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Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, Acoustics, Turbulent Flow, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Turbomachinery, Propulsion, Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Wind Tunnel, Microfluid, Fluidic, Lasers & optics, Mechanical Design

Exa Corporation

Computational Aeroacoustics

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Lattice Boltzmann method (LBM)

Automobile Aeroacoustics

Independent Contractor

Coal power plant air pollution analysis

Assistant Researcher

University of California Santa Barbara, Chemical Engineering,

Study of liquid droplet breakup in high speed flow, two phase flow, surface tension

Postdoctoral Scholar

Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering

Experimental study of turbulent boundary layer drag reduction by polymer injection,

Jan. 1999-Dec. 2003

Aerospace Engineering,

The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.

* Ph.D. Research at Flowfield Imaging Laboratory

* Membership of the honor societies of Tau Beta Pi

* Membership of the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi

Sept. 1996-- Sept. 1998

Mechanical Engineering,

School of Mechanical & Production Engineering,

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) , Singapore

Sept. 1994--Sept. 1996

Jet Propulsion Department

BeiHang University (BHU)

(Previous name: Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, BUAA),

Beijing, P.R.China

Sept. 1990--Jul. 1994

Thermal Engineering, Jet Propulsion Department

BeiHang University (BHU)

(Previous name: Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, BUAA),

Beijing, P.R.China

* Many Awarded Scholarships for Outstanding Academic.

* Excellent student. (Selected from the top 5% and given a personal supervisor and special training )

Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) Study of Shock Induced Turbulent Boundary Layer Separation

Applications of Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV) to The Study of Some Industrial Two-Steam Mixing Flow Processes With Streamwise Vorticity.

1. V. S. R. Somandepalli, Y. X. Hou, and M. G. Mungal, (2009) "Concentration Flux Measurements In A Polymer Drag-Reduced Turbulent Boundary Layer", submitted to Journal of Fluid Mechanics

2. Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli, and M. G. Mungal, (2008) "Streamwise Development of Turbulent Boundary Layer Drag Reduction with Polymer Injection", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 597, pp. 31-66.

3. Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli, and M. G. Mungal, (2006), "A Technique to Determine Total Shear Stress and Polymer Stress Profiles in Drag Reduced Boundary Layer Flows", Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 40, No. 4, pp. 589 - 600.

4. J. S. Paschkewitz, Costas D. Dimitropoulos, Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli, M. G. Mungal, Eric S. G. Shaqfeh, and Parviz Moin, (2005), "An experimental and numerical investigation of drag reduction in a turbulent boundary layer using a rigid rodlike polymer", Physics Of Fluids 17, 085101.

5. Y. X. Hou, O. H. Unalmis, P. C. Bueno, N. T. Clemens, and D. S. Dolling, (2004), "Effects of Boundary-Layer Velocity Fluctuations on Unsteadiness of Blunt-Fin Interactions", AIAA Journal, Vol. 42, No. 12, Technical Notes, pp. 2615-2619.

6. S. C. M. Yu, Y. X. Hou, and W. K. Chan, (2000), "Effects of scalloping and scarfing to the mixing performances of lobed forced mixers", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 440-448.

7. S. C. M. Yu, Y. X. Hou, and S. C. Low, (1998), "The Flow Characteristics of a Confined Square Jet With Mixing Tabs", Proceedings of IMechE Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 212, pp. 1 - 14.

8. S. C. M. Yu, and Y. X. Hou, (1998), "Near Field Velocity Measurements of a Confined Square Jet With Primary and Secondary Tabs", AIAA Journal, Vol.36, No. 2, pp. 288-289.

1. Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli, and M. G. Mungal, (2007), "Polymer Stress Contribution in Turbulent Boundary Layer Drag Reduction", 5th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TU Munich, Germany, August 2007.

2. Y. X. Hou, V. S. R. Somandepalli, and M. G. Mungal, (2005), "Determination of Total Shear Stress and Polymer Stress Profiles in Drag Reduced Boundary Layer Flows with Polymer Injection", FEDSM2005-77101, Proceedings of FEDSM2005, ASME, June 19-23, 2005.

3. V. Somandepalli, Y. X. Hou and M. G. Mungal, (2005), "Streamwise Evolution of Drag Reduction in a Boundary Layer With Polymer Injection", 2nd International Symposium on Seawater Drag Reduction, Busan, Korea, 23-26 May 2005

4. P. C. Bueno, Y. X. Hou, N. T. Clemens, and D. S. Dolling, (2003), "A PIV Study On The Effect of Pulsed-Jet Injection Upstream of a Mach 2 Shock Wave/Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction", 20th International Congress on Instrumentation in Aerospace Simulation Facilities ICIASF'03, Gotingen, Germany, August 25-29, 2003.

5. Y. X. Hou, N. T. Clemens, and D. S. Dolling, (2003), "Wide-Field PIV Study of Shock-Induced Turbulent Boundary Layer Separation", January 2003, AIAA Paper 2003-0441.

6. Y. X. Hou, N. T. Clemens, and D. S. Dolling, (2002), "Development of a Multi-Camera PIV Imaging System for Studies of Shock/Boundary Layer Interactions", June 2002, AIAA Paper 2002-3232.

7. O. H. Unalmis, Y. X. Hou, P. C. Bueno, N. T. Clemens, and D. S. Dolling, (2000), "PIV Investigation of Role of Boundary Layer Velocity Fluctuations in Unsteady Shock-Induced Separation", June 2000, AIAA Paper 2000-2450.

- Membership of the honor societies of Tau Beta Pi
- Membership of the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi

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