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Dean and Herbert G. Kayser Professor
Mechanical Engineering School of Engineering
City College of New York
Convent Ave. at 138th St., T 142
New York, New York 10031

Phone: (212) 650-5435/5436
FAX: (212) 650-5768

Picture of Charles B. Watkins
Charles B. Watkins

Description of Research
A research program is being conducted under NASA sponsorship to experimentally investigate the interaction of a shock wave with homogeneous and isotropic turbulence. Specifically, the program focuses on the phenomenon of turbulence amplification in the vorticity mode by a moving shock wave propagating inside the flow. The experiments are being conducted in a new 12 in. dia. shock-tube facility and will cover interactions with relative Mach number 1.5 to 4.5.
Recent Papers or Publications
Honkan, A., C. B. Watkins, and Y. Andreopoulos, "Experiments of Shock Wave Interactions with Free Stream Turbulence, " to appear in Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 116, No. 4, 1994, pp. 763-769.

Honkan, A., Y. Andreopoulos, and C. B. Watkins, "Application of Hot-Wire Anemometry in Shock-Tube Flows," to appear in Experiments in Fluids, 1995.

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