Dr. Marc D. Polanka

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MASTERS OF SCIENCE THESES SUPERVISED

  1. Urbassik, Ryan, 2003 “Vane / Rotor Unsteady Aerodynamics of a Single Stage High Pressure Turbine”, November 2003, Wright State University
  2. Moore, Kenneth J., 2005 “Large Scale Visualization of Pulsed Vortex Generator Jets”, April 2005, Wright State University
  3. Kunze, Vaughn R., 2006 “Numerical Simulation Of A Non-Reactive Annular Combustor Simulator” August 2006, Wright State University
  4. Umholtz, Michael J., 2007 “A Comparison of Film Cooling Techniques in a High Speed, True Scale, Fully Cooled Turbine Vane Ring”, June 2007, Air Force Institute of Technology
  5. Mason, Jonathan R., 2008 “Heat Transfer due to Unsteady Effects as Investigated in a High-Speed Full-Scale, Fully Cooled Turbine Vane and Rotor Stage”, June 2008, Air Force Institute of Technology.
  6. Evans, Dave S. 2008 “The Impact of Heat Release in Turbine Film Cooling”, June 2008, Air Force Institute of Technology
  7. Benhassen, Firas, 2011 “Time Resolved Filtered Rayleigh Scattering Measurement of a Centrifugally Loaded Buoyant Jet”, March 2011, Air Force Institute of Technology
  8. Bohan, Brian T., 2011 “Analysis of Flow Migration in an Ultra-Compact Combustor”, March 2011, Air Force Institute of Technology, Commandant’s Award Winner
  9. Schmick, Peter J., 2011 “Effect Of Atmospheric Pressure And Temperature On A Small SI IC Engine Performance”, March 2011, Air Force Institute of Technology
  10. Crosbie, Steven C.., 2012 "Increasing Reliability of a Small 2-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine for Dynamically Changing Altitudes", March 2012, Air Force Institute of Technology
  11. DeLallo, Michael R., 2012 "Impact of Trench and Ramp Film Cooling Designs to Reduce Heat Release Effects in a Reacting Flow" March 2012, Air Force Institute of Technology
  12. Johnson, Donald D., 2012 "Cooling Requirements for the Ultra-Compact Combustor" March 2012, Air Force Institute of Technology
  13. Parks, Adam K., 2012 "Desensitizing Flame Structure and Exhaust Emissions to Flow Parameters in an Ultra-Compact Combustor" March 2012, Air Force Institute of Technology
  14. Smith, Brandon D., 2012 “Scaling Study of Wave Rotor Turbo Normalization of an Internal Combustion Engine”, Sept 2012, Air Force Institute of Technology
  15. Conrad, Matthew M., 2013 “Integration of an Inter Turbine Burner to a Jet Turbine Engine” March 2013, Air Force Institute of Technology
  16. Husaboe, Travis D., 2013 “Effects of Temperature on the Performance of a Small Internal Combustion Engine at Altitude” March 2013, Air Force Institute of Technology
  17. Robertson, Jacob J., 2013 “Film Cooling in Fuel Rich Environments” March 2013, Air Force Institute of Technology
  18. Wilson, Jacob D.., 2013 "Characterizing G-Loading, Swirl Direction, and Rayleigh Losses in an Ultra Compact Combustor", Sept 2013, Air Force Institute of Technology
  19. Brinker, Andrew J., “Liquid Spray Characterization in Flow Fields with Centripetal Acceleration”, March 2014, Air Force Institute of Technology
  20. Damele, Christopher J., “Operational Characteristics of an Ultra Compact Combustor”, March 2014, Air Force Institute of Technology
  21. Mataczynski, Mark R., “Design and Simulation of a Pressure Wave Supercharger for a Small Two Stroke Engine”, March 2014, Air Force Institute of Technology, Dean’s Award Winner
  22. Miranda, Jose L., “The Use of an Ultra Compact Combustor as an Inter Turbine Burner for Improved Engine Performance”, March 2014, Air Force Institute of Technology
  23. Rittenhouse, Joshua A., “Thermal Loss Determination for a Small Internal Combustion Engine”, March 2014, Air Force Institute of Technology
