Isabelle Sanz

Isabelle is a senior from Charlotte, North Carolina, studying mechanical engineering with an aerospace certificate and math minor. Besides research, Isabelle acts as technical manager for the Duke Hyperloop team, has served as a peer facilitator and TA in physics and dynamics, and spends her free time creating art. 

Research Interests

Since joining the group in Summer 2021, Isabelle performed post-processing of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation data of a three-stage turbine in search of nonsynchronous vibrations. She continued researching these vibrations, as well as the lock-in phenomenon, with a computational study of an oscillating cylinder model, focusing on the understanding of associated unsteady pressures. Last year she studied transonic buffet with CFD simulations and is currently working on a global stability analysis project under Dr. Dowell.