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 Ken Visser
 Associate Professor

  PO Box 5725
  CAMP Building 361
  T: (315) 268 7687
  visser@clarkson.edu


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Research Projects

Dr. Visser's research interests are primarily experimental focusing on applied aerodynamics, sustainable energy, and experimental measurement techniques.
trailer
Ground Vehicle Drag Reduction
 
silo
Renewable Energy Technologies
 
slv
Aerodynamic Flows
 

Graduate Research Students

Benjamin Kanya (PhD)
"Optimized Design of Small Wind Turbines"

Joshua Kehs (PhD)
"Aft Cavity Drag Reduction"

Scott Cary (MS)
"Green Storage Strategies for Renewable Energy"

Tony Ge (MS)
"Wake Measurements of Spanwise Cambered Wings"


Undergraduate Research Students

Emily Canaski
Sergio Gallucci
Robert Johnson
Michael Lee
Lauren Magin
Dakota Pellegino


Recent Publications

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.

Khan, 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.

Bennington, M.A. and Visser, K.D., "Aerial Refueling Implications for Commercial Transports," AIAA Journal of Aircraft , Vol. 42, No. 1, January-February 2005.