Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Our research in fluid dynamics spans the areas of swimming and flying, waves, stratified turbulent jets, Non-Newtonian fluids, fluid-structure interactions, cardiovascular flows, and geophysical fluid dynamics. These problems are attacked using a combination of analytical, computational, and comparisons to experiments in the Mathematics and Marine Sciences Joint Fluids Lab or with collaborators. Computations allow us to study full three-dimensional problems with moving boundaries and analytical methods allow us to gain fundamental understanding of the simplified systems. Collaborators at UNC include Brian White and Carol Arnosti in Marine Sciences and Casey Miller and Bill Gray in Environmental Sciences and Engineering.