Donald B. Bliss
Naval Surface Warfare Center
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Physical Acoustics Branch; Mechanical Engineer
Envision Energy, Research Engineer
US Naval Research lab
Research Interests: Max is currently assisting Dr. Donald Bliss in developing an improved analysis of 2-D unsteady supersonic flow. Linearized unsteady supersonic flow is analyzed with the intention of improving on the “piston theory” model while retaining functional simplicity and accuracy [...]
Earl H. Dowell
Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma
Consulting CFD Engineer at ICON Technology & Process Consulting
Research Interests: Kai Kruger Bastos focused on the theoretical and computational studies of fluid dynamics phenomena including buffet, flutter and limit cycle oscillations under the advisement of Dr. Earl Dowell. Before arriving at Duke Kai graduated from Lafayette College with a BS (honors) in [...]
NASA Stennis Space Center
Army Research Laboratory; Postdoctoral Fellow
Professor, University of Michigan
Professor, Georgia Tech
Professor, Duke University
Research Interests: Maxim is currently taking part in designing a hypersonic flutter experiment of a plate that is affected by static pressure and temperature differentials under the advisement of Dr Earl Dowell. Using linear and nonlinear theoretical models, the plate dimensions are designed to [...]
Global Aerospace Corporation
NASA Langley Research Center
Associate Professor, Lehigh University
Transport Canada Civil Aviation
Research Interests: Michael was a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science department at Duke University. Under the advisement of Dr. Earl Dowell, Michael worked on researching the nonlinear dynamics of turbulent fluid flows. Since beginning his study at Duke in 2016, his [...]
Research Interests: Dani is researching the application of Volterra Series theory to real-world engineering problems. Specifically, as a practical tool for creating unsteady aerodynamic ROM (Reduced Order Models) from CFD results for the aeroelastic analysis under the advisement of Dr Earl Dowell
Proctor and Gamble
NASA Langley Research Center
Research Aerospace Engineer,Air Force Research Lab
Research Interests: Kevin was a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science at Duke University. He studied aeroelasticity under the advisement of Dr. Earl Dowell, and his current research explores large, nonlinear deflections of beams and plates. Kevin was supported by the SMART [...]
Aeronautical Development Agency
Professor, Washington State University
Professor and Provost, Stevens Institute of Technology
Professor, University of California at Berkeley
PhD student,Purdue University
Research Interests: Yifan Guo worked on modal analysis of plates and shells with different combinations of boundary conditions and geometry shapes through finite element method. Computational Dynamics of plates Modal Analysis of Rectangular, Triangular and Circular Plates In this part, different [...]
Research Interests: Experimental Study of Non-Linear Flutter Dynamics for Gust Excitation on Finite Wing In his first role within the Aeroelasticty group , Matt supported wind tunnel testing of thin-plate aeroelastic properties by modification of an existing 50 m/s wind-tunnel apparatus. The goal [...]
PhD student, Penn State University
Research Interests: Sid is a Master's Student in Dr. Earl Dowell's lab and is currently investigating the effects of random vibrations on a wing or fuselage using a Nonlinear Reduced Order Aeroelastic Model.
THRUST Masters Students
Research Interests: Longzhao (Long) was a Master of Engineering candidate for Duke-KTH THRUST program. Long worked on the Wing Flutter/LCO and Forced Response Interaction project. His work included setting up the experiment environment and quantifying the structual / fluid coupling effects. [...]
Research Interests: Santiago is conducting research focused on learning the behavior of cantilever plates as prototypes of a wing undergoing buckling. He started doing research in the Fall of 2021 and continues to collect and analyze data of the linear and nonlinear behavior of the plate under a [...]
PhD student, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Oliver is researching the effects of torsional loads on the bending, buckling, and dynamic behavior of a cantilevered plate. In spring 2021, he designed and constructed a testing rig to experimentally collect plate displacement data. He is continuing this work into the summer of [...]
Research Interests: Chris is researching the effects of torsional loads on the bending and buckling modes of a vertical cantilever plate. In Summer 2021, he joined the lab and helped redesign and build a test setup to measure the displacement and buckling of cantilever plates. He is continuing the [...]
Ph.D. Student at MIT
Research Interests: Diego Salgado majored in Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Aerospace Engineering. Under the supervision of Prof Earl Dowell, Diego focused on the interaction between the flutter induced limit cycle oscillation and the forced excitation created by a gust generator on [...]
