Courses @ Michigan
ME 320 (undergraduate fluid mechanics)
Fluid mechanics can be found almost everywhere in nature and engineering. The motion of fluids and the forces they exert are of key importance across disciplines, including (but not limited to) microfluidic devices for treating disease, fuel injection systems in car engines, nuclear and chemical reactors, wind farms, transport of atmospheric pollutants, weather/climate forecasting, jet noise associated with aircraft engines, and the formation of stars and galaxies. The objective of this course is to provide the basic principles needed to analyze and predict flow fields of interest.
ME 523 (graduate computational fluid dynamics)
ME 523 is intended as a first graduate-level course on Computational
Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The emphasis is on steady/unsteady
incompressible laminar flows and scalar transport. Techniques
for turbulence, multiphase flows, and reacting flows are also
introduced. In this project-based course, student build a CFD
code during the course of the semester, integrating various
techniques as they are discussed in class. Below are some
examples of students' final projects.
University Primary School at the University of Illinois
Guest lecturer: Science of sound, Fall 2015
Guest lecturer: Physics of flight, Fall 2014
In Fall 2015 I taught lessons at the University Primary
School on the "science of sound" for grades 2, 3, 4, and 5. I covered
the properties of waves, the Doppler effect, and different
mediums sound can travel through. The picture to the right
shows a Rubens tube I built to visualize
standing waves with flames. A video of the Rubens tube can
be found here.
In Fall 2014 I taught
and performed demos on "the physics of flight". The classes included an introduction to Bernoulli's principle with many
demonstrations, fun facts about
air and other important fluids, along with concepts of pressure, velocity, and vorticity
and their role in flight.
Sound wave demonstrations
(top). Visualizing vortex shedding
with water/glitter (bottom).