Major Brian T. Bohan, Phd.
Assistant Professor

 

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BS, Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University - Potsdam, NY 2005; MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2011; PhD, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2018. Major Bohan's research interests include turbomachinery, combustion, heat transfer, applied fluid dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. Major Bohan teaches courses on turbomachinery, computational fluid dynamics, and aircraft design. He has experience in Air Force test and evaluation, propulsion integration, aerodynamic configuration, and as a propulsion subject matter expert for weapon system development. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, AIAA, and ASME.

Publications

Archived Journal Publications:

  • Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D., and Rutledge, J.L., “Sweeping Jets Issuing From the Face of a Backward-Facing Step.” Accepted to the Journal of Fluids Engineering, FE-18-1755, 2019
  • DeMarco KJ, Bohan B.T., Polanka MD, Rutledge JL, Akbari P., “Computational Analysis of an Additively Manufactured Cooled Ultra Compact Combustor Vane.” Accepted to the Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, TSEA-19-1066, 2019
  • Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., “A New Spin on Small-Scale Combustor Geometry”. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, GTP-18-1227, Volume 141 (1), DOI: 10.1115/1.4040658, 2018
  • Bohan B.T., Blunk D.L., Polanka M.D., Kostka S., Jiang N., Roy S., Stouffer S.D., “Impact of an Upstream Film-Cooling Row on Mitigation of Secondary Combustion in a Fuel Rich Environment”.  Journal of Turbomachinery, 2013, Volume 136, Issue 3: 031008  doi:10.1115/1.4024690, Turbo-13-1055
  • Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., “Analysis of Flow Migration in an Ultra-Compact Combustor”.  Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 2013, Volume 135, Issue 5: 051502 doi:10.1115/1.4007866.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications:

  • Bohan B.T., Polanka MD. “Experimental Analysis of an Ultra Compact Combustor Powered Turbine Engine” Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2019, Phoenix, AZ, GT2019-90607, June 2019
  • Rathsack, T.C., Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D., and Rutledge, J.L., “Experimental Analysis of an Additively Manufactured Ultra Compact Combustor Vane” Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2019, Phoenix, AZ, GT2019-91425, June 2019
  • Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., “A New Spin on Small-Scale Combustor Geometry”. Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2018, GT2018-75338, June 2018
  • DeMarco K.J., Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., Rutledge J.L., Akbari P., “Computational Analysis of an Additively Manufactured Cooled Ultra Compact Combustor Vane”. Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2018, GT2018-75392, June 2018
  • Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., Rutledge, J.L., “Computational Analysis of a Novel Cooling Scheme for Ultra Compact Combustor Turbine Vanes”.  Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2017, GT2017-63319, June 2017
  • Bohan B.T., Blunk D.L., Polanka M.D., Kostka S., Jiang N., Roy S., Stouffer S.D., “Impact of an Upstream Film-Cooling Row on Mitigation of Secondary Combustion in a High Fuel-Air Environment”. Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2012, GT-2012-68310, June 2012
  • Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., “Analysis of Flow Migration in an Ultra-Compact Combustor”.  Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2011, GT-2011-45916, June 2011

Other Publications:

  • Rathsack, T.C., Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D., and Goss, L.P., “Experimental Investigation of Flow Characteristics in an Ultra Compact Combustor”, AIAA SciTech 2019 Forum, San Diego, CA, AIAA 2019-0117, 2019            https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-0117
  • Bohan B.T., “Combustion Dynamics and Heat Transfer in an Ultra Compact Combustor”. PhD Dissertation, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH.  AFIT-ENY-DS-18-S-057, August 2018
  • Bohan B.T., “Combustion Dynamics and Heat Transfer in an Ultra Compact Combustor”. PhD Dissertation, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH.  AFIT-ENY-DS-18-S-057, August 2018
  • DeMarco K.J., Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., Goss L.P., ``Performance Characterization of a Circumferential Combustion Cavity''. Proceedings of the AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA-2018-4922, July 2018
  • Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., Goss L.P., “Measurements of Temperature, Pressure, Velocity, and Frequency in an Ultra Compact Combustor”. 56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Kissimmee, FL AIAA 2018-1875, 2018
  • DeMarco K.J., Bohan B.T., Hornedo E.A., Polanka M.D., Goss L.P., “Design Strategy for Fuel Introduction to a Circumferential Combustion Cavity”. 56th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Kissimmee, FL AIAA 2018-1876, 2018
  • Bohan B.T., Polanka M.D., Goss L.P., “Development and Testing of a Variable Geometry Diffuser in an Ultra-Compact Combustor”. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Grapevine, TX, AIAA 2017-0777, 2017
  • Hornedo-Rodriguez E.A., Bohan B.T., Cottle A.E., Schmiedel C., Polanka M.D., Goss L.P., “Design Strategy for Product Migration from a Circumferential Combustion Cavity”. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Grapevine, TX, AIAA 2017-0390, 2017
  • Bohan, B.T., (2015). “The Family of Brian Bohan and Alayna Perry – The Bohan Line”. Crestview, FL: 48 Hour Books, 264 pages
  • Bohan, B.T., (2015). “The Family of Brian Bohan and Alayna Perry – The Hill Line”. Centerville, OH: 48 Hour Books, 285 pages
  • Bohan B.T., “Analysis of Flow Migration in an Ultra-Compact Combustor”.  Master’s thesis, Air Force Institute of Technology, WPAFB, OH.  AFIT/GAE/ENY/11-M02, March 2011

 

 

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