Mitch Wolff, Ph.D.

Department:
Mechanical & Materials Engineering
Title:
Professor
Address:
Russ Engineering Center 123, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-5141

Dr. Mitch Wolff has been a professor of Mechanical Engineering at WSU for over 20 years. From 2008 to 2012, he was the AFRL Scientific Advisor for INVENT (Integrated Vehicle Energy Technology). He is the co-author of over 120 technical papers and journal articles in the areas of high speed flows, propulsion, system integration, computational methods, hardware in-the-loop and unsteady aerodynamics. His research has generated over $4M and graduated 26 PhD/MS students. In 1999, Dr. Wolff was recognized with the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award & the ASEE Dow Outstanding New Educator Award. In 2003, he was selected by the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton for the Outstanding Engineers & Scientists Award in Education. He served on a NRC  (National Research Council) Review Panel of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Programs in 2003. He is a fellow of ASME and associate fellow of AIAA.

Curriculum Vitae: 
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Academics

Research statement: 

Refereed Journal Publications

1.     Schroeder, L. M., Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Locally Analytical Prediction of the Viscous Aerodynamics of an Oscillating Flat Plate,” International Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Vol. 12, No. 6, 1989, pp. 707-719.

2.     Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Viscous Unsteady Gust Aerodynamics of a Flat Plate Airfoil by a Locally Analytical Method,” International Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 19, No. 6, 1990, pp. 27-36.

3.     Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Analysis of the Viscous Aerodynamics of a Thin Airfoil Cascade by a Locally Analytical Method,” International Journal of Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Vol. 21, No. 10, 1991, pp. 1-12.

4.     Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Viscous Oscillating Cascade Aerodynamics and Flutter by a Locally Analytical Method,” Computational Mechanics, Vol. 10, No. 3/4, 1992, pp. 203-215.

5.     Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Viscous Gust Cascade Aerodynamics by a Locally Analytical Method,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 10, No. 2, 1993, pp. 135-153.

6.     Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Single Passage Euler Analysis of Oscillating Cascade Unsteady Aerodynamics for Arbitrary Interblade Phase Angle,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 10, No. 5, 1994, pp. 690-697.

7.     Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Euler Analysis of Oscillating Cascade Aerodynamics Using Embedded Composite Grids,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 13, No. 2, 1996, pp. 193-210.

8.     Wolff, J. M. and Fleeter, S., “Nonlinear Separated Inviscid-Viscous Analysis of Oscillating Cascade Aerodynamics using an Inverse Integral Method,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 121, No. 1, 1999, pp. 134-144.

9.     Probasco, D. P., Leger, T. J., Wolff, J. M., Copenhaver, W. W., and Chriss, R., “Variations in Upstream Vane Loading with Changes in Back Pressure in a Transonic Compressor,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 122, No. 3, 2000, pp. 433-441.

10.   Probasco, D. P., Wolff, J. M., Copenhaver, W. W., and Chriss, R., “Axial Spacing Effects in a Transonic Compressor on the Upstream Vane Loading,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 17, No. 3, 2000, pp. 197-206.

11.   Kobayashi, H., Leger, T. J., and Wolff, J. M., “Experimental and Theoretical Frequency Response of Pressure Transducers for High Speed Turbomachinery,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2000, pp. 153-160.

12.    Leger, T. J., Wolff, J. M., and Beran, P., “Efficient Determination of Aeroelastic Stability Properties Using a Direct Method,” International Journal of Mathematical and Computer Modeling, Vol. 30, No. 11/12, 1999, pp. 95-110.

13.    Koch, P. J., Moran, J., and Wolff, J. M., “3-D Inlet Guide Vane Generated Vortical Forcing Functions,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 17, No. 4, 2000, pp. 289-302.

14.    Koch, P., Probasco, D. P., Wolff, J. M., Copenhaver, W. W., and Chriss, R., “Transonic Compressor Influences on Upstream Surface Pressures with Axial Spacing,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2001, pp. 474-476.

