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William W. Willmarth

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Dates

March 25, 1924 – 2005

Authorized Form of Name

Willmarth, William W.

Additional Forms of Names

Willmarth, W. W. (William W.)

Biography

Abstract

William Willmarth was Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at University of Michigan (1958-1990). His research interests included condensation of gases, transonic flow, turbulent boundary layer, unsteady aerodynamics, aerodynamic sound, scientific instruments for fluid mechanical measurements, structure of turbulence, turbulent drag reduction, vorticity interaction with free surface, and applied aerodynamics.

Important Dates

March 25, 1924Birth, Highland Park (Ill.).

1949Obtained BS, Purdue University, West Lafayette (Ind.).

1950Obtained MS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1954Obtained PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1954 – 1958Research Fellow to Senior Research Fellow in Aeronautical Engineering, California Institute of Technology.

1954 – 1966Consultant, RAND Corporation.

1958 – 1990Associate Professor to Professor of Aeronautical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1963 – 1964Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado, Boulder.

1970 – 1974Consultant, GM Research Laboratory, General Motors Company.

1973 – 1977Consultant, Aerospace Systems Division (1973-1976) and Consultant, Bendix Research Laboratories (1975-1977), Bendix Corporation.

1981 – 1985Consultant, Lear Siegler, Inc.

1983 – 1985Consultant, Spalding.

1989Awarded Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society.

2005Death.

Occupation

Aeronautical engineer.

Places

Birth

Highland Park (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

West Lafayette (Ind.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Subjects

Aerodynamics.

Aeronautics.

Fluid dynamics.

Turbulence.

Turbulent boundary layer.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Liepmann, H. W. (Hans Wolfgang), 1914-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Millikan, Clark Blanchard, 1903-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Roshko, A. (Anatol)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wu, Theodore Y.-T. (Theodore Yao-tsu)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Yih, Chia-shun, 1918-1997

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Obtained MS (1950) and PhD (1954). Research Fellow to Senior Research Fellow in Aeronautical Engineering.

University of Michigan. College of Engineering

Associate Professor to Professor of Aeronautical Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1989 Fluid Dynamics Prize.

Bendix Corporation

Consultant, Aerospace Systems Division and Consultant, Bendix Research Laboratories.

General Motors Corporation

Consultant, GM Research Laboratory.

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics

Visiting Fellow.

Lear Siegler, Inc.

Consultant.

Purdue University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1949).

Rand Corporation

Consultant.

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