Positions

Overview

  • Prof. White joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department late in the 2006-2007 academic year. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Stanford University in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2001-2004. Following his post-doctoral work, he joined Sandia National Laboratories as a Senior Member of the Technical Staff in the Combustion Research Facility. His principal duties at Sandia included lead investigator in the Advanced Hydrogen Fueled Engine Laboratory.

    Prof. White teaches ME 646 – Experimental Measurement and Data Analysis and will teach courses in fluid mechanics, heat transfer and experimental methods in engineering.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 High-fidelity measurements in channel flow with polymer wall injectionJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  859:851-886. 2018
    2018 A uniform momentum zone-vortical fissure model of the turbulent boundary layerJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  858:609-633. 2018
    2018 Properties of the mean momentum balance in polymer drag-reduced channel flowJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  834:409-433. 2018
    2017 Efficacy of single-component MTV to measure turbulent wall-flow velocity derivative profiles at high resolutionExperiments in Fluids.  58:128. 2017
    2017 An integral validation technique of RANS turbulence modelsComputers and Fluids.  149:150-159. 2017
    2017 A self-sustaining process model of inertial layer dynamics in high Reynolds number turbulent wall flows.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences.  375:20160090-20160090. 2017
    2015 An exact integral method to evaluate wall heat flux in spatially developing two-dimensional wall-bounded flowsInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer.  84:856-861. 2015
    2014 On determining wall shear stress in spatially developing two-dimensional wall-bounded flowsExperiments in Fluids.  55:1656. 2014
    2013 Streamwise velocity statistics in turbulent boundary layers that spatially develop to high Reynolds numberExperiments in Fluids.  54:1629. 2013
    2013 Mean force structure and its scaling in rough-wall turbulent boundary layersJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  731:682-712. 2013
    2012 Echo particle image velocimetry.Journal of Visualized Experiments2012
    2012 Re-examining the logarithmic dependence of the mean velocity distribution in polymer drag reduced wall-bounded flowPhysics of Fluids.  24:021701-021701. 2012
    2011 Integral form of the skin friction coefficient suitable for experimental dataExperiments in Fluids.  50:43-51. 2011
    2010 Mean momentum balance analysis of rough-wall turbulent boundary layersPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena.  239:1329-1337. 2010
    2009 PIV and PLIF to Evaluate Mixture Formation in a Direct-Injection Hydrogen-Fuelled EngineSAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Transactions SAE International Journal of Engines.  1:657-668. 2009
    2008 Mechanics and prediction of turbulent drag reduction with polymer additivesAnnual Review of Fluid Mechanics.  40:235-256. 2008
    2007 OH* chemiluminescence measurements in a direct injection hydrogen-fuelled internal combustion engineInternational Journal of Engine Research.  8:185-204. 2007
    2006 The hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine: a technical reviewInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy.  31:1292-1305. 2006
    2005 New answers on the interaction between polymers and vortices in turbulent flowsFlow, Turbulence and Combustion Applied Scientific Research.  74:311-329. 2005
    2004 On the coherent drag-reducing and turbulence-enhancing behaviour of polymers in wall flowsJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  514:271-280. 2004
    2004 The turbulence structure of drag-reduced boundary layer flowExperiments in Fluids.  36:62-69. 2004
    2002 High-Reynolds-number turbulence in small apparatus: grid turbulence in cryogenic liquidsJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  452:189-197. 2002
    2002 A comprehensive program to prevent pressure uclers in long-term care: exploring costs and outcomesOstomy Wound Management.  48:52-62. 2002
    2002 The use of particle image velocimetry in the study of turbulence in liquid heliumJournal of Low Temperature Physics.  126:327-332. 2002
    2000 Laser wipersPhysical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics.  62:4421-4423. 2000
    2000 The onset of drag reduction by dilute polymer additives, and the maximum drag reduction asymptoteJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  409:149-164. 2000
    1999 The decay of grid turbulence in polymer and surfactant solutionsPhysics of Fluids.  11:2387-2393. 1999
    1998 Does molecular rotation affect the transition Reynolds number?Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics.  238:323-327. 1998

    Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2019
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Turbulence Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2017
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Master's Project Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2017
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2017
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Turbulence Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2015
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Turbulence Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2014
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Master's Project Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Yale University
  • Full Name

  • Christopher White