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Kenneth C. Hall, Julian Francis Abele Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and CNCS: Center for nonlinear and complex systems

Kenneth C. Hall

Research Interests: Unsteady aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and aeroelasticity of turbomachinery and aerospace vehicles. Novel approaches to modelling complex physical phenomena using computational fluid dynamics. Optimization and sensitivity analysis.  Optimal aerodynamics of flight vehicles and animal propulsion.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  142 Hudson Eng Ctr, Durham, NC 27708
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2017):

  • ME 672.02, UNSTEADY AERODYNAMICS Synopsis
    Hudson 139, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Teaching (Spring 2018):

  • ME 472.01, AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE Synopsis
    Hudson 212, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Education:

ScDMassachusetts Institute of Technology1987
D.Sc.Massachusetts Institute of Technology1987
SMMassachusetts Institute of Technology1983
M.S.Massachusetts Institute of Technology1983
SBMassachusetts Institute of Technology1981
B.S.Massachusetts Institute of Technology1981
Specialties:

Aerodynamics
Fluid Mechanics
Aerospace
Aeroelasticity
Research Interests:

Unsteady aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and aeroelasticity of turbomachinery and aerospace vehicles. Novel approaches to modeling complex physical phenomena using computational fluid dynamics. Optimization and sensitivity analysis. Fluid dynamics of animal propulsion.

Keywords:

