• Miriam Bench

Turbulent wakes in stratified flows and urban canopy models

Updated: Aug 25, 2021

Fluid flow wakes are the hydrodynamic signatures left by a moving body or carried by a fluid passing a body at some relative velocity. In dictionaries it is defined as “a trail of disturbed water or air left by the passage of a ship or aircraft”. Of course there are many other meanings of this word, but we focus here on only the fluid flows. More specifically our lab deals with turbulent wakes.

A stratified wake of a hydrofoil accelerating from rest

Vortex wake of a swimming knifefish

Wake behind a flapping free flying bird in a wind tunnel

If you want to get more details about these results, please read our papers here

Turbulent wakes of roughness elements in an urban canopy flow measured in Lagrangian framework in the environmental scale wind tunnel

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