Highlights in Jiarong Hong's webpage
We are interested in: (I) developing innovative approach and instrumentation to tackle the challenges in the measurements of complex flow field for a wide range of applications; (II) understanding the fundamental dynamics involved in the interaction between flow and environment.
Current Research Focus
Complex Flows and Flow-structure Interaction in Wind Energy:
In this research, we develop innovative approach to quantify the complex flows around utility-scale wind turbine and understand the fundamental dynamics involved in interaction between wind turbine and atmospheric boundary layer, which is significant for enhancing the power generation and structure integrity of wind turbines and farms.
Turbulence over Biological Surfaces:
This research investigates how surface ornamentation of swimming organisms such as sharks influences their neighboring flow field and bio-locomotion.
The research studies the fundamental fluid mechanics in high-speed underwater vehicle based on ventilated supercavitation.
The research aims at designing high resolution, highly compact, innovative flow and environment sensors for renewable energy, medical and environmental applications.
Graduate students: 2 openings available for Fall, 2016.
Undergraduates: No paid openings available, but we do provide research opportunities for motivated undergraduates. The students are encouraged to apply for UROP to support themselves. Contact Prof. Hong with your CV and unofficial transcript.
4/14/2016: Ashish defended his thesis entitled "Bubble flow physics for applications in aerated hydroturbine and underwater transport".
3/21/2016: Mostafa defended his thesis entitled "Digital inline holographic particle tracking velocimetry for 3D flow measurements"
3/7/2016: Jiarong won ONR YIP award!
2/5/2016: Our paper on supercavitation is selected to be the cover of JFM!
Karn, A., Arndt, R., & Hong, J. (2016). An experimental investigation into supercavity closure mechanisms. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 789, 259-284.
Karn, A., Shao, S., Arndt, R., & Hong, J. (2016). Bubble coalescence and breakup in turbulent bubbly wake of a ventilated hydrofoil. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 70, 397-407.
- Naval Symposium on Hydrodynamics, Sep 11-16.