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Richard Yetter

Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

111 Research Building East

ray8@psu.edu

814-863-6375

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Books

  • I. Glassman, Richard A Yetter and N. G. Glumac, 2015, Combustion, Academic Press
  • T. Lieuwen, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2009, Synthesis gas combustion: Fundamentals and applications, CRC Press: Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL
  • I. Glassman and Richard A Yetter, 2008, Combustion, Elsevier, FL
  • J. H. Chen, M. D. Colket, R. S. Barlow and Richard A Yetter, 2005, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30, Part II, Elsevier, Boca Raton, FL
  • J. H. Chen, M. D. Colket, R. S. Barlow and Richard A Yetter, 2005, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30, Part I, Elsevier, Boca Raton, FL

Book, Chapters

  • M-H. Wu, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2015, Microscale propulsion, Momentum Press, LLC, pp. 371-402

Parts of Book

  • H.-H. Wu, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2013, Chemical micropropulsion, Momentum Press, LLC, 222 E. 46th Street, #203, New York, NY 10017
  • G. Ribert, P. Thakre, Z. Wang, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2009, Fundamental combustion characteristics of syngas, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 99-128
  • M. H. Wu and Richard A Yetter, 2008, A low temperature co-fired ceramic electrolytic microthruster, Begell House, Inc., New York, NY, pp. 903-920
  • G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2007, Electrolytic-induced decomposition and ignition of HAN-based liquid monopropellants, Begell House, pp. 567-580
  • G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2006, Electrolytic ignition of HAN-based liquid propellants, Begell House, Inc., New York, NY

