William Anderson joined the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science in 2014 as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. His work on fluid dynamics helped him and a colleague propose a solution to the mystery of Martian crater mountains formation. His research interests include:
- Computational fluid dynamics,
- Turbulent flows,
- Environmental fluid dynamics,
- High-performance computing, and
- Boundary layer meteorology
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Numerical Study of Turbulent Channel Flow Perturbed by Spanwise Topographic Heterogeneity: Amplitude and Frequency Modulation Within Low- and High-Momentum Pathways We have studied the effects of topographically driven secondary flows on inner-outer interaction in turbulent channel flow. Recent studies have revealed that large-scale motions in the logarithmic region impose an amplitude ...
Langmuir turbulence is a boundary layer oceanographic phenomenon of the upper layer that is relevant to mixing and vertical transport capacity. It is a manifestation of imposed aerodynamic stresses and the aggregate ...
(American Physical Society, 2017-10-27)Impact craters are scattered across Mars. These craters exhibit geometric self-similarity over a spectrum of diameters, ranging from tens to thousands of kilometers. The late Noachian-early Hesperian boundary marks a ...