David Sumner

     David Sumner  D.E.C., B.Eng., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng.

    Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Biography

    For up-to-date information on research, teaching, publications, and graduate students, please visit my personal website:

    http://homepage.usask.ca/~drs694/sumner.htm

    Publications

    Refereed Journal Publications
    • Rostamy, N., Sumner, D., Bergstrom, D.J. and Bugg, J.D. (2012). Local flow field of a surface-mounted finite circular cylinder, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 34, 105-122.
    • Adaramola, M.S., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2012). Characteristics of turbulent flow in the near wake of a stack, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 40, 64-73.
    • Rostamy, N., Bergstrom, D.J., Sumner, D. and Bugg, J.D. (2011). An experimental study of a turbulent wall jet on smooth and transitionally rough surfaces, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 133(111207), 1-8.
    • Rostamy, N., Bergstrom, D.J., Sumner, D. and Bugg, J.D. (2011). The effect of surface roughness on the turbulence structure of a plane wall jet, Physics of Fluids, 23(085103), 1-10.
    • Tonui, N. and Sumner, D. (2011). Flow around impulsively started square prisms, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 27, 62-75.
    • Sumner, D. (2010). Two circular cylinders in cross-flow: a review, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 26, 849-899.
    • Adaramola, M.S., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2010). Effect of velocity ratio on the streamwise vortex structures in the wake of a stack, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 26, 1-18.
    • Li, H. and Sumner, D. (2009). Vortex shedding from two finite circular cylinders in a staggered configuration, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 25, 479-505.
    • Li, H. and Sumner, D. (2009). Vortex shedding from two finite circular cylinders in a staggered configuration, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 25, 479-505.
    • Sumner, D. and Heseltine, J.L. (2008). Tip vortex structure for a circular cylinder with a free end, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 96, 1185-1196.
    • Sumner, D., Richards, M.D. and Akosile, O.O. (2008). Strouhal number data for two staggered circular cylinders, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 96, 859-871.
    • Adaramola, M.S., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2007). Turbulent wake and vortex shedding for a stack partially immersed in a turbulent boundary layer, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 23(8), 1189-1206.
    • Sprigings, E., McNair, P., Mawston, G., Sumner, D. and Boocock, M. (2006). A method for personalising the blade size for competitors in flatwater kayaking, Sports Engineering, 9, 147-153.
    • Sumner, D. and Schenstead, A.J. (2006). Moderately and widely spaded circular cylinders in cross-flow and a universal wake number (Accepted March 13, 2006), ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 128, 1122-1125.
    Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Igbalajobi, A., McClean, J.F., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2012). Flow around a finite circular cylinder with a splitter plate, Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress 2012, Winnipeg, Manitoba, June 4-6.
    • Einian, M., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2011). Effect of subgrid-scale model on prediction of flow around a surface-mounted finite square cylinder, 13th European Turbulence Conference (ETC13), Warsaw, Poland, September 12-15, Paper No. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 318 (2011) 042027, (6 pages).
    • Adaramola, M.S., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2011). Higher-order moments of velocity fluctuations in the wake of a short stack, 13th European Turbulence Conference (ETC13), Warsaw, Poland, September 12-15, Paper No. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 318 (2011) 032040, (8 pages).
    • Rostamy, N., Bergstrom, D.J., Sumner, D. and Bugg, J.D. (2011). An experimental study on the similarity of the turbulent wall jet, 7th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP-7), Ottawa, Canada, July 28-31.
    • Rostamy, N., Akbari, S., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2010). Calibration of triple-wire probes using an artificial neural network, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-ICNMM2010-31198.
    • Tonui, N. and Sumner, D. (2010). The flow around an impulsively started square prism, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30036.
    • Einian, M., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2010). Numerical simulation of the flow around a surface-mounted finite square cylinder, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30394.
    • Rostamy, N., Bergstrom, D.J., Sumner, D. and Bugg, J.D. (2010). An experimental investigation of the skin friction in a plane turbulent wall jet over smooth and rough surfaces, ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting (FEDSM2010), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 1-5, Paper No. FEDSM-ICNMM2010-30519.
    • Rostamy, N., Bergstrom, D.J., Sumner, D. and Bugg, J.D. (2010). The turbulence structure of a plane wall jet over smooth and rough surface, 8th International ERCOFTAC Symposium on Engineering Turbulence Modelling and Measurement (ETMM-8), Marseille, France, June 9-11.
    • Gholizadeh, H., Bitner, D.V., Burton, R.T., Sumner, D. and Schoenau, G.J. (2010). Investigation of experimental techniques for the measurement of the effective bulk modulus of oil-filled pipes and hoses, 7th International Fluid Power Conference, Aachen, Germany, March 20-22.
    • Einian, M., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2009). Large eddy simulation of flow over a finite square cylinder, 6th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer (THMT09), Rome, Italy, September 14-18.
    • Rostamy, N., Deutscher, D., Bergstrom, D.J., Sumner, D. and Bugg, J.D. (2009). An experimental study of a plane turbulent wall jet using LDA, 6th International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer (THMT09), Rome, Italy, September 14-18.
    • Tonui, N. and Sumner, D. (2009). Temporal development of the wake of a non-impulsively started circular cylinder, ASME 2009 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Vail, Colorado, USA, August 2-6, Paper No. FEDSM2009-78018.
    • Rostamy, N., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2009). Experimental study of a turbulent wall jet on a rough surface, IUTAM Symposium on the Physics of Wall-Bounded Flows on Rough Walls, Cambridge, UK, July 7-9.
    • Adaramola, M.S., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2009). The Reynolds stress in the wake of a stack partially immersed in a turbulent boundary layer, 6th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP6), Seoul, Korea, June 22-24, 1249-1254 (CD Rom).
    • Einian, M., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2009). Large eddy simulation of three-dimensional flow over a finite square cylinder, 17th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 3-5.
    • Adaramola, M.S., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2007). The turbulent statistics in the wake of a short stack, 5th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP5), Munich, Germany, August 27-29.
    • Adaramola, M.S., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2007). Effect of velocity ratio on the streamwise vortex structures in the wake of a stack, Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control, Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece, June 18-22, 2007, (10 pages).
    • Sumner, D., Hemingson, H.B., Deutscher, D.M. and Barth, J.E. (2007). PIV measurements of the flow around oscillating cylinders at low KC numbers, Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Unsteady Separated Flows and their Control, Kerkyra (Corfu), Greece, June 18-22, 2007, (10 pages).
    • Adaramola, M.S., Bergstrom, D.J. and Sumner, D. (2007). Effect of aspect ratio on the triple correlations in the wake of a finite circular cylinder, Proceedings of the 21st Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM 2007), Toronto, Canada, June 3-7, 2007, 440-441.
    • Adaramola, M.S., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2006). Turbulent wake of a stack and the influence of velocity ratio, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Fluid-Structure Interactions, Aeroelasticity, Flow-Induced Vibration & Noise, Vancouver, Canada, July 23-27, 2006, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division, Paper No. PVP2006-ICPVT11-93629, (9 pages).
    • Adaramola, M.S., Oladeinde, A.O., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2006). Effect of velocity ratio on vortex shedding from a stack, Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Fluid-Structure Interactions, Aeroelasticity, Flow-Induced Vibration & Noise, Vancouver, Canada, July 23-27, 2006, ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Division, Paper No. PVP2006-ICPVT11-93121, (8 pages).
    Non-refereed Conference Proceedings
    • Obach, M.R., Torvi, D.A., Sumner, D. and Bergstrom, D.J. (2010). Salt-water modeling of a wildland fire's convection column, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute - Canadian Section Spring Technical Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, May 9-12, 190-195.

