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Savas Yavuzkurt

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

327 Reber Building

sqy@psu.edu

814-865-3340

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Combustion, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, turbulent flows modeling and experimentation, gas turbine heat transfer, and hydrodynamics.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book Reviews

  • Savas Yavuzkurt, 2004, Solar engineering of thermal processes, 3rd Ed by J. A. Duffie and W. A. Beckman, John Wiley & Sons
  • Savas Yavuzkurt, 2003, Fluid mechanics by Shaughnessy, Schaffer and Katz for Oxford Press
  • Savas Yavuzkurt, 2002, Fluid mechanics by Shaughnessy, Schaffer and Katz, Oxford Press

Parts of Book

  • P. Fritz, P. Selembo, R. Pellet, Savas Yavuzkurt and N. Vaidya, 2002, Heat exchange characteristics of silicate and carboxylate-based coolants in air-cooled engine parts

Journal Articles

  • Ankit Tiwari and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2017, "Iterative conjugate heat transfer analysis for heat transfer enhancement of an externally cooled three-phase induction motor", IET Journals-IET Electr. Power Appl.
  • Chuangxin He He, Yingzheng Liu, Peng Di and Dept. of Mech Engr. SJTU Shanghai, 2016, "Measurement of flow structures and heat transfer behind a wall-proximity square rib using TSP, PIV and split-fiber film", Springer-Experiments in Fluids Journal
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2016, "A turbulence model for axisymmetric simulations of the draft tube flow at partial load", Science Direct-Journal of Hydrodynamics, Ser. B
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2015, "Unsteady numerical simulation of flow in draft tube of a hydroturbine operating under various conditions using a partially-averaged Navier-Stokes model", ASME J. Fluids Engineering, 137, pp. 061101
  • H. Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2015, "Numerical simulations of the near-field region of film cooling jets under high free stream turbulence: Application of RANS and hybrid URANS/LES models", ASME J. Heat Transfer, 137, (1), pp. 011701
  • H. Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2014, "A partially-averaged Navier-Stokes model for the simulation of turbulent swirling flow with vortex breakdown", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 50, pp. 402-416
  • H. Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2014, "Flow in the simplified draft tube of a Francis turbine operating at partial load—Part I: Simulation of the vortex rope", ASME J. Applied Mechanics, 81, (6), pp. 8
  • H. Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2014, "Flow in the simplified draft tube of a Francis turbine operating at partial load—Part II: Control of the vortex rope", ASME J. Applied Mechanics., 81, (6), pp. 7
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2013, "A model for simulation of turbulent flow with high free stream turbulence implemented in OpenFOAM", ASME J. Turbomach., 135, (3), pp. 8
  • Savas Yavuzkurt, 2003, "Review: Turbulent flow analysis, measurement and prediction by Bernard and James M. Wallace", Applied Mechanics, 56, (6)
  • H. Tsui, Savas Yavuzkurt and A. Scaroni, 2002, "Thermodynamic analysis of the gasification of coal water slurry fuels in an existing circulating fluidized bed gasifier", J. of Power and Energy, 216, pp. 343-353
  • P. Fritz, P. Selembo, R. Pellet, Savas Yavuzkurt and N. Vaidya, 2002, "Heat exchange characteristics of silicate and carboxylate-based coolants in air-cooled engine parts", SAE Transactions-Journal of Passenger Cars-Mechanical Systems, 110, (6), pp. 1349-1358
  • Chuangxin He He, Yingzheng Liu and Savas Yavuzkurt, , "A dynamic delayed detached-eddy simulation model for turbulent flows", Computers & Fluids
  • Ankit Tiwari and Savas Yavuzkurt, , "Iterative conjugate heat transfer analysis for heat transfer enhancement of an externally cooled three-phase induction motor", IET Journals-IET Electr. Power Appl.
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, , "A turbulence model for axisymmetric simulations of the draft tube flow at partial load"

Conference Proceedings

  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2014, "Simulation of the near-field region of film cooling jets using RANS and hybrid URANS/LES models", Turbo Expo 2014
  • Peter T. Ingram and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2013, "Derivation of 2-D empirical correlations for film-cooling effectiveness and heat transfer augmentation from spanwise averaged data and correlations", proceedings of Turbo Expo 2013
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2012, "Analysis and prevention of vortex rope formation in the draft tube cone of a hydraulic turbine", Proceedings of ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2012, "Simulation of flow in a simplified draft tube: Turbulence closure considerations", 26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2012, "A model for simulation of turbulent flow with high free stream turbulence implemented in OpenFOAM", ASME Turbo Expo
  • Peter T. Ingram and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2012, "Calculation of 3-D temperature distribution in film-cooled flat plates using 2-D empirical correlations for film-cooling effectiveness and heat transfer augmentation", proceedings of Turbo Expo 2012
  • Sushant Dhiman, Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2011, "Simulation of flow through conical diffusers with and without inlet swirl using CFD", Proceedings of ASME-JSME-KSME Fluids Engineering Conference 2011-the symposium on Applications in Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Sushant Dhiman and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2010, "Film cooling calculations with an iterative conjugate heat transfer approach using empirical heat transfer coefficient corrections", ASME Turbo Expo 2010
  • Aneesh Vadvadgi and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2010, "Calculation of disk temperatures in gas turbine rotor-stator cavities using conjugate heat transfer", ASME Turbo Expo 2010
  • Mangesh Kane and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2009, "Calculation of gas turbine blade temperatures using an iterative conjugate heat transfer approach", Proc. of Int. Symp. on Heat Transfer in Gas Turbine Systems
  • S. C. Bates, C. V. Kumar and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2008, "A system for capturing CO2 from a combustion exhaust - Feasibility research", Proceedings, Clean Technology 2008, pp. 3
  • Melaku Habte and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2008, "Effect of computational grid of performance of two equation models of turbulence for film cooling applications", Proceedings of TURBO EXPO 2008 (ASME intl. Gas Turbine Conf.), pp. GT2008-50153
  • Savas Yavuzkurt and Jawad S. Hassan, 2007, "Evaluation of two-equation models of turbulence in predicting film cooling performance under high free stream turbulence", Turbo Expo 2007(ASME intl. Gas Turbine Conf.), pp. GT2007-27184
  • Melaku Habte and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2007, "Simulation of acoustic enhancement of heat transfer in a droplet heat exchanger", Turbo Expo 2007(ASME intl. Gas Turbine Conf.), pp. GT2007-27179
  • Huseyin O. Aldemir and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2006, "Implementation of a free stream turbulence diffusion model in fluent code for calculation of heat and momentum transport in a flat plate boundary layer", Turbo Expo 2006(ASME intl. Gas Turbine Conf.), GT2006-90301
  • Jawad S. Hassan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2006, "Comparison of four different two-equation models of turbulence in predicting film cooling performance", Turbo Expo 2006(ASME intl. Gas Turbine Conf.), GT2006-90860
  • M. Habte, Savas Yavuzkurt and K. Unlu, 2005, "Thermal-hydraulic analysis of neutron cooling systems", ANS Winter Meeting
  • Huseyin Onder Aldemir and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2005, "Prediction of heat transfer and momentum transport in boundary layers under high free stream turbulence using k- e models - Effects of initial profiles", 3rd Ankara International Aerospace Conference (AIAC)
  • Michael Phillips, Arnie Fontaine, Steve Deutsch and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2004, "Experimental and fundamental analysis of flow in corners – Favorable and adverse pressure gradients", Proceedings of ASME IMECE, pp. IMECE2004-61019
  • Michael Phillips, Arnie Fontaine, Steve Deutsch and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2004, "Three dimensional measurements of instantaneous flow field in corners with smooth surfaces under a zero pressure gradient", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2004:Power for Land, Sea, and Air, pp. GT2004-54304
  • Savas Yavuzkurt and Gary L. Catchen, 2003, "Dependence of pressure losses on angle of attack for flow through perforated plates", Proceedings of IMECE’03: International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, pp. IMECE2003-43991
  • Savas Yavuzkurt and G. R. Iyer, 2002, "A model for diffusion of turbulent kinetic energy for calculation of momentum and heat transfer in high FST flows", ASME TURBO EXPO 2002 (ASME Intl. Gast Turbine Conference), pp. GT-2002-30204
  • B. Taylor, Savas Yavuzkurt, D. Claudio and A. Baratta, 2002, "Modeling of the fluid flow and heat transfer in pebble bed modular reactor core with a computational fluid dynamics code", Proc. of ICONE 10,Tenth Intl. Conf. on Nuc Engr.

