Turbulent flow modification with high-intensity acoustic waves.

Point of Contact: Kunihiko Taira
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Florida A&M University/Florida State University
2003 Levy Avenue, AME Research Center, Tallahassee, Florida 32310
email: ktaira[at]fsu.edu, tel: +1-850-645-0140
office: AME 216, lab: AME 107
Google Scholar: [link]

3D printed vortices around pitching flat-plate wings.
FSU AME Research Center - home of CFD lab.

Our group studies a variety of fluid mechanics problems with CFD (computational fluid dynamics). We are located in the AME Research Building on the Engineering Campus at the Florida State University.

Graduate Student Opening
Students with strong background in fluid mechanics and mathematics are encouraged to apply (see: link). Those who are interested should email Prof. Taira.

Low-Re compressible flow around a triangular airfoil (see: Munday et al. 2014).

Research interests
Computational fluid dynamics
Active flow control
Unsteady aerodynamics
Vortex dynamics
Hydrodynamic stability
Fluid-structure interaction
Graph theory/network analysis

Vortical structures around a pitching flat plate (see: Jantzen et al. 2014).

Group members
Kunihiko Taira (Assistant professor, [CV], ktaira[at]fsu.edu)
Matthew Jemison (Postdoctoral research associate, 2014-)
Phillip Munday (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2011-)
Yiyang Sun (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2012-)
Aditya Nair (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2013-)
Chi-An Yeh (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2013-)
Paul Miles (Graduate research assistant-Ph.D., 2013-, co-advised with Prof. Oates)
Daniel Canuto (Undergraduate research assistant/NSF-REU student, 2013-)
Peter Van Brussel (Undergraduate research assistant, 2014-)
Brandon Gusto (Undergraduate research assistant, 2014-)
Matthew Boebinger (NSF-REU student, 2014, co-advised with Prof. Shih)
John-Paul Milton (NSF-REU student, 2014, co-advised with Prof. Alvi)

Group meeting, July 3, 2014.

Past members
Ryan Jantzen (Graduate research assistant-M.S., 2012-14)
Colby Borchetta (Undergrad. RA/NSF-REU student, 2012-13; currently at U. Kentucky)
Bereket Abraham (Summer NSF-REU student, 2012; currently at AppNexas)
Casey Brown (Undergraduate research assistant, 2012; currently at US Navy)

Farrukh Alvi (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Keisuke Asai (Tohoku University)
Guillaume Bres (Cascade Technologies)
Louis Cattafesta (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Kenneth Granlund (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Takeo Kajishima (Osaka University)
Rajan Kumar (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Matthew Munson (Army Research Laboratory)
Daiju Numata (Tohoku University)
William Oates (Florida A&M/Florida State University)
Michael Ol (Air Force Research Laboratory)
Lawrence Ukeiley (University of Florida)

US Air Force Office of Scientific Research
US Army Research Office
US Air Force Research Laboratory (ASEE summer research)
Florida State University, Creative Research Council

Open cavity flow (see Sun et al. 2014).

2014 (Fall): EML5930, Computational Fluid Dynamics (graduate)
2014 (Spring): EML4930, Numerical methods for engineers (undergraduate)
2013 (Fall): EML5709, Fluid mechanics (graduate)
2013 (Spring): EML5930, CFD for incompressible flows (graduate)
2012 (Fall): EML5709, Fluid mechanics (graduate)
2012 (Spring): EML5930, CFD for incompressible flows (graduate)
2011 (Fall): EML5709, Fluid mechanics (graduate)