Jack Edwards

Angel Family Professor, Assoc. Dept. Head, Dir. of Undergraduate. Programs

  • 919-515-5264
  • Engineering Building III (EB3) 3234

Dr. Edwards’ long-term goal is to develop efficient and accurate computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques for conducting large scale simulations of complex flows for important engineering problems.

At the graduate level, Dr. Edwards teaches Computation of Reacting Flows (MAE 770). This course is concerned with the general principles for formulating and solving the governing equations of reactive flows and multi-phase flows. He treats a wide range of problems in this course ranging from those in the atmospheric sciences to water flow in home faucets.

At the undergraduate level, he teaches Aerodynamics II (MAE 356) and Computational Aerodynamics (MAE 456). In Aerodynamics II, Dr. Edwards places a strong emphasis on developing good practices in computer coding. In his Computational Aerodynamics course, he brings in examples that he has encountered in his own work pertaining to the physics of high-speed flows. The students who work with Dr. Edwards are drawn to his area of research because of the versatility of the CFD tool in all areas of engineering leading to work opportunities in government/industry labs. His students tend to have strong skills in communication, math, and computer programming.

Outside of work, Dr. Edwards enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, and ice hockey (as a spectator).

Education

Ph.D. 1993

Aerospace Engineering

North Carolina State University

M.S. 1990

Aerospace Engineering

North Carolina State University

B.S. 1988

Aerospace Engineering

North Carolina State University

Research Description

Dr. Edwards is interested in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), 2D and 3D compressible flows, reactive and multi-phase flows, and turbulence modeling. Dr. Edwards is currently 1) developing large eddy simulation techniques for high speed internal flows in advanced engine concepts (ram jets, scram jets, etc.), 2) conducting simulations of entry/exit into collective protection systems designed to enable operation in contaminated environments, and 3) developing multi-phase flow simulation methods as applied to industrial/medical processes. He is Principal Investigator of the Aerospace Engineering Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. In MAE, he collaborates with Dr. Dow, Dr. Eischen, Dr. Hassan, Dr. Luo, Dr. Fang, and Dr. Gopalarathnam.

