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Flint Thomas

Flint Thomas

Email: Thomas.1@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-7899

Office: 108 Hessert Laboratory

Education

Ph.D, Purdue University, 1983

M.S., Purdue University, 1980

B.S., Indiana State University, 1977

Biography

Dr. Thomas conducts his research in the Supersonic Research Laboratory and other laboratories at the Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research.

Publications

  • Gordeyev, S.V., and Thomas, F.O., "Coherent Structure in the Turbulent Planar Jet, Part 2. Structural Topology via POD Eigenmode Projection,"Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 460, pp. 349-380, 2002.
  • Gordeyev, S.V., and Thomas, F.O., "Coherent Structure in the Turbulent Planar Jet, Part 1. Extraction of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Eigenmodes and Their Self-Similarity," Journal of Fluid Mechanics , Vol. 414, pp. 145-194, 2000.
  • Gordeyev, S.V., and Thomas, F.O., "Temporal Subharmonic Amplitude and Phase Behaviour in a Jet Shear Layer: Wavelet Analysis and Hamiltonian Formulation," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 394, pp. 205-240, 1999.
  • Liu, X., Thomas, F.O., and Nelson, R.C., "An Experimental Investigation of the Planar Wake in Constant Pressure Gradient," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 14, No. 8, pp. 2817-2838, 2002.
  • Thomas, F.O., Nelson, R.C., and Liu, X., "Experimental Investigation of the Confluent Boundary Layer of a High-Lift System," AIAA Journal, Vol. 36, No. 6, pp. 978-988, 2000.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Experimental Fluid Dynamics/Aerodynamics

Turbulent Shear Flows

Flow Stability and Transition

Compressible Shear Layers

Advanced Digital Signal Processing Techniques

Flow Control

News

Wind Energy to Benefit from Notre Dame Plasma Research

April 20, 2016

As the world looks for new ways to diversify its energy supply and find renewable resources to power the earth’s growing energy consumption needs, new research from the University of Notre Dame has identified a potential way to make an existing renewable resource – wind energy – more efficient in power production.

Video: Hypersonics Research Soars to New Heights at Notre Dame

December 15, 2015

Known for its signature areas of research in turbo-machines, acoustics, optics, fluid-structure interactions, multi-phase flows, plasma dynamics, and wind energy, researchers in Notre Dame's Institute for Flow Physics and Control are both developing these core strengths and adding a new focus on hypersonic aerodynamics.