Iain D. Boyd | Faculty

About

Professor Boyd, Nonequilibrium Gas and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory, teaches gas dynamics at the undergraduate and graduate levels and has introduced a new course on hypersonic aerothermodynamics at the graduate level. His research interests are in the numerical simulation of aerospace systems involving nonequilibrium gas and plasma dynamics. Examples of such systems include spacecraft electric propulsion, hypersonic vehicles, rocket plumes, and micro-scale gas flows. Research activities typically involve development of models to simulate physical processes, development of numerical algorithms, and application of the models and algorithms to real systems of interest. He is author or co-author of more than 200 refereed journal papers and numerous conference papers and presentations.

EDUCATION

University of Southampton
PhD '89
BS '85

POSITIONS HELD AT U-M

  • Professor 2002-Present
  • Associate Professor 1999-2002

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Fellow)
  • American Physical Society (Fellow)

Specializations and Research Interests

Hypersonic aerothermodynamics, electric propulsion, rocket plumes and computation of nonequilibrium gas and plasma dynamics.

Teaching

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Gas Dynamics (Aero 225)
  • Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics (Aero 526)
  • Molecular Gas Dynamics (Aero 532)

Selected Publications

  1. Andrienko, D.A. and Boyd I.D., "Rovibrational Energy Transfer and Dissociation in O2-O Collisions," Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 144, Article 104301, 2016.
  2. Stephani, K.S. and Boyd, I.D., “Spacecraft Plume Interactions With the Magnetosphere Plasma Environment,” Journal of Geophysical Research – Space Physics, Vol. 121, 2016, pp. 1402-1412.
  3. Boyd, I.D. and Josyula, E., “Resolution of the Vibrational Energy Distribution Function Using a Direct Simulation Monte Carlo – Master Equation Approach,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 28, 2016, article 016102.
  4. Anna, A. and Boyd, I.D., “Numerical Analysis of Surface Chemistry in High-Enthalpy Flows,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29, 2015, pp. 653-670.
  5. Andrienko, D. A. and Boyd, I. D. "High Fidelity Modeling of Thermal Relaxation and Dissociation of Oxygen," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 27, 2015, Article 116101, 2015.
  6. Andrienko, D. and Boyd, I.D., "Investigation of Oxygen Vibrational Relaxation by Quasi-Classical Trajectory Method," Chemical Physics, Vol. 459, 2015, pp. 1-13.
  7. Martin, A. and Boyd, I.D., “Modeling of Heat Transfer Attenuation By Ablating Gases During Stardust Reentry,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29, 2015, pp. 450-466.
  8. Martin, A., Cozmuta, I., Wright, M.J., and Boyd, I.D.,  "Kinetic Rates for Gas-Phase Chemistry of Phenolic-Based Carbon Ablator in Atmospheric Air," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29, 2015, pp. 222-240. 
  9. Kim, J.G, and Boyd, I.D.,  "Master Equation Analysis of Post Normal Shock Waves of Nitrogen," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29, 2015, pp. 241-252. 
  10. Galitzine, C. and Boyd, I.D., “An Analysis of the Convergence of the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method,” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 289, 2015, pp. 196-223.
  11. Martin, A. and Boyd, I.D., “Strongly Coupled Computation of Material Response and Nonequilibrium Flow for Hypersonic Ablation,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, 2015, pp. 89-104.
  12. Boyd, I.D., “Computation of Hypersonic Flows Using the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo Method,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, 2015, pp. 38-53.
  13. Kim, J.G. and Boyd, I.D., “Thermochemical Nonequilibrium Analysis of O2+Ar Based on State-Resolved Kinetics,” Chemical Physics, Vol. 446, 2015, pp. 76-85.
  14. Dragnea, H.C., Boyd, I.D., Lee, B.C., and Yalin, A.P., “Characterization of Eroded Boron Atoms in the Plume of a Hall Thruster,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 43, 2015, pp. 35-44.
  15. Schwartzentruber, T.E. and Boyd, I.D., “Progress and Future Prospects for Particle-Based Simulation of Hypersonic Flow,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 72, 2015, pp. 66-79.
  16. Galitzine, C. and Boyd, I.D., “An Adaptive Procedure for Numerical Parameters of a Particle Simulation,” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 281, 2015, pp. 449-472.
  17. Alkandry, H., Boyd, I.D., and Martin, A., “Comparison of Transport Properties Models for Flowfield Simulations of Ablative Heat Shields,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 28, 2014, pp. 569-582.
  18. Stephani, K.S., Boyd, I.D., Balthazor, R.L., McHarg, M., Mueller, B., and Adams, R., “Analysis and Observation of Spacecraft Plume/Ionosphere Interactions During maneuvers of the Space Shuttle,” Journal of Geophysical Research-Space Physics, Vol. 119, 2014, pp. 7636-7648.
  19. Hara, K., Sekarak, M.J., Boyd, I.D., and Gallimore, A.D., “Perturbation Analysis of Ionization Oscillations in Hall Effect Thrusters,” Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 21, 2014, Article 122103.
  20. Crow, A.J., Boyd, I.D., Brown, M.S., and Liu, J.,  "Thermal Radiative Simulations and Measurements of a Scramjet Test Rig," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 30, 2014, pp. 1543-1550.