Faculty and Staff Directory

Paul Durbin

  • Professor

Main Office

2237 Howe Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2271
Phone: 515-294-7234




Education

  • BSE, Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences, Princeton University
  • PhD, Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University

Interest Areas

  • Turbulence and fluid dynamics of transition
  • Analytical models, theory, computer simulations of complex flows

Selected Publications

  • Ge, X. Arolla, S. & Durbin, P.A. 2014 A bypass transition model based on the intermittency function Flow Turb. & Combustion 93 37–61
  • Durbin, P.A. 2012 An intermittency model for bypass transition Int.~J.~Heat Fluid Flow 36 1–6
  • Huang, X & Durbin, P.A. 2012 Particulate mixing in a turbulent serpentine duct Phys.~Fluids 24 013301
  • Joo, J. & Durbin, P.A. 2012 Continuous mode transition in high-speed boundary-layers Flow Turb. & Combustion 88 407-430
  • Durbin, P.A. 2011 Adapting Scalar Turbulence Closure Models for Rotation and Curvature J.~Fluids Eng 133 061205
  • Zaki, T., Wissink, J., Durbin, P.A. & Rodi, W. 2010 Direct numerical simulations of transition in a compressor cascade: the influence of free-stream turbulence
    J.~Fluid Mech 665 57–98
  • Zaki, T., Wissink, J., Durbin, P.A. & Rodi, W. 2009 Direct computation of
    boundary layers distorted by migrating wakes in a linear compressor cascade
    Flow Turbulence and Combustion 83 307–322
  • Durbin, P.A., Zaki, T. & Liu, Y. 2009 Interaction of discrete and continuous
    boundary layer modes to cause transition Int.~J.~Heat and Fluid Flow 30 403–410
  • Joo, J. & Durbin, P.A. 2009 Simulation of turbine blade trailing edge cooling ASME J. Fluids Eng. 131 021102
  • Liu, Y., Zaki, T. & Durbin, P.A. 2008 Boundary Layer Transition by Interaction of Discrete and Continuous Modes J.Fluid Mech. 604 199–233
  • Durbin, P.A. & Wu, X. 2007 Transition beneath vortical
    disturbances Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech 39 107–128
  • Fluid Dynamics with Computational PerspectiveCambridge University Press, 2007 ISBN-13: 9780521850179
  • Ikeda, T. & Durbin, P.A. 2007 Direct simulations of a rough wall
    channel flow J.Fluid Mech. 571 235–263
  • Zaki, T. & Durbin, P.A. 2006 Continuous mode transition and the
    effects of pressure gradient J.Fluid Mech. 563 357–388