    Research Grants

    2011-2012

    • Principal Investigator, Bluff-body aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Improving the perfomance and efficiency of a mobile pneumatic conveying system, NSERC, CRD.

    2010-2011

    • Principal Investigator, Bluff-body aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, Improving the perfomance and efficiency of a mobile pneumatic conveying system, NSERC, CRD.

    2009-2010

    • Principal Investigator, Bluff-body aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    2008-2009

    • Principal Investigator, Bluff-body aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions, NSERC, Discovery Grant.
    • Co-Investigator, PyroConvective Activity and Wildland Fire Management Phase 1 A Literature Review on the Current State of Knowledge, Government of the Northwest Territories? Department of Environment and Natural Resources? Forest Management Division, Grant.

    2007-2008

    • Principal Investigator, Bluff-body aerodynamics and fluid-structure interactions, NSERC, Discovery Grant.

    Teaching

    2011-2012

    • EPIP 400.0 - Engineering Professional Internship Program
    • ME 229.3 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    • ME 318.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I
    • ME 328.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II
    • ME 417.3 - Thermodynamics II
    • ME 418.3 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory III
    • ME 471.3 - Introduction to Aerodynamics
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 871.3 - Experimental Fluid Mechanics

    2010-2011

    • ME 417.3 - Thermodynamics 2
    • ME 495.6 - Industrial Design Project
    • ME 871.3 - Experimental Fluid Mechanics

    2009-2010

    • ME 417.3 - Thermodynamics 2
    • ME 471.3 - Intro Aerodynamics
    • ME 898.3 - Bluff-Body Aerodynamics

    2008-2009

    • ME 335.3 - Fluid Mechanics 2
    • ME 417.3 - Thermodynamics 2
    • ME 871.3 - Experimental Fluid Mechanics

    2007-2008

    • ME 417.3 - Thermodynamics 2

    Research Projects

    2011-2012

    • Flow around a surface-mounted finite circular cylinder
    • Large-eddy simulation of the flow around a surface-mounted finite square prism
    • The effect of a splitter plate on the flow around surface-mounted bluff bodies

    2010-2011

    • Flow around a surface-mounted finite circular cylinder
    • Flow around impulsively started sharp-edged bluff bodies
    • Groups of circular cylinders in cross-flow
    • Large-eddy simulation of the flow around a surface-mounted finite square prism
    • The effect of a splitter plate on the flow around surface-mounted bluff bodies

    2009-2010

    • Flow around a surface-mounted finite circular cylinder
    • Flow around impulsively started sharp-edged bluff bodies
    • Groups of circular cylinders in cross-flow
    • Large-eddy simulation of the flow around a surface-mounted finite square prism
    • The effect of a splitter plate on the flow around surface-mounted bluff bodies
    • Wildfire convection columns

    2008-2009

    • Fundamental studies of bluff bodies in unsteady flow
    • Groups of circular cylinders in cross-flow
    • Large-eddy simulation of the flow around a bluff body
    • Surface-mounted bluff bodies of finite height
    • Wake of a stack of small aspect ratio
    • Wildfire convection columns

    2007-2008

    • Fundamental studies of bluff bodies in unsteady flow
    • Groups of finite circular cylinders in cross-flow
    • Large-eddy simulation of the flow around a bluff body
    • Wake of a stack of small aspect ratio
    • Wildfire convection columns