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Biography

Michael Kinzel is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at UCF. He holds a doctoral degree and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from Penn State University and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northern Arizona University. Kinzel’s research spans basic and applied research for multiphase fluid flows and aero/hydrodynamics using computational fluid dynamics. His experience spans a wide range of applications including: aircraft (V/STOL, ice accretion), wind turbines, marine vehicles, atmospheric flows, chemical reactors, nuclear waste processing, food processing, biomedical and acoustics.

Recent Publications

  • Kinzel, M.P., Lindau, JW, Kunz, RF, 2019 (Accepted) “An Assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics Cavitation Models Using Bubble Growth Theory and Bubble Transport Modeling,” Journal of Fluids Engineering
  • Hanson, D.R., Kinzel, M.P., McClain, S.T., 2019. "Validation of the discrete element roughness method for predicting heat transfer on rough surfaces," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 136, pp. 1217-1232
  • Fronzeo, M.A., Kinzel, M.P., Lindau, J.W., 2019. "An assessment of pressure variations in artificially ventilated cavities," Ocean Engineering, 177, pp. 85-96
  • Thedin, R., Kinzel, M.P., Horn, J.F. and Schmitz, S., 2018. “Coupled Simulations of Atmospheric Turbulence-Modified Ship Airwakes and Helicopter Flight Dynamics,” Journal of Aircraft, pp.1-13
  • Kakuturu, S., Xiao, M., and Kinzel, M., 2018. "Effects of Maximum Particle Size on the Results of Hydrometer Tests on Soils," Geotechnical Testing Journal
  • Cole, J.A., Maughmer, M.D., Kinzel, M. and Bramesfeld, G., 2018. “Higher-Order Free-Wake Method for Propeller–Wing Systems,” Journal of Aircraft, pp.1-16.
  • Hanson, D.R. and Kinzel, M.P., 2018. “Evaluation of a Subgrid-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for Ice Roughness,” Journal of Aircraft, pp.1-13.
  • Thedin, R., Kinzel, M.P. and Schmitz, S., 2018. “An Evaluation of the Effects of Resolved Shear-Driven Atmospheric Turbulence on Ship Airwakes,” Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 63(2), pp.1-16
  • Kinzel, M.P., Lindau, J.W. and Kunz, R.F., 2018. “A multiphase level-set approach for all-Mach numbers,” Computers & Fluids, 167, pp.1-16
  • Chang, O., Kinzel, M., Dilmore, R. and Wang, J.Y., 2018. “Physics of Proppant Transport Through Hydraulic Fracture Network,” Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 140(3), p.032912

Education

Forthcoming

Specialties

Computational fluid dynamics, Aerodynamics, Multiphase flow, Heat transfer, Fluid dynamics

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