Dr. Tesdall received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 2001.  His research interests include nonlinear hyperbolic partial differential equations, methods for their numerical solution, and nonlinear wave propagation.


Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Scholarship / Publications

Selected publications:
1. Further results on Guderley Mach reflection and the triple point paradox (with R. Sanders and N. Popivanov), Journal of Scientific Computing (64), no. 3, 2015, 721-744. 

2. Self-similar solutions for the diffraction of weak shocks (with J. Hunter), J. Comput. Sci. (4), 2013, 92-100.

3. The sonic line as a free boundary (with B. Keyfitz, K. Payne, and N. Popivanov), Quart. Appl. Math. (71), 2013, 119-133.

4. On the self-similar diffraction of a weak shock into an expansion wavefront (with J. Hunter), SIAM J. Appl. Math. (72), 2012, 124-143.

5. High resolution solutions for the supersonic formation of shocks in transonic flow, J. Hyperbolic Differ. Equ. (8), 2011, 485-506.

6. A continuous, two-way free boundary in the unsteady transonic small disturbance equations (with B. Keyfitz), J. Hyperbolic Differ. Equ. (7), 2010, 317-338.