Gas turbine engines are of central importance to the global transportation and energy generation network.  With applications for aircraft propulsion (jet engines), power generation, and many other purposes, improvements in the efficiency, reliability, or emissions of these engines can have far-reaching impacts.  The Ohio State University Gas Turbine Laboratory seeks to combine the best aspects of academic and industrial research to advance the state-of-the-art in gas turbine design.  Current research focuses include measurements and predictions for cooled full-scale turbines operating at scaled conditions and for flow inside the blade internal cooling passages.  In addition, there are multiple aeromechanics research programs investigating the effect of engine-speed blade tip rub events as well as a variety of damping and monitoring techniques.  All research projects are performed in close collaboration with industrial partners to ensure that the results are representative of engine conditions and relevant to current design questions.

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