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Graduates of the Laboratory

PhD

  • Christina Haugen, 2014: "Numerical Investigation of Thermal Performance for Rotating High Aspect Ratio Serpentine Passages", GE Aviation
  • Matthew Smith, 2013: “Heat Transfer for High Aspect Ratio Rectangular Channels in a Stationary and Rotating Serpentine Passage with Turbulated and Smooth Walls”, GE Aviation
  • Brian Green, 2011: “Time-Averaged and Time-Accurate Aerodynamic Effects of Rotor Purge Flow for a Modern, Rotating, High-Pressure Turbine Stage and Low Pressure Turbine Vane”, GE Aviation
  • Harika Kahveci, 2009: “The Influence of Film Cooling and Inlet Temperature Profile on Heat Transfer for the Vane Row of a 1-1/2 Stage Transonic High-Pressure Turbine”, General Electric
  • Kevin Turner, 2009: “ Stiffness Characteristics of Airfoils Under Pulse Loading”, GE Aviation
  • Randall Mathison, 2009: “Experimental and Computational Investigation of Inlet Temperature Profile and Cooling Effects on a One and One-Half Stage High-Pressure Turbine Operating at Design-Corrected Conditions”, The Ohio State University
  • Charles Haldeman, 2003: "Influence of Clocking on Aeroperformance", Pratt & Whitney

Master's (thesis option)

 

  • Hannah Lawson (now Pier), SP15: "Development of an Infrared Thermography Technique for Measuring Heat Transfer to a Flat Plate in a Blowdown Facility", employed by Pratt & Whitney
  • Alexander Habib, SP14: "A Wireless Acquisition and Control System for a High Measurement-Density, Rotating Internal Heat Transfer Experiment", employed by General Electric Oil & Gas
  • Jeremy Nickol, SP13: "Heat Transfer Measurements and Comparisons for a Film Cooled Flat Plate with Realistic Hole Pattern in a Medium Duration Blowdown Facility", PhD student at Gas Turbine Laboratory
  • Mitchell Parsons, SU11: "Prediction of Transient Cooling Behavior For Blowdown Operation", employed by Rolls-Royce
  • Shanon Davis, SU11: "Heat-Flux Measurements for a Realistic Cooling Hole Pattern and Different Flow Conditions", employed by US Air Force
  • Mark Wishart, AU10: “Steady and Harmonic Predictions for a Single-Stage Fully Cooled Turbine”, employed by ERIN
  • Matt Hodak, AU10: "Quantification of Fourth Generation Kapton Heat Flux Gauge Calibration Performance", employed by Belcan
  • Michael Boehler, AU10: “Transient Aerothermodynamics of Flow Initialization for a Flat Plate Film Cooling Experiment in a Medium Duration Blowdown Wind Tunnel Facility”, employed by Rolls-Royce
  • Sam Kheniser, SU10: “Film Cooling Experiments in a Medium Duration Blowdown Facility”
  • Steve Myers, WI09: “A Comparison of Advanced Analytical Methods for Heat Transfer Prediction on a High-Pressure Turbine Blade Surface”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Jeremey Ferguson, WI08: “A Moving Load Finite Element Method-Based Approach to Determining Blade Contact Forces During a Blade-on-Casing Incursion in a Gas Turbine Engine”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Mike Wehri, SP08:“Development of an Experimental Facility to Examine the Phenomena of Turbofan Blade Tip/Casing Rubs at Engine Speed”
  • Eric Crosh, SU08: “Time-Accurate Predictions for the Aerodynamics of a 1 and ½ Stage HP Transonic Turbine”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Steve Molter, AU06: “Heat Transfer in the Blade Row and Tip Region of a Modern Transonic High-Pressure Turbine with and without Forward Cavity Purge”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Kelsey Edwards, SU06: “Finite Element Analysis for Implementation of a Fan Stage”, employed by Lockheed Martin
  • Jared Garza, SU06: “Tip Rub Induced Blade Vibrations: Experimental and Computational Results”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Suzanne Southworth, SU06: “Comparisons of Steady and Time-Accurate Predictions with Experiment for the Aerodynamics of a Fully Cooled Single-Stage High-Pressure Turbine”, employed by Honeywell Engines
  • Gamaliel Young, SU06: “Development of a General Predictive Model for Blade Tip/Shroud Interference: Interactive Forces”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Jacob Harral, 2005: "Integration of a Cooling System with an Experimental Rig for Film Effectiveness Measurements Using a Full-Stage High-Pressure Turbine", employed by Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis
  • Brian Cohen, 2005: "Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Unsteady Heat Transfer Data Reduction Algorithms", employed by Boeing
  • Kevin Turner, 2005: "Development of a Numerical Model for Predicting Tip Rub-Induced Dynamics of an Axial Flow Compressor Blade", employed by GE Aviation
  • Brian Green, 2004: "Time-Averaged and Time-Accurate Aerodynamics for the Recessed Tip Cavity of a High-Pressure Turbine Blade and the Outer Stationary Shroud: Comparison of Computational and Experimental Results", employed by GE Aviation
