Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Environmental Fluid Dynamics

Environmental fluid dynamics involves studying the properties the Earth’s atmosphere and it’s relation to the science of fluid dynamics. Typically involves large scale simulations and field experiments.

Stoll LabComputational & Environmental Fluid Dynamics Research Group

Our research seeks to improve the understanding of the physical processes that govern land-atmosphere interactions and transport processes in the atmospheric boundary layer. These processes are studied using numerical simulations, field and laboratory experiments and mathematical analysis.

Director: Dr. Rob Stoll (rstoll@eng.utah.edu) | Bldg. 60

http://www.eng.utah.edu/~pardyjak/images/slideshow/okc.gifEnvironmental Fluid Dynamics Lab

The work done at the Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Utah attempts to further the understanding of fluid flow phenomena in the natural world. To this end, the laboratory employs a variety of state of the art scientific investigation techniques including: large scale field measurements (both Urban and Rural), numerical modeling and simulation and laboratory scale measurements.

Director: Dr. Eric Pardkyjak (pardyjak@mech.utah.edu) | Bldg. 60

wind-tunnellTurbulence & Renewable Energy Lab

Research interests in the Turbulence & Renewable Energy Lab center around turbulent boundary layers, pollutant dispersion, sensor development, unmanned aerial vehicles and sensitivity analysis.

Director: Dr. Meredith Metzger (m.metzger@utah.edu) | Bldg. 60

wet-direcotryWind, Energy & Turbulence Lab

Research interests in the Wind, Energy and Turbulence Lab center around atmospheric sciences and turbulence, hydrology, fluid mechanics and wind farms physics.

Director: Dr. Marc Calaf (marc.calaf@utah.edu) | 415 CME