Seminario de Física | Mi 20 de octubre 2021 | 11:00 horas - Dr. Christopher S. Combs

10/20/2021 - 11:00


Con mucho agrado los invitamos a participar del seminario que dictará el Dr. Christopher S. Combs, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio.

El webinar se realizará el miércoles 20 de octubre de 2021 a las 11:00 horas mediante la plataforma Zoom.

Para acceder, deben ingresar el día y hora señalados a sus cuentas Zoom con la siguiente información:

Meeting ID: 884 8548 0951
Passcode: 654526



Titulo: High-Speed Aerodynamics Research at UTSA

Expositor: Prof. Christopher S. Combs

Afiliación: Assistant Professor, Dee Howard Endowed Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, San Antonio.


Abstract: The continued development of non-intrusive diagnostics will be critical to the advancement of the state-of-the-art in high-speed aerodynamics research. Realizing the high-speed capabilities that have become an elevated national priority such as sustained hypersonic flight, atmospheric reentry, commercial supersonic flight, and air-breathing propulsion will require measurements at high-speed and high-enthalpy conditions that are currently difficult or impossible to make. Moreover, measurements in high-enthalpy and reacting flows are in increasing demand given the DoD’s push for research in hypersonics. Recent advances in imaging and laser technology—such as cheaper high-speed cameras, development of plenoptic cameras, and advances with pulse-burst lasers—have increased the potential capabilities for non-intrusive diagnostics. At UTSA, Dr. Combs works to reveal new insights into fluid physics related to aerodynamics by developing and implementing state-of-the-art non-intrusive diagnostics to challenging flow environments such as supersonic, hypersonic, high-enthalpy, and reacting compressible flows. Here, a review of recent diagnostics developments will be presented on a variety of active high-speed research topics. An overview of the new Mach 7 wind tunnel facility at UTSA will also be provided.