Darrell W. Pepper
Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering Department, UNLV
Mail Code: 4027
Research areas:Fluid Dynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Teaching:MEG 402 (Aerodynamics)
MEG 602 (Aerodynamics)
MEG 445 (Computer Methods for Engineers)
MEG 645 (Computer Methods for Engineers)
MEG 700 (Fluid Dynamics)
MEG 704 (Finite Element Methods)
Selected Recent Publications:Pepper, D.W. and B.R. Dyne (1995): "Numerical Simulation of Forced Convective Cooling within a Massive Array of Heated Tubes," accepted to the AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer.
Pepper, D.W. and D.E. Stephenson (1995): "An adaptive Finite Element Model for Calculating Subsurface Transport of Contaminant," in press to Ground Water Journal.
Pepper, D.W. and J.A. Marino (1995): "An Object Oriented Relational Database for Assessing Radioactive Material Transport," accepted to the Journal of Nuclear Technology.
Pepper, D.W. and A.F. Emery (1994): "Supercomputing in Heat Transfer". Annual Review of Heat Transfer V.C.L. Tien (ed), Begell House and CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp 1-75.
Pepper, D.W. (1994): "Modified Finite Element Method for Compressible Flow," Journal of Numerical Heat Transfer, vol.26, No.3, pp.237-256.
Pepper, D.W. and F. P. Brueckner (1993): "Simulation of Oblique Detonation Wave Scramaccelerator for Hypervelocity Launches". Computers and Computing in Heat Transfer Science and Engineering. W. Nakayama and K.T. Yang (ed), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp 119-137.
Pepper, D.W. and J.C. Heinrich (1992): The Finite Element Method: Basic Concepts and Applications, Hemisphere Publishing Co. (Taylor and Francis), New York, 232 p.
Grants:($25,848) Cray Research. Inc. - development of an adapting finite element model for ground water flow (prototype 2-D model)
($25,848) Cray Research. Inc. - development of an adapting finite element model for ground water flow (prototype 3-D model)
($49,972)DOE - development of a 3-D h-adapting finite element model for atmospheric transport of particulates.
($150,000) NRC. - development of a multidimentional groundwater finite element model for subsurface transport of toxic materials.
Editorships:Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
Editorial Board of Numerical Heat Transfer