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Stephen Lynch

Assistant Professor

Department(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

331 Reber Building

spl11@psu.edu

814-867-4768

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Convective heat transfer and turbulent boundary layers, gas turbine heat transfer and aerodynamics, advanced experimental diagnostics

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, 2003
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, 2007
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, 2011

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Shane Haydt, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2017, "The effect of meter-diffuser offset in shaped film cooling holes", ASME J. Turbomachinery
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2017, "Heat transfer and film cooling on a contoured blade endwall with platform gap leakage", ASME J. Turbomachinery, 139, (5)
  • Stephen Lynch, 2017, "Measurements and predictions of the three-dimensional boundary layer in a turbine blade passage", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • Michael Leonetti, Stephen Lynch, Jacqueline O'Connor and Sean Bradshaw, 2017, "Combustor dilution hole placement and its effect on the turbine inlet flowfield", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2016, "Comparison of the three-dimensional boundary layer on flat versus contoured turbine endwalls", ASME J. Turbomachinery, 138, (4)
  • Corey Anderson and Stephen Lynch, 2016, "Time resolved stereo-PIV measurements of the horseshoe vortex system at multiple locations in a low aspect ratio pin-fin array", Experiments in Fluids, 57, (5)
  • Seth A Lawson, S P Lynch and K A Thole, 2013, "Simulations of multi-phase particle deposition on a non-axisymmetric contoured endwall with film cooling", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 35, pp. 11
  • Stephen Lynch, K A Thole, A Kohli and C Lehane, 2011, "Computational predictions of heat transfer and film cooling for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 133, pp. 9
  • Stephen Lynch, S Narayan, K A Thole, A Kohli and C Lehane, 2011, "Heat transfer for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 133, pp. 8
  • Stephen Lynch and K A Thole, 2011, "The effect of the combustor-turbine slot and mid-passage gap on vane endwall heat transfer", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 133, pp. 8
  • Stephen Lynch and K A Thole, 2008, "The effect of combustor-turbine interface gap leakage on the endwall heat transfer for a nozzle guide vane", ASME J. Turbomachinery, 130, pp. 9

Conference Proceedings

  • Shane Haydt, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2017, "The effect of area ratio change via increased hole length for shaped film cooling holes with constant expansion angles"
  • Kirsten Muirhead and Stephen Lynch, 2017, "A computational study of combustor dilution flow interaction with turbine vanes", AIAA SciTech
  • David Saltzman, Michael Bichnevicius, Stephen Lynch, Timothy W Simpson, Edward Reutzel, Corey Dickman and Richard Martukanitz, 2017, "Experimental comparison of a traditionally built versus additively manufactured aircraft heat exchanger", Proceedings of the 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference, AIAA SciTech
  • Shawn Siroka, Melissa Shallcross and Stephen Lynch, 2016, "Unsteady heat transfer around low aspect ratio cylinders in an array", ASME IMECE
  • Eric Lange, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2016, "Computational and experimental studies of the effect of midpassage gap misalignment on a contoured turbine blade endwall", ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo
  • Shane Haydt, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2016, "The effect of meter-diffuser offset in shaped film cooling holes"
  • Stephen Lynch, 2016, "Measurements and predictions of the three-dimensional boundary layer in a turbine blade passage"
  • Corey Anderson and Stephen Lynch, 2015, "Time-resolved stereo-PIV measurements of the horseshoe vortex system in pin fin arrays"
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2015, "Comparison of the three-dimensional boundary layer on flat versus contoured turbine endwalls"
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2015, "Heat transfer and film cooling on a contoured blade endwall with platform gap leakage"
  • I Milanovic, J Whiton, R Florea, Stephen Lynch, G Tillman and M Stucky, 2014, "RANS simulations for sensitivity analysis of compressor transition duct"
  • Stephen Lynch, K A Thole, A Kohli, C Lehane and T Praisner, 2013, "Endwall heat transfer for a turbine blade with an upstream cavity and rim seal leakage"
  • Stephen Lynch, K A Thole, A Kohli, C Lehane and T Praisner, 2013, "Aerodynamic loss for a turbine blade with endwall leakage features and contouring"
  • S A Lawson, Stephen Lynch and K A Thole, 2012, "Simulations of multi-phase particle deposition on a non-axisymmetric contoured endwall with film cooling"
  • Stephen Lynch, K A Thole, A Kohli and C Lehane, 2010, "Computational predictions of heat transfer and film cooling for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring"
  • Stephen Lynch and K A Thole, 2009, "The effect of the combustor-turbine slot and mid-passage gap on vane endwall heat transfer"
  • Stephen Lynch, S Narayan, K A Thole, A Kohli and C Lehane, 2009, "Heat transfer for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring"
  • Stephen Lynch and K A Thole, 2007, "The effect of combustor-turbine interface gap leakage on the endwall heat transfer for a nozzle guide vane"
  • Syed Elahi, Eric Lange and Stephen Lynch, , "Experimental Measurements of Turbulent Junction Flow Using High Speed Stereo PIV and IR Thermography", Proceedings of the 2017 AIAA Aviation Conference

