Sanford Fleeter

Sanford Fleeter

McAllister Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-45622

Degrees

  • B.S. Case Institute, '65
  • M.S. Case Institute, '66
  • Ph.D. Case Institute, '70

Research Interests

  • Turbomachinery fluid dynamics
  • Aero-mechanics
  • Aero-acoustics
  • Computational fluids

Research Area(s)

Awards and Recognitions

  • 1985 NASA Lewis Research Center, Propulsion Systems Division Best Paper: Hoyniak, D. and Fleeter, S., "Aerodynamic Detuning Analysis of an Unstalled Supersonic Turbofan Cascade," ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 108, No. 1, January 1986, pp. 60-67.
  • 1986 NASA Lewis Research Center, Propulsion Systems Division Best Paper: Hoyniak, D. and Fleeter, S., "Aerodynamic and Structural Detuning of Turbomachine Supersonic Unstalled Torsion Flutter," AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 2, No. 2, March-April, 1986, pp. 161-167.
  • 1988 AIAA Gordon Oates Propulsion Award - Graduate Student, Dan Giordano - M.S.M.E. AFRAPT Trainee and Graduate Research Assistant.
  • 1988 NASA Lewis Research Center, Special Act/Service Award for Innovative Experimental Research, Buffum, D.H. and Fleeter, S., "Investigation of Oscillating Cascade Unsteady Aerodynamics by an Experimental Influence Coefficient Technique," AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, September-October 1990, pp. 612-660.
  • Best Paper - ASME Joint Propulsion, Frey, K.K. and Fleeter, S., ???Oscillating Airfoil Aerodynamics of a Rotating Compressor Blade Row,??? AIAA Paper 96-2673, July 1996.
  • Best Paper - ASME Joint Propulsion, Sanders, A. and Fleeter, S., ???A PIV Investigation of Transonic IGV-Rotor Interactions, AIAA Paper 99-2674, June 1999.
  • 2000 International Society of Rotating Machinery Research Award (ISROMAC) Award
  • 2000 Best Paper - ASME Joint Propulsion, Richman, M.S., and Fleeter, S., ???Navier-Stokes Simulation of IGV-Rotor-Stator Interactions in a Transonic Compressor,??? AIAA-2000-3379.
  • Keynote Speaker, ???Unsteady Aerodynamics of High Cycle Fatigue,??? DOD 6th National Turbine Engine High Cycle Fatigue Conference, March 2001.
  • ASME Propulsion Flag Award, 2001
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Ten Select Publications

    Gottfried, D.A. and Fleeter, S., “Delay of Flutter Onset by Intentional Mistuning – A Fluid-Structure Interaction Simulation,” International Journal of Rotating Machinery, in press.

    Gottfried, D.A. and Fleeter, S., “Structural Mistuning Effects on Flutter - A Symmetry-Based Analysis, International Journal of Rotating Machinery, in press.

    Ramakrishnan, K. Gottfried, D.A., Lawless, P.B. and Fleeter, S., “Development And Application Of An Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian Solver For Turbomachinery Aeromechanics, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 25, No. 3, May-June 2009.

    Choi, Y.S., Gottfried, D.A. and Fleeter, S., “Resonant Response of Mistuned Bladed Disks Including Aerodynamic Damping Effects,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 25, No. 6, Nov-Dec, 2009, pp. 1240-1248

    Key, N. Lawless, P.B., and Fleeter, S., “Vane Clocking in a Three-Stage Compressor : Frequency Domain Data Analysis,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 25, No. 5 Sept-Oct 2009, pp. 1100-1107.

    Key, N. Lawless, P.B., and Fleeter, S., An Experimental Study of Vane Clocking Effects on Embedded Compressor Stage Performance,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol 132, No. 1, Jan 2010, pp. 11018-11-11018-10.

    Choi, Y.S. and Fleeter, S., “Aerodynamic Effects on the Resonant Response of Mistuned IBRs,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Volume 26, Number 1, Jan/Feb 2010, pp. 16-24.

    Cukurel, B., Lawless, P.B. and Fleeter, S., “PIV Investigation of a High Speed Centrifugal Compressor Diffuser: Spanwise and Loading Variations” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 132, No. 2, April 2010, pp. 021010-1 -021010-9.

    Gallier, K., Lawless, P.B. and Fleeter, S., “Particle Image Velocimetry Characterization of High-Speed Centrifugal Compressor Impeller-Diffuser Interactions,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol.26, No. 4, July-August 2010, pp. 784-790.

    Choi, Y.S., Key, N. and Fleeter, S. “Vane Clocking Effects on the Resonant Response of an Embedded Rotor,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2011, pp. 71-77.