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Barton Smith

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Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Professor

Professor

Educational Background

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999
Synthetic Jets and Their Interaction with Adjacent Jets
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1990

Expertise

Experimental Fluid Mechanics. Validation Benchmark Experiments for CFD. Particle Image Velocimetry Uncertainty. Flow Control applied to Materials Processing

Awards

ASME Lewis F. Moody Award, 2011

ASME

Outstanding Paper Award, 2011

Measurement Sciences and Technology

Advisor of the Year, 2009

USU College of Engineering

Advisor of the Year, 2009

USU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, 2008

Utah State University

Advisor of the Year Member, Tau Beta Pi, 2006

USU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Research Excellence Award, 2006

USU College of Engineering

Researcher of the Year, 2006

USU Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year, 2004

USU College of Engineering

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Book Chapters

    • Smith, B.L, Smith, D., (2014). Synthetic Jet Measurements: Synthetic Jets: Fundamentals and Applications. CRC Press
    • Smith, B.L, Smith, D., (2014). Synthetic Jet Measurements: Synthetic Jets: Fundamentals and Applications. CRC Press
    • Smith, B.L, Smith, D., (2011). Synthetic Jet Measurements: Synthetic Jets: Fundamentals and Applications. CRC Press
    • Smith, B.L, Smith, D., (2011). Synthetic Jet Measurements: Synthetic Jets: Fundamentals and Applications. CRC Press

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Oberkampf, W.O, Smith, B.L, Assessment Criteria for Computational Fluid Dynamics Model Validation Experiments. Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification/ ASME
        • Jones, K., Smith, B.L, (2017). Benchmark Experiments for Steady-State Natural Convection in Fuel Rod Bundles. Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification
        • Limb, B.J, Work, D.G, Hodson, J., Smith, B.L, (2017). The Inefficacy of Chauvenet’s Criterion for Elimination of Data Points. Journal of Fluids Engineering
        • Smith, B.L, The difference between Traditional Experiments and CFD Validation Benchmark Experiments. Nuclear Engineering Design
        • Ralphs, M.I, Smith, B.L, Roberts, N., Technique for Direct Measurement of Thermal Conductivity of Elastomers and a Detailed Uncertainty Analysis. Measurement Science and Technology, 27:11, 115014.
        • Beresh, S.J, Wagner, J.L, Smith, B.L, (2016). Self-Calibration Performance in Stereoscopic PIV Acquired in a Transonic Wind Tunnel. Experiments in Fluids, 57:4
        • Lance, B.W, Harris, J.R, Smith, B.L, Experimental Validation Data for CFD of Mixed Convection on a Vertical Flat Plate. Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification
        • Harris, J.R, Lance, B.W, Smith, B.L, (2016). Experimental Validation Data for CFD of Forced Convection on a Vertical Flat Plate. Journal of Fluids Engineering, 138, doi: 011401-1
        • Sciacchitano, A., Neal, D., Smith, B.L, Warner, S.O, Vlachos, P., Wieneke, B., Scarano, F., (2015). Collaborative framework for PIV uncertainty quantification: comparative assessment of methods. Measurement Science and Technology
        • Neal, D., Sciacchitano, A., Smith, B.L, Scarano, F., (2015). Collaborative framework for PIV uncertainty quantification: the experimental database. Measurement Science and Technology
        • Warner, S.O, Smith, B.L, (2014). Autocorrelation-Based Estimate Of Particle Image Density For Diffraction Limited Particles. Measurement Science and Technology
        • Temeepattanapongsa, S., Merkley, G.P, Barfuss, S.L, Smith, B.L, (2014). Generic unified rating for cutthroat flumes. Journal of Irrigation Science, 32:1, 29-40. doi: DOI 10.1007/s00271-013-0411-3
        • Temeepattanapongsa,, S., Merkley, G.P, Barfuss, S.L, Smith, B.L, (2013). Generic Free-Flow Rating for Cutthroat Flumes. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE, 139:7
        • Wilson, B.M, Smith, B.L, (2013). Uncertainty on PIV Mean and Fluctuating Velocity Due to Bias and Random Errors. Measurement Science and Technology, 24, doi: 035302
        • Wilson, B.M, Smith, B.L, (2013). Taylor-Series and Monte-Carlo-Method Uncertainty Estimation of the Width of a Probability Distribution Based on Varying Bias and Random Error. Measurement Science and Technology, 24, 1-11. doi: 035301
        • 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.
        • Nani, D.J, Smith, B.L, (2012). Effect of Orifice Inner Lip Radius on Synthetic Jet Efficiency. Physics of Fluids, 24, doi: 115110
        • Timmins, B.H, Wilson, B., Smith, B.L, Vlachos, P., , (2012). A method for automatic estimation of instantaneous local uncertainty in particle image velocimetry measurements. Experiments in Fluids, 53, 1133–1147. doi: 10.1007/s00348-012-1341-1
        • King, C.V, Smith, B.L, (2011). Oscillating Flow in a 2-D Diffuser. Experiments in Fluids, 51, 1577-1590.
        • Mabey, K., Smith, B.L, Whichard, G., McKechnie, T., (2011). Coanda-assisted Spray Manipulation (CSM) Nozzle for a Commercial Plasma Spray Gun. Journal of Thermal Sprays, 20:4, 782-790.
        • Charonko, J.J, King, C.V, Smith, B.L, Vlachos, P.P, (2010). Assessment of Pressure Field Calculations from Spatiotemporally Resolved Particle Image Velocimetry Velocity Fields. Measurement Science and Technology, 21:10
        • Allen, D.S, Smith, B.L, (2009). Axisymmetric Coanda-assisted Vectoring. Exp. Fluids, 46:1, 55.
        • 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.
        • Humes, Z.E, Smith, B.L, (2008). Particle Size Classification of Glass Particles Using Aerodynamic Jet Vectoring. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 25, 168-175.
        • Smith, B.L, Stepan, J.J, McEligot, D., (2007). Velocity And Pressure Measurements Along A Row Of Confined Cylinders. J. Fluids Eng, 129, 1314-1327.
        • Smith, B.L, Jackson, D.N, (2007). Theoretical Parameter Study Of Aerodynamic Vectoring Particle Sorting. J. Fluids Eng, 129, 902-907.
        • Bettridge, M.W, Smith, B.L, Spall, R.E, (2006). Aerodynamic Jet Steering Using Steady Blowing and Suction. Exp. Fluids , 40:5, 776-785.
        • Bunderson, N.E, Smith, B.L, (2005). Passive Mixing Control of Plane Parallel Jets. Exp. Fluids, 39:1, 66-74.
        • Smith, B.L, Gelzer, A., (2005). Vectoring of Adjacent Synthetic Jets. AIAA J. , 43:10, 2117-2124.
        • Holman, R., Utturkar, Y., Mittal, R., Smith, B.L, Cattafesta, L., (2005). A Formation Criterion for Synthetic Jets. AIAA J. , 43:10, 2110-2116.
        • Fugal, S.R, Smith, B.L, Spall, R.E, (2005). Displacement Amplitude Scaling of a 2-D Synthetic Jet. Phys. Fluids, 17
        • Smith, B.L, (2004). Pressure recovery in a radiused sudden expansion. Exp. Fluids , 36:6, 901-907.
        • Smith, B.L, Swift, G.W, (2003). Power Dissipation and Time-Averaged Pressure in Oscillating Flow Through a Sudden Area Change. J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 113, 2455-2463.
        • Smith, B.L, Swift, G.W, (2003). A Comparison Between Synthetic Jets and Continuous Jets. Exp. Fluids, 34, 467-472.
        • Smith, B.L, Gelzer, A., (2002). Jet Vectoring Using Synthetic Jet Actuators. J. Fluid Mech , 458, 1-34.
        • Smith, B.L, Swift, G.W, (2001). Measuring Second-Order Time-Average Pressure. J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 110:2, 717-723.
        • Smith, B.L, Glezer, A., (1998). The Formation and Evolution of Synthetic Jets. Phys. Fluids, 10:9, 2281-2297.

