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Donald R Wilson

Name

[Wilson, Donald R]
  • Professor

Biography

Professor Donald Wilson has over 50 years of experience in the fields of gas dynamics, high-speed aerodynamics and propulsion. He earned the BSAE degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology, MSAE from The University of Tennessee (Space Institute) and PhD in Engineering from UT Arlington. He was involved in the development of electric arc heaters and MHD accelerators for hypersonic wind tunnel applications at the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC), and in the development of supersonic inlets at LTV Aerospace and Defense Company prior to joining UTA in 1968. Dr. Wilson also spent two summers at NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center as a NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellow. He was actively involved in the NASA/DOE National MHD Power Generator Program. He was responsible for the establishment of the UTA Aerodynamics Research Center, and was involved in the development of its numerous test facilities. He was awarded the AIAA Ground Testing Award in 2001. Dr. Wilson directed the NASA/UTA Center for Hypersonic Research from 1993 until 1997, and also initiated the UTA detonation wave engine research programs in 1994.  He is the former Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, and is currently serving as Associate Chair responsible for academic programs.

Professional Preparation

    • 1974 Ph.D. in EngineeringUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • 1965 M.S.A.E. in Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Tennessee
    • 1962 B.S.A.E. in Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology

Appointments

    • Jan 1968 to Present Professor
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Membership
    • Jan 1963 to Present American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Awards and Honors

    • Jun  2003 AIAA Ground Testing Award sponsored by American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Publications

