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Kenneth Brentner

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Acoustics

233D Hammond Building

ksb16@psu.edu

814-865-6433

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Aeroacoustics, Computational and Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Rotorcraft Engineering

Interest Areas:

Rotorcraft acoustics, Computational aeroacoustics, High-performance computing, Aerodynamics.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Aeronatuical and Astronautical Engineering, Purdue University, 1983
  • MS, Aeronatuical Engineering, The George Washington University, Joint Institute for the Advancement of Flight Sciences (JIAFS), 1987
  • Ph D, Acoustics, Corpus Christi College Cambridge, University of Cambridge, UK, 1991

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Christopher C Nelson, Alan B Cain, Robert Dougherty, Kenneth S Brentner and Philip J Morris, 2017, "Application of synthetic array techniques for improved simulations of hot supersonic jet noise", 16, (4-5)
  • Seongkyu Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2017, "Long-Range and Nonlinear Propagation of Helicopter High-Speed Impulsive Noise", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 62, (2), pp. 10
  • K. S. Brentner, 2014, "A Method for Predicting the Noise of a Tip-Jet Driven Rotor", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 59, (3), pp. 10
  • P. J. Morris, R. Doughtery, C. C. Nelson, A. B. Cain and Kenneth S Brentner, 2013, "Wavepacket noise source model for microphone array data analysis of hot supersonic jets", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 134
  • S.* Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2012, "Time-Domain Approach for Acoustic Scattering of Rotorcraft Noise", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 57, (4), pp. 12
  • S. Lee, P. J. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2011, "Assessment of Time-Domain Equivalent Source Method for Acoustic Scattering", AIAA Journal, 49, (9), pp. 1897-1906
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2010, "Acoustic Scattering in the Time Domain Using an Equivalent Source Method", AIAA Journal, 48, (12), pp. 2772-2780
  • S. Lee, P. J. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2010, "Improved Algorithm for Nonlinear Sound Propagation with Aircraft and Helicopter Noise Applications", AIAA Journal, 48, (11), pp. 2586-2595
  • L. V. Lopes, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2010, "Framework for a Landing-Gear Model and Acoustic Prediction", Journal of Aircraft, 47, (3), pp. 763-774
  • K. Poulain, V. Sparrow, Kenneth S Brentner and L. Sutherland, 2010, "Application of atmospheric absorption models for aircraft enroute noise", J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 127, pp. 1834
  • R. Cheng, P. J. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2009, "A three dimensional parabolic equation method for sound propagation in moving inhomogeneous media", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 126, (3), pp. 11
  • S. Lee, J. P. Erwin and Kenneth S Brentner, 2009, "A Method to Predict Acoustic Scattering of Rotorcraft Noise", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 54, (4), pp. 15
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner, F. Farassat and P. J. Morris, 2009, "Analytical Formulation and Numerical Implementation of an Acoustic Pressure Gradient Prediction", Journal of Sound and Vibration, 319, pp. 1200-1221
  • C. C. Hennes and Kenneth S Brentner, 2008, "The Effect of Blade Deformation on Rotorcraft Acoutics", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 53, (4), pp. 398-411
  • H. N. Chen, Kenneth S Brentner, S. Anathan and J. G. Leishman, 2008, "A Computational Study of Helicopter Rotor Wakes and Noise Generated During Transient Maneuvers", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 52, (1), pp. 37-55
  • H. N. Chen, Kenneth S Brentner, L. V. Lopes and J. F. Horn, 2006, "An Initial Analysis of Transient Noise in Rotorcraft Maneuvering Flight", International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 5, (2), pp. 1-30
  • J. F. Horn, D. O. Bridges, L. V. Lopes and Kenneth S Brentner, 2005, "Development of a Low-Cost, Multi-Disciplinary Rotorcraft Simulation Facility", Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, 2, pp. 267-284
  • G. Perez, Kenneth S Brentner, G. A. Bres and H. E. Jones, 2005, "A First Step Toward the Prediction of Rotorcraft Maneuver Noise", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 50, (3), pp. 230-237
  • Kenneth S Brentner, L. V. Lopes, H. N. Chen and J. F. Horn, 2005, "Near Real-Time Simulation of Rotorcraft Acoustics and Flight Dynamics", Journal of Aircraft, 42, (2), pp. 347-355
  • Kenneth S Brentner, B. D. Edwards, R. Riley and J. Schillings, 2005, "Predicted Noise for a Main Rotor with Modulated Blade Spacing", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 50, (1), pp. 18-25
  • B. M. Sullivan, B. D. Edwards, Kenneth S Brentner and E. R. Booth Jr., 2005, "A Subjective Test of Modulated Blade Spacing for Helicopter Main Rotors", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 50, (1), pp. 26-32
  • K. Viswanath, Kenneth S Brentner, D. A. Levin and S. F. Gimelshein, 2005, "Investigation of Soot Combustion in Underexpanded Jet Plume Flows", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 19, (3), pp. 282-293

