James H.J. Buchholz

James H.J. Buchholz

Assistant Faculty Research Engineer IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering

(319) 335-5935
2407 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
2008
Education: 
Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2006.
M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, 1997.
B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, 1995.
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Experimental fluid dynamics, image-based flow velocimetry, flow visualization, unsteady flows, vortex-dominated flows, bluff-body aerodynamics.
Present Research Interests: 
Unsteady aerodynamics of biologically-inspired air and underwater vehicles, wind turbine aerodynamics, transport processes around boulders and mussels in fluvial environments, cardiovascular flows.
Selected Publications: 
  • Hajimirzaie, S. M., Wojcik, C. J., and Buchholz, J. H. J., The role of shape and relative submergence on the structure of wakes of low-aspect-ratio wall-mounted bodies, Exp. Fluids, 53, pp. 1943-1962, 2008.
  • Buchholz, J. H. J., Green, M. A., and Smits, A. J., Scaling the circulation shed by a pitching panel, J. Fluid Mech. 688, pp. 591-601, 2011.
  • Buchholz, J.H.J. and Smits, A.J., The Wake Structure and Thrust Performance of a Rigid, Low-aspect-ratio Pitching Panel, J. Fluid Mech., 603, pp. 331-365, 2008.
  • Buchholz, J.H.J., Clark, R.P., and Smits, A.J., Thrust Performance of Unsteady Propulsors Using a Novel Measurement System, and Corresponding Wake Patterns, Exp. Fluids 45(3), pp. 461-472, 2008.
  • Buchholz, J.H.J. and Smits, A.J., On the Evolution of the Wake Structure Produced by a Low Aspect Ratio Pitching Panel, J. Fluid Mech., 546, pp.433-443, 2006.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
American Physical Society, Division of Fluid Dynamics; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; American Society of Engineering Education; Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.