Positions

Overview

  • Prof. Martin Wosnik joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in the spring of 2008. Before joining the UNH Mechanical Engineering faculty, he worked as Assistant Research Professor in the Thermo and Fluid Dynamics Section at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, then as Research Associate at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. Before coming to New Hampshire, Prof. Wosnik was Senior Flow Engineer at Alden Research Laboratory in Massachusetts, a national flow engineering firm conducting a wide variety of hydraulic studies for electric power utilities, architect-engineering firms, equipment manufacturers, and governmental agencies.

    Prof. Wosnik’s research interests are in the area of fluid and thermal sciences with an emphasis on renewable energy applications, including ocean renewable energy (tidal, wave, wind), turbulent flows, high-speed hydrodynamics, cavitation, flow measurement and hydraulic modeling.

    Prof. Wosnik teaches courses in the fluid and thermal sciences area, including: ME 705 Thermal Energy Systems - Analysis and Design, ME 706/806 Physical and Engineering Principles of Renewable Energy, ME 795/895 Experimental Fluid Dynamics, ME 906 Convection Heat Transfer, ME 995 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2016 Effects of Reynolds Number on the Energy Conversion and Near-Wake Dynamics of a High Solidity Vertical-Axis Cross-Flow TurbineEnergies.  9:73-73. 2016
    2015 Performance measurements of cylindrical- and spherical-helical cross-flow marine hydrokinetic turbines, with estimates of exergy efficiencyRenewable Energy.  74:318-325. 2015
    2013 Streamwise velocity statistics in turbulent boundary layers that spatially develop to high Reynolds numberExperiments in Fluids.  54:1629. 2013
    2013 Optical coherence tomography-based micro-particle image velocimetry.Optics Letters.  38:4558-4561. 2013
    2013 Dynamics of a Floating Platform Mounting a Hydrokinetic TurbineMarine Technology Society Journal.  47:45-56. 2013
    2013 Experimental Evaluation of a Mixer-Ejector Marine Hydrokinetic Turbine at Two Open-Water Tidal Energy Test Sites in NH and MAMarine Technology Society Journal.  47:67-79. 2013
    2013 Measurements in High Void-Fraction Bubbly Wakes Created by Ventilated SupercavitationJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME.  135:011304-011304. 2013
    2013 Velocity Deficit and Swirl in the Turbulent Wake of a Wind TurbineMarine Technology Society Journal.  47:193-205. 2013
    2011 Numerical Modeling of Probable Maximum Flood Flowing through a System of SpillwaysJournal of Hydraulic Engineering American Society of Civil Engineers, Journal of the Hydraulics Division.  137:66-74. 2011
    2007 High-performance partially cavitating hydrofoilsJournal of Ship Research.  51:313-325. 2007
    2006 Hydrofoil drag reduction by partial cavitationJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME.  128:931-936. 2006
    2000 A similarity theory for the turbulent plane wall jet without external streamJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  425:367-411. 2000
    2000 Theoretical and computational aspects of the self-induced motion of three-dimensional vortex sheetsJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  425:335-366. 2000
    2000 A theory for turbulent pipe and channel flowsJournal of Fluid Mechanics.  421:115-145. 2000

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2014 DESIGN OF A MOORING SYSTEM FOR AN INERTIA TUBE WAVE ENERGY COLLECTOROceans Conference Record (IEEE). 1-5. 2014
    2014 Description of an intermediate scale tidal energy test site in Great Bay Estuary, NH, with examples of technology deploymentsProceedings of IEEE Oceans '14. 2014
    2007 Computational investigations of air entrainment, hysteresis, and loading for large-scale, buoyant cavitiesPROCEEDINGS OF THE HPCMP USERS GROUP CONFERENCE 2007. 89-+. 2007
    2007 Identification of large scale structures in cavitating wakesFEDSM 2007: PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH JOINT ASME/JSME FLUIDS ENGINEERING SUMMER CONFERENCE, VOL 2, PTS A AND B. 1473-1474. 2007
    2005 Control of cavitating flows: A perspectiveJSME International Journal, Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering. 334-341. 2005
    2005 A controllable microbubble emitterProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference - 2005, Vol 1, Pts A and B. 33-41. 2005
    2005 Comparison of hydrofoil drag reduction by natural and ventilated partial cavitationProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, Vol 2. 519-524. 2005
    2005 Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Time-Resolved Particle Image Velocimetry (TR-PIV) in the wake of a cavitating hydrofoilProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, Vol 2. 609-616. 2005
    2005 Measurements in high void-fraction bubbly wakes created by ventilated supercavitationProceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, Vol 2. 531-538. 2005

    Principal Investigator On

  • Northeast Combined Heat and Power Center  awarded by University of Maine 2018 - 2023
  • ORPC: High-Deflection Hydrofoils for MHK  awarded by Ocean Renewable Power Company 2019 - 2020
  • CAREER: Experimental Studies of Turbulent Inflows and Wakes Relevant to Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Energy Conversion  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2018
  • CORE Infrastructure  awarded by US DOE, Department of Energy 2010 - 2018
  • FM Global Internship  awarded by FM Global 2017 - 2018
  • CACTUS Model Validation  awarded by US DOE, Sandia Laboratory 2015 - 2016
  • Optical Measurement of Strain on a Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Cross-Flow Turbine Using Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) Sensors  awarded by US DOE, Sandia Laboratory 2014 - 2015
  • Validation of DOE MHK Cross-Flow Turbine Numerical Models at Sufficiently High Reynolds Number  awarded by US DOE, Sandia Laboratory 2014 - 2015
  • Instrumentation for Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines-Conte Falls 1  awarded by University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth 2012 - 2014
  • Acquisition of an Integrated High Frame-Rate Particle Image Velocimetry (HFR-PIV) System  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2008 - 2013
  • Design and Evaluation of Mixer-Ejector Hydrokinetic Turbin-FloDesign SBIR Phase II  awarded by FloDesign Wind Turbine Corp 2010 - 2013
  • Measurement of Radome Wake and Influence on Wind Velocities Atop Meteorological Masts Used for Wind Turbine Performance Evaluation  awarded by Laufer Wind Group, LLC 2012
  • Evaluation of Hydraulic Efficiency of Cylindrical and Spherical Hydrokinetic Cross-Axis Flow Turbines  awarded by Lucid Technologies 2009 - 2010
  • GRFP: Development and High-Resolution, High Reynolds Number Experimental Validation of Numerical Modeling Tools for Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Conversion Device Arrays  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Investigation of Bulk Power and Downstream Effects in Fully Developed Offshore Wind Farms  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Teaching Activities

  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2019
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2018
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2018
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2018
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2018
  • Renewable Energy Taught course 2018
  • Renewable Energy Taught course 2017
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2016
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2016
  • Engineering Internship Taught course 2016
  • Fluid Dynamics Taught course 2016
  • Honors Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Renewable Energy Taught course 2016
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Thermal System Analys & Design Taught course 2015
  • Engineering Internship Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2015
  • Thermal System Analys & Design Taught course 2015
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Renewable Energy Taught course 2014
  • Engineering Internship Taught course 2014
  • Doctoral Research Taught course 2014
  • Thermal System Analys & Design Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Darmstadt
  • M.S. Aeronautical/Aerospace Eng., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Full Name

  • Martin Wosnik