Robert E. Kielb

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Director, GUIde Consortium

Contact Information:

Education:

  • Ph.D. Ohio State University, 1981
  • MS Ohio State University, 1975
  • BS Purdue University, 1971

Research Interests:

Conducts research and supervises graduate students in the areas of unsteady aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, mistuning, damping, and probabilistic methods. Principal investigator on AFOSR, DARPA, NASA, and Industrial funded research projects. Provides consultion services to turbine engine companies, including most major companies. Teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in mechanical engineering with emphasis on vibration and design.

Specialties:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Vibration
  • Design

Courses Taught:

  • ME 544.01 - ADV MECHANICAL VIBRATIONS
  • ME 555.01 - ADVANCED TOPICS
  • ME 555.07 - ADVANCED TOPICS
  • ME 555.14 - ADVANCED TOPICS
  • ME 490.01 - SPECIAL TOPICS
  • ME 555.05 - ADVANCED TOPICS
  • ME 759.01 - SPECIAL READINGS

Representative Publications:

R. Kielb and J. Barter and O. Chernycheva and T. Fransson, Flutter of low pressure turbine blades with cyclic symmetric modes: A preliminary design method, Journal Of Turbomachinery-transactions Of The Asme, vol 126 no. 2 (2004), pp. 306 -- 309 [abs].

V. Ramamurti and R. Kielb, Natural frequencies of twisted rotating plates, Journal Of Sound And Vibration, vol 97 no. 3 (1984), pp. 429 -- 449.