Dr. Walter Eversman, Curators’ Professor of mechanical and aerospace
engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been chosen
to receive the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’ (AIAA) 2008
Aeroacoustics Award for his outstanding contributions to the field of aircraft
community noise reduction.
Eversman will be recognized during the AIAA/Confederation of European
Aerospace Society’s (CEAS) Aeroacoustics Conference on May 5-7 in Vancouver,
Canada. He will receive a medal, rosette pin and certificate of citation.
Eversman has made fundamental and timely contributions that have enhanced
understanding of aircraft turbofan engine noise generation and propagation. His
work is widely recognized and used for noise control by major aircraft engine
companies. Among his accomplishments is the development of the Eversman Code,
which has become an industry standard design tool for turbofan and tonal
Eversman earned a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering
from Purdue University in 1959. In 1961, he earned a master’s degree in
engineering mechanics from Stanford, and he received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics
and Astronautics from Stanford in 1964. He is a registered professional
engineer in Missouri.
Eversman’s industrial experience includes working in orbital and flight
mechanics with Lockheed Missiles and Space, aircraft noise and structural
dynamics and flutter with The Boeing Co. In Wichita and Seattle, and induction
system noise with GM/AC/Delphi.
He has been an active member of the aeronautics community, serving as
general chair for the eighth AIAA Aeronautics Conference, former chair and vice
chair of the AIAA Aeroacoustics Technical Committee and former chair of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Noise Control and Acoustics