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GALCIT Colloquium

Friday, November 8, 2019
3:00pm to 4:00pm
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Guggenheim 133 (Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall)
Turbulent Boundary Layers Developing Over Rough Surfaces: From the Laboratory to Full-Scale Systems
Nick Hutchins, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Melbourne,

An overview of recent work on the problem of turbulent boundary layers developing over surface roughness will be given. This includes experimental laboratory studies, numerical simulations and recent attempts at full-scale in-situ measurements on the hull of an operating ship. An overarching aim here is to be able to make full-scale predictions of the penalty (economic / environmental / performance) resulting from surface roughness on the hulls of operating ships.

For more information, please contact Benedikt Barthel by email at bbarthel@caltech.edu.