Conference Proceedings

  • C. Brown, 2014, "Large Eddy Simulation of Airfoil Ice Accretion Aerodynamics", 6th AIAA Atmospheric and Space Environments Conference, AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition
  • B.* Cheng, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2013, "Validation of a Time-Domain Equivalent Source Method for Acoustic Scattering by an Oblate Spheroid", 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, pp. 17
  • B.* Cheng, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2013, "Validation of a Time-Domain Equivalent Source Method for Acoustic Scattering by an Oblate Spheroid", 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, pp. 17
  • P. J. Morris, L. N. Long and Kenneth S Brentner, 2004, "An Aeroacoustic Analysis of Wind Turbines", Proceedings of the 23rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium and AIAA-2004-1184, pp. 11

Other

  • Seongkyu Lee and Kenneth S Brentner, 2016, "Comment on "Acoustic Velocity Formulation for Sources in Arbitrary Motion"", AIAA JOURNAL, 54, (5), pp. 1809-1810
  • E Corle, S Schmitz, T Yang and Kenneth S Brentner, 2015, "Efficient Active Rotor Concepts for In-Plane Noise Reduction"
  • T Yang, Kenneth S Brentner, E L Corle and S Schmitz, 2014, "Understanding In-Plan Noise and Loading for Active Noise Control", pp. 18
  • C Nelson, A B Cain, R P Dougherty, Kenneth S Brentner and P J Morris, 2014, "Application of Synthetic Array Techniques for Improved Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jet Noise"
  • B. A.* Goldman and Kenneth S Brentner, 2012, "Algorithms for Reduced Memory and Real-Time Noise Prediction", pp. 14
  • C. Nelson, A. Cain, G. Raman, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2012, "Studies of a Wind Turbine Using OVERFLOW and PSU-WOPWOP", pp. 26
  • M. Christiansen, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2011, "Trailing-Edge Noise Prediction Using the Non-Linear Disturbance Equations", pp. 19
  • B.-Y. Min, L. Sankar, K. Collins and Kenneth S Brentner, 2011, "CFD-CSD Coupled Study in the BVI Characteristics of a Saw-Tooth Blade Planform", 1, pp. 13-24
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2010, "Assessment of Time-Domain Equivalent Source Method for Acoustic Scattering", pp. AIAA-2010-3821
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2010, "Long-Range and Nonlinear Propagation of Helicopter High-Speed Impulsive Noise", pp. 18
  • J. Bain, M. Potsdam, L. Sankar and Kenneth S Brentner, 2010, "Aeromechanic and Aeroacoustic Predictions of the Boeing SMART Rotor Using Coupled CFD/CSD Analysis", pp. 18
  • K. Poulain, V. Sparrow, Kenneth S Brentner and L. Southerland, 2010, "Application of atmospheric absorption models for aircraft enroute noise"
  • S. Lee, P. J. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2010, "Nonlinear Acoustic Propagation with Applications to Aircraft Noise and Helicopter Noise", pp. AIAA-2010-1384
  • E. P. N. Duque, C. P. Stone, Kenneth S Brentner and S. M. Legensky, 2010, "RCAAPS - Rotorcraft Computational AeroAcoustics Post-Processing System"
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2009, "Prediction of Acoustic Scattering in the Time Domain Using a Moving Equivalent Source Method", pp. AIAA-2009-3177
  • L. V. Lopes, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2009, "Airframe Noise Prediction with Installed Landing Gear for a Complete Aircraft", pp. AIAA-2009-3155
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2009, "Time-domain Approach for Acoustic Scattering of Rotorcraft Noise", 1, pp. 579-591
