William Anderson

William Anderson

2001 - Professor
2011 - Director of Global Engineering Programs

Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Arizona, 1984
B.S., Chemistry, Arizona State University, 1979

Contact

701 W. Stadium Ave.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2045

Office: ARMS 3207
Office Phone: +1 765 49-62658
Email: wanderso@purdue.edu
Webpage: https://engineering.purdue.edu/AndersonAFOSR/

Interests

Chemical propulsion and design methodologies

Awards and Major Appointments

Global Engineering Program Director 2011

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2011

Best Paper Award, Liquid Propulsion Technical Committee, "Experimental Studies of Combustion Instabilities in a Single-Element Coaxial Swirl Injector," 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, Arizona, 10-13 July 2005, with K. Miller, J. Sisco, and N. Nugent.

Recipient, C.T. Sun Research Award, Oct. 2005.

Best Paper Award, "Design and Ground Testing of a Hydrogen Peroxide/Kerosene Combustor for RBCC Application," 39th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Huntsville, Alabama, 20-23 July 2003.

Research Areas

Systematic and careful combination of analysis and experimentation on injectors, combustors, nozzles, and propellants for both rocket and air-breathing propulsion. Specific research areas include ignition, non-toxic propellants, combined cycle propulsion, combustion stability, fuel cooling, and life prediction.

Publications

Sisco, J., Yu, Y., Sankaran, V., and Anderson, W., “Examination of Mode Shapes in an Unstable Model Rocket Combustor,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2010.07.016, Vol. 330, Issue 1, 3 January, 2011, pp. 61-74.

Smith, R., Xia, G., Anderson, W.E., and Merkle, C.L., “Computational Simulations of the Effect of Backstep Height on Nonpremixed Combustion Instability,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 9, September 2010, pp. 1857-1868.

deRidder, M., and Anderson, W.E., “Heat Flux and Pressure Profiles in an Oxygen/Hydrogen Multielement Rocket Combustor,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 4., July-August, 2010, pp. 696-705.

Yu, Y., Sisco, J.C., Sankaran, V., and Anderson, W.E., “Effects of Mean Flow, Entropy Waves, and Boundary Conditions on Longitudinal Combustion Instability,” Combustion Science and Technology, Volume 182, Issue 7, July 2010, pp 739 – 776.

Santos, P.H.S., Arnold, R., Anderson, W.E., Carignano, M.E., and Campanella, O.H., “Characterization of JP-8/SiO2 and RP-1/SiO2 Gels,” Engineering Letters, International Association of Engineers, Vol. 18, No. 1, February, 2010.

Yu, Y., Sisco, J.C., Sankaran, V., and Anderson, W.E., "Effects of Mean Flow, Entropy Waves, and Boundary Conditions on Longitudinal Combustion Instability," accepted by Combustion Science and Technology, June 2009.

Smith, R., Xia, G., Anderson, W., and Merkle, C., "Computational Simulations of the Effect of Back-Step Height on Non-Premixed Combustion Instability," accepted by AIAA Journal, December 2008.

Smith, R., Ellis, M., Xia, G., Sankaran, V., Anderson, W. and Merkle, C.L., "Computational Investigation of Acoustics and Instabilities in a Longitudinal Mode Rocket Combustor," AIAA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 11, 2008, pp. 2659-2673.

Pearson, N.S., and Anderson, W.E., "Acoustic Response of a Resonance Igniter with Confuser Inlet," AIAA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 4, April 2008, pp. 1013-1015.

Pourpoint, T.L., and Anderson, W.E., "Hypergolic Reaction Mechanisms of Catalytically Promoted Fuels with Rocket Grade Hydrogen Peroxide," Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 179, No. 10, October 2007, pp. 2107-2133.

Miller, K.J., Sisco, J.C., Nugent, N.N., and Anderson, W. E., "Combustion Instability with a Single Element Swirl Injector," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 23, No. 5, September-October 2007, pp. 1102-1112.

Anderson, W.E., Ryan, H.M, and Santoro, R.J., "Impact Wave-Based Model of Impinging Jet Atomization," Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 16, No. 7, 2006, pp. 791-805.

Corpening, J., Heister, S.D., and Anderson, W.E., "On the Thermal Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide, Part II: Modeling Results," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 22, No. 5, 2006, pp. 996-1005.

