Patrick V. Farrell

Professor Emeritus


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Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Computer-aided Engineering, Engine Research Center

Profile Summary

Farrell teaches courses in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the OpticalSociety of America and the Society of Automotive Engineers. His recent work includes studies of high-pressure fuel sprays and spray-wall interactions, studies of three-dimensional gas flows using image velocimetry and particle sizing, and studies of heat and mass transfer in combusting systems. Recent optical diagnostic developments include enhancement particle sizing systems, high-speed full-field velocity measurement systems, and planar laser-induced fluorescence techniques. Professor Farrell's major research areas include fluid mechanics, combustion and optical methods. He is studying new optical methods for combustion diagnostics. These include methods for full-field data acquisition of temperature, concentration and velocity.

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