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)
      • Thomas, Jeffrey P. and Dowell, Earl H. and Hall, Kenneth C., Static/dynamic correction approach for reduced-order modeling of unsteady aerodynamics, Journal of Aircraft, vol 43 no. 4 (2006), pp. 865 - 878 [abs].
      • Thomas, Jeffrey P. and Dowell, Earl H. and Hall, Kenneth C., Using automatic differentiation to create a nonlinear reduced order model of a computational fluid dynamic solver, Collection of Technical Papers - 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, vol 4 (2006), pp. 2437 - 2449 [abs].
      • Hall, Kenneth C. and Kielb, Robert E. and Ekici, Kivanc and Thomas, Jeffrey P. and Clark, William S., Recent advancements in turbomachinery aeroelastic design analysis, 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers (2005), pp. 11253 - 11274 [abs].
      • Thomas, Jeffrey P. and Hall, Kenneth C. and Dowell, Earl H., Discrete adjoint approach for modeling unsteady aerodynamic design sensitivities, AIAA Journal, vol 43 no. 9 (2005), pp. 1931 - 1936 [abs].
      • Thomas, Jeffrey P. and Dowell, Earl H. and Hall, Kenneth C. and Denegri Jr., Charles M., Further investigation of modeling limit cycle oscillation behavior of the F-16 fighter using a harmonic balance approach, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol 3 (2005), pp. 1457 - 1466 [abs].