Variable Density Wind Tunnel

When visiting NASA Langley I had Josh Blake kindly take my picture by the Variable Density Wind Tunnel. Pioneered by Max Munk, leading theoretician in aerodynamics in America in our early years of aviation. National historical landmark: The test section and airflow passages built into the VDT pressure vessel formed a continuous flow of pressurized …

2022

This semester we are continuing to perform research for DARPA on analytical methods for hypersonic aerodynamics. It is a difficult task. My new students are transitioning well and former students are excelling in their new careers. I am teaching a new course on turbulence modeling. This should be placed online for everyone near the end …

Edward Burra Interview

The BBC, a long time ago, published an interview with the great British artist Edward Burra. https://vimeo.com/20763625. I have always loved his paintings of the Spanish civil war and its aftermath, his adventures in Paris and Parisian culture, and his lamentation of the destruction of the English country side. Most of his paintings are housed …