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Engineering students win awards at AIAA conference

April 4, 2019 - By Kim Delker

Two students from The University of New Mexico Department of Mechanical Engineering won awards at the 2019 Region IV American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student conference, held March 29-31 in Austin, Texas.

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Josh Ludwigsen, a senior in mechanical engineering, won second place among undergraduate students and a $300 prize from the AIAA Foundation for his paper, "Analysis of the Fractal Dimension of a Dense Particle Curtain for Multi-Phase Flow Analysis."

Daniel Freelong, a master’s student in mechanical engineering, took third place among the graduate students and a $250 prize for the paper," Reflections of a Shock Wave off a Sparse Curtain of Particles."

Both students are advised by Professors Peter Vorobieff and C. Randall Truman.

Journal versions of the papers will be submitted to the Journal of Fluids Engineering and Experiments in Fluids.