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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 3440 - Heat Transfer, Spring 2017

                  MAE 6430 - Boundary Layer Theory and Convection Heat Transfer, Fall 2016

                  MAE 6420 - Mechanical Engineering Experiments, Fall 2016

                  MAE 3440 - Heat Transfer, Spring 2016

                  MAE 6420 - Mechanical Engineering Experiments, Fall 2015

                  MAE 6430 - Boundary Layer Theory and Convection Heat Transfer, Spring 2015

                  MAE 3440 - Heat Transfer, Spring 2015

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2014

                  MAE 6420 - Mechanical Engineering Experiments, Spring 2014

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2013

                  MAE 3400 - Thermodynamics II, Fall 2013

                  MAE 6420 - Mechanical Engineering Experiments, Spring 2012

                  ENGR 2930 - Special Problems, Spring 2012

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2011

                  MAE 3400 - Thermodynamics II, Fall 2011

                  MAE 6430 - BL THEORY/CONVECT, Spring 2011

                  MAE 6420 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING EXP, Spring 2011

                  MAE 5930 - SP:EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN MAE, Spring 2011

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2010

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2010

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2010

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2010

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2010

                  MAE 4400 - Fluids/Thermal Laboratory, Fall 2010

                  MAE 3400 - Thermodynamics II, Fall 2010


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Braden Williams, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2015
                  Rick Cressel, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
                  Blake Lance, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012
                  Kyle Jones, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012
                  Scott Warner, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012
                  Kyle Jones, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012
                  Jeff Harris, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2012 2014
                  Kyle Jones, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, June 2012 - June 2013
                  Blake Lance, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 2012
                  Scott Warner, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, January 2012 - December 2012
                  Jeff Harris, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2011 - May 2012
                  Brian West, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 2011
                  David Nani, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 2011
                  Brandon Wilson, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, August 2009 - May 2011
                  Ben Timmins, , Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - December 2010
                  Katie Maybe, Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringMay 2010
                  Sam Tingey, Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringMay 2010