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
- 1996 - 1999: Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
- 1994 - 1996: Assistant 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
- Candler, G.V., P.K. Subbareddy, and J.M. Brock, 2015, Advances in Computational Fluid Dynamics Methods for Hypersonic Flows, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 17-28, (Journal Article) More Details, Request PDF
- Candler, G.V, 2015, Rate-Dependent Energetic Processes in Hypersonic Flows, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 72, No. 1, pp. 37-48, (Journal Article) More Details
- Brock, J.M., P. Subbareddy, and G.V. Candler, 2015, Detached Eddy Simulations of Hypersonic Capsule Wake Flow, AIAA Journal, Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 70-80, (Journal Article) More Details, Request PDF
- Schwing, A., and G.V. Candler, 2015, Validation of DES for Capsule Aerodynamics using 05-CA Wind Tunnel Test Data, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 2,, (Journal Article) More Details
- Neville, A., and G.V. Candler, 2015, CFD-Based Axisymmetric Aeroshell Shape Optimization in Hy- personic Entry Conditions, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 1, pp. 17-28, (Journal Article) More Details, Request PDF
Honors and Fellowships
- Russell J. Penrose Professor, 2012
- AIAA Fluid Dynamics Award, 2012
- McKnight Presidential Professor, 2009
- Thermophysics Award, 2007
- 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 and 2001
- Ballhaus Prize for Best Ph.D. Thesis in Stanford Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1988
- Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
- 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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