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Thomas Corke

Thomas Corke

Clark Equipment Professor

Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Clark Equipment Professor
College of Engineering

Email: tcorke@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-3261

Office: 101 Hessert Laboratory

Education

PhD - Illinois Institute of Technology 1981

Biography

Journal Publications (Appeared)

“Dynamic Stall in Pitching Airfoils: Aerodynamic Damping and Compressibility Effects”, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., 47, 479-505, 2015.

“Experiments and Modeling of Micro Flapping Wings of Different Designs in Hover”, AIAA J., 53, 3, 2015.

“A.C. Plasma Anemometer - Characteristics and Design”, Measurement Science and Technology, 26, 8, 2015.

“The Mechanism of Vorticity Generation in Plasma Streamwise Vortex Generators”, AIAA J., 53, 11, 2015.

“Airfoil Shape Optimization for Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Compliant Flows”, AIAA J., 53,10, 3125-3129, 2015

“Highly Loaded Low-pressure Turbine: Design, Numerical, and Experimental Analysis”, J. Propulsion and Power, DOI: 10.2514/1.B35334, 2015.

Journal Publications (In Press)

“Effect of Wall Suction on Rotating Disk Absolute Instability”, to appear, J. Fluid Mech., 2016.

Journal Publications (In Review)

“A Time Domain Analysis of Compressible Dynamic Stall by Implementation of Chirp Signal Pitch Excursions”, In review AIAA J., 2015.

“Design and Scaling of Plasma Streamwise Vortex Generators for Flow Separation Control”, In review AIAA J., 2015.

“Plasma Density Measurements for Aero-optic Applications Using Two-wavelength Heeterodyne Interferometry”, In review AIAA J., 2016.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Dr. Corke joined the University of Notre Dame in 1999 and is the Clark Chair Professor of Engineering. He is the Founding Director of the Notre Dame Center for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPAC), and the Director of the Notre Dame Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research. His research experience is unusually diverse. It ranges from hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence, to fully turbulent flows. It involves an equally diverse range of flow fields including boundary layers, wakes, and jets. This has been applied to an exceedingly broad range of applications including aerodynamic performance enhancement, flight control, the internal flow of gas-turbine engines, acoustic noise control, and wind flows around buildings and structures. He has extensive experimental experience over the full range of Mach numbers from incompressible to hypersonic. His research also includes computational fluid dynamics especially with regard to acoustic receptivity, and in support of his pioneering research on Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma actuators. His research has made him a highly sought speaker for specialist conferences and by industry.

See: http://www.nd.edu/~tcorke/

News

University of Notre Dame establishes Hypersonic Systems Initiative

July 1, 2020

Notre Dame has launched the Hypersonic Systems Initiative, an effort that builds on the University's expertise, includes more than 35 researchers from the College of Engineering and College of Science, and aims to be a catalyst for new cross-cutting hypersonics research.

University of Notre Dame establishes Hypersonic Systems Initiative

July 1, 2020

Notre Dame has launched the Hypersonic Systems Initiative, an effort that builds on the University's expertise, includes more than 35 researchers from the College of Engineering and College of Science, and aims to be a catalyst for new cross-cutting hypersonics research.

Leadership changes for FlowPAC and Hessert Laboratory set stage for future fluid mechanics research at Notre Dame

June 15, 2020

Notre Dame’s rich tradition of advancing the frontiers of fluid mechanics and human flight is entering its next chapter of growth with strategic changes in leadership.

Leadership changes for FlowPAC and Hessert Laboratory set stage for future fluid mechanics research at Notre Dame

June 15, 2020

Notre Dame’s rich tradition of advancing the frontiers of fluid mechanics and human flight is entering its next chapter of growth with strategic changes in leadership.

AME alum receives VFS François-Xavier Bagnoud Award

April 21, 2020

Patrick O. Bowles (M.S., AERO ’11; Ph.D., AERO ’12) was named the recipient of the 2020 François-Xavier Bagnoud Award by the Vertical Flight Society.