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Stephen Lynch

Shuman Family Early Career Professor
Assistant Professor

Affiliation(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, University of Wyoming, 2003
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2007
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2011

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Shane Haydt and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Cooling effectiveness for a shaped film cooling hole at a range of compound angles", ASME J. of Turbomachinery
  • David Saltzman, Michael Bichnevicius, Stephen Lynch, Timothy W Simpson, Edward Reutzel, Corey Dickman and Richard Martukanitz, 2018, "Experimental comparison of a traditionally built versus additively manufactured aircraft heat exchanger", Applied Thermal Engineering, 138, pp. 254-263
  • Shane Haydt, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2018, "The effect of area ratio change via increased hole length for shaped film cooling holes with constant expansion angles", ASME J. Turbomachinery, 140, (5), pp. 051002-1-13
  • Shane Haydt, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2017, "The effect of meter-diffuser offset in shaped film cooling holes", ASME J. Turbomachinery, 139, (9), pp. 091012-1-10
  • 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), pp. 051002-1-10
  • Stephen Lynch, 2017, "Three-dimensional boundary layer in a turbine blade passage", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 33, (4), pp. 954-963
  • 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, 33, (3), pp. 750-763
  • 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), pp. 041008-1-10
  • 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), pp. 1-18
  • Seth Lawson, Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2013, "Simulations of multi-phase particle deposition on a non-axisymmetric contoured endwall with film cooling", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 135, (3), pp. 031032-1-11
  • Stephen Lynch, Karen A Thole, Atul Kohli and Christopher Lehane, 2011, "Computational predictions of heat transfer and film cooling for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 133, (4), pp. 041003-1-10
  • Stephen Lynch, Sundar Narayan, Karen A Thole, Atul Kohli and Christopher Lehane, 2011, "Heat transfer for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 133, (1), pp. 011019-1-9
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2011, "The effect of the combustor-turbine slot and mid-passage gap on vane endwall heat transfer", ASME J. of Turbomachinery, 133, (4), pp. 041002-1-9
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen 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, (4), pp. 041019-1-10

Conference Proceedings

  • Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Large eddy simulations of low pressure turbine endwall flow and heat transfer", Proceedings of the 2018 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expo
  • Michael Bichnevicius, David Saltzman and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Comparison of louvered plate-fin heat exchangers made via additive manufacturing", Proceedings of the 2018 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expo
  • Shane Haydt and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Cooling effectiveness for a shaped film cooling hole at a range of compound angles", Proceedings of the 2018 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Shane Haydt and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Flowfield of a shaped film cooling hole over a range of compound angles", Proceedings of the 2018 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Eric Lange, Syed Elahi and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Time-resolved PIV measurements of the effect of freestream turbulence on horseshoe vortex dynamics", Proceedings of the 2018 AIAA SciTech Conference
  • Syed Elahi, Zachary Moul, Eric Lange and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Unsteady heat flux measurements of junction flow with Reynolds number and freestream turbulence effects", Proceedings of the 2018 AIAA SciTech Conference
  • Syed Elahi, Eric Lange and Stephen Lynch, 2017, "Experimental measurements of turbulent junction flow using high speed stereo PIV and IR thermography", Proceedings of the 2017 AIAA Aviation Conference
  • 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", Proceedings of the 2017 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo, ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo
  • Kirsten Muirhead and Stephen Lynch, 2017, "A computational study of combustor dilution flow interaction with turbine vanes", Proceedings of the 2017 AIAA SciTech Conference
  • 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
  • Shawn Siroka, Melissa Shallcross and Stephen Lynch, 2016, "Unsteady heat transfer around low aspect ratio cylinders in an array", Proceedings of the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Expo, ASME IMECE
  • Eric Lange, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2016, "Computational and experimental studies of the effect of mid-passage gap misalignment on a contoured turbine blade endwall", Proceedings of the 2016 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo, 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", Proceedings of the 2016 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Stephen Lynch, 2016, "Measurements and predictions of the three-dimensional boundary layer in a turbine blade passage", Proceedings of the 2016 AIAA SciTech Conference
  • Corey Anderson and Stephen Lynch, 2015, "Time-resolved stereo-PIV measurements of the horseshoe vortex system in pin fin arrays", Proceedings of the 2015 AIAA Propulsion & Energy Conference
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2015, "Comparison of the three-dimensional boundary layer on flat versus contoured turbine endwalls", Proceedings of the 2015 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2015, "Heat transfer and film cooling on a contoured blade endwall with platform gap leakage", Proceedings of the 2015 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Ivana Milanovic, John Whiton, Razvan Florea, Stephen Lynch, Greg Tillman and Mark Stucky, 2014, "RANS simulations for sensitivity analysis of compressor transition duct", Proceedings of the 2014 AIAA Propulsion & Energy Conference
  • Stephen Lynch, Karen A Thole, Atul Kohli, Christopher Lehane and Thomas Praisner, 2013, "Endwall heat transfer for a turbine blade with an upstream cavity and rim seal leakage", Proceedings of the 2013 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Stephen Lynch, Karen A Thole, Atul Kohli, Christopher Lehane and Thomas Praisner, 2013, "Aerodynamic loss for a turbine blade with endwall leakage features and contouring", Proceedings of the 2013 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Seth Lawson, Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2012, "Simulations of multi-phase particle deposition on a non-axisymmetric contoured endwall with film cooling", Proceedings of the 2012 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Stephen Lynch, Karen A Thole, Atul Kohli and Christopher Lehane, 2010, "Computational predictions of heat transfer and film cooling for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring", Proceedings of the 2010 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2009, "The effect of the combustor-turbine slot and mid-passage gap on vane endwall heat transfer", Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo
  • Stephen Lynch, Sundar Narayan, Karen A Thole, Atul Kohli and Christopher Lehane, 2009, "Heat transfer for a turbine blade with non-axisymmetric endwall contouring", Proceedings of the 2009 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo
  • Stephen Lynch and Karen A Thole, 2007, "The effect of combustor-turbine interface gap leakage on the endwall heat transfer for a nozzle guide vane", Proceedings of the 2007 ASME IGTI Turbo Expo

Research Projects

  • September 2015 - October 2018, "YIP: Effect of Incoming Flow Disturbances on Junction Flow Dynamics and Heat Transfer," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • August 2017 - August 2018, "Optically-Based Volumetric Velocity and Temperature Measurements of Turbulent Junction Flows," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • February 2017 - December 2017, "Optimized Lightweight Diesel Engine Waste Heat Recovery Heat Exchangers via Additive Manufacturing," (Sponsor: Volvo Technology North America).

Honors and Awards

  • W. M. Rohsenow Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), November 2016

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