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Domenic Santavicca

Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

132 Research Building East

das8@psu.edu

814-863-1863

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Combustion, spark ignition, emissions, combustion instabilities, gas turbine engines, and laser diagnostics.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • T. Lieuwen, V. McDonell, Domenic A Santavicca and T. Sattelmayer, 2009, Operability issues associated with steady flowing combustors, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, pp. Ch. 9
  • J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2005, Experimental diagnostics of combustion dynamics, pp. Ch. 16

Journal Articles

  • J. Samarasinghe, S. Peluso, M. Szedlmayer, A. De Rosa, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "Three-dimensional chemiluminescence imaging of unforced and forced swirl-stabilized flames in a lean premixed multi-nozzle can combustor", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135, (10), pp. 101503-1 - 101503-7
  • P. Orawannukul, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "An experimental validation of heat release rate fluctuation measurements in technically premixed flames", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135, (12), pp. 121505-1 to 121505-7
  • K. T. Kim and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "Interference mechanisms of acoustic/convective disturbances in a swirl-stabilized lean-premixed combustor", Combustion and Flame, 160, pp. 1441-1457
  • K. T. Kim and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "Generalization of turbulent swirl flame transfer functions in gas turbine combustors", Combust. Sci. Technol., 185, pp. 1-17
  • Tongxun Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2012, "Combustion instability and flame structure of turbulent swirl-stabilized liquid-fueled combustion", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 28, (5)
  • B. Jones, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay, Domenic A Santavicca, K. Kim and S. Srinivasan, 2011, "Flame response mechanisms due to velocity perturbations in a lean premixed gas turbine combustor", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 133
  • K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2011, "Reconstruction of heat release response of partially premixed flames", Combust. Sci. and Tech., 183, pp. 122-137
  • K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2011, "The dynamic response of turbulent dihedral V flames: An amplification mechanism of swirling flames", Combust. Sci. and Tech., 183, pp. 163-179
  • K. T. Kim, J. Lee, H. J. Lee, B. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Characterization of forced flame response of swirl-stabilized turbulent premixed flames", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 132
  • T. Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Flame transfer functions for turbulent liquid-fueled swirl-stabilized lean-direct-injection combustion", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 132
  • D. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay, K. Kim, S. Srinivasan and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Effect of flame structure on the flame transfer function in a premixed gas turbine combustor", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 132
  • K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Response of partially premixed flames to acoustic velocity and equivalence ratio perturbations", Combustion and Flame, 157, pp. 1731-1744
  • T. Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Determination of the instantaneous fuel flow rate out of a gaseous fuel nozzle", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 132
  • K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Spatially distributed flame transfer functions for predicting combustion dynamics in lean premixed gas turbine combustors", Combustion and Flame, 157, pp. 1718-1730
  • T. Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Forced flame response of turbulent liquid-fueled lean-direct-injection combustion to fuel modulations", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 25, (6), pp. 1259-1271
  • T. Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Flame spectra of a turbulent liquid-fueled swirl-stabilized lean-direct injection combustor", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 25, (5), pp. 1058-1067
  • T. Liewen, V. McDonell, Domenic A Santavicca and T. Sattelmayer, 2008, "Burner development and operability issues associated with steady flowing syngas fired combustors", Comb. Sci. and Tech., 180, pp. 1169-1192
  • T. Lieuwen, V. McDonell, E. Peterson and Domenic A Santavicca, 2008, "Fuel flexibility influences on premixed combustor blowout, flashback, autoignition and stability", ASME Transaction, J. of Engrg. for Gas Turbines and Power, 130
  • J. N. Stenzler, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2006, "Penetration of liquid jets in a heated crossflow", Atomization and Sprays, 16, pp. 1-20
  • J. N. Stenzler, J. G. Lee, W. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2006, "Penetration of liquid jets in a crossflow", Atomization and Sprays
  • Kwanwoo Kim, Domenic A Santavicca and Jong Guen Lee, 2006, "Spatial and temporal distribution of secondary fuel for effective suppression of combustion dynamics", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • K. Bunce, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2006, "Characterization of liquid jet in crossflow under high temperature, high velocity non-oscillating and oscillating flow conditions"
  • W. Lee, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2005, "Self-induced combustion instability of laminar premixed flames on a slot burner", JSME Int'l Journal, Series B: Fluids and Thermal Engineering
  • B. A. Bruno, J. V. Zello and Domenic A Santavicca, 2004, "Fuel injection pressure effects on the cold start performance of a GDI engine", Journal of Fuels and Lubricants
  • J. L. Samperio, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2004, "Characterization of the effect of the inlet operating conditions on the performance of lean premixed gas turbine combustors", Journal of the Korean Society of Combustion, 9, (3), pp. 10-18
  • J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2004, "Detailed spectroscopic measurements of chemiluminescence from turbulent premixed flames in a dump combustor", Journal of the Korean Society of Combustion, 9, (3), pp. 19-26
  • J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2003, "Experimental diagnostics for the study of combustion instabilities in lean premixed combustors", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 19, (5)

