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Gary Settles

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

301D Reber Building

gss2@psu.edu

814-863-1504

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Fluid dynamics, flow visualization, optical instruments, environmental flows, explosions, homeland security, materials processing.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Books

Book, Chapters

  • Gary S Settles, D. A. Kester and L. J. Dodson-Dreibelbis, 2002, The external aerodynamics of sniffing, Springer, Vienna & NY

Parts of Book

Journal Articles

  • M. J. Hargather, Gary S Settles and S. Gogineni, 2013, "Optical diagnostics for characterizing a transitional shear layer over a supersonic cavity", AIAA Journal, 51, (12), pp. 2977-2982
  • R. M. Young, M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2013, "Shear stress and particle removal measurements of a round turbulent air jet impinging normally upon a planar wall", J. Aerosol Science, 62, pp. 15-25
  • Matthew R. Fulghum, Michael J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2013, "An integrated impactor/detector for a high-throughput explosive trace detection portal", IEEE Sensors Journal, 13, (4), pp. 1252-1258
  • M. J. Lawson, B. A. Craven, E. G. Paterson and Gary S Settles, 2012, "A computational study of odorant transport and deposition in the canine nasal cavity: Implications for olfaction", Chemical Senses, 37, (6), pp. 553-566
  • F. R. Svingala, M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2012, "Modern optical methods for determining the shock Hugoniot of transparent solids", International Journal of Impact Engineering, 50, (12), pp. 76-82
  • M. Grujicic, T. He, B. Pandurangan, F. R. Svingala, Gary S Settles and M. J. Hargather, 2012, "Experimental characterization and material-model development for microphase-segregated polyurea: An overview", Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 21, (1), pp. 2-16
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2012, "A comparison of three modern quantitative schlieren techniques", Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 50, (1), pp. 8-17
  • M. J. Hargather, M. E. Staymates, M. J. Madalis, D. J. Smith and Gary S Settles, 2011, "The internal aerodynamics of cargo containers for trace chemical sampling and detection", IEEE Sensors Journal, 11, (5), pp. 1184-1193
  • M. J. Hargather, M. J. Lawson, Gary S Settles and L. M. Weinstein, 2011, "Seedless velocimetry measurements by schlieren image velocimetry", AIAA Journal, 49, (3), pp. 611-620
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2011, "Background-oriented schlieren visualization of heating and ventilation flows: HVAC-BOS", Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Research, 17, (5), pp. 771-780
  • J. W. Tang and Gary S Settles, 2011, "Schlieren imaging: A real-time, non-invasive method to visualize human exhaled airflows to assist aerosol infection control", Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, 5, pp. 307-310
  • J. W. Tang, C. J. Noakes, P. V. Nielsen, I. Eames, A. Nicolle, Y. Li and Gary S Settles, 2011, "Observing and quantifying airflows in the infection control of aerosol- and airborne-transmitted diseases: An overview of approaches", Journal of Hospital Infection, 77, (3), pp. 213-222
  • M. J. Hargather, Gary S Settles and M. J. Madalis, 2010, "Schlieren imaging of loud sounds and shock waves in air near the limit of visibility", Shock Waves, 20, (1), pp. 9-17
  • M. J. Hargather, Gary S Settles and M. J. Madalis, 2010, "Schlieren imaging of loud sounds and weak shock waves in air near the limit of visibility", Shock Waves, 20, (1), pp. 9-17
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2010, "Natural-background-oriented schlieren imaging", Experiments in Fluids, 48, (1), pp. 59-68
  • B. A. Crave, E. G. Paterson and Gary S Settles, 2010, "The Fluid Dynamics of Canine Olfaction: Unique Nasal Airflow Patterns As An Explanation of Macrosmia", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 7, (47), pp. 933-943
  • S. Y. Del Valle, R. Tellier, Gary S Settles and J. W. Tang, 2010, "Can we reduce the spread of influenza in schools with face masks?", American Journal of Infection Control, 38, (9), pp. 676-677
  • M. M. Biss and Gary S Settles, 2010, "On the use of composite charges to determine insensitive explosive material properties at the laboratory scale", Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 35, (5), pp. 452-460
