Daniel Nelson



Daniel Nelson is a multi-physics modeling engineer with research interests in model-based prognostics and condition health monitoring. His current work includes modeling failure modes and damage accumulation of industrial equipment involving more than one area of physics, such as fluid-structure interaction, hydro-thermal effects, structural-thermal analysis, or tribology and lubrication. Daniel has over 10 years of experience in high-fidelity modeling and numerical methods, with particular emphasis in fluid dynamics and tribo-mechanical systems. Before PARC, Daniel served as the global simulation and modeling subject matter expert for the mechanical seals and systems division at Flowserve Corporation. While at Flowserve, Daniel lead several projects in support of technology and product development, failure analysis and predictive analytics. His focus was on multi-physics modeling of end-face mechanical seals and auxiliary support equipment ranging in applications from Formula 1 race cars to supercritical CO2 power turbines. Daniel earned his Ph.D. at U.C. San Diego, where he studied computational fluid dynamics and dynamical systems, and his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering at San Diego State University. Daniel also holds a lecturer position at San Diego State University where he teaches Fluid Mechanics, Aircraft Propulsion Systems and Computational Fluid Dynamics.