Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Gordon S. Beavers
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
(Retired 2006)

Professor Beavers smiling

Professor Beaver's research areas are in experiment fluid mechanics and rheological fluid mechanics.

Degrees

Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1963
M.A. Cambridge University, 1963
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1960
B.A., Cambridge University, 1959

Experience

1999 - 2006; Distinguished Professor, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1974 - 2006; Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1991-1993; Acting Dean, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1984-1991; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1990-1991; Joint Acting Head of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
1983-1991; Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1983-1984; Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1982-1983; Acting Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1979 Visiting Professor, Engineering Department, Cambridge University
1974-1982; Professor and Associate Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1972-1974; Associate Professor and Associate Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department, University of Minnesota
1970-1972; Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1963-1970; Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1960-1963; Lab. Demonstrator, Engineering Department, Cambridge University
1960; Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

Five Recent Publications

Ortiz, C., Joseph, D. D., & Beavers, G. S. (2004). Acceleration of a liquid drop suddenly exposed to a high-speed airstream. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 30(2), 217-224

Joseph, D. D., Beavers, G. S., & Funada, T. (2002). Rayleigh-taylor instability of viscoelastic drops at high weber numbers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 453, 109-132

Joseph, D. D., Belanger, J., & Beavers, G. S. (1999). Breakup of a liquid drop suddenly exposed to a high-speed airstream. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 25(6-7), 1263-1303

Preziosi, L., Joseph, D. D., & Beavers, G. S. (1996). Infiltration of initially dry, deformable porous media. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 22(6), 1205-1222

Siginer, A., & Beavers, G. S. (1984). Free surface on a simple fluid between rotating eccentric cylinders. part II: Experiments. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 15(1), 109-126

Scientific and Professional Societies

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Society of Rheology

Honors and Awards

1999: Institute of Technology, Distinguished Professor
1993: Board of Regents' Certificate of Appreciation
1978 - 1979: George Taylor Teaching Award
1995: Visiting Professor, Nihon University
1995: George Taylor Outstanding Service Award

Subjects and Courses Taught

Undergraduate/Graduate
- AEM 4202 - Aerodynamics
- AEM 4203 - Aerospace Propulsion


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