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Laura Pauley

Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

305 Reber Building

llp1@psu.edu

814-863-4259

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Computational fluid dynamics, boundary layer separation, Large-Eddy Simulation, Direct Numerical Simulation, cavitation inception, Engineering education.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, 1984
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1985
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 1988

Publications

Journal Articles

  • S. R. Turns, Laura Pauley and S. E. Zappe, 2009, "Active and collaborative learning in a first course in fluid mechanics: Implementation and transfer", International Journal of Engineering Education, 25, (5), pp. 979-997
  • R. Medvitz, R. Kunz, D. Boger, J. Lindau, A. Yocum and Laura Pauley, 2002, "Performance analysis of cavitating flow in centrifugal pumps using multiphase CFD", ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 124, (2), pp. 377-383
  • M. Mendonca, P. Morris and Laura Pauley, 2000, "Interaction between Görtler vortices and two-dimensional Tollmien-Schlichting waves", Physics of Fluids, 12, (6), pp. 1461-1471
  • M. Mendonca, Laura Pauley and P. Morris, 2000, "Effect of wave frequency on the nonlinear interaction between Görtler vortices and three-dimensional Tollmien-Schlichting waves", Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences, 22, (1), pp. 69-82
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1999, "Numerical computation of the tip vortex generated by a marine propeller", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 121, (3), pp. 638-645
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1999, "Direct numerical simulation of unsteady finite-span hydrofoil flow", AIAA Journal, 37, (5), pp. 529-536
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1999, "Study of tip vortex cavitation inception using Navier-Stokes computation and bubble dynamics model", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 121, (1), pp. 198-204
  • P. Wilson and Laura Pauley, 1998, "Two- and three-dimensional large eddy simulation of a transitional separation bubble", Physics of Fluids, 10, (11), pp. 2932-2940
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1998, "Numerical study of the steady state tip vortex flow over a finite-span hydrofoil", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 120, (2), pp. 345-353
  • J. Lin and Laura Pauley, 1996, "Low-Reynolds-number separation on an airfoil", AIAA Journal, 34, (8), pp. 1570-1577
  • Laura Pauley, 1994, "Response of two-dimensional separation to three-dimensional disturbances", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 116, (3), pp. 433-438
  • Laura Pauley and J. Hodgson, 1994, "Flow visualization of convex louver fin arrays to determine maximum heat transfer conditions", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 9, (1), pp. 53-60
  • Laura Pauley, 1994, "The structure of a local pressure-driven three-dimensional transient boundary layer separation", AIAA Journal, 31, (5), pp. 997-1005
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1994, "Comparison of the triple-deck theory, interactive boundary layer method, and Navier-Stokes computation for marginal separation", Journal of Fluids Engineering, 116, (1), pp. 22-28
  • M. Ripley and Laura Pauley, 1993, "The unsteady structure of two-dimensional steady laminar separation", Physics of Fluids A, 5, (12), pp. 3099-3106
  • Laura Pauley and S. Dagher, 1993, "Supersonic boundary layer stability in a high-area-ratio nozzle", AIAA Journal, 31, (3), pp. 534-539
  • Laura Pauley, P. Moin and W. Reynolds, 1990, "The structure of two-dimensional separation", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 220, pp. 397-411

Conference Proceedings

  • Laura Pauley and C. S. Mathiot, 2014, "Accuracy of the 2D+t approximation for a laminar wake in surface waves", APS Conference, 2014 . APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting
  • J. S. Lamancusa and Laura Pauley, 2011, "Development and implementation of an intermediate design class using active learning", 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, pp. Paper 2011-1485
  • Laura Pauley, J. M. Kulikowich, N. Sedransk and R. Engel, 2011, "Studying the reliability and validity of test scores for mathematical and spatial reasoning tasks for engineering students", 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, pp. Paper 2011-1498
  • Laura Pauley, J. M. Kulikowich, N. Sedransk and R. Engel, 2010, "Constructing mathematical and spatial-reasoning measures for engineering students", 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. Paper 2010-1228
  • Laura Pauley, 2009, "Adaptable homework solutions in fluid mechanics using Mathcad", 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, pp. Paper 2009-1251
  • A. Azemi and Laura Pauley, 2008, "Teaching the introductory computer programming course for engineers using Matlab", Frontiers in Education (FIE)
  • S. R. Turns, Laura Pauley and S. Zappe, 2008, "Active and collaborative learning exercises for a first course in fluid mechanics", 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • M. K. Schuurman, D. Gouran and Laura Pauley, 2008, "Assessment of students' oral communication skills: Do students and workplace supervisors rely on general response patterns?", 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • J. M. Cimbala, Laura Pauley, S. E. Zappe and M. F. Hsieh, 2007, "Take-home experiments in undergraduate fluid mechanics education", 60th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Mechanics, American Physical Society, Salt Lake City, UT
  • M. K. Schuurman, D. Gouran and Laura Pauley, 2007, "Assessing students' oral communication skills", 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, pp. Paper 2007-2514
  • J. M. Cimbala, Laura Pauley, S. E. Zappe and M. F. Hsieh, 2006, "Experiential learning in fluid flow class via take-home experiments", 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, pp. Paper 2006-1357
  • A. Azemi and Laura Pauley, 2006, "Teaching the introductory computer-programming course for engineering using Matlab and some exposure to C", 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, pp. Paper 2006-1149
  • Laura Pauley, J. S. Lamancusa and T. A. Litzinger, 2005, "Using the design process for curriculum improvement", 2005 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Laura Pauley and J. G. Brasseur, 2004, "Mechanical engineering case studies on the web", 2004 ASEE Annual Conference
  • A. Azemi and Laura Pauley, 2004, "Using Matlab to teach the introductory computer-programming course for engineers", 2004 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Laura Pauley, J. S. Lamancusa and T. A. Litzinger, 2004, "Curriculum improvement process in mechanical engineering at Penn State", 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2004-61691
  • Laura Pauley, R. M. Edwards and L. E. Hochreiter, 2003, "The nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering concurrent majors program at the Pennsylvania State University", ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
  • S. Manohar, Laura Pauley and A. Kulkarni, 1998, "Three-dimensional numerical analysis of the development of unsteady structures in a precessing jet", Symposium on Boundary Layer & Free-Shear Flows, 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1998, "Numerical computation of the tip vortex generated by a marine propeller", Symposium on Advances in Numerical Modeling of Aerodynamics and Hydrodynamics in Turbomachinery, 1998 ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1997, "Numerical study of unsteady finite-span hydrofoil flow", Symposium on Separated and Complex Flows, ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Vancouver, Canada
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1996, "Numerical study of the tip vortex flow over a finite-span hydrofoil", Symposium on Vortex Flows and Vortex Methods, ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA
  • P. Wilson and Laura Pauley, 1995, "Two-dimensional large eddy simulation of a transitional separation bubble", Symposium on Separated and Complex Flows, ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering Conference, Hilton Head, SC,
  • J. Lin and Laura Pauley, 1993, "Unsteady view of transitional separation bubbles", ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1993, "Accuracy of the triple-deck theory for marginal separation", Symposium on Separated Flows, ASME Fluids Engineering Conference, Washington, D.C.

