Sarah Mena

Sarah Mena

Sarah Mena

Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering,
University of Florida

Chemical Engineering, Masters of Science, 2010, Clemson University
Chemical Engineering, Bachelor of Science, 2006, Central American University “José Simeón Cañas” El Salvador.

E-mail : smena@ufl.edu
Address : 216 Chemical Engineering Building, University of Florida, USA

Research Description: Acquisition of non-intrusive, benchmark experimental data for particle-laden flows – both liquid-solid (slurry) and gas-solid flows – using laser Doppler velocimetry (LDV).

In slurry flows, we are interested in the transitional regime, between viscous-dominated flows and inertia-dominated flows. To date, there is no detailed experimental or modeling work for this flow regime.

For the gas-solid flows, we will be working with NASA-Kennedy Space Center using LDV to study the flow behavior of liberated particles when gas jets or large particles impact particle beds.