Kenneth C. Hall
McKinsey & Company
Research Engineer, GE Global Research
Research Interests: Natalie was a PhD student who worked on turbomachinery unsteady Aerodyanmics method development. She currently works as a research engineer at GE Global Research
Future Technical Leaders Program, Northrop Grumman
Research Interests: Matthew was an NDSEG fellowship recipient and Dr. Kenneth Hall's Ph.D. student. Being interested in helicopter aerodynamics, Matthew pursued new techniques in computing optimal rotor configurations with the end goal of minimizing power consumption. Before coming to Duke, Matthew [...]
Principal Engineer, RTRC
Research Interests: Dmytro was a PhD student working under Ken Hall. He graduated in 2004 and currently works at Raytheon Technologies Research Centre(RTRC)
Research Interests: Under the guidance of Dr. Kenneth C. Hall, Dom is performing research on optimal propellers with specific focus on increasing propulsive efficiency by altering tip geometries. With the intent to change the way we think about propeller design, Dom uses computational models and [...]
THRUST Masters Students
Research Interests: Yann was a graduate student currently working on experimental Non-Synchronous Vibrations. His focus was to determine the unsteady forces in the lock in region of a NACA0012 blade at high angles of attack.
Research Interests: Bas was a graduate student working towards his M.Eng. in mechanical engineering. In collaboration with the Leibniz University Hannover he worked on computational modeling of non-synchronous vibrations for turbomachinery applications. This was being done to build and validate a [...]
Application and Consultant Engineer, Numeca International, San Francisco, California
McKinsey & Company
Thermal Sciences Associate, Exponent Scientific and Engineering Consulting
Research Interests: Richard is studying Nonsynchronous Vibrations in turbomachinery using a single airfoil in Duke's Low Speed Wind Tunnel.
GE Global Research Center, Niskayuna, NY
Investment Manger, Summitview Capital, China
Aeromechanics Specialist, Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis, Indiana
Aeromechanics Specialist, General Electric Aviation, Boston, Mass
McKinsey & Company
Simulation engineer, Joby Aviation
Research Interests: Jalen was a Master of science(MS) student in the MEMS department.His work under Dr Kielb and Dr Dowell involved investigating the interaction between flutter and forced response both experimentally and computationally
Research Interests: She is focusing on Aerodynamics and participating in this research group contributing to the computing cylinders tasks recently. She is interested in airfoil structure design and simulation, including calculation and simulation in fluid mechanics. As well as the application of [...]
PhD Student,Virginia Tech
Research Interests: Wentao worked on evaluating the multi-row effects on the aerodynamic damping of rotor blades in a multi-stage compressor. This involved understanding the physics using a frequency-domain Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method with an end goal of being able to design safer jet [...]
Mechanical Design engineer at Cesium Astro
Research Interests: During his time as a Masters stuent Aaron worked on an in-house mistuning code MISER.His work involved implemtning new algorithms for faster and more accurate predictions
PhD student, University of Notre Dame
Research Interests: Ryne’s current role in Aeroelasticity group is to study unsteady pressure induced by both enforced and shedding motion measured from the upper and the lower surface of the NACA0012 airfoil, in both computational method and experiments. Therefore, to determine the relationship [...]
THRUST Masters Students
Research Interests: Nicolas was a Masters of Engineering candidate of the THRUST program. Interested in Aerospace Propulsion, Nicolas was part of the LASCADE project to investigate flutter in turbomachinery. He's currently working in Scania as an aero engineer
Aeromechanics Engineer,MTU Aero Engines
Research Interests: Tim was a Masters of Engineering candidate of the THRUST program and was part of the LASCADE project to investigate flutter in turbomachinery. He is currently working at MTU Aero engines as an aeromechanics engineer
Research Interests: Regarding his research interests he is now focusing on the LASCADE project. This project concerns developing a linear compressor cascade test rig for the wind tunnel available at Duke University.
PhD student, University of Colorado Boulder
Research Interests: Matt worked in collaboration with rocket engine startup Ursa Major Technologies to develop a water-flow test rig to rapidly iterate novel inducer designs
Research Interests: Anil worked on the Calibration of pressure transducers to be used in the LASCADE project in collaboration with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden to study the unsteady phenomena of flow.
Research Interests: His research interest lies in Micro Gas Turbines and Hybrid Propulsion System for UAVs. During his time at Duke, He will be working on developing a Micro Gas Turbine system for aerospace propulsion under the supervision of Dr. Robert Kielb.
