Faculty

Ralph W. Metcalfe
Ralph W. Metcalfe
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Mathematics
Email metcalfe [at] uh.edu
Phone 713-743-4521
Engineering Expertise:
  • Modeling: Fluid Flow Analysis; Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence and Multi-Phase Flow Modeling.

  • Fluid Flow Simulation: High Resolution Spectral Methods, Boundary Layer Stabilization and Drag Reduction, Instabilities and Large Scale Structures in Turbulent Reacting Shear Flows.

Subsea Engineering Experience:
  • Model Development for 

    • Multiple Inlet Wellbore Flow Simulation
    • Unsteady Pipe Flow in Complex Geometries
    • High Temperature High Pressure Elastomeric Seals
  • Numerical Simulation of 

    • Extreme Flow Conditions Associated with Loss of Well Control
    • Abnormal Hydrodynamics Associated with Pipe Wall Anomalies
    • Dynamics of Secondary Instabilities and Flame Shortening Effects