Flow Imaging and Control Laboratory
National Science Foundation
Instrumentation for Laboratory Improvement Program
Leadership In Laboratory Development Grant
Using the tunnel as an initial focal point, a new
kind of fluid dynamics /flow control curriculum is being built for the
future: one where the involvement, comprehension rate and confidence level
of the learner are enhanced using interactive image-based problem-solving.
Experiments have been developed by undergraduates, with help from graduate
researchers. New courses in diagnostics and flow control enable students
to use research instrumentation. The NSF funded instrumentation for this
project, and also an "LLD" grant for its development, one of two
granted in engineering in 1992 . A CD-based interactive course on Aerodynamics
titled "AeroCD" has been developed by Prof. Komerath and a team
of undergraduates. The results from this project are being used in continually
improving the curriculum. Please see our Undergraduate
"Image Processing in the Fluid Dynamics Laboratory". AIAA Paper
92-4020, July 1992.
"Experimental Curriculum in Diagnostics and Control of Unsteady Flows".AIAA
94-0850, Jan. 94.
"Flow Imaging and Control Laboratory: An Experiment in Iterative Learning".
Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education,
June 1994, Vol. 1, p. 737-743.
"Progress Towards Iterative Learning". Annual Conference Proceedings
of the American Society of Engineering Education, Session 3536, paper No.
2, June 1995.
"Experimental Curriculum in Diagnostics and Control of Unsteady Flows".
To appear in the ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, June 1996.