HPC MSU
Name:David S. Thompson
Associated Centers:Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Position:Associate Director
Email: dst@ae.msstate.edu
Office:High Performance Computing Building, 226
Office Phone:(662) 325-2068
Alternate Phone:(662) 325-7288

Biography:David Thompson holds the rank of professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. He is currently serving a one-year appointment as a Special Assistant Vice President in the Office of Research and Economic Development. He previously served as an Associate Director for the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems and the lead of the Computational Fluid Dynamics group 2009-2015. Prior to joining the ASE faculty, he was a member of the research faculty at the MSU NSF Engineering Research Center. His previous related experience includes a faculty appointment at the University of Texas at Arlington and, prior to that, industrial experience at the General Dynamics/Ft. Worth Division (now Lockheed Martin). He is the inaugural holder of the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Professorship in Aerospace Engineering. He was selected as a Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2014-15.

Research Interest: Vortex dominated flows including unsteady flows, analysis of large computational fluid dynamics data sets using automated feature-detection and characterization techniques, automated mesh generation emphasizing the use of general polyhedral elements and solution adaptive meshing, fluid dynamics of biological systems, and aircraft icing, predicting both ice accretion and icing effects

Publications: Blake, J., Thompson, D., Raps, D., & Strobl, T. (2015). Modeling the Freezing of Supercooled Water Droplets Impacting a Cooled Substrate. AIAA Journal. 53(7), 1725-1739. DOI:10.2514/1.J053391. [Abstract]

Zhang, L., Deng, Q., Machiraju, R., Rangarajan, A., Thompson, D., Walters, K., & Shen, H. (2014). Boosting Techniques for Physics-Based Vortex Detection. Computer Graphics Forum. 33(1), 282-293. DOI:10.1111/cgf.12275. [Abstract]

Walters, K., Bhushan, S., & Thompson, D. (2013). Investigation of a Dynamic Hybrid RANS/LES Modelling Methodology for Finite-Volume CFD Simulations. Flow, Turbulence and Combustion. 91(3), 643-667. DOI:10.1007/s10494-013-9481-9. [Abstract]

Soni, B., & Thompson, D. (2012). Effects of Temporally-Varying Inlet Conditions on Flow and Particle Deposition in the Small Bronchial Tubes. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering. 28(9), 915-936. DOI:10.1002/cnm.2472. [Abstract]

Kasmai, N., Thompson, D., Luke, E., Jankun-Kelly, M., & Machiraju, R. (2011). Feature-Based Adaptive Mesh Refinement for Wingtip Vortices. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids. 66(10), 1274-1294. DOI:10.1002/fld.2312. [Abstract] [Document]

Total Publications by this Author: 68