PHD Opportunity in sport CFD at Washington State University

The sports science laboratory at Washington State University is seeking a motivated student interested in sport CFD research. The project will consider the aerodynamic behavior of sports balls, particularly balls with seams, and how seam geometry, orientation and spin affect the ball’s trajectory.  The project will also involve experimental verification using flow visualization techniques and ball trajectory using our custom pitching robot. Interested and qualified students should send a statement of interest to Professor Lloyd Smith. The closing date is January 31, 2024