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Horacio Perez-Blanco

Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

204 Reber Building

hpb1@psu.edu

814-865-7842

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Energy, Energy systems, Gas turbines, Heat and mass transfer, Transport, Interfaces, Marangoni, Absorption.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Books

  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2009, Dynamics of energy systems

Journal Articles

  • D. Beevers, L. Branchini, V. Orlandini, A. De Pascale and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2015, "Pumped hydro storage plants with improved operational flexibility using constant speed Francis runners", Applied Energy, 137, pp. 629-637
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, S. Richards and B. Leyde, 2013, "When intermittent power production serves transient loads", Applied Thermal Engineering, 50, pp. 1549-1556
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, S. Fishbone and L. Moroz, 2011, "Software in the classroom, demonstrating a stepwise approach to engineering design", Turbomachinery International, pp. 32-33
  • K. H. Kim, H. J. Ko, K. Kim and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2011, "Analysis of water droplet evaporation in a gas turbine inlet fogging process", Applied Thermal Engineering, 31, pp. 834-840
  • Kyung Chun Kim, Hyung-Jong Ko and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2010, "Exergy analysis of gas-turbine systems with high fogging compression", International Journal of Exergy, 8, (1), pp. 16-32
  • K. H. Kim, H. Ko and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2010, "Analytical modeling of wet compression of gas turbine systems", Applied Thermal Engineering, 31, pp. 834-840
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, K. Kim and S. Ream, 2007, "An assessment of evaporatively cooled compression using a high-pressure refrigerant", Applied Energy, 84, pp. 1028-1043
  • K. H. Kim and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2006, "Potential of regenerative gas-turbine systems with high fogging compression", Applied Energy, 84, pp. 16-28
  • F. Sancho Bastos and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2005, "Cogeneration system simulation and control to meet simultaneous power, heating and cooling demands", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 50th Annniversary Issue
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2004, "Experimental characterization of mass, work and heat flows in an air-cooled, single cylinder engine", Energy Conversion and Management, 45, (2004), pp. 157-169
  • M. Medrano, M. Bourouis, Horacio Perez-Blanco and A. Coronas, 2003, "A simple model for falling film absorption on vertical tubes in the presence of non absorbables", Int. J. of Refrigeration, 26, pp. 108-116

Conference Proceedings

  • Z. Francis and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2013, "Simulation and revenue of fast response pumped storage to firm up renewables", HydroVision International Conference
  • S. Richards and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2012, "Financial considerations of using pumped hydroelectric storage to increase the penetration of wind and solar generation", 2012 Turbo Expo., GT2012-68147
  • L. Branchini and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2012, "Handling wind variability using gas turbines", 2012 Turbo Expo., GT2012-68045
  • L. Branchini and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2012, "Computing gas turbine fuel consumption to firm up wind power", 2012 Turbo Expo., GT2012-68046
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco and M. McCaffrey, 2012, "Aerodynamic performance of preferred wind turbine airfoils", 2012 Turbo Expo., GT2012-68108
  • S. Richards and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2012, "Mitigating the variability of wind and solar energy through pumped hydroelectric storage", 2012 Turbo Expo., GT2012-68121
  • S. Richards and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2012, "The price suppression effects of wind power generation in PJM are likely to decrease the profits of pumped hydroelectric storage facilities that engage in energy arbitrage", 2012 HydroVision Conference
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, Scott Richards and Brian Leyde, 2011, "When intermittent power production serves transient loads "The Art of the Possible"", 2nd European Conference on Polygeneration
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, Alex Rigg and Leonid Moroz, 2010, "Experience in teaching turbomachinery using advanced dedicated software", ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE 2010
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco and D. Kunkel, 2010, "Uncertainty of thrust prediction for a small demonstration turbojet", Proc. of the ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE 2010-40050
  • K. H. Kim and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2006, "An assessment of high-fogging potential for enhanced compressor performance", International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo Proceedings, GT2006-90482
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, R. Van Dyken, A. Byerley and T. McLaughlin, 2005, "Turbine cascade flow control using a "wake filling" plasma actuator", Proc. ASME Turbo-Expo 2005
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, Robert Van Dyken, Tom McLaughlin and Aaron Byerley, 2004, "Analysis of high load turbine blades at low Re numbers with CFX-BladeGen Plus", 2004 International ANSYS CONFERENCE PROC.
  • R. Van Dyken, Horacio Perez-Blanco, A. Byerley and T. McLaughlin, 2004, "Plasma actuator for wake flow control of high camber blades during part load operation", ASME IGTI Turbo Conference and Exposition
  • Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2003, "Activities around the SR-30 Minilab at PSU", ASEE Proceedings
  • F. Sancho Bastos and Horacio Perez-Blanco, 2003, "Cogeneration system simulation and control to meet simultaneous power, heating and cooling demands", International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo Proceedings

Manuscripts

  • S. Bastos and Horacio Perez-Blanco, , "Cogeneration system and control to meet simultaneous power, heating and cooling demands", ASME J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power
  • L. Branchini and Horacio Perez-Blanco, , "Coupling wind and pumped storage hydro: Capacity constraints"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • First Place Technical Papers of the Year, HydroVision International, 2014
  • 2014 First Place Technical Papers of the Year, HydroVision International, July 2014 - July 2014

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Mail promotionPromotion of MNE Open positions, August 2014 - August 2014
  • FacilitatorThermal Systems Search Committe, Dr. Fan-Bill Cheung, September 2014 - October 2014
  • , State Mandated Collection System, February 2014 - February 2014
  • , January 2014 - January 2014
  • Participant, Thermodynamics Candidacy written and oral exam., September 2014 - September 2014
  • Participant, IPAC Open Faculty Session, March 2014 - March 2014
  • Participant, Meeting Faculty Candidate Bo Cheng, February 2014 - February 2014
  • Participant, Meeting Faculty Candidate Frank Liu, February 2014 - February 2014
  • Participant, MNE Faculty Retreat, January 2014 - January 2014
  • Participant, Thermodynamics Candidacy written and oral exam., September 2014 - September 2014
  • , March 2014 - March 2014
  • Participant, COE-PSU, January 2014 - January 2014
  • , Commission for Women, February 2014 - February 2014
  • Organizer, High-Speed Cameraa, College of Engineering, July 2014 - July 2014
  • , Interview Millennium Scholars, February 2014 - February 2014
  • , Millenium Scholars, January 2014 - January 2014
  • Contributor, Open House, Engineering Library, March 2014 - March 2014
  • HostProfessional Visit., Penn State-Univeristat Rovira i Virgili, April 2014 - April 2014
  • Advisor, April 2014 - January 2012

Service to External Organizations:

  • Academic ReferenceDecember 2014 - December 2099
  • Academic ReferenceDecember 2014 - December 2099
  • Academic ReferenceDecember 2015 - December 2099
  • Academic ReferenceDecember 2015 - December 2099
  • Professional ReferenceDecember 2014 - December 2099
  • , Security Clearance, April 2014
  • , Security Clearance, April 2014
  • Panelist, November 2011
  • , Grand Knight,, June 2011
  • Research Position ReferenceJuly 2014
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  • Academic RefereneDecember 2013
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The Pennsylvania State University

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