Monthly Archives: August 2014

Seminar August 4th: Distributed Roughness Receptivity & Roughness Induced Transition In A Flat Plate Boundary Layer

Dr. Matthew Kuester Postdoctoral Research Associate Klebanoff-Saric Wind Tunnel Aerospace Engineering – Texas A&M University 4pm, August 4th 2014, Randolph 331 Surface roughness can affect boundary layer transition (from laminar to turbulent flow) by acting as a receptivity mechanism for transient growth. Some of the work in the field of roughness-induced transient growth predicts a “shielding”…

Seminar May 5th: Advancing Rotor Technology in Wind Energy Systems

Dr. Todd Griffith, Sandia National Laboratories Holden Auditorium, May 5th, 2014, 4pm Dr. D. Todd Griffith is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in the Wind and Water Power Technologies Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He is the Technical Lead for Sandia’s Offshore Wind Energy Program. His research contributions include work in the areas…