Ricardo A. Burdisso

Professor

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(540) 231-7355
rburdiss@vt.edu
153 Durham Hall (0710)
1145 Perry Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

 

 


Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1986
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech, 1984
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National University of Cordoba, 1981

 

Professional History

Aug. 2000  – Present         Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Aug. 1996  – July 2000     Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Aug. 1992  – July 1996      Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Aug. 1989  – July 1992      Research Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Sept. 1987 ‑ July 1989      Senior Engineer: Aerostructures, Inc., USA. The work involved: Finite Element Modeling and stress analysis of aircraft components using PATRAN and NASTRAN computer codes; fatigue damage and crack propagation studies; vibration analysis of aircraft subjected to shock loads.

Sept. 1986 ‑ Aug. 1987     Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Jan. 1983  ‑ June 1986     Research Assistant, Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

March 1981 ‑ Dec. 1982   Instructor in the School of Engineering of the National University of Cordoba, Argentina.

Feb. 1981 ‑ Feb. 1982       Junior Engineer: Structural Mechanics Group, National University of Cordoba‑ Atomic Energy Commission for seismic evaluation of Embalse Nuclear Power Plant, Argentina.

 

Research Areas of Expertise

Acoustics and Vibrations

Noise and Vibration Control

Noise source identification

Beamforming

Aerodynamic Noise

Structural dynamics

Wind Turbine Noise Measurements

 

Research Interests

Noise Control of Turbofan Engines

Aeroacoustic measurements in wind tunnels

Noise propagation and source localization in urban environment

Vibro-acoustic response of structures to sonic booms

Vibro-acoustic response of structures to wind turbine noise

Wind turbine noise modeling

Noise measurements from wind turbines

 

Professional Leadership

 

Professional Affiliations

Member, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Acoustical Society of America

Society of Automotive Engineers

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – AIAA

 

Awards and Honors

2005 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research from the College of Engineering of Virginia Tech.

Best Paper Award of 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition (ASME). The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Noise Control and Acoustics Division, November 2002.

Robert J. McGrattan Literature Award for the best paper of 1992 in the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.