Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Thesis Advisor or Co-Advisor

Dr. Keith served as the Thesis advisor for 54 master students and 34 PhD students


  1. G. S. Jakubowski, "Mutual Interaction of Two Hot Liquid Jet Sprays," (co-advisor, J. E. A. John), August 1978.
  2. K. A. Kroos, "Pond Cooling by Deeply Submerged Jets," (co-advisor, J. E. A. John), December 1982. 
  3. P. J. Smith, "Pumping in Reciprocating Shaft Seals: A Thermoelasto­hydrodynamic Numerical Analysis of the Pumping Ring Seal," March 1983. 
  4. D. F. Chao, "Numerical Simulation of Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer in Composite Bodies with Application to De-Icing of Aircraft Components," (co-advisor, K. J. De Witt), March 1983. 
  5. A. A. Afjeh, "Wake Effects on the Aerodynamic Performance of Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines," August 1984. 
  6. C. N. Yung, "Numerical Simulation of Axi-Symmetric Turbulent Flow in Combustors and Diffusers," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), December 1986. 
  7. K. C. Masiulaniec, "A Numerical Simulation of the Full Two-Dimensional Electrothermal De-Icer Pad," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), June 1987. 
  8. A. Snyder, "Numerical Simulation of Subsonic and Transonic Propeller Flow," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), December 1987. 
  9. S. R. Huebner, "A Finite Difference Analysis of the Heat Transfer in Periodic Cavity Flows," December 1987. 
  10. S. H. Barthelson, "Applications of Multigrid Methods to Turbulent Incompressible Flows," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), June 1988. 
  11. P. F. Penko, "Analysis of Resistojet Nozzle Flow," (co-advisor, K. J. De Witt), March 1989. 
  12. D. Vijayaraghavan, "New Concepts in Numerical Prediction of Cavitation in Bearings," August 1989. 
  13. L. Reid, "Three-Dimensional Flow in a Transonic Compressor Rotor," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), March 1990. 
  14. A. K. Owen, "Effects of Inlet Distortion on the Development of Secondary Flows in a Subsonic Axial Inlet Compressor Rotor," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), March 1991. 
  15. K. M. Al-Khalil, "Numerical Simulation of Ice Accretion and Melting on an Aircraft Anti-Icing System Incorporating a Rivulet Model for the Runback Water," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), June 1991. 
  16. R. M. Chriss, "A Laser Velocimeter Investigation of the Numerical Shock-Wave Boundary Layer Interaction," June 1991. 
  17. A. D. Yaslik, "Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation of Transient Heat Transfer Occurring in Electrothermal Deicing Systems," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), June 1991. 
  18. W. B. Wright, "Simulation of Two-Dimensional Icing, De-Icing and Anti-Icing Phenomena," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), December 1991. 
  19. G. E. Pawlas, "Numerical Modeling of a Vortex Stabilized Arcjet," December 1991. 
  20. M. A. Bakhle, "Flutter Analysis of Cascades Based on the Two-Dimensional Full Potential Equation," December 1991. 
  21. J. R. Huang, "Numerical Simulation of an Electrothermally De-iced Aircraft Surface Using the Finite Element Method," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), August 1993. 
  22. Q. Yang, "A Numerical Study of Piston Ring Lubrication in Internal Combustion Engines," January 1995. 
  23. K. Vaidyanathan, "Coupled Strongly Implicit Navier-Stokes Computation Using Artificial Compressibility Formulation for Incompressible Internal Flow Problems," May 1998. 
  24. R.J. Shyne, "Experimental Study of Low Pressure Turbine Performance Losses Due to Boundary Layer Effects," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), May 1998. 
