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Integration of Alternative Fuels and Turbine Research in an Undergraduate Classroom

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Conference

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Aerospace Division Technical Session 2

Tagged Division

Aerospace

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

24.783.1 - 24.783.10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--20675

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https://peer.asee.org/20675

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115

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Nadir Yilmaz P.E. New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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Nadir Yilmaz is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Istanbul Technical University (1999), Bradley University (2001), and New Mexico State University (2005), respectively. His work is in the areas of combustion and CFD. He has been a noted author of about 60 technical papers and reports in these fields. Dr. Yilmaz is an active member of SAE, ASME, ASEE, NSPE, and currently is serving as the editor-in-chief for the SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants along with being a committee member on the SAE ABET Board. In 2013, he received New Mexico's “Young Engineer of the Year” Award, the NMT University Distinguished Teaching Award, the ASEE Section Outstanding Teaching Award, and the SAE Faculty Adviser Award. He received the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in 2011.

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Kyle Jeffrey Benalil New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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Kyle Benalil is a third-year mechanical engineering student at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. He has
taught pre-calculus and the First-Year Experience seminar for incoming
freshmen. He also tutored students in engineering science, physics, math,
and mechanical engineering courses. Besides serving as president of the soccer club and president of the SAE Collegiate Student Chapter at New Mexico Tech, he has been an active member of several professional societies, including SAE, ASME, ASEE and AIAA. Awards include Standout Techie, the President’s Honor Roll, and New Mexico Tech Scholar.

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Francisco Martín Vigil New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

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Francisco Vigil is from Española, N.M. He graduated from NMT in December 2013 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and plans to pursue a graduate education at the University of New Mexico. As an undergraduate, Francisco was president of the NMT Society of Automotive Engineers Student Chapter. During his tenure, the chapter grew to become one of the largest in the world. He also volunteered at the New Mexico State Science and Engineering Fair and state Science Olympiad. Francisco was awarded the NMT Student Appreciation Award (2013), the DOE Summer Visiting Faculty-Student Fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories (2013) and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Outstanding Scholarship Award (2012).

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Abstract

Integration of Alternative Fuels and Turbine Research in an Undergraduate ClassroomNadir Yilmaz*, Francisco M. Vigil, Kyle Benalil, Miquela Trujillo, Isabella Acevedo-RodriguezDepartment of Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, NM, USA *Tel: 575-835-5304 E-Mail: nadir@nmt.eduABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the emissions characteristics and fuel consumption ofdiesel, jet-A, kerosene and bio fuels in a microturbine. Experiments were conducted by studentsas part of Experimental Methods in Aerodynamics course designed to enhance the understandingof diagnostic methods and combustion processes in aerospace and alternative energyapplications. Students designed and built the experimental apparatus in addition to conductingtesting. Fuel consumption, exhaust gas temperature, and emissions data was collected while themicroturbine was operating at the minimum and maximum engine RPM. Integrating the design,assembly, and testing of the microturbine into the curriculum showed to be an effective way tointroduce students to many aspects of aerospace engineering as well as to teach diagnosticmethods and techniques.

Yilmaz, N., & Benalil, K. J., & Vigil, F. M. (2014, June), Integration of Alternative Fuels and Turbine Research in an Undergraduate Classroom Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20675

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