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  • John M Cimbala, 2016, Introduction to CFD and How to USE it, McGraw-Hill, New York, New York, USA, pp. 66
  • Girish Kumar Rajan and John M Cimbala, 2016, "Computational and Theoretical Analyses of the Precessing Vortex Rope in a Simplified Draft Tube of a Scaled Model of a Francis Turbine", ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, pp. 14
  • Y. A. Çengel, John M Cimbala and R. H. Turner, 2016, Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences, McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 1166
  • H Joseph Sommer, John M Cimbala and David G Miller, 2015, "Self-excited limit cycle yaw oscillation instability of external sling payloads with dual point suspension during level flight", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 60, (4)
  • John M Cimbala, 2015, I, Adam: The man without a navel, Kindle Direct Publishing
  • A Wouden, John M Cimbala and B Lewis, 2014, "An evaluation of a phase-lag boundary condition for Francis hydroturbine simulations using a pressure-based solver", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59, (20), pp. 273
  • B J Lewis, John M Cimbala and A Wouden, 2014, "Major historical developments in the design of water wheels and Francis hydroturbines", 2014 IOP (Institute of Physics) Conference Series: Earth Environ. Sci.
  • B J Lewis, John M Cimbala and A Wouden, 2014, "Wicket gate trailing-edge blowing: A method for improving off-design hydroturbine performance by adjusting the runner inlet swirl angle", 2014 IOP (Institute of Physics) Conference Series: Earth Environ. Sci., 27th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems (IAHR 2014), 22, pp. 12021
  • M Robinson and John M Cimbala, 2014, "Design and student assessment of short, online pre-laboratory videos"
  • B J Lewis and John M Cimbala, 2014, "Unsteady CFD analysis of the behavior of guide vane trailing-edge injection and its effects on downstream rotor performance in a Francis hydroturbine", pp. 17
  • P.-Y. A. Chuang, John M Cimbala and J. S. Brenizer, 2013, "Experimental and analytical study of a loop heat pipe at a positive elevation using neutron radiography", International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 77C, pp. 84-95
  • A. Wouden, John M Cimbala and B. Lewis, 2013, "Detecting unsteady row interaction in a Francis turbine using a phase-lag boundary condition", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 58, (18), pp. 1
  • G. Rajan and John M Cimbala, 2013, "Stability analysis of the vortex rope formed in draft tubes", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 58, (18), pp. 1
  • B. Lewis, John M Cimbala and A. Wouden, 2013, "Modified design of hydroturbine wicket gates to include liquid control jets", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 58, (18), pp. 1
  • Y A Çengel and John M Cimbala, 2013, Fluid mechanics: Fundamentals and applications, McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 1012
  • A. M. Wouden, John M Cimbala and B. J. Lewis, 2012, "Implementation of a phase-lagged boundary condition for turbomachinery", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 57, (17), pp. p. 28
  • B. J. Lewis, John M Cimbala and A. M. Wouden, 2012, "Caution: Precision error in blade alignment results in faulty unsteady CFD simulation", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 57, (17), pp. p. 350
  • B. Lewis, John M Cimbala and A. Wouden, 2012, "Analysis and optimization of guide vane jets to decrease the unsteady load on mixed flow hydroturbine runner blades", 7th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD7)
  • Y. A. Çengel, John M Cimbala and R. H. Turner, 2012, Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences, McGraw-Hill, New York, pp. 1104
  • B. Shaparenko and John M Cimbala, 2012, "A simple equation for predicting aliasing frequency", International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, 39, (3), pp. 195-199