Research Interests: Davide worked on supporting the Duke electric vehicles team. His worked involved validating present and future CFD results and also developing a cooling system for the cockpit. Duke Electric Vehicle is one of the most outstanding automotive application in the university world. [...]
Research Interests: Daniele worked on the development of a numerical model for Wind Turbines drive trains. The goal was to embed the developed tool into a simulation software
Research Interests: Yuhan worked on the relationship between the shock wave position and compressor blade flutter in the transonic flow field, under the advisement of Dr. Kielb.
Research Interests: Pascal was a visiting scholar in 2019.He worked on investigating NSV in low-load turbines computationally as a part of his master's thesis at Leibniz University Hanover (Germany).The project is funded by the GUIde 6 consortium
Research Interests: Katharina worked on experimental Non-Synchronous Vibrations. Her focus was to determine the unsteady forces in the lock in region of a NACA0012 blade at high angles of attack. The analysis was done the Fourier domain in an attempt to separate the contributions in the unsteady [...]
Associate Professor,Beihang University
Research Interests: Tianyu was a visiting scholar from Beihang university.During his time at Duke Tianyu worked on investigating the multi-row forced response behaviour of embedded compressor rotors
Engineer at Boeing
Research Interests: As a new member of the non-synchronous vibrations team, Sydney is assisting in testing and analysis of the NACA 0012 airfoil and linear cascade, ultimately understanding the lock-in phenomenon. More specifically, she is improving the experimental set up of the motor which [...]
Research Interests: As a member of the NSV (Non-Synchronous Vibrations) Research team, Atanaz conducted experiments on an oscillating airfoil in the wind tunnel. She focusses on better understand the 'lock-in' region
Research Interests: Mihai Cimpuieru was an undergradute student at Duke studying Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace certificate. During the summer after his freshman year, Mihai worked as an undergraduate research assistant on a study about the interaction of flutter and force response on [...]
Research Interests: As a new member of the Linear Cascade team, Jared is working on the design and manufacturing of motion system components for compressor blade oscillation during wind tunnel testing.
Research Interests: As a member of the aeromechanics and CFD team, he is working to improve mistuning studies. Utilizing an in-house code to perform mistuing studies and data from computational fluid dynamics simulations, JD is working on predicting the behavior of rotor blades due to slight [...]
Research Interests: A new addition to the non-synchronous vibrations team, Matthew is working on wind tunnel testing and analysis for the NACA 0012 airfoil experiencing the lock-in phenomenon. He is updating the pressure systems, incorporating the new DAQ system, and measuring unsteady pressures.
Quality Engineer,Lockheed Martin
Research Interests: Michael was a senior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Finance. He worked on an independent study proejct under the guidance of Prof. Robert Kielb on the effects of mistuning in compressors , evaluating the accuracy of the MISER software in predicting the [...]
Systems Engineer,Ultra electronics Ocean systems
Research Interests: Ryan Kwon majored in Mechanical Engineering and Material Science with an Aerospace Certificate. He began working under the guidance of Prof Robert Kielb in Spring 2018. His research focused on using computational methods to examine the chaotic region when comparing the amplitude [...]
Research Interests: Jacob is researching experimental rig design and testing. He designed and built a pinning system to ensure a proper pinned boundary condition for a NACA 0012 experiment. Now he will be testing a motor system to be used in the Linear Cascade Project.
Research Interests: As a new member of the LASCADE team, Justin will be involved in the development of a linear cascade test system. He will be focusing on the creation and calibration of the test rig's pressure and data acquisition systems.
Mechanical Engineer,Berkshire Grey
Research Interests: Anthony Paul majored in Mechanical Engineering. He was a member of the AeroElasticity group since his junior year. His contributions include the following: • Utilized a Fortran program to investigate the effects of reduced freq, mach number, stagger angle, pitching axis and [...]
Research Interests: Jonathan Riley was an undergraduate student at Duke University studying Mechanical Engineering. As a member of the LASCADE (Linear Cascade) Research team, Jonathan worked on the investigation of flutter occurence inside a compressor linear cascade. He focussed on designing the [...]
Research Interests: Ignacio is a new member of the non-synchronous vibrations team. He is assisting with experimentation in the wind tunnel and computational analysis, including a new DAQ system.
Research Interests: Having joined the LASCADE team in fall of 2021, Vincent will be working on developing the unsteady pressure measurement system for the LASCADE test wing by calibrating pressure transducers and investigating their interaction with the data acquisition setup used by the team.