“Turbulence is the most important unsolved problem in classical physics'' – Richard P. Feynman
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Wang, B., Lai, C.C.K. and Socolofsky, S.A. (2019). Mean velocity, spreading and entrainment characteristics of weak bubble plumes in unstratified and stationary water, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 874:102-130.
Lai, C.C.K. and Socolofsky, S.A. (2019). The turbulent kinetic energy budget in a bubble plume, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 865:993-1041.
Lai, C.C.K. and Socolofsky, S.A. (2018). Budgets of turbulent kinetic energy, Reynolds stresses and dissipation in a turbulent round jet discharged into a stagnant ambient, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10652-018-9627-3
Wang, B., Socolofsky, S.A., Lai, C.C.K., Adams, E.E. and Boufadel, M.C. (2018). Behavior and dynamics of bubble breakup in gas pipeline leaks and accidental subseas oil well blowouts, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 131(A):72-86.
Lai, C.C.K., Charonko, J.J. and Prestridge, K. (2018). A Karman-Howarth-Monin equation for variable-density turbulence, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 843:382-418.
Lai, C.C.K. and Socolofsky, S.A. (2018). Evaluation of linear autoregressive models for estimation of energy spectra in gappy turbulent velocity data, Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, ASLO, 16(1):1-21.
Fraga, B., Stoesser, T., Lai, C.C.K. and Socolofsky, S.A. (2016). A LES-based Eulerian-Lagrangian approach to predict the dynamics of bubble plumes, Ocean Modeling, 97:27-36.
Choi, K.W., Lai, C.C.K. and Lee, J.H.W. (2015). Mixing in the intermediate field of dense jets in cross currents, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 142(1).
Lai, C.C.K. and Lee, J.H.W. (2014). Initial mixing of inclined dense jets in perpendicular crossflow, Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 14(1):25-49.
Lai, C.C.K. and Lee, J.H.W. (2012). Mixing of inclined dense jets in stationary ambient, Journal of Hydro-environment Research, 6(1):9-28.