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Reid Berdanier

Assistant Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical Engineering

147 Cato Park Engineering Building

rzb68@psu.edu

814-863-3972

Research Areas:

Energy Systems; Thermal/Fluid Sciences

 
 

 

Education

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

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Reid A Berdanier, Iván Monge-Concepción, Brian F Knisely, Michael D Barringer, Karen 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. 051007
  • Jeanne Methel, Natalie R Smith, Reid A Berdanier and Nicole L Key, 2018, "Effects of Circumferential Nonuniformity in Compressor Flow Fields Including Vane Wake Variability", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 34, (4), pp. 1080-1089
  • Reid A Berdanier and Nicole L Key, 2018, "Demonstrating Multistage Compressor Blockage Calculations Using Pressure Measurements for Large Tip Clearances", 34, (2), pp. 281-290
  • Reid A 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 A Berdanier, Pavlos P Vlachos and Nicole L Key, 2016, "A New Particle Image Velocimetry Technique for Turbomachinery Applications", Journal of Turbomachinery, 138, (12), pp. 124501
  • Reid A 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 A 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, 138, (5), pp. 052605
  • Reid A 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", 57, (3), pp. 29
  • Natalie R Smith, Reid A Berdanier, John C Fabian and Nicole L Key, 2015, "Reconciling Compressor Performance Differences with Varying Ambient Inlet Conditions", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 137, (12), pp. 122603
  • Reid A 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, 137, (3), pp. 031011
  • Reid A Berdanier and Nicole L Key, 2015, "Experimental Investigation of Factors Influencing Operating Rotor Tip Clearance in Multistage Compressors", International Journal of Rotating Machinery, 2015, pp. 146272
  • Shawn Siroka, Reid A Berdanier, Karen A Thole, Kam S Chana, Charles W Haldeman and Richard J Anthony, , "Comparison of Thin Film Heat Flux Gauge Technologies Emphasizing Continuous-Duration Operation", Journal of Turbomachinery

Conference Proceedings

  • Alex Curtin, Reid A Berdanier, Robert Kunz and Michael L Jonson, 2019, "Evaluation of Structural Failure Mechanisms in a High-Speed Unshrouded Centrifugal Compressor", ASME Turbo Expo, pp. GT2019-91359
  • Reid A Berdanier and Nicole L Key, 2017, "Evaluating Effects of Rotor Tip Clearance on Downstream Stator Performance in a Multistage Axial Compressor", ISABE Conference, pp. ISABE-2017-21409

Research Projects

  • October 2017 - September 2020, "Real-Time Health Monitoring of Gas Turbine Components Using Online Learning and High-Dimensional Data," (Sponsor: ).
  • July 2017 - July 2018, "DURIP: Addressing Turbine Durability Concerns Associated with Imposed Transient Propulsion Needs," (Sponsor: ).

Honors and Awards

  • Dilip R. Ballal Early Career Engineer Award, ASME International Gas Turbine Institute, June 2020
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher, Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • 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

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