Hypersonics is our group’s main area of research. Our school Website gives some more details about what I and my colleagues do in this area.
My research in hypersonics involves the application of laser-based diagnostics to four main areas of interest:
- Low-density hypersonic flow in the transition region between rarefied and continuum flow
- Hypersonic separated flow for atmospheric entry problems
- High-speed fuel ignition
- Thermal nonequilibrium measurements in hypersonic flow
In the area of separated flow, we are currently collaborating with colleagues from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the University of Minnesota comparing our experimental velocity and temperature measurements in low-density hypersonic separated flow with Navier-Stokes and Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Models.