Two senior undergraduate mechanical engineering students, Charlie DeLorenzo and Jared Deleon, along with their adviser, Dr. Paul Slaboch, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, recently had their conference paper accepted into the 2018 ASME TurboExpo, the world's largest turbomachinery conference attracting over 2,000 academics, engineers, and industry experts from around the world. The paper, entitled "Effect of Aft Rotor on Forward Rotor Blade Wakes in Open Rotor Propulsion Systems," was written primarily by Charlie and Jared after conducting their research during the summer and fall semester of 2017. Their work explored the dependence of the forward rotor wake topology on the position of the aft rotor. The paper went through a rigorous peer review process before being accepted for publication in the conference proceedings, and there was no student paper category.
The 2018 ASME TurboExpo will be held near Oslo, Norway in June where Charlie will present the paper. This work was funded by the NASA CT Space Grant Consortium.
DeLorenzo, C., Deleon, J., and Slaboch, P.E., “Effect of Aft Rotor on Forward Rotor Blade Wakes in Open Rotor Propulsion Systems,” ASME Paper No. GT2018-76183, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, June 9-13, 2018, Oslo, Norway