  • B Lewis, John M Cimbala and A Wouden, 2012, "Investigation of distributor vane jets to decrease the unsteady load on hydroturbine runner blades", IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth and Environmental Science of Institute of Physics
  • B Lewis, John M Cimbala and A Wouden, 2012, "Investigation of distributor vane jets to decrease the unsteady load on hydroturbine runner blades", 26th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems
  • B. J. Lewis, John M Cimbala and A. M. Wouden, 2011, "Applying turbulence models to hydroturbine flows: A sensitivity analysis using the GAMM Francis turbine", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 56, (18), pp. p. 204
  • A. M. Wouden, John M Cimbala and B. J. Lewis, 2011, "A parametric study of unsteady rotor-stator interaction in a simplified Francis turbine", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 56, (18), pp. p. 104
  • S. Pawar, John M Cimbala, E. F. Wheeler and D. V. Lindberg, 2010, Contaminant dispersion within and around poultry houses using computational fluid dynamics, IN-TECH, Vienna, Austria
  • John M Cimbala and Manoochehr M. Koochesfahani, 2009, "Transition from Hele-Shaw flow to creeping flow", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 54, (19), pp. p. 167
  • J. P. Spring, L. A. Kern, John M Cimbala, L. E. Hochreiter, V. Bilovsky and K. K. Niyogi, 2009, "A thermal evaluation of a prototypical double walled dry storage cask", Proceedings of ANS 2009 Annual Meeting, Transactions, 100
  • Y. A. Çengel and John M Cimbala, 2009, Fluid mechanics: Fundamentals and applications, McGraw-Hill,, New York, NY, pp. 994
  • John M Cimbala and J. W. DeGraw, 2008, "An incremental improvement to the feedback-forcing immersed boundary method", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 53, (15), pp. p. 47
  • J. W. DeGraw and John M Cimbala, 2008, "Impingement of ring vortices on a wall: A comparison of experiments and computations", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 53, (15), pp. p. 235
  • K. Y. Lim, R. Toto, H. Nguyen, S. E. Zappe, T. Litzinger, M. Wharton and John M Cimbala, 2008, "Impact of instructors use of the tablet PC on student learning and classroom attendance", 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Mechanical Engineering Division
  • John M Cimbala and Y. A. Çengel, 2008, Essentials of fluid mechanics: Fundamentals and applications, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, pp. 584
  • Y. A. Çengel, R. H. Turner and John M Cimbala, 2008, Fundamentals of thermal-fluid sciences, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, pp. 1093
  • S. R. Pawar, John M Cimbala, E. F. Wheeler and D. V. Lindberg, 2007, "Analysis of poultry house ventilation using computational fluid dynamics", Transactions of the ASABE, 50, (4), pp. 1373-1382
  • R. Toto, M. Wharton, John M Cimbala and J. Wise, 2007, "One step beyond: Lecturing with a tablet PC", Computers in Education Journal (Computers in Education Division of ASEE), 17, (3), pp. 2-11
  • John M Cimbala, L. L. Pauley, S. E. Zappe and Meng-Fen Hsieh, 2007, "Take-home experiments in undergraduate fluid mechanics education", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 52, (17), pp. p. 181
  • J. Degraw and John M Cimbala, 2007, "A lightweight particle deposition system for particle resuspension studies", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 52, (17), pp. p. 242
  • A. F. Taylor, M. M. Saunders, D. L. Shingle, John M Cimbala, Z. Zhou and H. J. Donahue, 2007, "Mechanically stimulated osteocytes regulate osteoblastic activity via gap junctions", AJP-Cell Physiology, 292, pp. C545-C552
  • John M Cimbala, 2006, "The role of CFD in undergraduate fluid mechanics education", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 51, (9), pp. p. 117
  • G. S. Settles, G. Tremblay, John M Cimbala, L. Dodson and J. D. Miller, 2006, "Fluid mechanics films in the 21st century", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 51, (9), pp. p. 117
  • John M Cimbala, S. Pawar, E. Wheeler and D. Lindberg, 2006, "Computational study of ventilation and disease spread in poultry houses", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 51, (9), pp. 163-164
