VFRL Selected research areas 
Cavity dynamics
Dr. Hongmei Yan (hmyan at:mit dot'edu )

Theoretical and computational investigation of the dynamics of air cavities formed behind an object dropped into water.

Development of an asymptotic theory and a robust computational tool for predicting the formation and evolution of the cavity.

  • Hongmei Yan, Yuming Liu, Jakub Kominiarczuk, and Dick K. P. Yue, "Cavity dynamics in water entry at low Froude numbers",J. Fluid Mech. (2009), vol. 641, pp. 441461 (PDF)