The Turbomachinery Lab Seminar Series offers a weekly, Tuesday afternoon session of technical presentations on topics covering the breadth of TL-related research each semester.
The Seminar Series was created with the purpose to showcase ongoing and related TL research and will occasionally feature external presenters. They are intended to be an academic gathering of TL faculty, students, staff, and any other interested attendees. Seminars will consist of 2, 25-min presentations for students and postdocs, or one, 50-min presentation per seminar for faculty or external speakers. Light refreshments will be available at the end of each seminar. Topics will come from the breadth of research currently ongoing at TL and related areas.
TL is excited to make available the opportunity for students to present to an academic crowd; cross-fertilization of research topics and ideas within TL and related organizations; a gathering of researchers at all levels in a collegiate environment; and to learn some new things and meet new people with common interests; etc.
Time: Tuesdays at 4 P.M.
Location: Turbo Lab Classroom, TL room 163
Duration (Spring 2023): February 7 through April 25, 2023
The monthly schedule is located below.
Spring 2023 SCHEDULE
Note: Graduate students can receive MEEN 681 Seminar credit for seminars marked with *
February 7 –
“Laminar flame Speed and Emission Spectra of Ammonia Spherical Flames for an Oxygenated Mixture” by Yousef Almarzooq
“Study on Accidental Gas Releases at Pipelines – CFD Simulation and Validation” by Burak Ayyildiz
February 14 –
*“Hypersonics Experiments and Diagnostics at Sandia” by Dr. Sean Kearney, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM; Host: Dr. W. Kalutilaka*
February 21 –
- “The Role of Randomly Packed Particles on Macroscopic Elastic Bonded Grain Properties” by Sam Martin
- “Rotordynamic Coefficient Performance of Annular Gas Seals: CFD versus Experiment” by Ciprian Comsa
February 28 –
“Effect of Strip-Fin Height on Jet Impingement Heat Transfer in a Rectangular Channel With Two Jet-to-Target Surface Spacings” by Yasser Alzahrani
“Autoignition and Modern Process Safety: Taking a Closer Look at ASTM E659” by Colson Johnson
March 7 –
- No Seminar – Good luck to those partaking in thesis defenses!
- No Seminar – Spring Break
March 21 –
- No seminar – 13th U.S. National Combustion Meeting hosted by TAMU
March 28 –
- “Spectroscopic Investigation of Premixed H2/NH3/N2-Air Flames Stabilized on a H2-Air Pilot Flame” by Kristi Naude
- “Recent Shock-Tube Ignition Experiments at the Turbomachinery Laboratory” by Matthew Sandberg
April 4 –
- “Development of Process Gas-Lubricated Bearings for Land-Based Turbomachinery” by Dr. Adolfo Delgado, J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering
April 11 –
- “Simultaneous Multi-Species Detection in Reacting Flows Using a Broadband Femtosecond Laser” by Matthew Hay
- “Prediction of a Tilting Pad Bearing Dynamic Force Coefficients including Manufacturing Tolerances” by Dafu Gu
April 18 –
April 25 –
- “Turbulence and Transitions in Reactive Flows” by Professor Elaine Oran, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
Each seminar will consist of an hour long presentation. For student-driven presentations, two students will be given 25 minutes to discuss their research. All of the presentations are offered in a hybrid format, both in person at the Turbo Lab Classroom and over zoom. The Spring 2022 Turbomachinery Laboratory Seminar Series was coordinated by Dr. Eric Petersen.
Contact Debbie Maggs at firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions regarding the series.