  • Randall Mathison, 2004: "The Measurement and Analysis of an Air Film Damping System", employed by The Ohio State University
  • Scott Murphy, 2004: "Control of the 'Heat Island' Effect on the Measurements of Pyrex Thin Film Button Gauges Through Gauge Design", employed by USAF at Wright-Patterson
  • Matthew Krumanaker, 2002: "Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer for a Modern Stage and One-Half Turbine", employed by GE Aviation
  • Mark Kearney, 2002, employed by GE Aviation
  • Jason Kielb, 2000: "Experimental and Numerical Study of Blade Forced Response in a Full-Scale Rotating Turbine", employed by Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis
  • Ryan Jeffers, 1999: "Experimental Study of Turbine Blade Resonant Response and Damping Through the Use of Piezoelectric Actuators", employed by Pratt & Whitney
  • Tony Giang, 1999: "Effects of Unsteady Cooling Flow on Heat Transfer to a Film-Cooled Flat Plate", employed by GE Aviation
  • Michelle McMillan, 1999: "An Investigation of the Propagations of Unsteady Pressure and Heat Flux Disturbances along the Blade Surface in a Transonic Turbine", employed by Boeing, St. Louis
  • David Zilles, 1999: "The Effect of Non-Isothermal Wall Boundary Temperature on Convective Heat Flux Over a Flat Plate"
  • Ahmed Shafik, received M.S.

Master's (non-thesis option)

 

  • Michael Morena, WI12:“Fan Containment Case Technology for Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Nicholas Reder, WI12:“Study of Combustion Ignition Performance”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Eric Smith, WI12: “Performance Improvements through Intercooling and Recuperation of Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Michael Tuertscher, WI12:“Ceramic Matrix Composites: Improved Core Engine Efficiencies and the Associated Mechanical Challenges”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Vivek Kuppusamy, WI12:“Combustion Mixing for High Performance, Low Emissions Applications”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Adam Reese, WI12:“Modern Methods of Fault Detection in a Digital Control System with a Jet Engine Application”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Ankita Maheshwari, WI12:“Feasibility of Model Based Gas Turbine Engine Monitoring”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Daniel Roettgen, WI12: “Scalloped Flange Stress Concentration Optimization”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Matthew Grossman, WI12: “Test and Instrumentation Advancements: Improving Test & Evaluation and Enabling Continuous Engine Health Monitoring and Condition Based Maintenance”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Scott Funk, WI12: “Effects of Implementation of Inlet Heaters on Engine Flowpath Hardware and Endurance Test Time and Cost”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Adam Waite, WI12: “A Study of Advanced Sensors and their Applications in Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Renji Thomas, WI11: “Introduction to Turbulent Numerical Combustion”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Justin Johnson, WI11: “A Study of Modern Dynamic Stress Prediction Analysis Techniques and Their Correlation With Component Test Results in Turbomachinery”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Sheng Xu, WI11: “Comparative Study of Various Types of Engine Architecture for a Blended Wing Aircraft”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Adam Brashares, WI11: “Evolution of Liner Cooling Technology for Low Emissions Combustion”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Tom Becker, WI11: “Advantages, Disadvantages, and Progress of Ceramic Materials in Gas Turbine Applications”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Dustin Wirick, WI11: “Design of Specialty Couplings for Component Rig Testing”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Aaron Haugen, WI11: “Vibration Concerns in Aviation Compressors”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Matthew Langenderfer, WI11: “An Overview of the Challenges Associated with Machining Advanced Composites for Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • James Hammer, WI11: “Aircraft Noise Regulation and Methods of Noise Reduction”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Paul Riley, WI11: “Mitigating the Effects of Sand Ingestion on High-Pressure Turbine Airfoils”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Nika Frimenko, WI11: “Fan-Shaped Cooling Holes in Jet Engine High-Pressure Turbine Blades – Advantages, Applications, and Challenges”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Justin Smith, WI11: “Variable Cycle Turbofan Engine Technology”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Ann Khidekel, WI11: “Application of Transpiration Cooling for Turbine Blades”, employed by GE Aviation
  • John Boyd, WI11: “An Assessment of the Use of Alternative Fuels in Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Pat Clements, SP11: “Ply Consolidation of Ceramic Laminates by Use of Hybrid Trapped Rubber Mandrel”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Alexander Shouldis, SP11: “Combustion Instability in Gas Turbine Combustors Basic Theory and Control”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Justin Slee, WI10: “Investigation into the Impact of Hold time and Thermal Mechanical Fatigue on Fatigue Crack Growth in Dovetail Slots in Nickel-Based Jet Engine Alloys”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Ryan Smith, WI10: “Impact of Ice Crystals on Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Chad Kleinow, WI10: “An Evaluation Of The Challenges Associated With Manufacturing Ceramic Matrix Composite Components for Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Raul Fernandez, WI10: “Design for Effective Control of Combustion Instability Caused by Fluctuations in Equivalence Ratio”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Tony Lushman, WI10: “Influence of Alternative Fuels on Gas Turbine Combustors”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Nate Kamps, WI10: “An Overview of Pulse Detonation with Focus on Application to Gas Turbines and Propulsion", employed by GE Aviation
  • Wesley Fan, WI10: “Bluff Body Flame Stabilization in Afterburner Applications”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Wendy Young, WI10:  “Non-Contacting Stress Measurement Systems in Validating Vibratory Behavior of Rotor Blades”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Arthur Orton, WI10:  “High Potential Near-term Aircraft Fuel Burn Reduction: Multiple Stop Journeys and Open Rotor Engine Technologies”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Rachel Frazier, WI10: “An Investigation Into the Effects of Volcanic Ash Ingestion on Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Joseph Zielinski, WI10: “Construction of a Steady State NPSS Cycle Model to Match Production Engine Data”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Melba Cantu, WI10: “An Assessment of the Benefits and Limitations of the Crow-AMSAA Model in Reliability Predictions”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Janice Hung, WI10: “Design of a High Bandwidth Fuel Controller”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Dan Martyn, SU10: “The Impact and Importance of Transverse Grain Orientation on the Aeromechanics of Cast Single-Crystal Un-cooled Turbine Blades”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Brandon Reynolds, WI10:  “Feasibility Study of Powering a Commercial Aircraft with a Hybrid Gas-Turbine/Fuel-Cell Propulsor”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Joe Bruni, WI10: “A Study of High Vibratory Stress Near an Airfoil Leading Edge”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Bryan Barrett, SP10: “An Introductory Review of Biodiesel Fuels - From Growth to Sustainability”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Rachel Frazier, WI10: “An Investigation Into the Effects of Volcanic Ash Ingestion on Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Wendy Young, WI10:  “Non-Contacting Stress Measurement Systems in Validating Vibratory Behavior of Rotor Blades”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Tony Lushman, WI10: “Influence of Alternative Fuels on Gas Turbine Combustors”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Nate Kamps, WI10: “An Overview of Pulse Detonation with Focus on Application to Gas Turbines and Propulsion, employed by GE Aviation
  • Wesley Fan, WI10: “Bluff Body Flame Stabilization in Afterburner Applications”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Ryan Smith, WI10: “Impact of Ice Crystals on Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Chad Kleinow, WI10: “An Evaluation Of The Challenges Associated With Manufacturing Ceramic Matrix Composite Components for Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Raul Fernandez, WI10: “Design for Effective Control of Combustion Instability Caused by Fluctuations in Equivalence Ratio”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Gina Isgro, WI09: “Study of High Pressure Turbine Vane Endwall Cooling Effectiveness and Optimization”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Craig Ziolkowski, WI09: “Investigation of Thrust Oscillation at Aircraft Engine Test Site”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Brandon Miller, WI09: “Rotor Disk Burst Speed Calculation using Elastic Analysis:  A study of using correlation between elastic-plastic