Publications

Development of a premixed combustion capability for dual-mode scramjet experiments
Rockwell, R. D. and Goyne, C. P. and Chelliah, H. and McDaniel, J. C. and Rice, B. E. and Edwards, J. R. and Cantu, L. M. L. and Gallo, E. C. A. and Cutler, A. D. and Danehy, P. M. (2018), Journal of Propulsion and Power, 34(2), 438-448.
Leading-edge flow criticality as a governing factor in leading-edge vortex initiation in unsteady airfoil flows
Ramesh, K. and Granlund, K. and Ol, M. V. and Gopalarathnam, A. and Edwards, J. R. (2018), Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 32(2), 109-136.
Numerical simulation of aero-optical effects in a supersonic cavity flow
Zilberter, I. A. and Edwards, J. R. and Wittich, D. J. (2017), AIAA Journal, 55(9), 3095-3108.
Numerical simulations of turbulent flow over airfoils near and during static stall
Ke, J. H. and Edwards, J. R. (2017), Journal of Aircraft, 54(5), 1960-1978.
Scramjet combustion efficiency measurement via tomographic absorption spectroscopy and particle image velocimetry
Busa, K. M. and Rice, B. E. and McDaniel, J. C. and Goyne, C. P. and Rockwell, R. D. and Fulton, J. A. and Edwards, J. R. and Diskin, G. S. (2016), AIAA Journal, 54(8), 2463-2471.
Turbulence/chemistry interactions in a ramp-stabilized supersonic hydrogen-air diffusion flame
Fulton, J. A. and Edwards, J. R. and Cutler, A. and McDaniel, J. and Goyne, C. (2016), Combustion and Flame, 174(), 152-165.
Large-eddy/Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulation of cavity-stabilized ethylene combustion
Potturi, A. S. and Edwards, J. R. (2015), Combustion and Flame, 162(4), 1176-1192.
A fine-grained block ILU scheme on regular structures for GPGPUs
Luo, L. X. and Edwards, J. R. and Luo, H. and Mueller, F. (2015), Computers & Fluids, 119(), 149-161.
Collaborative experimental and computational study of a dual-mode scramjet combustor
Rockwell, R. D. and Goyne, C. R. and Rice, B. E. and Kouchi, T. and McDaniel, J. C. and Edwards, J. R. (2014), Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30(3), 530-538.
Discrete-vortex method with novel shedding criterion for unsteady aerofoil flows with intermittent leading-edge vortex shedding
Ramesh, K. and Gopalarathnam, A. and Granlund, K. and Ol, M. and Edwards, J. (2014), Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 751(), .
Hybrid large-eddy/reynolds-averaged navier-stokes simulations of flow through a model scramjet
Potturi, A. S. and Edwards, J. R. (2014), AIAA Journal, 52(7), 1417-1429.
Large-Eddy/Reynolds-averaged navier-stokes simulations of reactive flow in dual-mode scramjet combustor
Fulton, J. A. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. and McDaniel, J. C. and Goyne, C. P. and Rockwell, R. D. and Cutler, A. D. and Johansen, C. T. and Danehy, P. M. (2014), Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30(3), 558-575.
Large-eddy simulation/reynolds-averaged navier-stokes simulations of high-speed mixing processes
Zilberter, I. A. and Edwards, J. R. (2014), AIAA Journal, 52(7), 1486-1501.
Mach 6 wake flow simulations using a large-eddy simulation/Reynolds-averaged Navier Stokes model
Salazar, G. and Edwards, J. R. (2014), Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 51(4), 1329-1348.
An unsteady airfoil theory applied to pitching motions validated against experiment and computation
Ramesh, K. and Gopalarathnam, A. and Edwards, J. R. and Ol, M. V. and Granlund, K. (2013), Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 27(6), 843-864.
Large eddy simulation of particle re-suspension during a footstep
Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. and Rosati, J. A. and Eisner, A. D. (2012), Aerosol Science and Technology, 46(7), 767-780.
Large-eddy simulation of human-induced contaminant transport in room compartments
Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. (2012), Indoor Air, 22(1), 77-87.
Large-eddy/Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulation of a supersonic reacting wall jet
Edwards, J. R. and Boles, J. A. and Baurle, R. A. (2012), Combustion and Flame, 159(3), 1127-1138.
Numerical simulation of effects of mesoflaps in controlling shock/boundary-layer interactions
Ghosh, S. and Edwards, J. R. and Choi, J. I. (2012), Journal of Propulsion and Power, 28(5), 955-970.
Study of a compression-ramp interaction using large-eddy simulation/reynolds-averaged navier-stokes models
Gieseking, D. A. and Edwards, J. R. (2012), AIAA Journal, 50(10), 2057-2068.
A simple incompressible flux splitting for sharp free surface capturing
Niu, Y. Y. and Edwards, J. R. (2012), International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 69(10), 1661-1678.
An unsteady airfoil theory applied to pitching motions validated against experiment and computation
Ramesh, K. and Gopalarathnam, A. and Edwards, J. and Ol, M. and Granlund, K. (2012), Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, (), .
Compressible-flow simulations using a new Large-Eddy Simulation/Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Model
Gieseking, D. A. and Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. (2011), AIAA Journal, 49(10), 2194-2209.
Design, modeling, fabrication, and evaluation of the air amplifier for improved detection of biomolecules by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry
Robichaud, G. and Dixon, R. B. and Potturi, A. S. and Cassidy, D. and Edwards, J. R. and Sohn, A. and Dow, T. A. and Muddiman, D. C. (2011), International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 300(2-3), 99-107.
Investigations of Lift-Based Pitch-Plunge Equivalence for Airfoils at Low Reynolds Numbers
McGowan, G. Z. and Granlund, K. and Ol, M. V. and Gopalarathnam, A. and Edwards, J. R. (2011), AIAA Journal, 49(7), 1511-1524.
Lift cancellation of pitch-plunge airfoil motions at low Reynolds numbers
McGowan, G. and Granlund, K. and Gopalarathnam, A. and Ol, M. and Edwards, J. (2011), AIAA Journal, 49(7), 1511-1541.
Human-induced particle re-suspension in a room
Oberoi, R. C. and Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. and Rosati, J. A. and Thornburg, J. and Rodes, C. E. (2010), Aerosol Science and Technology, 44(3), 216-229.
Hybrid reynolds-averaged/large-eddy simulations of a coaxial supersonic freejet experiment
Baurle, R. A. and Edwards, J. R. (2010), AIAA Journal, 48(3), 551-571.
Large-Eddy/Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Simulations of Sonic Injection into Mach 2 Crossflow
Boles, J. A. and Edwards, J. R. and Baurle, R. A. (2010), AIAA Journal, 48(7), 1444-1456.
Numerical simulations of effects of micro vortex generators using immersed-boundary methods
Ghosh, S. and Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. (2010), AIAA Journal, 48(1), 92-103.
Simulation of shock/boundary-layer interactions with bleed using immersed-boundary methods
Ghosh, S. and Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. (2010), Journal of Propulsion and Power, 26(2), 203-214.