Computational fluid dynamics

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Liu, L; Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Attar, P; Hall, KC, A comparison of classical and high dimensional harmonic balance approaches for a Duffing oscillator, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 215 no. 1 (2006), pp. 298-320, ISSN 0021-9991 [026], [doi]  [abs]
  2. Ekici, K; Hall, KC, Fast estimation of unsteady flows in turbomachinery at multiple interblade phase angles, AIAA Journal, vol. 44 no. 9 (2006), pp. 2136-2142, ISSN 0001-1452 [1.23288], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Static/dynamic correction approach for reduced-order modeling of unsteady aerodynamics, Journal of aircraft, vol. 43 no. 4 (2006), pp. 865-878, ISSN 0021-8669 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC; Jr, CMD, Further investigation of modeling limit cycle oscillation behavior of the F-16 fighter using a harmonic balance approach, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 3 (2005), pp. 1457-1466, Austin, TX, United States, ISSN 0273-4508  [abs]
  5. Carlson, HA; Feng, JQ; Thomas, JP; Kielb, RE; Hall, KC; Dowell, EH, Computational models for nonlinear aeroelasticity, 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Meeting Papers (2005), pp. 4143-4152, Reno, NV, United States  [abs]
  6. Thomas, JP; Hall, KC; Dowell, EH, Discrete adjoint approach for modeling unsteady aerodynamic design sensitivities, AIAA Journal, vol. 43 no. 9 (2005), pp. 1931-1936, ISSN 0001-1452  [abs]
  7. Dowell, E.H. and Thomas, J.P. and Hall, K.C., Transonic limit cycle oscillation analysis using reduced order aerodynamic models, Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 19 no. 1 (2004), pp. 17 - 27 [018]  [abs]
  8. Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC; Jr, CMD, Modeling limit cycle oscillation behavior of the F-16 fighter using a harmonic balance approach, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 3 (2004), pp. 2044-2050, Palm Springs, CA, United States, ISSN 0273-4508  [abs]
  9. Kholodar, DB; Dowell, EH; Thomas, JP; Hall, KC, Improved understanding of transonic flutter: A three-parameter flutter surface, Journal of aircraft, vol. 41 no. 4 (2004), pp. 911-917, ISSN 0021-8669  [abs]
  10. Kholodar, DB; Dowell, EH; Thomas, JP; Hall, KC, Limit-cycle oscillations of a typical airfoil in transonic flow, Journal of aircraft, vol. 41 no. 5 (2004), pp. 1067-1072, ISSN 0021-8669  [abs]
  11. Dowell, EH; Thomas, JP; Hall, KC, Transonic limit cycle oscillation analysis using reduced order aerodynamic models, Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 19 no. 1 (2004), pp. 17-27 [018], [doi]  [abs]
  12. Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Modeling limit cycle oscillations for an NLR 7301 airfoil aeroelastic configuration including correlation with experiment, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 1 (2003), pp. 289-297, Norfolk, VA, United States, ISBN 9781624101007  [abs]
  13. Kielb, RE; Thomas, JP; Barter, JW; Hall, KC, Blade excitation by aerodynamic instabilities - A compressor blade study, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, International Gas Turbine Institute, Turbo Expo (Publication) IGTI, vol. 4 (2003), pp. 399-406, Atlanta, GA, United States [doi]  [abs]
  14. Hall, KC; Thomas, JP; Clark, WS, Computation of unsteady nonlinear flows in cascades using a harmonic balance technique, AIAA Journal, vol. 40 no. 5 (2002), pp. 879-886  [abs]
  15. Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Nonlinear inviscid aerodynamic effects on transonic divergence, flutter, and limit-cycle oscillations, AIAA Journal, vol. 40 no. 4 (2002), pp. 638-646  [abs]
  16. Dowell, EH; Thomas, JP; Hall, KC, Transonic limit cycle oscillation analysis using reduced order aerodynamic models, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 1 (2001), pp. 255-263, Seattle, WA  [abs]
  17. Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Three-dimensional transonic aeroelasticity using proper orthogonal decomposition based reduced order models, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 4 (2001), pp. 2555-2564, Seattle, WA  [abs]
  18. Hall, KC; Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH, Proper orthogonal decomposition technique for transonic unsteady aerodynamic flows, AIAA journal, vol. 38 no. 10 (2000), pp. 1853-1862  [abs]
  19. Clark, WS; Hall, KC, A time-linearized Navier-Stokes analysis of stall flutter, Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 122 no. 3 (2000), pp. 467-476 [1.1303073], [doi]  [abs]
  20. Florea, R; Hall, KC; Dowell, EH, Eigenmode analysis and reduced-order modeling of unsteady transonic potential flow around airfoils, Journal of Aircraft, vol. 37 no. 3 (2000), pp. 454-462  [abs]
  21. Dowell, EH; Hall, KC; Thomas, JP; Florea, R; Epureanu, BI; Heeg, J, Reduced order models in unsteady aerodynamics, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 1 (1999), pp. 622-637, St. Louis, MO, USA  [abs]
  22. Tang, D; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Limit Cycle Oscillations of a Cantilevered Wing in Low Subsonic Flow, AIAA Journal, vol. 37 no. 2-3 (1999), pp. 364-371, ISSN 0001-1452 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  23. Silkowski, PD; Hall, KC, A coupled mode analysis of unsteady multistage flows in turbomachinery, Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 120 no. 3 (1998), pp. 410-421  [abs]
  24. Dowell, EH; Hall, KC; Romanowski, MC, Eigenmode analysis in unsteady aerodynamics: Reduced order models, Applied Mechanics Reviews, vol. 50 no. 6 (1997), pp. 371-385  [abs]
  25. Silkowski, PD; Hall, KC, Coupled mode analysis of unsteady multistage flows in turbomachinery, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper) (1997), pp. 15 -, Orlando, FL, USA  [abs]
  26. Hall, KC; Silkowski, PD, The influence of neighboring blade rows on the unsteady aerodynamic response of cascades, Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 119 no. 1 (1997), pp. 85-93  [abs]
  27. Hall, KC; Hall, SR, Minimum induced power requirements for flapping flight, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 323 (1996), pp. 285-315  [abs]
  28. Hall, KC; Silkowski, PD, Influence of neighboring blade rows on the unsteady aerodynamic response of cascades, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper) (1995), pp. 11pp, Houston, TX, USA  [abs]
  29. Clark, WS; Hall, KC, Numerical model of the onset of stall flutter in cascades, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper) (1995), pp. 11pp, Houston, TX, USA  [abs]
  30. Hall, KC, Eigenanalysis of unsteady flows about airfoils, cascades, and wings, Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, vol. 2 no. 2 (1994), pp. 967-976, Hilton Head, SC, USA  [abs]
  31. Hall, KC; Florea, R; Lanzkron, PJ, Reduced order model of unsteady flows in turbomachinery, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper) (1994), pp. 1-11, Hague, Neth  [abs]
  32. Hall, SR; Yang, KY; Hall, KC, Helicopter rotor lift distributions for minimum-induced power loss, Journal of Aircraft, vol. 31 no. 4 (1994), pp. 837-845  [abs]
  33. Hall, KC; Clark, WS; Lorence, CB, Linearized euler analysis of unsteady transonic flows in turbomachinery, Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 116 no. 3 (1994), pp. 477-488  [abs]
  34. Florea, R; Hall, KC, Reduced order modeling of unsteady flows about airfoils, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD, vol. 44 (1994), pp. 49-68, Chicago, IL, USA  [abs]
  35. Hall, KC; Lorence, CB, Calculation of three-dimensional unsteady flows in turbomachinery using the linearized harmonic Euler equations, Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 115 no. 4 (1993), pp. 800-809, ISBN 9780791878972 [doi]  [abs]
  36. Hall, KC; Clark, WS; Lorence, CB, Linearized Euler analysis of unsteady transonic flows in turbomachinery, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper) (1993), pp. 13 -, Cincinnati, OH, USA  [abs]
  37. Verdon, JM; Barnett, M; Hall, KC; Ayer, TC, Development of unsteady aerodynamic analyses for turbomachinery aeroelastic and aeroacoustic applications no. 4405 (1991), pp. 112
  38. Hall, KC; Verdon, JM, Gust response analysis for cascades operating in nonuniform mean flows, AIAA journal, vol. 29 no. 9 (1991), pp. 1463-1471  [abs]
  39. Hall, KC; Crawley, EF, Calculation of unsteady flows in turbomachinery using the linearized Euler equations, AIAA journal, vol. 27 no. 6 (1989), pp. 777-787  [abs]
  40. Crawley, E. F. and Hall, K. C., OPTIMIZATION AND MECHANISMS OF MISTUNING IN CASCADES., Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Transactions of the ASME, vol. 107 no. 2 (1985), pp. 418 - 426  [abs]
  41. Crawley, EF; Hall, KC, OPTIMIZATION AND MECHANISMS OF MISTUNING IN CASCADES., Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, vol. 107 no. 2 (1985), pp. 418-426, Amsterdam, Neth  [abs]
  42. Hall, K.C. and Hall, S.R., Minimum induced power requirements for flapping flight, J. Fluid Mech. (UK), vol. 323 (25), pp. 285 - 315  [abs]
  43. Thomas, JP; Dowell, EH; Hall, KC, Using automatic differentiation to create a nonlinear reduced order model of a computational fluid dynamic solver, Collection of Technical Papers - 11th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, vol. 4 (2006), pp. 2437-2449, Portsmouth, VA, United States  [abs]