Journal Articles

  • Nicholas Tsolas and Richard A Yetter, 2016, "Kinetics of plasma assisted pyrolysis and oxidation of ethylene. Part 1: Plasma flow reactor experiments", COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 176, pp. 534-546
  • Nicholas Tsolas, Richard A Yetter and Igor V. Adamovich, 2016, "Kinetics of plasma assisted pyrolysis and oxidation of ethylene. Part 2: Kinetic modeling studies", COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 176, pp. 462-478
  • Nicholas Tsolas, Kuninori Togai, Zhiyao Yin, Kraig Frederickson, Richard A Yetter, Walter R. Lempert and Igor V. Adamovich, 2016, "Plasma flow reactor studies of H-2/O-2/Ar kinetics", COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 165, pp. 144-153
  • Kuninori Togai, Nicholas Tsolas and Richard A Yetter, 2016, "Kinetic modeling and sensitivity analysis of plasma-assisted oxidation in a H-2/O-2/Ar mixture", COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 164, pp. 239-249
  • Sarah Isert, Terry L. Connell, Grant A Risha, Trevor D. Hedman, Robert P. Lucht, Richard A Yetter and Steven F. Son, 2016, "Near-surface flame structure characterization of simplified ammonium perchlorate/hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene compositions", COMBUSTION AND FLAME, 164, pp. 201-211
  • Richard A Yetter, 2016, "Editor's Note", COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 188, (8), pp. 1181
  • Philip M. Guerieri, Samantha DeCarlo, Bryan Eichhorn, Terrence Lee Connell, Richard A Yetter, Xin Tang, Zachary Hicks, Kit H. Bowen and Michael R. Zachariah, 2015, "Molecular aluminum additive for burn enhancement of hydrocarbon fuels", Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 119, (45), pp. 11084-11093
  • Nicholas Tsolas, Jong Guen Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2015, "Flow reactor studies of non-equilibrium plasma-assisted oxidation of n-alkanes", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A - Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373, (2048)
  • Prashant Khare, Vigor Yang, Hua Meng, Grant A Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2015, "Thermal and electrolytic decomposition and ignition of HAN-water solutions", Combustion Science and Technology, 187, (7), pp. 1065-1078
  • Terrence L. Connell, Jr., Grant A Risha, Richard A Yetter, Colin W. Roberts and Gregory Young, 2015, "Boron and polytetrafluoroethylene as a fuel composition for hybrid rocket applications", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 31, (1), pp. 373-385
  • Pulkit Saksena, Srinivas A Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2015, "Design, fabrication and analysis of stagnation flow microreactors used to study hypergolic reactions", Lab on a Chip, 15, (10), pp. 2248-2257
  • Venkata Sharat Parimi, Srinivas A Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2014, "Reactive wave propagation mechanisms in energetic porous silicon composites", Combustion Science and Technology, 187, (1-2, SI), pp. 249-268
  • Venkata Sharat Parimi, Alfredo Bermudez Lozda, Srinivas A Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2014, "Reactive wave propagation in energetic porous silicon composites", Combustion and Flame, 161, (11), pp. 2991-2999
  • Venkata Sharat Parimi, Srinivas A Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2014, "Effect of substrate doping on microstructure and reactivity of porous silicon", Chemical Physics Letters, 609, pp. 129-133
  • Grant A Risha, Terrence L. Connell, Jr., Richard A Yetter, Dilip S. Sundaram and Vigor Yang, 2014, "Combustion of frozen nanoaluminum and water mixtures", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30, (1), pp. 133-142
  • G. A. Risha, T. L. Connell and Richard A Yetter, 2014, "Combustion of frozen nanoaluminum and water mixtures", 30, (1), pp. 133-142
  • Steven W. Dean, John K. Potter, Richard A Yetter, Timothy J Eden, Victor Champagne and Matthew Trexler, 2013, "Energetic intermetallic materials formed by cold spray", Intermetallics, 43, pp. 121-130
  • B. A. Mason, L. J. Groven, S. F. Son and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Combustion performance of several nanosilicon-based nanoenergetics", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • D. S. Sundaram, V. Yang, Y. Huang, G. A. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Effects of particle size and pressure on combustion of nano-aluminum particles and liquid water", Combustion and Flame, 160, (10), pp. 2251-2259
  • W. G. Liu, S. Wang, S. Dasgupta, S. T. Thynell, W. A. Goddard III, S. Zybin and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Experimental and quantum mechanics investigations of early reactions of monomethylhydrazine with mixtures of NO2 and N2O4", Combustion and Flame, 160, (5), pp. 970-981
  • M. R. Weismiller, S. Q. Wang, A. Chowdhury, S. T. Thynell and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Confined rapid thermolysis studies of ammonia borane", Thermochimica Acta, 551, pp. 110-117
  • G. A. Risha, T. L. Connell, Jr., D. L. Sundaram, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2013, "Combustion of frozen nanoaluminum and water (ALICE) mixtures", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • M. R. Weismiller, M. F. Russo, Jr., A. C. T. van Duin and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Using molecular dynamics simulations with ReaxFF reactive force field to develop a kinetic mechanism for ammonia borane oxidation", 34, pp. 3489-3497
  • D. L. Sundaram, V. Yang, T. L. Connell, Jr., G. A. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Flame Propagation of nano/micron-sized aluminum particles and ice (ALICE) mixtures", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34, pp. 2221-2228
  • G. Young, C. A. Stoltz, B. P. Mason, V. S. Joshi, R. H. Johansson, T. L. Connell Jr., G. A. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2012, "Combustion of PTFE-boron compositions for propulsion applications", International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 11, (5), pp. 451-471
