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Michael Barringer

Associate Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering

145 Cato Park Engineering Building

mdb22@psu.edu

814-865-4326

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 1999
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2001
  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), 2006

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Kelsey McCormack, Nicholas Gailey, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2024, ""Quantifying Part-to-Part Flow Variations and Cooling Effectiveness in Engine-Run Blades"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 146, (1), pp. 9
  • Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Michael D Barringer, Reid Berdanier, Karen A Thole and Chris Robak, 2023, ""Use of Multiple Tracer Gases to Quantify Vane Trailing Edge Flow Into Turbine Rim Seals"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 145, (1), pp. 11
  • Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Shawn Siroka, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer, Karen Thole and Christopher Robak, 2022, ""Influence of Vane Trailing Edge Flow on the Formation of Cavity Cells and Rim Sealing"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 144, (6), pp. 11
  • Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and Chris Robak, 2020, ""Evaluating the Effect of Vane Trailing Edge Flow on Turbine Rim Sealing"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 142, (8), pp. 10
  • Reid Berdanier, Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Brian F. Knisely, Michael D Barringer, Kare A Thole and Eric A. Grover, 2019, ""Scaling Sealing Effectiveness in a Stator-Rotor Cavity for Differing Blade Spans"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 141, (5), pp. 10
  • Kenneth Clark, Michael D Barringer, David Johnson, Karen A Thole, Eric Grover and Chris Robak, 2018, ""Effects of Purge Flow Configuration on Sealing Effectiveness in a Rotor-Stator Cavity"", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 140, (11), pp. 11
  • Kenneth Clark, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, Carey Clum, Paul Hiester, Curtis Memory and Christopher Robak, 2017, ""Effects of Purge Jet Momentum on Sealing Effectiveness"", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 139, (3), pp. 10
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, Vaidyanathan Krishnan and Evan Landrum, 2014, ""Manufacturing Influences on Pressure Losses of Channel Fed Holes"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 136, (5), pp. 10
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, Duane L. Breneman, K. -M. Tham and V. Laurello, 2013, ""Effects of Centrifugal Forces on Particle Deposition for a Representative Seal Pin Between Two Blades"", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 135, (3), pp. 10
  • S. A. Weaver, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2011, ""Microchannels With Manufacturing Roughness Levels"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 133, (4), pp. 8
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2009, ""An Experimental Study of Combustor Exit Profile Shapes on Endwall Heat Transfer in High Pressure Turbine Vanes"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 131, (2), pp. 10
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2009, ""Effects of Combustor Exit Profiles on Vane Aerodynamic Loading and Heat Transfer in a High Pressure Turbine"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 131, (2), pp. 10
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, M. D. Polanka, J. P. Clark and P. J. Koch, 2009, ""Migration of Combustor Exit Profiles Through High Pressure Turbine Vanes"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 131, (2), pp. 10
  • N. Sundaram, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2008, ""Effects of Deposits on Film Cooling of a Vane Endwall Along the Pressure Side"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 130, (4)
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2007, ""Experimental Evaluation of an Inlet Profile Generator for High-Pressure Turbine Tests"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 129, (2)
  • Michael D Barringer, Owen T Richard, Joseph P Walter, Sarah M Stitzel and Karen A Thole, 2002, ""Flow Field Simulations of a Gas Turbine Combustor"", Journal of Turbomachinery, 124, (3), pp. 9

