UTWind places first at the International Small Wind Turbine Contest

In their first-ever competition, UTWind — a team of undergraduate and graduate students from U of T Engineering — has taken the top prize in an international challenge to design and build a small-scale wind turbine. “While we always strived to be… Read more »

Professor Hugh T. Liu elected to the Canadian Academy of Engineering

Eight members of the U of T Engineering community have been elected as 2022 fellows of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE). Professors Hugh Liu (UTIAS), Alison McGuigan (ChemE, BME) and Craig Simmons (MIE, BME), along with alumni Gregory Kopp (MechE PhD 9T5), Hanif Ladak (ElecE 9T1), Ted Mao (ChemE MASc. 9T3,… Read more »

Grads to Watch 2022

With the University of Toronto’s convocation ceremonies on June 16, 2022, U of T Engineering students mark the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Having enriched the U of T Engineering community as undergraduate and graduate students,… Read more »

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UTIAS wind tunnel
UTIAS wind tunnel

Professor Philippe Lavoie

Flow Control and Experimental Turbulence Lab

Research Focus

  1. Study of transitional and turbulent flows, including flow structures and instabilities associated with these phenomena
  2. Investigating the fundamental dynamics of attached and separated shear layers and how these can be manipulated to improve flow characteristics

Current Projects

  1. Collaboration with Bombardier to investigate different sources of airframe noise and how these can be mitigated
  2. Active control of turbulent boundary layers in order to reduce skin friction drag
  3. Study of unsteady aerodynamic effects due to gusts and sudden maneuvers for application to unmanned aerial vehicles

Flow Control and Experimental Turbulence Lab

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