Kenneth Hall Named Editor of ASME Journal of Turbomachinery

Professor Kenneth C. Hall, the Julian Francis Abele Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering at Duke University, has been named the Editor of ASME¹s Journal of Turbomachinery for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2015.

The journal publishes the best technical papers worldwide that advance the state-of-the-art of turbomachinery technology related to gas turbine engines. The broad scope of the subject matter includes the fluid dynamics, heat transfer and aeromechanics technology associated with the design, analysis, modeling, test and performance of turbomachinery.

Emphasis is placed on axial and centrifugal compressors, turbines, and their related gas-path technologies. Some specific topic areas include: compressor and turbine blading design, film cooling and heat transfer phenomena, compressor stall, surge and operability issues, computational fluid dynamics, aeromechanical instabilities, boundary layer development, measurement techniques, and cavity and leaking flows to name just a few.

Hall is an expert in computational unsteady aerodynamics and aeromechanics of turbomachinery, with additional research interests in helicopter aerodynamics, flapping flight, and dynamics. He is a Fellow of both the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

"This is the most significant journal in turbomachinery," said Earl Dowell, the William Holland Hall Professor and chair of mechanical engineering. "There is a turbomachine, better known as a jet engine, in virtually every commercial airplane and in every power plant in the world. This selection of Kenneth reinforces the claim that Duke MEMS arguably offers the best place in the world for research on these essential machines, particularly in unsteady aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and aeroelasticity."

Learn more at aeroelasticity.pratt.duke.edu