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Turbulence in stratified flows
Fluid structure interaction
Coastal and Marine Hydrodynamics
Norris Patrick Mears
Recent Research Projects
Completed (Principal Investigator)
Particle Settling Velocities in Turbulence
Active (Principal Investigator)
Environmental Conditions at Stormwater Outflow Pipes in the nearshore of Myrtle Beach, SC
Study of flight patterns of insects using odor navigation in windy environment
Turbulent patch in stably stratified flow
Leading edge serrations as a noise reducing high-lift device for owls
Experimental study of the unsteady aerodynamics during flapping flight of birds; test case: Starling, Sandpiper and Robin
Physical Conditions Associated with Hypoxia in Long Bay, SC
This user has not been assigned as part of the research team for any research projects.
Gurka R., Krishnana K., Ben-Gida H., Kircheffer A.J., Kopp G.A. and Guglielmo C.G., 2016, Flow pattern similarities in the near wake of three bird species suggest a common role for unsteady aerodynamic effects in lift generation, Royal Society: Interface Focus, accepted.
Jacobs C.N., Merchant W., Jendrassak M., Limpasuvan V., Gurka R., Hackett E.E., 2016, Flow Scales of Influence on the Settling Velocities of Particles with Varying Characteristics. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0159645.
Ben Gida H., Liberzon A. and Gurka R., 2015, A stratified wake of a hydrofoil accelerating from rest, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science,
Stanlov O., Ben-Gida H., Kirchhefer A.J., Guglielmo C.G., Kopp G.A., Liberzon A. and Gurka R., 2015, On the estimation of time dependent lift of a European starling (Sturnus vulgaris) during flapping flight, Plos One,10(9): e0134582.
Segreto, J.M., A.J. Kirchhefer, E.E. Hackett, C.G. Guglielmo, G.A. Kopp, and R. Gurka, 2015, Experimental study of the unsteady aerodynamics during flapping flight of birds: European Starling, Western Sandpiper, and American Robin, 10th Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing, Naples, Italy.
Taylor Z.J., Gurka R. and Kopp G.A., 2014, Effects of leading edge geometry on the vortex shedding frequency of elongated bluff bodies at high Reynolds numbers, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 128:66-75.
Ben Gida H., Kirchhefer AJ. Taylor Z.J., Benzer-Kerr W., Guglielmo C., Kopp G.A., Gurka R., 2013, Estimation of unsteady aerodynamics in the wake of a freely flying European starling, Plos One, 8(11): e80086.
Taylor Z.J., Liberzon A., Gurka R., Holzman R., Reesbeck T. and Diez F.J., 2013, Experiments on the vortex wake of a swimming knifefish, Experiments in Fluids, 54: 1588.
Taylor Z.J., Kopp G.A., and Gurka R., 2013, Distribution of spanwise enstrophy in the near wake of three symmetric elongated bluff bodies at high Reynolds number, Physics of Fluids, 25: 055103.
Kirchhefer A.J., Kopp G.A. and Gurka R., 2013, The near wake of a freely flying European Starling, Physics of Fluids, 25: 051902.
Weihs D., Hadad T., Gurka R. and Liberzon A., 2013, Flexible blade for in-line measurement of low-range viscosity, Chemical Engineering Science, 91: 130-133.
Hadad T. and Gurka R., 2012, Tracer Particles characteristics and their effect on PIV/PTV analysis, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 45:203-212, 2013.
Liberzon A., Gurka R., Sarathi P. and Kopp G.A., 2012, Estimate of turbulent dissipation in a decaying grid turbulent flow, 39, 71-78, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science.
Sarathi P., Gurka R., Kopp G.A. and Sullivan, 2011, A calibration scheme for quantitative concentration measurements using simultaneous PIV and PLIF, Experiments in Fluids, 52, 247-259.
Sarathi P., Gurka R., Sullivan P.J. and Kopp G.A., 2010, Experimental measurements of expected mass fraction function in a contaminant plume, Boundary Layer Meteorology, 137(2), 167-185.
Diamessis P.J., Gurka R. and Liberzon A., 2010, Spatial characterization of vortical structures and internal waves in a stratified turbulent wake using proper orthogonal decomposition, Physics of Fluids, 22, 086601
Taylor Z., Gurka R., Kopp G.A. and Liberzon A., 2010, Long duration, time-resolved PIV to study unsteady aerodynamics, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 59, 3262-3269.
Hashemi P., Gurka R. and Hangan H., 2010, Experimental investigation of tornado-like vortex dynamics with swirl ratio: The mean and turbulent flow fields, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamic, 98, 936-944
Gillo D., Gilboa B., Gurka R. and Bernheim A., 2009, Cooperative motion of molecular motors: force induced dynamic transitions, Physical Biology, 6, 1-10
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