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Flint Thomas

Flint Thomas

Email: Thomas.1@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-7899

Office: 108 Hessert Laboratory


Ph.D, Purdue University, 1983

M.S., Purdue University, 1980

B.S., Indiana State University, 1977


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


  • 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


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