Rocket combustion instability has been a challenge for aerospace engineers since the prototype engines of the Apollo space program. In an attempt to enable future engineers to better design rocket engines that do not fail, the Air Force has established a center of excellence for rocket combustor dynamics with Karthik Duraisamy, assistant professor of aerospace engineering, in collaboration with Purdue, MIT, and Wisconsin. In this video, Duraisamy outlines an initial computer simulation of rocket combustor dynamics.
Advancing economic development
From left, U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, talks with Larry Molnar and Paula Sorrell from U-M's Institute for Research on Labor, the Economy and Employment at a Washington, D.C., breakfast Wednesday. Sorrell and Molnar were in Washington to promote IRLEE's economic development activities around Michigan and the Upper Midwest, including a program to aid small defense contract suppliers facing uncertain economic times. (Photo by Mike Waring, Washington Office)
Democratic to authoritarian rule
Once thought to be largely on the way out, authoritarian rule has found its way back into world politics. This resurgence, along with an increasingly polarized political climate in the United States and abroad, will be the focus of the first U-M "teach-out" Friday in which seven history and political science experts will lead a global digital learning experience. In this video, Arun Agrawal, Samuel Trask Dana Professor, professor of natural resources, and faculty associate at the Center for Political Studies, discusses the factors that will drive the discussion.
Martin Philbert, dean of the School of Public Health, listens to Afroz Huda, senior adviser for the Foundation for Charitable Activities in Bangladesh, during a February visit to to the South Asian nation. U-M researchers were in Bangladesh to explore collaborative opportunities for research partnerships that would study such issues as poverty, infant mortality and chronic health problems. (Photo by M. Ponir Hussain)
Burton Tower in maize and blue
In celebration of the university's 200th year, the iconic Burton Tower will glow in new maize and blue lighting for the bicentennial's UMich200 Spring Festival. Starting the week of April 3, the tower will be illuminated in white lights. The lights will transition to maize and blue and end with a multimedia light show supporting the "True Blue! A Tribute to Michigan," event at Hill Auditorium on April 8. (Photo by Scott C. Soderberg, Michigan Photography)