|Born||September 13, 1904|
|Died||July 8, 2004 (aged 99)|
|Residence||West St. Paul|
United States (1950)
|Alma mater||German Institute of Technology (1927)|
(Ph.D. - 1931)
|Known for||Eckert number|
|Awards||ASME Max Jakob medal (1961)|
Fulbright Award (1962)
|Fields||Heat transfer, Mass transfer|
|Institutions||1938 Aeronautical Research Institute (Braunschweig)|
1945 Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
1951 University of Minnesota (Regents Professor & professor emeritus)
married Josefine Binder (1931)
Ernst Rudolph Georg Eckert (September 13, 1904 – July 8, 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 notes
- Josef Kunes (2012). Dimensionless Physical Quantities in Science and Engineering. Elsevier. p. 191. ISBN 0123914582.
- Tillotson, Kristin (July 11, 2004). "Scientist Ernst Eckert dies at 99" (PDF). Star Tribune. umn.com. Retrieved 2008-05-12.[dead link]
- Jean, Sheryl (July 11, 2004). "Ernst Eckert, 99, aeronautics pioneer" (PDF). Pioneer Press. TwinCities.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 9, 2004. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- 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. Retrieved 2008-05-12.
- 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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