February 4, 2021

Guillermo Paniagua recognized by AIAA for ground testing

Guillermo Paniagua has been recognized by the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics) with its 2021 Ground Testing Award, recognizing excellence in modeling, simulation, and testing. Paniagua's facility at Zucrow Labs has unique wind tunnels that test supersonic and hypersonic flows.
February 2, 2021

Nicholas Vu: Midshipman + Boilermaker

Graduating from the United States Naval Academy is a lifelong goal for some; for others, completing a master's degree at Purdue is the ultimate accomplishment. Nicholas Toan-Nang "Nick" Vu (MSME '20) had the opportunity to do both.
February 1, 2021

Nominate a deserving undergrad for the Purdue ME Student Awards!

The School of Mechanical Engineering is giving awards to deserving sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students who demonstrate academic excellence, exemplify personal integrity, and exercise involvement in the community of Purdue University. But they can't win unless you nominate them! Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 19, 2021.
January 28, 2021

It is safe to ride elevators

A 3-month study led by Prof. Yan Chen concludes that, with proper safety protocols, riding on an elevator presents a low risk for COVID exposure. Chen conducted the study with the world's largest elevator company, Otis.
January 27, 2021

Stuck in the mud? Use a two-fluid model

Simple fluids are easy to model in computer simulations. But what if you're dealing with a mud or a slurry? For these complex flows, Purdue researchers have demonstrated the success of a two-fluid model, where the fluid and its suspended particles are modeled as if they were two separate fluids.
January 22, 2021

A new way of looking at concussions

When Patrick Mahomes got a concussion, we all saw it. But what about the smaller brain injuries you don't see? Prof. Eric Nauman is quoted in this article about how mild hits accumulate damage to the brain.
January 19, 2021

Simulating the dance of colliding vortices

Aircraft turbulence is very complex, with vortices that collide and "dance" with each other. Carlo Scalo has simulated this "dance" using Purdue's supercomputers, creating models that aircraft designers can use to make future aircraft safer.
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