  • R. Johansson, T. A. Connell, Jr., G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and G. Young, 2012, "Investigation of solid oxidizer and gaseous fuel combustion performance using an elevated pressure counterflow experiment for reverse hybrid rocket engine", International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 11, (6), pp. 511-536
  • S. Parimi, S. Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2012, "Control of nanoenergetics through organized microstructures", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22, (5), pp. 055011
  • W. Sun, G. Cai, N. M. Donadio, B.-H. Kuo, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2012, "Development of meso-scale co-fired ceramic tape axisymmetric combustors", International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 9, (4), pp. 833-846
  • L.-M. Liu, R. Car, A. Selloni, D. M. Dabbs, I. A. Aksay, A. Ilhan and Richard A Yetter, 2012, "Enhanced thermal decomposition of nitromethane on functionalized graphene sheets: Ab initio molecular dynamics simulations", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 134, (46), pp. 19011-19016
  • T. L. Connell Jr., G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter, V. Yang and S. F. Son, 2012, "Combustion of bimodal Al and ice mixtures", Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 11, (3), pp. 259-279
  • J. L. Sabourin and Richard A Yetter, 2011, "High temperature oxidation kinetics of the tungsten-water reaction with hydrogen inhibition", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 27, (5), pp. 1088-1096
  • M. R. Weismiller, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2011, "Effects of fuel and oxidizer particle dimensions on the propagation of aluminum containing thermites", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, (2), pp. 1989-1996
  • M. R. Weismiller, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2011, "Temperature measurements of aluminum containing nano-thermite reactions using multi-wavelength pyrometry", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, (2), pp. 1933-1940
  • T. L. Connell Jr., G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and G. Young, 2011, "Combustion of alane and aluminum with water", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33, (2), pp. 1957-1965
  • G. Young, G. A. Risha, A. G. Miller, R. A. Glass, T. L. Connell, Jr. and Richard A Yetter, 2010, "Combustion of alane-based solid fuels", International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 9, (3)
  • S. Fakhri, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2010, "Effect of nozzle geometry on the atomization and spray characteristics of gelled-propellant simulants formed by two impinging jets", Atomization and Sprays, 20, (20), pp. 1033-1046
  • J. T. Essel, R. Acharya, J. L. Sabourin, B. Zhang, K. K. Kuo and Richard A Yetter, 2010, "High-temperature behavior of graphite under laser irradiation", International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, 9, (3)
  • J. L. Sabourin, Richard A Yetter and S. Parimi, 2010, "Exploring the effects of nanostructured particles on liquid nitromethane combustion", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 26, (5), pp. 1006-1015
  • M. R. Weismiller, A. C. T. Van Duin, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2010, "ReaxFF reactive force field development and applications for molecular dynamics simulations of ammonia borane dehydrogenation and combustion", Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 114, (17), pp. 5485-5492
  • Y. Huang, G. A. Risha, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Effect of particle size on combustion of aluminum particle dust in air", Combustion and Flame, 156, (1), pp. 5-13
  • M. Weismiller, J. Y. Malchi and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Dependence of flame propagation on pressure and pressurizing gas for an Al/CuO nanoscale thermite", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, pp. 1895-1903
  • J. Y. Malchi, J. Y. Prosser and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Realizing microgravity flame spread at 1 g over a bed of nano-aluminum powder", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, pp. 2437-2444
  • Z. Wang and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Iron carburization in CO-H2-He gases. Part II: Numerical model", International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 41, (5), pp. 337-348
  • G. Dutro, Richard A Yetter and G. Risha, 2009, "The effect of stoichiometry on the combustion behavior of a nanoscale Al/MoO3 thermite", 32, pp. 1921-1928
  • Z. Wang and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Iron carburization in CO-H2-He gases. Part I: Experiment", International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 41, (5), pp. 327-336
  • J. Y. Malchi, T. Foley and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Electrostatically self-assembly nanocomposite reactive microspheres", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 1, (11), pp. 2420-2423
  • J. L. Sabourin, Richard A Yetter, B. W. Asay, G. A. Risha and S. F. Son, 2009, "Effect of nano-aluminum and fumed silica particles on deflagration and detonation of nitromethane", Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 34, (5), pp. 385-393
  • J. L. Sabourin, D. M. Dabbs, Richard A Yetter, F. L. Dryer and I. A. Aksay, 2009, "Functionalized graphene sheet colloids for enhanced fuel/propellant combustion", ACS Nano, 3, (13), pp. 3945-3954
  • J. Sabourin and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "High-temperature heterogeneous reaction kinetics of tungsten oxidation by CO2, CO, and O2", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 25, (2), pp. 490-498
  • M. H. Wu, Y. X. Wang and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Liquid monopropellant combustion in mesoscale vortex chamber", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 25, (3), pp. 829-832
  • Richard A Yetter, G. A. Risha and S. F. Son, 2009, "Metal particle combustion and nanotechnology", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, pp. 1819-1838
