Mentor: Dr. Michael Braddock
College of Engineering
"I got involved in research to enhance my education and experience in the field of mechanical engineering. I am looking forward to learning new testing and evaluation methods which correlate with and expand upon my curriculum."
- Fluid Mechanics
- Vehicle Dynamics
- Mechanics of Materials
John W. and Mittie Collins Engineering Scholarship, 2014
C. Addison & Annie C. Pound Scholarship, 2013
Steve Hargrave Memorial Scholarship, 2013.
President’s Honor Roll, 2012
Hobbies and Interests
- Ultimate Frisbee
An Empirical and Numerical Study of Heat Exchangers in Automotive Applications
The goal of this research project is to quantify the heat flux though the radiator core used on the UF Formula SAE vehicle. This study will focus on experimentally determining the mass flow rate of air through the core to generate a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the porous medium, which will be used to evaluate radiator placement and ducting. A heat transfer model will also be generated using empirical data to ensure healthy system and vehicle operation temperatures.