Abstracts

  • Laura Pauley and Amir Mehdizadeh, 2015, "A reduced order model for wake surface-wave interaction"

Other

  • Laura Pauley, 2013, "Accuracy of the 2D+t approximation for turbulent wakes in stratified flows"
  • R. Medvitz, R. Kunz, D. Boger, J. Lindau, A. Yocum and Laura Pauley, 2001, "Performance analysis of cavitating flow in centrifugal pumps using multiphase CFD"
  • J. DeGraw, Laura Pauley and L. Peltier, 2000, "A RANS approximate boundary condition for large-eddy simulation of wall-bounded turbulent flows"
  • M. Mendonca, Laura Pauley and P. Morris, 1999, "Effect of wave frequency on Görtler vortices/Tollmien-Schlichting wave interaction"
  • M. Mendonca, Laura Pauley and P. Morris, 1998, "Effect of wave frequency on the nonlinear interaction between Görtler vortices and three-dimensional Tollmien-Schlichting waves", 1, pp. 269-292
  • C. Hsiao and Laura Pauley, 1997, "Numerical study of tip vortex cavitation inception using a bubble dynamics model"
  • M. Mendonca, P. Morris and Laura Pauley, 1997, "Görtler vortices and Tollmien-Schlichting waves interaction. Reassessment of previous results with a spatial, nonparallel model"
  • S. Manohar, Laura Pauley and A. Kulkarni, 1996, "Three-dimensional numerical analysis of low Reynolds number precessing jets"
  • P. Wilson and Laura Pauley, 1995, "Large eddy simulation of a transitional separation bubble", 2, (Session 18), pp. 25-30
  • Laura Pauley and P. Wilson, 1994, "Undergraduate summer research program in mechanical engineering"
  • J. Lin and Laura Pauley, 1993, "Unsteady laminar separation on low-Reynolds-number airfoils"
  • Laura Pauley and M. Ripley, 1992, "A comparison of unsteady separation computations with separation experiments"
  • J. Lin and Laura Pauley, 1992, "The role of viscosity in the stability of a separation bubble", Bulletin of the American Physical Society Series II, 37, (8), pp. 1813
  • Laura Pauley and S. Dagher, 1991, "A numerical investigation of supersonic nozzle boundary layer transition"
  • Laura Pauley and S. Dagher, 1990, "A study of methods to investigate nozzle boundary layer transition"
  • M. Ripley and Laura Pauley, 1990, "A numerical study of unsteady laminar boundary layer separation", Bulletin of the American Physical Society Series II, 35, (10), pp. 2243
  • S. Dagher and Laura Pauley, 1990, "Boundary layer stability in a supersonic rocket nozzle", Bulletin of the American Physical Society Series II
  • Laura Pauley, P. Moin and W. Reynolds, 1989, "On the structure of two- and three-dimensional separation"
  • Laura Pauley, P. Moin and W. Reynolds, 1989, "The stability of two-dimensional separation bubbles"
  • Laura Pauley, P. Moin and W. Reynolds, 1988, "A study of unsteady laminar boundary layer separation", Bulletin of the American Physical Society Series II, 33, (10), pp. 2250
  • H. Reed and Laura Pauley, 1986, "An analysis of unsteady, two-dimensional separation bubbles"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, Penn State University, April 2013 - April 2013

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, Faculty Senate, August 1993 - May 2020
  • Chairperson, University Faculty Senate, University Planning Committee, July 2016 - June 2017
  • Representative, Faculty Representative, Penn State Board of Trustees, May 2015 - May 2017
  • Chairperson, University Faculty Senate, Elections Commission, May 2015 - April 2016
  • Chairperson, University Faculty Senate, Constitution Committee, May 2015 - April 2016
  • Member, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President, May 2015 - April 2016
  • Secretary, University Faculty Senate, April 2015 - April 2016
  • Chairperson, University Faculty Senate, Educational Equity & Campus Environment Committee, July 2014 - June 2015
  • Member, Search Committee for the Vice President for Educational Equity, February 2015 - July 2015
  • Chairperson, AD14 Review of George Lesieutre, December 2014 - March 2015
  • Member, PSEAS Outstanding Teaching Award Committee, February 2014 - February 2014
  • Chairperson, Educational Equity & Campus Environment Committee, July 2013 - June 2014
  • Member, Engineering Diversity Board, September 2005
  • Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Tau Beta Pi, June 2016
  • Co-Chairperson, co-Course Leader for ME 320, Penn State University, August 2016

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

About

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