James F. Driscoll | Faculty

Short Bio

EDUCATION

Princeton University
PhD Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences

Cornell University
BS Engineering Physics

POSITIONS HELD AT U-M

  • Interim Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 2003-2005
  • Associate Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 2001-2003
  • Professor of Aerospace Engineering

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Supersonic Combustion within Scramjet Experiments
  • Rocket Combustion (H2-O2) for NASA's Project Constellation Center at Michigan
  • Nitric Oxide Formation in General Electric TAPS Jet Engine Combustors
  • Fundamental Studies of Turbulent Combustion

Teaching

FALL 2013

AE 533: TTH 8:30 - 10:00, 104 EWRE

Office Hrs: M /T 2:30 - 4:00

TEACHING INTERESTS

  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Combustion I and II
  • Aerodynamics

Honors and Awards

  • President, the Combustion Institute, 2016-2020
  • Vice President & President-Elect, The Combustion Institute 2012-2016
  • Editor, Combustion and Flame, 2003-2009
  • Board of Directors, The Combustion Institute
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2005
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, 28th Symposium on Combustion, Edinburgh, 2000
  • AIAA Propellants and Combustion Award for 2013
  • The Silver Medal of the Combustion Institute (1998) for the outstanding paper of the Twenty-Sixth International Symposium on Combustion Naples, Italy, 1996 (with co-authors C. Mueller, M.C. Drake, D. Reuss)
  • Distinguished paper award, 2006 Symposium on Combustion, Heidelberg, with co-author Jeffrey Sutton
  • AIAA Best Paper Award-in the area of Propellants and Combustion, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1994 and 2008
  • Combustion and Flame Most Cited Author Award for 2005-2008
  • Silver Shaft Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
  • The Research Excellence Award - Department of Aerospace Engineering, 1993
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award for 1982, College of Engineering Class of '38 Award
  • Service Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2007
  • AIAA Service and Leadership Award, 1990
  • Interim Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, 2003-2005

Publications

  • T. M. Wabel, A. W. Skiba, C. D. Carter, S. Hammack, J. E. Temme, J. F. Driscoll, Measurements to Determine the Regimes of Premixed Flames in Extreme Turbulence, to appear, Proc. Combust. Inst. 36, 2016.

  • ·T. M. Wabel, A. W. Skiba, J. F. Driscoll, Turbulent Burning Velocity Measurements - Extended to Extreme Levels of Turbulence, to appear, Proc. Combust. Inst. 36, 2016.

  • Dalle, D.J.,  Driscoll,  J.F.,  Torrez, S.M.,  Ascent Trajectories of Hypersonic Aircraft: Operability Limits Due to Engine Unstart, Journal of Aircraft: 52, 4,  1345-1354, 2015.  10.2514 / 1.C032801

  • Rosenberg, D. A., Allison, P.M., Driscoll, J. F., Flame Index and its Statistical Properties Measured to Understand Partially-Premixed Turbulent Combustion, Combustion and Flame, 62, 7, 2015, 2808-2822.

  • Lamorte, N., Friedmann, P.P., Dalle, D. J., Torrez, S.M., Driscoll, J.F., Uncertainty Propagation in Integrated Airframe-Propulsion System Analysis for Hypersonic Vehicles, J. of Propulsion and Power, 31, 1 (2015) 54-68.

  • Allison, P. M.,  Chen,Y. T., Ihme, M. and James F. Driscoll, Coupling of Flame Geometry and Combustion Instabilities Based on Kilohertz Formaldehyde PLIF Measurements, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 35, 3, 2014, 3255-3266.

  • Eagle, W. E. and Driscoll, J. F., Shock Wave-Boundary Layer Interactions in Rectangular Inlets: 3-D Separation Topology and Critical Points, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 756, pp. 328-353, 2014.

  • Temme, J.A., Allison, P.M., Driscoll, J.F., Combustion Instability of a Lean Premixed Prevaporized Gas Turbine Combustor Studied Using Phase-Averaged PIV, Combustion and Flame 161 (2014) 958–970.

  • Dalle, D. J., Torrez, S.M., Driscoll, J.F., Bolender, M.A., Bowcutt, K.G., Minimum-Fuel Ascent of a Hypersonic Vehicle Using Surrogate Optimization, AIAA J. of Aircraft 51, 6 (2014) 1973-1986.

  • Temme, J.A., Allison, P.M., Driscoll, J.F., Combustion Instability of a Lean Premixed Prevaporized Gas Turbine Combustor Studied Using Phase-Averaged PIV, accepted, Combust. Flame 2013.

