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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)
Tony Ge (MS)
Kehs, J., Visser, K., Grossman, J., Niemiec, J. et al., "A Comparison of Full Scale Aft Cavity Drag Reduction Concepts With Equivalent Wind Tunnel Test Results," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 6(2):2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-2429.
Jedamski, D., and Visser. K., “Computational Analysis of a Diffuser Using USM3D for Diffuser Augmented Wind Turbines” AIAA 2013-2966, 31st AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2013.
Bohl, D., Helenbrook, B., Kanya, B., Visser. K., Marvin, R., Mascarenhas, B., Parker, M. and Rocky, D., “Analysis and Design of a Wind Turbine with a Wind Accelerator,” AIAA-2011-3814, 29th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 2011.
Streit, T, Visser, K., and Liersch, C.,“Minimal Induced Drag for Non-Planar Lifting Surfaces with Moderate and Small Aspect Ratio” New Results in Numerical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics VII (NNFM) Vol 112, Springer 2010
Pomeroy, B. W., and Visser, K.D., “A Computational Study of Induced Drag Behavior for Spanwise Cambered Wings,” AIAA-2010-4227, 28th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Chicago, IL., June 2010.
Kanya, B. M., and Visser, K.D., “The Impact of Airfoil Selection on the Design of Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,” AIAA-2010-1583, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL., January 2010
Moeller, M. M., and Visser, K.D., “Experimental and Numerical Studies of a High Solidity, Low Tip Speed Ratio DAWT,” AIAA- AIAA-2010-1585, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL., January 2010.
Liersch C., Streit T., Visser K, “Numerical Implications of Spanwise Camber on Minimum Induced Drag Configurations”, 47th AIAA Aerospace Conference, Orlando, January, 2009.
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.