William Craig Reynolds

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
William C. Reynolds
William Craig Reynolds.jpg
Born March 16, 1933
Berkeley, California
Died January 3, 2004 (2004-01-04) (aged 70)
Los Altos, California
Fields Fluid mechanics
Institutions Stanford University
Alma mater Stanford University
Doctoral advisor William M. Kays[1]
Stephen J. Kline[1]
Doctoral students Fazle Hussain
Parviz Moin
Notable awards Otto Laporte Award (1992)

William Craig Reynolds (March 16, 1933 – January 3, 2004) was a fluid physicist and mechanical engineer who specialized in turbulent flow and computational fluid dynamics. He completed his undergraduate degrees, as well as his doctorate, all at Stanford University, in 1954, 1955, and 1957, respectively, after which he joined the faculty.[2] He was chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1972 to 1982 and again from 1989 to 1992. Reynolds was one of the pioneers in Large eddy simulation for fluid modeling.[2] He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1979. He won the Fluid Engineering Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1989 and the Otto Laporte Award by the American Physical Society in 1992.


  1. ^ a b Reynolds, William Craig (September 1957). "Ph.D Dissertation: Heat Transfer in the Turbulent Incompressible Boundary Layer with Constant and Variable Wall Temperature". Stanford University: i–iii. 
  2. ^ a b Moin, P. (2007), "William C. Reynolds", Memorial Tributes: National Academy of Engineering, 11: 266–269 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]