It is with great sadness that we share with you the loss of a dear colleague and friend, Dr. Richard H. Pletcher. He was one of the pioneers and an internationally renowned expert in computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer and was not only inspirational in directing the careers and lives of so many of us but also a mentor, who was extremely supportive and kind to all. Richard, or Dick, as we all personally and collegially addressed him, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, having been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His 80 years of life is marked with multifaceted contributions to engineering, as his work helped advance computational techniques to solve challenging problems in aerospace and mechanical engineering. Dick is remembered for his large body of work in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, buoyant jets and plumes, turbulence modeling, separated flows, viscous–inviscid interactions, computational...

References

References
1.
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1987
, “
Recent Results in the Prediction of Turbulent Separated Flows
,”
Invited Lecture, 2nd Symposium on Transport Phenomena in Turbulent Flows: Theory, Experiment, and Numerical Simulation
, Tokyo, Japan, pp.
559
578
.
2.
Hall
,
E. J.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1985
, “
Application of a Viscous-Inviscid Interaction Procedure to Predict Separated Flows With Heat Transfer
,”
ASME J. Heat Transfer
,
107
(
3
), pp.
557
563
.
3.
Pletcher
,
R. H.
, and
Chen
,
K. H.
,
1993
, “
On Solving the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations for Unsteady Flows at Very Low Mach Numbers
,”
AIAA
Paper No. 93-3368-CP.
4.
Avancha
,
R. V. R.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
2002
, “
Large Eddy Simulation of the Turbulent Flow Past a Backward-Facing Step With Heat Transfer and Property Variations
,”
Int. J. Heat Fluid Flow
,
23
(
5
), pp.
601
614
.
5.
Dailey
,
L. D.
,
Meng
,
N.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
2003
, “
Large Eddy Simulation of Constant Heat Flux Turbulent Channel Flow With Property Variations: Quasi-Developed Model and Mean Flow Results
,”
ASME J. Heat Transfer
,
125
(
1
), pp.
27
38
.
6.
Lee
,
J. S.
,
Xu
,
X.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
2004
, “
Large Eddy Simulation of Heated Vertical Annular Pipe Flow in Fully Developed Turbulent Mixed Convection
,”
Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer
,
47
(
3
), pp.
437
446
.
7.
Liu
,
K.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
2004
, “
A Procedure to Establish Inflow Conditions for LES of Spatially Developing Turbulent Boundary Layers
,”
ASME
Paper No. HT-FED2004-56606.
8.
Chilukuri
,
R.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1980
, “
Numerical Solutions to the Partially Parabolized Navier Stokes Equations for Developing Flow in a Channel
,”
Numer. Heat Transfer
,
3
(
2
), pp.
169
188
.
9.
Chiu
,
I. T.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1986
, “
Prediction of Heat Transfer in Laminar Flow Over a Rearward Facing Step Using the Partially Parabolized Navier Stokes Equations
,”
Heat Transfer 1986, 8th International Heat Transfer Conference
, Hemisphere Publishing, Washington, DC, pp.
415
420
.
10.
Liu
,
X.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1986
, “
A Coupled Marching Procedure for the Partially Parabolized Navier Stokes Equations
,”
Numer. Heat Transfer
,
10
(
6
), pp.
539
556
.
11.
Madavan
,
N. K.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1983
, “
Prediction of Laminar Separated Flows Using the Partially Parabolized Navier Stokes Equations
,”
AIAA
Paper No. 83-1954.
12.
Malik
,
M. R.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1978
, “
Computation of Annular Turbulent Flows With Heat Transfer and Property Variations
,”
Heat Transfer 1978, Sixth International Heat Transfer Conference
, Hemisphere Publishing, Washington, DC, Vol.
2
, pp.
537
542
.
13.
Malik
,
M. R.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1980
, “
Calculation of Variable Property Heat Transfer in Ducts of Annular Cross Section
,”
Numer. Heat Transfer
,
3
(
2
), pp.
241
257
.
14.
Malik
,
M. R.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1981
, “
A Study of Some Turbulence Models for Flow and Heat Transfer in Ducts of Annular Cross-Section
,”
ASME J. Heat Transfer
,
103
(
1
), pp.
146
152
.
15.
Sherif
,
S. A.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1989
, “
Measurements of the Flow and Turbulence Characteristics of Round Jets in Crossflow
,”
ASME J. Fluids Eng.
,
111
(
2
), pp.
165
171
.
16.
Sherif
,
S. A.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1989
, “
Measurements of the Thermal Characteristics of Heated Turbulent Jets in Crossflow
,”
ASME J. Heat Transfer
,
111
(
4
), pp.
897
903
.
17.
Sherif
,
S. A.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1991
, “
Jet-Wake Thermal Characteristics of Heated Turbulent Jets in Crossflow
,”
J. Thermophys. Heat Transfer
,
5
(
2
), pp.
181
191
.
18.
Sherif
,
S. A.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1991
, “
A Hot-Wire/Film Probe Method for Measurement of Turbulent Stresses and Heat Fluxes in Nonisothermal Highly Three-Dimensional Flows
,”
Exp. Therm. Fluid Sci.
,
4
(
1
), pp.
127
134
.
19.
Sherif
,
S. A.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1998
, “
Measurements of the Thermal Characteristics of a Cooled Jet Discharged Into a Heated Cross-Flowing Water Stream
,”
Int. Commun. Heat Mass Transfer
,
25
(
4
), pp.
455
469
.
20.
Madni
,
I. K.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1977
, “
Buoyant Jets Discharging Nonvertically Into a Uniform, Quiescent Ambient—A Finite-Difference Analysis and Turbulence Modeling
,”
ASME J. Heat Transfer
,
99
(
4
), pp.
641
647
.
21.
Madni
,
I. K.
, and
Pletcher
,
R. H.
,
1977
, “
Prediction of Turbulent Forced Plumes Issuing Vertically Into Stratified or Uniform Ambients
,”
ASME J. Heat Transfer
,
99
(
1
), pp.
99
104
.
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