15.    Zhou, J., Dasgupta, S., Kobayashi, H., Wolff, J. M., Jackson, H. E., and Boyd, J. T., “Optically Interrogated MEMS Pressure Sensors for Propulsion Applications,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 4, April 2001, pp. 598-604.

16.    Maple, R. C., King, P. I., Wolff, J. M. and Orkwis, P. D., “Split-Domain Harmonic Balance Solutions to Burger’s Equation for Large Amplitude Disturbances,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 41, No 2, Feb. 2003, pp. 206-212.

17.    Maple, R. C., King, P. I., Orkwis, P. D. and Wolff, J. M., “Adaptive Harmonic Balance Solutions for an Unsteady Quasi-1D Nozzle,” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 193, Jan. 2004, pp. 620-641.

18.    Hutton, T. M., Leger, T. J., Johnston, D. A., and Wolff, J. M., “High Spatial Resolution Upstream Forced Response in a Transonic Compressor,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 20, No 4, 2004, pp. 790-792.

19.    Leger, T. J., Johnston, D. A., and Wolff, J. M., “Flex Circuit Sensor Array for Surface Unsteady Pressure Measurements,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 20, No 4, 2004, pp. 786-789.

20.    Harff, M. R., Wolff, J. M., Copenhaver, W. W., Car, D., and Estevadeordal, J., “Stator Cascade Flow Vectoring Through Counter Flow Blowing,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 21, No 3, 2004, pp. 155-168.

21.    Zhou, X. and Wolff, J. M., “CFD Analysis of Unsteady Separated Transonic Oscillating Cascade Aerodynamics,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 21, No 3, 2004, pp. 143-153.

22.    Zhou, X. and Wolff, J. M., “Unsteady Tip Leakage, Bow Shock, IGV Wake Interaction in a Compressor,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 22, No 3, 2005, pp. 185-200.

23.    Urbassik, R. M., Wolff, J. M., and Polanka, M. D., “Unsteady Aerodynamics and Interactions Between a High Pressure Turbine Vane and Rotor,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 128, No. 1, 2006, pp. 35-42.

24.    Corbett, M., Williams, J., Wolff, M., Walters, E., Wells, J., and Lamm, P., “Transient Turbine Engine Modeling and Real-Time System Integration Prototyping,” 2006-01-3040, SAE Transactions Journal of Aerospace, March 2007, pp. 856-862.

25.    McQuilling, M., Wolff, M., Fonov, S., Crafton, J., and Sondergaard, R., “An Experimental Investigation of Low-Pressure Turbine Suction Surface Using a Shear and Stress Sensitive Film,” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 44, No. 1, January 2008, p. 73-88.

26.    McQuilling, M., Wolff, M., Fonov, S., Crafton, J., and Sondergaard, R., “Experimental Investigation of a High-Lift Low Pressure Turbine Suction Surface,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 48, No. 11, Nov. 2010, pp. 2465-2471.

27.    Estevadeordal, J., Marks, C., Sondergaard, R., and Wolff, M., “Curved Laser-Sheet for Conformal Surface Flow Diagnostics,” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 50, No. 3, March 2011, pp. 761-768.

28.    Milligan, R., Eklund, D., Wolff, M., Gruber, M., and Mathur, T., “Dual-Mode Scramjet Combustor: Numerical Analysis of Two Flowpaths,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2011, pp. 1317-1319.

29.    Marks, C., Sondergaard, R., Wolff, M., and Anthony, R., “Experimental Comparison of DBD Plasma Acuators for Low Reynolds Number Separation Control,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 133, No. 1, 2011, pp. 55-63.

30.    Riggins, D., Camberos, J., Wolff, M., and Bowcutt, K., “Mission-Integrated Exergy Analysis for Hypersonic Vehicles: Methodology and Applications,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, No. 3, May-June 2013, pp. 610-620.

31.    Doty, J., Yerkes, K., Byrd, L., Murthy, J., Alleyne, A., Wolff, M., Heister, S. and Fisher, T.. "Dynamic thermal management for aerospace technology: review and outlook," J. Thermophys. Heat Transf. 1–13. doi:10.2514/1.T4701.

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