  • M. H. Wu and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "A novel electrolytic ignition monopropellant microthruster based on low temperature co-fired ceramic tape technology", Lab on a Chip, 9, (7), pp. 910-916
  • M. H. Wu and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Development and analysis of a LTCC micro stagnation-point flow combustor", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 18, (12)
  • M.-H. Wu and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "A LTCC burner for studying micro flames", Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 18, (12)
  • J. L. Sabourin, G. A. Risha, S. F. Son, B. C. Tappan and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Combustion characteristics of nanoaluminum, liquid water, and hydrogen peroxide mixtures", Combustion and Flame, 154, (3), pp. 587-600
  • G. A. Risha, J. L. Sabourin, S. F. Son, B. C. Tappan, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Combustion and conversion efficiency of nano aluminum-water mixtures", Combustion Science and Technology, 180, (12), pp. 2127-2124
  • J. Y. Malchi, T. J. Foley, S. F. Son and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "The effect of added Al2O3 on the propagation behavior of an Al/CuO nanoscale thermite", Combustion Science and Technology, 180, (7), pp. 1278-1294
  • M.-H. Wu, Y. Wang, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Combustion in meso-scale vortex chambers", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, pp. 3235-3292
  • M.-H. Wu, M. P. Burke, S. F. Son and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Flame acceleration and the transition to detonation of stoichiometric ethylene/oxygen in microscale tubes", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, pp. 2429-2436
  • G. A. Risha, S. F. Son, Richard A Yetter, V. Yang and B. C. Tappan, 2007, "Combustion of nano-aluminum and liquid water", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, pp. 2029-2036
  • Richard A Yetter, S. F. Son, T. J. Foley, M. H. Wu and G. A. Risha, 2007, "Combustion of nanoscale Al/MoO3 thermite in microchannels", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 23, (4), pp. 715-721
  • Y. Huang, G. A. Risha, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Combustion of bimodal nano/micron-sized aluminum particle dust in air", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, pp. 2001-2009
  • J. Y. Malchi, S. F. Son, G. A. Risham and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Nano-aluminum flame spread with fingering combustion instabilities", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, pp. 2617-2624
  • Richard A Yetter, J. R. Luman, B. Wehrman, K. K. Kuo, N. M. Masoud, T. G. Manning, L. E. Harris and H. A. Bruck, 2007, "Development and characterization of high performance solid propellants containing nano-sized ingredients", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, pp. 2089-2096
  • S. Son, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Introduction: Nanocomposite energetic materials", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 23, (4), pp. 643-644
  • T. Foley, A. Pacheco, J. Malchi, K. Higa and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Development of nanothermite composites with variable electrostatic discharge ignition thresholds", Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, 32, (6), pp. 431-434
  • G. Mittal, C.-J. Sung and Richard A Yetter, 2006, "Autoignition of H2/CO at elevated pressures in a rapid compression machine", International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 38, (8), pp. 516-529
  • J. T. Moore, S. R. Turns and Richard A Yetter, 2005, "Combustion of lithium-aluminum alloys", Combustion Science and Technology, 177, pp. 627-669
  • T. P. Parr, D. M. Hanson-Parr, M. D. Smooke and Richard A Yetter, 2005, "AP/(N2+C2H2+C2H4) gaseous fuel diffusion flame studies", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30, pp. 2113-2121
  • Y. Huang, G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2005, "Analysis of nano-aluminum particle dust cloud combustion in different oxidizer environments", AIAA 2005-0738
  • Y. Wang, M.-H. Wu, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2005, "An integrated experimental and numerical study of meso-scale vortex combustor dynamics", AIAA 2005-0941
  • G. A. Risha, Y. Huang, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2005, "Experimental investigation of aluminum cloud combustion in different oxidizer environments", AIAA 2005-0739
  • M.-H. Wu, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2004, "Combustion in meso scale vortex combustor i: experimental characterization", AIAA Paper2004-0980
  • Y. Wang, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2004, "Combustion in meso-scale combustors II: Numerical simulation", AIAA paper 2004-0981
  • G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2004, "Experiment investigation of aluminum particle dust cloud combustion in different oxidizer environments", AIAA 2005-0739
  • Richard A Yetter, V. Yang, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, D. Milius, M. Peluse, I. A. Aksay, M. Angioletti and F. L. Dryer, 2003, "Development of meso and micro scale liquid propellant thrusters", AIAA Paper 2003-0676
  • A. Faliks, Richard A Yetter, C. A. Floudas, Y. Wei and H. Rabitz, 2002, "Optimization of polymer synethesis through distributed control of polymerization conditions", J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 85, (14), pp. 2922-2928
  • L. A. Ribarov, J. A. Wehrmeyer, R. W. Pitz and Richard A Yetter, 2002, "Hydroxyl tagging velocimetry (HTV) in experimental air flows", Appl. Phys. B-Lasers O, 74, (2), pp. 175-183
  • Dilip Sundaram, Vigor Yang and Richard A Yetter, , "Metal Based Nanoenergetic Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications", Progress in Energy and Combustion Science
  • Sarah Isert, Terrence Lee Connell, Grant A Risha, Trevor D. Hedman, Richard A Yetter, Robert P. Lucht and Steven F. Son, , "Near-surface flame structure characterization of simplified ammonium perchlorate/hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene compositions", Combustion and Flame

