Brian Fleck, PhD, PEng, ICD.D

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
Email
brian.fleck@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6773
Address
10-271 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Education:

  • BSc (Alberta)
  • Diploma (Von Kármán Institute)
  • MSc (Laval)
  • PhD (Queen's)


Research

My research interests are in fluid dynamics, mixing and turbulence, multiphase flow and atomization and renewable energy.

Current Projects

  • Improving the atomization performance of nozzles in two phase flow for oilsands cokers and diesel injectors.
  • Mixing of impinging and counterflow jets in crossflows to simulate hazardous atmospheric releases.
  • Study of droplet entrainment and drag reduction in thin sheared liquid layers.
  • Practical evaluation of residential wind turbines in Alberta.

Publications:

  • Experimental study of the performance of residential buildings utilizing potable water as a hydronic medium", R Prybysh, B Fleck, M Al-Hussein, S Flemming Journal of Building Engineering 16, 220-227, 2018.
  • Drag Reduction Using Polysaccharides in a Taylor–Couette Flow", P Bhambri, R Narain, B Fleck. Polymers 9 (12), 683, 2017.
  • Bubble formation regimes during gas injection into a liquid cross flow in a conduit", MA Balzán, RS Sanders, BA Fleck, The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering 95 (2), 372-385, 2017.
  • Experimental measurement of the velocity field of round wall jet in counterflow", M Mahmoudi, BA Fleck. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering 143 (1), 04016076, 2016.
  • A stochastic power curve for wind turbines with reduced variability using conditional copula", G Bai, B Fleck, MJ Zuo Wind Energy 19 (8), 1519-1534, 2016.
  • A novel approach toward fabrication of high performance thin film composite polyamide membranes", B Khorshidi, T Thundat, BA Fleck, M Sadrzadeh, Scientific reports 6, 22069, 2016.
  • Unsteadiness of the internal flow in an effervescent atomizer nozzle", M Hong, BA Fleck, DS Nobes, Experiments in fluids 55 (12), 1855, 2014.

Courses

MEC E 300 - Mechanical Measurements

Characterization and behavior of measuring systems. Statistics and analysis of measurement data; measurement techniques applied to fundamental mechanical engineering phenomena. Prerequisites: CIV E 270, ECE 209, STAT 235. Corequisite: MEC E 330 or MEC E 331.

Winter Term 2022

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