William Carlson

Professor Systems Engineering
Ceramic Engineering
Inamori School of Engineering


  • Penn State : Engineering Science and Mechanics
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Teaching mechanics and constructing algorithms. I'm primarily interested in numerical and matrix methods with engineering applications. Previous work has included: the cooling analysis of the Landsat 3 satellite, the structural dynamics of the Mod 5a wind turbine generator, the analysis of the free-piston Stirling heat engine, the design of piezotensegritic hydrophones, and, the investigation of the BS2 satellite capacitor reliability. More recent activities involve the non-linear wave mechanics of particle interactions.

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