Mok, J.-S., Helms, J.W., Sisco, J.C., and Anderson, W.E., "On the Thermal Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide, Part I: Experimental Results," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 21, No. 5, 2005, pp. 942-953.

Austin, B.L., Heister, S.D., and Anderson, W.E., "Characterization of Pintle Engine Performance for Nontoxic Hypergolic Bipropellants," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 21, No. 4, July-August, 2005, pp. 627-635.

Sisco, J.C., Mok, J.-S., and Anderson, W.E., "Autoignition of Kerosene by Decomposed Hydrogen Peroxide in a Dump Combustor Configuration," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 21, No. 3, May-June, 2005, pp. 450-459.

Conference Proceedings, Presentations, Invited Lectures

Pomeroy, B., and Anderson W., "Use of CH* Chemiluminescence and Backlit High-Speed Images to Determine Combustion Instability," 4th European Conference for Aerospace Sciences, Saint Petersburg, RUSSIA, July 4-8, 2011.

Harvazinski, M., Anderson, W., and Merkle, C., "Combustion Instability Diagnostics Using the Rayleigh Index," AIAA-2011-5548, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, CA, August 1-3.

Wierman, M., Nugent, N., Morgan, C., and Anderson, W., "Combustion Response of a LOX/LCH4 Element to Transverse Instabilities," AIAA-2011-5549, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, San Diego, CA, August 1-3.

Pfeil, M., Rosen, S., Yu, Y., Anderson, W., and Son, S., “Effects of NanoAluminum on Droplet Combustion and Combustion Instabilities in a Single Element Rocket Combustor,” 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Nashville, TN, July 26-28, 2010.

Pomeroy, B., Nugent, N., and Anderson, W., “Measuring Transverse Combustion Stability at Full Scale Frequencies in a Subscale Combustor,” AIAA 2020-7146, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Nashville, TN, July 26-28, 2010.

Kubal, T., Arnold, R., Pourpoint, T., Campanella, O., and Anderson, W., “Rheological Characterization of Hydroxypropylcellulose/Monomethylhydrazine and Silica/Red Fuming Nitric Acid Gels,” AIAA-2010-7140, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Nashville, TN, July 26-28, 2010.

Kubal, T., Dambach, E., Son, S., Anderson, W., and Pourpoint, T., “Aspects of Monomethylhydrazine and Red Fuming Nitric Acid Ignition,” AIAA-2010-6902, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Nashville, TN, July 26-28, 2010.

Wierman, M., Nugent, N., and Anderson, W., “Characterization of an Unstable Rocket Combustor with He Addition,” AIAA-2020-6895, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Nashville, TN, July 26-28, 2010.

Smith, R, Xia, G., Anderson, W., and Merkle, C., “Computational Studies of the Effects of Oxidizer Injector Length on Combustion Instability,” AIAA-2010-6564, 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Nashville, TN, July 26-28, 2010.

Smith, R, Xia, G., Anderson, W., and Merkle, C., “Extraction of Combustion Instability Mechanisms from Detailed Computational Simulations,” AIAA-2010-1152, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 4-7, 2010.

Arnold, R., Anderson, W., Santos, P., deRidder, M., and Campanella, O., “Comparison of Monomethylhydrazine/Hyroxypropylcellulose and Hydrocarbon/Silica Gels,” AIAA-2010-422, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 4-7, 2010.

Arnold, R., and Anderson, W., “Droplet Burning of JP-8/Silica Gels,” AIAA-2010-421, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 4-7, 2010.

Santos, P., Arnold, R., Campanella, O., and Anderson, W., “Investigation of Gelled JP-8 and RP-1 Fuels,” World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, San Francisco, CA, October 20-22, 2009. Best Student Paper Award - International Conference on Chemical Engineering

Pomeroy, B., Lamont, W., and Anderson, W., "A Subscale Tool for Determining Transverse Combustion Response," AIAA Paper 2009-5490, 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Denver, CO, August 3-5, 2009.

O'Hara, L., Yu, Y., and Anderson, W., "A Vortex Shedding-Based Combustion Response Model Applied to an Unstable Liquid Rocket Combustor," AIAA Paper 2009-5136, 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Denver, CO, August 3-5, 2009.