Manuscripts

  • Seung Il Baek and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2016, "Effects of oscillations in the main flow due to thermoacoustic fields in a gas turbine combustor on film cooling", pp. 15
  • R. Matai and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2015, "Evaluation of effects of different design parameters on axial fan performance using CFD"
  • H. Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2014, "Numerical simulations of the near-field region of film cooling jets under high free stream turbulence: Application of RANS and hybrid URANS/LES models", ASME J. Heat Transfer
  • Peter Ingram and Savas Yavuzkurt, , "A superposition technique for multiple-row film-cooling for calculation of 2-D effectiveness and heat transfer coefficients"

Other

  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2013, "Partially-averaged Navier-Stokes modeling of turbulent swirling flow"
  • Hosein Foroutan and Savas Yavuzkurt, 2011, "Two applications of OpenFOAM: Evaluation of k-e models in boundary layer predictions under high free stream turbulence and simulation of the flow in simplified draft tube of a Francis turbine"

Research Projects

  • August 2013 - July 2015, "Simulations of Flow and Noise Fields for Performance Improvements and Optimization of Dynamic Braking Resistor Network Cooling Fan for GE Mining Trucks," (Sponsor: GE Transportation, Erie PA).
  • August 2013 - July 2015, "Design and Optimization of Fracking Drive Cooling System," (Sponsor: GE Transportation, Erie PA).
  •   -  , "Proposal for M E 325 – Fluid Flow Laboratory," (Sponsor: MNE-Tuition surcharge funds for 2014/2015).

Honors and Awards

  • Project Showcase Competition for Design Classes, Learning Factory , Penn State, December 2015 - December 2015
  • PSEAS Awards, PSEAS, December 2015 - December 2015

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, Member of faculty search committee - Energy and Computational Fluid Dynamics, MNE Dept., May 2015 - May 2016
  • Evaluator, Faculty position candidate interviews, MNE Dept., January 2016 - December 2016
  • Participant, Participatig in many surveys sent by university college and depatment, January 2016 - December 2016
  • Participant, ABET Data collection ME 345 SP 2016, January 2016 - May 2016
  • Participant, March 2016 - March 2016
  • Participant, March 2016 - March 2016
  • Participant, Meeting to discuss graduate education assessment, MNE, December 2016
  • Member, 2015/16 Sabbatical leave review committee in the College, PSU Col. of ENGR., April 2015 - December 2015
  • Evaluator, Faculty position candidate interviews, MNE Dept., January 2015 - December 2015
  • Participant, College of Engineering, October 2015 - October 2015
  • Presenter, Presentation-A Commemoration Great Turkish Leader and founder of modern secular Turkish Republic M. Kemal Ataturk   His life, achievements, legacy and importance and implications of these on current events in Turkey and the region., PSU-Turkish Student Association, November 2015 - November 2015
  • , ABET Course Assesment, PSU MNE Dept., August 2013 - January 2014
  • Evaluator, Faculty position candidate interviews, MNE Dept., January 2008 - 2014
  • Evaluator, Faculty position candidate interviews, MNE Dept., January 2012 - December 2014
  • Evaluator, Co-op Reports, MNE Dept., January 2005
  • HelperHelp, consultant, MNE, January 2008
  • Chairperson, ME candidacy Committee- Fluid Mechanics Exam Coordinator, Penn State, ME candidacy Committee, August 2008
  • Course LeaderCourse Leader for ME 345, PSU MNE Dept., January 2010
  • Course LeaderCourse Leader for ME 441W, PSU MNE Dept., January 2008
  • Member, Committee of Course Leaders for ABET review, December 2015
  • Member, Course Caucus Member for ME 441, ME 325, ME 410, ME 320, ME 345, Penn State, 2005
  • Advisor, Faculty Advisor, PSU- Turkish Student Association, 2001
  • Advisor, Faculty Advisor, PSU-DHARMA DRUM CHAN ASSOCIATION, 2012

Service to External Organizations:

  • Co-Organizer, Session Co-Organizer and Session Co-chair, ASME TURBO EXPO 2017,, ASME, Session on Conjugate Heat Transfer with Film Cooling, October 2016 - June 2017
  • Organizer, Session Organizer/Session Chair, ASME TURBO EXPO 2016,, ASME, Session of Film Cooling, September 2015 - June 2016
  • Participant, ASME Group Volunteer Survey, ASME, August 2016
  • , Job announcements and e mails, January 2008
 


 

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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