About Peter W. TenPas's Research
(Ph.D., Iowa State University)
Office: 3143 Learned Hall
Phone: (785) 864-2986
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computer Aided Thermal Design
My professional interests are the analysis of viscous flow and convective heat transfer. I have specific industrial experience in the aerodynamic analysis of turbomachinery components, primarily by computational methods. This background has motivated my research work in computational fluid dynamics (CFD). My research goals are to contribute to the further development of methods for simulating three-dimensional flows and to utilize these methods as a tool to analyze the complicated flow fields associated with engine components, process equipment or vehicles. Recently, I have been working to apply CFD techniques to the problem of simulating aerodynamic noise propagation from aircraft.