Conference Proceedings

  • Paul Guerieri, S DeCarlo, J B DeLisio, Brian Eichhorn, Terrence Connell, Richard A Yetter and Michael Zachariah, 2016, "Molecular Aluminum and Nitrocelluose Composite Additives for Burn Rate Enhancement of Liquid Propellants"
  • Richard A Yetter, V. Yang, Z. Wang, Y. Wang, F. L. Dryer, I. A. Aksay, D. Milius and M. Peluse, 2002, "Combustion studies for the development of a liquid propellant microthrusters", 14th Symposium on Propulsion, Propulsion Engineering Research Center
  • T. P. Parr, D. M. Hanson-Parr, M. D. Smooke and Richard A Yetter, 2002, "AP/(H2+CO) gaseous fuel diffusion flame studies", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29
  • J. Vican, B. F. Gajdeczko, F. L. Dryer, Richard A Yetter, D. L. Milius and I. A. Aksay, 2002, "Development of a microreactor as a thermal source for MEMS power generation", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29
  • D. L. Milius, J. S. Vartuli, I. A. Aksay, B. F. Gajdeczko, J. Vican, F. L. Dryer and Richard A Yetter, 2002, "A thermal source for MEMS power generation", Proceedings of the 20th UIT National Conference on Heat Transfer

Technical Reports

  • Richard A Yetter, Stefan Thynell, I. Aksay, A. Selloni, S. Son, V. Yang, , M. Zachariah and B. Eichhorn, 2016, "Smart functional nanoenergetic materials"
  • Terrence Connell, John Potter, Richard A Yetter and Tim Eden, 2016, "Cold Spray of Cyromilled Al/Ni Powders and Analysis of their Reaction Behavior"
  • Richard A Yetter, Stefan Thynell, I. Aksay, A. Selloni, S. Son, V. Yang, , M. Zachariah and B. Eichhorn, 2015, "Smart functional nanoenergetic materials"
  • Richard A Yetter, Stefan Thynell, I. Aksay, A. Selloni, S. Son, V. Yang, M. Zachariah and B. Eichhorn Source, 2015, "Smart functional nanoenergetic materials"
  • Terrence Lee Connell, Richard A Yetter, Benveniste Natan and Grant A Risha, 2015, "Fundamental studies of hypergolic ignition using conventional hydrocarbon fuels with fuel gellation and suspension of reactive or catalytic particles"

Manuscripts

  • Richard A Yetter, G. A. Risha and S. F. Son, , "Metal combustion and nanotechnology", 32
  • M.-H. Wu and Richard A Yetter, , "An electrolytic ignition microthruster", Lab on a Chip
  • J. Sabourin and Richard A Yetter, , "High temperature heterogeneous reaction kinetics of tungsten oxidation by CO2, CO, and O2", Journal of Propulsion and Power

