Interim Department Chair, Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development, and Professor, Mechanical Engineering
PhD, Engineering Science, University of Oxford (1994)
MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Princeton University (1978)
BS, Aeronautical Engineering, United States Air Force Academy (1977)
ME 3321 - Fluid Mechanics
ME 4345 - Heat Transfer
ME 4346 - Introduction to Aeronautics
ME 4347 - Analysis and Design of Propulsion Systems
Gas Turbine Heat Transfer
AFRL Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, Summers of 2013, 2017, 2015
Distinguished Visiting Professor, United States Air Force Academy, 2012-2013
Associate Professor, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, 1994-1998, 1986-1990
Undergraduate/Graduate Research Opportunities
Analysis, design, and testing of small wind turbines for the urban environment to include performance and aeroacoustics
Low pressure turbine flow separation using a cascade wind tunnel
Low pressure turbine heat transfer using a suction surface and a cascade wind tunnel
Analysis, design, and testing of UAS propellers to include performance and aeroacoustics
HVAC heat exchangers
Impingement heat transfer in gas turbines
Validation and testing of alternative fuels using an engine dynamometer
Hays, A. W., and Van Treuren, K. W., 2017, “A Study of Power Production and Noise Generation of a Small Wind Turbine for an Urban Environment,” GT 2017-64385, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, NC, June 26-30, 2017.
Van Treuren, K. W., and Hays, A. W., 2017, “Understanding, Designing, and Initial Testing of Small-Scale Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines for the Urban Environment,” Proceedings of the 1st Global Power and Propulsion Forum, Jan 16-18, 2017.
Van Treuren, K. W., and Hays, A. W., 2016, “A Study of Noise Generation on the E387, S823, NACA 0012, and NACA 4412 Airfoils for Use on Small-Scale Wind Turbines,” 2nd International Conference on Next Generation Wind Energy, Lund, Sweden, August 24-26, 2016.
Van Treuren, K. W., 2016, “Current Status and Future Challenges for Small Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines,” GT2016-57701, ASME IGTI Turbo Expo 2016, Seoul, Korea, June 13-17, 2016.
Van Treuren, K. W., 2015, “Small-Scale Wind Turbine Testing in Wind Tunnels Under Low Reynolds Number Conditions,” ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137(5), (11 pages).