FACULTY: Curriculum Vitae

David W. Riggins

Curators Teaching Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Missouri University of Science & Technology
184 Toomey Hall
400 W. 13th Street
Rolla, MO 65409-0500
Phone: 573-341-6684 / Fax: 573-341-4607 / Email: rigginsd@mst.edu

Research Interest:

Fluid dynamics, aerospace propulsion, high-speed propulsion, hypersonics, scramjets, second-law analysis, aerospace engine performance, multi-disciplinary analysis/optimization, combustion modeling, computational fluid dynamics, numerical methods, parallel/multi-computing

Education:

- Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Virginia Tech (VPI&SU) (1998) 
- M.S. in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Virginia Tech (VPI&SU) (1982)
- B.S. in Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Virginia Tech (VPI&SU) (1981)

Employment/Research Experience:

- University of Missouri Curators’ Teaching Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Appointed December 2013
- Director of NASA Missouri Space Grant and EPSCoR programs, September 2013 - present
- Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri – Rolla), Rolla, MO, August 2000 - present
- Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Tennessee – Knoxville, TN, August 1999- July 2000
- Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, August 1996-July 2000
- Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO, August 1990-July 1996
- Research Scientist, Analytical Services and Materials, Hampton, VA, June 1988-August 1990
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, September 1985-June 1988
- Mechanical Engineer, Vehicle Technology Division, Hydromechanics Branch, Naval Coastal Systems Center (NCSC), Panama City, Fl, January 1983-August 1985
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Blacksburg, VA, June 1981-October 1982
- Test Engineer, Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Surface Ship Test Division, Newport News, VA, June 1980-September 1980

Honors and Awards: 

University Teaching Awards

- Sigma Gamma Tau Outstanding Teacher Award 1991-92
- Letter of Commendation for Exceptional Teaching Effectiveness from CET (Campus) 1992-1993, UMR
- Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence from CET (Campus), 1994-1995, UMR
- Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence from CET (Campus), 1996-1997, UMR
- Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence from CET (Campus), 1998-1999, UMR
- Outstanding Teacher Award in Aerospace Engineering from Sigma Gamma Tau, 2002
- UMR Outstanding Teaching Award (Campus), 2001-2002
- Outstanding Teacher Award in Aerospace Engineering from Sigma Gamma Tau, 2003
- UMR Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus), 2002-2003
- Dean of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, University of Missouri – Rolla, 2004
- Letter of Congratulations from MSM-UMR Alumni Association for Teaching Capability Based on Survey of UMR Alumni, 2004
- UMR Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus), 2006-2007
- S&T Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2007-2008
- S&T Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2008-2009
- S&T Outstanding Teacher Award (Campus) 2009-2010
- S&T Outstanding Teaching Award (Campus) 2010-2011
- S&T 2011 Faculty Teaching Award (Campus)

Letters of Commendation were given to faculty who are within the selection level for the campus Outstanding Teaching Award, but who did not meet some additional requirement(s), including only consideration of lecture (not laboratory) teaching, and a minimum required number of courses; in the 1990’s part of my teaching responsibilities including senior design laboratory, as well as significant release of courses using sponsored research funds.

Awards and Recognition for Teaching-Related Activities in Professional Forums

- Invited AIAA Professional Studies Series Course Leader, "Computational Methods in  Combustion: Gas Turbines, Ramjets, and Scramjets," July 14-15, 1990.
- Invited Lecturer at von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in Belgium, "Supersonic Combustor Modeling," February 1990.
- Invited Lecturer for Hypersonic Propulsion Short Course at NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, August 1997, August 1998.
- Invited Lecturer at NASA Glenn Research Center:  Topic – Second Law Modeling and CFD, 2000.
- Received Letter of Appreciation from Joint-Army-Navy-NASA-AirForce (JANNAF) for support on Scramjet Test Standards (Publication 710), 2003
- Invited Lecturer at 2003 Gordon Research Conference; Modern Developments in Thermodynamics, Il Ciocco, Italy, May 2003
- Received Certificate from the Joint-Army-Navy-NASA-AirForce (JANNAF) Airbreathing Propulsion Subcommittee for “Outstanding Sustained Contributions to the Airbreathing Propulsion Subcommittee and Dedicated Service to JANNAF”, December, 2003
- Invited Lecturer at International Conference on Optimization Using Exergy-Based Methods and    Computational Fluid Dynamics, Berlin, Germany, Oct. 20-23, 2009
- Invited Lecturer: NASA Langley Research Directorate, Seminar Series on Mixing Enhancement, March 30, 2012.
- Invited Lecturer: Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics Lecture Series, Physics-Based Modeling &Simulation for Aerospace Systems, 21-23 August, 2012 

Other Honors, Awards, and Recognition

- Member of Sigma Gamma Tau (National Honor Society of Aeronautical Engineering)
- Received "Certificate for Outstanding Performance" in "recognition of exceptional achievement through outstanding performance of major duties during the period June 1, 1983 to May 31, 1984" from the Department of the Navy, Naval Coastal Systems Center.
- Received "Certificate of Special Achievement"  having "performed service beyond that required in the fulfillment of duties, and having made an outstanding contribution to the Department of the Navy ... for sustained superior performance" (awarded in 1984) from the Department of the Navy, Naval Coastal Systems Center.
- Received "Best Paper Award" at 25th AIAA/ASME, SAE/ASEE Joint propulsion Conference, Monterey, CA, for "Mixing Enhancement in a Supersonic Combustor.", 1989.
- NASA Group Achievement Award, "In recognition of an exceptional team effort in providing an analytical assessment of the design and performance potential of the National Aero-Space Plane vehicles with emphasis on propulsion systems," 1989.
- Received UMR Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers, Faculty Service Excellence Award; “For outstanding contributions, sustained efforts and demonstrated leadership in the service of students, faculty, and staff, toward enhancing the national reputation and visibility of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri”– Rolla, October, 2003 

