Faculty Directory

Yu, Kenneth

Yu, Kenneth

Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering
3152 Glenn L. Martin Hall

EDUCATION

  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley (Mechanical Engineering)
  • M.S., University of California, Berkeley (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Mechanical Engineering)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • AIAA Propellants and Combustion Best Paper Award - "Combustion Enhancement of a Premixed Flame by Acoustic Forcing with Emphasis on Role of Large-Scale Structures," by Yu, K., Trouve, A., and Candel, S. (1991)
  • AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference Best Paper in Propellants and Combustion - "Scale-Up Experiments on Liquid-Fueled Active Combustion Control," by Yu, K., Wilson, K., and Schadow, K. (1998)
  • Best Paper at JANNAF APS Meeting - "Integrated Mixing Enhancer-Flameholder Cavities in A Supersonic Combustion Duct," by Yu, K., Wilson, K., and Schadow, K. (1998)
  • AIAA Associate Fellow, (2001)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Associate Fellow
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member
  • The Combustion Institute, Member
  • Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS), Member

Professional Services

  • Advances in Combustion and Noise Control, Co-Editor (2003-2005)
  • AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Associate Editor (2001-2004)
  • AIAA Propellants & Combustion Technical Committee, Chair (2002-2004)
  • AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, P&C Conference Organizer (1999)

Institutional Services

  • Space Vehicle Technology Institute, Director (2004-present)
  • Aerospace Honors Program, Director (2002-2004)
  • School of Engineering APT Committee, Member (2003-present)
  • Aerospace Merit Review Committee, Member (2002-2004)

Research and scholarly work on active combustion control and supersonic mixing have made significant impact on developing enabling technologies for propulsion and power systems.

Journal Articles

  • B. Pang, S. Cipolla, O. Hsu, V. Nenmeni, and K.H. Yu. “Chapter 16: Combustion and Mixing Control Studies for Advanced Propulsion,” Combustion Processes in Propulsion, G.D. Roy, ed., Elsevier Inc., pp. 169-180, (2005)
  • Gupta, A. K. and Linck, M. "Passive Control of Flow and Flame Structure in Spray Combustion," Advances in Combustion and Noise Control, Roy et al., ed., Cranfield University Press, pp.491-511, (2005)
  • Park, S., Pang, B., Yu, K., Annaswamy, A., and Ghoniem, A., “Adaptive PosiCast Controller Performance in a Dump Combustor,” Advances in Combustion and Noise Control, pp. 479-487, (2004)
  • Pang, B., Cipolla, S., and Yu, K., “Effect of Damköhler Number on Vortex-Combustion Interaction,” Combustion and Noise Control, G.D. Roy, ed., Cranfield University Press, ISBN 1-871315-82-4, pp.103-115, (2003)
  • Park, S., Pang, B., Yu, K.H., Annaswamy, A.M., and Ghoniem, A.F. “Performance of an Adaptive PosiCast Controller in a Liquid Fueled Dump Combustor,” Combustion and Noise Control, G.D. Roy, ed., Cranfield University Press, ISBN 1-871315-82-4, pp.248-251, (2003)
  • Yu, K.H., and Wilson, K.J., "Scale-Up Experiments on Liquid-Fueled Active Combustion Control,” Journal of Propulsion & Power, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 53-60 (2002)
  • Yu, K.H., “Active Control of Engine Dynamics: Fundamentals and Fluid Dynamics – Experiments,” Active Control of Engine Dynamics (Le controle actif pour la dynamique des meteurs), NATO/RTO Educational Notes RTO-EN-020, ISBN 92-837-1081-9, pp.1-29, (2002)
  • Yu, K.H., Wilson, K.J., and Schadow, K.C., “Effect of Flame-Holding Cavities on Supersonic Combustion Performance,” Journal of Propulsion & Power, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 1287-1295, (2001)

