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Reid Berdanier

Assistant Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

147 Cato Park Engineering Building

rzb68@psu.edu

814-863-3972

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Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Syracuse University, 2010
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2012
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2015

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Reid Berdanier and Nicole L. Key, 2018, "Demonstrating Multistage Compressor Blockage Calculations Using Pressure Measurements for Large Tip Clearances", JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER, 34, (2), pp. 281-290
  • Reid Berdanier, Natalie R. Smith, Anna M. Young and Nicole L. Key, 2018, "Effects of Tip Clearance on Stall Inception in a Multistage Compressor", JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER, 34, (2), pp. 308-317
  • Sayantan Bhattacharya, Reid Berdanier, Pavlos P. Vlachos and Nicole L. Key, 2016, "A New Particle Image Velocimetry Technique for Turbomachinery Applications", JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 138, (12)
  • Reid Berdanier and Nicole L. Key, 2016, "A novel data reduction technique for single slanted hot-wire measurements used to study incompressible compressor tip leakage flows", EXPERIMENTS IN FLUIDS, 57, (3)
  • Reid Berdanier and Nicole L. Key, 2016, "Experimental Characterization of Tip Leakage Flow Trajectories in a Multistage Compressor", JOURNAL OF PROPULSION AND POWER, 32, (4), pp. 1022-1032
  • Reid Berdanier and Nicole L. Key, 2016, "The Effects of Tip Leakage Flow on the Performance of Multistage Compressors Used in Small Core Engine Applications", JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 138, (5)
  • Reid Berdanier and Nicole L. Key, 2015, "Experimental Investigation of Factors Influencing Operating Rotor Tip Clearance in Multistage Compressors", INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ROTATING MACHINERY
  • Reid Berdanier, Natalie R. Smith, John C. Fabian and Nicole L. Key, 2015, "Humidity Effects on Experimental Compressor Performance-Corrected Conditions for Real Gases", JOURNAL OF TURBOMACHINERY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 137, (3)
  • Natalie R. Smith, Reid Berdanier, John C. Fabian and Nicole L. Key, 2015, "Reconciling Compressor Performance Differences for Varying Ambient Inlet Conditions", JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 137, (12)

Conference Proceedings

  • Natalie R. Smith, Reid Berdanier, John C. Fabian and Nicole L. Key, 2016, "RECONCILING COMPRESSOR PERFORMANCE DIFFERENCES FOR VARYING AMBIENT INLET CONDITIONS", PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME POWER CONFERENCE, 2015
  • Reid Berdanier, Natalie R. Smith, John C. Fabian and Nicole L. Key, 2014, "HUMIDITY EFFECTS ON EXPERIMENTAL COMPRESSOR PERFORMANCE-CORRECTED CONDITIONS FOR REAL GASES", PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME TURBO EXPO: TURBINE TECHNICAL CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION, 2014, VOL 2A

Research Projects

  • October 2017 - September 2020, "Real-Time Health Monitoring of Gas Turbine Components Using Online Learning and High-Dimensional Data," (Sponsor: Georgia Tech Research Corporation).
  • May 2018 - September 2018, "Innovations for GT Efficiency Improvements," (Sponsor: Electric Power Research Institute).
  • January 2018 - June 2018, "Pratt and Whitney Smooth TOBI Continuation and Baseline," (Sponsor: Pratt & Whitney).
  • July 2017 - July 2018, "DURIP: Addressing Turbine Durability Concerns Associated with Imposed Transient Propulsion Needs," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • August 2017 - June 2018, "NAVY SBIR Phase II: Micro-Plasma Blade Monitoring Sensor Testing," (Sponsor: Innoveering, LLC).
  • July 2017 - December 2017, "Pratt and Whitney Smooth TOBI," (Sponsor: Pratt & Whitney).

Honors and Awards

  • Ward A. Lambert Teaching Fellowship, Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering, August 2014 - May 2015
  • Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, August 2012 - July 2015
  • Aeronautics Scholarship, NASA-ASEE, August 2008 - May 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher, Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering, 2015

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About

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

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-2519