# Hendrickson, Kelli

Research Associate Professor

drkh@email.unc.edu

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## Research Interests

Computational modeling of fluid dynamics, multiscale modeling of multiphase turbulent flows and biofluids, hydrodynamics and ocean waves

## Professional Background

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Cincinnati, 1995; Sc.D. in Ocean Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2004; Research Engineer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005-2024; Research Associate Professor at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2023-present

## Research Synopsis

I am a fluid dynamicist with interest in mathematical and computational modeling to solve complex fluid dynamics problems that have the potential to impact our day-to-day lives. As an engineer by training, I enjoy applying mathematics and physics to creatively solve problems that sit at the intersection between engineering application and fundamental science. My guiding research principle is striving to understand the fundamental physical problem to better inform mathematical models and computational methods. My research portfolio focuses on air-water interface flows interacting with turbulent fields (i.e. breaking waves). Since joining UNC, I have been broadening this effort into multiscale modeling of biofluids.

## Representative Publications

*Fundamental time scales of bubble fragmentation in homogeneous isotropic turbulence*

D. B. Gaylo, K. Hendrickson, D. K. P. Yue,

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 962, p. A25, 2023

*Modelling entrainment volume due to surface-parallel vortex interactions with an air–water interface*

D. B. Gaylo, K. Hendrickson, D. K. P. Yue,

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 938, p. A12, 2022

*Wake behind a three-dimensional dry transom stern. Part 1. Flow structure and large-scale air entrainment.*

K. Hendrickson, G. D. Weymouth, X. Yu, D. K. P. Yue,

Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 875, pp. 854–883, 2019