Dr. Magdy S. Attia
Specialty: Turbomachinery, propulsion component design and analysis, lean engineering, engine and cycle technology
Dr. Attia joined the Aerospace Engineering Department faculty in 2004 where he teaches and conducts research in the area of Jet Propulsion. He also manages the Gas Turbine Lab with approximately $2.5M in funded research since inception in 2005.
Areas of interest include: Applied Propulsion Research, Compressor and Turbine aerodynamics, Lean engineering and innovative problem solving methods.
Current and past projects include:
- Pulsed Detonation Gas Turbine Engine cycles: theory and development.
- Conceptual studies in Large Engine Transportability
- Investigation of the Horse Shoe Vortex in axial turbine cascades with optimized means of eliminating the HSV.
- Modular compressors: enhancing the compressors LCC picture via Lean Engineering-based design of multi-stage axial compressors.
- Hybrid vortex solutions to the radial equilibrium condition
- Investigation of alternative designs to thrust reversers in high bypass turbofans.
- Feasibility study of the Re-Engine of a Very Light Jet
- Mathematical model (with GUI) for ice buildup in APU compartments and affect on optical fire detection
- Semi-Viscous method for predicting design and off-design performance in axial compressors (an alternative to the S1-S2 method)