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HEFAT 2014 – presentation

Dr. Mark Ricklick (Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering) presented a selection of his research at the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics (HEFAT2014). This conference was held in Orlando, FL from July 14-16, 2014.   Dr. Ricklick presented his work entitled “Analytical Scaling of DEM Particles for Efficient Packed-Bed Simulations.” In this project, which was conducted in collaboration with CD-adapco, Dr. Ricklick showcased a methodology he developed for improving the simulation turn-around time for packed bed simulations using Discrete Element Modeling. The presented method resulted in a loss of accuracy of only 4% in terms of pressure drop predictions, while achieving a 24X speed-up in simulation turn-around time. This result is important for the development of efficient studies of the performance and design of packed beds for chemical processing, catalytic reactors, and filters.

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50th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference presentation

Dr. Mark Ricklick (Assistant Professor for AE) presented his research at the 50th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference (JPC). JPC was held July 28-30, 2014 in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Ricklick presented his work entitled “Comparison of Heat Transfer Predictions for Various Turbulence Models in a Pin Fin Channel.” In this ongoing work, commercially available turbulence models were benchmarked against experimental data. It was shown that a particular model was able to match experimental heat transfer rates within 12% over the majority of the geometry. These results are important for gas turbine designers, who increasingly rely on computational models for engine design. Continued efforts include the development of in-house experimental facilities such that a more thorough understanding of the computational limitations can be achieved.  

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