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Oklahoma State University

Elbing, Brian R.

Assistant Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Oklahoma State University
218 Engineering North
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5016 USA
Phone: (405) 744-5897
Fax: (405) 744-7873
E-mail: elbing@okstate.edu

 

Areas of Interest

  • Experimental Fluid Mechanics
  • Multiphase Flow
  • Flow Control
  • Flow Visualization and Imaging
  • Drag Reduction
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Fluid-structure-interactions
  • High-speed gear Lubrication
  • Flow Noise Reduction
  • Acoustics

Academic Background

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Western Michigan University

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 2013-present
  • Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, 2010-2013
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009-2010
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004-2008
  • Research Assistant, NASA Langley Research Center, 2004

Select Publications

BR Elbing, M Perlin, DR Dowing & SL Ceccio (2013) “Modification of the mean near-wall velocity profile of a high-Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer with the injection of drag-reducing polymer solutions,” Physics of Fluids, 25(8), 085103.

BR Elbing, S Mäkiharju, A Wiggins, M Perlin, DR Dowling & SL Ceccio (2013) “On the scaling of air layer drag reduction,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 717, 484-513.

BR Elbing, MJ Solomon, M Perlin, DR Dowling & SL Ceccio (2011) “Flow-induced degradation of drag-reducing polymer solutions within a high-Reynolds number turbulent boundary layer,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 670, 337-364.

BR Elbing, ES Winkel, SL Ceccio, M Perlin & DR Dowling (2010) “High-Reynolds-number turbulent-boundary-layer wall-pressure fluctuations with dilute polymer solutions,” Physics of Fluids, 22(8), 085104.

BR Elbing, ES Winkel, KA Lay, SL Ceccio, DR Dowling & M Perlin (2008) “Bubble-induced skin-friction drag reduction and the abrupt transition to air-layer drag reduction,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 612, 201-236.