      Journal Article 2013
      • Braun, E.M., Balcazar, T.S., Wilson, D.R.,andLu, F.K., "Experimental Study of a High-Frequency Fluidic Valve Fuel Injector," Journal of Propulsion and Power (TN), Accepted for publication, 2011.
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      2013
      •   Braun, E.M., Lu, F..K.., Wilson, D..R.. and Camberos, J.A., “Airbreathing rotating detonation wave engine cycle analysis,’ Aerospace Science & Technology, Accepted for publication, 2011.
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      Conference Paper 2011
      • Balcazar, T. S., Lu, F. K., Braun, E. M., Tran, D., Wilson, D. R., and Maddalena, L., "Refurbishment and Preliminary Test Results of a High Reynolds Number Transonic Ludwieg Tube," 49th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2011.
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      2011
      • Lu, F.K., Braun, E.M., Massa, L.,, and Wilson, D.R.,Rotating Detonation Wave Propulsion: Experimental Challenges, Modeling, and Engine Concepts (Invited),” AIAA paper 2011-6043, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion/9th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Joint Conference, San Diego, California, 2011.
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      2011
      • Braun, E.M., Balcazar, T.S., Wilson, D.R.,andLu, F.K., "Experimental Study of a High-Frequency Fluidic Valve Fuel Injector," AIAA Paper 2011-5545, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion/9th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Joint Conference, San Diego, California, 2011.
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      2011
      • Lu, F.K., Carter, J. D., and Wilson, D.R.,Development of a Large Pulse Detonation Engine Demonstrator,” AIAA Paper 2011-2024, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion/9th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Joint Conference, San Diego, California, 2011.
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      2011
      • Wilson, D.R. and Lu, F.K., “Summary of Recent Research on Detonation Wave Engines at UTA,” Invited paper at the 2011 International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Busan, Korea, 2011.
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      Conference Paper 2010
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Sagov, M. S., Wilson, D. R., and Grubyi, P., "Proof-of-Principle Detonation Driven, Linear Electric Generator Facility," 8th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
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      2010
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., and Camberos, J. A., "Detonation Engine Performance Comparison Using First and Second Law Analyses," 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
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      2010
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., and Camberos, J. A., "Airbreathing Rotating Detonation Wave Engine Cycle Analysis," 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
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      Conference Paper 2009
      • Roberts, K. N. and Wilson, D. R., "Analysis and Design of a Hypersonic Scramjet Engine with a Transition Mach Number of 4.00," 47th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 2009.
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      2009
      • Philip, K., Panicker, F. K. L., and Wilson, D. R., "Practical Methods for Reducing the Deflagration-to-Detonation Transition Length for Pulse Detonation Engines," 9th International Symposium on Experimental and Computational Aerothermodynamics of Internal Flows, Gyeongju, Korea, 2009.
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      Journal Article 2009
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental Research in Aerodynamic Control with Electric and Electromagnetic Fields," Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 45, No. 1-3, 2009, pp. 30-49.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., and Matsumoto, J., "Rapid Valve Opening Technique for a Supersonic Blowdown Tunnel," Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2009, pp. 551-554.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2008
      • Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., Kim, J., and Hekiri, H., "Analysis of an Ejector-Augmented Pulse Detonation Rocket," 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Mitchell, R. R., Wilson, D. R., and Dutton, J. C., "Supersonic Blowdown Wind Tunnel Control Using LabVIEW," 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2008.
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      2008
      • Braun, E. M., Mitchell, R. R., Nozawa, A., Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., and Dutton, J. C., "Development of an Electromagnetic Boundary Layer Flow Control Mechanism Using Conductive Nanoparticle Seeding," 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2008.
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      2008
      • Braun, E. M., Mitchell, R. R., Nozawa, A., Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., and Dutton, J. C., "A Critical Review of Electric and Electromagnetic Flow Control Applied to Aerodynamics," 38th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Seattle, WA, 2008.
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      Conference Paper 2007
      • Panicker, P. K., Li, J. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Development of a Compact Liquid Fueled Pulsed Detonation Engine with Predetonator," 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Panicker, P. K., Li, J. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Application of PDE for Electric Power Generation," 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Panicker, P. K., Li, J. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Practical Issues in Ground Testing of Pulsed Detonation Engines," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, Washington, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 2006
