Frank Jacobitz, PhD

Frank Jacobitz
Phone: (619) 260-7820
Office: Belanich Engineering Center 325

Chair and Professor, Mechanical Engineering

  • PhD, University of California, San Diego
  • MSME, University of California, San Diego
  • Diploma in Physics, Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany

Dr. Frank Jacobitz pursues research that focuses on numerical simulation of fluid flow. Problems considered include turbulent and mixing processes in density stratified and rotating shear flows with geophysical applications in the atmosphere and oceans, as well as biological flows of blood in skeletal muscle and muscle fascia vessel networks.

Scholarly Work

  • With Addiego, N., Fabian, M., Gledhill, R., Schmachtenberger, H., Shao, A., and Wang, F., "Problem Solving in the Engineering Classroom: Peer Teaching at the Freshman Level," American Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, Submitted.
  • With Addiego, N., Bailey, S, and Mayhew, D., "Evaluation of the Efficiency of an ARM-based Beowulf Cluster versus a Traditional Desktop Computing for High Performance Computations," Proc. 97th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Waimea, HI, 2017.
  • "On the Orientation of Flow Structures in Stratified and Sheared Homogeneous Turbulence, Workshop on Developments in Fluid Instability," Brandenburgische Technische Universität, Cottbus, Germany, 2017.
  • With Moreau, A. and Aguirre, J., "On the Orientation of Vortical Structures in Homogeneous Turbulent Shear Flows," Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting, Denver, CO, 2017.
  • With Aguirre, J. and Moreau, A., "On the Orientation of Vortical Structures in Rotating and Sheared Homogeneous Turbulence," Proc. 10th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, Chicago, IL, 2017.
  • With Schneider, K. and Farge, M., "On the Scale-Dependent Helicity in Stably Stratified Turbulent Shear Flows," Proc. 97th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Waimea, HI, 2017.
  • "On the Structure and Dynamics of Turbulent Stratified Shear Flows," German Aerospace Center, Göttingen, Germany, 2017.
  • "On the Structure and Dynamics of Turbulent Stratified Shear Flows," MEGSA Symposium, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA, 2017.
  • With Moreau, A. and Aguirre, J., "On the Structure Orientation in Homogeneous Turbulent Shear Flows, Part I: Analysis Method Development," Proc. 97th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Waimea, HI, 2017.
  • With Moreau, A. and Aguirre, J., "On the Structure Orientation in Homogeneous Turbulent Shear Flows, Part II: Application to Stratified and Rotating Shear Flows," Proc. 97th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Division of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Waimea, HI, 2017.
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