About David Riggins

Education

  • Virginia Tech, Doctor of Philosophy, 1988

David Riggins

Curators distinguished teach p
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
184 Toomey Hall

573-341-6684 | rigginsd@mst.edu

Education

  • Virginia Tech, Doctor of Philosophy, 1988

Biography

Employment/Research Experience:

- University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Appointed December 2013, 2014 - present
- Director of NASA Missouri Space Grant and EPSCoR programs, September 2013 – December 2015
- Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla), Rolla, MO, August 2000 - present
- Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN, August 1999- July 2000
- Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, August 1996-July 2000
- Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, August 1990-July 1996
- Research Scientist, Analytical Services and Materials, Hampton, VA, June 1988-August 1990
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, September 1985-June 1988
- Mechanical Engineer, Vehicle Technology Division, Hydromechanics Branch, Naval Coastal Systems Center (NCSC), Panama City, Fl, January 1983-August 1985
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, June 1981-October 1982
- Test Engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Surface Ship Test Division, Newport News, VA, June 1980-September 1980

Research

Research interests

Fluid dynamics, computational fluid dynamics, hypersonic propulsion systems, computational analysis of jet mixing, flow losses and mixing enhancement in combustors, aircraft gas turbine ramjet propulsion systems, and scramjet performance.

Publications

Journal/Book Publications
  • Riggins, D. W., Chapter 12: “Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion Systems and Key Physics and the Categorization of Modeling and Simulation Approaches”, pp. 445-467, in Simulation Credibility Advances in Verification,
    Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification (NASA Technical Publication-
    2016-219422/Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) GL-2016-0001
    (Unmeel Mehta and Dean Eklund, Editors), November 2016.
  • Riggins, D. W., Camberos, J., Wolff, M., Bowcutt, K., “Mission-Integrated Exergy Analysis for Hypersonic Vehicles: Methodology and Application”, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 610-620, May-June
    2013.
  • Physics-Based Modeling and Simulation for Aerospace Systems, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Lecture Series 2012-05, Editors:
    Camberos, Wolff, Paniagua, High-Speed Aero-Propulsion Integration, ISBN-
    13 978-2-87516-038-6, 2012
  • Marley, C., and Riggins, D. W., “Numerical Study of Novel Drag Reduction Techniques for Hypersonic Blunt Bodies”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 9, pp. 1871-1882, September 2011.
  • Riggins, D. W., Camberos, J., Moorhouse, D., "Entropy Generation and Aerospace Vehicle Performance", Chapter 6, Volume 238, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics
    Series, Exergy Analysis and Design Optimization for Aerospace Vehicles and
    Systems, AIAA, 2011, Reston, Virginia, pp. 181-227.
  • Riggins, D.W., Moorhouse, D., Camberos, J., and von Spakovsky, M., "Optimization Utilizing Entropy-Generation Minimization for Maximum Performance of Hypersonic Vehicles", Chapter 7, Volume 238, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics
    Series, Exergy Analysis and Design Optimization for Aerospace Vehicles and
    Systems, AIAA, 2011, Reston, Virginia, pp. 229-273.
  • Riggins, D.W., Camberos, J., Moorhouse, D., "Characterization of Aerospace Vehicle Performance and Mission Analysis Using Exergy", Chapter 8, Volume 238, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics
    Series, Exergy Analysis and Design Optimization for Aerospace Vehicles and
    Systems, AIAA, 2011, Reston, Virginia, pp. 275-307.
  • Riggins, D.W., Camberos, J., Moorhouse, D., "The Characterization of Aerospace Vehicle Performance and Mission Analysis Using Thermodynamic Availability", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 904-916, May-June 2010.
  • Riggins, D.W., Moorhouse, D.J., and Camberos, J.A., "The Characterization of Aerospace Vehicle Performance Using Exergy", International Studies in Science and Engineering: Optimization Using
    Exergy-Based Methods and Computational Fluid Dynamics", pp. 151-161,
    ISBN 978-3-86948-050-3, Papierflieger Verlag, 2009.
  • Khamooshi, A., Taylor, T., Riggins, D.W., "Innovative Concepts for Large-Scale Drag and Heat Transfer Reduction in High-Speed Flows", AIAA Journal , Vol. 45, No. 10, pp. 2401-2413, October 2007.
  • Riggins, D., Taylor, T., Moorhouse, D., Terhune, L., "Methods for the Design of Energy Efficient High-Speed Aerospace Vehicles", Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society, May 2007, pp 297-
    309