      • Yi, T. H., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Detonation Wave Propagation in a Tube Embedded in a Combustion Chamber," 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Panicker, P. K., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Operational Issues Affecting the Practical Implementation of Pulsed Detonation Engines," 14th AIAA/AHI International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Canberra, Australia, 2006.
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      Journal Article 2006
      • Lu, F. K., Fan, Y. H., and Wilson, D. R., "Detonation Waves Induced by a Confined Wedge," Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 8, 2006, pp. 831-838.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2005
      • Nichols, J. T., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Cold Flow Simulations for a Pulse Detonation Rocket Ejector," 25th ISABE, Munich, Germany, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Roseberry, C. M., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Hydrogen Yield Results from Experimental Arc Pyrolysis of Methane," 13th AIAA/CIRA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Capua, Italy, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Yi, T. H., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Numerical Study of Unsteady Detonation Wave Propagation in a Duct," 25th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Bangalore, India, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Lu, F. K., Fan, H. Y., and Wilson, D. R., "Propulsion Utilizing Detonation Waves Induced by a Confined Wedge," 25th ISABE, Munich, Germany, 2005.
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      Journal Article 2005
      • Lu, F. K., Liu, H. C., and Wilson, D. R., "Electrical Conductivity Channel for a Shock Tube," Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2005, 1730-1740.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2004
      • Lu, F. K., Roseberry, C. M., Meyers, J. M., Wilson, D. R., Lee, Y. M., and Czysz, P. A., "Pyrolysis of Methane in a Supersonic, Arc-heated Flow," 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Some Perspectives on Pulse Detonation Propulsion Systems," Paul Vieille Lecture, 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Beijing, China, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Development of a Shock-Induced Detonation Driver," 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Beijing, China, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Lu, F. K., Meyers, J. M., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental Study of a Pulse Detonation Rocket with Shchelkin Spiral," 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Beijing, China, 2004.
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      Journal Article 2004
      • Kim, H., Lu, F. K., Anderson, D. A., and Wilson, D. R., "Numerical Simulation of Detonation Process in a Tube," CFD Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2004, 227-241.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2003
      • Meyers, J., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Performance Enhancements on a Pulsed Detonation Rocket Engine," 41st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2003.
        {Conference Paper }
      2003
      • Roseberry, C. M., Meyers, J. M., Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., Lee, Y. M., and Czysz, P., "Experimental Evaluation of Methane Fuel Reformation Feasibility," 12th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 2003.
        {Conference Paper }
      2003
      • Lu, F. K., Meyers, J. M., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental Study of Propane-Fueled Pulsed Detonation Rocket," AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 2003.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2003
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Detonation Driver for Enhancing Shock Tube Performance," Shock Waves, Vol. 12, 2003, 457-468.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2001
      • Munipalli, R., Shankar, V., Wilson, D. R., Kim, H., Lu, F. K., and Hagseth, P. E., "A Pulsed Detonation Based Multimode Engine Concept," 10th AIAA/NAL/NASDA/ISAS International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2001.
        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Matsumoto, J., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Preprogrammed Controller for a Supersonic Blowdown Wind Tunnel," 95th Meeting of the Supersonic Tunnel Association International, Hampton, Virginia, 2001.
        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., Kim, H., and Munipalli, R., "Detonation Wave Initiation and Propagation in a Supersonic Flow Field," 23rd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Fort Worth, Texas, 2001.
        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Kim, H., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Numerical Study on the Propagation of a Detonation Wave through a Nozzle," 23rd International Symposium on Shock Waves, Fort Worth, Texas, 2001.
        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Munipalli, R., Shankar, V., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Preliminary Design of a Pulse Detonation Based Combined Cycle Engine," 15th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines, Bangalore, India, 2001.
        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Munipalli, R., Shankar, V., Wilson, D. R., Kim, H., Lu, F. K., and Liston, G., "Performance Assessment of Ejector-augmented Pulsed Detonation Rockets," 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 2001.
        {Conference Paper }
      2001
      • Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., Kim, H., and Munipalli, R., "Analysis of a Pulsed Normal Detonation Wave Engine Concept," 10th AIAA/NAL/NASDA/ISAS International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 2001.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 2000
      • Kim, H., Anderson, D. A., Lu, K. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Numerical Simulation of Transient Combustion Process in Pulse Detonation Engines," AIAA 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 2000.