analysis and elastic analysis to set elastic burst criteria for a given material”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Jose Atiles, WI09: “Gas Turbine Engine Fan Noise”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Tom Webster, WI09: “Aviation Icing:  A Study of Ice Accretion, Ice Shedding, and the Material Properties of Accreted and Shed Impact Ice”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Peter Martinello, WI09: “A Study of Passage Flow Loss, Heat Transfer and Optimized Internal Geometry as it Relates to Internally Cooled High-Pressure Turbine Blades”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Mike McDufford, WI09: “An Investigation into Alternative Film Cooling Hole Technologies for Gas Turbine Blade Cooling”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Andy Fajardo, WI09: “Combustor Noise in Gas Turbine Engines: Sources and Noise Suppression Methods”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Ashley Moran Bartowitz, SU09: “Gas Turbine Engine Health Management Using Fuzzy Inference Logic”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Jack Widders, SU09: “Investigation into Different Methods of Predicting Aircraft Engine Removals for Maintenance Overhaul”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Aigbedion Akwara, SU09: “Life Analysis of Corroded Bolt Holes in Aircraft Engine Compressor Structure Using Statistical Methods”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Philip Najlepszy, SU09: “Investigation of Engine Deterioration Estimation”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Mike Albertson, SP09: “An Assessment of Variable Displacement Piston Pump Control Methodologies and Technology”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Mark Kiefer, SP09:  “Implementation of numerical techniques for optimizing non-linear, non-monotonic spaces”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Alberto Luna, SP09: “Analysis of a Manufacturing System using Discrete Event Simulation”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Kyle Snow, SP09:  “Technical Challenges Facing FAA and EASA Certification of an Open Rotor Turbofan Engine” , employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Nestor Martinez-Toro, SP09: “Acoustic Impedance Measurements Applied to Turbine Engine Technology”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Joe Bubnick, SP09: “Alternative Fuels for Gas Turbines: an investigation of their diversity, applicability, and impact on current gas turbine technology”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Jacob Lesch, SP09: “Dynamic Compensation Techniques to Improve Combined Hardware-in-the-loop and Simulation-in-the-loop Control Systems”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Joe Hampshire, WI08: “An Assessment of the Difficulties Associated with the Application of Ceramic Matrix Composites Within Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Laine D’Augustine, WI08: “Design of a Light Probe Development Rig”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Elena Garcia, WI08: “Characterization of Multi-Functional Organo Clay/Polyimide Nanocomposite Films and Coatings”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Mike Murray, WI08: “Aircraft Engine Fuel System Orifice Icing Evaluation”
  • Jessica Ruehr, WI08: “Fatigue Crack Growth Rates in Gas Turbine Disk Applications – Influence of Grain Size, Temperature, and Stress”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Andy Bobinger, WI08: “Evaluation and Mechanical Considerations of Coal-Based Jet Fuels”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Evan Harding, WI08: “Development of a Microfluidic Biosensor Using Polymer Microchannels for Bioassay Analysis”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Ken Henrich, WI08: “Alternative Film Cooling-Hole Designs for Increased Film Effectiveness and Manufacturability”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Jessica Egler, WI08: “An Assessment of propulsion System Prognostics, Diagnostics and health Management Systems”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Lance Blakeman, WI08: “The Influence of Measured Fuel Properties on Calculated Flow in Turbine-Type Meters”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Matthew Rodgers, WI08: “Control of Aircraft Turbine Engines”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Mike Eriksen, WI08: “Probabilistic Analysis for a Turbine Purge Supply System”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Katie Dover, AU08: “The Influence of Turbine Blade Tip Clearance and Geometry on Leakage Flow and Near-Tip Heat Transfer”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Emily Hawthorne, SP07: “Ice Protection Technology in Modern Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines”, employed by General Electric Aviation, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Brian Kalb, SU07: “Turbine Vane-Blade Interaction:  Examination of CFD Modeling Techniques, Validation, and Performance Improvements”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Samir Mehta, SP07: “Primary and Secondary Grain orientation effects in single crystal superalloy high pressure turbine blades”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Chris Nye, WI07: “Assessment of Creep in the LM2500+G4 3-9 Spool”, employed by General Electric Aviation
