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Meng Wang

Meng Wang


Phone: 574-631-6608

Office: 105 Hessert Laboratory


Ph.D, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1989

M.S., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1985

B.S., Zhejiang University, 1982


Dr. Meng Wang has been on the Notre Dame faculty in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering since 2006.  Prior to that he was at the Stanford/NASA Center for Turbulence Research as a senior research scientist.  He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and B.S. degree in Thermal Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University (China).  His research focuses on using computational tools to solve engineering fluid dynamics problems and study the underlying flow physics.  In particular, he employs high-fidelity simulation methods including large-eddy simulation (LES), direct numerical simulation (DNS), and hybrid RANS/LES approaches to obtain spatio-temporal descriptions of turbulent flows, with applications to flow-generated sound (aeroacoustics and hydroacoustics), flow-induced optical aberrations (aero-optics) and flow control.  He also develops mathematical models and numerical techniques for computational fluid dynamics and aeroacoustics.  He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research:  Aeroacoustics/Hydroacoustics, Aero-Optics, Flow Control, Turbulence, Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Teaching:  Compressible Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Aeroacoustics.

Selected Publications

"Numerical Investigation of Tandem-Cylinder Noise-Reduction Using Plasma-Based Flow Control," A. Eltaweel, M. Wang, D. Kim, F. O. Thomas and A. Kozlov, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 756, pp. 422–451, 2014.

"Flow Noise Induced by Small Gaps in Low-Mach-Number Turbulent Boundary Layers," J. Hao, M. Wang, M. Ji and K. Wang, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 25, No. 11, 110821, 2013.

"Boundary-Layer Noise Induced by Arrays of Roughness Elements," Q. Yang and M. Wang, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 727, pp. 282–317, 2013.

"Sound Generated by Boundary-Layer Flow over Small Steps: Effect of Step Non-Compactness," J. Hao, A. Eltaweel and M. Wang, AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 7, pp. 1770–1775, 2013.

"On the Accuracy of Malley Probe Measurements of Aero-Optical Effects: A Numerical Investigation," K. Wang and M. Wang, Optical Engineering, Vol. 52, No. 7, 071407, 2013.

"Surface Pressure Fluctuations on Steps Immersed in Turbulent Boundary Layers," M. Ji and M. Wang, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 712, pp. 471–504, 2012.

"Aero-Optics of Subsonic Turbulent Boundary Layers," K. Wang and M. Wang, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 696, pp. 122–151, 2012.

"Physics and Computation of Aero-Optics," M. Wang, A. Mani and S. Gordeyev, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 44, pp. 299–321, 2012.

"Sound Generation by Turbulent Boundary-Layer Flow over Small Steps," M. Ji and M. Wang, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 654, pp. 161–193, 2010.

"Computational Study of Roughness-Induced Boundary-Layer Noise," Q. Yang and M. Wang, AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 10, pp. 2417–2429, 2009.

"LES Prediction of Wall-Pressure Fluctuations and Noise of a Low-Speed Airfoil," M. Wang, S. Moreau, G. Iaccarino, and M. Roger, International Journal of Aeroacoustics, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 177–197, 2009.

"Computational Study of Optical Distortions by Separated Shear Layers and Turbulent Wakes," A. Mani, P. Moin and M. Wang, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 625, pp. 273–298, 2009.