Ph.D. University of Oxford (1967)
Fellow of the American Physical Society
Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Professor Brown's present research includes experiments in turbulent flows; turbulent flow control using electromagnetic tiles, compressible flow transition, and the fluid mechanics of a radiatively driven hypersonic wind-tunnel (numerical predictions and experiments).
Principal research activities include:
- Electromagnetic Turbulence Control Theory (with Professor D. Nosenchuck)
- The Princeton Radiatively Driven Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (with Professor R. Miles)
- Turbulent Reacting Flows at High Speed (with Professors Miles, Smits and Jameson)
- Compressible Boundary Layer Transition
- The Incompressible Turbulent Wake
- G.L. Brown, A.P. Ratta, R.W. Anderson, L. Martinelli, W.R. Lempert and R.B. Miles, "Fluid Mechanics in a Radiatively Driven Hypersonic Wind Tunnel - Prediction and Preliminary Experiment," 19th AIAA Aerospace Advanced Measurement and Ground Testing Conference, June 17-20, 1996, New Orleans, LA.
- G.E. Karniadakis and G.L. Brown, "Vorticity Transport in Modeling Three-Dimensional Unsteady Shear Flows," Phys. Fluids 7, pp. 688-690 (1995).
- R. Dongsu, G.L. Brown, J.P. Ostriker, and A. Loeb, "Stable and Unstable Accretion Flows with Angular Momentum Near a Point Mass," The Astrophysical Journal 452, pp. 364-378 (1995).
- R.B. Miles, G.L. Brown, W.R. Lempert, D. Natelson, R. Yetter, J. Guest, G. Williams, and S.M. Bogdonoff, "Radiatively Driven Hypersonic Wind Tunnel," 18th AIAA Aerospace Ground Testing Conference, June 20-23, 1994, Colorado Springs, CO.
- G.L. Brown and J.M. Lopez, "Axisymmetric Vortex Breakdown, Pt 2, Physical Mechanisms," J. Fluid Mech. 22l, pp. 553-576 (1990).