Honors Presents: Dr. Anthony Demetriades – Supersonic Flight and Shock Waves
- Thursday, October 7, 2021 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm
- Byker Auditorium, Chemistry and Biochemistry Building, MSU Campus
This lecture explains the concept of flying at a speed higher than the speed of sound, the formation of shock waves and the role played by the Montana State University Supersonic Wind Tunnel Laboratory in understanding "sonic boom" phenomena. The prospects are discussed for allowing future supersonic flights over populated areas, and explanations are offered for the events of meteorites and shooting stars, including the catastrophic 1904 event in Siberia and the near-destruction of Chelyabinsk ten years ago.
Dr. Anthony Demetriades is a Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Montana State University. He has a B.A. in Physics from Colgate University, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology. He has worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, a Supervisor of the Fluid Mechanics Section at Ford Aeronutronic Corporation, and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Supersonic Wind Tunnel Laboratory here at Montana State University. He has served professionally as a Committee Member for U.S. Army Missile Defense Groups, as a Contractor to the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Organization, and as a Reviewer of proposals to the National Science Foundation. He has 60 journal publications in national and international journals, is a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa, and is a Lecturer on STEM topics.
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