  • B. A. Craven, E. G. Paterson and Gary S Settles, 2009, "The fluid dynamics of canine olfaction: A new explanation for macrosmia", Journal of the Royal Society Interface
  • J. W. Tang and Gary S Settles, 2009, "Coughing and masks", New England Journal of Medicine, 361, (26), pp. e62
  • Gary S Settles, E. Krause and H. Fuetterer, 2009, "Theodor Meyer—Lost pioneer of gas dynamics", Progress in the Aerospace Sciences, 45, (6-8), pp. 203-210
  • B. A. Craven, E. G. Paterson and Gary S Settles, 2009, "Development and verification of a high-fidelity computational fluid dynamics model of canine nasal airflow", Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 131, (9)
  • J. W. Tang, T. J. Liebner, B. A. Craven and Gary S Settles, 2009, "A schlieren optical study of the human cough with and without wearing masks for aerosol infection control", Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 6, pp. S727-S736
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2009, "Retroreflective shadowgraph technique for large-scale flow visualization", Applied Optics, 48, (22), pp. 4449-4457
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2009, "Laboratory-scale techniques for the measurement of a material response to an explosive blast", International Journal of Impact Engineering, 36, (7), pp. 940-947
  • J. W. Tang and Gary S Settles, 2008, "Coughing and aerosols", New England Journal of Medicine, 359, (15)
  • M. M. Biss, Gary S Settles and S. R. Sanderson, 2008, "Differential schlieren-interferometry with a simple adjustable Wollaston-like prism", Applied Optics, 47, (3), pp. 328-335
  • H. Kleine and Gary S Settles, 2008, "The art of shock waves and their flowfields", Shock Waves, 17, (5), pp. 291-307
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2007, "Optical measurement and scaling of blasts from gram-range explosive charges", Shock Waves, 17, (4), pp. 215-223
  • J. Porter, B. A. Craven, S.-J. Chang, I. Kang, B. Judceixa, R. M. Khan, J. A. Volpe, N. Sobel and Gary S Settles, 2007, "Mechanisms of scent-tracking", Nature Neuroscience, 10, (1), pp. 27-29
  • B. A. Craven, Gary S Settles, E. G. Paterson, T. Neuberger, A. G. Webb, E. M. Josephson and E. E. Morrison, 2007, "Reconstruction and morphometric analysis of the nasal airway of the dog (Canis familiaris) and implications regarding olfactory airflow", Anatomical Record, 290, (11), pp. 1325-1340
  • M. E. Staymates, Gary S Settles, K.-B. Shi and Z.-W. Liu, 2007, "Supercontinum laser illumination applied to traditional optical flow imaging methods", Optics Communications, 273, (1), pp. 252-255
  • B. A. Craven and Gary S Settles, 2006, "A computational and experimental investigation of the human thermal plume", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 128, (6), pp. 1251-1258
  • D. R. Jonassen, Gary S Settles and M. D. Tronosky, 2006, "Schlieren “PIV” for turbulent flows", Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 44, (3-4), pp. 190-207
  • Gary S Settles, 2006, "High-speed imaging of shock waves, explosions and gunshots", American Scientist, 94, (1), pp. 22-31
  • Gary S Settles, 2006, "Fluid mechanics and homeland security", Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 38, pp. 87-110
  • B. A. Craven and Gary S Settles, 2006, "PIV, CFD, and schlieren studies of the human thermal plume", Journal of Fluids Engineering
  • J. A. Volpe and Gary S Settles, 2006, "Laser-induced gas breakdown as a light source for schlieren and shadowgraph "PIV"", Optical Engineering, 45, (8), pp. 080509-1 to 080509-3
  • Gary S Settles, 2005, "Sniffers: Fluid-dynamic sampling for olfactory trace detection in nature and homeland security—The 2004 Freeman Scholar Lecture", Journal Of Fluids Engineering, 127, (2), pp. 189-218
  • B. S. Edge, E. G. Paterson and Gary S Settles, 2005, "Computational study of the wake and contaiminant transport of a walking human", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 127, (5), pp. 967-977
  • S. P. Mates and Gary S Settles, 2005, "Experiments on liquid metal atomization using close-coupled nozzles, Part 1: Gas dynamic behavior", Atomization and Sprays, 15, (1), pp. 19-40
  • Gary S Settles, 2005, "Experiments on liquid metal atomization using close-coupled nozzles, Part 2: Atomization behavior", Atomization and Sprays, 15, (1), pp. 41-59
  • Gary S Settles and L. J. Dodson, 2005, "Full-scale schlieren visualization of supersonic bullet and muzzle blast from firing a .30-06 rifle", Journal of Visualization, 8, (1), pp. p. 6

