B.S., Applied Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 2007
Thermal Fluids Group and Turbulence Analysis and Simulation Center (TASC), Computational Engineering Division (CED)
Code Physicist, ALE3D Team
David has worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory since 2011 where he is a member of the Turbulence Analysis and Simulation Center and the Thermal Fluids Group within the Computational Engineering Division and a code physicist on the ALE3D Team. David’s research interests include turbulence, shockwaves, large-eddy simulation, direct numerical simulation, multi-phase flows, high performance computing, and numerical methods. His work at LLNL has included multi-phase model development, implementation, and evaluation for the ALE3D code, multi-phase modeling for the LIFE project, as well as Large-Eddy Simulation investigations of shock-turbulent boundary layer interactions.
Dawson, David M. 2015 Large Eddy Simulation of Span-Periodic and Three-Dimensional Shock Turbulent Boundary Layer Interactions. PhD thesis, Stanford University.
Dawson, David M. and Sanjiva K. Lele. "Large Eddy Simulation of A Three-Dimensional Compression Ramp Shock-Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction." 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015.
Dawson, David M., Julien Bodart, and Sanjiva K. Lele. "Assessment of Wall-modeled Large Eddy Simulation For Supersonic Compression Ramp Flows." AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2013.
Dawson, David M., Soshi Kawai, and Sanjiva K. Lele. "Large-eddy simulation of a Mach 2.9 turbulent boundary layer over a 24 compression ramp." AIAA Paper3431.2011 (2011): 25.
Smith, David M., David M. Dawson, and Jean H. Swank. "Hysteresis of spectral evolution in the soft state of black hole binary LMC X-3." The Astrophysical Journal 669.2 (2007): 1138.
Awarded Best Paper for "Large Eddy Simulation of A Three-Dimensional Compression Ramp Shock-Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction." 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015, by the AIAA Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee