NC State

Turbulent Shear Flow Laboratory

Welcome to Turbulent Shear Flow Laboratory at NC State University. Our research group focusses on understanding the turbulent interactions in wall-bounded shear flows and turbulent jet flames that have application in aviation and energy industries. Our wind tunnels and jet facilities provide conditions spanning incompressible through supersonic flows to study different flow phenomena such as flow separation, jet noise, and turbulence-chemistry interactions. We place particular emphasis on the development and application of laser-based techniques to make measurements to help us understand the physics of the turbulent flows. In addition to making measurements, our group also develops plasma-based flow control actuators for different aerodynamic applications.