  • J. DeGraw, John M Cimbala and J. Freihaut, 2006, "CFD modeling of particle resuspension", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 51, (9), pp. p. 252
  • G. S. Settles, G. Tremblay, John M Cimbala, L. J. Dodson and J. D. Miller, 2006, "Teaching fluid mechanics with flow visualization videos", Proc. 12th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, pp. Paper 220
  • John M Cimbala, L. L. Pauley, S. E. Zappe and M.-F. Hsieh, 2006, "Experiential learning in fluid flow class via take-home experiments", 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Mechanical Engineering Division, pp. Paper 2006-1357
  • R. Toto, M. Wharton, John M Cimbala and J. Wise, 2006, "One step beyond: Lecturing with a tablet PC", 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Mechanical Engineering Division, pp. Paper 2006-1599
  • R. Campbell, John M Cimbala and L. E. Hochreiter, 2005, "CFD prediction of grid spacer hydraulic performance with comparison to experimental results", Nuclear Technology, 149, (1), pp. 49-61
  • John M Cimbala, 2005, "Introducing CFD in introductory undergraduate fluid mechanics courses", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 50, (9), pp. p. 99
  • Y. A. Cengel and John M Cimbala, 2005, Fluid mechanics: Fundamentals and applications, McGraw-Hill, New York, NY
  • John M Cimbala, J. S. Brenizer Jr., P.-Y. A. Chuang, S. Hanna, C. T. Conroy, A. A. El-Ganayni and D. R. Riley, 2004, "Study of loop heat pipe using neutron radiography", Elsevier, 61, (4)
  • J. Song, W. Bahnfleth and John M Cimbala, 2004, "Parametric study of single-pipe diffusers in stratified chilled water storage tanks (RP-1185)", International Journal of HVAC&R Research, 10, (3), pp. 345-365
  • W. Bahnfleth, J. Song and John M Cimbala, 2003, "Measured and modeled charging of a stratified chilled water thermal storage tank with slotted pipe diffusers", International Journal of HVAC&R Research, 9, (4), pp. 467-491
  • John M Cimbala, 2003, "A new method for calculating added mass using CFD", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 48, (10), pp. 202-203
  • R. J. Heinsohn and John M Cimbala, 2003, Indoor air quality engineering: Environmental health and control of indoor pollutants, Marcel Dekker, New York, NY
  • John M Cimbala, L. Fisher, G. Settles and M. Lillis, 2000, "Analytical modeling of plasma arc cutting of steel plate", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 45, (9), pp. 118-119
  • John M Cimbala, W. Bahnfleth and J. Song, 1999, "Characterization of inlet diffuser performance for stratified thermal storage", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 44, (8), pp. 63
  • John M Cimbala, 1999, John M. Cimbala, mechanical engineering, New Holland Publishers, Australia, pp. 4
  • John M Cimbala, 1999, End-of-chapter problems, McGraw-Hill
  • C. R. Jacobs, C. E. Yellowley, B. R. Davis, Z. Zhou, John M Cimbala and H. J. Donahue, 1998, "Differential effect of steady versus oscillating flow on bone cells", Journal of Biomechanics, 31, (11), pp. 969-976
  • John M Cimbala, J. S. Garanich, G. S. Settles and J. D. Miller, 1998, "Combined schlieren imaging and numerical analysis of displacement ventilation", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 43, (9), pp. 2016
  • John M Cimbala and J. Leon, 1996, "Drag of freely rotatable cylinder/splitter plate body at subcritical Reynolds number", AIAA Journal, 34, (11), pp. 2446-2448
  • N. Takenaka, D. Sathianathan and John M Cimbala, 1996, "Visualization and measurement of liquid metal flow by neutron radiography", pp. 6
  • John M Cimbala, 1996, Chapter reviews, Research and Education Assoc., Piscataway, NJ, pp. 38
  • John M Cimbala, 1995, "Direct numerical simulations and modeling of a spatially evolving turbulent wake", pp. 6.25-6.30
  • John M Cimbala, 1995, "Direct numerical simulations of a turbulent far wake", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 40, (12), pp. 1930
  • T. B. Harman, John M Cimbala and M. L. Billet, 1994, "Reduction in size and unsteadiness of VTOL ground vortices by ground fences", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 31, (3), pp. 579-584