Professional Activities 

- Faculty Advisor for AIAA Student Branch at Missouri S&T/UMR, Jan 2006 – 2012
- Senior Member AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) (1996-2013)
AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power Associate Editor (1998-2001)
- Member AIAA Air-Breathing Technical Committee (1996-1998)
- Member/Chair AIAA Air-Breathing Education Subcommittee (1998)
- Member AIAA Air-Breathing Ram/Scramjet Subcommittee (1996-1998)
- Chair/Organizer JANNAF (Joint-Army-Navy-NASA-AirForce ) Workshops on Scramjet Performance
- Member/Subcommittee Chair/JANNAF Scramjet Engine Test Standards Working Group (1998-)
- Member/JANNAF Test Medium Effects Working Group (2001-) (current co-chair)
- Member/JANNAF Engine Cycle Code Panel (2002-)

Courses Taught/Academic Level/Year Taught:

- Aircraft and Space Vehicle Propulsion/Required-Senior/1990-2013
- Aerospace Propulsion Systems/Elective-Senior and Graduate/1991, 1995-1999, 2001-8, 2010-13
- Gas Dynamics/Doctoral/1993, 2009
- Thermofluid Mechanics II/Elective-Senior and Graduate/1991, 2004
- Aerospace Systems Design I/Required-Senior/1992
- Aerospace Systems Design II/Required-Senior/1993
- Computational Fluid Dynamics Methods and Applications/Doctoral/1994
- Compressible Aerodynamics/Required – Junior/2000-3
- Aerospace Vehicle Performance/Required-Sophomore/1995-2001, 2003-2013
- Thermo-fluid Dynamics of Advanced Aerospace Propulsion Systems/Doctoral/2006, 2007 

Overall Student Evalutaion of Teaching (2004-2013, last nine years): 

3.63/4.0 (average from over 1000 students, all courses taught; department average approx. 2.8/4.0)

RECENT NOTABLE UNIVERSITY, CAMPUS, AND DEPARTMENT SERVICE

Department

- Chair of Department Aerospace Committee (Current, 2008-2009)
- Chair of Department Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee (2010-2013)
- Chair of Strategic Planning Committee for Department (2011-2012)
- Chair of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Promotion and Tenure Committee (2011-current)
- Chair of Aerospace Engineering Search Committee (2011, 2012)
- Chair of Fluid Dynamics Search Committee (2012, 2013)
- Department Program Assessment Committee (PAC) 2002-2010
- Faculty Advisor for AIAA Student Branch (2005-2012)
- Freshman Engineering Advisor (2001-present)

Campus/University

- Engineering Area Promotion and Tenure Sub-committee (2010 and 2011)
- Campus Promotion and Tenure Committee (2010 and 2011)
- Campus Faculty Teaching Awards Committee (Teaching) 2012
- Campus Ethics Committee

Prior Service

Less recent service (concluded) activities include chairing AE Technical Committee, chairing Fluids Technical Committee, chairing AE Search Committees (3 searches prior to 2011), serving on Department Graduate, Computer, and Advisory Committees, School of Engineering Agenda and Nominating Committee, serving as Departmental Faculty Secretary)

Journal/Book Publications:

