My research is in experimental fluid dynamics, especially bio-inspired flows such as swimming and flying, energy extraction and wind energy, fluid-structure interaction and flow control. We use high-speed imaging and laser-based techniques, such as Particle Image Velocimetry and Particle Tracking Velocimetry to investigate the flow and vortices produced by manoeuvring wings and near obstacles in order to tackle problems like understanding biological locomotion, producing better flying vehicles, and improving energy harvesting.
Wong, J. G. and Rival, D. E., “Rapid manoeuvring with spanwise-flexible wings”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 75:1-8, 2017
Wong, J. G., Rosi, G. A., Rouhi, A. and Rival, D. E., “Coupling temporal and spatial gradient information in high-density unstructured Lagrangian measurements”, Experiments in Fluids, 58(10):140, 2017
Wong, J. G., laBastide, B. P. and Rival, D. E., “Flow separation on flapping and rotating profiles with spanwise gradients”, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 12(2):026008, 2017
Jain, M. V., Wong, J. G. and Rival, D. E., “Investigation of vortex development on accelerating spanwise-flexible wings”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 54:466-478, 2015
Wong, J. G. and Rival, D. E., “Determining the relative stability of leading-edge vortices on nominally two-dimensional flapping profiles”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 766:611-625, 2017
Wong, J. G., Kriegseis, J. and Rival, D. E., “An investigation into vortex growth and stabilization for two-dimensional plunging and flapping plates with varying sweep”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 43:231-243, 2013
Wong, J. G., Mohebbian, A., Kriegseis, J. and Rival, D. E., “Rapid flow separation for transient inflow conditions versus accelerating bodies: An investigation into their equivalency”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 40:257-268, 2013