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Improved one-dimensional unsteady modeling of thermally choked ram accelerator in subdetonative velocity regime (2011)
Journal Article
Bengherbia, T., Yao, Y., Bauer, P., Giraud, M., & Knowlen, C. (2011). Improved one-dimensional unsteady modeling of thermally choked ram accelerator in subdetonative velocity regime. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 78(5), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4004327

The subdetonative propulsion mode using thermal choking has been studied with a one-dimensional (1D) real gas model that included projectile acceleration. Numerical results from a control volume analysis that accounted for unsteady flow effects estab... Read More about Improved one-dimensional unsteady modeling of thermally choked ram accelerator in subdetonative velocity regime.

Numerical study of gaseous reactive flow over a ram accelerator projectile in subdetonative velocity regime (2011)
Journal Article
Knowlen, C., Bauer, P., Yao, Y. F., Bengherbia, T., Bengherbia, T., Yao, Y., …Knowlen, C. (2011). Numerical study of gaseous reactive flow over a ram accelerator projectile in subdetonative velocity regime. European Physical Journal: Applied Physics, 55(1), 11102 -11113. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjap/2011100087

Computational fluid dynamics solutions of the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes equations have been used to numerically predict the thrust of a thermally choked ram accelerator in subdetonative velocity regime. Studies were focused on a projectile oper... Read More about Numerical study of gaseous reactive flow over a ram accelerator projectile in subdetonative velocity regime.

Computational study of hole shape effect on film cooling performance (2011)
Journal Article
Yao, Y. F., Yao, J., Yao, J., & Yao, Y. (2011). Computational study of hole shape effect on film cooling performance. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 225(4), 505-519. https://doi.org/10.1177/0957650911399013

Film cooling effectiveness has been studied by using a computational approach based on solving the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. A wind tunnel test configuration is considered with a total of four cooling hole geometries as a cylindrical... Read More about Computational study of hole shape effect on film cooling performance.

Direct numerical simulation of single and multiple square jets in cross-flow (2011)
Journal Article
Maidi, M., Yao, Y., & Maidi, M. (2011). Direct numerical simulation of single and multiple square jets in cross-flow. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 133(3), 031201. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4003588

Direct numerical simulations (DNSs) have been carried out for single and multiple square jets issuing normally into a cross-flow, with the primary aim of studying the flow structures and interaction mechanisms associated with the jet in cross-flow (J... Read More about Direct numerical simulation of single and multiple square jets in cross-flow.

Validation study of convective airflow in an empty room (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Horikiri, K., & Yao, Y. (2011, March). Validation study of convective airflow in an empty room. Paper presented at 2nd INEEE Conference: Energy, Environment, Devices, Systems, Communications, Computers (EEDSCC '11)

A review of novel turbocharger concepts for enhancements in energy efficiency (2011)
Journal Article
Kusztelan, A., Yao, Y., Marchant, D., & Wang, Y. (2011). A review of novel turbocharger concepts for enhancements in energy efficiency. https://doi.org/10.5383/ijtee.02.02.003

Turbochargers are extensively used throughout the automotive industry as they can enhance the output of an internal combustion (IC) engine without the need to increase its cylinder capacity. The application of such a mechanical device enables automot... Read More about A review of novel turbocharger concepts for enhancements in energy efficiency.

Numerical simulation of convective airflow in an empty room (2011)
Journal Article
Horikiri, K., Yao, Y., & Yao, J. (2011). Numerical simulation of convective airflow in an empty room. International Journal of Energy and Environment, 5(1), 574-581

Numerical simulation of airflow inside an empty room has been carried out for a forced convection, a natural convection and a mixed convection respectively, by using a computational fluid dynamics approach of solving the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stok... Read More about Numerical simulation of convective airflow in an empty room.