NSF MRI Project: Development of an Advanced Flow Diagnostics Facility for Cross-Disciplinary Research and Educational Endeavors.
Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Department of Engineering, JMU, Principal Investigator)
Dr. Satyaprakash Karri (Department of Engineering, JMU, Postdoctoral Associate)
Dr. Karim Altaii (Integrated Science and Technology, JMU, Co-PI)
Mr. Stefan Jobe (Department of Engineering, JMU, Undergraduate Student)
Mr. Ben Williamson (Department of Engineering, JMU, Undergraduate Student)
Mr. Matthew Passarge (Department of Engineering, JMU, Undergraduate Student)
Almost all industrial, man-made, and naturally occurring flows are complex, thus requiring accurate measurement and characterization. This project involves the development of an advanced flow diagnostics facility with state-of-the-art equipment for the characterization of complex flows. The facility includes four major equipment: a 3D (stereo) particle image velocimetry (PIV) system, a water tunnel, a subsonic wind tunnel, and a heart simulator. This facility will enable research varying from aerodynamics, biological flows, cardiovascular fluid mechanics, and geological applications. The team of faculty and students is currently working on facility and experimental setups.
Funding Source or Sponsor
This project is supported by a National Science Foundation MRI award (Grant No. CBET 0923026)
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