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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering D-index 69 Citations 14,952 303 World Ranking 81 National Ranking 45

Research.com Recognitions

Awards & Achievements

2020 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2019 - Fluid Dynamics Prize, American Physical Society (APS)

2011 - Member of the National Academy of Engineering For contributions to the measurement and understanding of turbulent flows, fluids engineering, and education.

2011 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2007 - Fluids Engineering Award, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

2005 - Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

1997 - Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) Citation For unique contributions that have increased our physical understanding of how turbulent boundary layers are influenced by Reynolds number, Mach number, curvature, shocks, and other perturbations

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Mechanics
  • Turbulence
  • Thermodynamics

Alexander Smits spends much of his time researching Mechanics, Turbulence, Reynolds number, Boundary layer and Pipe flow. His work focuses on many connections between Mechanics and other disciplines, such as Thermodynamics, that overlap with his field of interest in Couette flow. His Turbulence study incorporates themes from Optics, Pressure gradient and Scaling.

His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Reynolds stress equation model, Pressure drop, Classical mechanics and Geometry. His Boundary layer research includes elements of Flow, Curvature and Mach number. His Pipe flow research includes themes of Von Kármán constant and Power law.

His most cited work include:

  • Mean-flow scaling of turbulent pipe flow (615 citations)
  • High–Reynolds Number Wall Turbulence (558 citations)
  • Wall-bounded turbulent flows at high Reynolds numbers: Recent advances and key issues (503 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

Alexander Smits mostly deals with Mechanics, Turbulence, Boundary layer, Reynolds number and Pipe flow. Many of his studies on Mechanics apply to Classical mechanics as well. The various areas that Alexander Smits examines in his Turbulence study include Curvature and Optics.

His research in Boundary layer intersects with topics in Hypersonic speed and Shock wave. His Reynolds number research incorporates themes from Geometry and Scaling. His Pipe flow research integrates issues from Plug flow, Open-channel flow and Fully developed.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Mechanics (71.00%)
  • Turbulence (41.50%)
  • Boundary layer (30.00%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2013-2021)?

  • Mechanics (71.00%)
  • Turbulence (41.50%)
  • Reynolds number (27.67%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His primary areas of investigation include Mechanics, Turbulence, Reynolds number, Pipe flow and Wake. His research on Mechanics often connects related areas such as Thrust. Alexander Smits is studying Flow separation, which is a component of Turbulence.

His work in Reynolds number tackles topics such as Scaling which are related to areas like Wavelength and Eddy. His study in Pipe flow is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Azimuth, Lagrangian coherent structures, Open-channel flow and Fully developed. His work in Boundary layer addresses subjects such as Hypersonic speed, which are connected to disciplines such as Mach number.

Between 2013 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Scaling the propulsive performance of heaving flexible panels (136 citations)
  • Unsteady propulsion near a solid boundary (92 citations)
  • Scaling the propulsive performance of heaving and pitching foils (86 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid dynamics

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Mechanics, Reynolds number, Turbulence, Particle image velocimetry and Wake. His research integrates issues of Vertical axis wind turbine and Thrust in his study of Mechanics. His studies in Reynolds number integrate themes in fields like Geometry, Scaling, Boundary layer, Turbulence kinetic energy and Wind tunnel.

The various areas that Alexander Smits examines in his Boundary layer study include Hypersonic speed, Compressibility and Mach number. His Turbulence research includes themes of Length scale, Optics and Shear stress. His studies deal with areas such as Power, Vortex, Propulsor and Flow velocity as well as Wake.

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Best Publications

Mean-flow scaling of turbulent pipe flow

Mark V. Zagarola;Alexander J. Smits.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (1998)

952 Citations

High–Reynolds Number Wall Turbulence

Alexander J. Smits;Beverley J. McKeon;Ivan Marusic.
Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics (2011)

720 Citations

Wall-bounded turbulent flows at high Reynolds numbers: Recent advances and key issues

Ivan Marusic;Beverley J McKeon;Peter A Monkewitz;Hassan M Nagib.
Physics of Fluids (2010)

641 Citations

Energy harvesting eel

J.J. Allen;A.J. Smits.
Journal of Fluids and Structures (2001)

575 Citations

Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow

Alexander J. Smits;Jean-Paul Dussauge.
(1996)

564 Citations

On the logarithmic region in wall turbulence

Ivan Marusic;Jason Patrick Monty;Marcus Hultmark;Alexander Smits.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2013)

519 Citations

Further observations on the mean velocity distribution in fully developed pipe flow

B. J McKeon;Jun-de Li;W Jiang;J. F Morrison.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2004)

320 Citations

Turbulent pipe flow at extreme Reynolds numbers.

Marcus Hultmark;Margit Vallikivi;Sean Christoper Collison Bailey;Alexander Smits.
Physical Review Letters (2012)

293 Citations

Roughness effects in turbulent pipe flow

M Shockling;James Allen;Alexander Smits.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2006)

242 Citations

Scaling of the streamwise velocity component in turbulent pipe flow

J. F. Morrison;B. J. McKeon;W. Jiang;Alexander Smits.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2004)

233 Citations

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