  25. F. Papa, "Confined Flow Simulation for a Non-Inertial Frame of Reference," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), December 2000 
  26. D. Wang, "EHD Analysis of a Connecting Rod Bearing in a High-Speed Engine," May 2003. 
  27. P. Wang, “Numerical Investigation of Non-Newtonian and Surface Roughness Effects on the Performance of Dynamically Loaded Journal Bearings,” December 2003 
  28. S. Cioc, “Application of the Space-Time Conservation and Solution Element Numerical Method to Flows in Fluid Films,” August 2004 
  29. C. Cioc, “An Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Model for Helicopter High-Speed Transmission Components,” December 2004 
  30. R. Rahmani, “Three-Dimensional Numerical Simulation and Performance Study of an Industrial Helical Static Mixer,” December 2004 
  31. A. Ayasoufi, “Numerical Simulation of Heat Conduction with Melting and/or Freezing by Space-Time Conservation Element and Solution Element Method,” December 2004 
  32. L. Moraru, “Numerical Predictions and Measurements in the Lubrication of Aeronautical Engine and Transmission Components,” December 2005 
  33. N. Ene, “Stability and Thermohydrodynamic Investigations of Wave Journal Bearings, July 2008 
  34. P. Kenney, “An Initial Study to Determine a Friction-Factor Model for Ground Vegetation,” December 2009


  1. W. Heidemann, "A Nine Speed Bicycle Gearing Design," July 1973.
  2. T. N. Obee, "Flow Patterns in the Vicinity of a Downstream Facing Inlet," December 1976. 
  3. E. C. Caba, "Simultaneous Blowdown and Charging in Two Connected Vessels," August 1977. 
  4. P. J. Smith, "An Analysis of an Oil Pumping Ring Seal for the Stirling Engine," June 1979. 
  5. R. J. Schnipke, "Effect of Shaft Eccentricity on Pumping Ring Performance," June 1979. 
  6. C. T. Wang, "Numerical Solution for Transient Heat Conduction in Composite Materials by the Finite Element Method," (co-advisor, D. R. Jeng), December 1980. 
  7. A. Aliakbarkhanafjeh, "Numerical Analysis of the Performance of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine by Direct Calculation of the Induced Velocity," (co-advisor, D. R. Jeng), December 1980. 
  8. V. Eskandari, "Forced Convection Heat Transfer from Ice Spheres in Flowing Water," (co-advisor, G. S. Jakubowski), August 1981. 
  9. S. R. Huebner, "Numerical Analysis of the Heating of Round Rods in a Walking Beam Furnace," December 1982. 
  10. J. A. White, "Performance Analysis of a Tip-Controlled Wind Turbine Utilizing a Helical Vortex Wake Model," June 1983. 
  11. R. M. Chriss, "An Investigation of the Interaction of a Normal Shock Wave with a Turbulent Boundary Layer by Laser Anemometry," November 1984. 
  12. B. C. Busbey, "The Effect of Strong Shock Loading on Coupled Bending-Torsion Flutter of Tuned and Mistuned Cascades," February 1985. 
  13. K. L. Leffel, "A Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Electrothermal Aircraft Deicing," (co-advisor, K. J. De Witt), August 1985. 
  14. C. L. Berger, "Transient Temperature Distributions in Two-Layer Hollow Cylinders," February 1986. 
  15. S. Ramamurthy, "Turbulence Transport Equations for Curved Flows," (co-advisor, D. R. Jeng), July 1986. 
  16. R. J. Roelke, "A Rapid Computational Procedure for the Numerical Solution of a Heat Flow Problem with Phase Change," August 1986. 
  17. A. Shahri, "Heat Transfer from Ice Shapes in Flowing Water," August 1986. 
  18. R. F. Handschuh, "An Exponential Finite Difference Technique for Solving Partial Differential Equations," June 1987. 
  19. M. V. Whalen, "Low Reynolds Number Nozzle Flow Study," June 1987. 
  20. S. K. Ahn, "An Efficient Method for the Numerical Solution of Stefan Problems," December 1987. 
  21. L. M. (Zana) Carney, "An Experimental Investigation of an Arcjet Thruster Exhaust Using Langmuir Probes," December 1987. 
  22. W. B. Wright, "A Comparison of Numerical Methods for the Prediction of Two-Dimensional Heat Transfer in an Electrothermal Deicer Pad," (co-advisor, K. J. De Witt), December 1987. 
  23. K. Vaidyanathan, "Cavitation in Moderately to Heavily Loaded Noncircular Journal Bearings," December 1987. 
  24. D. H. Manzella, "An Experimental Investigation of the Effect of Cell Pressure on the Performance of Resistojets," (co-advisor, K. J. De Witt), December 1987. 