- Riggins, D. W., Camberos, J., Wolff, M., Bowcutt, K., “Mission-Integrated Exergy Analysis for Hypersonic Vehicles:  Methodology and Application”, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 610-620, May-June 2013.
- Physics-Based Modeling and Simulation for Aerospace Systems, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Lecture Series 2012-05, Editors: Camberos, Wolff, Paniagua, High-Speed Aero-Propulsion Integration, ISBN-13 978-2-87516-038-6, 2012
- Marley, C., and Riggins, D. W., “Numerical Study of Novel Drag Reduction Techniques for Hypersonic Blunt Bodies”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 49, No. 9, pp. 1871-1882, September 2011.
- Riggins, D. W., Camberos, J., Moorhouse, D., “Entropy Generation and Aerospace Vehicle Performance”, Chapter 6, Volume 238, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series, Exergy Analysis and Design Optimization for Aerospace Vehicles and Systems, AIAA, 2011, Reston, Virginia, pp. 181-227.
- Riggins, D.W., Moorhouse, D., Camberos, J., and von Spakovsky, M., “Optimization Utilizing  Entropy-Generation Minimization for Maximum Performance of Hypersonic Vehicles”, Chapter 7, Volume 238, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series, Exergy Analysis and Design Optimization for Aerospace Vehicles and Systems, AIAA, 2011, Reston, Virginia, pp. 229-273.
- Riggins, D.W., Camberos, J., Moorhouse, D., “Characterization of Aerospace Vehicle Performance and Mission Analysis Using Exergy”, Chapter 8, Volume 238, AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series, Exergy Analysis and Design Optimization for Aerospace Vehicles and Systems, AIAA, 2011, Reston, Virginia, pp. 275-307.
- Riggins, D.W., Camberos, J., Moorhouse, D., “The Characterization of Aerospace Vehicle Performance and Mission Analysis Using Thermodynamic Availability”, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 904-916, May-June 2010.
- Riggins, D.W., Moorhouse, D.J., and Camberos, J.A., “The Characterization of Aerospace Vehicle Performance Using Exergy”, International Studies in Science and Engineering: Optimization Using Exergy-Based Methods and Computational Fluid Dynamics”, pp. 151-161, ISBN 978-3-86948-050-3, Papierflieger Verlag, 2009.
- Khamooshi, A., Taylor, T., Riggins, D.W., “Innovative Concepts for Large-Scale Drag and Heat Transfer Reduction in High-Speed Flows”,  AIAA Journal , Vol. 45, No. 10, pp. 2401-2413, October 2007.
- Riggins, D., Taylor, T., Moorhouse, D., Terhune, L., “Methods for the Design of Energy Efficient High-Speed Aerospace Vehicles”, Aeronautical Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society, May 2007, pp 297-309.
- Riggins, D., Taylor, T., and Moorhouse, D., "Methodology for Performance Analysis of Aerospace Vehicles Using the Laws of Thermodynamics", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 953-963, 2006.
- Riggins, D., Wilson, C., Roth, B., and McDonald, Robert, “Performance Characterization of Turboshaft Engines Using Work Potential Methods”,  Journal of the American Helicopter Society, Vol. 50, No. 4, pp. 315-325, October 2005.
- Riggins, D.W., Analysis of the Magneto-Hydrodynamic (MHD) Energy Bypass Engine for High-Speed Air-Breathing Propulsion, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 779-792, 2004.
- Riggins, D.W., The Thermodynamic Continuum of Jet Engine Performance: The Principle of Lost Work due to Irreversibility in Aerospace Systems, International Journal of Thermodynamics, Vol. 6 (No. 3), pp. 107-120, 2003.
- Riggins, D.W. (co-author – Chapter 3 – “Underlying Fundamentals”) Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Scramjet Engine Test Standards; CPIA Publication 710, first edition published March, 2002.
- Riggins, D.W. (co-author – Chapter 4 – “Analysis of Scramjet Engines”) Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Scramjet Engine Test Standards; CPIA Publication 710, first edition published March 2002.
- Meyer, B., Nelson, H.F., and Riggins, D.W., Hypersonic Drag and Heat Transfer Reduction Using a Forward Facing Jet, AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 680-687, 2001.
- Riggins, D. W. and Nelson, H. F., Hypersonic Flow Control Using Upstream Focused Energy Deposition, AIAA Journal,  Vol. 38, No. 4, pp. 723-725, 2000.
- Scott, T. and Riggins, D. W., Work Interaction in Quasi-One-Dimensional Flows, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 16, No. 6, pp. 1053-1059, 2000.
- Riggins, D. W., Nelson, H. F., and Johnson, E., Blunt Body Wave Drag Reduction Using Focused Energy Deposition, AIAA Journal, Vol. 37, No. 4, pp. 460-467, 1999.
- Riggins, D. W., McClinton, C. R., and Vitt, P. H., Thrust Losses in Hypersonic Engines Part 1: Methodology, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 281-287, 1997.
- Riggins, D. W., Thrust Losses in Hypersonic Engines Part 2: Applications, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 288-295, 1997.
- Riggins, D. W., Evaluation of Performance Loss Methods for High-Speed Engines and Engine Components, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 296-304, 1997.
- Riggins, D. W. and Vitt, P. H.,  Vortex Generation and Mixing in Three-Dimensional Supersonic Combustors, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 419-426, 1995.
- Riggins, D. W., McClinton, C. R., Bittner, R. D. and Rogers, C. R., Investigation of Scramjet Injection Strategies for High Mach Number Flows,  AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 409-418, 1995.
- Riggins, D. W., Underwood, M., McMillin, B., Reeves, L., and Lu, E., Modeling of Supersonic Combustor Flows Using Parallel Computing,  Computing Systems in Engineering Journal, Vol. 3, Nos. 1-4, pp. 217-229, 1992.
- Drummond, J. P., Carpenter, M. H., and Riggins, D. W., Mixing and Mixing Enhancement in Supersonic Reacting Flowfields,  Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics Series; High-Speed Flight Propulsion Systems, Vol. 137, pp. 383-455, 1991.
- Riggins, D. W., Walters, R. W., and Pelletier, D.,  Efficient Use of Direct Solvers for the Calculation of Compressible Flows,  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astro­nautics Journal, 29, 2, 311, February 1991. 

