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    • Image Analysis of Acoustically Excited Bluff Body Flames 

      Plaks, Dmitriy Vital (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-12-17)
      This thesis analyzes the effects of various bluff bodies on the downstream flow field. Bluff bodies, for example, those typically found in jet engine augmentors, are objects designed to impede the flow in order to stabilize ...
    • Investigation of Adjoint Based Shape Optimization Techniques in NASCART-GT using Automatic Reverse Differentiation 

      Verma, Siddhartha (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-05-04)
      Automated shape optimization involves making suitable modifications to a geometry that can lead to significant improvements in aerodynamic performance. Currently available mid-fdelity Aerodynamic Optimizers cannot be ...
    • Investigation of Physics-Based Approaches for Wind Turbine Modeling and Design 

      Nucci, Michael (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-05-04)
      Rising oil costs have created a need for a new sustainable energy source. Currently wind energy is beginning to fulfill this need. With many financial incentives being offered for clean energy, wind turbines are a promising ...
    • Multi-point Optimization of Airfoils 

      Chiguluri, Bhanu S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-05-09)
      Many previous studies focused on developing optimum airfoils for steady flight conditions. However, with minimal extensions airfoils could be designed to perform better at the take-off conditions which would result in the ...
    • Non-Deterministic Design of Utility Scale Wind Energy Systems 

      Scott, Robert (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-05)
      The wind is an increasingly significant source of energy with the rising price of non-renewable fuels. The purpose of this project is to determine the specific intensity and frequency of wind speed required to sustain a ...
    • Qualitative Comparison of Commercial and Open Source Particle Image Velocimetry Softwares 

      Johnson, Henderson Johnson (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
      Complex chemical and fluid dynamic mechanisms present in combustion systems necessitate the validation of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models using flow visualization and velocity field measurement techniques. Two ...
    • The Effect of Sweep and Taper on Static Performance for Small Propellers 

      Kadri, Tobi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
      These past few years have been the years of the UAV. UAVs, also called drones, now have the friendly tasks of filming sports or movie scenes, civilian surveillance, and simple general aviation. Some companies see a future ...