Awards and recognition

Awards

University Teaching Awards
  • Sigma Gamma Tau Outstanding Teacher Award 1991-92
  • Letter of Commendation for Exceptional Teaching Effectiveness from CET (Campus) 1992-1993, UMR
  • Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence from CET (Campus) 1994-1995, UMR
  • Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence from CET (Campus) 1996-1997, UMR
  • Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence from CET (Campus) 1998-1999, UMR
  • Outstanding Teacher Award in Aerospace Engineering from Sigma Gamma Tau 2002
  • UMR Outstanding Teaching Award (Campus) 2001-2002
  • Outstanding Teacher Award in Aerospace Engineering from Sigma Gamma Tau 2003
  • UMR Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2002-2003
  • Dean of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, University of Missouri - Rolla 2004
  • Letter of Congratulations from MSM-UMR Alumni Association for Teaching Capability Based on Survey of UMR Alumni 2004
  • UMR Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2006-2007
  • S&T Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2007-2008
  • S&T Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2008-2009
  • S&T Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2009-2010
  • S&T Outstanding Teaching Award (Campus) 2010-2011
  • S&T 2011 Faculty Teaching Award (Campus)
  • University of Missouri System Appointment as Distinguished Teaching Professor December 2013
  • State of Missouri Governor's Award for Excellence in Education 2015
Awards and Recognition for Teaching-Related Activities in Professional Forums
  • Invited AIAA Professional Studies Series Course Leader, "Computational Methods in Combustion: Gas Turbines, Ramjets, and Scramjets," July 14-15, 1990
  • Invited Lecturer at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium, "Supersonic Combustor Modeling," February 1990
  • Invited Lecturer for Hypersonic Propulsion Short Course at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio August 1997, August 1998.
  • Invited Lecturer at NASA Glenn Research Center: Topic - Second Law Modeling and CFD 2000
  • Received Letter of Appreciation from Joint-Army-Navy-NASA-AirForce (JANNAF) for support on Scramjet Test Standards (Publication 710) 2003
  • Invited Lecturer at 2003 Gordon Research Conference; Modern Developments in Thermodynamics, Il Ciocco, Italy May 2003
  • Received Certificate from the Joint-Army-Navy-NASA-AirForce (JANNAF) Airbreathing Propulsion Subcommittee for "Outstanding Sustained Contributions to the Airbreathing Propulsion
    Subcommittee and Dedicated Service to JANNAF," December, 2003

Accomplishments

Professional Activities
  • Associate Fellow AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)
  • Director NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium and EPSCoR Programs (2013-2015)
  • Faculty Advisor AIAA Student Group at University of Missouri – Rolla, Jan 2006 – 2012
  • Associate Editor AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power (1998-2001)
  • Member AIAA Air-Breathing Technical Committee (1996-1998)
  • Member/Chair AIAA Air-Breathing Education Subcommittee (1998)
  • Member AIAA Air-Breathing Ram/Scramjet Subcommittee (1996-1998)
  • Chair/Organizer JANNAF (Joint-Army-Navy-NASA-AirForce )Workshops on Scramjet
    Performance
  • Member/Subcommittee Chair JANNAF Scramjet Engine Test Standards Working Group (1998-)
  • Member JANNAF Test Medium Effects Working Group (2001-)
  • Member JANNAF Engine Cycle Code Panel (2002-)
Recent Notable University, Campus, and Department Service
  • Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee (2010-2017)
  • Chair of Department Seminar Committee (2016-2018)
  • Chair of Department Aerospace Committee (2013, 2008-2009)
  • Chair of Department Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (2010-2013)
  • Chair of Strategic Planning Committee for Department (2011-2012)
  • Chair of Aerospace Engineering Search Committee (2011, 2012, 2016-17)
  • Chair of Fluid Dynamics Search Committee (2012, 2013)
  • Department Program Assessment Committee (PAC) 2002-2010
  • Faculty Advisor for AIAA Student Branch (2005-2012)
  • Freshman Engineering Advisor (2001-present)
  • Engineering School/Area Promotion and Tenure Sub-committee (2010, 2011, 2014, 2016)
  • Campus Promotion and Tenure Committee (2010, 2011, 2014, 2017)
  • Campus Faculty Teaching Awards Committee (Teaching) 2012
  • Campus Ethics Committee
Invited Presentations, Seminars, and Lectures
  • Entropy versus Speed – How to Achieve Atmospheric Flight at Two Miles per Second, University of New Mexico, Mechanical Engineering Department Seminar,
    April 3, 2015.
  • Entropy versus Speed – How to Achieve Atmospheric Flight at Two Miles per Second, Truman University Physics Colloquium, November 5, 2014.
  • The Hypersonic X Plane Legacy: The X-43 and X-51 Hypersonic Aerospace Vehicles, 2014 NASA Missouri Space Grant Consortium Annual Meeting, April 25,
    2014.
  • Entropy generation, combustion, and flow distortion in hypersonic air-breathing vehicle design; Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, March 30, 2012.
  • High-Speed Vehicle Performance Assessment, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Workshop/Seminar; Co-speaker with Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, Chief of Boeing Hypersonics, May 22-24,
    2006.
  • Second-Law Characterization of Hypersonic Vehicles, National Institute of Aerospace, Invited Seminar Speaker, Hampton, VA, February 8, 2006.