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Keith W. Moored

Department: Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Position: Assistant Professor

Address: Packard Lab
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-4105

E-mail: kwm213@lehigh.edu

Research: Google Scholar

Areas of Research

  • Biomechanics
  • Modeling of biological systems
  • Fluid/Structure Interaction
  • Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Transport Phenomena


My research interests are related to: Bio-fluids and mechanics; bio-inspired engineering; fluid-structure interactions.

I have specific interests in unsteady fluid mechanics, biological flying and swimming, vortex dynamics, fluid instability, multiple-body fluid interactions/boundary interactions, cell motility, active structures, tensegrity structures and cellular mechanics. I also have related interests in marine hydrokinetic and wind turbines.

The approaches that I use are a combined program of theory, computations and experiments. I have developed an in-house unsteady boundary element method to study high Reynolds number unsteady flows. To perform wake analysis on experimental PIV an in-house fluid linear instability analysis tool has been developed, which can investigate convective and absolute instabilities. I have an in-house code for the static analysis of active pre-stressed pin-jointed structures with both integrated and remote actuation. I'm in charge of two low-speed (up to 50 m/s) wind tunnel facilities each with an 18" by 18" test section.