2011-2012

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Flower Powered Hypersonic Inlet with Bleed Perforations

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Mach (top) and pressure (bottom) contours for axisymmetric Busemann inlet with evenly spaced bleed perforations along length of inlet. Images show changes in Mach and pressure contours as a function of inlet length ranging from inlet start (left) and inlet throat (right). Contours were produced via Cart 3D, an inviscid code for automated CFD.

CT Slice of Cooled Turbine Blisk

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Image is one slice image from a highpower CT machine of a cooled turbine blisk casting manufactured by Williams International. CT imaging was done to inspect the passageways for blockages, anomalies, and to measure minimum wall thicknesses. Image was purposely distorted for visual effect.

Crystal in a Haystack

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This image was taken on the scanning electronic microscope (SEM). It is of a pre-ceramic material that has begun to crystallize upon pyrolysis. The loan crystal is shown amidst the amorphous material.

Best technical presentations

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The following presenters were awarded Best Technical Presentation awards in their respective categories for their presentations at the 37th Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium (DCASS).

Albion Bowers

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Albion H. Bowers is the Associate Director of Research in the Research and Engineering Directorate, at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, California.

Appointed to this position in October 2010, Bowers is part of the NASA Dryden strategic planning team that is developing research projects for future aerospace concepts. As part of that team, Bowers is responsible for defining NASA Dryden's strategic direction for the Center, including advanced aeronautical designs, research and space technologies.

Prior to his present position, Bowers served as Director of Dryden’s

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