Graduate Alumni

2013

Adrianus Indrat Aria
Control of Wettability of Carbon Nanotube Array by Reversible Dry Oxidation for Superhydrophobic Coating and Supercapacitor Applications

Jean-Loup Bourguignon
Models of Turbulent Pipe Flow

Jason Scott Damazo
Planar Reflection of Gaseous Detonations

Eleftherios E. Gdoutos
Thin Metastructures with Engineered Thermal Expansion

Ian Jacobi
Structure of the Turbulent Boundary Layer under Static and Dynamic Impulsive Roughness Perturbation

Gwendolyn Brook Johnson
Modeling, Simulation, and Design of Self-Assembling Space Systems: Accurate Collision Detection, Robust Time Integration, and Optimal Control

Ka Wai Kwok
Mechanics of Viscoelastic Thin-Walled Structures

Alejandro Lopez Ortega
Simulation of Richtmyer-Meshkov Flows for Elastic-Plastic Solids in Planar and Converging Geometries Using an Eulerian Framework

Jonathan Michael Mihaly
Investigation of Hypervelocity Impact Phenomena Using Real-time Concurrent Diagnostics

Nicholaus J. Parziale
Slender-Body Hypervelocity Boundary-Layer Instability

Ivan Michel Nicolas Szelengowicz
Analysis and Optimization of Stress Wave Propagation in Two-Dimensional Granular Crystals with Defects

Robert Wells Whittlesey
Dynamics and Scaling of Self-Excited Passive Vortex Generators for Underwater Propulsion

2012

Philipp Boettcher
Thermal Ignition

Angela Capece

Xiaowei Deng
Clefted Equilibrium Shapes of Superpressure Balloon Structures

Michio Inoue
Large-Eddy Simulation of the Flat-Plate Turbulent Boundary Layer at High Reynolds Numbers

Devvrath Khatri
Non-Destructive Evaluation of Material System Using Highly Nonlinear Acoustic Waves

Jeffrey LeHew
Spatio-temporal Analysis of the Turbulent Boundary Layer and An Investigation of the Effects of Periodic Disturbances

Michael Mello

Matthew Munson
Low Reynolds Number Active Flow Control via Real-Time Particle Image Velocimetry

John Ziegler
Simulations of Compressible, Diffusive, Reactive Flows with Detailed Chemistry Using a High-Order Hybrid WENO-CD Scheme

2011

Nicholas Boechler
Granular Crystals: Controlling Mechanical Energy with Nonlinearity and Discreteness

Marcial Gonzalez
Energy and Force Stepping Integrators in Lagrangian Mechanics

Francisco Jimenez
Mechanics of Thin Carbon Fiber Composites with a Silicone Matrix

Celia Romo
Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Damage by Void Nucleation and Growth

Michael Silva
Damage Evolution in Composite Materials and Sandwich Structures under Impulse Loading

Olive Stohlman
Repeatability in Joint-Dominated Deployable Masts

Andrew Tchieu
The Development of Low-Order Models for the Study of Fluid-Structure Interactions

Gabriela Venturini
Topics in Multiscale Modeling of Metals and Metallic Alloys

Geoffrey Ward
The Simulation of Shock- and Impact-Driven Flows with Mie-Grüneisen Equations of State

Yue Yang
Lagrangian and Vortex-Surface Fields in Turbulence

2010

Sally Bane
Spark Ignition: Experimental and Numerical Investigation with Application to Aviation Safety

James Karnesky
Detonation Induced Strain in Tubes

Daegyoum Kim
Characteristics of Three-Dimensional Vortex Formation and Propulsive Performance in Flapping Locomotion

Leslie Lamberson
Dynamic Optical Investigations of Hypervelocity Impact Damage

Adam Norman
Effect of Surface Morphological Changes on Flow over a Sphere

Regina Sullivan
The Physics of High-Velocity Ions in the Hall Thruster Near-Field

2009

Daniel Chung
Numerical Simulation and Subgrid-scale Modeling of Mixing and Wall-Bounded Turbulent Flows

