Dr. Michael Karp received all of his degrees from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion.
His dissertation combined analytical and numerical methods for understanding transition in wall-bounded shear flows.
His research interests include Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Flow Instabilities, Transition to turbulence, Flow Control and Flight Mechanics.
- Transition to turbulence over convex surfaces JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2018; 855: 1208–37
- Evolution of finite-amplitude localized vortices in planar homogeneous shear flows PHYSICAL REVIEW FLUIDS 2017; 2 (2)
- On the secondary instabilities of transient growth in Couette flow JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2017; 813: 528-557
- Subcritical transition in plane Poiseuille flow as a linear instability process PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 2016; 28 (5)
- Streak instability and generation of hairpin-vortices by a slotted jet in channel crossflow: Experiments and linear stability analysis PHYSICS OF FLUIDS 2016; 28 (1)
- Tracking stages of transition in Couette flow analytically JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2014; 748: 896-931
- A minimal flow-elements model for the generation of packets of hairpin vortices in shear flows JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 2014; 747: 30-43
- An analytical-based method for studying the nonlinear evolution of localized vortices in planar homogenous shear flows JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS 2010; 229 (20): 7765-7773