Professors Win Grant to Study Supersonic Air Flow

The project "Investigation of 3-D Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction: A Combined Approach Using Experiments, Numerical Simulations and Stability Analysis" was awarded $900,000 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research to study how air behaves when traveling faster than the speed of sound. Headed by assistant professor Jesse Little and professor Hermann Fasel, the work will focus on understanding the physics of shock waves interacting with near-surface air flows in three dimensions. 

Learn more about the long-term goals of the study in Arizona Engineer. 

University of Arizona College of Engineering