Adrian Sescu, Ph.D.

Adrian Sescu -- Engineering Aerospace DepartmentAdrian Sescu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

316D Walker Engineering Building
501 Hardy Road
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: 662-323-0847
Fax: 662-325-7730

Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineering, B.S., M.S.

Adrian Sescu received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo, OH, and his B.S. and M.S. in aerospace engineering from Polytechnic University of Bucharest. Before joining the ASE Department, Adrian was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, MD.

Teaching Areas

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Turbulent Flows
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Taught Courses
Undergraduate Courses
  • EM 3313 Fluid Mechanics
  • ASE 3313 Incompress Aerodynam
Graduate Courses
  • ASE 8343 Incompressible Vis Laminar Flow
  • ASE 8353 Turbulent Flow

Research Areas
  • Turbulence in fluids
  • Computational Aeroacoustics
  • Transition in boundary layers

Select Journal Publications
  • Sescu, A. and Thompson, D. (2015) “On the Excitation of Gortler Vortices by Distributed Roughness Elements”, Theoretical and Computational Fluids Dynamics, DOI-10.1007/s00162-015-0340-2 , 2015.
  • Sescu, A., Visbal, M. and Rizzetta, D. (2015) “A Study of the Effect of Surface Excrescences and Free-stream Disturbances on Boundary Layers”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, DOI: 10.1002/fld.3993.
  • Pechan, T. and Sescu, A. (2015) “Experimental Study of Noise Emitted by Propeller’s Surface Imperfections”, Applied Acoustics, Vol. 92, pp. 12-17.
  • Sescu, A. (2015) “Numerical Anisotropy in Finite Differencing” (review article),Advances in Difference Equations, DOI: 10.1186/s13662-014-0343-0 .
  • Sescu, A. and Meneveau, C. (2014) “A control algorithm for statistically stationary Large Eddy Simulations of thermally stratified boundary layers”,Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, Vol. 140, pp. 2017-2020.
  • Sescu, A. and Hixon, R. (2014) “Numerical anisotropy study of a class of compact schemes”, Journal of Scientific Computing, Vol. 61, pp. 327-342, 2014.
  • Goldstein, M., Sescu, A. and Afsar, M. (2012) “Effect of Non-parallel MeanFlow on the Green’s Function for Predicting the Low Frequency Sound fromTurbulent Air Jets”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 695, pp. 199-234.

Select Conference Proceedings
  • Haywood, J., Sescu, A. and Visbal, M. (2015) “Pressure Gradient Effect on Boundary Layers over Surface Excrescences: Parametric Study”, AIAA Paper 2015-0276, AIAA Scitech Meeting.
  • Sescu, A., Sassanis, V., Haywood, J. and Visbal, M. (2015) “Study of the Impact of Localized Roughness Elements on Gortler Instabilities”, AIAA Paper 2015-0275, AIAA Scitech Meeting.
  • Harris, R., Collins, E.M., Sescu, A., Luke, A.E., Strutzenberg, L.L. and West, J.S. (2014) “High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin and Hybrid RANS/LES Method for Prediction of Launch Vehicle Lift-Off Acoustic Environments”, AIAA Paper 2014-3052, AIAA Aviation Meeting.
  • Sescu, A., Visbal, M. and Rizzetta, D. (2014) “Numerical Study of Boundary Layer Receptivity to Free-stream Disturbances and Surface Excrescences”, AIAA Paper 2014-2212, AIAA Aviation Meeting.
  • Sescu, A., Pendyala, R. and Thompson, D. (2014) “On the Growth of Gortler Vortices Excited by Distributed Roughness Elements”, AIAA Paper 2014-2885, AIAA Aviation Meeting.
  • Sescu, A. and Hixon, R. (2012) “Generation of Divergence-Free Synthetic Turbulent Velocity Fields for LES/CAA Applications”,AIAA Paper 2012-0466.
  • Sescu, A. and Hixon, R. (2012) Multidimensional Prefactored Compact Schemes, AIAA Paper 2012-1175.

Professional Memberships
  • Senior Member, AIAA
  • Member, ASME
  • Member, APS