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Jonathan Pitt

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Applied Research Laboratory
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

3320B Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel

jsp203@psu.edu

814-867-3919

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics, Dynamic Systems, Acoustics, and Vibrations, Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis

Interest Areas:

Computational Mechanics, Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, CFD, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Verification and Validation methods, Finite Element Methods, Ship Hydrodynamics, Variational Mechanics

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Physics and Mathematics, Lebanon Valley College, 2003
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005
  • Ph D, Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2009

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jason P. Sheldon, Scott T. Miller and Jonathan S Pitt, 2016, "A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Modeling Fluid-Structure Interaction", Journal of Computational Physics, 326
  • Jason P Sheldon, Scott T. Miller and Jonathan S Pitt, 2014, "Methodology for Comparing Coupling Algorithms for Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems", World Journal of Mechanics, 4, (2)
  • S T Miller, R L Campbell, C W Elsworth, J S Pitt and D A Boger, 2014, "An overset grid method for fluid-structure interaction", World Journal of Mechanics, 4, (2)
  • S. Taylor, C. Richardson, J. H. Lever, Jonathan S Pitt and S. Bigl, 2011, "Dissolution of Nitroglycerin from Small Arms Propellants and their Residues", International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 10, (5), pp. 397-419
  • Jonathan S Pitt and F. Costanzo, 2009, "An Adaptive h-Refinement Algorithm for Local Damage Models", Algorithms, 2, pp. 1281-1300
  • M. Urquidi-Macdonald, Jonathan S Pitt and D. D. Macdonald, 2007, "The impact of radiolytic yield on the calculated ECP in PWR primary coolant circuits", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 362, (1)
  • Jason P. Sheldon, Scott T. Miller and Jonathan S Pitt, , "An Improved Formulation for Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Fluid-Structure Interaction Modeling with Reduced Computational Expense", Communications in Computational Physics

Research Projects

  • October 2017 - April 2019, "Diver Thermal Interface Testing and Analysis Support," (Sponsor: WElkins, LLC).
  • September 2017 - September 2018, "AR.90 Proplusor Program Integration and Technical Support," (Sponsor: Naval Sea Systems Command).
  • September 2016 - November 2016, "Design Consultation, Analysis and Test Services for Towed Array Handling System," (Sponsor: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Inc.).
  • November 2015 - June 2016, "LDUUV Design and Analysis Support," (Sponsor: Boeing Phantom Works).
  • April 2015 - September 2016, "Simulation of Wake Evolution in, on, and above the Ocean Medium," (Sponsor: Cortana Corporation).
  • December 2015 - September 2016, "Simulations and Analysis in Support of the Advanced Special Applications Program," (Sponsor: Cortana Corporation).
  • April 2015 - September 2015, "Simulation of Wake Evolution in, on, and above the Ocean Medium," (Sponsor: Cortana Corporation).
  • June 2014 - March 2015, "Towed Array Handler System Testing," (Sponsor: Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems).
  • September 2015 - November 2015, "Design, Analysis and Test Services for Towed Array Handling System - Part 2," (Sponsor: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Inc.).
  • June 2013 - December 2013, "Proposal for Analysis of Towed Array Systems," (Sponsor: Lockheed Martin Corporation, Inc.).
  • January 2012 - July 2012, "SWASH: Quasi-Linear Signature Exploitation," (Sponsor: Cortana Corporation).

Honors and Awards

  • Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service, U.S. Department of Defense, 2008
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1997

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, Coordinator, Student Program Coordinator, ARL/PSU GTWT, July 2013 - April 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, FE Exam Mathematics Review Presenter, 2012 - 2013
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, Annual ESM Today Graduate Research Symposium, 2011 - 2017
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, COE Research Symposium, 2011 - 2012
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Judge, COE Research Symposium, 2014
  • Committee Work, Member, ARL Strategic Plan Committee, 2015
  • Participation in Governance Bodies and Related Activities, Elected Faculty Senate Alternate, 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, ESM Department liaison to Lebanon Valley College (LVC), 2011 - 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member of Local Organizing Committee for the 6th OpenFOAM Workshop, 2011
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 11th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2011
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Member of Local Organizing Committee for the 1st International Conference on Numerical Methods for Multi-phase Flows, 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 10th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 12th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2013
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 11th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 13th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 12th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2016
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 14th US National Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Organizer of the mini-symposium on “Fluid-Structure Interaction Algorithms and Applications,” at the 13th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, 2018
  • Service to Public and Private Organizations, Member of External Review Committee for Lebanon Valley College Strategic Plan, 2012
 


 

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