Hardeo Chin, '17
Hardeo Chin was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in South Florida. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Central Florida. Hardeo has served as President and Senator of the National Society of Black Engineers. He is currently researching the effects of mistuning on turbomachinery. His research interests include gas turbines, propulsion and combustion. He plans to obtain his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and work in the Research & Development section of an Aerospace Company.
Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman
Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering
Power Law Decay in High Intensity Active-Grid Generated Turbulence
Conducted at the University of California, Irvine
Mentor: Dr. John LaRue, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Abstract: Turbulent flows, unlike laminar flows, are a complex, nonlinear multiscale phenomenon making it hard to accurately predict their characteristics. In this study, we assess the power law decay of turbulent kinetic energy in a high intensity flow. Turbulent flows are important because of their ability to transport and mix fluids effectively, but their range of scales and the inherent nonlinearity in the describing equations have made it impossible to determine a general analytical solution. For this reason, much of our understanding of turbulence is based on experimental results concerning decaying homogeneous–isotropic flows, where the describing equations are relatively simple. Theory dictates that in a homogenous and isotropic flow, the dissipation of turbulence will follow a power law decay. Data is collected at a mean velocity of 6 m/s throughout the course of this experiment.
University of Central Florida (Ph.D.)
Aerospace Engineering, Engineering
Chin, Hardeo, "Hardeo Chin, '17" (2017). McNair Scholars. 14.