Fluid Mechanics & Thermal Systems Research

Fluid mechanics and thermal systems research is part of the overall program area of mechanical, operations, and systems engineering (MOSE) at Dartmouth, viewing the world as a series of interconnected systems and using this approach to solve complex problems of the modern world—from climate change, to sustainable energy, to pandemics.

The world is filled with engineering applications that make use of the principles of fluid mechanics and thermal systems—industrial and building energy efficiency, environmental turbulence and ecosystem dynamics, and climate change to name a few. Dartmouth researchers are engaged in analytical, computational and experimental investigations to solve a range of problems involving heat, mass and momentum transfer.

Research Subfields

Coupled mechanical and thermal phenomena

Environmental fluid mechanics

Sea ice geophysics

Snow and ice mechanics