at ICASE, NASA Langley Research Center, he joined UCSD where he is currently the Blasker Professor of Engineering.
Title: Turbulence at rough topography in the deep ocean
Abstract:Turbulence is essential to maintain the observed stratification in the abyssal ocean and also strongly impacts the biogeochemical state of the ocean. Tidal flow over rough topography in the deep ocean generates internal gravity waves with a fraction of the wave energy breaking down into local turbulence at the generation..... read more