  • Dalle, D. J., Torrez, S.M., Driscoll, J.F., Bolender, M.A., Bowcutt, K.G., Minimum- Fuel Ascent of a Hypersonic Vehicle Using Surrogate Optimization, accepted, J. Aircraft 2013.
  • Sutton, J.A. and Driscoll, J.F., Measurements and Statistics of Mixture Fraction and Scalar Dissipation Rates in Turbulent Non-premixed Jet Flames, Combustion and Flame 160, 9, 1767-1778, 2013.
  • Torrez, S.M., Dalle, D.J. and Driscoll, J.F., A New Method for Computing Performance of Choked Reacting Flows and Ram-to-Scram Transition, J. Prop. Power 29, 2, 433-445, 2013.
  • Fotia, M.L., Driscoll, J.F., Ram-Scram Transition and Flame/Shock-Train Interactions in a Model Scramjet Experiment, J. Propulsion and Power, 29, 1, 261-273, 2012.
  • Allison, P.M., Driscoll, J.F., Ihme, M., Acoustic Characterization of a Partially-Premixed Gas Turbine Model Combustor: Syngas and Hydrocarbon Fuel Comparisons, Proc. Combust. Inst. 34, 3145-3153, 2013.
  • Dalle, D.J., Torrez, S.M. and Driscoll, J.F., Rapid Analysis of Scramjet and Linear Plug Nozzles, J. Propulsion and Power 28, 3, 545-555, 2012.
  • Schumaker, S.A. and Driscoll, J.F., Mixing Properties of Coaxial Jets with Large Velocity Ratios and Large Inverse Density Ratios, Physics of Fluids 24,5, 055101, 2012.
  • Steinberg, A.M., Driscoll, J.F., Swaminathan, N., Statistics and dynamics of turbulence- flame alignment in premixed combustion, Combustion and Flame 159, 8, 2576-2588, 2012.
  • Bian, S., Driscoll, J.F., Elbing, J.R., Ceccio, S.L., Time resolved flow-field measurements of a turbulent mixing layer over a rectangular cavity, Experiments in Fluids, 51, 1, 51-63, 2011.
  • Fotia, M.L. and Driscoll, J.F., Isolator-Combustor Interactions in a Direct-Connect Ramjet- Scramjet Experiment, J. Propulsion and Power 28, 1, 83-85, 2012.
  • Micka, D. and Driscoll, J.F., Stratified Jet Flames in a Heated (1364 K) Air Cross-Flow with Autoignition, Combustion and Flame 159, 3, 1205-1214, 2012.
  • Torrez, S.M., Driscoll, J.F., Ihme, M., Fotia, M.L., Reduced Order Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows With Application to Ramjets and Scramjets, J. of Propulsion and Power, 27, 2, 371-382, 2011.
  • Dhanuka, S.K, Temme, J.E., Driscoll, J.F, Lean Limit Combustion Instabilities of a Lean Premixed Prevaporized Gas Turbine Combustor, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 33, 2, 2961-2966, 2011.
  • Dhanuka, S.K, Temme, J.E., Driscoll, J.F, Unsteady Aspects of Lean Premixed-Prevaporized Gas Turbine Combustors: Flame-Flame and Flame-Shear Layer Interactions, J. Propulsion and Power, 27,3 631-641, 2011.
  • Dalle, D.J, Fotia, M.L., Driscoll, J.F., Reduced-Order Modeling of Two-Dimensional Supersonic Flows with Applications to Scramjet Inlets, J. of Propulsion and Power, 26,3, 545-555, 2010.
  • Bian, S. Ceccio, S., Driscoll, J.F., A dual-camera cinematographic PIV measurement system at kilohertz frame rate for high speed unsteady flows, Experiments in Fluids, 48, 3, 487-495, 2010.
  • Steinberg, A.M., Driscoll, J.F., Stretch-rate relationships for turbulent premixed combustion LES subgrid models measured using temporally resolved diagnostics, Combustion and Flame, 157, 7, 1422-1435, 2010.
  • Steinberg, A.M., Driscoll, J.F., Straining and wrinkling processes during turbulence–premixed flame interaction measured using temporally-resolved diagnostics, Combustion and Flame 156, 12 (2009) 2285–2306.
  • Steinberg, A.M., Driscoll, J.F., Three-dimensional temporally resolved measurements of turbulence –flame interactions using orthogonal-plane cinema-stereoscopic PIV, Experiments in Fluids (2009) 47:527–547.
  • Steinberg, A.M., Driscoll, J.F., Ceccio, S.L., Measurements of turbulent premixed flame dynamics using cinema stereoscopic PIV, Experiments in Fluids 44, 6, 985-999, 2008.
  • Steinberg, A.M., Driscoll, J.F., Ceccio, S.L., Temporal Evolution of Flame Stretch due to Turbulence and the Hydrodynamic Instability, Proc. Combustion Inst. 32, 1713-1721, 2009.
  • Dhanuka, S.K, Temme, J.E., Driscoll, J.F., Mongia, H.K., Vortex Shedding and Mixing Layer Effects on Periodic Flashback in a Lean Premixed Prevaporized Gas Turbine Combustor, Proc. Combustion Inst. 32, 2901, 2908, 2009.

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