Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
AFIT Faculty: Maj James L. Rutledge
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Maj James L. Rutledge
Title: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Commercial Phone: (937) 255-3636 (4734)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (4734)
EDUCATION

Ph.D. Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2009

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2002

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, experimental methods, inverse heat transfer, film cooling

EXPERTISE
  • FILM COOLING
  • FLUID DYNAMICS
  • HEAT TRANSFER
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

Archival Journal Publications:

Greiner, N.J., Polanka, M.D., Rutledge, J.L., Robertson, J.J., 2014, "Effect of Variable Properties Within a Boundary Layer with Large Freestream-to-Wall Temperature Differences," Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 136, 052604.

Rutledge, J.L., and Polanka, M.D., 2013,"Achieving a Specific Non-Uniform Heat Flux with an Electrical Heat Flux Plate," Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 135, 084502.

Rutledge, J.L. and McCall, J.F., 2013, “Determination of Time-Resolved Heat Transfer Coefficient and Adiabatic Effectiveness Waveforms with Unsteady Film,” Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 135, 021021.

Rutledge, J.L., King, P.I., Rivir, R., 2012, “Influence of Film Cooling Unsteadiness on Turbine Blade Leading Edge Heat Flux,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 134, 071901.

Rutledge, J.L., King, P.I., Rivir, R., 2010, “Time Averaged Net Heat Flux Reduction for Unsteady Film Cooling,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 132, 121601.

Rutledge, J., Robertson, D., Bogard, D., 2006, “Degradation of Film Cooling Performance on a Turbine Vane Suction Side due to Surface Roughness,” Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 128, pp. 547-554.

Conference Papers:

Zimmer, V., Rutledge, J.L., Knieriem, C., Ou, S., 2014, “The Influence of Coolant Unsteadiness on Impingement Heat Transfer,” ASME Turbo Expo 2014, Paper No. GT2014-25897.

Rutledge, J.L. and Polanka, M.D., 2014, “CFD Evaluations of Nonconventional Film Cooling Scaling Parameters on a Simulated Turbine Blade Leading Edge,” ASME Turbo Expo 2014, Paper No. GT2014-25893.

Shewhart, A.T., Greiner, N.J., Polanka, M.D., Rutledge, J.L., 2014, “Minimization of Heat Load due to Secondary Reactions in Fuel Rich Environments,” ASME Turbo Expo 2014, Paper No. GT2014-25703.

Greiner, N.J., Polanka, M.D., Rutledge, J.L., Shewhart, A.T., 2014, “Scaling of Film Cooling Performance From Ambient to Engine Temperatures,” ASME Turbo Expo 2014, Paper No. GT2014-25702.

Greiner, N.J., Polanka, M.D., Rutledge, J.L., Shewhart, A.T., 2014, “Effect of Variable Properties and Radiation on Convective Heat Transfer Measurements at Engine Conditions,” ASME Turbo Expo 2014, Paper No. GT2014-25701.

Damele, C.J., Polanka, M.D., Wilson, J.D., Rutledge, J.L., 2014, “Establishing Proper Exit Conditions for an Ultra Compact Combustor,” 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2014-0456.

Rutledge, J.L. and McCall, J.F., 2013, “An Inverse Heat Transfer Approach to Mitigating Sources of Experimental Error in Transient Heat Transfer Experiments,” ASME Turbo Expo 2013, Paper No. GT2013-94587.

Rutledge, J.L., 2013, "Heat Transfer Boundary Condition Waveforms on a Turbine Blade Leading Edge With Unsteady Film Cooling," ASME Turbo Expo 2013, Paper No. GT2013-94587.

Greiner, N.J., Polanka, M.D., Robertson, J.J., Rutledge, J.L., 2013, "Effect of Variable Properties Within a Reacting Boundary Layer With Film Cooling," ASME Turbo Expo 2013, Paper No. GT2013-94794.

Rutledge, J.L. and McCall, J.F., 2012,“Determination of Time-Resolved Heat Transfer Coefficient and Adiabatic Effectiveness Waveforms with Unsteady Film Cooling,” ASME Turbo Expo 2012, Paper No. GT2012-68652.

Carroll, D., King, P., Rutledge, J.L., 2010,“Flow Visualization Study of Passive Flow Control Features on a Film-Cooled Turbine Blade Leading Edge,” ASME Turbo Expo 2010, Paper No. GT2010-23179.

Rutledge, J.L., King, P.I., Rivir, R., 2009, “Net Heat Flux Reduction Performance of Pulsed Film Cooling on a Turbine Blade Leading Edge,” AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit.

Rutledge, J.L., King, P.I., Rivir, R., 2009, “Experimental Flow Visualization of Pulsed Film Cooling on a Turbine Blade Leading Edge,” AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit.

Rutledge, J.L., King, P.I., Rivir, R., 2009,“CFD Predictions of the Frequency Dependence of Pulsed Film Cooling Heat Flux on a Turbine Blade Leading Edge,” 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.

Rutledge, J.L., King, P.I., Rivir, R.,2008,“CFD Predictions of Pulsed Film Cooling Heat Flux on a Turbine Blade Leading Edge,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2008-67276, ASME.

Rutledge, J.L., Robertson, D., Bogard, D., 2005,“Degradation of Film Cooling Performance on a Turbine Vane Suction Side due to Surface Roughness,” ASME Turbo Expo 2005, Paper No. GT2005-69045.

COURSES

AERO 520 Viscous Fluid Flow

AERO 579 Theory of Gases for Aerodynamics and Propulsion

AERO 536 High Speed Aerodynamics

AERO 500 Introduction to Aeronautical Engineering

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