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Dr. Frank K Lu

Name

[Lu, Dr. Frank K]
  • Professor

Professional Preparation

    • 1988 Ph.D. in Mechanical EngineeringPennsylvania State University
    • 1983 M.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPrinceton University
    • 1980 M.A. (Cantab) in EngineeringCambridge University
    • 1976 B.A. (Cantab) in EngineeringCambridge University

Appointments

    • May 2017 to Apr 2018 Member-at-Large, Board of Trustuees
      American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • Sept 1993 to Apr 2018 Director of the Aerodynamics Research Center
      University of Texas at Arlington

Memberships

  • Member
    • May 2013 to Present American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • May 2013 to Present Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • May 2013 to Present International Shock Wave Institute
  • Fellow
    • May 2013 to Present American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Feb 2011 to Present Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Life Associate Fellow
    • Oct 1985 to Present American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Research and Expertise

  • EXPERTISE
    Fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, passive and active flow control, shock and viscous phenomena, aerodynamic heating, jets and sprays, supersonic and hypersonic flows, propulsion, energy conversion, power production, detonation, flow visualization, instrumentation and facility development, data processing

Publications

      Journal Article In-press
      • Baydar E, Lu FK, Slater JW.  Vortex generators in a two-dimensional, external-compression supersonic inlet, Journal of Propulsion and Power (doi: 10.2514/1.B36414), 2018

        {Peer Reviewed }
      Published
      • Grisham JR, Dennis BH, Lu FK., Incipient separation in laminar ramp-induced shock wave/boundary-layer interactions, AIAA Journal, (doi: 10.2514/1.J056175), 2018

        {Peer Reviewed }
      Accepted
      • Peace JT, Lu FK.  Detonation-to-shock wave transmission at a contact discontinuity, Shock Waves, 2018

        {Peer Reviewed }
      Revised and Resubmitted
      • Peace JT, Lu FK.  On the propagation of blast waves through non-uniform channels, Shock Waves, 2018

        {Peer Reviewed }
      Under Review
      • Mizener AR, Lu FK, Rodi, PE. Performance sensitivities of rotating detonation engines installed onto waverider forebodies, Journal of Propulsion and Power, (2017.-12-B37033 under review), 2018

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2017
      • Lu FK, Miller R, Nalim MR, Yu KH.  Introduction: Special section on pressure gain combustion, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 33(1):16 (doi: 10.2514/1.B36585), 2017.

        {Journal Article }
      2017
      • Joshi DD, Lu FK. Method to measure flow rates of gaseous fuels injected intermittently for pulse detonation engines, Journal of Propulsion and Power,33(1):144–152 (doi: 10.2514/1.B36170), 2017.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2017
      • Mizener AR, Lu FK., Low-order parametric analysis of a rotating detonation engine in rocket mode Journal of Propulsion and Power, 33(6):1543–1554 (doi: 10.2514/1.B36432), 2017

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2017
      • Yi TH, Lu FK, Wilson DR, Emanuel G, Numerical study of detonation wave propagation in a confined supersonic flow, Shock Waves, 27(3):395–408 (doi: 10.1007/s00193-016-0666-8), 2017

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2016
      • Joshi DD, Lu FK.  Finite element analysis of the unsteady thrust characteristics of pulse detonation engines, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 138(12): 122801-122801-8 (doi: 10.1115/1.4033745), 2016

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Grisham, JR, Werling, Jr., MG, Braun EM, Lu FK. Force measurements and computational validation of a transonic wingtip flow, Journal of Aircraft, 53(6):1606–1613 (doi: 10.2514/1.C033773), 2016.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2016
      • Joshi DD, Lu FK.  Unsteady thrust measurement for pulse detonation engine, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 32(1):225–236 (doi: 10.2514/1.B35520), 2016

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2015
      • Wen CS, Chung KM, Hsu YC, Lu FK.  Smoked foil on deflagration-to-detonation transition, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 31(3):967–970 (doi: 10.2514/1.B35554), 2015.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Lu FK.  Visualization of supersonic flow around a sharp-edged, sub-boundary-layer protuberance, Journal of Visualization, 18(4):619–629, (doi: 10.1007/s12650-014-0272-8), 2015.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Treadway J, Abolmaali A, Lu FK, Aswath P.  Tensile and fatigue behavior of superelastic shape memory rods, Materials and Design, (doi: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.07.024), 2015

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Lu FK. New results on the incipient separation of shock/boundary-layer interactions, Procedia Engineering, 126:12–15, (doi: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.11.169), 2015.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Li Q, Yan Y, Liu C, Lu FK.  Separation topology of microramp vortex generator controlled flow at Mach number 2.5, Journal of Aircraft, 52(6):2095–2010 (doi: 10.2514/1.C033280), 2015

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2015
      • Panaras A, Lu FK.  Microvortex generators in shock/boundary layer interactions, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 74:16–47, (doi:10.1016/j.paerosci.2014.12.006), 2015

        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2015
      • Grisham IV, JR, Vijayakumar N, Liao G, Dennis BH, Lu FK, A comparison between local h-refinement and the deformation method, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2015–2040, January 5–9, 2015, Kissimmee, Florida.

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Bello RT, Lu FK. Performance model for fully and partially filled pulse detonation engine, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2015–1352, January 5–9, 2015, Kissimmee, Florida.

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Joshi, DD, Lu FK, Study of unsteady thrust characteristics of pulse detonation engines, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2015–1349, January 5–9, 2015, Kissimmee, Florida.

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Joshi DD, Lu FK. A new method to predict flow rates of gaseous fuels injected intermittently for pulse detonation engines, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, AIAA 2015–4145, July 27–29, 2015, Orlando, Florida.

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Peace JT, Lu FK. Numerical study of pulse detonation engine nozzle and exhaust flow phenomena, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, AIAA 2015–4189, July 27–29, 2015, Orlando, Florida

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Hussein SM, Lu FK. Single and multiple-point analysis of velocity fluctuations in a detonation-turbulence interaction, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA 2015–3216, June 22–26, 2015, Dallas, Texas.

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Baydar E, Lu FK. Near-wake distortion of a supersonic micro-ramp array, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, AIAA 2015–3342, June 22–26, 2015, Dallas, Texas.