  • J. P. Erwin, P. J. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2009, "Trailing-edge noise prediction using the nonlinear disturbance equations", pp. AIAA-2009-0272
  • Kenneth S Brentner, Phillip J. Morris and Leonard V. Lopes, 2008, "A Method for Predicting the Noise of a Tip-Jet Driven Rotor"
  • S. Lee, J. P. Erwin and Kenneth S Brentner, 2008, "Acoustic Scattering of Rotorcraft Noise"
  • Christopher C. Hennes and Kenneth S Brentner, 2008, "A General Approach to Vorticity Confinement Development for High-Order Flow Solvers"
  • H. N. Chen and Kenneth S Brentner, 2007, "Overview of Rotor Noise in Maneuvering Flight"
  • F. Farassat, Kenneth S Brentner and M. H. Dunn, 2007, "Working With the Wave Equation in Aeroacoustics - The Pleasures of Generalized Functions"
  • R. Cheng, P. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2007, "A 3D Parabolic Equation Method for Sound Propagation in Moving Inhomogeneous Media"
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner and F. Farassat, 2007, "Analytic Formulation and Numerical Implementation of an Acoustic Pressure Gradient Prediction"
  • J. S. Shirey, Kenneth S Brentner and H. N. Chen, 2007, "A Validation Study of the PSU-WOPWOP Rotor Noise Prediction Code"
  • H. N. Chen, J. S. Shirey and Kenneth S Brentner, 2006, "Rotor Generated Noise in Maneuvering Flight"
  • R. Cheng, P. J. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2006, "A 3D Parabolic Equation Method for Wind Turbine Noise Propagation in Moving Inhomogeneous Atmosphere"
  • L. V. Lopes, Kenneth S Brentner and P. J. Morris, 2006, "A New Prediction Method For Landing Gear Noise"
  • H. N. Chen, Kenneth S Brentner, J. S. Shirey, J. F. Horn, S. Anathan and J. G. Leishman, 2006, "A Study of the Aerodynamics and Acoustics of Super-BVI"
  • S. Lee, Kenneth S Brentner, C. C. Hennes, B. T. Flynt, J. N. Theron and E. P. N. Duque, 2006, "Investigation of the Accuracy Requirements for Permeable Surfaces Used in High-Speed Implusive Noise Prediction"
  • E. P. N. Duque, L. N. Sankar, S. Menon, O. Bauchau, S. Ruffin, M. Smith, K. Ahuja, Kenneth S Brentner, L. N. Long, P. J. Morris and F. Gandhi, 2006, "Revolutionary Physics-Based Design Tools for Quiet Helicopters"
  • C. C. Hennes and Kenneth S Brentner, 2005, "The Effect of Blade Deformation On Rotorcraft Acoustics"
  • H. N. Chen, Kenneth S Brentner, A. Anathan and J. G. Leishman, 2005, "A Computational Study of Helicopter Rotor Wakes and Noise Generated During Transient Maneuvers"
  • R. Cheng, P. J. Morris and Kenneth S Brentner, 2005, "An Application of the Parabolic Equation Method to Long-Range Propagation of Wind Turbine Noise"
  • H. N. Chen, Kenneth S Brentner and J. S. Shirey, 2005, "An Investigation of Transient Rotor Noise in Maneuvering Flight"
  • L. V. Lopes, Kenneth S Brentner, P. J. Morris, D. P. Lockhard and G. M. Lilley, 2005, "Complex Landing Gear Noise Prediction Using a Simple Toolkit"
  • J. F. Horn, D. O. Bridges, C. Sharma, L. V. Lopes and Kenneth S Brentner, 2004, "A Multi-Disciplinary Rotorcraft Simulation Facility Composed of Commodity Components and Open Source Software", 2, pp. 1276-1287
  • C. C. Hennes, H. N. Chen, Kenneth S Brentner, S. Ananthan and J. G. Leishman, 2004, "Influence of Transient Flight Maneuvers on Rotor Wake Dynamics and Noise Radiation", pp. 607-624
  • K. Viswanath, D. A. Levin, Kenneth S Brentner and S. F. Gimelshein, 2004, "Modelling of Soot Oxidation and Prediction of Optical Radiation in Underexpanded Plumes", pp. 16
  • H. N. Chen, Kenneth S Brentner, L. V. Lopes and J. F. Horn, 2004, "A Study of Rotorcraft Noise Prediction in Maneuvering Flight", pp. 15

Research Projects

  • June 2017 - June 2022, "Advanced Aerodynamic Design Center for Ultra-Efficient Commercial Vehicles," (Sponsor: University of Tennessee - Knoxville).
  • November 2016 - October 2021, "Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) Renewal," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Contracting Command).
  • June 2016 - August 2018, "KB2: Rotorcraft Noise Abatement Procedures Development," (Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration).
  • July 2016 - June 2018, "Economical Thin-Haul Aviation Concepts (ETHACS)," (Sponsor: Georgia Institute of Technology).
  • August 2016 - February 2018, "High-Performance Computing System for Real-Time Analysis of Rotorcraft Aeromechanics," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • August 2014 - January 2016, "KB1: Rotorcraft Noise Abatement Operating Conditions Modeling," (Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Chairperson, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair, Graduate Program in Acoustics, Promotion and Tenure Committee, August 2017 - May 2018
  • Faculty, Climate Committee, December 2017 - May 2018
  • Committee Member, Computer Committee, August 2017 - May 2018
  • Faculty SenatorAlternate Faculty Senator, University Faculty Senate, Intercollegiate Athletics / Faculty Benefits, September 2016 - May 2017

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizer, Session Chairman at 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, September 2012 - May 2013
  • Co-Chairperson, Co-Technical Chair of 17th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Meeting, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2010 - June 2011
  • Committee Member, Aeroacoustics Technical Committee Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004 - 2011
  • Chairperson, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 2008 - May 2010
  • Editor, Editor-in-Chief, April 2007 - May 2010
  • Organizer, Session chairman at the AHS Aeromechanics Specialists' Conference, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, July 2009 - January 2010
  • Deputy ChairmanAmerican Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 2006 - December 2008
  • Editor, Associate Editor for Acoustics, AHS International, May 1998 - April 2007
  • Member, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 2000 - May 2006
  • , Meshing, Visualization, and Computer Environments Technical Committee (originally named Interactive Computer Graphics Technical Committee), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2001 - 2006
  • , Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004 - 2006
  • Organizer, AHS Forum Acoustics Session chairman, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, October 2003 - May 2004
  • Member, Acoustics Technical Committee highlights editor, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 1996 - May 1997
  • External Reviewer, Member of Journal of Aircraft Review Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, August 1997 - December 1997
  • Organizer, Session Chairman at 2nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, September 1995 - May 1996
  • Member, Session chairman at 2nd International Aeromechanics Specialists' Conference, 1995., American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 1995 - October 1995
  • Member, Acoustics Technical Committee highlights editor, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 1992 - May 1993
  • Member, AHS Forum Acoustics Session chairman, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, October 1992 - May 1993
  • Member, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 1990 - May 1993
  • Member, American Helicopter Society, Acoustics TC, May 2017
 


 

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