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https://engineering.wustl.edu/Profiles/Pages/David-Peters.aspx92David Peters<img alt="David Peters" src="/Profiles/PublishingImages/Peters_David.jpg?RenditionID=6" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />ProfessorDavid Peters - Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science - ​Studies aeroelasticity<div>​PhD, Stanford University, 1974</div><div>MS, Washington University, 1970</div><div>BS, Washington University, 1969</div>http://ccm.wustl.edu/<p>The McDonnell Douglas Professor of Engineering </p><p></p><p><a href="http://classes.engineering.wustl.edu/mems5705/">>> MEMS 5705 Wind Energy Systems Course Website</a></p><p></p><font color="#666666" face="Libre Baskerville, Times New Roman, serif"><span style="font-size: 20px;">Expertise</span></font><br/><p>Dynamics, Vibration, Aeroelasticity, Applied Aerodynamics, Rotary-Wing Systems<br/></p><h3>Research<br/></h3><p>Professor Peters's research projects in rotor wake modeling seek to correctly model the dynamic motions that profoundly influence vehicle dynamics of airplane propellers, helicopters and tilt rotors. </p><p>His other research interests include aeroelastic modeling of helicopter rotors and wind turbines with unsteady aerodynamics and nonlinear structural deformations and response to stalling.​<br/></p><div class="ExternalClass99F0D854AE9746259D40D0BD84B89744"><h3>Biography<br/></h3><p>Professor Peters first joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) in 1975. Prior to that, he was an associate engineer at McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Co. in St. Louis from 1969-1970 and a research scientist in the Army Air Mobility R&D Laboratory from 1970-1975. <br/><br/>Professor Peters left WashU to join the faculty of Georgia Tech in 1985 but returned in 1991. Professor Peters served as the Chair of the WashU Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1982-1985 and from 1997-2007.<br/><br/>Currently, Professor Peters is the Associate Director of Georgia Tech/Washington University in St. Louis Center of Excellence for Rotor Technology. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech.<br/><br/>Additionally, Professor Peters is the recipient of the following awards: Nikolsky Lectureship of AHS International (the Vertical Flight Technical Society), 2008; Reed Aeronautics Award of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011; Spirit of St. Louis Medal of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013; Vertical Flight Society's Dr. Alexander Klemin Award, 2019.<br/></p></div><img alt="" src="/Profiles/ResearchImages/Peters_research.jpg?RenditionID=13" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /><p>​314-935-4337<br/><a href="mailto:dap@wustl.edu">dap@wustl.edu</a><br/>Urbauer Hall, Room 314G​</p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ww83-wXCn1o">play video</a><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox" contenteditable="false"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read 4abe8349-52b2-41c4-b0d9-96d1d6ebdfe3" id="div_4abe8349-52b2-41c4-b0d9-96d1d6ebdfe3" unselectable="on"></div><div id="vid_4abe8349-52b2-41c4-b0d9-96d1d6ebdfe3" unselectable="on" style="display: none;"></div></div>

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