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Lu FK, Grisham IV JR, Dennis BH. New results on the incipient separation of shock/boundary-layer interactions.  Guest lecture, Forum on Fluid Dynamics of Complex Flows, May 30–31, 2015, Hangzhou, China.

        {Conference Paper }
      2015
      • Lu FK. New results on the incipient separation of shock/boundary-layer interactions.  Plenary lecture, 7th International Fluid Dynamics Conference, May 24–27, 2015, Qingdao, China.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Conference Proceeding 2015
      • Lu FK, Joshi DD, Peace JT, Bello RT, Carter JD. Flow visualization of the exhaust jet from a pulse detonation engine by Mie scattering, Paper No. 295, 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 20–25, 2015, Tel Aviv, Israel (oral presentation).

        {Conference Proceeding }
      2015
      • Grisham J, Lu FK, Dennis B. Numerical study of a transonic wingtip flow, Paper No. 181, 30th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 20–25, 2015, Tel Aviv, Israel (oral presentation).

        {Exhibition Review }

      Book Review 2014
      • Lu FK.  Book review of “Shock Wave Dynamics: Derivatives and Related Topics,” Shock Waves, 23(6):659–660, 2013 (doi: 10.1007/s00193-013-0473-4)

        {Book Review }

      Journal Article 2014
      • Lu FK, Braun EM.  Rotating detonation wave propulsion: experimental challenges, modeling, and engine concepts, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30(5):1125–1142, 2014 (doi: 10.2514/1.B34802)

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2014
      • Chung K-M, Lu FK.Investigation of compressible bi-convex corner flows, Aerospace Science and Technology, 39(1):22–30, 2014 (doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2014.08.012), 2014.

        {Journal Article }
      2014
      • Chung K-M, Chang P-H, Chang K-C, Lu FK.Investigation on transonic round convex-corner flows, Aerospace Science and Technology, 37(1):20–25, 2014 (doi:10.1016/j.ast.2014.05.002),

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2014
      • Wen C-S, Chung KM, Lai W-H., Lu FK. An experimental study on DDT distance of JP-8 mixtures.  Shock Waves, 23(5):473–479, 2013 (doi: 10.1007/s00193-013-0455-6)

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2014
      • Chung K-M, Chang P-H, Chang K-C, Lu FK.Investigation on transonic round convex-corner flows, Aerospace Science and Technology, 37(1):20–25, 2014 (doi:10.1016/j.ast.2014.05.002).

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Conference Paper 2014
      • Vijayakumar N, Wilson DR, Lu FK, Multifidelity simulation of a dual mode scramjet compression system using coupled NPSS and Fluent codes, AIAA 2014–3845, 50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, July 28–30, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2014
      • Peace JT, Joshi DD, Lu FK, Experimental study of high frequency fluidic valve injectors with variable cavity lengths, AIAA 2014–1318, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 2014, National Harbor, Maryland

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2014
      • Joshi DD, Lu FK, Unsteady thrust measurement for pulse detonation engine, AIAA 2014–3541, 50th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, July 28–30, 2014, Cleveland, Ohio.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Journal Article 2013
      • Lu FK.  Book review of “Shock Wave Dynamics: Derivatives and Related Topics,” Shock Waves, 23(6):659–660, 2013

        {Journal Article }
      2013
      • Lu FK.  Book review of “Shock Wave Dynamics: Derivatives and Related Topics,” Shock Waves, 23(6):659–660, 2013 (doi: 10.1007/s00193-013-0473-4)

        {Journal Article }
      2013 2013
      • Braun EM, Lu FK, Wilson DR, Camberos, JA.  Airbreathing rotating detonation wave engine cycle analysis, Aerospace Science and Technology, 27(1):201–208, 2013 (doi: 10.1016/j.ast.2012.08.010)

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Conference Paper 2013
      • Vilela RGS, Toro PGP, Leite VSFO, Rolim TC, Lu FK.   Inward 2-D scramjet analytic and numerical analysis at Mach number 7 and dimensional design for experimental investigations, 22nd International Congress of Mechanical Engineering (COBEM 2013), November 3–7, 2013, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil

        {Conference Paper }
      2013
      • Joshi, DD, Lu FK. Unsteady force measurements for hypersonic shock tunnel, Paper No. 0246-000131, 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Rolim, TC, Lu FK. Experimental investigation of a hypersonic inlet with variable sidewall for flow control, Paper No. 0246-000172, 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Hussein SM, Blaiszik EM, Lu FK. Velocity fluctuations in the interaction of homogeneous, isotropic turbulence and a detonation wave, Paper No. 0246-000173, 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Lu FK, Gupta NKM, Wilson DR. Point measurement of detonation wave speed, Paper No. 0246-000303, 29th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2013, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Rolim TC, Lu FK. Experimental investigation of the effects of lateral cowl length in an inward turning scramjet inlet, AIAA 2013-0549, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10, 2013, Grapevine, Texas.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Rolim TC, Lu FK. Design and Stream Thrust Analysis of a Scramjet Engine for Acceleration Mission from 2 to 3 km/s, AIAA Paper 2013-0120, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10, 2013, Grapevine, Texas.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Joshi DD, Vadassery P, Lu FK. Acceleration compensation for force measurements in low and high enthalpy hypersonic facilities, AIAA Paper 2013-1020, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10, 2013, Grapevine, Texas.

        {Peer Reviewed }
      2013
      • Werling, Jr., MG, Gutierrez JE, Braun EM, Lu FK. Force measurements on a NACA 0012 wingtip at Mach 0.75, AIAA Paper 2013-1026, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 7–10, 2013, Grapevine, Texas.