James, M., Kubal, T., Son, S., Anderson W., and Pourpoint, T., "Calibration of an Impinging Jet Injector Suitable for Liquid and Gelled Hypergolic Propellants," AIAA Paper 2009-4882, 45th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Denver, CO, August 3-5, 2009.

Anderson, W., Yu, Y., Smith, R., and Merkle, C., "An Integrated Approach toward the Prediction of High Frequency Combustion Instability in Rocket Engines," 3rd European Conference on Aerospace Sciences (EUCASS), Versailles, FRANCE, July 6-9, 2009.

Yu, Y., O'Hara, L., Sisco, J., and Anderson, W., "Experimental Study of High-
Frequency Instability in a Continuously Variable Resonance Combustor," AIAA Paper 2009-234, 47th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 5-9, 2009.

Xia, G., Smith, R., Anderson, W., and Merkle, C., "Computational Simulations of the Effect of Chamber Diameter on Single Element Combustor Instability," AIAA-2008-5250, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008.

Pomeroy, B., Sisco, J., Eckstein, J., and Anderson, W., "Characterization of Gas Centered Swirl Coaxial Injector Stability in a Multi-Element Combustor," AIAA-2008-5249, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008.

deRidder, M., Helderman, D., Nugent, N., and Anderson, W., "Measurement and Analysis of Heat Transfer in a Multi-Element Hydrogen/Oxygen Rocket Combustor," AIAA-2008-5031, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008.

Nugent, N., Helderman, D., and Anderson, W., "Isolated Ground Return Electrode for Use in Gaseous and Cryogenic Propellants," AIAA-2008-4758, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008.

Helderman, D., Nugent, N., Meyer, S., and Anderson, W., "LOX-LCH4 Test Facility at Purdue University," AIAA-2008-4911, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008.

O'Hara, L., Sisco, J., and Anderson, W., "Measurement of Phase Relationship between Vortex Shedding and an Acoustic Field," AIAA-2008-4745, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008.

Yu, Y., Koeglmeier, S., Sisco, J., and Anderson, W., "Combustion Instability of Gaseous Fuels in a Continuously Variable Resonance Chamber," AIAA-2008-4657, 44th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Hartford, CT, July 21-23, 2008.

Sisco, J.C., and Anderson, W.E., "Investigation of Stability Margin in a Model Rocket Combustor with Multiple Injector Configurations," Second International Symposium on Propulsion for Space Transportation, Heraklion, GREECE, May 5-9, 2008.

Anderson, W.E., "Investigations of Stability Margin in a Model Combustor with Multiple Injector Configurations," International Symposium on Space Propulsion, Beijing, CHINA, October 8-12, 2007.

Sisco, J., Portillo, J., Yu, Y., and Anderson, W., "Non-Linear Characteristics of Longitudinal Instabilities in a Model Rocket Combustor," AIAA Paper 2007-5570, 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnatti, OH, July 8-11, 2007.

Smith, R., Merkle, C., and Anderson, W., "Computational Modeling of Instabilities in a Single Element Rocket Combustor Using a Response Function," AIAA Paper 2007-5564, 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnatti, OH, July 8-11, 2007.

Droppers, L., Schuff, R., and Anderson, W., "Heat Transfer in a Multi-Element Gaseous Hydrogen Liquid Oxygen Combustor," AIAA Paper 2007-5550, 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnatti, OH, July 8-11, 2007.

Schuff, R., Jung, H., Merkle, C., and Anderson, W., "Experimental Investigation of Asymmetric Heating in a High Aspect Ratio Cooling Channel with Supercritical Nitrogen," AIAA Paper 2007-5546, 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnatti, OH, July 8-11, 2007.

Portillo, J., Sisco, J., Yu, Y., Anderson, W., and Sankaran, V., "Application of a Generalizad Instability Model to a Longitudinal Mode Combustion Instability," Paper 2007-5651, 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnatti, OH, July 8-11, 2007.

Nugent, N., Helderman, D., Boopalan, A., and Anderson, W., "Breakdown Voltage Determination for Gaseous and Cryogenic Propellants," Paper 2007-5440, 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Cincinnatti, OH, July 8-11, 2007.

Yu, Y., Sisco, J., Anderson, W., and Sankaran, V., "Examination of Spatial Mode Shapes and Resonant Frequencies Using Linearized Euler Equations," AIAA Paper 2007-3999, 37th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Miami, FL, June 25-28, 2007.


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