Frank E. Marble

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Frank E. Marble
Born(1918-07-21)July 21, 1918
DiedAugust 11, 2014(2014-08-11) (aged 96)
Alma materCase Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology
Known forMarble–Adamson problem
Scientific career
FieldsAerospace Engineering
InstitutionsCalifornia Institute of Technology
ThesisThe Rotational Motion of an Ideal Fluid and Application to the Three-Dimensional Flow through Axial Turbomachinery (1948)
Doctoral advisorTheodore von Kármán
Hans W. Liepmann[1]
Doctoral studentsDonald L. Turcotte
Amable Liñán
Gary Flandro
P. N. Shankar
Sébastien Candel

Frank Earl Marble was an American scientist who worked in the field of aerodynamics and combustion. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1940 and Master's degree in Applied Mathematics in 1942, both from Case Institute of Technology. He obtained an engineer's degree in 1947 and PhD in 1948 under the supervision of Theodore von Kármán and Hans W. Liepmann from California Institute of Technology.[2][3][4][5]

Marble worked at Caltech until his retirement in 1989. He was an elected member of National Academy of Engineering (1974)[6] and National Academy of Sciences (1989).[7]


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