  • Vasisht Dilip, WI07: “An Overview of High Cycle Fatigue of Gas Turbines”, now employed by Honeywell
  • John Griner, WI07: “Reduced Stiffness of a Fixed-Free Cylinder due to Out-of-Roundness”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Pey-Hua Hwang, WI07: “Film Cooling and Heat Transfer Design and Application to the Thermal Analysis of a High Aspect Ratio Exhaust Nozzle Lower Edge Liner”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Ross Kenyon, WI07: “Design and Operation of a High-Speed Braking Unit for Frangible Shaft Testing”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Manish Mistry, WI07: “Fault Diagnosis & Isolation in a Gas Turbine Engine: An Intermittent Partial Failure of an Actuator Position Sensor”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Lauren Powell, WI07: “Aircraft Wing Thermal Anti-Ice Systems”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Cesar Romero, SU06: “Hole Geometry Effect on Adiabatic Film-Cooling Effectiveness”, employed by General Electric, Mexico
  • Hector Trevino, SU06: “Feasibility Analysis of Magnetostrictive Induced-Strain Actuators in Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by General Electric, Mexico
  • Kim Barberini, SP06: “A Review of Labyrinth Seal Design Aspects for Gas Turbine Engines”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Ariel Harder, SP06: “The Design of Turbulators with Respect to Heat Transfer in Both Stationary and Rotating Operating  Conditions”, employed by GE Power Systems
  • Alisha Vachhani, SP06: “Review of Experimental Film Effectiveness Results for the Endwall Region of Gas Turbine Airfoils”, employed by GE Aviation
  • Tim Scaife, 2006: "Modal Analysis of Mistuned Bladed Disks", employed by GE Aviation
  • Chris Vogt, 2006: "Probabilistic Analysis of Multiple Failure Mode Systems", employed by GE Aviation
  • Eric Aho, 2005: "A Discussion on Aviation Emissions, Regulations, and Market Based Opportunities with Inclusion of Responsive Technology for Reduction of Aircraft Emissions", employed by GE Aviation
  • Jason Garza, 2005: "A Review of Discrete-Hole Parameter Effects on Film Cooling Effectiveness for Modern Gas Turbine Vanes", employed by GE Aviation
  • Jorge Lamboy, 2005: "Vibrations in Bladed Disks", employed by GE Aviation
  • Joon Pak, 2005: "Overview of Winglet Technology", employed by GE Aviation
  • Matthew Ring, 2005: "Clearance Control Variation, Effects, and Management in an Axial Flow Compressor", employed by GE Aviation
  • Mark Robertson, 2005: "A History of Axial-Flow Compressors for Application in an Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines", employed by GE Aviation
  • Patrick Scoggins, 2005: "The Effects of Laser Shock Peen (LSP) Distortion on Transonic Fan Performance", employed by GE Aviation
  • Flavien Thomas, 2005: “Investigation into the Energy Losses which Occur in Plasma During a Pressure Probe Measurement”, employed by ASE Technologies
  • Michael Weber, 2005: "Aircraft Engine Life Management", employed by GE Aviation
  • Blaine Bosley, 2004: "The Application of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma to a Jet Engine Repair Process", employed by GE Aviation 
  • David Drye, 2004: "Performance Based Reliability Centered Maintenance", employed by USAF at Wright-Patterson
  • Stuart Hoelle, 2004: "An Investigation of the Combustor: Modeling of Turbulent Regions", employed by GE Aviation
  • Chris Mathias, 2004: "Combustion Instabilities in Gas Turbine Engines", employed by GE Aviation
  • John Mowry, 2004: "The Influence of Wrinkles on the Strength and Life of a Composite Cylindrical Shell and an Adhesive Bond Joint in the Vicinity of the Wrinkle", employed by GE Aviation
  • Arlin Peters, 2004: "Resolution of Static Forces within a Multi-Axis Thrust Frame", employed by GE Aviation
  • Doug Washburn, 2004: "Advanced Airfoil Damping Techniques", employed by GE Aviation
  • Andres Silva, 2003:"Modal Analysis Investigation on the General Electric Aircraft Engines Tech56 High Pressure Turbine Rotor", employed by GE Aviation
  • Tom Martyn, 2003: "Icing Concerns in the Design of Aircraft Gas-Turbine Propulsion Systems", employed by GE Aviation
  • Natalie Martyn, 2003: Clocking, Heat Transfer, employed by GE Aviation