Bernard Parent

Associate Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Bernard Parent obtained his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at McGill University in 1996, and his PhD at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies in 2002. During his PhD, he developed a CFD code to simulate chemicallyreacting turbulent flows in scramjets. From 2003 to August 2019 he worked in several locations including Princeton University, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Pusan National University where his research focused on extending his CFD code to handle plasma effects. Since August 2019, he has been a faculty member at University of Arizona where he is active in simulating plasma flow control, plasmaassisted combustion, and reentry flows.
Degrees
 Ph.D. Aerospace Science and Engineering
 University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 Computational Study of Fuel Injection in a Shcramjet Inlet
 M.S. Aerospace Science and Engineering
 University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
 Numerical Simulation of HighSpeed Hydrogen/Air Planar Parallel Turbulent Mixing Using the BaldwinLomax Model
 B.S. Mechanical Engineering
 McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Interests
Teaching
Fluid mechanics, Numerical Analysis, Thermodynamics, Gas Dynamics, Plasma dynamics, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Research
Computational Fluid Dynamics, Hypersonic Flows, Plasma Flows, Reactive Flows
Courses
Gasdynamics
AME 323 (Spring 2023)
AME 323 (Spring 2022)
Directed Research
AME 492 (Summer I 2020)
Fundamentals Fluid Mech
AME 536A (Fall 2022)
AME 536A (Fall 2021)
AME 536A (Fall 2020)
AME 536A (Fall 2019)
AME 536B (Spring 2023)
AME 536B (Spring 2022)
AME 536B (Spring 2021)
AME 536B (Spring 2020)
Independent Study
AME 699 (Summer I 2022)
Research
AME 900 (Spring 2023)
AME 900 (Fall 2022)
AME 900 (Spring 2022)
AME 900 (Fall 2021)
AME 900 (Spring 2021)
AME 900 (Fall 2020)
AME 900 (Spring 2020)
AME 900 (Fall 2019)
Master's Report
AME 909 (Fall 2021)
Dissertation
AME 920 (Spring 2023)
AME 920 (Fall 2022)
AME 920 (Spring 2022)
Selected Publications
Chapters
 Parent, B. (2022). Driftdiffusion models and methods. In Plasma Modeling (Second Edition): Methods and applications. IOP Publishing.
Journals/Publications
 Parent, B., Thoguluva Rajendran, P., & Omprakas, A. (2022). Electron losses in hypersonic flows. Physics of Fluids, 34(1), 016110.
 Parent, B. (2021). Electron heating and cooling in hypersonic flows. Physics of Fluids, 33(4), 046105.
 Parent, B., & Hanquist, K. M. (2021). Plasma Sheath Modelling for Computational Aerothermodynamics and Magnetohydrodynamics. International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics, 35(5), 331348.
 Parent, B. (2018). Positivitypreserving dual time stepping schemes for gas dynamics. Journal of Computational Physics, 361, 391411.
 Parent, B. (2016). Multidimensional HighResolution Schemes for Viscous Hypersonic Flows. AIAA Journal, 55(1), 141152.
 Parent, B., Shneider, M. N., & Macheret, S. O. (2016). Detailed modeling of plasmas for computational aerodynamics. AIAA Journal, 54(3), 898911.
 Parent, B., Macheret, S. O., & Shneider, M. N. (2015). Modeling weaklyionized plasmas in magnetic field: A new computationallyefficient approach. Journal of Computational Physics, 300, 779799.
 Parent, B. (2014). Multidimensional Flux Difference Splitting Schemes. AIAA Journal, 53(7), 19361948.
 Parent, B., Macheret, S. O., & Shneider, M. N. (2014). Electron and ion transport equations in computational weaklyionized plasmadynamics. Journal of Computational Physics, 259, 5169.
 Parent, B. (2013). Positivitypreserving flux difference splitting schemes. Journal of Computational Physics, 243, 194209.
 Parent, B., Shneider, M. N., & Macheret, S. O. (2013). Sheath governing equations in computational weaklyionized plasmadynamics. Journal of Computational Physics, 232(1), 234251.
