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Calvin Lui

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Calvin Lui is an expert in aeroacoustics, compressible turbulence, computational methods and parallel computing, with research interests in compressible mixing and shock noise generation. A Rose-Hulman alumnus, he has industry experience working for Boeing in the noise engineering group. Dr. Lui is the faculty advisor for the Design-Build-Fly team, which challenges students to design, build and fly custom model airplanes in an annual international collegiate competition.

Teaching Interests

  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Numerical methods
  • Computational fluid dynamics

Research Experiences

  • Compressible mixing
  • Shock noise generation
  • Optimization methods

Publications & Presentations

  • Lui, C. “Supersonic Jet Noise,” (Invited Presentation) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2009
  • Lui, C., “Numerical Methods for Computational Aeroacoustics,” (Invited Lecture) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2009
  • Lui, C., “Direct Simulation of Jet Noise–Challenges and Progress,” (Seminar) Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 2006
  • Lui, C., “Compressible Turbulence,” (Invited Lecture) Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, 2006
  • Lui, C. and Lele, S. K. “Sound Generation Mechanism of Shock-Associated Noise,” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2003
  • Lui, C. and Lele, S. K., “A Numerical Study of Shock-Associated Noise,” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2002
  • Lui, C. and Lele, S. K., “Direct Numerical Simulation of Spatially Developing Compressible, Turbulent Mixing Layers,” American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2001

Awards & Honors

  • Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Stanford University, 2003
  • MS, Stanford University, 1993
  • BS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1991