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Research
Murray Morrison

: : PhD research : :
Investigating house exterior failure as a key member of the Three Little Pigs Project, with
Prof. Greg Kopp at the BLWTL.

: : MESc research : :
Investigated the effect of apex angle on the flow structures downstream of a surface-mounted pyramid. Previous work indicated that pyramids with apex angles > 12 have flow structures similar to a two dimensional bluff body, however this behavior does not seem to hold for pyramids with apex angles < 12. The research involved numerical modeling of the flow, as well as hot-wire anemometry measurements in a wind tunnel.

View my research poster(s):    
Flow past a slender pyramid at different incidence angles
The "Big Bad Wolf"
Full scale testing of a low rise building
Vortex shedding from slender pyramids with small apex angles



2004 launch, afm/c.dybenko; 2004-2005 maintenance, j.dybenko; 2006-2010 maintenance, w.lin; 2010-2012 maintenance, k.elliott; 2012 - webmaster, s.ali; updated July 2014