ESP Biography

DANIEL MITCHELL, Australian Fulbright Scholar doing PhD @ Stanford

Major: Aerospace ENgineering

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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E361: Explosions, flames, jets and shockwaves - Aerospace Engineering in Splash! Spring 2009 (Apr. 04 - 05, 2009)
Do you like to see things explode? Would you like to see some things explode and then learn a little about why they did? Are you not frightened by loud noises and bright flashes? Then read on. This class will cover the fundamental sciences of combustion and fluid mechanics, and how they combine to form the engineering fields of aerodynamics and propulsion. From rockets to scramjets, frisbees to supersonic aircraft, you will learn the basic science that drives all aerospace. The class will include a series of live demonstrations, videos, as well as just a little bit of math ;) Please bring basic construction materials (construction paper, tape, scissors, paperclips etc) for the paper-airplane competition.

S114: Fire and Flow - From gliders to rockets: Aerospace in action. in Splash! Fall 2008 (Oct. 18, 2008)
If you've ever wanted to watch a crazy Australian set fire to the stage, this is the class for you! The field of aerospace engineering contains a wide array of interesting examples of fluid mechanical and combustion phenomena. This class will provide an overview of the role that combustion (burning things) and fluid mechanics (the motion of gases and liquids) play in helping aircraft and rockets take flight. The class will include some live demonstrations of basic combustion experiments, as well as videos and possibly some hands on exercises.