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 (Fall 2023): August 29th – November 28
The monthly schedule is located below.
Fall 2023 SCHEDULE
Note: Graduate students can receive MEEN 681 Seminar credit for seminars marked with *
August 29* –
Dr. Robert Tranter – Senior Chemist, Chemical Sciences and Engineering Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL
“Shock Tubes and Flames – Synchrotron and Lab Experiments”
Host: W. Kulatilaka
September 5* –
- Dr. Campbell Carter, Principal Aerospace Engineer, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH – “Diagnostics and Instrumentation for High-Speed Propulsion”
Host: Dr. W. Kalutilaka
September 12 –
- Abubakar Rashid – “Development of a Predictive Tool for Rotordynamics Analysis of High-Speed ESPs”
- Hanlin Wang – “TPIV Experimental Investigation of Film Coolant-Mainstream Interaction from Shaped Cooling Holes with Various Inlet Geometries”
September 19 –
- Athena Padgiotis – “Characterization of the Dynamic Strength of Alumina-Epoxy Formulations Under Shock Loading”
- Edoardo Gheller – “Artificial neural network for tilting pad journal bearing optimization”
September 26 –
- No Seminar – Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia (9/25 – 9/28)
October 3 –
- Dr. Hisashi Nakamura – Innovative Energy Research Center, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan – “Chemical kinetic studies of ammonia: fundamentals and examples of practical developments”
Host: O. Mathieu
October 10 –
- No seminar – Fall Break
October 17 –
Alberto Betti – “Pivot modelling for Tilting Pad Journal Bearings”
Ashwath Venkataraman – “Computational Studies of the Detonation-Bow Shock Interaction”
October 24 –
- Matthew Abulail– “Shock-Tube Study of HTPB Ignition Using a Spray Injector System”
- Don van Hyuck –“CFD and CNN generated 2D Mixing Coefficient and Effect on Dynamic Coefficients in a Tilting Pad Bearing”
Matthew Intardonato– “Optical Emission Spectroscopy for High-Rate Impact Diagnostics”
David Lont – “The Detonation Velocity–Curvature–Acceleration Relationship and Its Variation with Activation Energy”
- Prof. Frank Lu, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington – “New Fire: Contributions to the Development of Detonation Engines”
- Speaker TBD
- Speaker TBD
- No seminar this week. Happy Thanksgiving.
Manuel Suarez – “Laser Diagnostics Development for Ammonia Flames”
Shreyas Sarfare – “TBD”
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.