Conference Proceedings

  • Yu, K.H. “Combustion Control and Its Effects on Jet Plume,” NATO Specialists Meeting on Environmental Noise Issues Associated with Gas Turbine Powered Military Vehicles, RTO-MP-AVT-158-2, Montreal, Canada, October (2008)
  • Diao, Q., Ghosh, A., and Yu, K.H. “Acoustic Stability of Model Injector Flames Using H2-CH4 Fuel Mixture” AIAA-2008-5251, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Hartford, CT, AIAA-2008-5251, July (2008)
  • Young, G., Sullivan, K., Zachariah, M., Yu, K., “Combustion Characteristics of Boron Nanoparticles,” AIAA 2008-942, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January (2008)
  • Diao, Q., Ghosh, A., and Yu, K.H. "Suppression of GO2/GH2 Combustion Instability Using CH4 Addition,” AIAA-2008-1000, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January (2008)
  • Diao, Q., Ghosh, A., and Yu, K.H. "Suppression of GO2/GH2 Combustion Instability Using CH4 Addition,” AIAA-2008-1000, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • SUBMITTED in 2007
  • Abdelhafez, A., Gupta, A.K., Balar, B., and Yu, K.H., "Evaluation of Oblique and Traverse Fuel Injection in a Supersonic Combustor," 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnatti, OH, AIAA-2007-5026, July (2007)
  • Yu, K.H. et al. "Advanced Combustion Science and Technology," Navy Propulsion Research Strategic Planning Meeting, Chicago, IL, May (2007)
  • Balar, R., Gupta, A.K., Yu, K.H., and Kothari, A.P. "Pylon-Aided Fuel Injection into Supersonic Flow,” 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, AIAA-2007-834, January (2007)
  • Zang, A., Tempel, T., Yu, K.H., and Buckley, S.G., "Experimental Characterization of Cavity-Augmented Supersonic Mixing," 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA-2005-1423, January (2005)
  • Roy, G., Yu, K., Whitelaw, J., and Witton, J., ed., "Advances in Combustion and Noise Control", Cranfield University Press, 632 pages, (2005)
  • Ghosh, A., Stamp, G., and Yu, K.H., "A Case Study of Turbulent Compressible Mixing Enhancement Using Rayleigh-Taylor Instability," 30th International Symposium on Combustion, 5F1-10, p.378, July (2004)
  • Ahn, K., Stamp, G., and Yu, K.H., "Vortex-Heat Release Interaction in A Dump Combustor," 30th International Symposium on Combustion, 2F5-14, p.212, July (2004)
  • Zang, A., Tempel, T., Buckley, S.G., and Yu, K.H., "Experimental Characterization of Cavity-Augmented Supersonic Mixing and Combustion," 30th International Symposium on Combustion, 5F1-11, p.379, July (2004)
  • Park, S., Wachsman, A., Annaswamy, A.M., Ghoniem, A. F., Pang, B., and Yu, K.H., "Experimental Study of POD-based Control for Combustion Instability Using a Linear Photodiode Array", 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA-2004-0639, January (2004)
  • Wilson, K.J., Fitzpatrick, S.L., Parr, T.P., Jaul, W. K., Hanson-Parr, D., and Yu, K.H., “Supersonic Combustion Heater Development for Hypersonic Materials and Propulsion Testing”, 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA-2004-0791, January (2004)
  • Pang, B., Yu, K.H., Park, S., Wachsman, A., Annaswamy, A.M., Ghoniem, A.F., “Characterization and Control of Vortex Dynamics in an Unstable Dump Combustor”, 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA-2004-1162, January (2004)
  • Pang, B., Ahn, K., Stamp, G., Gupta, A.K., and Yu, K.H., “Investigation on Two-Phase Reacting Flow Control for Advanced Navy Propulsion: Part 1. Enabling Technology Demonstration,” Proc. 17th ONR Propulsion, Cambridge, MA, pp.13-18, June (2004)
  • Gupta, A.K., Linck, M., and Yu, K. H., "Investigation of Two-Phase Reacting Flow Control for Advanced Navy Propulsion: Part 2. Combustion Control of Flame Signatures for Underwater Propulsion," Proc.17th ONR Propulsion, Cambridge, MA, pp.19-26, June (2004)