Other

  • N. Tsolas, K. Togai and Richard A Yetter, 2015, "Non-equilibrium plasma-assisted flow reactor studies of highly diluted reactive mixtures"
  • T. L. Connell, Jr., G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and B. Natan, 2014, "Effect of fuel type on hypergolic ignition of hydrogen peroxide with gelled hydrocarbon fuel"
  • V. S. Parimi, S. A. Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "A parametric study of reactive wave propagation in nanoporous silicon energetic composites"
  • P. Saksena, S. Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Studies of condensed-phase hypergolic reactions in a counter-flow stagnation reactor"
  • K. Togai, N. Tsolas and Richard A Yetter, 2013, "Kinetics of NOx formation of N2/O2/C2H4/Ar mixtures in repetitively-pulsed dielectric-barrier discharges"
  • H. S. Sim, Richard A Yetter, D. M. Dabbs and I. A. Aksay, 2013, "Effects of colloidal graphene-based nanostructured additives on supercritical pyrolysis of hydrocarbon fuel"
  • T. L. Connell, Jr., G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and G. Young, 2013, "Combustion of boron and fluorocarbon solid fuels in a hybrid rocket"
  • V. S. Parimi, Richard A Yetter and S. A. Tadigadapa, 2012, "Control of reactive wave propagation in energetic nanoporous silicon composites"
  • P. Saksena, S. A. Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2012, "Control of liquid hypergolic reactions in micro-reactors using diffusional mixing"
  • N. Tsolas, Richard A Yetter and I. V. Adamovich, 2012, "Laminar flow reactor studies with nanosecond pulsed discharges, plasma-assisted combustion and plasma kinetics"
  • J.-P. Tessonnier, F. M. Haas, D. M. Dabbs, F. L. Dryer, Richard A Yetter and M. A. Barteau, 2012, "Polyoxometalate clusters supported on functionalized graphene as nanohybrids for the catalytic combustion of liquid fuels"
  • V. S. Parimi, S. A. Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2011, "Multiscale structures for reaction rate control of nanoporous silicon composites"
  • M. R. Weismiller, M. F. Russo, A. C. T> van Duin and Richard A Yetter, 2011, "Gas phase combustion chemistry of ammonia borane"
  • P. Saksena, S. A. Tadigadapa and Richard A Yetter, 2011, "Study of hypergolic propellants using micro-reactors"
  • T. L. Connell, Jr., G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and G. Young, 2010, "Combustion of nano-aluminum with water and hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN)"
  • S. W. Dean, Richard A Yetter, T. J. Eden and J. K. Potter, 2010, "Energetic properties of Ni/Al composites formed through high velocity particle consolidation"
  • M. Weismiller, J. G. Lee, Richard A Yetter and S. Thynell, 2010, "Ammonia borane thermal decomposition"
  • G. Young, G. A. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2010, "Alane based solid fuel diffusion flame and decomposition characteristics"
  • T. Pourpoint, T. Sippel, C. Zaseck, T. Wood, S. Son, G. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2010, "Detailed characterization of Al/ice propellants", pp. AIAA-2010-6905
  • M. R. Weismiller, T. L. Connell, Jr., G. R. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2010, "Characterization of ammonia borane (NH3BH3) enhancement to a paraffin fueled hybrid rocket system", pp. AIAA-2010-6639
  • D. S. Sundaram, V. Yang, T. Connell Jr., G. Risha, Richard A Yetter and G. Young, 2010, "Combustion of aluminum, aluminum hydride, and ice mixtures", pp. AIAA-2011-603
  • T. L. Connell, Jr., G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter, V. Yang and S. F. Son, 2009, "Investigation of bimodal nano/micron aluminum-ice (ALICE) propellants"
  • M. R. Weismiller, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Temporally analyzed multiwavelength pyrometry of an Al/CuO nanothermite"
  • M. Loomis, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Characterization of photo-ignition of single walled carbon nanotubes"
  • S. Fakhri, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Effect of nozzle geometry on the atomization and spray characteristics of gelled-propellant simulants formed by two impinging jets"
  • G. A. Risha, T. L. Connell, Jr., Richard A Yetter, V. Yang, T. D. Wood, M. A. Pfeil, T. L. Pourpoint and S. F. Son, 2009, "Aluminum-ice (ALICE) propellants for hydrogen generation and propulsion"
  • T. Wood, M. Pfeil, T. Pourpoint, J. Tsohas, S. R. Son, T. Connell, G. A. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Feasibility study and demonstration of an aluminum and ice solid propellant"
  • J. Sabourin and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Kinetic mechanisms of high temperature tungsten oxidation: Experimental evaluation with modeling"
  • B. Mason, S. F. Son, K. Cho, Richard A Yetter and B. Asay, 2009, "Combustion performance of porous silicon-based energetic composites"
  • G. Risha, T. Connell, Richard A Yetter, V. Yang, T. Wood, T. Sipple, T. Pourpoint and S. F. Son, 2009, "Aluminum- ice (ALICE) propellants for space propulsion"
