Ernst Rudolph Georg Eckert (1904–2004) was a scientist who advanced the film cooling technique for aeronautical engines. He earned his Diplom Ingenieur and doctorate in 1927 and 1931, respectively, and habilitated in 1938. 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-in-law Horst Henning Winter is a professor of chemical engineering at UMass. Dr. Winter specializes in rheology.
References and notesEdit
- ↑ Pfender E (2007) Ernst R. G. Eckert', in "Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering", Vol. 11, 108-113.
- ↑ NOTE: Dr. Eckert was reportedly involved with the development of the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket, but the film cooling for the throat of the V-2 rocket motor was developed by other persons at Peenemünde.
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