Thomas Corke

Clark Equipment Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

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101 Hessert Aerospace Research Center
574 631-3261

Summary of Activities/Interests

Dr. Corke joined the University of Notre Dame in 1999 and is the Clark Chair Professor of Engineering. He is the Founding Director of the Notre Dame Center for Flow Physics and Control (FlowPAC). His research experience is unusually diverse. It ranges from hydrodynamic stability and transition to turbulence, to fully turbulent flows. It involves an equally diverse range of flow fields including boundary layers, wakes, and jets. This has been applied to an exceedingly broad range of applications including aerodynamic performance enhancement, flight control, the internal flow of gas-turbine engines, acoustic noise control, and wind flows around buildings and structures. He has extensive experimental experience over the full range of Mach numbers from incompressible to hypersonic. His research also includes computational fluid dynamics especially with regard to acoustic receptivity, and in support of his pioneering research on Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma actuators. His research has made him a highly sought speaker for specialist conferences and by industry.