Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics
AFIT Faculty: Capt Brook I. Bentley
Name: Capt Brook I. Bentley
Title: Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Commercial Phone: (937) 255-3636 (7478)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (7478)

Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2013

M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2009

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 2005



Capt Bentley's research interests include surface effects, hypersonics, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). He has conducted research on surface effects in rarefied environments, involving both hypersonic regimes and vacuum devices such as magnetrons. Capt Bentley has also researched hybrid modeling methods for flowfields which exhibit both continuum and rarefied regimes



1. Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “New method of calculating adsorption and scattering for Xe-Pt(111) using Direct Simulation Monte Carlo techniques,” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A, 30: 061401 (November-December 2012).
2. Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “Shock Structure Solution by Hybrid Flowfield Methods,” J. Spacecraft Rockets, 49: 1058-1068 (November-December 2012).
3. Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “Entropy-Shock Interactions Using the Unified Flow Solver,” J. Thermophys Heat Transfer, 24: 721-729 (October-December 2010).
4. Camberos, J.A., Greendyke, R.B., Lambe, L.A., and Bentley, B.I., “Computational Experiments with Direct Simulation Quasi-Random Monte Carlo,” 41st AIAA Thermophysics Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 22-25 June 2009.
5. Bons, J.P., Crosby, J., Wammack, J.E., Bentley, B.I., and Fletcher, T.H., “High-Pressure Turbine Deposition in Land-Based Gas Turbines From Various Synfuels,” J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, 129: 135-143 (January 2007).
6. Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “A New Method for Calculating Adsorption Probabilities for High-Power Microwave Applications,” 7th Directed Energy Systems Symposium, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 2-5 April 2012.
7. Bentley, B.I., and Greendyke, R.B., “Using the Unified Flow Solver to Investigate the Normal Shock Wave Structure,” 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, 5-8 January 2009.
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