Experience:

  • 2007 - Present: Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 2001 - 2007: Professor and Chair, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 2000 - 2001: Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 1997 - 1998: Visiting Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • 1996 - 2000: Associate Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 1990 - 1996: Assistant Professor, Duke University , Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science .
  • 1987 - 1990: Associate Research Engineer, United Technologies Research Center , East Hartford, CT.
  • 1981 - 1987: Research Assistant in the Gas Turbine Laboratory , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Cambridge, MA
Honors and Awards:
  • IGTI Structures & Dynamics Committee Best Paper Award for "A Coupled Mode Analysis of Unsteady Multistage Flows in Turbomachinery," by Silkowski, P. D., and Hall, K. C., ASME Paper 97-GT-186, presented at the 42nd ASME International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress & Exposition, Orlando, FL, June 2­-5, 1997.
  • ASME Best Paper Award for "A Viscous-Inviscid Model of Unsteady Small Disturbance Flows in Cascades," by Cizmas, P. G. A., and Hall, K. C., AIAA Paper 95-2655, presented at the 31st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, July 10-12, 1995.
  • Lilly Foundation Teaching Fellowship, 1992-1993.
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1991-1997
  • American co-winner of the Dr. Ernst Zimmermann Memorial Award, 1986, awarded to investigators under the age of 30 for contributions in the field of propulsion technology.
  • Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow, 1982-1987.
  • Henry Webb Salisbury Award for academic excellence, M.I.T., 1981
  • Tau Beta Pi, Massachusetts Beta Chapter.
  • Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Honor Society), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • National Merit Scholar.

Professional Activities:

  • Member International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Board of Directors (2003-2009)
  • Chairman of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Structures & Dynamics Technical Committee (2000-2002).
  • Member of the ASME/IGTI Turbomachinery Technical Committee.
  • Reviewer for numerous journals, including the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, AIAA Journal, Journal of Fluid and Structures, and Journal of Computational Physics.
  • Host of the Tenth International Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, and Aeroelasticy to be held at Duke University in 2003.
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers