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Daniel Valentine

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Daniel Valentine
Professor and Chair
259 CAMP
Clarkson University
PO Box 5725
Potsdam, NY 13699-5725

Phone: 315-268-7689
Fax: 315-268-6695

Research Interests
Dr. Valentine is Affiliate Director of the Clarkson Space Grant Program which is part of the New York NASA Space Grant Consortium. This program has provided support for undergraduate research appointments, and for graduate students. He is currently investigating the nonlinear dynamics of two-dimensional, Navier-Stokes flows as part of his work on the development of computational methods to solve fluid dynamics problems. He is also working on the flow-structure interaction of long-span bridges, unsteady hydrodynamics and offshore renewable energy.  Other activities include investigations to develop a computational method to predict the effect of a marine propulsor on wave resistance of ships, to examine the effect of density stratification on rotating flows, to develop computational tools to predict the time-averaged properties of high-Reynolds number flows among other fluid mechanics problems.

Specific Topics of Interest

  • Marine hydrodynamics
  • Computer-aided propulsor design
  • Propulsor/hull/free-surface interaction
  • Boundary integral methods
  • Rotating and stratified fluid dynamics
  • Turbulence
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Flow-structure interaction