Dr. Michael F. Kerho Joins Eidetics' Research and Development
May 1, 1999 - Dr.
Michael F. Kerho joins Eidetics' research and development team as an Engineering
Research Specialist. Dr. Kerho received his BS degree in Aerospace Engineering
from the University of Southern California, and his MS and Ph. D degrees in Aeronautical
and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. His extensive hands on experimental and applied aerodynamics
experience encompasses low speed through transonic flight regimes and includes
test planning, model design and data acquisition, final reduction, flight
correlation, and statistical quality analysis. Dr. Kerho’s testing experience
encompasses tunnel calibration, boundary layer and transition work, airfoil and
aircraft development, and unsteady testing. He has hands-on experience with
Laser Doppler Velocimetry, electronically scanned pressure systems, hot-wire and
hot-film anemometry systems, strain gage force/moment balance systems, and flow
visualization methods including fluorescent dye and oil techniques, neutrally
buoyant bubble applications, laser techniques, smoke and tuft methods, and
temperature sensitive paint.
In addition to his experimental background, Dr. Kerho has computational
experience with inverse airfoil design codes, 3-D panel, and overset Navier-Stokes
CFD codes encompassing simple 2-D airfoils to full configuration 3-D aircraft.
Beginning in 1989 while at the University of Southern California, Dr. Kerho
worked with low Reynolds number airfoil designs in an experimental study to
alleviate the presence of laminar separation bubbles using sub-boundary layer
vortex generators. While at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Dr.
Kerho performed extensive experimental and computational studies on ice
accretion modeling and of the effects of ice accretion on airfoil and aircraft
aerodynamics and performance under grants from NASA Lewis Research center. These
studies included intensive boundary-layer and transition work on low speed
airfoil designs with iced, artificially roughened, and clean configurations.
Also, multiple studies of the performance of iced airfoil and wing aerodynamics
were performed in various facilities including several entries in the NASA Glenn
Icing Research Tunnel. As a senior engineer/scientist at McDonnell Douglas/The
Boeing Company, Dr. Kerho managed test campaigns for advanced transport and
military aircraft for both subsonic and transonic flight regimes and performed
analytical and experimental investigations of aircraft from conceptual design
through testing. He performed extensive computational fluid dynamics and wind
tunnel to flight correlation studies and developed statistical data reduction
and simulation software.