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4004 Nitschke Hall MS 312
1650 N. Westwood
Toledo, OH 43606-3390
Phone: (419) 530-8210
Fax: (419) 530-8206

E. William Beans, Ph.D.

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Professor Emeritus
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department
Nitschke Hall 4039
University of Toledo
Toledo, OH 43606

Phone: (419) 530-8222
FAX: (419) 530-8206
E-mail: ebeans@eng.utoledo.edu 

Biography

Dr. Beans is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University, and his Ph.D. from Penn State. Prior to joining the University of Toledo, he worked for Pennsylvania State University, Battelle Memorial Institute, North American Aviation, Rockwell International Inc., Missile System Division, and the Ohio State University.

Dr. Beans is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Combustion Institute, American Society of Engineering Education, and Society of Automotive Engineers.

Research Interests

Gasdynamics, Combustion, Propulsion, I C Engines, HVAC and Energy Conversion

Publications

Refereed

"Approximate Aerodynamic Analysis for Darrieus Rotor Wind Turbine," 8th British Wind Energy Assoc. Conference, Cambridge, U. K., March 19, 1986.

"Frictional Flow Properties of Coal-Oil Slurries at Low Reynolds Number," E. W. Beans and K. C. Masiulaniec, Journal of Energy Resources Tech., Vol. 108, Sept. 1986, pp. 211-214.

"A Course in Engineering Ethics and Professionalism," E. W. Beans and G. S. Jakubowski, ASEE 16th Conference on Frontiers in Education, University of Texas, Arlington, October 1986.

"Approximate Aerodynamic Analysis of a Multi-Blade Darrieus Wind Turbine," E. W. Beans, Journal of Wind Energy and Industrial Aerodynamics, January 1987.

"SAE's Mini-Baja Competition as a Capstone Senior Design Project," E. W. Beans and G. S. Jakubowski, ASEE 17th Conference, Reno, Nevada, June 1987.

"Measurement of Flame Propagation Through a Moving Mixture," M. A. Bakhle and E. W. Beans, 1987 National Heat Transfer Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, August 1987.

"Continuous Transition thru the Sonic Point in a Convergent-Divergent Duct," E. W. Beans and Marwan Zabdawi, 2nd Symposium on Computer Aided Engineering, Ann Arbor, MI, June 11, 1988.

"A Program for the Solution of Generalized One-Dimensional Compressible Flow," E. W. Beans and Marwan Zabdawi, ASEE Annual Meeting, Lincoln, NE, June 1989.

"Comparative Thermodynamics for Brayton and Rankine Cycles," E. W. Beans, Jour, of Engr. for Gas Turbines & Power, Jan. 1990, Vol. 112, pg. 94.

"Correlation of Knock with Engine Parameters for Ammonia/Nitrous Oxide Mixtures," S. N. Dhall and E. W. Beans, 912310, SAE Fuels & Lubricants Mtg., Oct. 1991, Toronto.

"Computer Program for Refridgeration Cyle Analysis", E. William Beans, Thermodynamics and the Design, Analysis, and Improvement of Energy Systems - 1992, pg 153, AES-Vol. 27 HTD-Vol. 228, ASME, 1992

"Nozzle Design Using Generalized One-Dimensional Flow", E. William Beans, Journal of Propulsion and Power, July-August 1992, Vol.8, No. 4, pg. 917.

"Approximate Stoichiometry for Rich Mixtures", E. William Beans, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, March, 1993, Vol. 115, No.1, pg. 76.

" A Study of Volume versus Frequency for Soft Switching IGBT Converters", B. J. Masserant, E. Beans, T. A. Stuart, Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Jan. 1995, Vol. 31, No. 1, pg. 280,

"Shockless Transistion from Supersonic to Subsonic Flow", E. William Beans, Journal of Propulsion and Power, March-April 1995, Vol. I 1, No. 2, pg. 3 87.

Other Reports

"Energy Usage Analysis of Existing Buildings by Audit Method," E. W. Beans, Ohio Jour, of Science, Vol. 80, April 1980.

"Frictional Flow Properties of Coal Slurries," E. W. Beans, University of Toledo, November 1982.

"Approximate Aerodynamic Analysis for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines," E. W. Beans, ETSU, AERE-Harwell, U. K., June 1984.

"A Comparison of Theoretical Performance for Horizontal and Vertical Axis Wind Turbines," E. W. Beans, ETSU, AERE-Harwell, U. K., July 1984.

"McMaster Engine Project, Status Rept. No. l," E. W. Beans, The University of Toledo, April 1988; "McMaster Engine Project, Status Rept. No. 2," E. W. Beans, The University of Toledo, August 1988; "McMaster Engine Project, Status Rept. No. 3," E.W. Beans, The University of Toledo, January 1989; "McMaster Engine Project, Status Rept. No. 4," E.W. Beans, The University of TJoledo, June 1989.

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