Daren Watson

Daren Watson
Florida Polytechnic University · Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering Ph.D.

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Introduction
Experienced research scientist with a demonstrated history of working in higher education and research. Skilled in Energy Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, and Thermodynamics. Strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Central Florida.
Education
August 2017 - December 2020
University of Central Florida
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering
August 2017 - December 2019
University of Central Florida
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering
September 2013 - January 2016

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Publications (7)
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Water entry studies traditionally employ homogeneous projectiles of varying impactor shape, entry speed, and surface roughness. Surface heterogeneity is yet another means to manipulate splash dynamics. In this experimental study, we systematically investigate the water entry of smooth, free-falling, hemispherically coated spheres for Froude numbers...
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Vertical impacts of spheres on clean water have been the subject of numerous water entry investigations characterizing cavity formation, splash crown ascension and Worthington jet stability. Here, we establish experimental protocols for examining splash dynamics when smooth free-falling spheres of varying wettability, mass, and diameter impact the...
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Studies of solid impact with fluid surfaces have traditionally considered splashing in the context of impactor shape and surface texture. However, it is not always possible to tune impactor properties for desired splash characteristics. In this experimental study, smooth, hydrophilic, free-falling spheres are allowed to impact a quiescent liquid su...
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Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES) use multiple renewable resources such as hydro, solar and wind collaboratively to produce energy that can meet a defined load demand continuously. Their combination can lead to the improvement in the systems efficiency and overall reliability. However, the level of penetration of HRES in the Caribbean region i...
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We take the enduring topic of drop impact on a deep pool of similar liquid further by allowing twin drops to impact simultaneously. Impacts are sufficiently proximal that impact crowns and craters interact, distorting and merging craters, and creating previously undocumented supersurface fluid interactions. The unique features of twin impacts occur...

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