Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Writer: Shanna Relford
Professor Moulden Honored in India
Dr. Trevor Moulden, a professor in the Mechanical, Aerospace, Biomedical and Engineering Science Department at The University of Tennessee Space Institute in Tullahoma, traveled to India in March to participate in an international conference. Dr. Moulden was invited as a keynote speaker for the 2nd International Symposium on the Recent Advances in Experimental Fluid Mechanics (RAEFM) held March 3-6 across the globe at the Koneru Lakshmaiah College of Engineering in Vijayawada, India.
Dr. Moulden presented his keynote paper entitled “Symmetry and Invariance in Fluid Mechanics” during the conference and, at the opening ceremony, was presented with an award from the Flow Physics Society. The Professor Rathakrishnan Award was conferred on Professor Moulden “in recognition of professional standing and successful practice of Transonic Flows.” Dr. Moulden published a book entitled “Fundamentals of Transonic Flow” in 1984 and has since continued his work in this area of aeronautics. Transonic flow refers to the flow of air over an aircraft traveling very close to the speed of sound, from about Mach 0.8–1.2. Most modern commercial jet aircraft spend a large portion of their flight time at transonic speeds, when some of the airflow passing over the plane is supersonic, and some is not.
Dr. Moulden also presented an invited paper at the First RAEFM International Symposium held at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, India in 2000. His participation in these international conferences not only gives Dr. Moulden the opportunity to interact with active fluid mechanics researchers from around the world including Japan, Germany, Egypt, Singapore and Thailand, but also to represent UTSI on an international level.