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

Publications

Journal Articles

  • 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
  • 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
  • Shane Haydt, Stephen Lynch and Scott Lewis, 2017, "The Effect of Meter-Diffuser Offset in Shaped Film Cooling Holes", ASME J. Turbomachinery, 139, (9)
  • 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, "Three-Dimensional Boundary Layer in a Turbine Blade Passage", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 33, (4)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Shane Haydt and Stephen Lynch, , "Cooling Effectiveness for a Shaped Film Cooling Hole at a Range of Compound Angles", ASME J. of Turbomachinery

Conference Proceedings

  • Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Large Eddy Simulations of Low Pressure Turbine Endwall Flow and Heat Transfer"
  • Michael Bichnevicius, David Saltzman and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Comparison of Louvered Plate-Fin Heat Exchangers Made via Additive Manufacturing"
  • Shane Haydt and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Cooling Effectiveness for a Shaped Film Cooling Hole at a Range of Compound Angles"
  • Shane Haydt and Stephen Lynch, 2018, "Flowfield of a Shaped Film Cooling Hole Over a Range of Compound Angles"
  • 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", ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expo
  • Kirsten Muirhead and Stephen Lynch, 2017, "A Computational Study of Combustor Dilution Flow Interaction with Turbine Vanes"
  • 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", 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"
  • Ivana Milanovic, John Whiton, Razvan Florea, Stephen Lynch, Greg Tillman and Mark 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, S 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"

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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