James J. Olsen, PHD

Department:
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Title:
Adjunct Professor, Mechanical/Materials Engineering
Address:
Math/Microbiology Bldg 104, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

 

An internationally recognized expert in appled mathematics and in aircraft aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and structural dynamics.

Education:

     BSc in Aeronautical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1959

     MSc in Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1965

     PhD in Aerospace Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1975

Education History: 

 

Career in Industry and Government

     1959 - 1960: Douglas Aircraft Company

          Aerodynamicist specializing in the aerodynamic performance of US Navy carrier - based aircraft

     1960 - 1995: US Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory:

          1960 - 1980: Structural Dynamicist specializing in unsteady aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, aircraft structural dynamics;

          1975 - 1987: USA Leader for the Structures an Materials Panel of the NATO Advisory Group on Aeronautical Research and Development (AGARD);

          1980 - 1987: Chief Technologist for Aircraft Structures;

          1992: Visiting Professor, The University of Notre Dame;

          1987 - 1995: Chief Scientist for the Laboratory.

1976 - Current

     Adjunct Professor at Wright State University, the University of Dayton and The Air Force Institute of Technology

Academics

Teaching: 

Adjunct Professor at Wright State University

Engineering

     Statics

     Dynamics

     Strength of Materials

Mathematics

    Mathematics for the Modern World

    Pre - Calculus

    Calculus

    Differential Equations

    Matrix methods of Analysis

Research statement: 

Invited Melchor Chair Professor, The University of Notre Dame.

Invited lecturer on "Unified Flight Mechanics and Aeroelasticity for Accelerating, Maneuvering, Flexible Aircraft":

    The University of Arizona

    The University of Rome

    The University of Pisa

    NATO Advisory Group on Aerospace Research and development

 

Service: 

United States Coordinator, NATO AGARD Panel on Structures and Materials

Editor: NATO publication on Design Criteria and Evaluation of Unmanned Flight Vehicles

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