1. Experimental Aeroelastic Models: Design and Wind Tunnel Testing for Correlation with new Theory
This is a summary of aeroelatic experiments done at Duke University over the last several years including correlation with theory and computations.
2. Nonlinear Stiffness, Inertial and Damping Effects in a Cantilevered Beam
Cantilevered beams and plates can undergo large nonlinear oscillations on the order of the length. This can and usually does create both stiffness and inertial nonlinear effects and may induce nonlinear damping effects as well.
3. Recent Advances and Future Directions in Nonlinear Aeroelasticity
This lecture provides a broad overview of the subject of Nonlinear Aeroelasticity
4. Stability of Rotorcraft for Interplanetary Space Flight
One solar sail concept for deep space exploration is a large span membrane rotor blades powered by solar pressure. This pressure can also lead to dynamic instabilities.
5. Future of Engineering Education
Lessons learned and current challenges for engineering education in the United States are discussed.
6. Hypersonic Fluid-Structure Interaction
Renewed interest in hypersonic flow vehicles has generated interest in fluid structure interactions (aeroelasticity).
Earl H. Dowell
William Holland Hall Professor
Pratt School of Engineering
Dr. Dowell is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering, an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Mechanics and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has also served as Vice President for Publications and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the AIAA; as a member of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board; the Air Force Studies Board, the Aerospace Science and Engineering Board and the Board on Army Science and Technology of the National Academies; the AGARD (NATO) advisory panel for aerospace engineering, as President of the American Academy of Mechanics, as Chair of the US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics and as Chairman of the National Council of Deans of Engineering. From the AIAA he has received the Structure, Structural Dynamics and Materials Award, the Von Karman Lectureship the Crichlow Trust Prize and the Reed Aeronautics Award; from the ASME he has received the Spirit of St. Louis Medal, the Den Hartog Award and Lyapunov Medal; and he has also received the Guggenheim Medal which is awarded jointly by the AIAA, ASME, AHS and SAE.
He has served on the boards of visitors of several universities and is a consultant to government, industry and universities in science and technology policy and engineering education as well as on the topics of his research.
Dr. Dowell research ranges over the topics of aeroelasticity, nonsteady aerodynamics, nonlinear dynamics and structures. In addition to being author of over three hundred research articles, Dr. Dowell is the author or co-author of four books, "Aeroelasticity of Plates and Shells", "A Modern Course in Aeroelasticity", "Studies in Nonlinear Aeroelasticity" and “Dynamics of Very High Dimensional Systems”. His teaching spans the disciplines of acoustics, aerodynamics, dynamics and structures.
Dr. Dowell received his B.S. degree from the University of Illinois and his S.M. and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to Duke as Dean of the School of Engineering, serving from 1983-1999, he taught at M.I.T. and Princeton. He has also worked with the Boeing Company.
Earl H. Dowell（厄尔休道尔）是美国杜克大学William Holland Hall教授，美国工程院院士，美国航空航天个人最高荣誉奖获得者。
Earl H. Dowell在气动弹性、结构动力学和非定常空气动力学研究方向取得先驱性贡献，所完成的研究工作对推动航空航天领域技术发展产生了巨大的影响。标志性研究结果有：
3）大力推进Reduced Order Modeling(ROM)建模理论方法研究，极大的提升了计算结构动力学、计算流体力学问题研究的计算能效。
目前，Earl H. Dowell发表近350篇学术论文，近5年的年平均引用次为1250+，i10指数为273。在其发表的论文中，“Modeling of Fluid-Structure Interaction”论文是Annual review of Fluid Mechanics期刊（SCI分区，力学排名第一、物理学Top期刊，IF为12.0+）中，流固耦合问题引用次数最多的文献。《A Modern Course in Aeroelasticity》（四十多年不断更新、目前为第五版）被誉为气动弹性领域内的先锋性著作。
除航空航天个人最高荣誉奖AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award外，Earl H. Dowell还获得了Guggenheim Medal,Lyapunov Award,Walter J. And Angelina J. Crichlow Trust Prize和Theodore Van Karman Lectureship等十余项重量级学术奖励。
此外，Earl H. Dowell还担任了AIAA Honor fellow（荣誉理事）, American Academy of Mechanics (AAM) fellow和American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME) fellow等学术职务。