        {Peer Reviewed }

      Conference Paper 2012
      • Joshi DD, Vadassery P, Lu FK, A preliminary study of acceleration compensation for drag measurements in hypersonic shock tunnel, International Symposium on Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics:  Recent Advances, December 9–13, 2012, Bangalore, India.
        {Conference Paper }
      2012
      • Joshi DD, Lu FK, On unsteady thrust measurements for pulse detonation engines, AIAA 2012–0324 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 9–12, 2012, Nashville, Tennessee.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
      • Knight KCD, Braun EM, Roy CJ, Lu FK, Schetz, JA.  Interference drag modeling and experiments for a high Reynolds number transonic wing, Journal of Aircraft, 49(6):1894–1903, 2012 (doi: 10.2514/1.C031731)

        {Journal Article }
      2012
      • Braun EM, Balcazar TS, Wilson DR, Lu FK. Experimental study of a high-frequency fluidic valve fuel injector, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 28(5):1121–1125, 2012 (doi: 10.2514/1.B34442)

        {Journal Article }
      2012

      Conference Paper 2011
      • Wilson DR, Lu FK, Summary of recent research on detonation wave engines at UTA, International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion, Busan, Korea, November 14–15, 2011.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Carter JD, Wilson DR.  Development of a large pulse detonation engine demonstrator.  AIAA 2011–5544, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 31–August 3, 2011, San Diego, California (1017782).
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Braun EM, Balcazar TS, Wilson DR, Lu FK, Wilson DR.  Experimental study of a high-frequency fluidic valve fuel injector.  AIAA 2011–5545, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 31–August 3, 2011, San Diego, California.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Carter JD, Lu FK.  Experiences in testing of a large-scale, liquid-fueled, air-breathing, pulse detonation engine.  AIAA 2011–6089, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 31–August 3, 2011, San Diego, California.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Li Q Liu C, Pierce A, Lu FK.  Numerical discovery and experimental validation of vortex ring generation by microramp vortex generator.  Paper No. 2436, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Vutthivithayarak R, Braun EM, Lu FK.  Examination of the various cycles for pulse detonation engines.  AIAA 2011–6064, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 31–August 3, 2011, San Diego, California.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Braun EM, Massa L, Wilson DR.  Rotating detonation wave propulsion: experimental challenges, modeling, and engine concepts (invited).  AIAA 2011–6043, 47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 31–August 3, 2011, San Diego, California.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Vutthivithayarak R, Braun EM, Lu FK.  On thermodynamic cycles for detonation engines.  Paper No. 2645, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK. Braun EM, Balcazar TA, Surface flow visualization of a side-mounted NACA 0012 airfoil in a transonic Ludwieg tunnel. Paper No. 2646, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Chauhan M, Massa L.  Evolution of autocorrelation in detonation interaction with homogeneous, isotropic turbulence. Paper No. 2630, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Knight C, Braun EM, Roy CJ, Lu FK, Schetz JA.  Interference drag modeling and experiments for a high Reynolds number transonic airfoil.  AIAA 2011–3963, 41st AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 27–30, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Pierce AJ, Gonzalez PJ, Shih Y.  Visualizing the supersonic flow around a microvortex generator.  Paper No. 2434, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Ortiz AA.  Cross-wavelet techniques for estimating uncertainty in propagating shocks and detonations.  Paper No. 2435, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Vutthivithayarak R, Braun EM, Lu FK.  On thermodynamic cycles for detonation engines.  Paper No. 2645, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Massa L, Chauhan M, Lu FK.  Effects of vortical and entropic forcing on detonation dynamics.  Paper No. 2512, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Chauhan M, Massa L.  Evolution of autocorrelation in detonation interaction with homogeneous, isotropic turbulence. Paper No. 2630, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK. Braun EM, Balcazar TA, Surface flow visualization of a side-mounted NACA 0012 airfoil in a transonic Ludwieg tunnel. Paper No. 2646, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Braun EM, Lu FK, Baydar E.  Modeling of a detonation driven, linear electric generator facility. Paper No. 2667, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Massa L, Chauhan M, Lu FK.  Numerical study of detonation–turbulence interaction.  AIAA 2011–0203, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Yan Y, Li Q, Liu C, Lu F. Numerical, experimental and theoretical studies on mechanism of K–H instability and ring generation behind supersonic MVG.  AIAA 2011–0676 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Pierce AJ, Lu FK.  New seeding and surface treatment methods for particle image velocimetry.  AIAA 2011–1164, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Balcazar TA, Braun EM, Lu FK, Tran D, Wilson DR.  Refurbishment and preliminary test results of a high Reynolds number transonic Ludwieg tube.  AIAA 2011–1067, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Ali S, Braun EM, Maddalena L.  A modern compressible flow laboratory experience for undergraduates.  AIAA 2011–2074, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Qiao L, Xiao D, Lu FK, Luo C.  Control of the radial motion of a self-propelled microboat through a side rudder.  The 16th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, June 5-9, 2011, Beijing, China.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Knight C, Braun EM, Roy CJ, Lu FK, Schetz JA.  Interference drag modeling and experiments for a high Reynolds number transonic airfoil.  AIAA 2011–3963, 41st AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 27–30, 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Pierce AJ, Gonzalez PJ, Shih Y.  Visualizing the supersonic flow around a microvortex generator.  Paper No. 2434, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Ortiz AA.  Cross-wavelet techniques for estimating uncertainty in propagating shocks and detonations.  Paper No. 2435, 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17–22, 2011, Manchester, UK.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Lu FK, Shih Y, Pierce AJ, Liu C, Li Q.  Review of micro vortex generators in high-speed flow.  AIAA 2011–0031, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Pierce AJ, Li Q, Shih Y, Lu FK, Liu C.  Interaction of microvortex generator flow with ramp-induced shock/boundary-layer interactions.  AIAA 2011–0032, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }
      2011
      • Li Q, Yan Y, Lu P, Pierce A, Liu C, Lu F. Numerical and experimental studies on the separation topology of the MVG controlled flow at M = 2.5.  AIAA 2011–0072 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4–7, 2011, Orlando, Florida.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2011
      • Massa L, Lu FK. Role of the induction zone on detonation–turbulence linear interaction, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 15(3):347–371, 2011.
        {Journal Article }
      2011
      • Massa L, Chauhan M, Lu FK. Detonation–turbulence interaction, Combustion and Flame 158(9):1788–1806, 2011.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2010
