Edward J. Shaughnessy

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Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Professor Shaughnessy's research interests include analytical, experimental, and computational studies of flow problems arising in biology, medicine, and biotechnology as well as in more traditional mechanical engineering applications.

Current research efforts include the effect of flow of non-Newtonian fluid properties on the flow separation near a tee junction representing a model of blood flow near a coronary artery graft; heat and momentum transfer near rough surfaces modeled by fractal distributions of surface roughness; the influence of flow on particle trajectories in electrostatic precipitators, inertial separators and aerosol sampling devices; and flow processes within or near deformable boundaries. The above work employs finite element based computational fluid dynamics using steady and transient simulations of 2-D and 3-D flow.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 056 Engineering Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5304
  • Email Address: eshaughn@duke.edu
Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Virginia, 1975
  • M.S. University of Virginia, 1971
  • B.S.E. Manhattan College, 1969

Research Interests:

Analytical, experimental, and computational studies of flow problems arising in biology, medicine, and biotechnology as well as in more traditional mechanical engineering applications.

Specialties:

Fluid Mechanics

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

  • Duke Endowment Award for Excellence in Teaching, Duke University
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Courses Taught:
  • ME 336L: Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 536: Compressible Fluid Flow
  • ME 631: Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 632: Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Representative Publications: (More Publications)
    • Ren, H; Fair, RB; Pollack, MG; Shaughnessy, EJ, Dynamics of electro-wetting droplet transport, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical: international journal devoted to research and development of physical and chemical transducers, vol 87 no. 1 (2002), pp. 201-206 [10.1016/S0925-4005(02)00223-X] [abs].
    • Shaughnessy, EJ; Gilder, JWV, Low Rayleigh number conjugate convection in straight inclined fractures in rock, Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, vol 28 no. 4 (1995), pp. 389-408 [abs].
    • Katz, IM; Shaughnessy, EJ; Cress, BB, A technical problem in the calculation of laminar flow near irregular surfaces described by sampled geometric data, Journal of Biomechanics, vol 28 no. 4 (1995), pp. 461-464 [10.1016/0021-9290(94)00086-J] [abs].
    • Katz, IM; Shaughnessy, EJ; Zhang, Z, Method for calculating the average cross-section pressure distribution in tube flows within the vorticity-streamfunction formulation, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B: Fundamentals, vol 22 no. 3 (1992), pp. 349-365 [abs].
    • SHAUGHNESSY, E; SOLOMON, G, ELECTROHYDRODYNAMIC PRESSURE OF THE POINT-TO-PLANE CORONA DISCHARGE, Aerosol Science and Technology, vol 14 no. 2 (1991), pp. 193-200 [10.1080/02786829108959482] [abs].