Kurt S. Anderson

Professor and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies
Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering

Ph.D. Stanford University

Focus Area: 
Multibody Dynamics|X|Space Vehicle Design and Simulation|X|Advanced Algorithm Development|X|Molecular Dynamics

After receiving his BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982, Dr. Anderson went on to earn a MS in the area of dynamic systems and control from the same institution in 1984. He then spent the next two years working in the areas of dynamics, structural dynamics, and controls for TRW Space and Technology in Redondo Beach, California. After this period, he entered the Ph.D. program in Applied and Computational Mechanics at Stanford University, earning his degree in 1990. Dr. Anderson then accepted a position as researcher and principal dynamics engineering at TRW where he was associated with various spacecraft and research programs. In late 1991 Dr. Anderson was invited to Germany for a two-year period as a visiting scholar, lecturer, and research fellow at the Technische Hochscule - Darmstadt. In 1993 he joined the faculty of the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Applied Mechanics, and Aviation at The Ohio State University, in Columbus where he remained until coming to Rensselaer

A Dynamics Simulation of Multibody Systems Using a New State-Time Methodology|X|Parallel Logarithmic Order Algorithm for General Multibody System Dynamics (2004)|X|A State-Time Formulaton for Dynamics Systems Simulation Using Massively Parallel Computing Resources|X|Order(n+m): Direct Differentiation Determination of Design Sensitivity for Constrained Multibody Dynamic Systems (2004)|X|A Generalized Recursive Coordinate Reduction Method for Multibody Dynamic Systems (2003)|X|Improved Order-n Performance Algorithm for the Simulation of Constrained Multi-Rigid-Body Systems (2003)|X|Recursive Sensitivity Analysis for Constrained Multi-rigid-body Dynamic Systems Design Optimization (2002)|X|Analytical Full-Recursive Sensitivity Analysis for Multibody Chain Systems (2002)|X|Domain Approximation and Deterministic Progression in Genetic Crossover (2001)|X|Low Operational Order Analytic Sensitivity Analysis for Tree-Type Multibody Dynamic Systems (2001)