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General InformationPublications

  • D.* Reich and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "Flow Visualization of Helicopter Rotor Hub/Pylon Aerodynamic Interaction", 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, Gallery of Fluid Motion, November 2013
  • C. Petrin, D. B.* Reich, S. Schmitz and B. R. Elbing, 2016, "Spectral Analysis of the Wake behind a Helicopter Rotor Hub", 69th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2016
  • P. K.* Jha and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "Blade Load Unsteadiness and Turbulence Statistics in an Actuator-Line Computed Turbine-Turbine Interaction Problem", ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 138, (3), pp. 031002 pp. 13
  • E. L.* Corle, K.* Ferguson and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "Parallel Evolutionary Optimization for Rotorcraft Design", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 72nd Annual National Forum, West Palm beach FL, May 2016, pp. 10
  • D. B.* Reich, R. Shenoy, M. J. Smith and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "A Review of 60 Years of Rotor Hub and Wake Physics, 1954 - 2014", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 61, (2), pp. pp. 1-17
  • F.* Kody, E. L.* Corle, M. D. Maughmer and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "Higher-Harmonic Deployment of Trailing-Edge Flaps for Rotor-Performance Enhancement and Vibration Reduction", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, 53, (2), pp. 333-342
  • Sven Schmitz and D. C. Maniaci, 2016, "Analytical Method to Determine a Tip Loss Factor for Highly-Loaded Wind Turbines", AIAA-2016-0752, AIAA SciTech, 34th ASME Wind Energy Symposium, Kissimmee FL, January 2015, pp. 19
  • Sven Schmitz and D. C. Maniaci, 2016, "Methodology to Determine a Tip Loss Factor for Highly-Loaded Wind Turbines", AIAA Journal, pp. pp. 1-11
  • E. L.* Corle, Sven Schmitz, R. Singh, H. Kang and M. Floros, 2016, "Correlation of RCAS Load Predictions for an Active Flap Rotor", Proceedings of the AHS International Technical Meeting on Aeromechanics Design for Vertical Lift , San Francisco CA, January 2016, pp. 15
  • P. M.* Blasco, J. L. Palacios and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "Effect of Icing Roughness on Wind Turbine Power Production", Wind Energy, pp. pp. 1-17
  • D. C. Maniaci and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "Extended Glauert Tip Correction to Include Vortex Rollup Effects", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, The Science of Making Torque from Wind - TORQUE 2016, Munich (Germany), October 2016, 753, (2), pp. 1-10
  • B.* Blumenthal, A. A. Elmiligui, K. Geiselhart, R. L. Campbell, M. D. Maughmer and Sven Schmitz, 2016, "Computational Investigation of a Boundary-Layer Ingestion Propulsion System for the Common Research Model", AIAA-2016-3812, AIAA Aviation, 46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Washington D.C., June 2016, pp. 19
  • D. B.* Reich, S. Willits and Sven Schmitz, 2015, "Reynolds Number Effects on Helicopter Rotor Hub Flow", 68th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2015
  • B. R. Elbing, D. B.* Reich and S. Schmitz, 2015, "Flow Structures within a Helicopter Rotor Hub Wake", 68th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2015
  • S.* Aguasvivas, A. Lavely, G. Vijayakumar, Sven Schmitz, J. Brasseur and E. P. N. Duque, 2015, "Nonsteady Wind Turbine Loading Response to Passage of Daytime Atmospheric Eddies", 68th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, Gallery of Fluid Motion, November 2013
  • I. Mena, Sven Schmitz and Dennis K McLaughlin, 2015, "Involving Undergraduate Students in Research Projects: An Evaluation of a Novel Aerospace Engineering Course", Advances in Engineering Education, 4, (4), pp. 1-20
  • P. K.* Jha, E. P. N. Duque, J. L.* Bashioum and Sven Schmitz, 2015, "Unraveling the Mysteries of Turbulence Transport in a Wind Farm", Energies, 8, (7), pp. 6468-6496
  • D. B.* Reich, S. Willits and Sven Schmitz, 2015, "Effect of Reynolds Number and Advance Ratio on the Drag of a Model Helicopter Rotor Hub", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 71st Annual National Forum, Virginia Beach, May 2015, pp. 21
  • T. Choepel, Sven Schmitz and M. D. Maughmer, 2015, "A Higher-Order, Free-Wake Method Applied to the Problem of Hovering Rotors", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 71st Annual National Forum, Virginia Beach, May 2015, pp. 8
  • M. J. Churchfield, Z.* Wang and Sven Schmitz, 2015, "Modeling Wind Turbine Tower and Nacelle Effects within an Actuator Line Model", AIAA-2015-0214, AIAA SciTech, 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, Kissimmee FL, January 2015, pp. 19
