Kenneth C. 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 in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Contact Information

Education

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

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

  • MENG 552: Master of Engineering Supplemental Internship
  • MENG 551: Master of Engineering Internship/Project Assessment
  • MENG 550: Master of Engineering Internship/Project
  • ME 672: Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • ME 671: Advanced Aerodynamics
  • ME 472: Aircraft Performance

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Hall, K. C., and S. R. Hall. “Identification of the Aeromechanical Parameters of a Compressor Rotor from Blade Tip Timing Data (Accepted).” In Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 146, 2024. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4064816.
  • Hollenbach, R., R. Kielb, and K. Hall. “A Fluid-Structure Interaction Tool Using a Van der Pol-Based Reduced-Order Model for Buffet and Nonsynchronous Vibrations.” Journal of Turbomachinery 145, no. 1 (January 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4055447.
  • Hollenbach, R., R. Kielb, and K. Hall. “Extending a Van Der Pol-Based Reduced-Order Model for Fluid-Structure Interaction Applied to Non-Synchronous Vibrations in Turbomachinery.” Journal of Turbomachinery 144, no. 3 (March 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4052405.
  • Hall, K. “Modern Analysis for Complex and Nonlinear Unsteady Flows in Turbomachinery.” In Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, 264:591–616, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74236-2_13.
  • Hollenbach, R., R. Kielb, and K. Hall. “A FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION TOOL USING A VAN DER POL BASED REDUCED-ORDER MODEL FOR BUFFET AND NON-SYNCHRONOUS VIBRATIONS.” In Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, Vol. 10-D, 2022. https://doi.org/10.1115/GT2022-80277.