Compressible boundary-Layer predictions at high Reynolds number using hybrid LES/RANS methods
Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. and Baurle, R. A. (2009), AIAA Journal, 47(9), 2179-2193.
An investigation of interface-sharpening schemes for multi-phase mixture flows
Cassidy, D. A. and Edwards, J. R. and Tian, M. (2009), Journal of Computational Physics, 228(16), 5628-5649.
Large eddy simulation and zonal modeling of human-induced contaminant transport
Choi, J. I. and Edwards, J. R. (2008), Indoor Air, 18(3), 233-249.
Large-eddy/Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulation of a Mach 5 compression-corner interaction
Edwards, J. R. and Choi, J. I. and Boles, J. A. (2008), AIAA Journal, 46(4), 977-991.
Numerical simulations of shock/boundary layer interactions using time-dependent modeling techniques: A survey of recent results
Edwards, J. R. (2008), Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 44(6), 447-465.
One-dimensional ablation using a full Newton's method and finite control volume procedure
Amar, A. J. and Blackwell, B. F. and Edwards, J. R. (2008), Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 22(1), 71-82.
Role of turbulent Prandtl numbers on heat flux at hypersonic Mach numbers
Xiao, X. and Hassan, H. A. and Edwards, J. R. and Gaffney, R. L. (2007), AIAA Journal, 45(4), 806-813.
An immersed boundary method for complex incompressible flows
Choi, J. I. and Oberoi, R. C. and Edwards, J. R. and Rosati, J. A. (2007), Journal of Computational Physics, 224(2), 757-784.
All-speed time-accurate underwater projectile calculations using a preconditioning algorithm
Neaves, M. D. and Edwards, J. R. (2006), Journal of Fluids Engineering, 128(2), 284-296.
Numerical simulation of injection of supercritical ethylene into nitrogen
Star, A. M. and Edwards, J. R. and Lin, K. C. and Cox-Stouffer, S. and Jackson, T. A. (2006), Journal of Propulsion and Power, 22(4), 809-819.
Prediction of foam growth and its nucleation in free and limited expansion
Mao, D. M. and Edwards, J. R. and Harvey, A. (2006), Chemical Engineering Science, 61(6), 1836-1845.
Variable turbulent Schmidt-number formulation for scramjet applications
Xiao, X. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. and Cutler, A. D. (2006), AIAA Journal, 44(3), 593-599.
Blending functions in hybrid large-eddy/Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations
Xiao, X. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. (2004), AIAA Journal, 42(12), 2508-2515.
Computational analysis of an independent ramjet stream in a combined cycle engine
Bond, R. B. and Edwards, J. R. (2004), AIAA Journal, 42(11), 2276-2283.
Hybrid large-eddy/Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes simulations of shock-separated flows
Fan, C. C. and Xiao, X. D. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. (2004), Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 41(6), 897-906.
Three-dimensional numerical simulation of a circulating fluidized bed reactor for multi-pollutant control
Mao, D. M. and Edwards, J. R. and Kuznetsov, A. V. and Srivastava, R. K. (2004), Chemical Engineering Science, 59(20), 4279-4289.
Development of low-diffusion flux-splitting methods for dense gas-solid flows
Mao, D. M. and Edwards, J. R. and Kuznetsov, A. V. and Srivastava, R. K. (2003), Journal of Computational Physics, 185(1), 100-119.
Hybrid simulation approach for cavity flows: Blending, algorithm, and boundary treatment issues
Baurle, R. A. and Tam, C. J. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. (2003), AIAA Journal, 41(8), 1463-1480.
Inflow boundary conditions for hybrid large eddy/Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes simulations
Xiao, X. D. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. and Baurle, R. A. (2003), AIAA Journal, 41(8), 1481-1489.
Particle flow, mixing, and chemical reaction in circulating fluidized bed absorbers
Mao, D. M. and Edwards, J. R. and Kuznetsov, A. V. and Srivastava, R. K. (2002), Chemical Engineering Science, 57(15), 3107-3117.
A model for fine particle agglomeration in circulating fluidized bed absorbers
Mao, D. M. and Edwards, J. R. and Kuznetsov, A. V. and Srivastava, R. K. (2002), Heat and Mass Transfer, 38(4-5), 379-388.
Development of a one-equation Transition/Turbulence model
Edwards, J. R. and Roy, C. J. and Blottner, F. G. and Hassan, H. A. (2001), AIAA Journal, 39(9), 1691-1698.
Formation of perfluoropolyether coatings by the rapid expansion of supercritical solutions (RESS) process. Part 1: Experimental results
Chernyak, Y. and Henon, F. and Harris, R. B. and Gould, R. D. and Franklin, R. K. and Edwards, J. R. and DeSimone, J. M. and Carbonell, R. G. (2001), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 40(26), 6118-6126.
Formation of perfluoropolyether coatings by the rapid expansion of supercritical solutions (RESS) process. Part 2: Numerical modeling
Franklin, R. K. and Edwards, J. R. and Chernyak, Y. and Gould, R. D. and Henon, F. and Carbonell, R. G. (2001), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 40(26), 6127-6139.
Transitional flow over an elliptic cone at Mach 8
Xiao, X. D. and Edwards, J. R. and Hassan, H. A. (2001), Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 38(6), 941-945.
A study of gas-phase mercury speciation using detailed chemical kinetics
Edwards, J. R. and Srivastava, R. K. and Kilgore, J. D. (2001), Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 51(6), 869-877.
Development of O(Nm(2)) preconditioned multigrid solvers for Euler and Navier-Stokes equations
Edwards, J. R. and Thomas, J. L. (2000), AIAA Journal, 38(4), 717-720.
Low-diffusion flux-splitting methods for real fluid flows with phase transitions
Edwards, J. R. and Franklin, R. K. and Liou, M. S. (2000), AIAA Journal, 38(9), 1624-1633.
Numerical simulation of a three-dimensional flame/shock wave interaction
Roy, C. J. and Edwards, J. R. (2000), AIAA Journal, 38(5), 745-754.
Study of high-lift configurations using k-zeta transition/turbulence model
Czerwiec, R. and Edwards, J. R. and Rumsey, C. L. and Bertelrud, A. and Hassan, H. A. (2000), Journal of Aircraft, 37(6), 1008-1016.
Low-diffusion flux-splitting methods for flows at all speeds
Edwards, J. R. and Liou, M. S. (1998), AIAA Journal, 36(9), 1610-1617.
Preconditioned multigrid methods for two-dimensional combustion calculations at all speeds
Edwards, J. R. and Roy, C. J. (1998), AIAA Journal, 36(2), 185-192.
Simulated performance of thermal storage in a solar cooker
Nyahoro, P. K. and Johnson, R. R. and Edwards, J. R. (1997), Solar Energy, 59(1-3), 11-17.
Structure of a supersonic three-dimensional cylinder/offset-flare turbulent interaction
(1997), Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 34(3), 294-302.
A low-diffusion flux-splitting scheme for Navier-Stokes calculations
Edwards, J. R. (1997), Computers & Fluids, 26(6), 635-659.

