Gas turbine engines are of central importance to the global transportation and energy generation network.  With applications for aircraft propulsion (jet engines), power generation, and many other purposes, improvements in the efficiency, reliability, or emissions of these engines can have far-reaching impacts.  The Ohio State University GTL seeks to combine the best aspects of academic and industrial research to advance the state-of-the-art in gas turbine design.  

Current GTL research focuses include:

  • Heat transfer and aerodynamic programs taking measurements and making predictions for cooled full-scale turbines operating at scaled conditions and for flow inside the blade internal cooling passages;
  • Aeromechanics research programs investigating the effect of engine-speed blade tip rub events as well as a variety of damping and mistuning studies; and  
  • Structural dynamics research modeling a UAV ingestion into an engine, creating new reduced order modeling methods for turbomachinery, and new nonlinear dynamic analysis for friction and cracks. 

All research projects are performed in close collaboration with industrial partners to ensure that the results are representative of engine conditions and relevant to current design questions.

Give to the GTL

Would you like to help the Gas Turbine Laboratory? There are a variety of methods for making a gift to the GTL. To ensure that your donation is directed to the GTL, please reference the appropriate fund number:

316570 - General GTL Research Fund

315579 - Kiran D'Souza: Aeromechanics & Structural Dynamics work

316214 - Randall Mathison: Aerodynamics & Heat Transfer work 

By Phone

Call (614) 292-2141. Donation via debit card, credit card and electronic funds transfer available by phone.

By Mail

To send a gift by mail, download a giving form and mail it to:

The Ohio State University Foundation
1480 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, OH 43221

If sending a check, please make payable to: The Ohio State University Foundation.

Tax Information

The Ohio State University Foundation has 501(c)(3) non-profit tax exempt status, with a federal tax ID number of 31-1145986.

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