Daniel M. Nosenchuck

Daniel M. Nosenchuck
Associate Professor
Ph. D., California Institute of Technology, 1982
D302B Engineering Quadrangle

Research Area(s)

Fluid Mechanics

Short Bio

The underlying theme of Professor Nosenchuck's work revolves around the control of complex fluid flows. To achieve this, he is currently engaged in several areas of research. These include the experimental study and active control of turbulent boundary-layers, the development of a new three-dimensional dynamic flow-visualization technique using laser-sheet scanning, and the design and construction of a very-high-speed computer for use in complex flow simulations and control applications. Recently, he developed a new technique to introduce controlled electromagnetic body forces into weakly conducting fluids, such as seawater and hypersonic boundary layers with aero-thermal heating, for the purpose of significantly reducing turbulent effects.

Principal Research Interests

  • Drag reduction and flow control using active and passive means, including electromagnetic body forces
  • supercomputer architecture rapid design and manufacture

Selected Publications

  • "Direct Turbulent Boundary Layer Control on an Axisymmetric Body Using the Lorentz Force", Submitted to the 4th AIAA Shear Flow Control Conference, Snowmass, CO, 1997.

  • (with G.L. Brown), "Direct Boundary Layer Control Using the Lorentz Force," Invited Paper (Extended Abstract Submitted) XIXth International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Kyoto, Japan, 1996.

  • (with G.L. Brown), "Spatial and Temporal Characteristics of Boundary Layers Controlled with the Lorentz Force," Proceedings of the Twelth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Vol. 1, pp. 93-96, Sydney, NSW, Australia, December 10-15, 1995.

  • (with H. Culver and G. Brown), "Volumetric Boundary Layer Characteristics of EMTC," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 40, No. 12, Abstract FC1, November 1995.

  • (with T.I. Eng), "Laminar Boundary-Layer Response to Electromagnetic Forcing," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol. 39, No. 9, Abstract GF4, November 1994.