        {Conference Paper }
      2000
      • Munipalli, R., Anderson, D. A., and Wilson, D. R., "CFD Evaluation of Seeded and Unseeded Air MHD Accelerators," AIAA 38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 2000.
        {Conference Paper }
      2000
      • Lu, F. K., Kim, H., Anderson, D. A., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental and Numerical Studies of Pulse Detonation Phenomena," I.I. Glass Memorial Lecture, Japan Symposium on Shock Waves, University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo, Japan, 2000.
        {Conference Paper }
      2000
      • Kim, H., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "An Experimental and Computational Study of Shock-Induced Detonations in a Tube," 7th International Workshop on Shock Tube Technology, GASL, Long Island, New York, 2000.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2000
      • Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., Stuessy, W. S., Bakos, R. J., and Erdos, J. I., "Recent Advances in Detonation Techniques for High-Enthalpy Facilities," AIAA Journal, Vol. 38, No. 9, 2000, 1676-1684.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1999
      • Lu, F. K., Kim, C. H., Wilson, D. R., Liu, H. C., Stuessy, W. S., and Simmons, G. A., "Exploratory Study of Conductivity in Detonation Waves," AIAA 37th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1999.
        {Conference Paper }
      1999
      • Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., and Liu, H. C., "Experiments on Weakly-Ionized Air and Nitrogen Plasmas for Hypersonic Propulsion Facility Development," 35th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Los Angeles, California, 1999.
        {Conference Paper }
      1999
      • Kim, C. H., Lu, F. K., Stuessy, W. S., and Wilson, D. R., "Single-Pulse Measurements of the Conductivity of Weakly Ionized Detonation Products," 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, London, UK, 1999.
        {Conference Paper }
      1999
      • Lu, F. K., Liu, H. C. S., and Wilson, D. R., "Shock Tube Measurements of Conductivity of Weakly Ionized Air Plasmas," 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, London, UK, 1999.
        {Conference Paper }
      1999
      • Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., and Stuessy, W. S., "Gaseous Detonation Phenomena with Shock and Arc Initiation," 22nd International Symposium on Shock Waves, London, UK, 1999.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1998
      • Matsumoto, G., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Development of a Subscale Supersonic Aeropropulsion Wind Tunnel," 20th AIAA Advanced Measurement and Ground Testing Technology Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 1998.
        {Conference Paper }
      1998
      • Matsumoto, G., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Development of a Supersonic Aeropropulsion Wind Tunnel," 90th Supersonic Tunnel Association, International Meeting, Ottawa, Canada, 1998.
        {Conference Paper }
      1998
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Recent Research on Detonation Engines and Drivers at the University of Texas at Arlington," 11th ONR Propulsion Program Contractors Meeting, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1998.
        {Conference Paper }
      1998
      • Stuessy, W. S., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Shock-Induced Detonation Wave Driver for Enhancing Shock Tube Performance," AIAA 36th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1998.
        {Conference Paper }
      1998
      • Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., Stuessy, W. S., Bakos, R. J., and Erdos, J. I., "Recent Advances in Detonation Techniques for High-Enthalpy Facilities," AIAA 36th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1998.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1997
      • Stuessy, W. S., Liu, H. C., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Initial Operation of a High-Pressure, Detonation-Driven Shock Tube Facility," AIAA 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Reno, Nevada, 1997.
        {Conference Paper }
      1997
      • Stuessy, W. S. and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental Investigation of an Annular Pulse Detonation Wave Engine," AIAA 35th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1997.
        {Conference Paper }
      1997
      • Wilson, D. R., "Recent Facility Developments at the UTA Aerodynamics Research Center," Supersonic Tunnel Association Meeting, ONERA, Modane, France, 1997.
        {Conference Paper }
      1997
      • Stuessy, W. S. and Wilson, D. R., "Influence of Nozzle Geometry on the Performance of a Pulse Detonation Wave Engine," 33rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Seattle, Washington, 1997.
        {Conference Paper }
      1997
      • Munipalli, R., Kim, H., Anderson, D. A., and Wilson, D. R., "Computation of Unsteady Nonequilibrium Propulsive Flowfields," 33rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Seattle, Washington, 1997.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1996
      • Stuessy, W. S. and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental Investigation of a Multi-Cycle Pulsed Detonation Wave Engine," AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 1996.
        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Stuessy, W. S., Liu, H. C., Lu, F. K., & Wilson, D. R. (1996, June). Detonation Wave Driver for Enhancing Shock Tunnel Performance. Paper presented at AIAA Advanced Measurements and Ground Testing Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Liu, H. C., Stuessy, W. S., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Design of an Electrical Conductivity Channel for a Hypervelocity Shock Tunnel," AIAA Advanced Measurements and Ground Testing Technology Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1996.
