William J. Rainbird; received his B.E.(Mech) at Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand in 1947, and was awarded a Government scholarship to the College of Aeronautices, Cranfield, England, where he left in 1950 with a Post Graduate Diploma, with distinction, specializing in aerodynamics. After a year in Stockholm, Sweden working on transonic and supersonic wind-tunnel design at F.F.A., he returned to New Zealand and lectured at Canterbury University until September 1954. Returning to the College of Aeronautics, Cranfield that year, he was Lecturer in General and Experimental Aerodynamics for 3 years. Mr. Rainbird worked at the National Aeronautical Establishment, a Division of the National Research Council, Ottawa, from January 1958 to July 1970 and was a Senior Research Officer and Head of the High Speed Aerodynamics Section. In July 1970, Mr. Rainbird was appointed Professor of Engineering and Chairman of the Division of Aerothermodynamics, at Carleton University, Ottawa. In 1967, Mr. Rainbird spent a year’s study and refresher leave at the University of California, San Diego, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Sciences. He is a Fellow of the C ASI, Associate Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Member of the AIAA, and was a Canadian Member of the AGARD Fluid Dynamics Panel from 1964-1969. His main field of specialization and interest in aerodynamics is in threedimensional boundary layers and separation. David J. Peake is a graduate of University of Bristol, England, Department of Aeronautical Engineering [B.Sc., 1960 (First Class Honors); M.Sc., 1962], Concurrent with University training, Mr. Peake completed an Engineering Student Apprenticeship at National Gas Turbine Establishment, Pyestock, Farnborough, England, during 1956- 1960. He remained at NGTE until May 1962 as Scientific Officer, working with Dr. Brian Stratford on the control of supersonic turbulent boundary layers with tangential air injection, and supersonic inlet design. Mr. Peake moved to National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada in May 1962, joining the Council's National Aeronautical Establishment in January 1964, in the High Speed Aerodynamics Laboratory. He worked with W. J. Rainbird in the investigation of three-dimensional separations in both subsonic and supersonic flow; transonic jet-flapped aerofoils, and axisymmetric turbulent boundary layers, all at high Reynolds numbers. Mr. Peake is studying for Ph.D. (parttime) at Carleton University, Ottawa and has membership in AIAA, RAeS and CASI. He has recently been awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol for submitted published work. Edward G. Atraghji is a graduate of University of London (B.Sc., 1962). He conducted research on slender delta wing configurations at Queen Mary College, London, between 1962 and 1966. He joined the National Research Council, NAE Division, High Speed Aerodynamics Laboratory, 1966. Topics of research have included the flows about various aircraft and missile configurations.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.2514/3.50159
Journal AIAA Journal
Peake, D.J. (David J.), Rainbird, W.J. (William J.), & Atraghji, E.G. (Edward G.). (1972). Three-dimensional flow separations on aircraft and missiles. AIAA Journal, 10(5), 567–580. doi:10.2514/3.50159