Curtis Hamman

Curtis Hamman

Center for Turbulence Research
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Stanford University
Building 500, Room 500F
Stanford, CA 94305

Phone:  650-725-2074
Fax:650-725-3525
Email:cwhamman@stanford.edu

Background

Turbulent flows with variations of density arise in many different areas of science and technology. Combustion of the fuel in a car engine, urban air pollution/smog, convection in stellar interiors, and a draft of cold air from a window are but a few examples. My research seeks to improve our physical understanding of and computational algorithms for turbulent mixing in accelerated variable-density flows through direct numerical simulation and analysis.

Education

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering. Stanford University, Stanford, CA, June 2009. Advisor: Professor Parviz Moin.
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Physics minor, with Honors and Research Distinction. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, May 2007. Advisors: Professors Robert M. Kirby and Joseph C. Klewicki.

Refereed Journal Publications

Conference Proceedings

  1. C.W. Hamman and P. Moin, Overall Winner DOE CSGF Fellows Poster Contest for "Acoustic Detection of Boiling in Nuclear Reactors", June 2010.
  2. J. Christophe, S. Moreau, C.W. Hamman, J.A.S. Witteveen and G. Iaccarino, Uncertainty quantification for trailing-edge noise of a Controlled-Diffusion airfoil, In the Proceedings of the 2010 CTR Summer Program.
  3. C.W. Hamman and P. Moin, Acoustic Detection of Boiling in Nuclear Reactors, Received Best Poster Award, Stanford Thermal-Fluids Sciences Affiliates Conference, February 2010.
  4. C.W. Hamman and P. Moin, Effects of Shear on Heat Transfer in Nuclear Reactors, Stanford Thermal-Fluids Sciences Affiliates Conference, February 2010.
  5. C.W. Hamman and P. Moin, Effects of Shear on Unstably Stratified Convection, 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, Minneapolis, MN, November 2009.
  6. C.W. Hamman and P. Moin, The Sound of Boiling, DOE CSGF Annual Fellow's Conference, July 2009.
  7. C.W. Hamman, Towards Predictive Simulation for Nuclear Energy Applications, Stanford High Performance Computing Conference, August 2008.
  8. C.W. Hamman, Atomic Power for Petascale Computing, Received Best Poster Award (1st Place), Stanford High Performance Computing Conference, August 2008.
  9. C.W. Hamman and P. Moin, Fundamental Research Needs for Nuclear Energy Simulation, Stanford Thermal-Fluids Sciences Affiliates Conference, February 2008.
  10. C.W. Hamman, R.M. Kirby and J.C. Klewicki, On the Lamb vector divergence as a momentum field diagnostic employed in turbulent channel flow, 59th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics, Tampa Bay, FL, November 2006.

Invited Lectures

  1. C.W. Hamman, Predictive Parallel Performance Models for Petascale Platforms, Stanford High Performance Computing Seminar Series, May 2009.