Julie Crockett came to BYU in 2007. She received her Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Denver, and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, San Diego. Her research interests are in areas of fluid dynamics, including environmental flows, which are often characterized by fluids of differing densities, and passive drag reduction mechanisms. She is interested in the effect of internal waves on global circulations in the ocean and atmosphere in addition to energy harvesting. She uses theory, computational fluid dynamics, experimentation, and ocean data as a part of her research. She has also spent time at sea collecting data for studying internal waves in the ocean. She is also interested in the fundamentals of heat transfer through and flow dynamics over micro-structured surfaces which have the capability of reducing friction drag.
Current Graduate Students:
Allison Lee (PhD)
Current Undergraduate Students:
Eberly, Lauren, “Internal Wave Generation Over Rough, Sloped Topography: An Experimental Study,” M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, December 2012.
Smith, Sean, “Laboratory Experiments on Colliding Nonresonant Internal Wave Beams,” M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, December 2012.
Hillyard, Benjamin, “Investigation of Internal Wave Spectra due to Observed Interactions,” M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, August 2012.
Latorre, Leonardo, “Estimated Instability and Breaking of Internal Waves due to Time-dependent Shear,” M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, April 2012.
Blackhurst, Tyler, “Numerical Investigation of Internal Wave-vortex Dipole Interactions,” M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, April 2012.
Casaday, Brian, “Numerical Simulations of Atmospheric Internal Waves with Time Dependent Critical Levels and Turning Points,” M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, August 2010.
Whitaker, Weston, “Atmospheric Gravity Wave Interactions,” M.S. Project, Brigham Young University, August 2009.