Jonathan McNally

Jonathan McNally

Jonathan McNally

Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Science, 2010, Florida State University.

Phone : 305-469-0417
E-mail : jwm06e@fsu.edu
Address :  FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
2525 Pottsdamer Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Florida State University, USA

The study of flow over a blunt body, specifically the Ahmed Body, is studied in an effort to reduce aerodynamic drag on a vehicular styled body.   With the use of active flow control devices a detailed understanding of the flow topology can be analyzed.  Using force balance measurements accompanied by skin friction visualizations, PIV, and unsteady pressure measurements the flow is qualitatively and quantitatively resolved.

The research being conducted is in collaboration with Polytech Orleans, located in Orleans, France at the Lucien Malavard wind tunnel facility.