 Kim, M., & Parent, B. (2012). Comparison between Wilcox к$omega$ turbulence models for supersonic flows. Journal of the Korean Society for Aeronautical & Space Sciences, 40(5), 375384.
 Parent, B. (2012). Positivitypreserving highresolution schemes for systems of conservation laws. Journal of Computational Physics, 231(1), 173189.
 Parent, B. (2011). Positivitypreserving fluxlimited method for compressible fluid flow. Computers & Fluids, 44(1), 238247.
 Parent, B., Macheret, S. O., & Shneider, M. N. (2011). Ambipolar diffusion and drift in computational weaklyionized plasmadynamics. Journal of Computational Physics, 230(22), 80108027.
Proceedings Publications
 Thoguluva, R. P., & Parent, B. (2023). RAMCII and OREX Flight Tests: Comparison of Probe Currents to CFD Simulations. In AIAA SCITECH 2023 Forum.
 Moses, R. W., Cheatwood, F. M., Johnston, C. O., Macheret, S. O., Parent, B., Little, J., Williams, R. A., Green, J. S., Austin, M., & Aldrin, A. (2022). New MHD Lift Concept for More Efficient Missions to Mars and Neptune. In AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum.
 Parent, B., Rajendran, P. T., Moses, R. W., Johnston, C. O., Cheatwood, F. M., Macheret, S. O., & Little, J. (2022). Effect of Plasma Sheaths on Earth Reentry MHD Processes. In AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum.
 Rodr'iguez, F., & Parent, B. (2022). Use of Fuel Injection to Attenuate Scramjet Inlet Recirculations. In AIAA Aviation.
 Parent, B., Hanquist, K. M., Rajendran, P. T., & Martin, L. E. (2021). Effect of Cesium Seeding on Plasma Density in Hypersonic Boundary Layers. In AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum.
 Parent, B., Omprakas, A., & Hanquist, K. M. (2020). FullyCoupled Simulation of Plasma Discharges, Turbulence, and Combustion in a Scramjet Combustor. In AIAA AVIATION 2020 FORUM.
 Parent, B., Tsakagiannis, V., & Nguyen, V. T. (2020). Thermal Plasma Sheaths in Hypersonic Boundary Layers: A Preliminary Numerical Study. In AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum.
 Parent, B. (2019). Making a Flux PositivityPreserving: A General Purpose Filter for the Euler Equations. In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum.
 Parent, B., Shneider, M. N., & Macheret, S. O. (2018). Large Eddy Simulation of Boundary Layer Transition Induced by DBD Plasma Actuators. In 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.
 Parent, B., Macheret, S. O., & Shneider, M. N. (2015). Simulation of Plasma Flow Control: A New Computationally Efficient Approach. In 45th AIAA Thermophysics Conference.
 Choi, J. Y., Parent, B., Cho, D. R., Kang, K., Shin JR, ., Lee, S. H., & Yi, T. H. (2008). Detonation Wave Studies for CVC Engines of TBCC. In Proceedings of the Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers Conference.
 Choi, J. Y., Parent, B., Won, S. H., & Lee, S. H. (2008). Research Activities and Directions of Turbulent Combustion and Hydrocarbon Fuels in Scramjet Engine. In Proceedings of the Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers Conference.
 Choi, J., Noh, J., & Parent, B. (2008). Review on the Hypersonic Propulsion System Development Plan of DARPA. In Proceedings of the Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers Conference.
 Harris, P., Farinaccio, R., Stowe, R., Sislian, J., Link, R., Alexander, D., Donahue, L., & Parent, B. (2008). Structure of conical oblique detonation waves. In 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit.
 Parent, B., & Choi, J. (2008). Potential of MHD in Improving the Performance of and Generating Power in Scramjets. In Proceedings of the Korean Society of Propulsion Engineers Conference.
Awards
 Editor's pick award
 Physics of Fluids, Spring 2022
 Best Paper of the Year Award
 AIAA, Spring 2021