Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology
M.S. California Institute of Technology
B.ASc. University of British Columbia
Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 151 Map
david [dot] frost [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Explosions, high-speed combustion processes, and shock wave physics. In particular, explosive boiling, including steam explosions due to molten metal/water interactions and rapid-phase-transitions following rapid depressurization of a liquid; multiphase combustion of gases, liquids and solids, including detonation propagation in gases and liquids in porous media; combustion synthesis of metal powders; explosive dispersion of inert particles; interaction of a shock wave with a compressible material.
Current Research Projects
- Flames in hybrid metal particle-gas mixtures
- Combustion synthesis of hybrid ballistic ceramics
- Ballistic impact of shear-thickening fluids
- Instabilities in high-speed multiphase flow
- Particle motion in supersonic flows
Most Significant Publications
- Frost, D. L., Bruckert, B., and Ciccarelli, G., "Effect of Boundary Conditions on the Propagation of a Vapor Explosion in Stratified Molten Tin/Water Systems," Nucl. Eng. Design, 155, 311-333, 1995.
- Lee, J. J., Brouillette, M., Frost, D. L., and Lee, J. H. S., "Effect of Diethylenetriamine Sensitization on Detonation of Nitromethane in Porous Media", Combustion and Flame, Vol. 100, pp. 292-300, 1995.
- Lee, J. J., Frost, D. L., Lee, J. H. S., and Dremin, A., "Propagation of Nitromethane Detonation in Porous Media," Shock Waves, Vol. 5, No. 1/2, pp. 115-120, 1995.
MECH 240 Thermodynamics 1
MECH 603 M. Eng. Project 1
MECH 604 M. Eng. Project 2
MECH 701 Ph.D. Thesis Proposal