Lt Col Brian T. Bohan, Ph.D., 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. Lt Col Bohan's research interests include turbomachinery, combustion, heat transfer, applied fluid dynamics, and computational fluid dynamics. Lt Col 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:

  • Holobeny, D., Bohan, B.T., and Polanka, M.D., “Computational and Experimental Analysis of a Compact Combustor Integrated into a JetCat P90 RXi” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, GTP-20-1832, Volume 143, Issue 9, Pages 091023 (8), Sept 21, DOI  https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4051348
  • Bohan, B.T., and Cho, K.Y.., “Utilizing Open-Source Electronics Technologies in the Control Unit of an Expendable Gas-Turbine Engine.” Journal of DoD Research & Engineering, WT-20-141, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 162-171, Apr 2021, Distribution C
  • Staton, B.M., Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D., and Goss, L.P., “Design, Analysis, and Manufacture of an Axial Length Saving Disk-Oriented Engine” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, GTP-20-1160, Volume 143, Issue 1, Pages 011001 (9), January 2021, DOI https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4048085
  • Claus, G.C., Hatton, A., Bohan, B.T., and Polanka, M.D., “Internal Geometry and External Wall Effects on Fluidic Oscillator Behavior.” Journal of Fluids Engineering, FE-20-1244, Volume 142, Issue 11, Pages 111212 (10), Nov 2020, DOI 10.1115/1.4047849
  • Bohan, B.T., and Polanka, M.D., “The Effect of Scale and Working Fluid on Sweeping Jet Frequency and Oscillation Angle.” Journal of Fluids Engineering, FE-19-1787, Volume 142, Issue 6, Pages 061206 (9), June 2020, DOI: 10.1115/1.4046167
  • Bohan, B.T., and Polanka, M.D., “Experimental Analysis of an Ultra Compact Combustor Powered Turbine Engine.” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, GTP-19-1767, Volume 142, Issue 5, Pages 051014 (10), May 2020, DOI: 10.1115/1.4046759
  • Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D., and Rutledge, J.L., “Sweeping Jets Issuing From the Face of a Backward-Facing Step.” Journal of Fluids Engineering, FE-18-1755, Volume 141, Issue 12, Pages 121201 (17),  doi: 10.1115/1.4043576, Dec 2019
  • DeMarco KJ, Bohan B.T., Polanka MD, Rutledge JL, Akbari P., “Computational Analysis of an Additively Manufactured Cooled Ultra Compact Combustor Vane.” Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, TSEA-19-1066, Volume 11, Number 5, Pages 051021 (9), October 2019, DOI : 10.1115/1.4043548
  • 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:

  • Al-Rifai, S., Lin, C.X., Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D., “A Numerical Sensitivity Study of Modeling Parameters in the Combustion of a Swirler” Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2021, Virtual Conference, GT2021-59392, 7-11 June 2021
  • Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D., Goss, L.P. “Circumferential Combustor Cavity Flow Fields with Decreasing Core Flow” Conference proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2020, Virtual Conference, GT2020-14151, 21-25 September 2020
  • 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:

  • Clark, N.A., Polanka, M.D, Bohan, B.T., Caswell, A.W., “Application of a Compact Combustor in Small-Scale JetCat Engines.” AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 Forum, Virtual, AIAA 2021-3450, 9-11 Aug 2021, doi https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-3450
  • Bohan, B. T. (2021). “The Family of Brian Bohan and Alayna Perry – The Sabens Line”. Centerville, OH: 48 Hour Books, 442 pages
  • Touma J.A., Clark, N.A., Bohan, B.T., Schauer, F., Sell, B.C., “Spaceflight Propulsion and Power Using a Radioisotope Heat Exchanger”. Conference Proceedings of JANNAF, Virtual Conference, September 2020, Distribution C
  • Bauer, A.P., Schauer, F.R., Kemnitz, R.A., Bohan, B.T., Walker, G., Gillaugh, D.L., Holley, A.T., Hoke, J.L., “Design, Analysis, and Testing of a Low-Cost, Additively-Manufactured, Single-Use Compressor.” AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, Orlando, FL, AIAA 2020-0125, Jan 2020, doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-0125
  • Staton, B.M., Bohan, B.T., Polanka, M.D, “Flow Characterization and Combustion Analysis for Disk-Oriented Engine.” AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, Orlando, FL, AIAA 2020-0626, Jan 2020, doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-0626
  • Holobeny, D., Polanka, M.D, Bohan, B.T., “Analysis of a Compact Combustor for Use in a JetCat P90 RXi.” AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, Orlando, FL, AIAA 2020-0625, Jan 2020, doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-0625
  • 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
  • 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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