Refereed/Published Conference Papers/Presentations: 

- Exergy Analysis of A Turbojet Engine Modeled as a Lumped Parameter System, Christopher Marley and David Riggins, AIAA Paper 2012-1122, 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, 9 -12 Jan 2012.
- Mission-Integrated Exergy Analysis for Hypersonic Vehicles; Methodology and Application, David Riggins, Jose Camberos, Mitch Wolff, AIAA Paper 2012-1121, 50the Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nashville, TN, 9 -12 Jan 2012.
- Von Spakovsky, M., Riggins, D., and Marley, C., “Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics Related to On-Demand Systems”, AIAA Paper 2010-289, January 2010.
- Baker, M., Riggins, D. and Camberos, J., “High-Speed Aerodynamic Analysis Using Exergy Balance with Hypersonic Panel Code”, AIAA Paper 2007-408, January 8-11, 2007.
- Baker, M., Huang, J., Riggins, D. and Camberos, J., “Second-Law Methods for the Analysis and Design of Hypersonic Vehicles”, AIAA Paper 2007-4055, June 25-28, 2007.
- Riggins, D., Tackett, R., Taylor, T., and Auslender, A., “Thermodynamic Analysis of Dual-Mode Scramjet Engine Operation and Performance”, AIAA Paper 2006-8059, November 8, 2006.
- Riggins, D., Camberos, J., and Baker, M., “Analysis of Power Losses and Wake Entropy Production for Hypersonic Flight Vehicles”, AIAA Paper 2006-7904, November 8, 2006.
- Riggins, D., Taylor, T., Moorhouse, D., Terhune, L., “Methods for the Design of Energy Efficient High-Speed Aerospace Vehicles”, International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS) 2006 Congress Proceedings, Paper 2006-7.10.1, Hamburg, Germany, September 7, 2006.
- Riggins, D.W., Taylor, T., Moorhouse, D., “The Second-Law Based Analysis of Aerospace Vehicle Performance”, AIAA Paper 2006-0336, January, 2006.
- Taylor, T., Riggins, D.W., and Khamooshi, A., “Innovative Concepts for Large-Scale Drag and Heat Transfer Reduction in High-Speed Flows”, AIAA Paper 2006-0660, January, 2006.
- Coit, D. and Riggins, D.W., “Concept for the Efficient Transfer of External Power to and from High- Speed Flows”, AIAA Paper 2004-3760, July, 2004.
- Taylor, T. and Riggins, D.W., “Impact of Electro-Magnetics and Ionization on Mixing and Combustion in Scramjet Combustors”, AIAA Paper 2004-0859, January, 2004.
- Riggins, D.W., Barnett, J.T., Taylor, T., “Drag Reduction and Heat Transfer Mitigation for Blunt Bodies in Hypersonic Flight”, AIAA Paper 2003-6968, December, 2003.
- Riggins, D.W. and Taylor, T., “The Potential Impact of Electro-Magnetic Fields on Fuel-Air Mixing and Combustion in Scramjet Combustors”, Proceeedings of JANNAF Interagency Propulsion Committee Joint Meeting, Colorado Springs, Colorado, December, 2003.
- Riggins, D.W. and Chris Wilson, “Performance Characterization of Turbo-Shaft Engines: Work Potential and Second-Law Analysis”, presented at American Helicopter Society, June 2002, Montreal, Canada.
- Riggins, D.W., “The Analysis of the Magneto-Hydrodynamic (MHD) Hypersonic Engine”, Proceedings of JANNAF (Joint-Army-Navy-NASA-AirForce)/CPIA Joint Meeting, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, April 10-14, 2002.
- Scott, T. and Riggins, D.W., “Re-Examination of the Crypto-Steady Pressure-Exchanger (Virtual Turbomachine), AIAA Paper 2001-2927.
- Riggins, D.W., C.G. Rodriguez and White, J.A., “Three-Dimensional Effects in Modeling of Dual-Mode Scramjets”, AIAA Paper 2000-3704, July, 2000.
- Meyer, B., Nelson, H.F., and Riggins, D.W., “Hypersonic Drag and Heat Transfer Using a Forward Facing Jet, AIAA Paper 99-4880, November, 1999.
- Rodriguez, C.G., Riggins, D.W., and Bittner, R.D., “Numerical Simulation of Dual-Mode Scramjet Combustors”, JANNAF Paper 1E-09, 36th JANNAF CS/PSHS/APS Meeting, Cocoa Beach, Fl, October, 1999.
- Riggins, D. W. and Nelson, H. F., “Hypersonic Flow Control Using Upstream Focused Energy Deposition”, AIAA Paper 99-0898, January 1999.
- Riggins, D. W., “The Numerical Investigation of a Dual-Mode Scramjet Combustor”, 1998 JANNAF 35th Joint Meetings, December 10, 1998.
- Riggins, D. W., Nelson, H. F., and Johnson, E., “Blunt Body Wave Drag Reduction Using Focused Energy Deposition”,  AIAA 98-1647, April 1998.
- Riggins, D. W. and Gettinger, C., “Three-Dimensional High-Speed Combustor Performance Analysis”,  1997 JANNAF CS/PSHS/APS Joint Meeting, October 1997.
- Riggins, D. W., “Scramjet Engine Performance Analysis, Evaluation, and Optimization”, 1997 JANNAF CS/PSHS/APS Meeting, October 1997.
- Riggins, D. W., “Optimization for Maximum Performance High-Speed Engines”,  AIAA 96-4518, AIAA 7th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, Norfolk, VA, November 18-22, 1996.
- Riggins, D. W., “The Analysis and Optimization of High-Speed Engine Performance”,  Paper No. 5, Airbreathing Analytical Tool Development and Application Session, Proceedings of the 1996 JANNAF Propulsion & Joint Subcommittee Meetings, Albuquerque, NM, December 9-13, 1996.
- Riggins, D. W., “Brayton Cycle Engine/Component Performance Assessment Using Exergy and Thrust-Based Methods”,  AIAA Paper 96-2922, July 1996.
