Gordon Taub

Gordon Taub

Gordon Taub

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering University of Florida

Applied and Computational Math Science, Bachelor of Science, 2007, University of Washington.
Applied Mathematics, Masters of Science, 2008, University of Washington.

Phone : 206-953-7566
E-mail : gotaub@ufl.edu
Address : 237 Mechanical & Aerospace Eng. Bldg. B
University of Florida, USA

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico highlights the need to better understand the behavior of turbulent buoyant jets and injected plumes.   Using computational fluid dynamics and other techniques, I am studying the behavior of such flows with varying inlet velocities (Reynolds Number) and buoyancy (Richardson Number).   Flow behavior is examined in laminar, transitionary and fully turbulent regimes.

One of the major goals of this this research is to better understand how inlet velocity and buoyancy affect turbulent geometry and behavior. Such an understanding my one day aid in calculating inlet velocity, and therefore flow rate, when only the geometry of the plume is known.

I am also interested in renewable energy and energy management, and work with the University of Florida’s Industrial Assessment Center and Save Energy Now programs funded by the D.O.E.