David A. Olson

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David A. Olson

Assistant Professor

Biography
Dr. David Olson received his honors diploma and B.S in Aeronautical Engineering with great distinction from Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY in 2009. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 and 2017, respectively, from Michigan State University. His research areas cover a broad range of fluid dynamics with a particular focus on unsteady and low-speed aerodynamics. Furthermore, he develops non-intrusive optical-based experimental techniques for fluid dynamics.
Research Area
Awards
> Outstanding Graduate Student, Mechanical Engineering Department, Michigan State University, 2016-2017
Education
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2017
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 2011
B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, 2009
Publications
Olson, D., Naguib, A., & Koochesfahani, M., (2021). “Development of a Low-Turbulence Transverse-Gust Generator in a Wind Tunnel.” AIAA Journal, 59(5), 1575-1584 https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J059962
Hammer, P., Olson, D., Visbal, M., Naguib, A., & Koochesfahani, M. (2019). Joint computational-experimental investigation of harmonically pitching airfoil aerodynamics in uniform-shear approach flow. AIAA Journal, 57(8), 3290–3298. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.J058232
Olson, D., Naguib, A., Koochesfahani, M., (2015) “Measurement of the wall pressure and shear stress distribution using molecular tagging diagnostics” Exp. Fluids 56:171. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-015-2039-y
Olson, D., Katz, A., Naguib, A., Koochesfahani, M., Rizzetta, D., Visbal, M., (2013) “On the Challenges in Experimental Characterization of Flow Separation Over Airfoils at Low Reynolds Number” Exp. Fluids 54:1470. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00348-013-1470-1
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