Unsteady Fluid Dynamics Group
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The Unsteady Fluid Dynamics Group (UFDG) is based in the University of Florida's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. The group works on fundamental and applied problems to develop a deeper understanding of unsteady fluid phenomena along with the interactions with both free and fixed boundaries. Flows under study in the group range from supersonic flow over open recesses, to high speed free jets, to low Reynolds number flows associated with flapping or fixed wing Micro Air Vehicles. The groups' studies are primarily experimental for which we use advanced optical measurement techniques along with free field and surface pressure measurement techniques. One of the key aspects of UFDG’s data analysis involves the development of reduced order models and descriptions of the flow and its interactions with boundaries.

We are a key partner in FCAAP (Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion), which is a state of Florida Center of Excellence for aero-space related research led by Florida State University with partner institutes including The University of Florida, The University of Central Florida and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.