Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics (by Courtesy)
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
- B.S., Purdue, '00
- M.S.E., Purdue, '02
- Ph.D., Purdue, '07
- Aerothermal aspects of turbomachinery
- Axial and radial compressor performance
- Experimental methods in fluid mechanics
Awards and Recognitions
Ten Select Publications
Miller, K.L. and Key, N.L., “Investigation of an Advanced OGV / Pre-diffuser Design, Part II: Pre-diffuser Performance,” Submitted to the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Oct. 2011 (under review).
Brossman, J.R., Smith, N.R., Talalayev, A., and Key, N.L., “Tailoring Inlet Flow to Enable High Accuracy Compressor Performance Measurements”, Accepted to the International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Sept., 2011.
Salontay, J.D., Key, N.L., Fulayter, R.D., 2011, “An Investigation of the Flow Physics of Vane Clocking Effects on Rotor Resonant Response”, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 5, p 1001-1007.
Choi, Y.S., Key, N.L., Fleeter, S., 2011, “Vane Clocking Effects on the Resonant Response of an Embedded Rotor,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 1, p 71-77.
Key, N.L., Lawless, P.B., and Fleeter, S., 2010, “Rotor Wake Variability in a Multistage Compressor,”
AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 2, p 344-352.
Key, N.L., Lawless, P.B., and Fleeter, S., 2010, “An Experimental Study of Vane Clocking Effects on Embedded Compressor Stage Performance,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 132, No. 1, 011018 (10 pgs).
Key, N.L., Lawless, P.B., and Fleeter, S., 2009, “Vane Clocking in a Three-Stage Compressor: Frequency Domain Data Analysis,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 25, No. 5, p 1100-1107.
Key, N.L. and Arts, T., 2006, “Comparison of Turbine Tip Leakage Flow for Flat Tip and Squealer Tip Geometries at High-Speed Conditions,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 128, No. 2, p 213-220.
Key, N.L., Lawless, P.B. and Fleeter, S., 2004, “Rotor Generated Vane Row Off-Design Unsteady Aerodynamics Including Dynamic Stall: Part I,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 20, No. 5, p 835-841.