- Riggins, D. W., "The Evaluation of Performance Losses in Multi-Dimensional Propulsive Flows," AIAA Paper 96-0375, January 1996.
- Riggins, D. W., "The Thermodynamic Evaluation of Thrust Losses in Brayton-Cycle Aerospace Engines," 1995 JANNAF Airbreathing Propulsion Subcommittee Meeting, December 1995.
- Riggins, D. W. and McClinton, C. R., "Thrust Modeling for Hypersonic Engines," AIAA Paper 95-6081, April 1995.
- Hoecker, J., Riggins, D. W., Vitt, P., and McClinton, C. R., "Analysis of the Performance of a Large-Scale Scramjet Combustor," AIAA Paper 94-0586, January 1994.
- Riggins, D. W. and Vitt, P. H., "Vortex Generation and Mixing in Three-Dimensional Supersonic Combustors," AIAA Paper 93-2144, June 1993.
- Riggins, D. W., McClinton, C. R. (NASA), Delametor, J. (P&W), Chinitz, W. (GASL), Lehrach, R. (UTRC), and Edleman, R. (Rocketdyne), "Combustor Performance Indexing for NASP," Paper 65, 1993 National Aero-Space Plane Technology Review, Monterey, CA, April 13-16, 1993 (classified).
- Vitt, P., Riggins, D. W., and McClinton, C. R., "The Validation and Application of Numerical Modeling to Supersonic Mixing and Reacting Flows," AIAA Paper 93-0606, January 1993.
- Underwood, M., Riggins, D., McMillin, B., et al., "The Computation of Supersonic Combustor Flows Using Multicomputers," AIAA Paper 93-0060, January 1993.
- Riggins, D. W., McClinton, C., and Rogers, R., "Flow Enthalpy Effects on Scramjet Mixing and Combustion," Fourth International Aerospace Planes Conference, AIAA Paper, December 1992.
- Riggins, D. W., Bittner, R. D., McClinton, C. R., and Rogers, R. C., "A Comparative Study of Scramjet Injection Strategies for High Mach Number Flows," AIAA Paper 92-3287, July 1992.
- Rogers, R. C., McClinton, C.R., Riggins, D.W., "Hypersonic Combustion Technology Advancements", Proceedings of NASP Mid-Term Technology Review, Monterey, CA, April 1992.
- Riggins, D. W., and McClinton, C. R., "A Computational Investigation of Mixing and Reacting Flows in Supersonic Combustors", AIAA Paper 92-0626, January 1992.
- G. Bobskill, R. Bittner, Riggins, D. W., and McClinton, C. R., CFD Evaluation of Mach 17 HYPULSE Scramjet Combustor Data", AIAA Paper 91-5093, December 1991.
- Riggins, D. W., "Analysis of Losses in Supersonic Mixing and Reacting Flows," AIAA Paper 91-2266, AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE 27th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Sacra­mento, California, June 1991.
- Riggins, D. W., Mao, M. and McClinton, C. R., "Parametric Numerical Simulation of Mach 10 Scramjet Fuel Mixing," 9th National Aerospace Plane Symposium, Orlando, Florida, November 1990.
- Riggins, D. W., McClinton, C. R., and Drummond, J. P., "A Computational Investigation of Flow Losses in a Supersonic Combustor," AIAA Paper 90-2093, July 1990.
- Mao, M., Riggins, D. W., and McClinton, C. R., "Numerical Simulation of Transverse Fuel Injection," NASA Conference Publication 10045 for Symposium on Computational Fluid Dynamics in Aeropropulsion, April 1990.
- McClinton, C. R., Riggins, D. W., et al., "Combustor/Nozzle Code Applications and  Requirements," Paper 45, Eighth National Aerospace Plane Technology Symposium, Monterey, CA, March 1990.
- Riggins, D. W., Drummond, J. P., McClinton, C. R., and Mekkes, G. L., "A Numerical Study of Mixing Enhancement in a Supersonic Combustor," AIAA Paper 90-0203, January 1990.
- Riggins, D. W., Mao, M., and McClinton, C. R., "Numerical Modeling of Injection into a Supersonic Airstream," Paper 56, Seventh National Aerospace Plane Technology Symposium, NASA LaRC, October 1989.
- Carpenter, M. H., Riggins, D. W., and Drummond, J. P., "Development and Application of a 3-D Combustor Code to Study Mixing Enhancement in a Supersonic Reacting Flow," Paper 55, Seventh National Aerospace Plane Technology Symposium, NASA LaRC, October 1989.
- Richardson, P. F., McClinton, C. R., Riggins, D. W., et al., "Hypersonic CFD Applications for the National Aerospace Plane," SAE Aerotech 1989 Conference, September 25-28, 1989.
- Drummond, J. P., Riggins, D. W., et al., "Mixing Enhancement in a Supersonic Combustor," AIAA Paper 89-2794, July 1989.
- Riggins, D. W., Bobskill, G., McClinton, C. R., and Tatum, K., "Certification of 3-D SPARK PNS and CFL3D Codes for Scramjet Nozzle/Afterbody Flows," Paper 25, Sixth National Aerospace Plane Technology Symposium, Monterey, CA, April 1989.
- Drummond, J. P., Carpenter, M. H., Kamath, H., McClinton, C. R., Riggins, D. W., et al., "High-Order Navier-Stokes and Parabolized Navier-Stokes Codes for Modeling Supersonic Reacting Flows," Paper 17, Sixth National Aerospace Plane Technology Symposium, Monterey, CA, April 1989.
- Walters, R. W. and Riggins, D. W., "CFD Applications of Newton's Method on Supercomputers," Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Engineering Science, April 1988.
- Riggins, D. W. and Walters, R. W., "The Use of Direct Solvers for Compressible Flow Computations," AIAA Paper 88-0229, January 1988.
- Magnuson, A., Sundkvist, K., Ma, Y., and Riggins, D. W., "Remote Acoustic Sensing of Manganese Nodule Deposits," Ocean Technology Conference, OTC Paper 4260, 1982. 

Dissertation:

Riggins, D. W., "The Efficient Use of Vectorized Direct Solvers in Computational Fluid Dynamics," Ph.D. Dissertation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, May 1988.

Thesis:

Riggins, D. W., "A Porous-Elastic Model for Acoustic Scatter from Manganese Nodules," Master's Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, December 1982.

Reports (Reviewed):

- Riggins, D. W., Scramjet Engine Performance Analysis, Evaluation and Optimization, 1996  JANNAF Scramjet Performance Workshop Report, December 1996.
- Riggins, D. W., "High-Speed Engine/Component Performance Assessment Using Exergy and Thrust-Based Methods," NASA Contractor Report 198271, January 1996.
- Riggins, D. W., McClinton, C. R. and Vitt, P. H., "A Comparative Study of Vortex-Enhanced Mixing in High and Low Enthalpy Scramjet Flows," UMR Report to NASA, 1994.
- Drummond, J. P., Carpenter, M. H., Riggins, D. W., and Adams, M. S., "Mixing Enhancement in a Supersonic Combustor," NASP Technical Memorandum 1104, May 1990.
- Riggins, D. W., Mao, M., Bittner, R. D., McClinton, C. R., and Rogers, C. R., "Numerical Modeling of Normal Fuel Injection:  Effect of Turbulent Schmidt Number," NASP Report, March 1989.
- Smith, R. W., Riggins, D. W., and Peterson, R., "Preliminary Studies of Modeling Surface Ship Bubble and Turbulent Ship Wakes," NCSC TM 426-85, May 1985.
- Claudio, C., Riggins, D. W., and Watson, T., "Countermeasure Launch Trajectory Analysis Program (CMLTAP) Users Guide: Revision 1," NCSC TN 755-85, April 1985.
- Watson, T. C. and Riggins, D. W., "Acoustic Device Countermeasure (ADC) MK 3 Mod 0 Launch Trajectory Analysis," NCSC TR 386-84, March 1984.
- Riggins, D. W., "Preliminary Investigation of the Flow Noise of the `Large Scale Vehicle' (LSV) for Forward Flush-Mounted Hydrophones," NCSC TN 702-83, October 1983.
- Miller, R. W., Watson, T. C., Riggins, D. W., and Claudio, C. M., "Initial Ship Motion Analysis for the Civilian Manned Auxiliary Crane Ship (TAC)," NCSC TN 686-83, June 1983.
- Riggins, D. W. and Miller, R. W., "A Comparison of Response Amplitude Operators (RAOs) Generated for the Civilian Manned Auxiliary Crane Ship by the Ship Motion Program (SMP) and the MIT/RELMO (TTRADE) Programs," NCSC TN 681-83, June 1983.

Selected Invited Presentations, Seminars, and Lectures:

