Allen Plotkin

 

  • Professor Plotkin’s research interests are aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, and basic incompressible fluid mechanics.
  • The research has emphasized the blending of analytical and computational techniques for the solution of a wide variety of flow problems, including fluid jets, airfoil and hydrofoil theory, ground effect, separation, and vortex modeling.
  • ASEE/AIAA J. Leland Atwood Award, 2005
  • AIAA Sustained Service Award, 2003
  • ASME Fellow, 1991
  • AIAA Associate Fellow, 1978
  • BS, 1963, Columbia University, Engineering Mechanics
  • MS, 1964, Columbia University, Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, 1968, Stanford University, Engineering Mechanics
  • Incompressible Laminar Fluid Mechanics
  • Airplane Aerodynamics
  • Ship Hydrodynamics
  • "Thickness and Camber Effects in Slender Wing Theory", AIAA Journal 21, 12, 1983, 1755-7.
  • "A Second-Order Theory for the Potential Flow About Thin Hydrofoils", (with C. Kennell), Journal of Ship Research, 28, 1, 1984
  • "Confined Laminar Wakes at Small and Large Reynolds Number", (with R. W. Mei), Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 19, 2, 1985, 121-137
  • "Vortex Panel Calculation of Wake Rollup Behind a Large Aspect Ratio Wing", (with D. Yeh), AIAA Journal, 24, 9, 1986, 1417-1423;
  • "Loss of Lift Due to Thickness For Low Aspect Ratio Wings in Incompressible Flow", (with S. S. Dodbele); Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 21, 1, 1987, 3-16,
  • "Navier-Stokes Solutions for Some Laminar Incompressible Flow with Separation in Forward Facing Step Geometries", (with R. W. Mei), AIAA Journal, 24, 7, 1986, 1106-1111;
  • "Airfoil Ground Effect Revisited", (with C. Coulliette), Aeronautical Journal, 100, 992, 1996, 65-74
  • “Application of Cosserat-Spectrum Theory to the Weakly Compressible Stokes Flow Past a Sphere”, (with W.Liu), Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 38, 2, 2000, 155-172.
  • “Low-Speed Aerodynamics”, (with Joseph Katz), Second Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2001.