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Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (FMLab) started its research activity in Oct 2022 and is headed by Asst. Prof. Igal Gluzman. The lab activity is focused on fluid mechanics research that combines interdisciplinary approaches from dynamical systems, signal processing, computer vision tools, and estimation theory. Current projects are focused on: cavitation and bubble dynamics, transitional and turbulent boundary layers, flow separation, non-isothermal multi-phase turbulence, flow control (low-order system modeling, actuator development, and flow estimation from minimal sensing), development visualization and diagnostic techniques of flow fields.

Open Positions:

Multiple research topics (including undergraduate projects) are available for motivated undergrad, M.Sc., and Ph.D. students. For more information, please contact Asst. Prof. Igal Gluzman

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Research activity areas:

Cavitation and bubble dynamics

a. Cavitation of aviation fuels (multi-component liquids)
b. Non-spherical bubble dynamics and coupled interactions with pressure waves
c. Sound Suppression Water System

Transitional and turbulent boundary layers

a. Flow Control
b. Reduced order modeling of actuated flow fields
c. Flow field estimation from minimal sensing (Utilization of Blind Source Separation (BSS) methods and estimation theory)
d. Actuator developments (plasma actuators, shape morphing actuators with ferrofluids)

Stratified turbulence

a. Control of nonlinear oscillations in stratified turbulence.
b. Wavy surface effect on helicity in Rayleigh-Bénard cell
c. Helicity in stratified turbulence

Flow separation topology


Flow visualization and diagnostic techniques development

a. Computer Vision tool for tracking non-spherical cavities
b. Enhanced Gradient shadowgraphy for shock wave tracking
c. Photogrammetry and 3D flow mapping over complex geometries: surface oil visualizations coupled with stereo PIV imaging
d. Oil Film Interferometry
e. MRI (extraction of 3D internal flow fields from MRI imaging)



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