Archive – December 2010
Secondary motions downstream of pipe curvatures are widely studied for low and moderate Reynolds numbers, where the secondary flows are driven by the centrifugal pressure gradient.
Evolution has provided us with countless "solutions" to the problem of swimming and flying. We seek to gain understanding to some of these "solutions" in an engineering context by learning about and applying the physical mechanisms observed in nature
The alternate shedding of vortices in the near wake of bluff bodies results in fluctuating forces that may weaken the structural integrity of buildings, smokestacks, or oil rig supports and ultimately can lead to catastrophic failure.
In 1959, Dr. Fenn was named director of Project Squid, a United States Navy research program in jet propulsion, which was administered by Princeton. He became a professor in our department until 1967.