        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Liu, H. C., Lu, F. K., Stuessy, W. S., and Wilson, D. R., "Theoretical Considerations in Designing an Electrical Conductivity Channel for High Pressure Plasma," 1996 Fall Meeting of the Texas Section of the American Physical Society, Arlington, Texas, 1996.
        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Boonjue, S. B., Roseberry, C. M., and Wilson, D. R., "Results from Initial Operation of a Continuous-Flow, Arc-Heated Hypersonic Propulsion Test Facility," AIAA 7th International Spaceplanes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 1996.
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      1996
      • Wilson, D., Anderson, D., and Chan, W., "A Summary of Research and Educational Programs at the NASA/UTA Center for Hypersonic Research," AIAA 7th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 1996.
        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Venable, B., Anderson, D., and Wilson, D., "A Numerical Investigation of a Shock-Tube-Driven Electrical Conductivity Channel," AIAA 7th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, Virginia, 1996.
        {Conference Paper }
      1996
      • Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., Stuessy, W. S., and Burge, K. R., "Development of a High-Pressure, Detonation-Driven Shock Tube Facility," AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, 1996.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1995
      • Wilson, D. R., Anderson, D. A., and Chan, W. S., "The NASA/UTA Center for Hypersonic Research," AIAA Sixth International Aerospace Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1995.
        {Conference Paper }
      1995
      • Munipalli, R., Wadawadigi, G., Anderson, D., and Wilson, D., "Application of Optimization Techniques to Inlet Design," 13th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Diego, California, 1995.
        {Conference Paper }
      1995
      • Stanley, S. B., Stuessy, W. S., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental Investigation of Pulse Detonation Wave Phenomenon," 26th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Diego, California, 1995.
        {Conference Paper }
      1995
      • Stanley, S., Burge, K., and Wilson, D., "Experimental Investigation of Pulse Detonation Wave Phenomenon as Related to Propulsion Application," 31st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, California, 1995.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1994
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Survey of Short Duration, Hypersonic and Hypervelocity Facilities," 18th AIAA Aerospace Ground Testing Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1994.
        {Conference Paper }
      1994
      • Wilson, D. R. and Lu, F. K., "Research Programs in Hypersonic Fluid Dynamics," 82nd Supersonic Tunnel Association Meeting, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1994.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1994
      • Magnusson, R., Wang, X. H., Black, T. D., Tello, L. N., Haji-Sheikh, A., Konecni, S., and Wilson, D. R., "Experiments with Photorefractive Crystals for Holographic Interferometry," Optical Engineering, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1994,.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1992
      • Wilson, D. R. and Seath, D. D., "Development of a Side-Wall Balance for the UTA Transonic Tunnel," 78th Supersonic Tunnel Association Meeting, Long Island, New York, 1992.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1992
      • Kalkhoran, I. M., Wilson, D. R., and Seath, D. D., "Experimental Investigation of the Perpendicular Rotor Blade-Vortex Interaction at Transonic Speeds," AIAA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1992,.
        {Journal Article }
      1992
      • Kalkhoran, I. M. and Wilson, D. R., "An Experimental Investigation of the Parallel Blade-Vortex Interaction at Transonic Speeds," AIAA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 8, 1992,.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1990
      • Stuessy, W. S., Murtugudde, R. G., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Development of the UTA Hypersonic Shock Tunnel," AIAA 28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1990.
        {Conference Paper }
      1990
      • Wilson, D. R., "Development of a Continuous-Flow, Arc-Heated Hypersonic Wind Tunnel," AIAA 16th Aerodynamic Testing Conference, Seattle, Washington, 1990.
        {Conference Paper }
      1990
      • Wilson, D. R., "Development of a Continuous-Flow, Arc-Heated Hypersonic Propulsion Test Facility," 74th Supersonic Tunnel Association Meeting, McLean, Virginia, 1990.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1989
      • Kalkhoran, I. M., Wilson, D. R., and Seath, D. D., "An Experimental Investigation of the Parallel Vortex-Airfoil Interaction at Transonic Speeds," AIAA 20th Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, Buffalo, New York, 1989.
        {Conference Paper }
      1989
      • Wilson, D. R., "The UTA Aerodynamics Research Center-Facility Description and Experimental Research Capabilities," 72nd Supersonic Tunnel Association Meeting, Princeton University, Pennsylvania, 1989.
        {Conference Paper }
      1989
      • Harloff, G. J. and Wilson, D. R., "Cross Flow Propulsion Fan Experimental Development and Finite Element Modeling," AIAA 18th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Pasadena, California, 1989.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1989
      • Seath, D. D., Kim, J. M., and Wilson, D. R., "An Investigation of the Parallel Blade-Vortex Interaction in a Low Speed Wind Tunnel," AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 26, No. 4, 1989,.
        {Journal Article }
      1989
      • Hafiz, A., Magnusson, R., Bagby, J. S., Wilson, D. R., and Black, T. D., "Visualization of Aerodynamic Flow-Fields Using Photorefractive Crystals," Applied Optics, Vol. 28, No. 8, 1989,.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1988
      • Hafiz, A. M., Wilson, D. R., and Black, T. D., "Holographic Interferometry Using Optical Crystals," Proceedings of the 1988 Optical Society of America, Santa Clara, California, 1988.
