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Bernard, Peter

Peter Bernard
Department of Mechanical Engineering
3116 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Simulation of turbulent flows
  • Vortex methods
  • turbulence structure and theory


  • Ph.D., University of California (Berkeley), 1977
  • M.S., University of California (Berkeley), 1973
  • B.E.(M.E.), City College of CUNY, 1972

Honors and Awards 

  • Fellow, American Physical Society
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA

Professional Memberships and Service 

  • Journal reviewer, The Physics of Fluids, AIAA Journal, ASME Journal Fluids Engineering, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics
  • Proposal reviewer, National Science Foundation
  • Organizer, Symposium on Vortex Methods and Vortex Flows, ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting

Selected Publications 


  • P. S. Bernard, Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge University Press, New York, N.Y., (2015).
  • P. S. Bernard, "Boundary layer vorticity and the rise of hairpins," Progress in Wall Turbulence 2: Understanding and Modelling, Lille, France, Vol. 23 ERCOFTAC Series. Ed. M. Stanislas, J. Jimenez, I. Marusic, pp.159-170 (2015). (doi 1007/978-3-319-20388-1).


  • Bernard, P. S. "Vortex dynamics in transitional and turbulent boundary layers," AIAA Journal, Vol. 51, No. 8, pp. 1828-1842, (2013), (DOI:10.2514/1.J051811).


  • Bernard, P. S. (2012) "Vortex Dynamics in Transitional and Turbulent Boundary Layers," AIAA Paper 2012-0750.


  • Bernard, P. S. (2011) "The Hairpin Vortex Illusion," Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 318, 060024. (DOI:10.1088/1742-6596/318/6/062004).


  • Bernard, P. S., Collins, P. and Potts, M. (2010) "Vortex Filament Simulation of the Turbulent Boundary Layer," AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, pp. 1757 -  1771.


  • Bernard, P. S. (2009) "Vortex Filament Simulation of the Turbulent Coflowing Jet," Physics of Fluids, Vol. 21, 025107.


  • Bernard, P. S. (2008) "Grid-Free Simulation of the Spatially Growing Turbulent Mixing Layer," AIAA Journal, Vol. 46, pp. 1725 - 1737.


  • Bernard, P. S. (2006) "Turbulent Flow Properties of Large Scale Vortex Systems," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 103, pp. 10174 - 10179.


  • Bernard, P. S., Collins, P. and Potts, M. (2005) "Vortex Method Simulation of Ground Vehicle Aerodynamics," SAE Transactions Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems, pp. 612 - 624.
  • Bernard, P. S.  and Shen, J. (2005)  "A Grid-Free Dilatation Element Method for Quasi-One-Dimensional Gas Dynamics", Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 199, pp. 41 - 65.


  • Bernard, P. S. and J. M. Wallace, (2002) "Turbulent Flow: Analysis, Measurement and Prediction", John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, N.J.

Related News 

Bernard Publishes New Book, Fluid Dynamics
Mechanical Engineering Professor Peter Bernard publishes new book, Fluid Dynamics. April 8, 2015