Mark McQuilling, Ph.D.,
Ph.D. in Engineering
Wright State University
MS in Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
BS in Mechanical Engineering
University of Kentucky
Dr. McQuilling is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University. His research includes studying experimental fluid mechanics, high-lift low-pressure turbine airfoil design, low-Reynolds number fluid mechanics, flow control, parachute aerodynamics and bio-fluid flows.
Prior to coming to Parks Mark was a Student Contractor Engineer in the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. His research there included high-lift, low-pressure turbine airfoil design and validation in addition to non-intrusive measurement techniques.
McQuilling is a member of the following professional organizations: the Center for Fluids at All Scales (CFAS) at Saint Louis University., the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Dr. McQuilling’s research interests include experimental fluid mechanics, low Reynolds number flows, laminar-to-turbulent transition, airfoil design (low-pressure turbine and low Reynolds number wings), unsteady aerodynamics (turbomachinery and airdrop systems), bio-fluid flows, and flow control.
Below is a list of Mark McQuilling’s selected publications. For more information on each publication, please visit the Parks College Publication Database.
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Subsonic Wind Tunnel
There is a 28x40 inch closed-throat, open circuit low speed wind tunnel, that is capable of continuous air speeds up to 150 mph. A six component strain gauge balance with computerized data acquisition and analysis using LabVIEW is available. A helium bubble generator unit is available for flow visualization studies. A Laser Doppler Velocimetry system is available for flow measurements. This facility is utilized for undergraduate laboratory instruction. Students and faculty use this facility for model testing and experimental research. This facility is also used for graduate research as well as externally funded research.
There is a 12X12 inch closed-throat, open circuit low speed wind tunnel, that is capable of air speeds up to 120 mph. A four component strain gage balance is available for measuring forces on a sting mounted model. This facility is primarily used for undergraduate laboratory instruction.
Supersonic Wind Tunnel
There exists a state of the art Digital Particle Image Velocimetry System (DPIV) along with high-speed data acquisition system for flow visualization & analysis in the two water tunnels.
Thermal-Fluid Sciences research efforts at Parks College address a full range of problems, including micro- and nano-scale phenomena and galaxy-sized events. Research efforts are underway to simulate the clouds and large vortices that advect in the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune. More accurate aerial delivery is under investigation by studying the aerodynamics of parachutes and airdrop systems. In the area of turbomachinery, current work examines aerodynamic losses produced by turbine blades and vanes, the design of internal cooling schemes for such blades and vanes, and the development of improved means for film cooling, as measured within transonic turbine airfoil cascades using infrared thermography. Also of interest are micro-fluidic phenomena, as well as separation, fractionation, and purification of micro-particles and nano-particles. Unmanned aerial vehicles are also under development, including research on improving wing design and controlling aerodynamic flows. Research on the fundamentals of fluid physics examines means to identify the laminar-to- turbulent transition process, as part of investigations on the overall nature of turbulence itself.