Graham V. Candler
McKnight Presidential Professor,
Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and Russell J. Penrose Professor,
Associate Department Head
Professor Candler uses computational fluid dynamics to study high-temperature reacting flows and hypersonic flows, and is particularly interested in how the relaxation of internal energy modes and finite-rate chemical reactions interact with fluid motion. Applications of this work include the analysis of planetary entry spacecraft heat shields, hypersonic boundary layer transition, and the effects of chemical reactions on aerodynamics. Dr. Candler works closely with experimentalists to validate high-enthalpy flow models by careful comparison to shock tunnel data. Recently, Candler's research group has been working to extend computational methods to complex geometries for application to future scramjet-powered hypersonic aircraft. These tools were used to design an inward-turning inlet for a upcoming sounding rocket flight experiment of a Mach 10 vehicle.
- B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, 1984
- M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, 1985
- Ph.D., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University, 1988
- 2014 - Present: Professor, Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
- 1999 - Present: Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
- 1994 - 1999: Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
- 1992 - 1994: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
- 1989 - 1992: Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University
- 1989 - Present: Consultant Institute for Defense Analyses, Coleman Engine Company
- 1988 - 1989: Visiting Professor, Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University
- 1988 - 1989: Aerospace Engineer, Aerothermodynamics Branch, NASA Ames Research Center
- 1985 - 1988: Research Assistant, Aerothermodynamics Branch, Stanford University
- Computational fluid dynamics of reacting flows.
- Algorithm development.
- High temperature gas dynamics.
- Re-entry and hypersonic aerodynamics.
- Thermo-chemical nonequilibrium flows.
- Numerical simulation of combustion.
Five Recent Publications
- Cook, D.A., Thome, J.S., Brock, J.M., Nichols, J.W., Candler, G.V. , 2018, Understanding effects of nose-cone bluntness on hypersonic boundary layer transition using input-output analysis , AIAA Paper , (Journal Article) More Details
- GS, S., Dwivedi, A., Candler, G. & Nichols, J.W., 2018, Onset of three dimensionality in supersonic flow over a slender double wedge, Physical Review Fluids, (Journal Article) More Details
- Dwivedi, A., GS, S., Nichols, J.W., Candler G. & Jovanovic, M. R. , 2018, Instabilities in hypersonic compression ramp flow: an input-output approach, (Journal Article) More Details
- Hildebrand, N., Nichols, J.W., Jovanovic, M.R. & Candler G., 2018, Transient growth analysis of oblique shock-wave/boundary-layer interactions at Mach 5.92, Physical Review Fluids, (Journal Article) More Details
- Thome, J., Dwivedi, A., Nichols, J.W. & Candler, G., 2018, Direct numerical simulation of BOLT hypersonic flight vehicle, AIAA Paper, 2018-2894, (Journal Article) More Details
- Graham V. Candler, Pramod K. Subbareddy, and Ioannis Nompelis, CFD Methods for Hypersonic Flows and Aerothermodynamics, In Hypersonic Nonequilibrium Flows: Fundamentals and Recent Advances, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2015.
Honors and Fellowships
- AIAA Dryden Lectureship in Research, 2018
- Russell J. Penrose Professor, 2012
- AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award, 2012
- McKnight Presidential Professor, 2009
- National Security Science and Engineering Fellowship, 2009
- Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2008
- Thermophysics Award, 2007
- AIAA Outstanding Paper Award in Aerodynamic Measurement and Ground Testing, 2006
- Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota, 2004
- George Taylor Distinguished Research Award, University of Minnesota, 2002
- AIAA Award for Best Technical Paper in Thermophysics, 1990, 2001 and 2015
- Ballhaus Prize for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Stanford Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1988
- Fellow of the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
Scientific and Professional Societies
- American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Physical Society
Subjects and Courses Taught
- AEM 4202 -- Aerodynamics
- AEM 4247 -- Hypersonic Aerodynamics
- AEM 5245 -- Hypersonic Aerodynamics
- AEM 5247 -- Hypersonic Aerodynamics
- AEM 5251 -- Computational Fluid Mechanics
- AEM 8251 -- Finite-Volume Methods in Computational Fluid Dynamics
- AEM 8295 -- Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics
- AEM 8880 -- Plan B Project
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