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Grants

NCSU American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design Build Fly Senior Design Team Space Grant Proposal
NCSU NC Space Grant Consortium(11/30/17 - 8/31/18)
NCSU American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Design Build Fly Space Grant Proposal
NCSU NC Space Grant Consortium(11/30/17 - 7/30/18)
Modeling of Air, Surface, and Underwater burst Phenomena within Complex Environments after High Energy Explosion
Defense Agency of Technology and Quality (DTaQ)(7/05/17 - 5/31/20)
Improved Numerical Simulations of Barbotage Atomization
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)(10/15/16 - 11/12/18)
Research Area 1, Section 1.4.1: Engines: Mesh-sequenced Realizations for Evaluation of Subgrid-Scale Models for Turbulent Combustion (Short Term Innovative Research Program)
US Army - Army Research Office(1/17/17 - 12/31/17)
A Deep-Learning Approach Towards Auto-Tuning CFD Codes
US Air Force - Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)(6/01/17 - 2/14/18)
LES modeling for prediction of lean blowoff
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)(6/22/16 - 4/20/17)
Collaborative Research:Turbulent Flame Structure of Cavity Stabilized Reacting Shear Layers: Effects of Flow Compressibility, Heat Release, and Finite-rate Kinetics
National Science Foundation (NSF)(6/01/15 - 5/31/19)
Volatile Organic Chemical Signature Modeling #2
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)(9/01/14 - 12/05/16)
Improved Numerical Simulations of Barbotage Atomization
Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)(1/01/14 - 8/14/16)