  24. Rowton, Alex K., “Measuring Scaling Effects in Small Two-Stroke Internal Combustion Engines” June 2014, Air Force Institute of Technology
  25. Shewhart, Andrew T., “Minimization of the Effects of Secondary Reactions on Turbine Film Cooling in a Fuel Rich Environment”, June 2014, Air Force Institute of Technology
  26. Lynch, Andrew J., “Overall Effectiveness Measurements at Engine Temperatures with Reactive Film Cooling and Surface Curvature”,  March 2015, Air Force Institute of Technology
  27. Horn, Kevin P., “Exhaust Composition in a Small Internal Combustion Engine Using FTIR Spectroscopy, June 2015, Air Force Institute of Technology
  28. Deutsch, Matthew., “Spectroscopic Measurement of Gas Temperature in Small Internal Combustion Engines”,  March 2016, Air Force Institute of Technology
  29. Gilbert, Nicholas., “Enhanced Flow Migration in a Full Annular Ultra Compact Combustor”,  March 2016, Air Force Institute of Technology
  30. Shepard, Joshua A.., “Development and Testing of a Rotating Detonation Engine Fueled with JP-8”,  March 2016, Air Force Institute of Technology
  31. McClearn, Michael., “Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of a Small Through-Flow Wave Rotor for Use Within the Brayton Cycle”,  June 2016, Air Force Institute of Technology
  32. Ashby, Robert A., “Scaling Film Cooling Performance from Ambient to Near Engine Temperatures”,  March 2017, Air Force Institute of Technology
  33. Stegemann, Beau J., “Fuel Injection Requirements of the Rotating Detonation Engine”, March 2017, Air Force Institute of Technology
  34. Vorgert, Christopher J., “Relating Film Cooling Performance Between Ambient and Near Engine Temperatures”, March 2017, Air Force Institute of Technology
  35. Blantin, Jason R., “Characterization and Scaling Study of Energy Pathways in Small Four-Stroke Internal Combustion Engines”, Sept 2017, Air Force Institute of Technology
  36. Lapp, Kevin P., “Design and Testing of a Micro-Scale Wave Rotor System”, Sept 2017, Air Force Institute of Technology
  37. DeMarco, Kevin J., “Control, Characterization, and Cooling of an Ultra-Compact Combustor”, March 2018, Air Force Institute of Technology
  38. Huff, Riley, “Design, Buildup, and Testing of a Radial Rotating Detonation Engine for a Compact Auxiliary Power Unit”, March 2018, Air Force Institute of Technology Dean’s Award Winner
  39. Tewaheftewa, James G., “Investigation of Geometric and Thermal Scaling Effects on a Simulated Turbine Vane Leading Edge Model”, March 2018, Air Force Institute of Technology
  40. Beasley, Brian A., “Investigation of a Pressure Wave Supercharger for an Industrial Diesel Engine”, Sept. 2018, Air Force Institute of Technology
  41. Boller, Scott A., “Flow Behavior in Radial Rotating Detonation Engines”, March 2019, Air Force Institute of Technology
  42. Rathsack, Tylor C., “Examination of Flow Dynamics and Passive Cooling in an Ultra Compact Combustor”, March 2019, Air Force Institute of Technology
  43. Lynch, Ryan A., “Investigation of Thermal Scaling Effects for a Turbine Blade Leading Edge and Pressure Side Model”, June 2019, Air Force Institute of Technology
  44. Druss, Ryan I., “Low Mass Flow RDE Operating on Gaseous Air and Ethylene for Future Scramjet Integration”, Sept. 2019, Air Force Institute of Technology
  45. Holobeny, Daniel “Design and Analysis of a Compact Combustor for Integration with a Jetcat P90 RXI”, March 2020, Air Force Institute of Technology
  46. Macias, Richard A. “Effects of High Freestream Turbulence on Film Cooling Effectiveness of Shaped Holes”. March 2020, Air Force Institute of Technology
  47. Muraleetharan, Kavi, “Detonation Confinement in a Radial Rotating Detonation Engine”, March 2020, Air Force Institute of Technology
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