Gone West: Mathematician Dr. Paul Garabedian | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne/NBAA2014 10.20.14 **
** Airborne 10.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.17.14 **
** Airborne 10.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 10.15.14 **

Fri, Jun 04, 2010

Gone West: Mathematician Dr. Paul Garabedian

His Calculations And Modeling Led To Improved Wing Aerodynamics

Dr. Paul Garabedian (pictured), an innovative mathematician who was among the first to use computer modeling to design a fuel-efficient airplane wing, died May 13th at the age of 82 in New York.

Dr. Garabedian was director of the division of computational fluid dynamics at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. His computer models created in the 1970's showed how to design a wing that produced no supersonic shock waves as the airplane flew at near-supersonic speeds. While those early wings were impractical in actual use, Stanford University engineering professor Antony Jameson, who worked with Garabedian on the project, said it "changed people's thinking" by showing the shock-free wing was possible.

The New York Times reports that he eventually left the aerodynamic field to work on improved magnetic containment for nuclear fusion in power plants, which he continued until his death.

Garabedian was born in Cincinnati in 1927 and home-schooled by his Harvard-educated parents. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and two grandchildren.

FMI: www.cims.nyu.edu
 

Advertisement

More News

Klyde Morris (10.20.14)

Klyde Battles The Grammar Psychos!!! FMI: www.klydemorris.com>[...]

Airborne 10.17.14: Enstrom Delivers, Flight School Scandal, NBAA2014

Also: Rare O-46 Rebuild, Valor Unveiled, OK's Anti-Fly-In Airport, FAA Screw-Ups, The first Enstrom Model 480B-G has been delivered to Rick Boswell of New Hampshire with the Garmin>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (10.20.14): Altostratus

Altostratus This middle cloud genus is composed of water droplets, and sometimes ice crystals, In the mid-latitudes, cloud bases are generally found between 15,000 and 20,000 feet.>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (10.20.14)

"I am extremely saddened by the loss of my friend. Peter devoted the last 23 years of his life to this wonderful mission. His faith, dedication, and hard work were something to emu>[...]

AeroSports Update: Sport Performance Aviation Selects Superior XP-320

Superior Air Parts Announces That Sport Performance Aviation Has Selected The XP-320 Engine For The SPA Panther Sport Aircraft Scott Hayes, V.P. Sales and Marketing for Superior Ai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC