PO Box 5725
Potsdam, NY 13699-5725
B.S., University of Notre Dame (1991)
Ph.D., Princeton University (1997)
ME515 - Introduction to Finite Elements
ES330 - Fluid Mechanics
ME531 - Computational Fluid Dynamics
Dr. Helenbrook research interests are mainly in the development and application of new numerical simulation techniques for fluid-flows; specific flows of interest are two-phase flows and combusting flows.
One aspect of this research is the development of new numerical algorithms that are accurate and efficient for practical engineering problems. Some specific numerical techniques of interest for accomplishing this goal are spectral/hp finite element methods, parallel computing, multigrid methods, and preconditioning/iteration techniques.
The second aspect of his research is the application of these algorithms for studying practical engineering problems. Typical problems include the break-up of liquid fuel droplets, spray atomization, flow over boat hulls, and turbulent premixed combustion. Some example calculations follow.