  • John M Cimbala and K. T. Chen, 1994, "Supercritical Reynolds number experiments on a freely rotatable cylinder/splitter plate body", Physics of Fluids, 6, (7), pp. 2440-2445
  • R. S. Meyer and John M Cimbala, 1993, "The reduction of discrete tone noise due to blade row interaction in turbomachinery by trailing-edge blowing", U. S. Navy Journal of Underwater Acoustics, 43, (1), pp. 49-59
  • John M Cimbala, 1993, "A comprehensive comparison of turbulence models in the far wake", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 38, (12), pp. 2305
  • E. C. Meyer and John M Cimbala, 1992, "Wind tunnel evaluation of flow structures on a 1/12th scale DD963 bow sonardome"
  • D. B. Philips, John M Cimbala and A. L. Treaster, 1992, "Suppression of the wing-body junction vortex by body surface suction", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 29, (1), pp. 118-122
  • John M Cimbala, R. S. Meyer and T. B. Harman, 1992, "Importance of fresh air in manometer tubing", AIAA Journal, 30, (1), pp. 279-280
  • D. Sathianathan and John M Cimbala, 1992, "Theoretical predictions for imaging shock waves in gases using neutron radiography", pp. 10
  • John M Cimbala and K. T. Chen, 1992, "The behavior of a freely rotatable cylinder/splitter plate body at post-critical Reynolds numbers", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 37, (8), pp. 1772
  • John M Cimbala and S. Garg, 1991, "Flow in the wake of a freely rotatable cylinder with splitter plate", AIAA Journal, 29, (6), pp. 1001-1003
  • John M Cimbala, M. L. Billet, D. P. Gaublomme and J. C. Oefelein, 1991, "Experiments on the unsteadiness associated with a ground vortex", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 28, (4), pp. 261-267
  • W.-J. Park and John M Cimbala, 1991, "The effect of jet injection geometry on two-dimensional momentumless far wakes", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 224, pp. 28-47
  • John M Cimbala, 1991, Questions on fluid mechanics, Research and Education Assoc., Piscataway, NJ, pp. 55
  • R. S. Meyer and John M Cimbala, 1991, "Suppression of the wake of a finite airfoil by trailing-edge blowing", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 36, (10), pp. 2664
  • John M Cimbala and J. Leon, 1991, "Drag measurements on a freely rotatable cylinder with splitter plate", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 36, (10), pp. 2665
  • R. S. Meyer and John M Cimbala, 1990, "The effectiveness of trailing-edge blowing to suppress the wake of a lifting finite wing"
  • John M Cimbala and M. V. Krein, 1990, "Effect of freestream conditions on the far wake of a circular cylinder", AIAA Journal, 28, (8), pp. 1369-1373
  • John M Cimbala and W.-J. Park, 1990, "An experimental investigation of the turbulent structure in a two-dimensional momentumless wake", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 213, pp. 479-509
  • John M Cimbala and W.-J. Park, 1990, "A direct hot-wire calibration technique to account for ambient temperature drift in incompressible flow", Experiments in Fluids, 8, (5), pp. 299-300
  • John M Cimbala, D. B. Philips and A. L. Treaster, 1990, "Suppression of the wing-body junction vortex by body surface suction", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 35, (10), pp. 2647
  • John M Cimbala and W.-J. Park, 1989, "Elimination of temperature stratification in a low-speed open-return wind tunnel", AIAA Journal, 27, (6), pp. 823-825
  • John M Cimbala and M. L. Billet, 1989, "Cavitation inception in rectangular slots", International Symposium on Cavitation Inception, ASME, San Francisco, CA, pp. 9
  • John M Cimbala, D. Sathianathan and S. A. Cosgrove, 1989, "Flow visualization through metal enclosures with neutron radiography", Symp. on Flow Visualization, 1989 ASME Winter Annual Mtg., San Francisco, CA, pp. 4
  • John M Cimbala, D. Sathianathan, S. A. Cosgrove and S. H. Levine, 1989, "Neutron radiography as a flow visualization tool", pp. 8
