Gökhan Kirkil

  Research Scientist

Research on Environment

Goal: Investigate the role of large scale coherent structures in the sediment entrainment processes and their dynamics (e.g., bi-modal oscillations of the main necklace vortex of the HV system). Estimate quantities that are difficult to obtain experimentally (e.g., bed shear stress and pressure fluctuations).

Flow around a circular cylinder (e.g. a bridge pier) on complex terrain (LES; ReD=18,000):

Flow around rectangular cylinder on complex terrain (DES; ReD=240,000):

Shallow mixing layers and flow and scalar transport at river confluences (DES; ReD=15,000):

· Environmental fluid mechanics

· Urban canopy flows and particulate transport