Nick Wimer
Ph.D. Student, Mechanical Engineering

Nick Wimer biking.

Biography

Nick graduated from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering in 2013 with a B.A. in Engineering Physics (minor in Art History) and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. Joining the TESLa team in 2013, Nick enjoyed a year and a half internship at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Boulder studying the effects of offshore wind turbines on ocean waves as well as vertical axis wind turbine aerodynamics and performance. Currently he works on turbulent reacting flow problems via LES simulation during the day and dreams of fire tornados at night. When not figuring how best to simulate fire Nick enjoys trail running/biking, playing and watching hockey (GO BRUINS!), and a good old fashioned game night with friends.

Education

Research Interests

Nick’s research interests are primarily focused on the computational modeling of fluid flows, numerical techniques, and data visualization. He has pursued work extensively in the renewable energy field with independent work on developing a joint propeller/turbine optimization code (OpenProp) at Dartmouth as well as work on offshore wind turbines at NREL in Boulder. He now finds himself fascinated by the complexities of modeling turbulence involved in flame simulations and will be helping to develop an engineering code that will easily handle these problems. As long as he can use a computer to model and solve a problem, he’s interested.