GALCIT Colloquium

Friday November 8, 2019 3:00 PM

Turbulent Boundary Layers Developing Over Rough Surfaces: From the Laboratory to Full-Scale Systems

Speaker: Nick Hutchins, Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne
Location: Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)

An overview of recent work on the problem of turbulent boundary layers developing over surface roughness will be given. This includes experimental laboratory studies, numerical simulations and recent attempts at full-scale in-situ measurements on the hull of an operating ship. An overarching aim here is to be able to make full-scale predictions of the penalty (economic / environmental / performance) resulting from surface roughness on the hulls of operating ships.

Series GALCIT Colloquium Series

Contact: Benedikt Barthel bbarthel@caltech.edu