  • P. M.* Blasco, J. L. Palacios and Sven Schmitz, 2015, "Investigation of Wind Turbine Power Generation During Atmospheric Icing by Multi-Disciplinary Experimentation", AIAA-2015-0496, AIAA SciTech, 33rd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, Kissimmee FL, January 2015, pp. 11
  • Sven Schmitz and J. G. Coder, 2015, "Inviscid Circulatory Pressure Field Derived from the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations", AIAA Journal, 53, (1), pp. 33-41
  • Sven Schmitz, 2014, "Finite-Domain Viscous Correction to the Classical Kutta-Joukowski Theorem in Incompressible Flow", AIAA Journal, 52, (9), pp. 2079-2083
  • S.* Aguasvivas, J.* Plummer, P. K.* Jha, Sven Schmitz and E. P. N. Duque, 2014, "Turbulent Transport in the Wakes of Wind Turbines", 67th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, Gallery of Fluid Motion, November 2013
  • J. L.* Dowler and Sven Schmitz, 2014, "A Solution-Based Stall Delay Model for Horizotal-Axis Wind Turbines", Wind Energy, 18, (10), pp. 1793-1813
  • P. K.* Jha, M. J. Churchfield, P. J. Moriarty and Sven Schmitz, 2014, "Guidelines for Volume Force Distributions Within Actuator Line Modeling of Wind Turbines on Large-Eddy Simulation-Type Grids", ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 136, (3), pp. 031003-11
  • D. B.* Reich, B. R. Elbing, C. R. Berezin and Sven Schmitz, 2014, "Water Tunnel Flow Diagnostics of Wake Structures Downstream of a Model Helicopter Rotor Hub", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 59, (3), pp. 1-12
  • P. K.* Jha, E. P. N. Duque, J. L.* Bashioum and Sven Schmitz, 2014, "Turbulent Transport Phenomena in the Wakes of Wind Turbines", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 70th Annual National Forum, Montreal (Canada), May 2014, pp. 16
  • D. B.* Reich, Sven Schmitz, R. Shenoy and M. J. Smith, 2014, "An Assessment of the Long-Age Unsteady Rotor Hub Wake Physics for Empennage Analysis", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 70th Annual National Forum, Montreal (Canada), May 2014, pp. 14
  • K. Suzuki, Sven Schmitz, H. Ouyang and J. J. Chattot, 2014, "Extension of an Unsteady Hybrid Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel Solver to Wind Turbine Aerodynamic Simulations at Higher Yaw Angles", GT2014-25596, Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo 2014: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition, Duesseldorf (Germany), June 2014, pp. 10
  • F.* Kody, E. L.* Corle, M. D. Maughmer and Sven Schmitz, 2014, "Non-Harmonic Deployment of Trailing-Edge Flaps for Rotor-Performance Enhancement and Vibration Reduction", Proceedings of the 5th Decennial American Helicopter Society Aeromechanics Specialists' Meeting, San Francisco CA, January 2014, pp. 15
  • P. K.* Jha, M. J. Churchfield, P. J. Moriarty and Sven Schmitz, 2014, "The Effect of Various Actuator-Line Modeling Approaches on Turbine-Turbine Interactions and Wake-Turbulence Statistics in Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Flow", AIAA-2014-0710, AIAA SciTech, 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, National Harbor MD, January 2014, pp. 21
  • T. Yang, K. S. Brentner, E. L.* Corle and Sven Schmitz, 2014, "Understanding In-Plane Noise Control and Loading for Active Noise Control", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 70th Annual National Forum, Montreal (Canada), May 2014, pp. 18
  • J. Motta Mena, P. K.* Jha, R. C. Campbell, Sven Schmitz and J. G. Brasseur, 2014, "Wind Turbine Fluid-Structure Interaction Using an Actuator Line Solver and a Finite Element Solver in a Tightly-Coupled Implementation", AIAA-2014-0717, AIAA SciTech, 32nd ASME Wind Energy Symposium, National Harbor MD, January 2014, pp. 11
  • D. B.* Reich, B. R. Elbing and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "Experimental Investigation of a Helicopter Rotor Hub Wake", 66th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2013
  • P. K.* Jha and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "An Actuator Curve Embedding Method to Model Wind Turbine Wakes", 66th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2013
  • P. K.* Jha, J. L.* Bashioum, Sven Schmitz and E. P. N. Duque, 2013, "Wake Turbulence of Two NREL-5MW Wind Turbines Immersed in Neutral Atmospheric Boundary-Layer Flow", 66th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, Gallery of Fluid Motion, November 2013
  • J. Motta-Mena, P. K.* Jha, R. C. Campbell, Sven Schmitz and J. G. Brasseur, 2013, "Coupling the Actuator Line and Finite Element Methods to Model Fluid Structure Interaction of a Commercial Wind Turbine in the Atmosphere", 66th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2013
