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David Williams

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering

328 Reber Building

dmw72@psu.edu

814-863-2181

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Computational fluid dynamics, external aerodynamics, finite element analysis, high-order methods, and solution-adaptive meshing.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008
  • MS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2012
  • Ph D, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 2013

Publications

Journal Articles

  • David M Williams, 2019, "On the Stability of Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for the Compressible Euler Equations: Entropy and L2 Stability", Numerische Mathematik
  • Andrew S Wixom, Gage S Walters, Sheri L Martinelli and David M Williams, 2019, "Generalized Polynomial Chaos With Optimized Quadrature Applied to a Turbulent Boundary Layer Forced Plate", Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
  • David M Williams, 2018, "An Entropy Stable, Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method for the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations", Mathematics of Computation, 87, pp. 95-121
  • David M Williams, Dmitry S Kamenetskiy and Philippe R Spalart, 2015, "On stagnation pressure increases in calorically perfect, ideal gases", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 58, pp. 40-53
  • David Michael Williams, L. Shunn and A. Jameson, 2014, "Symmetric quadrature rules for simplexes based on sphere close packed lattice arrangements", Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics, 266, pp. 18-38
  • David Williams and A. Jameson, 2014, "Energy stable flux reconstruction schemes for advection–diffusion problems on tetrahedra", Journal of Scientific Computing, 59, pp. 721-759
  • P. Castonguay, David Williams, P. E. Vincent and A. Jameson, 2013, "Energy stable flux reconstruction schemes for advection–diffusion problems", Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 267, pp. 400-417
  • David Williams, P. Castonguay, P. E. Vincent and A. Jameson, 2013, "Energy stable flux reconstruction schemes for advection–diffusion problems on triangles", Journal of Computational Physics, 250, pp. 53-76

Conference Proceedings

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Other, Coordinator, Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium, August 2017 - December 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Committee Member, Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, February 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer, Minisymposium Planning, International Association on Computational Mechanics, October 2018 - April 2019
 


 

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137 Reber Building

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University Park, PA 16802-4400

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