  25. R. J. Shyne, "Analysis and Optimization of Truncated Scarf Nozzles Subject to External Flow Conditions," May 1988. 
  26. S. Atluri, "Analysis of Lubrication in a Slider Bearing with Melting Surfaces," June 1988. 
  27. T. J. Sours, "A Definition Study of the On-Orbit Assembly Operations for the Outboard Photovoltaic Modules for Space Station Freedom," November 1988. 
  28. L. W. Smith, "Effects of Swirl and Flow Rate on the Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Combustor Flow," (co-advisor, K. J. De Witt), December 1988. 
  29. A. Fateh, "Predicted Aerodynamic Performance of a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Equipped with Vortex Generators," (co-advisor, A. A.Afjeh), May 1989. 
  30. M. A. Omar, "Application of the Boundary Integral Method in the Solution of Lubrication Problems," May 1989 
  31. R. M. Puzak, "An Analysis of the Water Distribution System at the NASA, Lewis Research Center," December 1989 
  32. S. Krishnan, "Numerical Simulation of Ice Accretion and Melting on a Deicer Pad Containing Anisotropic Layers," June 1990 
  33. H. E. Addy, Jr., "An Investigation of the Flow in the Diffuser Section of the NASA Lewis Research Center Research Icing Research Tunnel," June 1990 
  34. A. R. Porro, "A Laser Induced Heat Flux Technique for the Measurement of Supersonic Heat Transfer Coefficients," December 1990 
  35. J. D. Saunders, "Numerical Study of a Supersonic Inlet with Slot Bleed at Critical Operation," June 1991 
  36. D. L. Meissner, "Theoretical and Experimental Investigations of Fluid and Thermal Physics" (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), December 1992 
  37. V. S. Prasad, "Analysis of Cavitation Algorithms," December 1992 
  38. M. J. Carney, "Impacts of Hyperbolic Escape Energy and Declination on Launch Window Performance for Interplanetary Missions," June 1993. 
  39. M. W. Siebert, "Effect of Atmosphere and Normal Load on Friction and Wear of Polymide and Ion-Plated Gold in Rolling Contact," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), December 1994 
  40. H. Chen, "Performance of Non-Circular Magnetic Bearings," February 1995. 
  41. D. DelSignore, "A Laser Doppler Anemometric Investigation of High-Speed Compressible Flow through a Butterfly Valve," August 1995. 
  42. N. A. Newlove, "Introduction to Squeeze Film Dampers and Test Rig for Aerospace Applications," December 1998. 
  43. R.W. Honaker, "Use of Sonoluminescence to Reduce Cavitation Damage in Diesel Engine Bearings," December 1998. 
  44. R. J. Shi, "Boundary Element Simulation of the Growth and Collapse of a Cavitation Bubble Near a Rigid Boundary," May 1999. 
  45. A. Katari, "Numerical Study of a Downstream Facing Inlet," May 1999. 
  46. P.J. Schwind, "A Numerical Study of Design and Scale-up Issues for Hazardous Waste Vitrification Units with Side Chambers," (co-advisor K. J. De Witt), June 2000 
  47. H. Xu, "Heat Conduction in the Dry Sliding of a Metallic Solid Pair," May 2001 
  48. S. Ma, "Cavitation in Journal Bearings Using an Explicit Mass-Conserving Algorithm," May 2001 
  49. N. Hall, "The Motion and Trajectory of a Baseball," May 2001 
  50. C. E. Hughes, "Aerodynamic Performance of Three, Scale Model Turbofan By-Pass Outlet Guide Vanes Designed for Low Noise," May 2001 
  51. S. Mathew, "Investigation of Cavitating Flow around a Rigid 2-D Hydrofoil," (co-advisor E. Nikolaidis), May 2003 
  52. K. K. Bandaru, "Numerical Determination of Drag on Two Bodies Traveling in Tandem," May 2004 
  53. B. Vempati, "Heat Transfer Effects in the Depressurization of a Reservoir through a Nozzle-Duct Arrangement," May 2004 
  54. M. Masoomi, “Model Development and Load Analysis of an Offshore Wind Turbine,” August 2014


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