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Goldfeather Explains Significance of Turbulence Flows

May 24, 2013

Jack Goldfeather, William H. Laird Professor of Mathematics, Computer Science, and the Liberal Arts, published a paper "Methods to Identify Individual Eddy Structures in Turbulent Flow" in the April 2013 ed. of Tsinghua Science and Technology. The journal aims to aims to highlight scientific achievements in computer science, electronic engineering, and other IT fields. Goldfeather’s article discusses turbulent flows, which are intrinsic to many processes in science and engineering. The paper explains the critical importance of understanding the physics of turbulence, despite the difficulty that comes with quantifying their complex interactions between the individual eddies in these flows. Goldfeather and his co-authors propose several new approaches for addressing these challenges.

Written by Anna Versen '14