Dr. Michael Karp

Researcher

Phone: (04) 829-2653
Email: mkarp;technion.ac.il

Biographical Data

Present Researcher, Aerospace Engineering, Technion
2017 PhD, Aerospace Engineering, Technion
2013 Magister in the direct doctoral track, Aerospace Engineering, Technion
2007-13 IAF service
2007 BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Technion

Research

My research is about transition to turbulence in wall bounded shear flows.
Below you can find posters presented in the faculty research day:
Research Day Poster 2016
Research Day Poster 2015
Research Day Poster 2014 (2nd prize)
Research Day Poster 2013 (1st prize)

Main Interests

Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Flight Mechanics, Flow Instabilities and Transition, Flow Control.

Teaching Assistant

Compressible Aerodynamics (Spring 15/16, Winter 15/16, Spring 14/15, Spring 13/14)
Flight Mechanics 1 (Winter 14/15, Spring 13/14, Winter 13/14)

Miscellaneous

Creation of Lift for highschool students
Matlab examples
Matlab tutorials

Publications

7.“Evolution of finite-amplitude localized vortices in planar homogeneous shear flows” Karp, M., Shukhman, I.G. and Cohen, J., Phys. Rev. Fluids, 2, 024701 (2017)

6.“On the secondary instabilities of transient growth in Couette flow” Karp, M. and Cohen, J., J. Fluid Mech., 813, 528-557 (2017)

5.“Subcritical transition in plane Poiseuille flow as a linear instability process” Roizner, F., Karp, M. and Cohen, J., Phys. Fluids, 28, 054104 (2016)

4.“Streak instability and generation of hairpin-vortices by a slotted jet in channel crossflow: Experiments and linear stability analysis” Philip, J., Karp, M. and Cohen, J., Phys. Fluids, 28, 014103 (2016)

3.“Tracking stages of transition in Couette flow analytically” Karp, M. and Cohen, J., J. Fluid Mech., 748, 896-931 (2014)

2.“A minimal flow-elements model for the generation of packets of hairpin vortices in shear flows” Cohen, J., Karp, M. and Mehta, V., J. Fluid Mech., 747, 30-43 (2014)

1.“An analytical-based method for studying the nonlinear evolution of localized vortices in planar homogenous shear flows” Cohen, J., Shukhman, I.G., Karp, M. and Philip, J., J. Comput. Phys., 229, 7765-7773 (2010)

Israeli Annual Conference on Aerospace Sciences (IACAS) papers

8.“Stability of streaks in shear flows” Karp, M., Philip J. and Cohen, J. The 56th IACAS

7.“Transition to Turbulence in Plane Poiseuille Flow” Roizner, F., Karp, M. and Cohen, J. The 55th IACAS

6.“Transition to turbulence in Couette flow” Karp, M. and Cohen, J. The 54th IACAS

5.“Emergency Takeoff Charts for Fighter Aircraft” Karp, M. and Gur I. The 53rd IACAS

4.“Transition to turbulence in Couette flow” Karp, M. and Cohen, J. The 53rd IACAS

3.“The evolution of localized Gaussian vortices in planar homogenous shear flows” Karp, M., Cohen, J. and Shukhman, I. The 52nd IACAS

2.“The generation of packets of hairpins from pairs of counter-rotating vortices in shear flows” Cohen, J., Karp, M. and Shukhman, I. The 50th IACAS

1.“The Evolution of Finite-Amplitude Localized Vortices in Linear Shear Flows” Karp, M., Shukhman, I., Philip, J. and Cohen, J. The 48th IACAS