• Experimental and RANS-CFD Study of Nacelle Drag 

      Zawislak, Maverick (2016-08-26)
      The drag on a nacelle model was investigated experimentally and computationally to provide guidance and insight into the capabilities of RANS-based CFD. The research goal was to determine whether industry constrained CFD ...
    • Heat Transfer in an Airfoil Shaped Strut 

      Crawford, James (2016-08-31)
      The heat transfer from a hot primary flow stream passing over the outside of an airfoil shaped strut to a cool secondary flow stream passing through the inside of that strut was studied experimentally and numerically. The ...
    • Simulations and validation of an axial-flow pit turbine 

      Murzello, Rowayne
      The geometric design of an axial-flow pit-turbine is essential as flow separation will decrease turbine efficiency. In this thesis, steady Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) simulations were conducted with a two-equation ...