Conference Proceedings

  • Maria Rozman, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2023, ""Strategies for High-Accuracy Measurements of Stage Efficiency for a Cooled Turbine"", American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 12
  • Kelsey E. McCormack, Nicholas L Gailey, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2023, ""Quantifying Part-to-Part Flow Variations and Cooling Effectiveness in Engine-Run Blades"", American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 10
  • Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Michael D Barringer, Berdanier, Karen Thole and Christopher Robak, 2022, ""Use of Multiple Tracer Gases to Quantify Vane Trailing Edge Flow into Turbine Rim Seals"", American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 14
  • Karen Thole, Michael D Barringer, Reid Berdanier, Scott Fishbone and Joel Wagner, 2021, ""Defining a Testbed for the U.S. Turbine Industry: The National Experimental Turbine (NExT)"", American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, pp. 14
  • Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Shawn Siroka, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and Chris Robak, 2021, ""Unsteady Turbine Rim Sealing and Vane Trailing Edge Flow Effects"", American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 13
  • Shawn Siroka, Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and Chris Robak, 2021, ""Correlating Cavity Sealing Effectiveness to Time-Resolved Rim Seal Events in the Presence of Vane Trailing Edge Flow"", American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 14
  • Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Reid Berdanier, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2019, ""Evaluating the Effect of Vane Trailing Edge Flow on Turbine Rim Sealing"", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2019 – Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 14
  • Reid Berdanier, Ivan Monge-Concepcion, Brian Knisely, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2018, ""Scaling Sealing Effectiveness in a Stator-Rotor Cavity for Differing Blade Spans"", Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2018 – Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 12
  • Kenneth Clark, Michael D Barringer, David Johnson, Karen A Thole, Eric Grover and Chris Robak, 2017, ""Effects of Purge Flow Configuration on Sealing Effectiveness in a Rotor-Stator Cavity"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 14
  • Kenneth Clark, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, Carey Clum, Paul Hiester, Curtis Memory and Christopher Robak, 2016, ""Effects of Purge Jet Momentum on Sealing Effectiveness"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 12
  • Kenneth Clark, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, Carey Clum, Paul Hiester, Curtis Memory and Christopher Robak, 2016, ""Using a Tracer Gas to Quantify Sealing Effectiveness for Engine Realistic Rim Seals"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 12
  • Michael D Barringer, Andrew Coward, Ken Clark, Karen A Thole, John Schmitz, Joel Wagner, Mary Anne Alvin, Patcharin Burke and Rich Dennis, 2014, ""The Design of a Steady Aero Thermal Research Turbine (START) for Studying Secondary Flow Leakages and Airfoil Heat Transfer"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 13
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, Vaidyanathan Krishnan and Evan Landrum, 2013, ""Manufacturing Influences on Pressure Losses of Channel Fed Holes"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 12
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, Duane L. Breneman, K-M Tham and V. Laurello, 2012, ""Effects of Centrifugal Forces on Particle Deposition for a Representative Seal Pin Between Two Blades"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 11
  • S. A. Weaver, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2010, ""Microchannels With Manufacturing Roughness Levels"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Soceity of Mechanical Engineers
  • Grant O. Musgrove, Eric Grover, Michael D Barringer, Joseph Barker and Karen A Thole, 2009, ""Computational Design of a Louver Particle Separator for Gas Turbine Engines"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2007, ""An Experimental Study of Combustor Exit Profile Shapes on Endwall Heat Transfer in High Pressure Turbine Vanes"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • N. Sundaram, Michael D Barringer and Karen A Thole, 2007, ""Effects of Deposits on Film Cooling of a Vane Endwall Along the Pressure Side"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole, M. D. Polanka, J. P. Clark and P. J. Koch, 2007, ""Migration of Combustor Exit Profiles Through High Pressure Turbine Vanes"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2006, ""Effects of Combustor Exit Profiles on High Pressure Turbine Vane Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2006, ""Experimental Evaluation of an Inlet Profile Generator for High Pressure Turbine Tests"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • V. R. Kunze, M. Wolff, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2006, ""Numerical Insight into Flow and Thermal Patterns Within an Inlet Profile Generator Comparing to Experimental Results"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • V. R. Kunze, M. Wolff, Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2005, ""Numerical Modeling of Flow and Thermal Patterns Within a Combustor Simulator"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Michael D Barringer, Karen A Thole and M. D. Polanka, 2004, ""Developing a Combustor Simulator for Investigating High Pressure Turbine Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Michael D Barringer, Owen T Richard, Joseph P Walter, Sarah M Stitzel and Karen A Thole, 2001, ""Flow Field Simulations of a Gas Turbine Combustor"", Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 10

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • START Laboratory Phase 1 Completion, Pratt & Whitney (RTX Corporation), 2016
  • Hot Section Engineering Recognition for the Design and Development of the START Laboratory, Pratt & Whitney (RTX Corporation), 2015
  • Research Paper Journal Article, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, 2013
  • Teaching Deans List, Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, 2005
  • Incentive Award, Turbines Branch, Propulsion Directorate, US Air Force Reseach Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 2004
  • Best Technical Presentation, AIAA 28th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Science Symposium, 2003
  • Davenport Fellowship, Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, 2001 - 2002
  • Pratt Fellowship, Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech, 1999
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), September 2022

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Other, Member, Courtesy Appointment, Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Faculty - Mechanical Engineering, 2024
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Professional Track Promotion Committee (Non-Tenure Line), November 2023 - 2024
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Professional Track Promotion Committee (Non-Tenure Line), November 2022 - 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Professional Track Promotion Committee (Non-Tenure Line), November 2021 - 2021
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Professional Track Promotion Committee (Non-Tenure Line), November 2020 - 2020

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Vanguard Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2023 - 2024
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Co-Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2022 - 2023
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Co-Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2010
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Co-Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2011
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Co-Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2012
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Co-Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2013
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Co-Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2014
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2015
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Co-Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2017
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2018
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2019
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2020
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Chairperson, Chair, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo - Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, Heat Transfer Sessions, 2022
 


 

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