Conference Proceedings

  • P. Orawannukul, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "An experimental validation of heat release rate fluctuation measurements in technically premixed flames", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2013
  • J. Samarasinghe, S. Peluso, M. Szedlmayer, A. De Rosa, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "Three-dimensional chemiluminescence imaging of unforced and forced swirl-stabilized flames in a lean premixed multi-nozzle can combustor", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2013
  • N. Bunce, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "Interaction between swirl number fluctuations and vortex shedding in a single-nozzle, turbulent, swirling, fully-premixed combustor", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2013
  • H. J. Lee, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2013, "Mechanism of combustion instability due to flame-vortex interactions in a lean premixed gas turbine combustor", AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference
  • J. G. Lee, J. P. Armstrong and Domenic A Santavicca, 2011, "Experiments on lean blowout and NOx emissions of a premixed trapped vortex combustor with high G-loading", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2011, pp. GT2011-46396
  • M. Szedlmayer, B. D. Quay, J. Samarasinghe, A. De Rosa, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2011, "Forced flame response of a lean premixed multi-nozzle can combustor", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2011, pp. GT2011-46080
  • P. Orawannukul, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2011, "Fuel-forced flame response of a lean premixed combustor", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2011, pp. GT2011-46022
  • N. Bunce, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2011, "Mixture-forced flame transfer function measurements and mechanisms in a single-nozzle combustor at elevated pressure", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2011, pp. GT2011-46744
  • S. Peluso, B. D. Quay, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2011, "Comparison between self-excited and forced flame response of an industrial lean premixed gas turbine injector", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2011, pp. GT2011-46115
  • K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Experimental investigation of the nonlinear response of swirl stabilized flames to equivalence ratio oscillations", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009, pp. GT2010-23023
  • K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Reconstruction of the heat release response of partially premixed flames", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010, pp. GT2010-22245
  • H. J. Lee, K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2010, "Measurements of equivalence ratio fluctuations in a lean premixed gas turbine combustor using an IR absorption technique", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010, pp. GT2010-23424
  • B. Jones, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay, Domenic A Santavicca, K. Kim and S. Srinivasan, 2010, "Flame response mechanisms due to velocity perturbations in a lean premixed gas turbine combustor", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010, pp. GT2010-22380
  • H. J. Lee, K. T. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "An experimental study on the coupling of combustion instability mechanisms in a lean premixed gas turbine combustor", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009, , #GT2009-60009
  • K. T. Kim, H. J. Lee, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Flame transfer function measurement and instability frequency prediction using a thermoacoustic model", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009, #GT2009-60026
  • K. T. Kim, J. Lee, H. J. Lee, B. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Characterization of forced flame response of swirl-stabilized turbulent premixed flames", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009, #GT2009-60031
  • T. Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Flame transfer functions and their applications to combustion analysis and control", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2009, #GT2009-60181
  • T. Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Flame spectra of a turbulent liquid-fueled swirl-stabilized LDI combustor", 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • T. Yi and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Determination of the instantaneous fuel flow rate out of a gaseous fuel nozzle", 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • D. Kim, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay, K. Kim, S. Srinivasan and Domenic A Santavicca, 2008, "Effect of flame structure on the flame transfer function in a premixed gas turbine combustor", Proceedings of GT2008 ASME Turbo Expo 2008: Power for Land, Sea and Air, Paper #GT2008-51014
  • T. Lieuwen, V. McDonell, E. Petersen and Domenic A Santavicca, 2007, "Fuel flexibility influences on premixed combustor blowout, flashback, autoignition and stability", ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • J. M. Deepe, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2006, "Effect of Weber number on the fuel function for modulated liquid jets", 44th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA-2006-1223
  • L. Figura, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2006, "The effects of fuel composition on flame structure and combustion dynamics in a lean premixed combustor", ASME Turbo Expo 2007: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • K. Kim, C. M. Jones, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2005, "Active control of combustion instabilities in lean premixed combustors", 6th Symposium on Smart Control of Turbulence
  • Jacob N. Stenzler, Jong G. Lee, J. Matthew Deepe, Domenic A Santavicca and Wonnam Lee, 2004, "Fuel transfer function measurements in modulated liquid jets", Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE2004-60673
  • D. V. Green, C. G. Miller, K. V. Sharp and Domenic A Santavicca, 2004, "Pulsed micro-catalytic combustor for use in a solid piston micro-engine", Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE2004-61644
  • B.-J. Lee, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2004, "Detection of the onset of unstable combustion in lean premixed combustors", 43nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA Paper No. 2004-0825
  • J. N. Stenzler, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2003, "Penetration and dispersion of liquid jets in a heated crossflow", 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • J. L. Samperio, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2003, "Characterization of the effect of the inlet operating conditions on the performance of lean premixed gas turbine combustors", 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • B. A. Bruno, J. V. Zello, D. V. Gardner, Domenic A Santavicca and P. VanBrocklin, 2003, "Injection pressure effects on the cold-start performance of a GDI engine", 2003 SAE International Powertrain and Fluid Systems Conference
  • T. Yamada, D. A. Gardner, B. A. Bruno, J. V. Zello and Domenic A Santavicca, 2002, "The effects of engine speed and injection pressure transients on gasoline direct injection engine cold start", SAE International Powertrain and Fluid Systems Conference, SAE Paper 2002-01-2745
  • B. A. Bruno, J. V. Zello and Domenic A Santavicca, 2002, "LIF characterization of intake valve fuel films during cold start in a PFI engine", SAE International Powertrain and Fluid Systems Conference, SAE Paper 2002-01-2751
  • R. L. Steinberger, Domenic A Santavicca, B. A. Bruno and D. T. Daly, 2002, "A comparison of the effects of additives on spark ignited combustion in a laminar flow system and in an engine under cold start conditions", SAE International Powertrain and Fluid Systems Conference, SAE Paper 2002-01-2834
  • J. G. Lee, K. Kim and Domenic A Santavicca, 2002, "A study of the role of equivalence ratio fluctuations during unstable combustion in a lean premixed combustor", AIAA Paper 2002-4015, 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
  • K. Kim, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2002, "Optimization of the spatial and temporal distribution of secondary fuel injection for effective suppression of combustion dynamics", AIAA Paper 2002-4024, 38th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference

Manuscripts

  • A. J. De Rosa, J. Samarasinghe, S. J. Peluso, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2015, "Flame area fluctuation measurements in velocity-forced premixed gas turbine flames"
  • J. Samarasinghe, S. J. Peluso, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2015, "The 3-D structure of swirl-stabilized flames in a lean-premixed multi-nozzle can combustor"
  • A. J. De Rosa, S. J. Peluso, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2015, "The effect of confinement on the structure and dynamic response of lean-premixed, swirl-stabilized flames"

Other

  • L. Figura, J. G. Lee, B. D. Quay and Domenic A Santavicca, 2009, "Dynamic stability of lean premixed gas turbine combustors operating on coal-derived syngas fuels"
  • D. V. Green, D. M. Scovill, K. V. Sharp and Domenic A Santavicca, 2005, "Characterization of a pulsed catalytic micro-combustor"
  • J. G. Lee, E. D. Gonzalez and Domenic A Santavicca, 2005, "On the applicability of chemiluminescence to the estimation of unsteady heat release during unstable combustion in lean premixed combustors"
  • E. D. Gonzales-Juez, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2005, "A study of combustion instabilities driven by flame-vortex interactions"
  • E. Gonzalez, J. Sampeiro, J. G. Lee and Domenic A Santavicca, 2003, "Chemiluminescence measurements of overall heat release rates"
  • G. Frederick, J. V. Zello and Domenic A Santavicca, 2003, "The influences of cylinder wall temperature and equivalence ratio on the first cycle of a gasoline direct injection engine cold start"

Research Projects

  • January 2015 - December 2017, "The Effect of Fuel Composition Variability and Pilot-Flame Interaction on the Combustion Instability Characteristics of the T70 Injector Solar Turbines," (Sponsor: ).
  • January 2015 - December 2016, "Characterization of the Self-Excited and Forced Response of a Premixed Oil Burner," (Sponsor: GE Power and Water).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Participant, Grad Student Recruiting Weekend, MNE Department, March 2014 - March 2014
  • Advisor, Office of Physical Plant, August 2009 - December 2012
  • , Center for Advanced Power Generation, January 2008 - December 2008
  • , Discovery House Faculty Advisory Committee, August 2002 - May 2004
  • Member, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Support Network, January 1996 - December 1999
  • Director, founded research center, Center for Advanced Power Generation, August 2006
  • Committee Member, student recruitment, MNE Recruitment Committee, August 2006
  • LeadSJTU - PSU Joint Research Program Development, MNE Department, August 2012
  • Advisor, College of Engineering, August 2005

Service to External Organizations:

  • Panelist, National Science Foundation, March 2008 - March 2008
  • Board Member, Department of Energy, September 2004 - December 2007
  • Panelist, Center for Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) 2005 Forum, May 2005 - May 2005
  • Diversity ScholarUniversity of Wisconsin, Diversity Institute, August 2004 - May 2005
 


 

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We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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