Kenneth C Hall

Hall

Julian Francis Abele Distinguished Professor

Research Interests: Unsteady aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and aeroelasticity of turbomachinery and aerospace vehicles. Novel approaches to modelling complex physical phenomena using computational fluid dynamics. Optimization and sensitivity analysis.  Optimal aerodynamics of flight vehicles and animal propulsion.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Julian Francis Abele Distinguished Professor
  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 184 Hudson Eng Ctr, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5328
  • Email Address: kenneth.c.hall@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • D.Sc. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983
  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981

Research Interests

Unsteady aerodynamics, structural dynamics, and aeroelasticity of turbomachinery and aerospace vehicles. Novel approaches to modeling complex physical phenomena using computational fluid dynamics. Optimization and sensitivity analysis. Fluid dynamics of animal propulsion.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Member. National Academy of Engineering. 2020
  • Fellow. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 2011
  • Fellow. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2000

Courses Taught

  • ME 472: Aircraft Performance
  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 592: Research Independent Study in Mechanical Engineering or Material Science
  • ME 671: Advanced Aerodynamics
  • ME 672: Unsteady Aerodynamics

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Dowell, EH; Hall, K, Modeling of Fluid-Structure Interaction, vol 264 (2022), pp. 439-478 [10.1007/978-3-030-74236-2_9] [abs].
  • Hall, K, Modern Analysis for Complex and Nonlinear Unsteady Flows in Turbomachinery, vol 264 (2022), pp. 591-616 [10.1007/978-3-030-74236-2_13] [abs].
  • Hollenbach, R; Kielb, R; Hall, K, Extending a van der pol based reduced-order model for fluid-structure interaction applied to non-synchronous vibrations in turbomachinery, Proceedings of the Asme Turbo Expo, vol 2C-2021 (2021) [10.1115/GT2021-58965] [abs].
  • Hall, KC; Coutier-Delgosha, O, Special issue on the 17th ISROMAC conference, Journal of Turbomachinery, vol 141 no. 2 (2019) [10.1115/1.4042566] [abs].
  • Giovanetti, EB; Hall, KC, Minimum loss load, twist, and chord distributions for coaxial helicopters in hover, Journal of the American Helicopter Society, vol 62 no. 1 (2017) [10.4050/JAHS.62.012001] [abs].

Additional Information

Experience:

  • 2007 - Present: Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 2001 - 2007: Professor and Chair, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 2000 - 2001: Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 1997 - 1998: Visiting Associate Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  • 1996 - 2000: Associate Professor, Duke University, Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science.
  • 1990 - 1996: Assistant Professor, Duke University , Durham, NC Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science .
  • 1987 - 1990: Associate Research Engineer, United Technologies Research Center , East Hartford, CT.
  • 1981 - 1987: Research Assistant in the Gas Turbine Laboratory , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , Cambridge, MA

Professional Activities:

  • Member International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Board of Directors (2003-2009)
  • Chairman of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) Structures & Dynamics Technical Committee (2000-2002).
  • Member of the ASME/IGTI Turbomachinery Technical Committee.
  • Reviewer for numerous journals, including the ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, AIAA Journal, Journal of Fluid and Structures, and Journal of Computational Physics.
  • Host of the Tenth International Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics, and Aeroelasticy to be held at Duke University in 2003.
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers