Tornado Micro-burst Simulator

A tornado/microburst simulator with a text section of 20 ft (wide) x 34 ft (length) x 18ft (high) and capabilities for generating a translating microburst-like jet (6.0 ft diameter) and a tornado-like vortex (4.0 ft diameter) for model testing. The simulator is 18 ft in diameter and 12 ft tall The top speed of vortex is 35 mph and the maximum translation speed is 2 fps. This simulator has flow visualization, pressure measurement and flow diagnostics capabilities.

Post-Doctoral Position

Post-Doctoral Position in Experimental Phase Transitions and Plasticity Under High Pressure

Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available starting Summer/Fall 2019 to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical / computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas

Aerospace Engineering Hours

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