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Robert Spall

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Department Head

Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Old Dominion University, 1987
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Clarkson University, 1983
BS, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Clarkson University, 1979


Expertise

Computational Fluid Dynamics, CFD

Awards

Teacher of the Year, 2013

College of Engineering

Fellow, 2004

ASME

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2003

College of Engineering

Outstanding Researcher, 2000

College of Engineering

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Del Toro, A., Johnson, M.C, Spall, R.E, (2015). Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation of Butterfly Valve Performance Factors. Journal AWWA
        • Spall, R.E, (2014). Comparison Between Freewheeling and Locked Sailboat Propeller Drag Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Approach. International Journal of Small Craft Technology
        • Daniels, S., Johnson, M.C, Spall, R.E, (2014). Cavitation and Head Loss Characteristics in Nonsymmetric Bifurcations. Journal AWWA, 106:6
        • Spall, R.E, Pincock, B., Phillips, W.F, (2013). Numerical Analysis of Multiple, Thin-Sail Geometries Based on Prandtl’s Lifting-Line Theory. Computers & Fluids
        • Spall, R.E, Maughan, R., Ewton, B., (2013). Computational and Experimental Analysis of Towed-Water Power Generators. International Journal of Small Craft Technology, 155, 25-32.
        • Spall, R.E, Yu, W., (2013). Imbedded Dual-Number Automatic Differentiation to Support CFD Analysis. ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering
        • Wilson, B.M, Smith, B.L, Spall, R.E, (2012). Examples of unsteady CFD validation quantities in a cylinder array. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 243, 153-167.
        • Hollingshead, C.L, Johnson, M.C, Barfuss, S.L, Spall, R.E, (2011). Discharge Coefficient Performance of Venturi, Standard Concentric Orifice Plate, V-cone and Wedge Flow Meters at Low Reynolds Numbers. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 78, 559-566.
        • Christensen, R.T, Spall, R.E, Barfuss, S.L, (2011). Application of Three RANS Turbulence Models to Aged Water Transmission Pipes. ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 137:1, 135-139.
        • Spall, R.E, Richards, A., (2011). Assessment of a One-Equation Turbulence Model for a Strongly Heated Gas Flowing Upward in a Vertical Tube. International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 31, 69-76.
        • Spall, R.E, (2011). Basin-Scale Internal Waves Within the South Arm of the Great Salt Lake. International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 31:1, 205-5272.
        • Christensen, R.T, Barfuss, S.L, Spall, R.E, (2010). Application of Large Eddy Simulation to Aged Water Transmission Pipes. Engineering Applications of Computational Fluid Mechanics, 4:3, 450-458.
        • Spall, R.E, (2009). A Hydrodynamic Model of the Circulation within the South Arm of the Great Salt Lake. International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, 29, 181-190.
        • Hodson, J., Spall, R.E, Smith, B.L, (2008). Turbulence Model Assessment for Flow Across a Row of Confined Cylinders. Nuclear Technology, 161, 268-276.
        • Spall, R.E, Alley, N.R, Phillips, W.F, (2007). Predicting Maximum Lift Coefficient for Twisted Wings Using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Journal of Aircraft, 44, 911-917.
        • Bettridge, M.W, Smith, B.L, Spall, R.E, (2006). Aerodynamic Jet Steering Using Steady Blowing and Suction. Exp. Fluids , 40:5, 776-785.
        • Fugal, S.R, Smith, B.L, Spall, R.E, (2005). Displacement Amplitude Scaling of a 2-D Synthetic Jet. Phys. Fluids, 17
        • Hailey, C., Spall, R.E, Snyder, D.O, (2001). Computational Fluid Dynamics Presented in the Undergraduate Curriculum. Computers in Education Journal, 11:4, 2-8.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  MAE 5440 - Computational Fluid Dynamics, Spring 2017

                  MAE 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2017

                  MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2016

                  MAE 5440 - Computational Fluid Dynamics, Spring 2016

                  MAE 5500 - Aerodynamics, Fall 2015

                  MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2015

                  MAE 5440 - Computational Fluid Dynamics, Spring 2015

                  MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2014

                  MAE 5440 - Computational Fluid Dynamics, Spring 2014

                  MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2013

                  MAE 5440 - Computational Fluid Dynamics, Spring 2013

                  MAE 2450 - Engineering Numerical Methods II, Spring 2013

                  MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2012

                  MAE 5930 - Special Problems, Fall 2012

                  MAE 5440 - Computational Fluid Dynamics, Spring 2012

                  MAE 5410 - Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems, Spring 2012

                  MAE 2450 - Engineering Numerical Methods II, Spring 2012

                  MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2011

                  MAE 5930 - Special Problems, Fall 2011

                  MAE 5440 - COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, Spring 2011

                  MAE 5410 - DES/OPTIM THERMAL SYS, Spring 2011

                  MAE 2450 - ENGR NUM METHODS II, Spring 2011

                  MAE 2450 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                  MAE 2450 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                  MAE 2450 - LABORATORY, Spring 2011

                  MAE 6410 - Fluid Dynamics, Fall 2010

                  MAE 3420 - Fluid Mechanics, Fall 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Mahesh Surendran, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2014
                  Joshua Hodson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2013
                  Daniel Shook, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012
                  Jared Iverson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012 - December 2013
                  Robert Maughn, August 2012 - May 2013
                  Steven Daniels, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012 - May 2013
                  Adam Del Toro, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, September 2011 - December 2012
                  Ryan Mawson, September 2010 - May 2012
                  Aaron Godfrey, August 2010 - May 2012
                  Emily Garbi, September 2009 - May 2012
                  Pedro Mateo, September 2009 - May 2010
                  Josh Hodson, September 2005 - May 2007