Professor Sunny Jung - email@example.com
Dr. Anupam Pandey
Environmental fluid mechanics
Waves not only excite surfers, but also captivate artists and scientists alike. For example, The Great Wave by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai has become one of the most influential work of art in the world (see figure 1(a)). Looking at it closely, one realizes that the painting remarkably captures the phenomenon of wave breaking into droplets of different sizes. These tiny droplets remain suspended in air for long times, potentially carrying harmful toxins and pathogens to large distances.
In this project, we will study the generation of tiny droplets and bubbles as a surface wave smash onto rigid surfaces. In particular, we will look into how different surfaces like sand beds and rocky terrains influence this process. This project will combine designing and prototyping of automated components and fundamental understanding of fluid mechanics. The first part of the project will be to design and construct a wave maker with a rotating piston (see figure 1(b)) that can generate long surface waves in a shallow pool of water. The second part will involve full characterization of wave breakup including measurement of droplets/bubble size distribution and their dynamics.
Figure 1: (a) The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai. (b) Schematic of a rotating piston wave generator.
|Course number||Course title|
|BEE 3310||Bio-Fluid Mechanics|
|MAE 4272||Fluids/Heat Transfer Laboratory|
|MAE 4650||Biofluid Mechanics|
|MAE 4651||Biofluid Mechanics|
|MAE 5230||Intermediate Fluid Dynamics with CFD|
|MAE 5650||Biofluid Mechanics|
|MAE 6270||Experimental Methods in Fluid Dynamics|