Matthew Ringuette.

Matthew Ringuette

Associate Professor

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information

327 Jarvis Hall



Ph.D., Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 2004

Research Interests

Experimental fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, bio-inspired propulsion with applications to autonomous air and underwater vehicles, fluid-structure interactions, and high-speed flow.

Selected Publications

  • Chowdhury, J., Cook, L., and Ringuette, M. J.  “The Vortex Formation of an Unsteady Translating Plate with a Rotating Tip.”  AIAA Paper 2019-0348, Special Session: Unsteady Aerodynamics -- Surging and Surging/Pitching II, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech Forum), San Diego, CA, 7-11 Jan. 2019.* DOI: 10.2514/6.2019-0348
  • Jones, A., Manar, F., Phillips, N., Nakata, T., Bomphrey, R., Henningson, P., Ringuette, M. J., Percin, M., van Oudheusden, B., and Palmer, J.  “Leading Edge Vortex Evolution and Lift Production on Rotating Wings.”  AIAA Paper 2016-0288, 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (Part of Science and Technology Forum, SciTech), San Diego, CA, 4-8 Jan. 2016, Invited.  DOI: 10.2514/6.2016-0288
  • Carr, Z. R., DeVoria, A. C., and Ringuette, M. J.  “Aspect Ratio Effects on Rotating Wings: Circulation and Forces.”  J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 767, 2015, pp. 497-525. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2015.44
  • Dufrene, A., Holden, M., and Ringuette, M. J.  “Microwave Shock-Speed Diagnostic Development and Analysis of Expansion Tunnel Viscous Effects.”  AIAA J., Vol. 53, No. 3, 2015, pp. 573-587.  DOI: 10.2514/1.J053139
  • DeVoria, A. C., Carr, Z. R., and Ringuette, M. J.  “On Calculating Forces from the Flow Field with Application to Experimental Volume Data.”  J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 749, 2014, pp. 297-319.  DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2014.237
  • Carr, Z. R. and Ringuette, M. J.  “The Flow Structure of Low-Aspect-Ratio Rotating Wings from Dye Visualization.”  AIAA J., Vol. 52, No. 5, 2014, pp. 1081-1086.  DOI: 10.2514/1.J052592
  • DeVoria, A. C. and Ringuette, M. J.  “The Force and Impulse of a Flapping Plate Performing Advancing and Returning Strokes in a Quiescent Fluid.”  Exp. Fluids, Vol. 54:1515, 2013.  DOI: 10.1007/s00348-013-1515-5
  • DeVoria, A. C. and Ringuette, M. J.  “On the Flow Generated on the Leeward Face of a Rotating Flat Plate.”  Exp. Fluids, Vol. 54:1495, 2013.  DOI: 10.1007/s00348-013-1495-5
  • Carr, Z. R., Chen, C., and Ringuette, M. J.  “Finite-Span Rotating Wings: Three-Dimensional Vortex Formation and Variations with Aspect Ratio.”  Exp. Fluids, Vol. 54:1444, 2013.  DOI: 10.1007/s00348-012-1444-8
  • DeVoria, A. C. and Ringuette, M. J.  “Vortex Formation and Saturation for Low-Aspect-Ratio Rotating Flat-Plate Fins.”  Exp. Fluids, Vol. 52, 2012, pp. 441-462.  DOI: 10.1007/s00348-011-1230-z