Tynan Guerra 

Cal Poly Graduate Student

Thesis Project: Hydrodynamics of Seal Swimming


What are you working on?

My research is inspired by leopard seals. I will be using the Cal Poly low speed wind tunnel to test a 3D spheroid shape with dynamic fins attached, controlled by servo motors. I am interested in changing variables like fin oscillation frequency, phase difference, and fin geometry.

About Tynan

I am a first year graduate student here at Cal Poly. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas (Go Spurs!) and received my undergraduate degree from Trinity University, where I double majored in Engineering Science and Physics. My interest in aerospace engineering started my senior year of high school, when I took a rocketry class in which the goal was to design a hybrid rocket that would reach an altitude of 100,000 feet. While the rocket didn't reach that high (or anywhere near...) it did manage to launch successfully. My interests are in aerodynamics and rocket propulsion. In my free time, I enjoy playing ultimate Frisbee, cooking, and explaining why the breakfast taco is superior to the breakfast burrito.

 

Contact Tynan jtguerra@calpoly.edu

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