Flows Over Surface Topographies

Dr. Jerzy M Floryan, University of Western Ontario
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Event Date: 
Thursday, February 19, 2015 - 3:00pm
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SCMSS Seminar Series


Flows over surface topographies are frequently found in nature. Examples include flows over ocean bottom, flows over water waves, flows over canopies, flows over hills and mountains, flows over rough surfaces, flows over single leafs, just to name a few. Applications include role of topographies in transport of scalar quantities, weather prediction, drag reduction, etc. As there are uncountable number of possible topographies, modeling of their geometry in some generality represents a challenge. This presentation will be focused on the modeling of flows over rough surfaces from the point of view of drag prediction and on the understanding of roles which surface topographies may play in the creation of secondary flows as well as on the potential roles that such secondary flows may play.

Speaker Information

Dr. Jerzy M Floryan is a professor and head of Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the University of Western Ontario in Canada. He received PhD from Virginia Tech, US, and postdoctoral training from the Northwestern University, US. He is Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers, Canadian Aerospace and Space Institute, Engineering Institute of Canada and Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, and Associate Fellow of the American Aeronautics and Space Institute. He has been awarded Humboldt Research Prize in Germany, Senior NATO Research Award in France, Science and Technology Fellowship in Japan and Humboldt Fellowship in Germany. His Canadian awards include Robert W. Angus Medal (Engineering Institute of Canada) and Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal (Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers). He is also Canadian delegate to IUTAM. Dr.Floryan has held visiting appointments at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (US), German Aerospace Research Establishment (DVLR, Gottingen), French Aerospace Research Establishment (CERT-ONERA, Toulouse), National Aerospace Laboratory (Tokyo, Japan), Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France), Ohio University (USA) and the National University of Singapore (Singapore).