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Ernst Eckert
Born September 8, 1904(1904-09-08)
Prague, Austria-Hungary
Died July 8, 2004 (aged 99)
Saint Paul, Minnesota[1]
Residence West St. Paul
Nationality
United States (1950)[2]
Fields Heat transfer, Mass transfer[3]
Institutions 1938 Aeronautical Research Institute (Braunschweig)
1945 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
1951 University of Minnesota (Regents Professor & professor emeritus)
Alma mater German Institute of Technology (1927)
(Ph.D. - 1931)
Doctoral students Regents Professor R. J. Goldstein
Known for Eckert number
Notable awards ASME Max Jakob medal (1961)
Fulbright Award (1962)[2]
Notes
married Josefine Binder (1931)

Dr Ernst R. G. Eckert (1904 – 2004) was a scientist who advanced the film cooling technique for aeronautical engines.[4] Eckert worked as a rocket and jet engine scientist at the Aeronautical Research Institute in Braunschweig, Germany, then via Operation Paperclip, began jet propulsion research in 1945 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In 1951, Eckert joined the University of Minnesota in the department of mechanical engineering. Eckert published more than 550 scientific papers and books. The Eckert number in fluid dynamics was named after him.

Dr. Eckert's son Horst Henning Winter is a professor of chemical engineering at UMass. Dr. Winter specializes in rheology.

References and notes

  1. ^ Tillotson, Kristin (July 11, 2004). "Scientist Ernst Eckert dies at 99" (html). Star Tribune. umn.com. http://www.me.umn.edu/divisions/tht/symp2004/EckertStribObit.pdf. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  
  2. ^ a b Jean, Sheryl (July 11, 2004). "Ernst Eckert, 99, aeronautics pioneer" (html). Pioneer Press. TwinCities.com. http://www.me.umn.edu/divisions/tht/symp2004/EckertPioPressObit.pdf. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  
  3. ^ Diagulia, Anthony J; Livingood, John N B & Eckert, Ernst R G (1956). "Study of ram-air heat exchangers for reducing turbine cooling-air temperature of a supersonic aircraft turbojet engine" (pdf). NACA Research Memorandum. NASA. http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?N=4294752039. Retrieved 2008-05-12.  
  4. ^ NOTE: Dr. Eckert was reportedly involved with the development of the V1 flying bomb and the V2 rocket, but the film cooling for the throat of the V-2 rocket motor was developed by other persons at Peenemünde.[1]

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