Cary Troy

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering

Purdue University
School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-3844
Fax (765) 494-0395
Office HAMP 1101D
Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003
M.S., Stanford University, 1997
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995
Research Interests
Environmental fluid mechanics, turbulence and mixing in natural water bodies, Lake Michigan circulation, internal waves, surface water waves, density-stratified flows, laboratory and field techniques in fluid mechanics including particle image velocimetry (PIV) and planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF).

Recent Publications
  • Hult, E.L., Troy, C.D., and J.R. Koseff (2006) "Laboratory images of breaking internal waves," (in press, Physics of Fluids, Gallery of Fluid Motion).
  • Troy, C.D., and J.R. Koseff (2006) "The viscous decay of progressive interfacial waves," Physics of Fluids 18 (026602).
  • Troy, C.D., and J.R. Koseff (2005) "The instability and breaking of long internal waves," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 543, 107-136.
  • Troy, C.D., and J.R. Koseff (2005) "The generation and quantitative visualization of breaking internal waves," Experiments in Fluids, 38(5), 549-562.