Patents

  • Wilson, K.J., Parr, T.P., Yu, K.H., and Jaul, W. “Apparatus and Method of Using Supersonic Combustion Heater for Hypersonic Materials and Propulsion Testing” U.S. Patent No. 6948306, Issue Date: September 27 (2005)
  • Wilson, K.J., Yu, K.H., Parr, T.P., and Schadow, K.C., "Method and device for modulation of a flame" (Apparatus) U.S. Patent No. 6530228, Issue Date: March 11 (2003)
  • Wilson, K.J., Yu, K.H., Parr, T.P., and Schadow, K.C., "Method and device for modulation of a flame" (Method) U.S. Patent No. 6601393 B2, Issue Date: Aug. 5 (2003)
  • Wilson, K.J., Yu, K.H., Parr, T.P., and Schadow, K.C., "Method and device for modulation of a flame" (Sub-harmonic Controller) U.S. Patent No. 6640549, Issue Date: November 4 (2003)
  • Yu, K.H., Wilson, K.J., Parr, T.P., and Schadow, K.C., "Solid fuel regression rate control," U.S. Patent No. 6446427, Issue Date: Sept. 10 (2002)
  • Parr, T.P., Wilson, K.J., Yu, K.H., Schadow, K.C., and Smith, R.A., "Apparatus for actively controlled waste incinerator afterburner," U.S. Patent No.: H0001931, Issue Date: January 2 (2001)
  • Parr, T.P., Schadow, K.C., Wilson, K.J., Smith, R.A., and Yu, K.H., "Indirect modulation method for actively controlled waste incineration afterburner," U.S. Patent No.: H0001890, Issue Date: October 3 (2000)
  • Wilson, K.J., Parr, T.P., Smith, R.A., Yu, K.H., and Schadow, K.C., "Mass-flux actuator with high frequency response," U.S. Patent No. 6065688, Issue Date: May 23 (2000)
  • Yu, K.H., Schadow, K.C., and Smith, R.A., "Enhancement of flow mixing by a frequency tunable cavity" U.S. Patent No. 5520459, Issue Date: May 28 (1996)

Aerospace Engineering Students Win at 2015 AIAA YPSE Conference

Aerospace Engineering grad students Shrestha and Geerts place first and second at 2015 AIAA YPSE Region 1 competition.

Three Aerospace Engineering Faculty Receive 2015 DURIP Awards

Laurence, Hubbard and Yu receive over $1.2 million in combined funding through the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP).

Fievisohn Receives AIAA Foundation Martin Summerfield Propellants and Combustion Graduate Award

Aerospace engineering Ph.D. student Robert Fievisohn recognized with AIAA graduate award.

Aerospace Engineering Faculty Honored at University Celebration of Scholarship and Research

15 Aerospace Engineering faculty were recognized for their research and scholarly achievements.

Shrestha and DeVries Win 2014 Graduate Student Research Awards Competition

Elena Shrestha and Levi DeVries win Department of Aerospace Engineering Graduate Student Research Awards Competition.

Aerospace Faculty Recognized at 15th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon

15 Department of Aerospace Engineering's faculty honored for successful research funding efforts.

Five Aerospace Engineering Students Win Honors at AIAA Conference

Student researchers won top spots in the both the graduate paper and space robotics categories.

Knittel and Malhan Win Aerospace Graduate Research Awards

Ria Malhan and Jeremy Knittel for winning Aerospace Graduate Research Competition.

Knittel and DeVries among 2013 Future Faculty inductees

Jeremy and Levi were admitted into the 2013 Future Faculty Fellows program.

Clark School Leads NASA Project

Aerospace Chair Darryll Pines to lead $7.8M/year research project, 20 universities involved.

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  • Associate Fellow