Richard was born in Elkhart, Indiana on May 21, 1935 to Raymond Harold Pletcher and Annabelle Mary Pletcher. He attended Purdue University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1957. He married Carol Robbins on June 9, 1957 in Elkhart and the couple soon thereafter moved to California so that he could report for active duty in the U.S. Navy. Dick proudly served as Ensign and Lieutenant (junior grade) for 3 years with amphibious forces in the Pacific. He served as engineering officer of a landing craft utility division and assistant gunnery officer on a landing ship dock. After military service, Dick attended graduate school at Cornell University where he received M.S. (1962) and Ph.D. (1967) degrees. During his doctoral studies, he was employed as an instructor by Cornell University for 3 years. He also worked as a senior research engineer...

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Application of a Viscous-Inviscid Interaction Procedure to Predict Separated Flows With Heat Transfer
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,
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,”
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,
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,”
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,
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,
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,
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,”
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,”
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,
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,
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Measurements of the Flow and Turbulence Characteristics of Round Jets in Crossflow
,”
ASME J. Fluids Eng.
,
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16.
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,
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, and
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,
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, “
Measurements of the Thermal Characteristics of Heated Turbulent Jets in Crossflow
,”
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,
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, and
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,
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,
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Jet-Wake Thermal Characteristics of Heated Turbulent Jets in Crossflow
,”
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,
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,
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, and
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,
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,
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, “
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,”
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,
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19.
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,
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, and
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,
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,
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, “
Measurements of the Thermal Characteristics of a Cooled Jet Discharged Into a Heated Cross-Flowing Water Stream
,”
Int. Commun. Heat Mass Transfer
,
25
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20.
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,
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, and
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,
R. H.
,
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, “
Buoyant Jets Discharging Nonvertically Into a Uniform, Quiescent Ambient—A Finite-Difference Analysis and Turbulence Modeling
,”
ASME J. Heat Transfer
,
99
(
4
), pp.
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.
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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