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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

DR. RUSS CUMMINGSDr. Russ Cummings

Department Head, Professor

DEGREES:
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California, 1988

E.A.E., Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California, 1982

M. Engr., Aeronautical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1985

B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, 1977

B.A., Music, California Polytechnic State University, 1999

YEARS SERVICE ON THIS FACULTY: 10
Professor: July 2004
Date of Original Appointment: July 2004

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE (Teaching/Industry/etc):
California Polytechnic State University, Aerospace Engineering Department; Chairman, 1992-1995; Professor Emeritus, 2004-present; Professor, 1991-2004; Associate Professor, 1986-1991
Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Numerical Analysis Group, Visiting Academic, 1995
NASA Ames Research Center, Applied Computational Fluids Branch, National Research Council Associate, 1988-1990
Hughes Aircraft Company, Missile Systems Group, Member of the Technical Staff, 1979-1986

PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS (of the last five years):
•Aranake A, Lee JG, Knight D, Cummings RM, Cox J, Paul M, Byerley AR. 2011. “Automated Design Optimization of a 3D Subsonic Diffuser,” Journal of Propulsion and Power 27: 838-846.
•Cummings RM. 2012. “Computational Aerodynamics Education at the US Air Force Academy,” International Journal of Aerodynamics 2: 93-109.
•Ghoreyshi M, Jirasek A, Cummings RM. 2012. “Computational Investigation into the Use of Response Functions for Aerodynamic Loads Modeling,” AIAA Journal 50:1314-1327.
•Jeans TL, McDaniel DR, Cummings RM, Bergeron K. 2012. "Modeling the Nonlinear Dynamic Roll of a Generic Fighter using Delayed Detached-Eddy Simulation,” Journal of Aircraft 49: 1110-1125.
•Schütte A, Cummings RM, Loeser T. 2012. “An Integrated Computational and Experimental Approach to X-31 Stability & Control Estimation,” Aerospace Science and Technology 20: 2-11.
•Jirasek A, Cummings RM. 2012. “Reduced Order Modeling of X-31 Wind Tunnel Model Aerodynamic Loads,” Aerospace Science and Technology 20: 52-60.
•Ghoreyshi M, Post ML, Cummings RM. 2012. “CFD Calculation of Aerodynamic Indicial Functions for a Generic Fighter Configuration,” ITEA Journal.
•Cummings RM, Schütte A. 2012. “Integrated Computational/Experimental Approach to UCAV Stability and Control Estimation,” Journal of Aircraft 49: 1542-1557.
•Cummings RM, Schütte A. 2013. “Detached-Eddy Simulation of the Vortical Flowfield about the VFE-2 Delta Wing,” Aerospace Science and Technology 24: 66-76.
•Jirásek A, Jeans TL, Martenson M, Cummings RM, Bergeron K. 2013. “Improved Methodologies for the Design of Maneuver for Stability and Control Simulations,” Aerospace Science and Technology 25: 203-223.
•Kostoff R, Cummings RM. 2013. “Critical Literature of High Speed Compressible Flow Research,” Aerospace Science and Technology 26: 216-234.
•Ghoreyshi M, Jirasek A, Cummings RM, “Computational Approximation of Nonlinear Unsteady Aerodynamics Using an Aerodynamic Model Hierarchy,” accepted in Aerospace Science and Technology.
•Ghoreyshi M, Cummings RM, “Challenges in the Aerodynamics Modeling of an Oscillating and Translating Airfoil at Large Incidence Angles,” accepted in Aerospace Science and Technology.
•Ghoreyshi M, Cummings RM, “Transonic Aerodynamic Loads Modeling of X-31 Aircraft Pitching Motions,” accepted in AIAA Journal.
•Bertin JJ, Cummings RM, Aerodynamics for Engineers, 6th Ed. Upper Saddle River: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2014.


SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary)
Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering Honorary)
Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honorary)

HONORS AND AWARDS:
NATO RTO Scientific Achievement Award, 2012
U.S. Air Force Academy Frank J. Seiler Research Award, 2009
U.S. Air Force Academy Award for Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Technology, 2009
AIAA Sustained Service Award, 2004
U.S. Air Force Science and Engineering Award, 2002
Boeing - A. D. Welliver Faculty Summer Fellow, 2000
TRW Excellence in Teaching Award, 1999
BFGoodrich Collegiate Inventors Program, Undergraduate Advisor Award, 1998
AIAA National Faculty Advisor Award, 1994
NASA Group Achievement Awards, 1989 and 1990

INSTITUTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE (in the last five years):
Department Head
Faculty Personnel Council
Discipline Director for Aerodynamics, Department of Aeronautics
Director of Research, Modeling & Simulation Research Center

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS:
Writing new textbook: Applied Computational Aerodynamics with Bill Mason et al. Cambridge University Press
NATO RTO Task Group Member (Task Groups AVT-189 and AVT-201)
Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Associate Editor for Aerospace Science and Technology
Member AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee
Member and Past Chairman of the AIAA Student Activities Committee
Reviewer of numerous journal articles and research proposals
Attended numerous AIAA Conferences on Applied Aerodynamics and CFDand CFD

PERCENTAGE OF TIME AVAILABLE FOR RESEARCH/SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES
100%

PERCENTAGE OF TIME COMMITTED TO THE DFAN AERONAUTICS MAJOR
100%

 

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