University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering

Terrence W. Simon

Ernst G. Eckert Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Office: ME 235
Phone: 612-625-5831

Ph.D. 1980, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
M.S. 1971, Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley
B.S. 1968, Mechanical Engineering, Washington State University



Major research interests include experiments in heat and momentum transfer in turbulent, transitional and unsteady flows and heat transfer with change of phase.  Experimental methods include flow visualization, energy balance techniques, thermocouples, resistance temperature detection, hot-wire anemometry and liquid crystal visualization.

Work on turbulent and transitional flows includes the investigation of heat and momentum transfer through boundary layers and within oscillatory flows.  Studies of 3-D flow and heat transfer focus on the endwall and film cooling mixing zones of gas turbines.  Heat transfer studies with change of phase include subcooled and saturated boiling.  Results of the above topics will be applied to design of gas turbines, radiation sources, electronic equipment, particle accelerator target and Stirling cycle engines.


Turbulent Convection Heat Transfer