2014 Overset Grid Symposium Invited Speakers

Invited technical speakers for the 2014 Overset Symposium will include one each for the Tuesday and Wednesday morning technical sessions and at the Wednesday evening awards dinner.

Tuesday morning, 8:15 - 9:15 am

High-Performance Computing for Rotorcraft Modeling and Simulation
Dr. Roger C. Strawn
US Army Aviation Development Directorate, AMRDEC
Moffett Field, CA

Dr. Strawn leads the Computational Aeromechanics Technical Area for the Army’s Aviation Development Directorate in Moffett Field, Calif. This group is responsible for the development and applications of advanced computational modeling tools for rotary-wing aeromechanics. Over the past 25 years, Strawn has led the development and application of such high-fidelity computational methods for a wide range of Army rotorcraft configurations.

Wednesday morning, 8:00 - 9:00 am

Biomedical Engineering Modeling and Simulations of Blood Flows
Dr. Ajit Yoganathan
Associate Chair for Translational Research and Regents' Professor
The Wallace H. Coulter Distinguished Faculty Chair in Biomedical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Prof. Yoganathan's Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics Laboratory focuses on understanding complex cardiovascular problems using fundamental engineering and science.The main objective of the lab is to provide answers to life-saving clinical questions using engineering approaches. The Cardiovascular Fluid Mechanics (CFM) Research Group at Georgia Tech has been one of the pioneering laboratories in the world studying the function and mechanics of heart valves and other complex cardiac defects. Established in 1979 by Dr. Ajit Yoganathan in the Chemical Engineering Department at Georgia Tech, the CFM laboratory is now located in the Parker H. Petit Institute of Bioengineering and Bioscience.

Wednesday evening Awards Dinner

Hybrid Overset Methods: Opportunities, Applications, and Pitfalls
Dr. Glen Whitehouse
Continuum Dynamics,Inc
Ewing, New Jersy

Dr. Whitehouse’s work at Continuum Dynamics, Inc. for the past 11 years has focused on real-time helicopter aeromechanics simulation methods and hybrid overset CFD methods for a variety of applications. He is the principal developer of the VorTran-M family of flow solvers.