      • Lu, F. K., Balcazar, T. A., and Braun, E. M., "Facility for shock and detonation wave interaction with a reactive turbulent field," 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4-7, 2010, Orlando, Florida, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Massa, L., Chauhan, M., and Lu, F. K., "Detonation turbulence interaction," 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4-7, 2010, Orlando, Florida, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Braun, E. M., Dunn, N. L., and Lu, F. K., "Testing of a continuous detonation wave engine with swirled fuel injection," 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4-7, 2010, Orlando, Florida, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., and Camberos, J., "Detonation engine performance comparison using first and second law analyses," 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 25–28, 2010, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., and Camberos, J., "Airbreathing rotating detonation wave engine cycle analysis," 46th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, July 25-28, 2010, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Sagov, M. S., Wilson, D. R., and Grubyi, P., "Proof-of-principle detonation driven, linear electric generator facility," 8th Annual International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, July 25-28, 2010, Nashville, Tennessee, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Lu, F. K., Pierce, A. J., and Shih, Y., "Experimental study of near wake of micro vortex generators in supersonic flow," AIAA 40th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 28-July 1, 2010, Chicago, Illinois, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Lu, F. K., Pierce, A. J., Shih, Y., Liu, C., and Li, Q., "Experimental and numerical study of flow topology past micro-vortex generators," AIAA 40th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 28-July 1, 2010, Chicago, Illinois, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Pierce, A. J., Lu, F. K., Bryant, D. S., and Shih, Y., "New developments in surface oil flow visualization," 27th AIAA Aerodynamics Measurement and Ground Testing Conference, June 28-July 1, 2010, Chicago, Illinois, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Sitzmann, M. J., Lu, F. K., and Smith, S. R., "Effect of dents on air conditioner performance," ASHRAE 2010 Winter Conference, January 23-27, 2010, Orlando, Florida, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }
      2010
      • Lu, F. K., Awasthi, M., and Joshi, D., "Influence of unsteadiness on thrust measurements of pulse detonation engines," 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 4-7, 2010, Orlando, Florida, 2010.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2010
      • Massa L, Lu FK. Role of the induction zone on detonation–turbulence linear interaction, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 15(3):347–371, 2011.
        {Journal Article }
      2010
      • Bellini, R. and Lu, F. K., "Exergy analysis of a pulse detonation power device," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 26, No. 4, 2010, 875-878.
        {Journal Article }
      2010
      • Lu, F. K., "Surface oil-flow visualization-still useful after all these years," European Journal of Physics-Special Topics, Vol. 182, 2010, 51-63.
        {Journal Article }
      2010
      • Sitzmann, M. J., Lu, F. K., and Smith, S. R., "Effect of dents on air conditioner performance," ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 116, No. 1, 2010, 336-345.
        {Journal Article }
      2010
      • Ortiz, A. A. and Lu, F. K., "Correlation and spectral methods for determining uncertainty in propagating discontinuities," IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 58, No. 5, 2010, 2494-2508.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2009
      • Massa, L. and Lu, F. K., "Role of the induction zone on turbulence-detonation interaction," 27th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, 22-25 June 2009, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Ortiz, A. A. and Lu, F. K., "Detection of wave propagation by nonstationary cross-correlation and cross-spectral density phase," 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 22-25 June 2009, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Lu, F. K. and Ortiz, A. A., "Determining shock and detonation wave propagation time using wavelet methods," 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 22-25 June 2009, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Nagarajan, H. N., Massa, L., and Lu, F. K., "DNS of detonation wave and isotropic turbulence interaction," 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics, 22-25 June 2009, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Ravindran, P. and Lu, F. K., "Multi-dimensional adaptive simulation of shock-induced detonation in a shock tube," 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 22-25 June 2009, San An-tonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Pierce, A. J. and Lu, F. K., "Laser alignment method for portable schlieren system," 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 22-25 June 2009, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Mitchell, R. R. and Lu, F. K., "Development of a supersonic aerodynamic test section using computational modeling," 39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 22-25 June 2009, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Lu, F. K., "Prospects for detonation propulsion," 9th International Symposium on Experimental and Computational Aerothermodynamics of Internal Flows, September 8-11, 2009, GyeongJu, Korea, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Ravindran, P. and Lu, F. K., "Multi-dimensional adaptive simulation of shock-induced detonation," 9th International Symposium on Experimental and Computational Aerothermodynamics of Internal Flows, September 8-11, 2009, GyeongJu, Korea, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Panicker, P. K. and Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Practical methods for reducing the deflagration-to-detonation transition length for pulse detonation engines," 9th International Symposium on Experimental and Computational Aerothermodynamics of Internal Flows, September 8-11, 2009, GyeongJu, Korea, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Li, J. M., Chung, K. M., Hsu, Y. C., Chang, K. C., and Lu, F. K., "Diaphragm effect on detonation wave transmission from propane/oxygen to propane/air," 22nd International Colloquium on the Dy-namics of Explosions and Reactive Systems, July 27-31, 2009, Minsk, Belarus, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }
      2009
      • Dickmann, D. A. and Lu, F. K., "Shock/boundary layer interaction effects on transverse jets in crossflow on a body of revolution," 19th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, 22–25 June 2009, San Antonio, Texas, 2009.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2009
      • Dickmann, D. A. and Lu, F. K., "Shock/boundary layer interaction effects on transverse jets in crossflow over a flat plate," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 46, No. 6, 2009, 1132-1141.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Nagarajan, H. N. and Lu, F. K., "Analysis of heat exchanger design for pulse detonation engine," International Journal of Aerospace Innovation, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2009, 145-158.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., and Matsumoto, J., "Rapid valve opening technique for supersonic blowdown tunnel," Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 33, No. 3, 2009, 551-554.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Lu, F. K., Ortiz, A. A., J-M, K. C. H., and Chung, K. M., "Detection of shock and detonation wave propagation by cross correlation," Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2009, 1098-1111.
        {Journal Article }
      2009
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental research in aerodynamic control with electric and electromagnetic fields," Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 45, No. 1-3, 2009, 30-49.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Lu, F. K. and Bellini, R., "Progress in modeling pulse detonations," Lecture Notes on Multiphase Physical Flows and Applications, Eds. Khoo, B. C., Li, Z., and Lin, P., World Scientific, Singapore, 2009, pp. 135-160.
        {Book Chapter }

      Conference Paper 2008
      • Ortiz AA, Lu FK.  Detection of wave propagation by a nonstationary cross-spectral density technique, 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Fluid/Solid Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics, December 7–10, 2008, Tainan, Taiwan.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Jeong H, Choe WH, Byun YH, Jae W. 정희, 최원혁, 변영환, 이재우 Braun EM, Lu FKPSP이용한전자기력유동제어장치후류의압력분포측정 (Pressure analysis of an electromagnetic boundary layer flow control facility using pressure sensitive paint), KSAS08-2114, Proceedings of the Korean Society of Aerospace Sciences 2008, Vol. 1, pp. 90–93.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Lu, F. K. and Fernandes, J. E., "Visualizing the flow induced by an air curtain over a mannequin using stereo particle image velocimetry," 13th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, July 1-4, 2008, Nice, France, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "A critical review of electromagnetic flow control research applied to aerodynamics," 38th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 23-26, 2008, Seattle, Washington, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Dickmann, D. A. and Lu, F. K., "Shock/boundary layer interaction effects on transverse jets in crossflow on a flat plate," 38th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 23-26, 2008, Seattle, Washington, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., Kim, J., and Hekiri, H., "Analysis of an ejector-augmented pulse detonation rocket," 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 7-10, 2008, Reno, Nevada, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Braun, E. M., Lu, F. K., Mitchell, R. R., Wilson, D. R., and Dutton, J. C., "Supersonic blowdown wind tunnel control using LabVIEW," 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 7-10, 2008, Reno, Nevada, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Braun, E. M., Mitchell, R. R., Nozawa, A., Wilson, D. R., Lu, F. K., and Dutton, J. C., "Development of an electro-magnetic boundary layer flow control mechanism using conductive nanoparticle seeding," 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 7-10, 2008, Reno, Nevada, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Mitchell, R. M., Webb, M. B., Roetzel, J., Lu, F. K., and Dutton, J. C., "Experimental analysis of base pressure coefficient variation for missiles of square cross-section," 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 7-10, 2008, Reno, Nevada, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Ortiz, A. A. and Lu, F. K., "Detection of wave propagation by a nonstationary cross-spectral density technique," 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Fluid/Solid Science and Technology in Experimental Mechanics, December 7-10, 2008, Tainan, Taiwan, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Dunn, N. L., Panicker, P. K., and Lu, F. K., "Electric power generation using alternative fuels in detonation engine systems," Futuropolis 2058: Creating Sustainable Urban Environments through Innovation, October 21-22, 2008, Singapore, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Lu, F. K. and Pierce, A. J., "Visualizing the flow induced by an air curtain using stereo particle image velocimetry," 13th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, July 1–4, 2008, Nice, France, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }
      2008
      • Lu, F. K. and Dickmann, D. A., "Topology of supersonic jet interaction flowfields at high pressure ratios," 13th International Symposium on Flow Visualization, July 1-4, 2008, Nice, France, 2008.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2008
      • Fan, H. Y. and Lu, F. K., "Numerical analysis of the tube-in-tube type PDE mode," International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 25, No. 4, 2008, 233-246.
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Fan, H. Y. and Lu, F. K., "Numerical modelling of oblique shock and detonation waves induced in a wedged channel," Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part G - Journal of Aerospace Engi-neering, Vol. 222, No. G5, 2008, 687-703.
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Fan, H. Y. and Lu, F. K., "Numerical simulation of detonation processes in a variable cross-section chamber," Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part G - Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 222, No. G5, 2008, 673-686.
        {Journal Article }
      2008
      • Li, J., Chung, K., Lai, W. H., and Lu, F. K., "Experimental study on transmission of an overdriven detonation wave from a propane/oxygen to a propane/air mixture," Combustion and Flame, Vol. 154, No. 3, 2008, 331-345.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2007
      • Lu, F. K., Phonharath, L., Mitchell, R., and Bigdeli, B., "Flame suppression technique in arc tracking of circuit boards," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Ex-position 2007, November 10-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Li, J., Chung, K., Lai, W. H., & Lu, F. K. (2007). Experimental study on transmission of an overdriven detonation wave across a mixture. Paper presented at 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 15-0, 2007, Goettinggen, Germany.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Panicker, P. K., Li, J. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Development of a compact liquid fueled pulsed detonation engine with predetonator," 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Ex-hibit, January 8-11, 2007, Reno, Nevada, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Panicker, P. K., Li, J. M., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Application of PDE for electric power generation," 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 8-11, 2007, Reno, Nevada, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Lu, F. K., Panicker, P. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Practical issues in ground testing of pulse detonation engines," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2007, November 10-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Lu, F. K., Panicker, P. K., and Webb, M. B., "A modern laboratory experience for mechanical and aerospace engineering sophomores," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2007, November 10-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Calhoun, S. A., Diwanji, B., Panicker, P. K., and Lu, F. K., "Acquiring torque and rotational speed data from a stationary bicycle for undergraduate teaching," ASME International Mechani-cal Engineering Congress and Exposition 2007, November 10-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }
      2007
      • Sitzmann, M. and Lu, F. K., "Hail effects on air conditioner performance," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 2007, November 10-16, 2007, Seattle, Washington, 2007.
        {Conference Paper }

      Poster Abstract 2007
      • Ravindran, P., Bellini, R., & T-H, L. F. K. (2007). Viscous attenuation of a detonation wave propagating in a tube. Poster session presented at 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 15-20, 2007, Goettingen, Germany.
        {Poster Abstract }
      2007
      • Ravindran, P. & Lu, F. K. (2007). Parallel algorithm for detonation wave simulation. Poster session presented at 26th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 15-20, 2007, Goettingen, Germany.
        {Poster Abstract }
      2007
      • Lu, F. K., Panicker, P. K., & Ortiz, A. A. (2007). Hybrid pulse detonation engine (PDE) for electric power production. Poster session presented at World’s Best Technologies Showcase, May 15-6, 2007, Arlington, Texas.
        {Poster Abstract }
      2007
      • Lu, F. K., Panicker, P. K., & Ortiz, A. A. (2007). Hybrid pulse detonation engine (PDE) for electric power production. Poster session presented at World’s Best Technologies Showcase, May 15-16, 2007, Arlington, Texas.
        {Poster Abstract }

      Conference Paper 2006
      • Lu, F. K., Pierce, A., Yajin, T., Chauhan, V. A., and Dutton, J. C., "Numerical modeling of doorway flow induced by an air curtain," 9th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, June 5-8, 2006, San Francisco, California, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Pierce, A., Yajin, T., Chauhan, V. A., Lu, F. K., and Dutton, J. C., "Development of a facility to study large confined air flows," 25th AIAA Aerodynamic Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, June 5-8, 2006, San Francisco, California, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Yi, T. H., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Detonation wave propagation in an ejector-augmented pulse detonation rocket," 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 9-12, 2006, Reno, Nevada, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Li, J., Chung, K., Lai, W., and Lu, F. K., "Uncertainty analysis of deflagration-to-detonation run-up distance," 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 9-12, 2006, Reno, Nevada, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Panicker, P. K., New, T. H., Lu, F. K., and Tsai, H. M., "Experimental investigations on DDT enhancements by Shchelkin spirals in a PDE," 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 9-12, 2006, Reno, Nevada, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Panicker, P. K., Lu, F. K., Chui, K. F., New, T. H., and Tsai, H. M., "Experimental study on deflagration-to-detonation enhancement methods in a PDE," 14th AIAA/AHI Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, November 6-9, 2006, Canberra, Australia, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Panicker, P. K., Lu, F. K., and Wilson, D. R., "Operational issues affecting the practical implementation of pulsed detonation engines," 14th AIAA/AHI Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, November 6-9, 2006, Canberra, Australia, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }
      2006
      • Dickmann, D. A. and Lu, F. K., "Numerical simulation of a supersonic jet issuing perpendicular to a flat plate into a supersonic stream," 9th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, June 5-8, 2006, San Francisco, California, 2006.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2006
      • Lu, F. K., Fan, H. Y., and Wilson, D. R., "Detonation waves induced by a confined wedge," Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 10, No. 8, 2006, 679-685.
        {Journal Article }
      2006
      • Abolmaali, A., Treadway, J., Aswath, P., Lu, F. K., and McCarthy, E., "Hysteresis behavior of T-stub connections with superelastic shape memory smart fasteners," Journal of Steel Construction Research, Vol. 62, No. 8, 2006, 831-838.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2005
      • Roseberry, C., Wilson, D., and Lu, F. K., "Hydrogen yield results from experimental arc pyrolysis of methane," AIAA/CIRA 13th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, May 16-20, 2005, Capua, Italy, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Fan, H. Y. and Lu, F. K., "Numerical study of reactive flow past a wedge in a channel," 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 10-13, 2005, Reno, Nevada, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Lu, F. K., Fan, H., and Wilson, D. R., "Propulsion utilizing detonation waves induced by a wedge," 17th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines, September 4-9 2005, Munich, Germany, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Nichols, T., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Cold flow simulations for a pulse detonation rocket ejector," 17th International Symposium on Airbreathing Engines, September 4-9 2005, Munich, Germany, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Yi, T. H., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Numerical study of unsteady detonation wave propagation in a su-personic combustion chamber," 25th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17-22, 2005, Bangalore, India, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Cederbond, W. and Lu, F. K., "Mach reflection induced detonation in a reactive flow," 25th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17-22, 2005, Bangalore, India, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Gardner, K. D., John, A. G., and Lu, F. K., "Development of a shock loading simulation facility," 25th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17-22, 2005, Bangalore, India, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • John, A. G., Gardner, K. D., Lu, F. K., Volodin, V. V., Golovastov, S. V., and Golub, V. V., "Shock wave impact on weak concrete," 25th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 17-22, 2005, Bangalore, India, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }
      2005
      • Yi, T. H., Anderson, D. A., Wilson, D. R., and Lu, F. K., "Numerical study of two-dimensional viscous, chemically reacting flow," 17th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, June 6-9, 2005, Toronto, Canada, 2005.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2005
      • Li, J., Chung, K., Lai, W., and Lu, F. K., "Uncertainty analysis of deflagration-to-detonation run-up distance," Shock Waves, Vol. 14, No. 5-6, 2005, 413-420.
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Emanuel, G., Satyanand, U. S., and Lu, F. K., "Performance of a shock tube with a large area contraction," AIAA Journal, Vol. 43, No. 9, 2005, 1995-1999.
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Lu, F. K. and H-C, W. D. R., "Electrical conductivity channel for a shock tube," Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 16, No. 9, 2005, 1730-1740.
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Terrier, D. E. and Lu, F. K., "Aerodynamically controlled expansion nozzle for STOVL aircraft," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2005, 763-765.
        {Journal Article }
      2005
      • Fan, H. Y. and Lu, F. K., "Comparison of detonation processes in a variable cross-section chamber and a simple tube," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 21, No. 1, 2005, 65-75.
        {Journal Article }

      Conference Paper 2004
      • Bellini, R. and Lu, F. K., "Exergy analysis of a pulse detonation power device," 10th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Engineering and Sciences, November 29-December 3, 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Some perspectives on pulse detonation propulsion systems," 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 11-16, 2004, Beijing, China, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Development of a shock-induced detonation driver," 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 11-16, 2004, Beijing, China, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Lu, F. K., Meyers, J. M., and Wilson, D. R., "Experimental study of a pulse detonation rocket with Shchelkin spiral," 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 11-16, 2004, Beijing, China, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Golub, V. V., Lu, F. K., Medin, S. A., Mirova, O. A., Parshikov, A. N., Petukhov, V. A., and Volodin, V. V., "Blast wave attenuation by lightly destructible granular materials," 24th International Symposium on Shock Waves, July 11-16, 2004, Beijing, China, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Fan, H. and Lu, F. K., "Numerical simulation of detonation processes in a variable cross-section chamber," 34th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, June 28-July 1, 2004, Portland, Oregon, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Fan, H. Y. and Lu, F. K., "Exploratory study of flow domains arising from detonation waves induced in a wedged channel," Proceedings of the International Symposium on Interdisciplinary Shock Wave Research, March 22-24, 2004, Sendai, Japan, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }
      2004
      • Lu, F. K., Gopalan, M., Walter, P. L., and Williamson, W. E., "Technique to extract rigid-body data from shock-induced structural loads," 42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, January 5-8, 2004, Reno, Nevada, 2004.
        {Conference Paper }

      Journal Article 2003
      • Kim, H. Y., Lu, F. K., Anderson, D. A., and Wilson, D. R., "Numerical simulation of detonation process in a tube," CFD Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2003, 227-241.
        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Lu, F. K. and Terrier, D. E., "Performance analysis of short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft nozzle in hover," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 19, No. 4, 2003, 715-717.
        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Lu, F. K. and Wilson, D. R., "Detonation driver for enhancing shock tube performance," Shock Waves, Vol. 12, No. 6, 2003, 457-468.
        {Journal Article }
      2003
      • Lu, F. K., Kim, H. Y., and McNay, L. N., "A simplified trajectory analysis model for small satellite payload recovery from low earth orbit," Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2003, 231-237.
        {Journal Article }

      Book Chapter 2002
      • Lu, F. K. and Marren, D. E., "Principles of hypersonic test facility development," Advanced Hypersonic Facilities, Eds. Lu, F. K. and Marren, D. E., AIAA, Reston, Virginia, 2002, pp. 17-27.
        {Book Chapter }
      2002
      • Olivier, H., Jiang, Z., Yu, H. R., and Lu, F. K., "Detonation driven shock tunnels and tubes," Advanced Hypersonic Facilities, Eds. Lu, F. K. and Marren, D. E., AIAA, Reston, Virginia, 2002, pp. 135-203.
        {Book Chapter }

      Book 2002
      • Lu, F. K. and D. E. Marren, eds. Advanced Hypersonic Facilities. Reston, Virginia: AIAA, 2002.
        {Book }

      Journal Article 2000
      • Lu, F. K., Wilson, D. R., Bakos, R. J., and Erdos, J. I., "Recent advances in detonation techniques for high-enthalpy facilities," AIAA Journal, Vol. 38, No. 9, 2000, 1676-1684.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1999
      • Lu, F. K. and Kinnear, K. M., "Characterization of thin film temperature gauges," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1999, 548-550.
        {Journal Article }
      1999
      • Lu, F. K. and Zhang, X., "Visualization of a confined accelerated bubble," Shock Waves, Vol. 9, No. 5, 1999, 333-339.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1997
      • Lu, F. K. and Liu, X., "On the optical design of Cranz-Schardin cameras," Optical Engineering, Vol. 36, No. 7, 1997, 1935-1941.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1995
      • Chung, K. M. and Lu, F. K., "Hypersonic turbulent expansion-corner flow with shock impingement," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 11, No. 3, 1995, 441-447.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1994
      • Bigdeli, B. and Lu, F. K., "Hypersonic, turbulent viscous interaction past an expansion corner," AIAA Journal, Vol. 32, No. 9, 1994, 1815-1819.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1993
      • Chung, K. M. and Lu, F. K., "Damping of surface pressure fluctuations in hypersonic turbulent flow past expansion corners," AIAA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 7, 1993, 1229-1234.
        {Journal Article }
      1993
      • Lu, F. K., "Quasiconical free interaction between a swept shock and a turbulent boundary layer," AIAA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, 1993, 686-692.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1992
      • Lu, F. K. and Chung, K. M., "Downstream influence scaling of turbulent flow past expansion corners," AIAA Journal, Vol. 30, No. 12, 1992, 2976-2977.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1991
      • Lu, F. K. and Settles, G. S., "Upstream-influence scaling of sharp fin interactions," AIAA Journal, Vol. 29, No. 7, 1991, 1180-1181.
        {Journal Article }
      1991
      • Lu, F. K. and Settles, G. S., "Inception length to a fully-developed fin-generated shock wave boundary-layer interaction," AIAA Journal, Vol. 29, No. 5, 1991, 758-762.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1990
      • Lu, F. K., Settles, G. S., and Horstman, C. C., "Mach number effects on conical surface features of swept shock boundary-layer interactions," AIAA Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 1990, 91-97.
        {Journal Article }
      1990
      • Lu, F. K. and Settles, G. S., "Color surface-flow visualization of fin-generated shock-wave boundary-layer interactions," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 8, No. 6, 1990, 352-354.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1988
      • Settles, G. S., Hsu, J. C., Metwally, O. M., and Lu, F. K., "Visualization of high-speed flows at the Penn State Gas Dynamics Laboratory," Proceedings of the Laser Institute of America, Vol. 67, 1988, 95-104.
        {Journal Article }

      Journal Article 1985
      • Settles, G. S. and Lu, F. K., "Conical similarity of shock/boundary-layer interactions generated by swept and unswept fins," AIAA Journal, Vol. 23, No. 7, 1985, 1021-1027.
        {Journal Article }

Presentations

    • July  2015
      Peace JT, Lu FK. Numerical study of pulse detonation engine nozzle and exhaust flow phenomena, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (lunch-and-learn), Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2015

      Invited by Tim Fennell.

    • July  2015
      Grisham IV, JR, Lu FK, Dennis BH. Incipient separation in shock wave boundary layer interactions, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (lunch-and-learn), Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2015, invited by Tim Fennell.

      Invited by Tim Fennell

    • November  2014
      New physical understanding of microvortex generator flowfield

      Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, November 24, 2014, invited by Professor Mazlan bin Wahid.

    • November  2014
      Progress and challenges in the development of detonation engines for propulsion and power production

      Keynote lecture, 7th International Meeting on Advances in Thermofluids, November 26–27, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

    • October  2014
      Powers of 2+++.

      Innovation Symposium, inauguration of the UTA Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors, University of Texas at Arlington, October 31, 2014

    • August  2014
      Contributions to flow visualization techniques

      Invited by Prof. Huashu Dou, Zhejiang University of Science and Technology

    • August  2014
      Detonation engines: perspectives, progress and challenges

      Review of the development of detonation engines

    • August  2014
      Contributions to the development of detonation engines

      Lecture on the contributions of the Aerodynamics Research Center, University of Texas at Arlington, on the development of detonation engines.

    • August  2014
      Convolution and acceleration compensation techniques for drag measurement in hypersonic shock tunnel

      Invited by Dr. Qin Li, State Key Laboratory of Aerodynamics, Mianyang, China, August 14, 2014.

    • August  2014
      Dynamic thrust for pulse detonation engines

      Invited by Dr. Qin Li, State Key Laboratory of Aerodynamics, Mianyang, China, August 14, 2014.

    • August  2014
      New physical understanding of the effects of micro vortex generators on shock/boundary-layer interactions

      Invited by Dr. Qin Li, State Key Laboratory of Aerodynamics, Mianyang, China, August 15, 2014.

    • August  2014
      Contributions to flow visualization techniques

      Invited by Dr. Qin Li, State Key Laboratory of Aerodynamics, Mianyang, China, August 15, 2014.

    • August  2014
      Contributions to the development of detonation engines

      Invited by Professor Jianping Wang, Peking University, Beijing, China, August 18, 2014.

    • July  2014
      Yes! As a matter of fact I’m a rocket scientist

      Career Awareness Speaker, Pre-freshman Engineering Program, University of Texas at Arlington

    • June  2014
      Unsteady thrust characteristics of pulse detonation engines

      Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control (Lunch-and-Learn), Dallas, Texas, June 10, 2014, invited by Tim Fennell

Patents

    • Oct 2013 US8127533  Lu FK, Dunn NL. System and method for power production using a hybrid helical detonation device

      The system and method described herein uses a hybrid pulsed detonation engine (PDE) system to drive a turbine that powers an electric generator. The combustion chamber of the PDE is shaped in a helical form, so that the external length of the section is reduced, while maintaining the distance for acceleration to detonation. This allows the achievement of deflagration to detonation transition without the help of turbulence enhancing obstacles, while keeping the overall size of the detonation tube small. The PDE output can be scaled by: increasing the cross sectional area of the detonation chamber; increasing the number of detonation tubes; and increasing the frequency of operation of the PDE. The replacement of conventional deflagrative internal combustion engines, including gas turbines and reciprocating engines, with pulsed detonation engines for electric power generation, may provide fuel savings and have a lower environmental impact.

    • Oct 2013 US8544280  Lu FK, Panicker PK, Wilson DR, Li Juin-Ming. System and method for power production using a hybrid helical detonation device

      The system and method described herein uses a hybrid pulsed detonation engine (PDE) system to drive a turbine that powers an electric generator. The combustion chamber of the PDE is shaped in a helical form, so that the external length of the section is reduced, while maintaining the distance for acceleration to detonation. This allows the achievement of deflagration to detonation transition without the help of turbulence enhancing obstacles, while keeping the overall size of the detonation tube small. The PDE output can be scaled by: increasing the cross sectional area of the detonation chamber; increasing the number of detonation tubes; and increasing the frequency of operation of the PDE. The replacement of conventional deflagrative internal combustion engines, including gas turbines and reciprocating engines, with pulsed detonation engines for electric power generation, may provide fuel savings and have a lower environmental impact.

    • June 2011 US7958732  Lu FK, Panicker PK,, Wilson DR, Li J-M. Internal detonation reciprocating engine.

      A method of rotating a crank shaft and in internal detonation engine are provided. The internal detonation engine comprises a deflagration to detonation transition section. The deflagration to detonation transition section is connected to a main cylinder, which houses a piston. Inducing a detonation wave from the deflagration wave and passing the detonation wave through a fluid, gives rise to high pressure and temperature in a cylinder and pushes a piston towards bottom dead center. An internal detonation reciprocating engine may be a single cylinder and may be either a two or four stroke engine. A two-stroke internal detonation reciprocating engine is similar to a four-stroke internal detonation reciprocating engine but has different valve placements. Detonations produce a more thorough combustion of the fuel and may, thereby, yield reduced emissions of carbon monoxide as compared to internal combustion engines.

    • Mar 2011 US7907038  Lu FK, Wilson DR, Dutton JC. Electromagnetic flow control, method and uses

      Actuation for control of surfaces is provided through use of a conducting material comprising electrolyte particles electrically charged with electromagnetic fields in boundary layers. Interactions of the electrically charged particles with electromagnetic fields in boundary layers are coordinated for generation of control forces for various applications.

    • Mar 2008 US7340903  Lu FK, Wilson DR. Scalable power generation using a pulsed detonation engine

      A scalable power generator is described. A scalable, portable pulsed detonation engine is coupled to a turbine which drives a generator and using commonly available fuels, electric energy is provided. Additional embodiments incorporate a mechanical compressor at the intake of the pulsed detonation engine which is driven by a second turbine, the second turbine drives a shaft that powers the mechanical compressor. Other enhancements to the invention and additional embodiments are described.

    • Oct 2005 RU2266515  10. Golub VV, Volodin VV, Mirova OA, Petukhov VA, Gusev AA, Cheprunov AA, Efremov VP, Solntsev OI, Parfinovich AF, Lu FK. Explosion-protective shield

      FIELD: special equipment, in particular, devices for suppression of explosive, thermal and fragmentation effects of explosion. ^ SUBSTANCE: the explosion-protective shield has cylindrical shell in the form of a circular cavity filled with a damping material, the shell has no body and is made as a single-layer one of a disintegrating sand-cement mix in proportion of 15:1, and its thickness is selected from the expected trinitrotoluene equivalent of the explosive device.; The use of the explosion-protective shield with the claimed parameters will prevent affection of people, buildings at an explosion of standard charges of explosive due to the increase of the blast wave attenuation factor by more then 3,5 times and bodyless (fragmentatioless) structure. ^ EFFECT: enhanced efficiency of protection of people and structures at blasting of explosion devices due to the use of a bodyless and single-layer shield on the basis of a disintragratable granulated material and use of a radioabsorbing layer. ^ 1 dwg

    • Feb 2005 US6857261  Wilson DR, Lu FK, Multi-mode pulsed detonation propulsion system

      A multi-mode propulsion system for potential application to hypersonic and aerospace planes. The system can employ various propulsion modes at various points in time, with the propulsion system employed at a given point in time being selected according to the velocity of the inlet airflow. In one embodiment, the propulsion system of the present invention has an ejector-augmented pulsed detonation rocket propulsion mode, a pulsed normal detonation wave engine mode, a steady oblique detonation wave engine mode, and a pure pulsed detonation rocket mode.

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      • AE 6345-001 Turbulence

        This is an advanced course for engineering students with an interest in the physical, numerical and theoretical aspects of turbulence.  The course begins with a review of the conservation equations for incompressible flow.  It then develops statistical descriptions pertaining to fluid mechanics.  A classical description of turbulence via Reynolds averaging is developed and applied to a number of different free shear flows, followed by wall-bounded flows.  The second part of the course is devoted to modeling and simulation, including direct numerical simulation, classical turbulence modeling, PDF methods and large eddy simulation

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