posted on Jan, 3 2015 @ 08:07 PM
originally posted by: Jukiodone
Did a search for Frank Trunk and found a patent relating to viscous elasticity and stress tensors but would be interested to know what kind of
breakthroughs in " aircraft and ship stealth technology, submarine stealth technology and nuclear-weapon designs " were made in 1993 that could be
described as "Nobel Prize winning".
Theory would have to be pretty advanced to be Nobel Prize winning, but a commonality would be advanced calculational and analytical methods to design
shapes for stealth (ray tracing & other interactions), basically fundamental wave scattering and fluid problems. (Nuclear weapon design is mostly
about fluid mechanics and radiative transfer and exotic thermodynamics, not nuclear physics).
His published patent on viscoeleastic equations of motion (which I briefly looked at) is along similar lines and purports to give comprehensive
solutions where published literature has more approximations and special case solutions. It isn't surprising that somebody which that kind of
analytical physics capability would also work on related applications with similar structure. (Optical stealth & negative index of refraction?)
I don't quite see a Nobel Prize out of it, but who knows, if his methods lead to some profound understanding in an area which hasn't been solved well
before that would be impressive. Theorists who get Nobels need to have experimental confirmation.
I don't understand why ONR would want to piss on this guy. If you have a mad genius, you do everything to keep him gruntled and making more genius.
Maybe it would be amusing if AFRL hired him.
edit on 3-1-2015 by mbkennel because: (no reason given)