Jeffrey P. Thomas

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Assistant Research Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Dr. Thomas' field of research is computational aeroelasticity. This is the study of fluid and structural interaction. Dr. Thomas develops numerical methods to simulate complex physical phenomena.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Assistant Research Professor in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 237 Hudson Eng Ctr, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5173
  • Email Address: jthomas@duke.edu
  • Web Page:
Education:

  • Ph.D. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1996
  • M.S. University of Kansas, 1991
  • B.S. University of Kansas, 1989

Specialties:

Aerodynamics

Courses Taught:

    Representative Publications: (More Publications)
      • Ekici, K; Hall, KC; Huang, H; Thomas, JP, Stabilization of Explicit Flow Solvers Using a Proper-Orthogonal-Decomposition Technique, AIAA Journal: devoted to aerospace research and development, vol 51 no. 5 (2013), pp. 1095-1104 [10.2514/1.J051945] [abs].
      • Hall, KC; Ekici, K; Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH, Harmonic balance methods applied to computational fluid dynamics problems, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, vol 27 no. 2 (2013), pp. 52-67 [10.1080/10618562.2012.742512] [abs].
      • Thomas, JP; Custer, CH; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC; Corre, C, Compact implementation strategy for a harmonic balance method within implicit flow solvers, AIAA Journal: devoted to aerospace research and development, vol 51 no. 6 (2013), pp. 1374-1381 [10.2514/1.J051823] [abs].
      • Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Discrete adjoint method for nonlinear aeroelastic sensitivities for compressible and viscous flows, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (2013) [abs].
      • Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Discrete adjoint method for nonlinear aeroelastic sensitivities for compressible and viscous flows, 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference (2013) [10.2514/6.2013-1860] [abs].