June Ho Park ’20

Major

Operations Research and Financial Engineering

Project Title

Heat-Exchange Elements in a Model Urban Landscape

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I performed research on the concept of heat exchange within turbulent boundary layers in urban environments. We hoped to gain through this research more insight into the extent that urban regions increase wind temperatures by creating and studying a pseudoatmospheric boundary layer in a model scale. My primary role was to collect sensitive airtemperature data by using the wind tunnel in the Fluids Lab, as well as reposition and manage the equipment necessary for data collection. Towards the end of the program, I also made a program in R to visualize and analyze the data to see if the data were reliable. In addition to the technical skills, I’ve also learned that research doesn’t yield expected results every time, so you have to adapt from failure and apply them in the future. Although the results of this research may not apply to me directly in my major or career, the skills I’ve learned in problem-solving and communication will go a long way.



Internship Year

2017

Project Category

Resilient Cities

Organization(s)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

Mentor(s)

Alexander Smits, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering