Aerospace & Mechanical

Veronica Eliasson

University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191

Office: RRB 220
Tel. (213) 740-7182
Fax. (213) 740-7774

Academic rank: Assistant Professor


2007 Ph.D., Mechanics, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
2002 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

USC Academic Positions:

2009-: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

2007-2009: Postdoctoral Scholar, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

Shock wave behavior in gases and liquids, shock wave focusing, fluid-solid interactions

Selected Publications:

C. Wang, S. Qiu and V. Eliasson, "Quantitative pressure measurement of shock waves in water using a schlieren-based visualization technique," Experimental Techniques DOI: 10.1111/ext.12068, 2013.
K. Balasubramanian and V. Eliasson, "Numerical investigations of the porosity effect on the shock focusing process," Shock Waves 23 (6) p. 583-594, 2013.
C. Wang and V. Eliasson, "Shock wave focusing in water inside convergent structures," International Journal of Multiphysics 6 p. 267, 2012.
L. Lamberson, V. Eliasson & A. J. Rosakis, "In Situ Optical Investigations of Hypervelocity Impact Induced Dynamic Fracture," Dynamic Behavior of Materials, Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series 1 p. 31, 2011.
Eliasson V., Mello M., Rosakis A.J. & Dimotakis P.E., "Experimental investigation of converging shocks in water with various confinement materials," Shock Waves 20 p. 395, 2010.
V. Eliasson, W.D. Henshaw & D. Appelo, "On cylindrically converging shock waves shaped by obstacles," Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena 237 pp.2203-2209, 2008.
V. Eliasson, N. Tillmark, A.J. Szeri & N. Apazidis, "Light emission during shock wave focusing in air and argon," Physics of Fluids 19 p. 106106, 2007.
V. Eliasson, M. Kjellander & N. Apazidis, "Regular versus Mach reflction for converging polygonal shocks," Shock waves 17 pp. 43-50, 2007.
V. Eliasson, N. Apazidis & N. Tillmark, "Controlling the form of strong converging shocks by means of disturbances," Shock waves 17 pp. 29-42, 2007.
V. Eliasson, N. Apazidis, N. Tillmark & M. Lesser, "Focusing of strong shocks in an annular shock tube," Shock waves 15 pp. 205-217, 2006.

Professional Societies:

American Physical Society

Honors and Awards:

2007: VSJ-SGI Award for Excellent Visualized Image
2006: "Young Scientist Award" for best oral presentation, European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Sweden.

Courses Taught:

AME 309, Fluid Dynamics

Veronica Eliasson