  • T. Wood, T. Sippel, S. Son, T. Pourpoint, G. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2009, "Combustion of nano-scale aluminum and ice mixtures and solid rocket feasibility"
  • D. S. Sundaram, P. Puri, Y. Huang, G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2009, "Flame propagation of nanoaluminum-water mixtures"
  • H. Meng, P. Khare, G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2009, "Decomposition and ignition of HAN-based monopropellants by electrolysis"
  • J. G. Lee, G. A. Risha, P. D. Gilbert, S. F. Son and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Ammonia borane based-propellants"
  • T. R. Sippel, K. M. Zaseck, S. F. Son, G. A. Risha and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Combustion of nanoscale aluminum and ice mixtures and the effect of freezing and temperature-controlled storage on mixture stability"
  • M. Weismiller, J. Y. Malchi, T. Foley and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Effects of pressure and particle size on the combustion velocity in a thermite reaction"
  • N. M. Donadio, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "The effect of different oxidizer and fuel combinations on solid oxide fuel cell performance"
  • M. Weismiller, A. Van Duin, J. G. Lee and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "The decomposition of ammonia borane at high heating rates"
  • J. Sabourin and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Nanofluid combustion: Burning rate enhancement of nitromethane using metal oxide particles", 32
  • M. H. Wu, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2008, "Development and characterization of ceramic micro chemical propulsion and combustion systems"
  • M.-H. Wu and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Development and preliminary testing of an electrolytic ignition microthruster for space propulsion"
  • J. L. Sabourin, B. W. Asay, G. A. Risha, S. F. Son and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Deflagrations of nitromethane and nanoaluminum mixtures"
  • M. Weismiller, J. Y. Malchi, T. Foley and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "Dependence of the combustion velocity on particle size and pressure for an Al/CuO thermite"
  • Richard A Yetter, G. A. Risha, V. Yang and D. A. Fedorczyk, 2007, "Fundamental studies on electrolytic ignition of advanced han-based liquid propellants for space propulsion systems"
  • M. H. Wu, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2007, "A LTCC burner for studying micro flames"
  • G. A. Risha, Y. Huang, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2006, "Combustion of aluminum particles with steam and liquid water"
  • Y. Huang, G. A. Risha, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2006, "Flame propagation in bimodal nano/micro-sized aluminum particles/air mixtures"
  • M.-H. Wu, Y. Wang, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2006, "An experimental study of monopropellant combustion in small volume"
  • Y. Wang, M.-H. Wu, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2006, "Modeling and simulation of liquid monopropellant combustion in microthrusters"
  • Richard A Yetter, J. R. Luman, B. Wehrman, K. K. Kuo, N. M. Masoud, T. G. Manning, L. E. Harris and H. A. Bruck, 2006, "Development and characterization of high performance solid propellants containing nano-sized ingredients"
  • Richard A Yetter, F. A. Risha, S. F. Son, B. C. Tappan and V. Yang, 2006, "Combustion and conversion efficiency of nanoaluminum-water mixtures", pp. 103-113
  • Richard A Yetter, J. Y. Malchi and S. F. Son, 2006, "Flat flame spread over a bed of nano-aluminum powder", pp. 153-166
  • J. L. Sabourin, G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter, S. F. Son and B. C. Tappan, 2006, "Combustion of nano-aluminum, hydrogen peroxide, and liquid water mixtures"
  • G. A. Risha, S. Son and Richard A Yetter, 2005, "Combustion of nano aluminum and liquid water"
  • Y. Malchi, G. Risha, S. Son and Richard A Yetter, 2005, "Nano-aluminum flame spread with fingering combustion instabilities"
  • G. A. Risha, Richard A Yetter, V. Yang and Y. Huang, 2004, "Nano metal particle combustion for underwater propulsion"
  • G. A. Risha, Z. Wang, Richard A Yetter and V. Yang, 2004, "Electrolytic ignition of HAN-based liquid propellants"
  • M. H. Wu, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2003, "An experimental study on the combustion phenomena"
  • Y. Wang, V. Yang and Richard A Yetter, 2003, "A numerical study on combustion phenomena in meso-scale vortex chambers"
  • Richard A Yetter, V. Yang, I. A. Aksay and F. L. Dryer, 2003, "Chemical microthrusters: Combustion issues and approaches"
  • Richard A Yetter, V. Yang, W. Wang and Y. Wang, 2003, "Combustion studies for meso and micro scale spacecraft thrusters"
  • Kuninori Togai, Nicholas Tsolas and Richard A Yetter, , "Kinetics of plasma-assisted oxidation of methane"
  • Terrence Lee Connell, Grant A Risha, Richard A Yetter and Benveniste Natan, , "Multi-injector impinging jet studies of ignition delay for hydrogen peroxide and gelled hydrocarbon fuel containing reactive or catalytic particles"

