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Aaron Morris

Aaron Morris

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: 765 494-0020

Degrees

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Boulder, 2013-2015
  • Ph. D., University of Texas at Austin, 2012
  • M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 2009
  • B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2006

Research Interests

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Multiphase flows
  • Monte Carlo methods
  • Kinetic theory of granular flows
  • Heat transfer in granular media
  • Rarefied gas dynamics

Research Area(s)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Engineering Foundation Endowed Presidential Scholarship

Ten Select Publications

Morris, A., Ma, Z., Pannala, S., and Hrenya, C., (2016), "Simulations of heat transfer to solid particles flowing through an array of heated tubes," Solar Energy, Vol. 130, pp. 101-115.

Morris, A., Pannala, S., Ma, Z., and Hrenya, C., (2016), "Development of soft-sphere contact models for thermal heat conduction in granular flows," AIChE Journal, Vol. 62 (12), pp. 4526-4535.

Morris, A., Goldstein, D., Varghese, P., and Trafton, L. (2015), "Lunar Dust Transport Resulting from Single- and Four-Engine Plume Impingement," AIAA Journal, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 1339-1349.

Morris, A., Pannala, S., Ma, Z., and Hrenya, C., (2015) "A conductive heat transfer model for particle flows over immersed surfaces," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 89, pp. 1277-1289.

Morris, A., Goldstein, D., Varghese, P., and Trafton, L., (2015) "Approach for modeling rocket plume impingement and dust dispersal on the Moon," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, pp. 362-374.

Morris, A., Goldstein, D., Varghese, P., Trafton, L., (2012) "Far field deposition of scoured regolith resulting from lunar landings," Rarefied Gas Dynamics, 28th International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Zaragoza, Spain, AIP Vol. 1501, pp 1220-1227.

Morris, A., Varghese, P., and Goldstein, D., (2011) "Monte Carlo solution of the Boltzmann equation via a discrete velocity model," Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 230, pp 1265-1280.

Morris, A., Goldstein, D., Varghese, P., Trafton, L., (2010) "Plume Impingement on a Dusty Lunar Surface," Rarefied Gas Dynamics, 26th Intl. Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Pacific Grove, CA, AIP Vol. 1333, pp. 1187-1192, 2011.

Morris, A., Varghese, P., Goldstein, D., (2010) "Variance Reduction for a Discrete Velocity Gas," Rarefied Gas Dynamics, 26th Intl. Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Pacific Grove, CA, AIP Vol. 1333, pp. 952-957, 2012.

Morris, A., Varghese, P., Goldstein, D., (2008) "Improvement of a Discrete Velocity Boltzmann Equation Solver that Allows for Arbitrary Post-Collision Velocities," Rarefied Gas Dynamics, 26th Intl. Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Kyoto, Japan, Ed. T. Abe, AIP Conf. Proc., 1084, pp. 458-463.