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Junlin Yuan

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Assistant Professor


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 2015, Queen’s University, Canada
M.S., Mechanical Engineering 2011, Queen’s University, Canada
B.Eng., Aerospace Engineering 2009, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China


Mechanical Engineering


Junlin Yuan’s research interests include turbulence simulations and modeling, transition and separation control, and fluid-structure interaction. Flow physics interpreted from large-scale simulations are used to develop and improve turbulence models in realistic scenarios in engineering, environmental and biological flows.


2nd Place in graduate student paper contest, CFD Society of Canada annual meeting. Jun. 2013.
Sun Microsystems of Canada Scholarship in Computational Sciences and Engineering. May 2010.

Select Publications

  • J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Numerical simulation of a spatially developing accelerating boundary layer over roughness. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 780 192–214, 2015.
  • J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Roughness effects on the Reynolds stress budgets in near-wall turbulence. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 760 R1, 2014.
  • J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Estimation and prediction of the roughness function on realistic surfaces Journal of Turbulence, 15 350–365, 2014.
  • J. Yuan and U. Piomelli. Numerical simulations of sink-flow boundary layers over rough surfaces. Physics of Fluids, 26 015113, 2014.

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