        {Conference Paper }
      1988
      • Wilson, D. R., "Development of the University of Texas at Arlington Aerodynamics Research Center," Proceedings of the AIAA 15th Aerodynamic Testing Conference, San Diego, California, 1988.
        {Conference Paper }
      1988
      • Magnusson, R., Hafiz, A., Black, T. D., and Wilson, D. R., "Interferometry Based on Holographic Storage in Optical Crystals," IEEE MIDCON/88 Technical Conference on Electronic and Electrical Technology, Dallas, Texas, 1988.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1987
      • Wilson, D. R., Kalkhoran, I. M., and Seath, D. D., "An Experimental Investigation of the Perpendicular Vortex-Airfoil Interaction at Transonic Speeds," AIAA 25th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1987.
        {Conference Paper }
      1987
      • Seath, D. D., Kim, J. M., and Wilson, D. R., "An Investigation of the Parallel Blade-Vortex Interaction in a Low Speed Wind Tunnel," AIAA 19th Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1987.
        {Conference Paper }
      1987
      • Magnusson, R., Mitchell, J. H. I., Black, T. D., and Wilson, D. R., "Interferometry in Lithium Niobate Crystals with Fixed Reference Holograms," Optical Society of America Meeting, Rochester, New York, 1987.
        {Conference Paper }
      1987
      • Wilson, D. R., Jeon, C. S., Pernice, C., and Winborn, B. R., "Correlation of Entrainment and Lift Enhancement for a Two-Dimensional Propulsive Wing," Proceedings of the 1987 SAE International Powered Lift Conference, Santa Clara, California, 1987.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1987
      • Mitchell, J. H. I., Magnusson, R., Black, T. D., and Wilson, D. R., "Holographic Interferometry Using Iron-Doped Lithium Niobate," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 51, No. 2, 1987,.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1986
      • Seath, D. D. and Wilson, D. R., "Vortex-Airfoil Interaction Tests," AIAA 24th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1986.
        {Conference Paper }
      1986
      • Mitchell, J. H. I., Magnusson, R., Black, T. D., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental Holographic Interferometry in Iron-Doped Lithium Niobate," 14th UTA-AIAA Mini-Symposium, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1986.
        {Conference Paper }
      1986
      • Mitchell, J. H. I., Magnusson, R., Black, T. D., and Wilson, D. R., "Flow-Field Visualization by Holographic Interferometry in Iron-Doped Lithium Niobate Crystals," Proceedings of the 1986 Optical Society of America, Seattle, Washington, 1986.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1985
      • Wilson, D. R. and Chou, S. Y., "Development of the UTA High Reynolds Number Transonic Wind Tunnel," AIAA 23rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1985.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1984
      • Wilson, D. R. and Seath, D. D., "Experimental Simulation of Transonic Vortex-Airfoil Interactions," ARO Workshop on Blade-Vortex Interactions, NASA-Ames Research Center, California, 1984.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1983
      • Wilson, D. R., Lee, Y. M., and Stewart, C. S., "Transient Flow Analysis of the AEDC/HPDE MHD Generator," AIAA 21st Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, 1983.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1983
      • Wilson, D. R., Lee, Y. M., and Stewart, C. S., "Transient Flow Analysis of the AEDC/HPDE MHD Generator," AIAA Journal of Energy, Vol. 7, No. 6, 1983,.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1982
      • Wilson, D. R. and Stewart, C. S., "Analysis of Transient MHD Channel Flow," IEEE 3rd International Conference on Plasma Science, Ottawa, Canada, 1982.
        {Conference Paper }
      1982
      • Wilson, D. R. and Stewart, C. S., "Analysis of Transient MHD Channel Flow by a Hybrid Lax-Wendroff/Method of Characteristics Computer Code," Proceedings of the 20th Symposium on Engineering Aspects of Magnetohydrodynamics, University of California, Irvine, California, 1982.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1981
      • Wadia, A. R. and Wilson, D. R., "Component Design and Performance Evaluation of a Liquid Propellant Rocket Engine for Earth Orbital Satellite Launching," 17th AIAA/SAE/ASME Joint Propulsion Conference, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1981.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1981
      • Harloff, G. J. and Wilson, D. R., "Cross Flow Propulsion Fan Experimental Development and Finite Element Modeling," AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1981,.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1980
      • Wilson, D. R. and Williams, T. S., "Off-Design Performance Analysis of MHD Generator Channels," AIAA 18th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Pasadena, California, 1980.
        {Conference Paper }
      1980
      • Simmons, G. A. and Wilson, D. R., "Effect of Off-Design Operation of MHD Generators on NOx Chemical Kinetics," AIAA 18th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Pasadena, California, 1980.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1979
      • Wilson, D. R., "The UTA High Reynolds Number Transonic Wind Tunnel," 7th UTA-AIAA Mini-Symposium, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1979.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1975
      • Wilson, D. R. and Haji-Sheikh, A., "Effect of Radiative Cooling on the Temperature Distribution in MHD Channel Flows," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 97, No. 1, 1975,.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 1974
      • Wilson, D. R. (1974, February). Layer Effects in MHD Power Generators. Paper presented at 2nd UTA-AIAA Mini-Symposium, The University of Texas at Arlington.
        {Conference Paper }
      1974
      • Wilson, D. R., "Theoretical Performance Predictions of a Hydrogen-Oxygen MHD Generator," Proceedings, 9th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Francisco, California, 1974.
        {Conference Paper }