  • F.* Kody, G. Bramesfeld and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "An Efficient Methodology for Using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Winglet Design", Technical Soaring, 37, (3), pp. 45-56
  • I. Mena and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "An Exploratory Study of the Research Mentor Experience in a Novel Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering Course.", Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Conference and Exposition, Atlanta GA, June 2013, pp. 11
  • D. K. McLaughlin, Sven Schmitz and I. Mena, 2013, "Report on the Learning Experiences of Undergraduate Students in a Novel Aerospace Engineering Course Integrating Teaching and Research.", Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Conference and Exposition, Atlanta GA, June 2013, pp. 13
  • D. B.* Reich, B. R. Elbing, C. R. Berezin and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "Water Tunnel Flow Diagnostics of Wake Structures Downstream of a Model Helicopter Rotor Hub.", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 69th Annual National Forum, Phoenix AZ, May 2013, pp. 17
  • Sven Schmitz and P. K.* Jha, 2013, "Modeling the Wakes of Wind Turbines and Rotorcraft Using the Actuator-Line Method in an OpenFOAM LES Solver.", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 69th Annual National Forum, Phoenix AZ, May 2013, pp. 8
  • F.* Kody, M. D. Maughmer and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "Non-Harmonic Deployment of Active Devices for Rotor Performance Enhancement.", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 69th Annual National Forum, Phoenix AZ, May 2013, pp. 13
  • J. L.* Dowler and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "A Solution-Based Stall Delay Model for Horizotal-Axis Wind Turbines", AIAA-2013-0912, Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine TX, January 2013, pp. 16
  • P. K. Jha, M. J. Churchfield, P. J. Moriarty and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "Accuracy of State-of-the-Art Actuator-Line Modeling for Wind Turbine Wakes", AIAA-2013-0608, Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine TX, January 2013, pp. 19
  • F.* Kody, G. Bramesfeld and Sven Schmitz, 2013, "Winglet Design for Sailplanes Using a Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm", AIAA-2013-0781, Proceedings of the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine TX, January 2013, pp. 19
  • J. G. Brasseur, G. Vijayakumar, A. Lavely, T. Nandi, B. Jayaraman, P. K.* Jha, A. Dunbar, J. Motta-Mena, S. Haupt, B. Craven, R. Campbell, Sven Schmitz and E. Paterson, 2012, "The Penn State "Cyber Wind Facility"", 65th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2012
  • P. K.* Jha, M. J. Churchfield, P. J. Moriarty and Sven Schmitz, 2012, "Accuracy of Current Actuator-Line Modeling Methods in Predicting Blade Loads and Wakes of Wind Turbines", 65th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2012
  • H. Yiqiang, J. Palacios and Sven Schmitz, 2012, "Scaled Ice Accretion Experiments on a Rotating Wind Turbine Blade", Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 109, (9), pp. 55-67
  • P. K.* Jha, D.* Brillembourg and Sven Schmitz, 2012, "Wind Turbines under Atmospheric Icing Conditions - Ice Accretion Modeling, Aerodynamics, and Control Strategies for Mitigating Performance Degradation", AIAA-2012-1287, Proceedings of the 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Nahville TN, January 2012, pp. 11
  • Sven Schmitz, 2011, "The Kutta-Zhukovsky Lift Theorem revisited: Alteration due to the Viscous Wake", 64th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Fluid Dynamics, (abstract) Bulletin of the American Physical Society, November 2011
  • Sven Schmitz, 2011, "An interdisciplinary workforce of engineers is essential for advancements in wind turbine technology, which is being addressed by universities such as Penn State"
  • Sven Schmitz, 2011, "In this installment the author discusses the past, present, and future of research into modeling the wake behind wind turbines"
  • Sven Schmitz, 2011, "The U.S. Department of Energy has announced funding opportunities for a “National Offshore Wind Strategy.” Here’s what you should know about getting onboard."
  • Sven Schmitz, 2011, "When President Obama visited Penn State to introduce a new energy conservation initiative, he signaled the administration’s support for the future of renewable energy in this country."
  • Sven Schmitz, 2011, "Turbine icing is an increasing challenge to the economics of wind energy in cold climates. Read on to learn how it happens, what it causes, and how it can be addressed."
