• Senior Lecturer
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Educational Background

  • Ph. D.: Aeronautical Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 1989
  • M. S.: Aeronautical Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; 1987
  • B. S.: Aerospace Engineering; Boston University; 1984

Research Interests

    • Electric propulsion: ion thruster optics plasma flow
    • MHD model of ion thruster discharge cathode assembly (DCA)
    • Plasma jets in magnetic fields
    • Hemodynamics (blood flow in carotid artery)s
    • Atmospheric and oceanic wave interaction
    • Lattice-Boltzmann methods
    • WENO
    • Spectral element methods

Awards & Honors

  • 1995 - NASA Glenn (formerly Lewis) Research Center Teamwork Awareness Award
  • 1995 - NASA Team Achievement Award: Supersonic Flow Drag Probe, (Cash Award)

Selected Publications

  • Richard, Jacques C. and Young, Brian, "Multi-Species Lattice-Boltzmann Models of Xe, Xe+, Xe++, e- Flow through Ion Thruster Optics", AIAA paper Number AIAA-2006-5006, http://www.aiaa.org 42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Sacramento Convention Center, Sacramento, CA, 9 - 12 Jul 2006. Follow-up to be submitted to AIAA J. Propulsion and Power, 2006.
  • Richard, Jacques C., "Unsteady Quasi-1D Non-Linear Dynamic Model of Supersonic Surge in a Supersonic Through-Flow Fan", AIAA J. Propulsion and Power, Vol. 22, No 1, Jan.-Feb. 2006, pp. 188-196. Link
  • Bowen, S. P., Richard, J. C., Mancini, J. C., Fessitides, V. and Crooker, B., "Microseism and Infrasound Generation by Cyclones", J. Acoustical Soc. of America (JASA), Vol. 113, No. 5, pp. 2562-2573, May 2003.
  • Richard, J. C. and Fralick, G. C., "Extension of Drag Probe Utility to Supersonic Flow", NASA TM, 1997.
  • Richard, Jacques C., "Low-Order Nonlinear Dynamic Modeling of IC Engine-Variable Pitch Propeller System for General Aviation Aircraft", NASA LeRC Tech. Memo. NASA TM 107006, 1995.
  • Richard, Jacques C., "Preliminary Results from Quasi-One-Dimensional Dynamic Modeling of a Supersonic Throughflow Fan System", NASA TM 106317, July 1994 (Limited Distribution).
  • Chicatelli, Amy K. and Richard, Jacques C., "Reduced Order Linear Modeling of Supersonic Compression & Propulsion System Dynamics", NASA TM 106090, Mar. 1993 (Limited Distribution).
  • Cole, G. L. and Richard, Jacques C., "Supersonic Propulsion Simulation by Incorporating Component Models in the Large Perturbation INlet (LAPIN) Computer Code". NASA TM 105193, Dec. 1991.
  • Richard, Jacques C., and Myrabo, Leik N., "Analysis of Laser-Generated Impulse In An Airbreathing Pulsed Detonation Engine: Part 1", 3rd International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion, 11-14 October 2004, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. published in the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 766 "Beamed Energy Propulsion", ISBN 0-7354-0251-5, 2005.
  • Richard, Jacques C., and Myrabo, Leik N., "Analysis of Laser-Generated Impulse In An Airbreathing Pulsed Detonation Engine: Part 2", 3rd International Symposium on Beamed Energy Propulsion, 11-14 October 2004, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. published in the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Conference Proceedings 766 "Beamed Energy Propulsion", ISBN 0-7354-0251-5, 2005.