- Entropy Generation, Combustion, and Flow Distortion in Hypersonic Air-Breathing Vehicle Design; Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, March 30, 2012.
- The Hypersonic X-Plane Legacy: The X-43 Hypersonic Aerospace Vehicle, Physics Seminar Colloquium, Truman State University, October 22, 2008.
- High-Speed Vehicle Performance Assessment, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Workshop/Seminar; Co-speaker with Dr. Kevin Bowcutt, Chief of Boeing Hypersonics, May 22-24, 2006.
- Second-Law Characterization of Hypersonic Vehicles, National Institute of Aerospace, Invited Seminar Speaker, Hampton, VA, February 8, 2006.
- The Challenge of Hypersonic Air-Breathing Propulsion:  The X-43 Flight Test Program and Beyond, Virginia Tech Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department Seminar, October, 2003.
- The Thermodynamic Performance Spectrum for Air-Breathing Propulsion Systems, USAF AFRL, Dayton, Ohio, August, 2003.
- Exergy Analysis of High-Speed Propulsion, Invited Speaker at 2003 Gordon Research Conference, Developments in Thermodynamics, Il Ciocco, Italy, May 2003.
- Second-Law Based Analysis and Optimization of High-Speed Engines, Invited Speaker at NASA Glenn Research Center, August, 2000.
- Thrust-Based Performance Analysis of High-Speed Engines,  Invited Speaker at Hypersonic Air Breathing Propulsion Short Course, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, August 1998.
- Thrust-Based Performance Analysis of High-Speed Engines, Invited Speaker at Hypersonic Air Breathing Propulsion Short Course, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio, August 1997.
- The Evaluation and Optimization of High-Speed Engine Performance, Invited Air Force Seminar, Wright-Patterson AFB, February 10, 1997.
- Performance Analysis of High-Speed Air-Breathing Engines, NASA Langley Research Center, February 29, 1996.
- Evaluation of Performance Losses in Multi-Dimensional Propulsive Flows, JANNAF CFD Workshop on the Development of Hydrocarbon Fueled Ramjet and Scramjet Engines, Tampa, Florida, December 6, 1995.
- "The Thermodynamic Evaluation of Thrust Losses in High-Speed Engines," Wright Patterson Air Force Base, January 17, 1995.
- "The Evaluation of Thrust Losses in Scramjet Engines," NASA Langley Research Center, November 9, 1994.
- Scramjet Combustor Performance Assessment, JANNAF Workshop on Scramjet Combustor Performance, Monterey, CA, November 21, 1993.
- Hypersonic Flow Modeling Configuration Methods, NASA Langley Research Center, August 20, 1993 (five presentations).
- The Application of Multi-Computers for the Simulation of High-Speed Propulsive Flows, NASA Langley Research Center, August 20, 1993.
- The Development of Large-Scale Hypersonic Propulsion Applications Capability Using Multi-Processor Computing, NASA Langley Research Center, July 16, 1993.
- Full-Scale Scramjet Combustor Modeling of Ramps and Wall-jets for High Mach Number Flows, JANNAF Workshop on Scramjet Combustor Performance, Monterey, CA, June 29, 1993.
- Scramjet Combustor Mixing Performance, NASA Langley Research Center, March 25, 1993.
- A Comparative Study of Scramjet Injection Strategies for High Mach Number Flows, Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Scramjet Combustor Modeling Workshop, Reno, NV, January 14, 1993.
- Supersonic Combustor Modeling, NASA Langley Research Center, June 3, 1992.
- Supersonic Combustor Modeling, Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) (Air Force Seminar), August 1, 1991.
- Riggins, D. W., "Supersonic Combustor Modeling," Lecture given AIAA/ASME/ASEE/SAE Joint Propulsion Conference, Short Course: Computational Methods in Combustion: Gas Turbines, Ramjets, and Scramjets, July 15, 1990, Orlando, FL.
- Riggins, D. W., "Supersonic Combustor Modeling," (Lecture); von Karman Institute Invited Lecture Series, given at von Karman Institute, Belgium, February 19-23, 1990. 

Funded Research Activities:

- "Analytical and Computational Investigation of Supersonic Combustor Flow Fields," NASA, $49,006, September 1990-September 1991 (100%). 
- "Mixing Enhancement and Flow Losses in Supersonic Mixing and Reacting Flows," NASA, $61,177, September 1991-September 1992 (100%).
- "Mixing Enhancement and Flow Losses in Supersonic Mixing and Reacting Flows," (continued) NASA, $75,000, September 1992-September 1993 (100%).
- "Mixing Enhancement and Flow Losses in Supersonic Mixing and Reacting Flows,"  NASA, $75,000, September 1993-September 1994 (continued) (100%).
- "Supersonic Injection Studies," OURE/UMR, $1,600, May 1993-March 1994 (100%).
- "CISE Research Instrumentation," National Science Foundation, $100,000, May 1, 1993-October 31, 1994 (11%).
- "Parallel Systems Application," NASA, $125,000 (1250 cpu hours of connection machine and multi-computer time), June 1, 1993-May 31, 1994 (100%).
- "Vehicle Based Design/Optimization of the Air Turborocket (ATR)," CFD Research Corp., $30,780, June 1993-May 1994 (100%).
- "Modeling of Supersonic Combustor Flows with Parallel Computing," UMR Research Board, $25,000, January 1, 1994-December 31, 1994 (50%).
- "Modeling Supersonic Combustor Flows Using Multicomputers," NASA, $22,000, June 1994 - June 1995 (100%).
- "Mixing Enhancement and Flow Losses in Supersonic Mixing and Reacting Flows," NASA, $75,020, September 1994 - September 1995 (100%).
- "Vehicle Based Design/Optimization of the Air Turborocket (ATR)," CFD Research Corp., $61,598, September 1994 - August 1996 (100%).
- "Modeling Supersonic Combustor Flows Using Multicomputers," (continued) NASA, $22,000, July 1995-June 1996 (100%).
- “Modeling Supersonic Combustor Flows Using Multicomputers”,  (continued) NASA, $22,000, July 1996 - June 1997 (100%).
- “The Modeling and Evaluation of Thrust Losses and Performance of High-Speed Aerospace Engines”,  NASA, $90,652, September 1995 - September 1996 (100%).
- “The Modeling and Evaluation of Thrust Losses and Performance of High-Speed Aerospace Engines”,  (continued) NASA, $102,449, September 1996-September 1997 (100%).
- "The Modeling and Evaluation of Thrust Losses and Performance of High-Speed Aerospace Engines," NASA, $60,000, September 1997 - September 1998 (100%).
- “Investigation and Characterization of Scramjet and Dual-Mode Scramjet Flow-Fields”, NASA, $63,000, October 1998 - September 1999 (100%).
- “High-Speed Propulsion System Modeling and Analysis, NASA, $66000, January 2000 – December 2000 (100%).
- “Second-Law Based Performance of Aerospace Turboshaft Engines and Engine Components”, US Army (through NASA Glenn Research Center), $60,000, Jan. 2001 – Dec. 2001 (100%)
- “Computational Tool Development and Design Methodology for the Analysis of High-Speed Engines” Universal Technology Corporation, $40,000, January 2002- December 2002, (co-investigator – approx 50%)
- “High-Speed Propulsion System Modeling and Analysis”, NASA, $201,250, June 2001 – June 2005 (100%)
- “Shock Train Control in a Dual-Mode Scramjet Combustor”, $20,000, January 2003 – March  2004, NASA-UVA (100%)
- “Drag Reduction and Control of Hypersonic Vehicles”, $72,000, July 1 , 2003- June 30, 2006, NASA (100%)
- “Parametric Second-Law Auditing of Hypersonic Vehicle Performance”, $12,000, February 2005 – June 2005, Ball Aerospace (100%)
- “High-Speed Drag and Heat Transfer Reduction”, $17,000, May 2005 – April 2006, UMR Research Board (100%)
- “Exergy-Based Design and Analysis for Optimization of Aerospace Components and Systems”, $105,000, April 15, 2005 – June, 2008, M4 Engineering, Inc. (Air Force SBIR Phase 2) (100%)
- “Inlet Design and Performance for Supersonic Cruise/Hypersonic Operation Vehicles”, $21,007,   August 2, 2007 – February 20, 2008, M4 Engineering, Inc. (NAVY SSTR), (100%)
- “Maximum Energy Utilization Through System Integration and Optimization”, $70,000, September 2009 – February, 2011, United Technology Corporation (USAF), (100%)
- “A Demonstration of Exergy-Based Analysis Including Wake Effects”, $10,000, March 2011 – September 2011, Doty Engineering Inc., (100%) 

