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James Kane

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James Kane
Professor Emeritus
207 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5725
Potsdam, NY 13699-5725

Phone: 315-268-6587
Fax: 315-268-6695

Research Interests
Professor Kane's program of sponsored research involves the utilization of boundary element analysis (BEA) for shape optimization, and for the development of algorithms providing substantial computational efficiency. Included in these investigations is the incorporation of design sensitivity analysis and reanalysis capability in the NASA developed BEST3D general purpose three dimensional BEA code, and effective parallel implementations of BEA on a Connection Machine SIMD computer at United Technologies Research Center. Multiyear support for this activity is provided by NSF, NASA and United Technologies, with other proposals pending. 

Specific Topics of Interest

  • Boundary element analysis
  • Direct and preconditioned iterative sparse blocked equation solving
  • Structural, thermal, and acoustic shape design sensitivity analysis
  • Reanalysis and multizone BEA with zone condensation