Conference Proceedings

  • Michael J. Hargather, Gary S Settles and Joseph A. Gatto, 2007, "Gram-range explosive blast scaling and associated materials response", 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves
  • Matthew M. Biss, Michael J. Hargather, Gary S Settles, Lori J. Dodson and James D. Miller, 2007, "High-speed digital shadowgraphy of shock waves from explosions and gunshots", 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves
  • Gary S Settles, 2006, "On the fluid dynamicist as an artist", Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium On Fow Visualization
  • Gary S Settles, G. Tremblay, J. M. Cimbala, L. J. Dodson and J. D. Miller, 2006, "Fluid mechanics films in the 21st century", Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium On Fow Visualization
  • M. J. Hargather, Gary S Settles and J. A. Gatto, 2006, "Optical measurement, characterization, and scaling of blasts from gram-range explosive charges", Proceedings of the 4th International Aviation Security Technology Symposium
  • M. J. Hargather, Gary S Settles, J. A. Gatto, T. P. Grumstrup and J. D. Miller, 2006, "Full-scale optical experiments on the explosive failure of a ULD-3 air cargo container", Proceedings of the 4th International Aviation Security Technology Symposium
  • M. E. Staymates, D. J. Smith and Gary S Settles, 2006, "The internal aerodynamics of cargo containers for trace explosives sampling", Proceedings of the 4th International Aviation Security Technology Symposium
  • C. M. Hackett and Gary S Settles, 1994, "Turbulent mixing of the HVOF thermal spray and coating oxidation", Proceedings of the National Thermal Spray Conference
  • Gary S Settles and S. M. Bogdonoff, 1973, "Separation of a supersonic turbulent boundary layer at moderate to high Reynolds numbers", 6th AIAA Fluid and Plasma Dynamics Conference, Palm Springs, CA

Manuscripts

  • M. J. Hargather, M. J. Lawson, Gary S Settles and L. M. Weinstein, , "Seedless flow velocity measurements by schlieren image velocimetry", AIAA Journal

Other

  • Gary S Settles, 2010, "Important developments in schlieren and shadowgraph visualization during the last decade"
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2010, "Background oriented schlieren visualization of heating and ventilation flows: HVAC-BOS"
  • M. J. Hargather and Gary S Settles, 2010, "Recent developments in schlieren and shadowgraphy"
  • M. J. Hargather, M. J. Lawson, Gary S Settles, L. M. Weinstein and S. Gogenini, 2009, "Focusing-schlieren PIV measurements of a supersonic turbulent boundary layer"
  • Gary S Settles, M. J. Hargather, M. J. Lawson, R. P. Bigger and M. J. Madalis, 2008, "Schlieren imaging of shock waves in air at the extreme weak limit"
  • M. J. Hargather, Gary S Settles, L. J. Dodson-Dreibelbis and T. J. Liebner, 2008, "Natural-background-oriented schlieren imaging"
  • H. Kleine and Gary S Settles, 2008, "Artistic elements in visualizations of compressible flows"
  • Gary S Settles, T. P. Grumstrup, J. D. Miller and J. A. Gatto, 2005, "Full-scale high-speed Edgerton shadowgraphy of explosions and gunshots"

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

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.

Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

137 Reber Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519