Research Projects

  • March 2017 - February 2020, "EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE DEFLAGRATION OF ENERGETIC MATERIALS AT HIGH PRESSURES," (Sponsor: Army Research Office).
  • October 2015 - September 2018, "EFFECT OF MIXTURE CONCENTRATION INHOMOGENEITY ON DETONATION PROPERTIES IN PRESSURE GAIN COMBUSTORS," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy, Cooperative Agreement (Grant), DE-FE0025525).
  • November 2012 - October 2017, "MURI: Smart Functional Nanoenergetic Materials," (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Grant FA9550-13-1-0004).
  • July 2016 - July 2017, "High Pressure Optical Chamber for Propellant and Combustion Studies," (Sponsor: Army Research Office).
  • December 2015 - August 2016, "Energetic Intermetallic Materials formed by Cold Spray," (Sponsor: Korean Agency for Defense Development, Purchase Order (Contract), U15305RF).
  • July 2015 - January 2016, "SBIR: Electrolytic Decomposition of Ionic Monopropellant for Thruster Applications," (Sponsor: Ultramet/Office of Naval Research).
  • August 2013 - August 2015, "Fundamental Studies of Hypergolic Ignition Using Conventional Hydrocarbon Fuels with Fuel Gellation and Suspension of Reactive or Catalytic Particles,," (Sponsor: Technion/ Government of Israel, Ministry of Defense).
  • May 2008 - April 2014, "Spray and Combustion of Gelled Hypergolic Propellants for Future Rocket and Missile Engines," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Acquisition Center).
  • August 2009 - July 2014, "Fundamental Mechanisms, Predictive Modeling, and Novel Aerospace Applications of Plasma Assisted Combustion," (Sponsor: AFOSR (MURI)).

Honors and Awards

  • AIAA Best Paper Award, AIAA, July 2016
  • Distinguished Paper Award, The Combustion Institute, January 2006 - December 2006

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • , Heat Transfer Caucus, September 1999
  • , Graduate Policy Committee, September 2013

Service to External Organizations:

  • , Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, September 2013
  • , National Consortium on Energetic Materials, September 2015
 


 

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