      Conference Paper 1967
      • Wilson, D. R. and Rittenhouse, L. E., "Experimental and Theoretical Gas Dynamic and Electrical Performance of a 400 kw MHD Accelerator," Proceedings, 5th Hypervelocity Techniques Symposium, Denver, Colorado, 1967.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 1965
      • Templemeyer, K. E., Rittenhouse, L. E., and Wilson, D. R., "Experiments on a Faraday-Type MHD Accelerator with Series Connected Electrodes," AIAA Journal, Vol. 3, No. 11, 1965,.
        {Journal Article }

Support & Funding

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    • Mar 2008 to Nov 2009 Ground Test Demonstrator for a Liquid Fueled Pulse Detonation Engine sponsored by  - $663700
    • Jan 2009 to Aug 2009 Continuous Detonation Rocket and Airbreathing Engines sponsored by  - $30000
    • Oct 2011 to Dec 2000 Continuous Detonation Rocket and Airbreathing Engines sponsored by  - $49850

Courses

      • AE 5348-001 Hypersonic Propulsion

        Design and performance analysis of propulsion systems for sustained flight at hypersonic speeds, component aerothermodynamics, supersonic combustion, finite-rate chemistry effects, propulsion/airframe integration. 

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MAE 4321-001 AIR-BREATHING ENGINE PROPULSION

        Development of thrust and efficiency relations, cycle analysis for ramjet, turbojet, and turbofan engines, component design and performance analysis, off-design performance analysis.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • AE 5326-001 Air Breathing Propulsion
        Development of thrust and efficiency equations, thermodynamic cycle analysis, cycle design methods of aerospace propulsion systems, component performance analysis methods, component matching and dynamic interactions, and vehicle/propulsion system integration.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus

Other Service Activities

  • Uncategorized
    • Dec  Membership
      AIAA HyTASP Program Committee on hypersonic technology

Administrative Appointment

  • 2014
    • Jan 2014 to Present - Associate Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington