Gordon S. Beavers

Beavers

Gordon S. Beavers

Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Retired 2006),
Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

Education

Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1963
M.A. Cambridge University, 1963
M.S., Applied Mathematics, Harvard University, 1960
B.A., Cambridge University, 1959

Professional Background

1999 - 2006; Distinguished Professor, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1974 - 2006; Professor, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1991-1993; Acting Dean, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1984-1991; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1990-1991; Joint Acting Head of Computer Science, University of Minnesota
1983-1991; Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1983-1984; Acting Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota
1982-1983; Acting Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1979 Visiting Professor, Engineering Department, Cambridge University
1974-1982; Professor and Associate Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1972-1974; Associate Professor and Associate Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department, University of Minnesota
1970-1972; Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1963-1970; Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1960-1963; Lab. Demonstrator, Engineering Department, Cambridge University
1960; Teaching Fellow, Harvard University

Scientific & Professional Societies
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Society of Rheology
Research Interests

Professor Beaver's research areas are in experiment fluid mechanics and rheological fluid mechanics.

Teaching Subjects
AEM 4202 - Aerodynamics
AEM 4203 - Aerospace Propulsion
Honors and Awards

1999: Institute of Technology, Distinguished Professor
1993: Board of Regents' Certificate of Appreciation
1978 - 1979: George Taylor Teaching Award
1995: Visiting Professor, Nihon University
1995: George Taylor Outstanding Service Award

Selected Publications

Ortiz, C., Joseph, D. D., & Beavers, G. S. (2004). Acceleration of a liquid drop suddenly exposed to a high-speed airstream. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 30(2), 217-224

Joseph, D. D., Beavers, G. S., & Funada, T. (2002). Rayleigh-taylor instability of viscoelastic drops at high weber numbers. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 453, 109-132

Joseph, D. D., Belanger, J., & Beavers, G. S. (1999). Breakup of a liquid drop suddenly exposed to a high-speed airstream. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 25(6-7), 1263-1303

Preziosi, L., Joseph, D. D., & Beavers, G. S. (1996). Infiltration of initially dry, deformable porous media. International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 22(6), 1205-1222

Siginer, A., & Beavers, G. S. (1984). Free surface on a simple fluid between rotating eccentric cylinders. part II: Experiments. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 15(1), 109-126