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Dr. Visser's research interests are primarily experimental focusing on applied aerodynamics, sustainable energy, and experimental measurement techniques.
Graduate Research Students
Benjamin Kanya (PhD)
"Optimized Design of Small Wind Turbines"
Joshua Kehs (PhD)
Scott Cary (MS)
Streit, T, Visser, K., and Liersch, C.,“Minimal Induced Drag for Non-Planar Lifting Surfaces with Moderate and Small Aspect Ratio” 16th DGLR Symposium of STAB International Symposium of the German working Committee of Fluid Mechanics, RWTH Aachen University, November 3 to 4, 2008.
Brown, M. M., and Visser, K.D., "Optimum Blade Numbers and Solidities for Small HAWTs," AIAA-2007-1370, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV., January 2007.
Rector, M. C., and Visser, K.D., "Aerodynamic Design of a Small Contra-Rotating HAWT," AIAA-2007-1371, 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV., January 2007.
Grover, K. and Visser, K.D., "Over-the-Road Tests of Sealed Aft Cavities on Tractor Trailers", SAE Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress and Exhibit, Rosemont, IL, Oct/Nov 2006.Lazos, B. S., and Visser, K.D., "Aerodynamic Comparison of Hyper-Elliptic Cambered Span (HECS) Wings with Conventional Configurations", AIAA-2006-3469, 25th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Francisco, CA., June 2006.
Rector, M. C., and Visser, K.D., "Solidity, Blade Number, and Pitch Angle Effects on a One Kilowatt HAWT", AIAA-2006-0608, 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV., January 2006.
M.A., Pillay, P. and Visser, K.D., "On Adapting a Small PM Wind
Generator fo a Multiblade, High Solidity Wind Turbine," IEE
Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol. 20, No. 3, September 2005.
Visser, K.D., Ferrero Ferrero, M. del Carmen, and Nelson, R.C., "Physical Considerations of Leading Edge Flows", AIAA 2004-5083, 22nd Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Providence, RI, August 2004.
Bennington, M.A. and Visser, K.D., "Flow Field Characteristics of an Optimized Multi-Bladed Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines", 11th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, August 9-12, 2004, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Coon, J.D, and Visser, K.D., "Drag Reduction of a Tractor-Trailer Using Planar Boat Tail Plates," The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles: Trucks, Buses, and Trains, Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, Vol. 19, McCallen, Rose; Browand, Fred; Ross, James (Eds.), 2004, XII, 567 p.378, with CD-ROM., Hardcover, ISBN: 3-540-22088-
Duquette, M.M, Swanson, J. and Visser, K.D., "Solidity and Blade Number Effects on Small Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines," Wind Engineering, Vol 27, No. 4, pp. 299-316, 2003.
Duquette, M. and Visser, K.D., "Numerical Implications of Solidity and Blade Number on Rotor Performance of Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbines," Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 125, No. 4, pp. 425-432, November 2003.
Gold, N.P. and Visser, K.D "Aerodynamic Effects of Local Dihedral on a Raked Wing Tip", AIAA-2002-0831, January 14-17, 2002, Reno, NV.
Visser, K.D. and Washburn, A.E. , "Estimation of Surface Properties Using an Off-Body Probe" 7th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, Seattle, WA Sept. 11-14, 1995.
Washburn, A.E.and Visser, K.D. , "Evolution of Vortical Structures in the Shear Layers of Delta Wings" AIAA-94-2317, June 20-23, 1994 Colorado Springs, CO.
Visser, K.D. and Nelson, R.C., "Measurements of Circulation and Vorticity in the Leading Edge Vortex of a Delta Wing" AIAA Journal Vol.31, No.1 January 1993.
Visser, K.D., Nelson, R.C., and Ng, T.T., "Method of Cold Smoke Generation for Vortex Core Tagging" AIAA Journal of Aircraft Vol.25, No.11, November 1988