Richard Kramer
Stable High-Order Finite-Sifference Interface Schemes with Application to the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability

Sharlotte Kramer
Phase-Shifting Full-Field Interferometric Methods for In-Plane Tensorial Stress Determination for Fracture Studies

Bo Li
Optimal Transportation Method in Solid Mechanics

Xiao Lu
Combined Experimental and Numerical Study of Spontaneous Dynamic Rupture on Frictional Interfaces

Benny Poon
A Critical Appraisal of Nanoindentation with Application to Elastic-Plastic Solids and Soft Materials

Julian Rimoli
A Computational Model for Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking

2008

Bermejo Moreno
On the Non-Local Geometry of Turbulence

Christian Franck
Quantitative Characterization of 3D Deformations of Cell Interactions with Soft Biomaterials

Manuel Lombardini
Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability in Converging Geometries

Georgios Matheou
Large-Eddy Simulations of Molecular Mixing in a Recirculating Shear Flow

2007

Emilio Castaño Graff

Theresa Hiromi Kidd
Mechanical Characterization of Damage and Failure in Polymeric Foams and Glass/Epoxy Composites

Joseph Thomas Klamo
Effects of Damping and Reynolds Number on Vortex-Induced Vibration

Marco Latini
Simulations and Analysis of Two- and Three-Dimensional Single-Mode Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability Using Weighted Essentially Non-Oscillatory and Vortex Methods

Laurence Loumes
Multilayer Impedance Pump: A Bio-Inspired Valveless Pump with Medical Applications

Bradford S. Morris
Charge-Exchange Collision Dynamics and Ion Engine Grid Geometry Optimization

Christopher Andre Mouton
Transition between Regular Reflection and Mach Reflection in the Dual-Solution Domain

Michael Thomas Rubel
A Theory of Stationarity and Asymptotic Approach in Dissipative Systems

Kazuo Sone
Modeling and Simulation of Axisymmetric Stagnation Flames

2006

Stuart Laurence
Proximal Bodies in Hypersonic Flow

Daniel Lieberman
Detonation Interaction with Sharp and Diffuse Interfaces

Kevin Parkin
The Microwave Thermal Thruster and Its Application to the Launch Problem

Rongjing Zhang
Mechanical Characterization of Thin Films with Application to Ferroelectrics

Matias Zielonka
Configurational Forces and Variational Mesh Adaption in Solid Dynamics

2005

Jeffrey Bergthorson
Experiments and Modeling of Impinging Jets and Premixed Hydrocarbon Stagnation Flames

Phillippe Chatelain
Contributions to the Three-Dimensional Vortex Element Method and Spinning Bluff Body Flows

John Dabiri
Unsteady Fluid Mechanics of Starting-Flow Vortex Generators with Time-Dependent Boundary Conditions

Brad Dooley
Stereo Digital Particle Image Velocimetry Investigation of a Free Surface Mixing Layer

James Faddy
Flow Structure in a Model of Aircraft Trailing Vortices

Jimmy Fung
Coarse Analysis of Multiscale Systems: Diffuser Flows, Charged Particle Motion, and Connections to Averaging Theory

Scott Jackson
Gaseous Detonation Initiation via Wave Implosion

Olga Kowalewsky
Theory of Complex Lattice Quasicontinuum and Its Application to Ferroelectrics

Nicolas Ponchaut
Part I: 3DPTV Advances and Error Analysis. Part II: Extension of Guderley's Solution for Converging Shock Waves

Vincent Wheatley
On the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability in Magnetohydrodynamics

Richard Wirz
Discharge Plasma Processes of Ring-Cusp Ion Thrusters

2004

Lorena A. Barba
Vortex Method for Computing High-Reynolds Number Flows: Increased Accuracy with a Fully Mesh-Less Formulation

Kumar Manoj Bobba
Robust Flow Stability: Theory, Computations and Experiments in Near Wall Turbulence

