Lt Col Jacob A. Freeman, Ph.d.

 

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Deputy Head and Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AFIT Appointment Date: 2015 (AFIT/ENY); BS Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1997; MS Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2003; PhD Aeronautical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2012. Lt Col Freeman’s research interests include computational fluid dynamics, optimization under uncertainty, and computational turbulence modeling. Lt Col Freeman has experience as the GPS deputy chief engineer; computational aircraft-store separation; computational, experimental and flight testing of a micro air vehicle; small-satellite testing, launch and operations; and as assistant professor of aeronautical engineering at the Air Force Academy; he also deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to support Operation Enduring Freedom and to US Central Command Headquarters in Florida as a military strategic planner. He is a member of AIAA.

Awards

Provisional Patent, “A Shape-Optimized Base Flap Geometry for Reducing Aerodynamic Drag of Tractor-Trailers” (2014, US Provisional Patent No. 61/992,970)

Publications

Welch, L.A., Freeman, J.A. and Beran, P.S., “Computational Optimization Under Uncertainty of an Active Flow Control Jet,” AIAA Paper 2017-3913, June 2017. DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-3913.

Freeman, J.A. and Roy, C.J., “Global optimization under uncertainty for tractor-trailer base flaps,” ASME Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, June 2016, pp. 021008-1 - 021008-16. DOI: 10.1115/1.4033289

Charest, B., Freeman, J., and O’Dowd, D., “GPS Update: Significant Service for Civil Users,” Journal of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, February 2014, pp. 31-33.

Freeman, J.A. and Roy, C.J., “Verification and validation of Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes turbulence models for external flow,” Aerospace Science & Technology, Vol. 32, 2014, pp. 84-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2013.11.004

Freeman, J.A. and Roy, C.J., “Global Optimization Under Uncertainty for Tractor-Trailer Base Flaps,” AIAA Paper 2013-1156, January 2013. DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-1156

Freeman, J.A., “Optimization Under Uncertainty and Total Predictive Uncertainty for a Tractor-Trailer Base-Drag Reduction Device,” PhD Dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, August 2012.

Freeman, J.A. and Roy, C.J., “Application of Optimization Under Uncertainty: 2-D Tractor-Trailer Base Flaps,” AIAA Paper 2012-0671, January 2012. DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-671

Freeman, J.A. and Roy, C.J., “Verification and Validation of RANS Turbulence Models in Commercial Flow Solvers,” AIAA Paper 2012-0462, January 2012. DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-462

Bergeron, K., Decker, R.K., Freeman, J.A., Hoke, C.M., Seidel, J., Morton, S.A. and McDaniel, D.M., “An Undergraduate Computational Aerodynamics Curriculum,” DoD High-Performance Computing Modernization Program (HPCMP) Users Group Conference, June 2008.

DeLuca, A.M., Reeder, M.F., Freeman, J.A. and Ol, M.V., “Flexible- and Rigid-Wing Micro Air Vehicle: Lift and Drag Comparison,” AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Engineering Note, Vol. 43, No. 2, March-April 2006. DOI: 10.2514/1.15643

Freeman, J.A., “Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics for Aircraft-Store Design, Analysis and Compatibility,” AIAA Paper 2006-0456, January 2006. DOI: 10.2514/6.2006-456

Freeman, J.A., “Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics in Support of Aircraft/Store Compatibility and Weapons Integration – 2005 Edition,” DoD HPCMP Users Group Conference, June 2005.

Freeman, J.A. and Jolly, B.A., “Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics in Support of Aircraft/Store Compatibility and Weapons Integration – 2004 Edition,” DoD HPCMP Users Group Conf, June 2004.

DeLuca, A.M., Reeder, M.F., Freeman, J.A., Bautista, I. and Simonich, M., “Experimental Investigation into the Aerodynamic Properties of a Flexible- and Rigid-Wing Micro Air Vehicle,” AIAA Paper 2004-2396, June 2004. DOI: 10.2514/6.2004-2396

Freeman, J.A.  “Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation of Vortex Breakdown for a Delta Wing at High Angle of Attack,” Master’s Thesis, Air Force Institute of Technology, March 2003.

Freeman, J.A., “MightySat II Soars Beyond Experimental Objectives: Preliminary Results,” AIAA Paper 2001-4629, August 2001. DOI: 10.2514/6.2001-4629

Freeman, J.A., Rudder, C.R. and Thomas, P.J., “MightySat II: On-Orbit Lab Bench for Air Force Research Laboratory,” Small-Satellite Conference Paper SSC00-I-2, Logan UT, August 2000.

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