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
Email: sescu@ae.msstate.edu

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
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Turbulent Flows

Taught Courses
Undergraduate Courses
  • EM 3313 Fluid Mechanics
  • ASE 3313 Incompress Aerodynam
Graduate Courses
  • ASE 6990 Introduction to Aeroacoustics
  • ASE 8343 Incompressible Vis Laminar Flow
  • ASE 8353 Turbulent Flow

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

Select Journal Publications
  • Zhang, L., Laramee, R.S., Thompson, D., Sescu, A. and Chen, G. (2017) Compute and
    Visualize Discontinuity Among Neighboring Integral Curves of 2D Vector Fields, Topological
    Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization IV: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications (ISBN
    978-3- 319-44682- 0), pp. 187-204, H. Carr, C. Garth, and T. Weinkauf, eds, Springer (book
    chapter).
  • Adkins, K. and Sescu, A. (2017) Observations of relative humidity in the near-wake of a
    wind turbine using an instrumented unmanned aerial system, International Journal of Green
    Energy, Vol. 14, pp. 854-860.
  • Sescu, A., Taoudi, L. and Afsar, M. (2017) Iterative control of Gortler vortices via local wall
    deformations, Theoretical and Computational Fluids Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00162-017-
    0440-2.
  • Sassanis, V., Sescu, A., Collins, E.M., Harris, R. and Luke, A.E. (2017) A Hybrid Approach
    for Nonlinear Computational Aeroacoustics Predictions, International Journal for
    Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 31, pp. 1-20.
  • Goldstein, M., Sescu, A., Duck, P. and Choudhari, M. (2016) Nonlinear wakes behind a row
    of elongated roughness elements, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 796, pp. 516-557.
  • Zhang, L., Laramee, R.S., Thompson, D., Sescu, A. and Chen, G. (2016) An Integral Curve
    Attribute Based Flow Segmentation, Journal of Visualization, Vol. 19, pp. 423–436.
  • Harris, R., Collins, E.M., Luke, A.E., Sescu, A., Strutzenberg, L.L. and West, J.S. (2016)
    Coupled Overset Unstructured Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Launch Environment
    Acoustics Prediction, AIAA Journal, Vol. 54, pp. 1932-1952.
  • 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
  • Afsar, M., Sescu, A., Sassanis, V. and Lele, S. (2017) Supersonic jet noise predictions using
    a unified asymptotic approximation for the adjoint Green’s function and LES data. AIAA
    Paper 2017-3030, AIAA Aviation, Denver, CO.
  • Sescu, A., Sawaya, J., Sassanis, V. and Visbal, M. (2017) Study of the Effect of Two-
    dimensional Wall Non-uniformities on High-speed Boundary Layers, AIAA Paper 2016-4511,
    AIAA Aviation, Denver, CO.
  • Haywood, J., Sescu, A., Foster, J. and Farthing, M. (2017) Triple Hill's Vortex Synthetic
    Eddy Method for Turbulent Inflow Conditions, AIAA Paper 2017-1225, AIAA Scitech,
    Grapevine, TX.
  • Afsar, M., Sescu, A., Sassanis, V., Towne, A., Bres, G.A. and Lele, S. (2016) Prediction of
    supersonic jet noise using non-parallel flow asymptotics and LES data within Goldstein's
    acoustic analogy, Center for Turbulence Research Summer Program, Stanford.
  • Sassanis, V., Sescu, A., Collins, E.M., Harris, R. and Luke, A.E. (2016) Hybrid Approach to
    Nonlinear Propagation of Jet Noise in Complex Environments, AIAA Paper 2016-0528.
  • Afsar, M., Sescu, A. and Leib, S. (2016) Predictive Capability of the Non-parallel flow Low
    Frequency Asymptotic Green’s Function in Jet Noise Modeling, AIAA Paper 2016-2804.
  • Sescu, A., Taoudi, L., Afsar, M. and Thompson D. (2016) Control of Görtler Vortices by
    Means of Surface Streaks, AIAA Paper 2016-3950.
  • Sescu, A., Yassir, S. and Visbal M. (2016) Compressible Boundary Layer Receptivity to
    Free-stream Disturbances and Step Excrescences, AIAA Paper 2016-4381.
  • Sescu, A. and Afsar, M. (2016) Can Wall Deformations Counteract Boundary Layer
    Streaks?, AIAA Paper 2016-1122.
  • Zhang, L., Laramee, R.S., Thompson, D., Sescu, A. and Chen, G. (2016) Flow Visualization
    Based on A Derived Rotation Field, IS&T Visualization and Data Analysis, San Francisco, CA.
  • 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
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA
  • Member, ASME
  • Member, APS