  • John M Cimbala and W.-J. Park, 1989, "An experimental investigation of the turbulent structure in a two-dimensional momentumless wake", pp. 6.1.1-6.1.6
  • John M Cimbala, M. L. Billet, D. P. Gaublomme and D. R. Stinebring, 1989, "Experiments on the unsteady ground vortex", pp. 7
  • John M Cimbala, D. R. Stinebring, A. L. Treaster, M. L. Billet and M. M. Walters, 1988, "Experimental investigation of a jet impinging on a ground plane in cross flow", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 25, (10), pp. 923-931
  • John M Cimbala, D. E. Hughes, S. H. Levine and D. Sathianathan, 1988, "Application of neutron radiography for fluid flow visualization", Nuclear Technology, 81, (3), pp. 435-445
  • John M Cimbala, H. Nagib and A. Roshko, 1988, "Large structure in the far wakes of two-dimensional bluff bodies", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 190, pp. 265-298
  • John M Cimbala and D. Sathianathan, 1988, "Streakline flow visualization with neutron radiography", Experiments in Fluids, 6, (8), pp. 547-552
  • M. W. Trethewey, B. T. Kulakowski, J. S. Lamancusa, H. J. Sommer and John M Cimbala, 1988, "Integrated use of microcomputers as a laboratory tool in mechanical engineering education", Proc. 1988 ASME International Computers in Engineering Conf., San Francisco, CA, pp. 461-469
  • John M Cimbala and M. V. Krein, 1988, "The effects of the freestream on the far wake of a circular cylinder", Proc. 1st International Fluid Dynamics Congress, Cincinnati, OH, pp. 8
  • John M Cimbala and W. G. Blair, 1988, "The fluid mechanics of cavitation inception in rectangular slots", Cavitation and Multiphase Flow Forum, Cincinnati, OH, pp. 84-89
  • W.-J. Park and John M Cimbala, 1988, "A single equation hot-wire calibration technique", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 33, (10), pp. 2224
  • John M Cimbala, S. Garg and W.-J. Park, 1988, "The effect of a non-rigidly-mounted splitter plate on the flow over a circular cylinder", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 33, (10), pp. 2249
  • John M Cimbala and G. C. Lauchle, 1987, "Flow visualization study of the tip region of a cylinder in cross flow", pp. 16
  • John M Cimbala, D. R. Stinebring, A. L. Treaster, M. L. Billet and M. M. Walters, 1987, "Experimental investigation of a jet impinging on a ground plane in the presence of a cross flow", pp. 243-251
  • John M Cimbala and W.-J. Park, 1987, "Mean velocity profiles and flow visualizations of a two-dimensional momentumless wake", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 32, (10), pp. 2044
  • John M Cimbala and D. Sathianathan, 1987, "A new technique for visualization of fluid flows in metal enclosures", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 32, (10), pp. 2106
  • John M Cimbala and N.-H. Kim, 1986, "An experimental investigation of the unsteady flow downstream of a two-dimensional square cavity", Proc. Forum on Unsteady Flow, ASME Winter Annual Mtg., Anaheim, CA, pp. 37-39
  • C. L. Merkle, S. Deutsch, S. Pal, W. Seelig and John M Cimbala, 1986, "Microbubble drag reduction", pp. 199-215
  • John M Cimbala and M. L. Billet, 1986, "Visualization of jet impingement on a ground plane in cross flow", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 31, (10), pp. 1701
  • John M Cimbala, 1985, "An experimental study of the large structure in the far wakes of two-dimensional bluff bodies", pp. 4.1-4.6
  • John M Cimbala, H. M. Nagib and A. Roshko, 1981, "Wake instability leading to new large scale structures downstream of bluff bodies", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 26, (10), pp. 1256
  • L. J. Sigurdson, John M Cimbala and A. Roshko, 1981, "Controlled excitation of a separated flow", Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 26, (10), pp. 1275
  • John M Cimbala, 1980, "Fourth-order Keller box solution of the incompressible axisymmetric boundary layer equations", pp. 10
  • B. McDonnell, B. Guzman, X. J. Dolack, Timothy W Simpson and John M Cimbala, , "3D Printing in the Wild: A Preliminary Investigation of Air Quality in College Maker Spaces"
 

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