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Sam Raben
Postdoctoral Fellow
Education
Ph.D 2013 in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
M.S. 2008 in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
B.S. 2006 in Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
Research Interests

Turbulent Flow Behavior, Experimental Design and Method Development, Particle Image Velocimetry

Honors and Awards:

Joseph Ford Postdoctoral Fellow

Papers:

Journal Publications

Raben, S.G., Ross, S.D., Vlachos, P.P., “Demonstration of Experimental Three Dimensional Finite Time Lyapunov Exponents with Inertial Particles”, under review at Physical Review E, Rapid Communication.

 Raben, S.G., Ross, S.D., Vlachos, P.P., “Computation of Finite Time Lyapunov Exponents from Time Resolved Particle Image Velocimetry data”, under review at Experiments in Fluids.

Raben, S.G., Charonko, J., Vlachos, P.P., “Adaptive Gappy Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) for Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Data Reconstruction”, 2012 Meas. Sci. Technol. 23 025303 doi:10.1088/0957-0233/23/2/025303.
 

Brady, M.R., Raben, S.G., Vlachos, P.P., “Methods For Digital Particle Image Sizing (DPIS)” 2009 in Flow Measurement and Instrumentation. Vol 20:6, Pages 207-219

Conference Publications

Apsilidis, N., Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., Vlachos, P.P., Raben, S.G. (2010). “Local scour at bridge piers: The role of Reynolds number on horseshoe vortex dynamics”, 5th International Conference on Scour and Erosion-ASCE, November 7-10, San Francisco, CA, USA.
 

Raben, S.G., Ng, W.F., Vlachos, P.P., “Spatiotemporal Development of Transitional Wall Jets” Proceedings in the 2008 ASME Heat Transfer, Fluids, Energy, & Energy Nano Conference, Jacksonville Florida.
 

Raben, S.G., Charonko, J., Ng, W.F., Vlachos, P.P., “Time Resolved DPIV in a Transonic Turbine Cascade” Proceedings in the 2008 IMECE Conference Boston Massachusetts.
 

Memberships and Committees:
APS
ASME
Theses:

Ph.D.: Direct Determination of Three Dimensional Time Varying Flow Structures