William Henshaw

William Henshaw

Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics

Dr. Henshaw is the Margaret A. Darrin Distinguished Professor in Applied Mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  He earned his B.Math. from the University of Waterloo and Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Heinz-Otto Kreiss.  Dr. Henshaw has worked at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  His research interests lie in area of the numerical solution of partial differential equations and in techniques for overlapping grids.  He has worked on the development of stable and accurate algorithms and boundary conditions for the solution of PDEs on overlapping grids including development of adaptive mesh refinement methods, multigrid algorithms, grid generation algorithms, moving grid techniques, multi-domain methods for conjugate heat transfer and fluid structure interactions as well as high-order accurate methods for incompressible flows and Maxwell's equations.  Dr. Henshaw is the primary developer of Overture, an object oriented framework for the solution of PDEs on overlapping grids, www.overtureFramework.org.

  • Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1985

    B. Math (Hons) Majoring in Applied Math and Computer Science, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 1985

  • Jordan Angel and Jeffrey W. Banks and William D. Henshaw and Michael J. Jenkinson and Alexander V. Kildishev and Gregor Kovacic and Ludmila J. Prokopeva and Donald W. Schwendeman, "A High-order Accurate Scheme for Maxwell's Equations with a Generalized Dispersion Model", J. Comput. Phys, 2019.
  • Daniel A. Serino and Jeffrey W. Banks and William D. Henshaw and Donald W. Schwendeman, “A stable added-mass partitioned (AMP) algorithm for elastic solids and incompressible flow", J. Comput. Phys., 2019.
  • Daniel A. Serino and Jeffrey W. Banks and William D. Henshaw and Donald W. Schwendeman, “A stable added-mass partitioned (AMP) algorithm for elastic solids and incompressible flow: Model problem analysis”, SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 2019.
  • Jeffrey W. Banks, William D. Henshaw, Donald W. Schwendeman and Qi Tang, "A stable partitioned FSI algorithm for rigid bodies and incompressible flow in three dimensions", J. Comput. Phys, 2018.
  • Jordan Angel, Jeffrey W. Banks, William D. Henshaw, Michael J. Jenkinson, Alexander V. Kildishev, Gregor Kovacic, Ludmila J. Prokopeva and Donald W. Schwendeman, "A High-order Accurate Scheme for Maxwell's Equations with a Generalized Dispersion Model", J. Comput. Phys, 2018.
  • "CHAMP: A stable partitioned algorithm for conjugate heat transfer", F. Meng, J.W. Banks, W.D. Henshaw and D.W. Schwendeman, Journal of Computational Physics, 2017.
  • "High-order upwind schemes for the wave equation on overlapping grids: Maxwell’s equations in second-order form", J.B. Angel, J.W. Banks, W.D. Henshaw, Journal of Computational Physics, 2017.
  • "A stable partitioned FSI algorithm for rigid bodies and incompressible flow. Part II: General formulation", J.W. Banks, W.D. Henshaw, D.W. Schwendeman and Q. Tang, Journal of Computational Physics, 2017.
  • "Direct numerical simulation of particulate flows with an overset grid method ", A.R. Koblitz, S. Lovett, N. Nikiforakis, W.D. Henshaw, Journal of Computational Physics, 2017.
  • Jeffrey W. Banks, William D. Henshaw, Donald W. Schwendeman and Qi Tang. A stable partitioned FSI algorithm for rigid bodies and incompressible flow. Part I: Model problem analysis. J. Comput. Phys., 2017.