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Dr. Shanon M. Reckinger

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 106
p: x2527


Current Research Interests

My background is in computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods, and general fluid dynamics.  Most of my research has been in the field of ocean modeling, but with a focus on the development of advanced numerical techniques to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the models.  I have done extensive work with the Shallow Water Model.  During my graduate work, I extended novel numerical techniques like the Adaptive Wavelet Collocation Method and Brinkman Penalization to be used on equations sets like the Shallow Water equations.  I used this work to simulate Western Boundary Currents (like the Gulf Stream) and tsunamis and see if these new methods showed potential for these applications in ocean modeling.  This work is ongoing and I will be focusing my efforts in tsunami modeling.  Additionally, I am working on a project with the Climate, Ocean, Sea Ice Modeling (COSIM) group at Los Alamos National Lab (LANL) more climate focused. 

Research Interests: Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Methods, Ocean Modeling, Fluids, Climate, Sustatainability

Courses Taught

  1. ECE 415: Engr Applctn/Numerical Methods
  2. EG 145: Mathematical Analysis
  3. ME 241: Principles of Thermodynamics
  4. ME 347: Fluid Mechanics
  5. ME 349: Heat Transfer
  6. ME 351: Gas Dynamics
  7. ME 353: Computational Fluid Dynamics
  8. ME 425: Eng Applctns/Numerical Methods
  9. ME 428: Computational Fluid Dynamics
  10. ME 450: Gas Dynamics