Tong Wa Chao
Gaseous Detonation-Driven Fracture of Tubes

Matthew Justin Fago
Constrained Sequential Lamination: Nonconvex Optimization and Material Microstructure

Sanjeev Malhotra
On Combustion Instability in Solid Rocket Motors

Paul O'Gorman
Theory and Simulation of Passive Scalar Mixing in the Presence of a Mean Scalar Gradient

Gerard Kieran O'Reilly
Compressible Vortices and Shock-Vortex Interactions

Matthew James Ringuette
Vortex Formation and Drag on Low Aspect Ratio, Normal Flat Plates

Eric Wintenberger
Application of Steady and Unsteady Detonation Waves to Propulsion

Qiang Yang
Thermomechanical Variational Principles for Dissipative Materials with Application to Strain Localization in Bulk Metallic Glasses

2003

Marco Arienti
A Numerical and Analytical Study of Detonation Diffraction

Joanna Maria Austin
The Role of Instability in Gaseous Detonation

Patrick Hung
Algorithms for Reaction Mechanism Reduction and Numerical Simulation of Detonations Initiated by Projectiles

Marisol Koslowski
A Phase-Field Model of Dislocations in Ductile Single Crystals

Sanjay Kumar
An Experimental Investigation of Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability

Adrián José Lew
Variational Time Integrators in Computational Solid Mechanics

Tait Sherman Pottebaum
The Relationship between Near-wake Structure and Heat Transfer for an Oscillating Circular Cylinder in Cross-flow

Pururav Thoutireddy
Variational Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian Method

2002

Ioannis Chasiotis
The Strength of Polycrystalline Silicon at the Micro- and Nano-Scales with Applications to MEMS

Luis González Liñero
Global Fracture Analysis of Laminated Composite Materials for Aerospace Structures

Olivier Thanh Nguyen
Cohesive Models of Fatigue Crack Growth and Stress-Corrosion Cracking

Luoyu Roy Xu
Dynamic Failure Characteristics in Layered Materials and Structures

Shiming Zhuang
Shock Wave Propagation in Periodically Layered Composites

2001

Eric Burcsu
Investigation of Large Strain Actuation in Barium Titanate

Weng Ki Ching
Disinfection by Pulsed Power Discharges

Benjamin Chow
Application of Dynamic Fracture Mechanics to the Investigation of Catastrophic Failure in Aircraft Structures

Demirkan Coker
Dynamic Initiation and Propagation of Cracks in Unidirectional Composite Plates

Olivier Duchemin
An Investigation of Ion Engine Erosion by Low Energy Sputtering

Christopher Eckett
Numerical and Analytical Studies of the Dynamics of Gaseous Detonations

Pradeep Guduru
An Investigation of Dynamic Failure Events in Steels Using Full Field High-Speed Infrared Thermography and High-Speed Photography

Ying Huang
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Digital Image Correlation in Nanomechanics Investigations

Giorgio Isella
Modeling and Simulation of Combustion Chamber and Propellant Dynamics and Issues in Active Control of Combustion Instabilities

Paul Krueger
The Significance of Vortex Ring Formation and Nozzle Exit Over-Pressure to Pulsatile Jet Propulsion

Murtuza Lokhandwalla
Damage Mechanisms in Shock Wave Lithotripsy (SWL)

Jean-Francois Molinari
Three-Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of Impact Damage and Erosion of Metallic Targets

Michael OL
The Passage Toward Stall of Nonslender Delta Wings at Low Reynolds Number

Adam Rasheed
Passive Hypervelocity Boundary Layer Control Using an Ultrasonically Absorptive Surface

Omprakash Samudrala
Subsonic and Intersonic Crack Growth along Weak Planes and Bimaterial Interfaces

Sandeep Sane
Time-Dependent Compressibility of Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA): An Experimental and Molecular Dynamics Investigation

Claude Seywert
Combustion Instabilities: Issues in Modeling and Control

Jerry Shan
Mixing and Isosurface Geometry in Turbulent Transverse Jets

Lavi Zuhal
Formation and Near-Fiels Dynamics of a Wing Tip Vortex

2000

Mark Brady
Regularized Vortex Sheet Evolution in Three Dimensions

David Jeon
On Cylinders Undergoing One- and Two-Degree of Freedom Forced Vibrations in a Steady Flow