M.S. Theses Directed:

- Paul Vitt, "The Numerical Simulation of Supersonic Mixing and Combusting Flowfields," 1992.
- Mark Underwood, "The Simulation of Supersonic Flows Using Parallel Computing," 1993.
- Jarrod Hoecker, "The Numerical Simulation and Analysis of a Large-Scale Scramjet Combustor," 1994.
- Dawn Gregory, "Computational Analysis of Wave Rotor Flow," 1994.
- Laura Gogel, "The Extraction of Turbulent Diffusion Quantities from Experimental Data,"1995. 
- Christopher Gettinger, “Mission Optimization of High-Speed Engines”, 1997.
- Ben Meyer, “Hypersonic Drag and Heat Transfer Using a Forward Facing Jet”, 2000.
- Mark Bussing, “A Parametric Study of the Performance of the High-Speed Inverse Cycle Engine, 2002.
- Chris Wilson, “Second Law Characterization of Turboshaft Engine Performance”, 2002.
- Trent Taylor, “Drag Reduction Techniques and MHD-enhanced Fuel-Air Mixing in High-Speed Flows”, 2004.
- David Coit, “Concept for the Efficient Transfer of External Power to and from High-  Speed Flows”, 2004.
- John T Barnett, “Numerical Investigation of the Impact of Hypersonic Shadowing on Drag and Heat Transfer for a Blunt Body”, 2004.
- Afsheen Khamooshi, “Numerical Investigation of the Effects of Coupling Upstream Energy Deposition and Forward-Facing Injection on a Blunt Body in Mach 10 Flight”, 2005.
- Levi Terhune, “Drag and Fuel Minimization and Entropy-Based Performance Analysis of Hypersonic Vehicles”, 2006.
- Regan Tackett, “Entropic Analysis of a Dual-Mode Scramjet Engine for System Performance/Operability Enhancement”, 2007.
- Nathan Mundis, “Magnetohydrodynamic Power Generation in a Scramjet Using a Post Combustor Generator”, 2007.
- Althea Wilson, “Numerical Study of Energy Utilization in Nozle/Plume Flow-fields of Hypersonic Air-Breathing Vehicles”, 2008.
- Tyler Winter, “Analysis of Access-to-Space Missions Using On-Board Energy Management and Entropic Analysis”, 2008.
- Matt Rohweder, “A Numerical Investigation of Flowfield Modification in High-Speed Airbreathing Inlets Using Energy Deposition”, 2009.
- Chris Marley, “A numerical study of novel drag reduction techniques for blunt bodies in hypersonic flow”, 2011.
- Jonathan Sheldon, “Numerical Investigation of Second-Law Characteristics of Ramjet Throttling”, 2012.
- Thomas Rehmeier, “A Computational Study of Driven Micro-Cavities in Supersonic Flat Plate Flow”, 2013.
     

Ph.D. Dissertations Directed:

- Kirk Christensen, "Vehicle Performance Optimization Utilizing the Air Turbo-Ramjet Propulsion System", December 1996.
- Mark Underwood, "The Modeling of High-Speed Propulsive Flows Using Multi-Computers," May 1997.
- Thomas Scott, “Investigation and Analysis of the Inverse Cycle Engine and Virtual Turbomachinery Concepts for High Mach Number Flight”, December 1998.
- Trent Taylor, “On-Board Energy Management for High-Speed Aerospace Vehicles; System    and Component-Level Energy-Based Optimization and Analysis, April 2007.