# William F. Durand

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American naval officer and engineering instructor

## William F. Durand's AcademicInfluence.com Rankings

William F. Durandengineering Degrees

Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

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Civil Engineering

#470

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Applied Physics

#1923

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## William F. Durand's Degrees

- Bachelors Civil Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Masters Civil Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- PhD Civil Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

## Why Is William F. Durand Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, William Frederick Durand was a United States naval officer and pioneer mechanical engineer. He contributed significantly to the development of aircraft propellers. He was the first civilian chair of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, the forerunner of NASA.

## William F. Durand's Published Works

### Published Works

- Dynamics of Fluids (1934) (334)
- Aerodynamic theory : a general review of progress (1963) (63)
- Aerodynamic theory : a general review of progress under a grant of the Guggenheim Fund for the promotion of aeronautics (1934) (29)
- Theory of Dimensions (1934) (28)
- Limits of Performance (1935) (20)
- Experimental research on air propellers (13)
- Airfoils and Airfoil Systems of Finite Span (1935) (8)
- Tests on air propellers in yaw (5)
- Problems of Non-Uniform and of Curvilinear Motion (1935) (5)
- Comparison of tests on air propellers in flight with wind tunnel model tests on similar forms (4)
- Some Outstanding Problems in Aeronautics (1918) (4)
- Fluid Mechanics, Part I (1934) (3)
- ROBERT HENRY THURSTON'S EIGHTEEN YEARS AT CORNELL. (1939) (2)
- RESPONSE TO ADDRESSES OF WELCOME. (1936) (2)
- Approximate Methods for the Treatment of Differential Equations (2)
- Ellipsoids of Revolution (1934) (2)
- Aerostatics: Structure of the Atmosphere (1934) (1)
- Interaction Between Air Propellers and Airplane Structures (1)
- Theory of the Wake (1935) (1)
- Why the engineer? (1936) (1)
- Shock or Water Ram in Pipe Lines with Imperfect Reflection at the Discharge End and Including the Effects of Friction and Non-Uniform Change of Valve Opening. (1920) (1)
- A proof of the theorem regarding the distribution of lift over the span for minimum induced drag (1931) (1)
- Tests on thirteen navy type model propellers (1)
- Airplane as a whole General View Of Mutual Interactions among Constituent Systems (1936) (1)
- Basic Ideas of Wing Theory: Flow around an Airfoil (1935) (1)
- Ellipsoid With Three Unequal Axes (1934) (1)
- THE DEVELOPMENT OF OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE LAWS OF FLUID MECHANICS. (1933) (1)
- Symmetric or Pitching Moments (1935) (0)
- Performance from Power Graphs (1935) (0)
- The Applications of Science (1917) (0)
- Motion of Solids in a Fluid (1934) (0)
- Applied airfoil theory, airplane body (non-lifting system) drag and influence on lifting system, airplane propellers, influence of the propeller on other parts of the airplane structure (1963) (0)
- Period of Classic Hydrodynamics: From the End of the XVII Century to the End of the XIX Century (1934) (0)
- Steady Motions and Limiting Accelerations (1935) (0)
- Application of Conformal Transformation to Fields of Flow (1934) (0)
- Theory of Airplane Wings of Infinite Span (1935) (0)
- The Complex Variable (x + iy) (0)
- The Oswald Method (1935) (0)
- Graphical determination of the index of the power according to which one quantity varies relative to another to another (1897) (0)
- Hydraulics: Hydraulics . By George E. Russell. 5th edition. 468 pp. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1942. (1943) (0)
- Kinematics of Fluids (1934) (0)
- Influence of Principal Factors on Performance (0)
- Three-Dimensional Fields of Flow (1934) (0)
- Discussion of "Naval Architecture: Experiments on Vibration of the Japanese Torpedo-Boat Destroyers, Marusame and Hayatori" (1905) (0)
- Plane Irrotational Flow (0)
- Resolutions of the Faculty of Cornell University on the Death of Professor Robert H. Thurston (1903) (0)
- Lateral Motion of Surfaces of Revolution (1934) (0)
- Mathematical Foundation of the Theory of Wings with Finite Span (1935) (0)
- Researches on the performance of the screw propeller (0)
- SCIENCE AND CIVILIZATION. (1926) (0)
- Combination Fields of Flow Continued—Kutta-Joukowski Theorem (1934) (0)
- America's air service (0)
- The screw propeller: With special reference to aëroplane propulsion (1914) (0)
- The Joseph Henry Fund of the National Academy of Sciences (1921) (0)
- Range and Endurance (1935) (0)
- The Asymmetric or Lateral Moments (1935) (0)
- Sources and Vortices (0)
- Period of Early Thought: From Antiquity to the End of the XVII Century (1934) (0)
- Derivation of Potentials by Indirect Methods (1934) (0)
- The outlook in fluid mechanics (1939) (0)
- The Development of the Vortex System Downstream of the Airfoil (1935) (0)
- Numerical Solution of the Symmetric Equations of Chapter V (0)
- Why the Engineer? (1936) (0)
- RESOLUTIONS OF THE FACULTY OF CORNELL UNIVERSITY ON THE DEATH OF PROFESSOR ROBERT H. THURSTON. (1903) (0)
- Period of Modern Aerodynamics: From the End of the XIX Century Onward (1934) (0)
- The Equations of Motion with Solutions for Small Disturbances from Steady Symmetric Flight (1935) (0)
- Discussion of President McAdie9s address (1915) (0)
- Vector Algebra: Two Dimensional Vectors (1934) (0)
- Particle Paths, Fields of Flow Relative to Axes Fixed in Fluid (1934) (0)
- Integration of Partial Derivative Expressions (1934) (0)
- Comparison of model propeller tests with airfoil theory (0)
- Empirical-Theoretical Method (1935) (0)
- Free Flight-Simple Discussion (1935) (0)
- Combination Fields of Flow (1934) (0)
- Numerical Solutions of the Asymmetric Equations (0)
- Robert Henry Thurston: A Biography, the Record of a Life of Achievement as Engineer, Educator, and Author (0)
- THE ENGINEER AND CIVILIZATION (1925) (0)
- Fluid Motion With Axial Symmetry (0)

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