Petrus Moeleker
The Filtered Advection-Diffusion Equation: Lagrangian Methods and Modeling

Stefan Schlamp
Laser-Induced Thermal Acoustic Velocimetry

Eric Schultz
Detonation Diffraction through an Abrupt Area Expansion

Grant Swenson
Numerical Simulations of Combustion Instabilities in Gas Turbine Combustors, with Applications

Tobias Voelkl
A Physical-Space Version of the Stretched-Vortex Subgrid-Stress Model for Large-Eddy Simulation of Incompressible Flow

1999

Christopher Bond
Reynolds Number Effects on Mixing in Turbulent Shear Layer

Jean-Paul Davis
High-Enthalpy Shock/Boundary-Layer Interaction on a Double Wedge

Mohammid Gharib
Vortex-Induced Vibration, Absence of Lock-In, and Fluid Force Deduction

Patrick Lemieux
The Instability of Shear Layers Produced by Curved Shocks

Ivett Leyva
Shock Detachment Process on Cones in Hypervelocity Flows

Patrice Maheo
Free-Surface Turbulent Shear Flows

Shaun Shariff
Numerical Simulation of Viscous Reacting Hypersonic Flows Past Cone

1998

Sangwook Lee
Failure of Laminated Composites at Thickness Discontinuities Under Complex Loading and Elevated Temperatures

Karina Edmonds
Shock Wave Processing of Transitional Metal Silicides

Han Park
A Study of Heat Transport Processes in the Wake of a Stationary and Oscillating Circular Cylinder Using Digital Particle Image Velocimetry/Thermometry

Raúl Radovitzky
Error Estimation and Adaptive Meshing in Strongly Nonlinear Dynamic Problems

Eduardo Repetto
On the Fatigue Behavior of Ductile F.C.C. Metals

Douglas Shiels
Simulation of Controlled Bluff Body Flow with a Viscous Vortex Method

Michael Slessor
Aspects of Turbulent-Shear-Layer Dynamics and Mixing

1997

Philippe Adam
Enthalpy Effects on Hypervelocity Boundary Layers

Jon Hodowany
On the Conversion of Plastic Work into Heat

James Krok
Jet Initiation of Deflagration and Detonation Nonlinear Thermo-mechanical Behavior Polymers under Multiaxial Loading

Flavio Noca
On the Evaluation of Time-Dependent Fluid-Dynamic Forces on Bluff Bodies

Miltiadis Papalexandris
Unsplit Numerical Schemes for Hyperbolic Systems of Conservation Laws with Source Terms

Aurelius Prochazka
Stability and Structure of Stretched Vortices

Amy Warncke
The Effects of Surfactants on Free-Surface Flows

1996

Victor Burnley
Nonlinear Combustion Instabilities and Stochastic Sources

Joseph Cates
Studies of Shock Wave Focusing Using Geometrical Shock Dynamics

Haris Catrakis
Mixing and the Geometry of Isosurfaces in Turbulent Jets

Danny Howard
I. Mechanisms of Injury Associated with Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy. II. Exsolution of Volatiles

David Kuzo
An Experimental Study of the Turbulent Transverse Jet

Cyrille Moore
Experiments in Axisymmetric Supersonic Jets

Kevin Moore
Experiments on the Interaction of a Coflowing Light Gas Jet with a Weak Oblique Shock Wave

Siddhartha Valluri
Bluff body flows in the presence of a free surface

1995

Weinong Chen
Dynamic Failure Behavior of Ceramics Under Multiaxial Compression

Eric Cummings
Laser-Induced Thermal Acoustics

Inki Min
Transport, Stirring and Mixing in Two-Dimensional Vortex Flows

Simon Sanderson
Shock Wave Interaction in Hypervelocity Flow

Department of Aerospace (GALCIT)