Research Projects

  • September 2015 - October 2018, "YIP: Effect of Incoming Flow Disturbances on Junction Flow Dynamics and Heat Transfer," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • January 2015 - June 2015, "Combustor-Turbine Interaction Effects Near the Turbine Endwall," (Sponsor: United Technologies--Pratt & Whitney).

Honors and Awards

  • W. M. Rohsenow Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), November 2016
  • W. M. Rohsenow Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), November 2010
  • ASME Auxiliary Elizabeth M. and Winchell M. Parsons Scholarship, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), May 2010
  • ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Travel Award, ASME IGTI, June 2009
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, Virginia Space Grant Consortium, August 2005 - August 2007
  • AIAA Foundation Gordon C. Oates Air Breathing Propulsion Award, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), July 2006
  • AIAA Foundation Orville & Wilbur Wright Graduate Award, American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), July 2005

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, ME Speaker Series Committee, July 2014 - July 2016
  • Member, Faculty Hiring Committee: Energy Systems subcommittee, August 2015 - June 2016
  • Member, INGaR Faculty Hiring Committee, November 2014 - January 2015
  • Reviewer, Reviewer and Session Chair for College of Engr Research Symposium, February 2014 - April 2014
  • Member, Faculty Hiring Committee, November 2013 - February 2014
  • Member, Graduate Recruiting Committee, January 2014 - February 2014
  • Member, Mechanical Engineering Candidacy Exam Committee, January 2014
  • Member, Engineering Energy & Environmental Institute, September 2015
  • Member, Graduate Admissions Committee, August 2016
  • Co-Chairperson, ME 315 Required Course, August 2016
  • Committee Member, ME 330 Computational Tools Task Force, January 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Session Co-OrganizerASME IGTI Turbo Expo, October 2016 - June 2017
  • Session Co-OrganizerASME IGTI Turbo Expo, October 2016 - June 2017
  • Session OrganizerASME IGTI Turbo Expo, October 2015 - June 2016
  • Session OrganizerASME IGTI Turbo Expo, October 2015 - June 2016
  • Volunteer, Kindergarten airplane activity leader, Park Forest Elementary School, April 2016
  • Volunteer, 3rd grade airplane activity leader, Park Forest Elementary School, December 2015
  • Session Co-OrganizerASME IGTI Turbo Expo, October 2014 - June 2015
  • Session OrganizerASME IGTI Turbo Expo, October 2014 - June 2015
  • Consultant, July 2014 - July 2014
  • Session Co-OrganizerASME IGTI Turbo Expo, October 2013 - June 2014
  • Committee Member, Membership subcommittee chair, AIAA, Gas Turbine Engines Technical Committee, May 2014
  • Committee Member, Member, ASME, Gas Turbine Heat Transfer, July 2014
 


 

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