• On the Hydrodynamics of Anomalocaris Tail Fins 

      Sheppard, Kaley
      This thesis examines the hydrodynamic performance of a tail-fin abstraction of Anomalocaris canadensis, a large arthropod from the Cambrian period believed to have been an apex predator. Through direct force measurements ...
    • Separated Flows Over Non-slender Delta Wings 

      Marzanek, Mathew
      Wings with sweep are ubiquitous for engineering applications, and are observed in biology for swimmers and fliers alike. In particular, delta wings have wide ranging applicability arising from their low speed maneuvering ...
    • Simulations and validation of an axial-flow pit turbine 

      Murzello, Rowayne
      The geometric design of an axial-flow pit-turbine is essential as flow separation will decrease turbine efficiency. In this thesis, steady Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations were conducted with a two-equation ...