Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
College of Science and Mathematics
Thesis Sponsor/Dissertation Chair/Project Chair
Lagrangian functions, Fluid dynamics
In order to better understand and make use of complex fluid systems, regions of similar behavior can be categorized, thus reducing the problem to one of identifying the important structures within the fluid system, and examining their interaction. An important category of fluid structures are those known as Lagrangian Coherent Structures. An experimental setup has been constructed in order to study methods for improving the detection of Lagrangian Coherent Structures, and experimental data has been analyzed in order to verify the experimental setup. Several modifications to the basic gyre flow have been analyzed in order to provide direction, and a point of reference to built upon in the future.
Fitzsimmons, Kyle, "An Investigation into Lagrangian Coherent Structure Detection for Low Reynolds Number Flows" (2016). Theses, Dissertations and Culminating Projects. 412.