  • Sven Schmitz, 2011, "Penn State offers an emerging educational and research program in wind energy, and it is aiming to become a major contributor to research excellence in the U.S. wind industry."
  • K. Suzuki, Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2011, "Analysis of a Swept Wind Turbine Blade Using a Coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel Model", Computational Fluid Dynamics 2010, Springer, pp. 213-218
  • Sven Schmitz, M. J. Bhagwat and F. X. Caradonna, 2010, "Physical and Numerical Issues in the Prediction of Free Wake Hover Performance", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 66th Annual National Forum, Phoenix AZ, May 2010, pp. 13
  • Sven Schmitz, 2009, "On the Tip-Vortex Strength of Low-Drag Wings in Lifting-Line Theory", Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, 17, (4), pp. 356-359
  • Sven Schmitz, M. J. Bhagwat, M. A. Moulton, F. X. Caradonna and J. J. Chattot, 2009, "The Prediction and Validation of Hover Performance and Detailed Blade Loads", Journal of the American Helicopter Society, 54, (3), pp. 32004-15
  • Sven Schmitz, M. J. Bhagwat and F. X. Caradonna, 2009, "A Generalized Potential Method for Modeling Rotor Wake Flows", AIAA-2009-3856, Proceedings of the 27th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, San Antonio TX, June 2009, pp. 15
  • M. J. Bhagwat, F. X. Caradonna and Sven Schmitz, 2009, "Some Applications and Developments of the Vorticity Embedded Potential Model for Rotor Flow", Proceedings of the Army Research Office (ARO) Wake Prediction Basic Research Workshop, Georgia Institute of Technology, March 2009, pp. 327-336
  • M. J. Bhagwat, F. X. Caradonna, Sven Schmitz and M. A. Moulton, 2008, "Similarity Scaling Trends Using a Hybrid CFD-based Hover Performance Tool", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society 64th Annual National Forum, Montreal (Canada), April 2008, pp. 16
  • Sven Schmitz, J. J. Chattot, M. J. Bhagwat, M. A. Moulton and F. X. Caradonna, 2008, "The Prediction and Validation of Hover Performance and Detailed Blade Loads", Proceedings of the American Helicopter Society Aeromechanics Specialists Conference, San Francisco CA, January 2008, pp. 19
  • Sven Schmitz, M. J. Bhagwat, M. A. Moulton and F. X. Caradonna, 2008, "A Contour Coupling Methodology for Helicopter Performance Analysis", AIAA-2008-0404, Proceedings of the 46th AIAA Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV, January 2008, pp. 14
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2007, "Flow Physics and Stokes' Theorem in Wind Turbine Aerodynamics", Computers & Fluids, 36, (10), pp. 1583-1587
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2007, "Method for Aerodynamic Analysis of Wind Turbines at Peak Power", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power (Technical Note), 23, (1), pp. 243-246
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2006, "Characterization of Three-Dimensional Effects for the Rotating and Parked NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine", ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 128, (4), pp. 445-454
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2006, "A Coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel Solver for the Numerical Analysis of Wind Turbines", Computers & Fluids, 35, (7), pp. 742-745
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2006, "Characterization of Three-Dimensional Effects for the Rotating and Parked NREL Phase VI Wind Turbine", AIAA-2006-0392, Proceedings of the 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno NV, January 2006, pp. 20
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2005, "A Parallelized Coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel Solver", ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 127, (4), pp. 475-487
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2005, "Influence of the Vortical Wake behind Wind Turbines using a Coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel Methodology", Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Elsevier Ltd., pp. 832-836
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2005, "Wind Turbine Blade Aerodynamics of the NREL Phase VI Rotor near Peak Power", AIAA-2005-4850, Proceedings of the 23rd AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Toronto (Canada), June 2015, pp. 10
  • Sven Schmitz and J. J. Chattot, 2005, "Application of a Parallelized Coupled Navier-Stokes/Vortex-Panel Solver to the NREL Phase VI Rotor", A Collection of the 2005 ASME Wind Energy Symposium Technical Papers, pp. 167-179
  • E. L.* Corle, Sven Schmitz, T. Yang and Kenneth S Brentner, , "Efficient Active Rotor Concepts for In-Plane Noise Reduction", AIAA-2015-0789, AIAA SciTech, 23rd AIAA/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference, Kissimmee FL, January 2015, pp. 12
  • D. B.* Reich, S. Willits and Sven Schmitz, , "Scaling and Configuration Effects on Helicopter Rotor Hub Interactional Aerodynamics", AIAA Journal of Aircraft
 

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