New Facilities Will Bring Turbulence down to Earth

February 28, 2023

Students of Philippe Bardet with equipment to be repurposed into a new lab facility.

GW Engineering's Philippe Bardet secured equipment from the Idaho National Laboratory to expand the study of fluid mechanics at GW. The remains of the multimillion-dollar lab facility are soon to be reborn at GW's School of Engineering and Applied Science thanks to Bardet's efforts and grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR)'s Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

"It's exciting because we should be about to visualize for the first time this very high scale of turbulence that becomes important for a range of engineering applications - hydrodynamics, transportation for tankers, thermal hydraulics," Bardet said.

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