Name: Donna J. Michalek
Rank: Associate Professor
Highest Degree: Ph.D., University of Texas at Arlington
Key words of Expertise: CFD, Euler Solvers, Multidimensional Solvers, Atomization, Algorithm Development
Contact Email: email@example.com
My efforts in CFD comprise two major areas: The development of new algorithms, and the applications of existing algorithms. In the area of algorithm development, the majority of my work has been done with genuinely multidimensional solvers for the Euler equations. This work has been done on both structured and unstructured grids. In the area of applying existing algorithms, my work has mainly consisted of analyzing the fluid flow through a fuel injector. This work, which is sponsored by Ford Motor Company, is leading to a better understanding of the mechanisms at work when the fuel is atomized. The project will eventually lead to the development of CFD tools which can be used in fuel injector design. Other areas of interest include the generation of unstructured grids and the development of higher order viscous methods on unstructured grids, and the use of CFD to analyze the flow through a turbine blade cooling passage.
MTU Distinguished Teaching Award
- Assistant Professor/Lecturer Category, 1998
The Distinguished Teaching Award is given annually to two educators for their outstanding contribution to MTU's instructional mission, through inspirational guidance, genuine interest in students as individuals, and scholarly leadership. The two recipients, one in each category, are selected from among ten finalists (five in the Lecturer/Assistant Professor category and five in the Associate/Professor category), which are selected based on student rating of instruction scores. The final awardees are selected by the Distinguished Teaching Award Committee with additional information provided by surveying of the finalists' classes.
ASEE Dow Outstanding New Faculty Award
- North Midwest Section, 1998
The Dow Award is given annually to new faculty members for contributions to engineering education and involvement in ASEE. The award recognizes enthusiasm for education of engineering and/or engineering technology and for contributions to the improvement of ASEE and to the teaching of engineering and/or engineering technology.
SAE Ralph R Teetor Educational Award, 1997
The Teeter Award is given out annually to engineering educators in recognition of significant contributions to teaching, research and student development. Recipients of the award are chosen based on the applicant's education, teaching ability, contributions to education and research, leadership in student activities, and participation in engineering society activities.
SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award
- "Computational Design of Experiments for Compound Fuel Injector Nozzles," May 1997.
Member of the MTU Academy of Teaching Excellence
Y Yue, JW Sutherland, DJ Michalek, "Cutting Fluid Mist Formation in the Machining Process via Atomization," 11th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Sacramento, California, May, 1998, pp. 329-333.
TG Stanford, D Keating, DJ Michalek, "The Promotion and Tenure Dilemma at the Nation's Professional Schools of Engineering," Proceedings of the 1997 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Milwaukee, WI, June, 1997, on CD-ROM.
DJ Michalek, BD Peschke, LW Evers, "Computational Design of Experiments for Compound Fuel Injector Nozzles," Mixture Preparation in SI and Diesel Engines, SAE SP-1280, May, 1997, pp. 33-48
DJ Michalek, BD Peschke, LW Evers, "The Influence of Upstream Nozzle Configuration on Spray Distribution: A Numerical Investigation," 10th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Ottawa, Canada, May, 1997, pp. 95 -99.
MJ Glodowski, DJ Michalek, LW Evers, "The Use of Results from Computational Fluid Dynamic Fuel Injector Modeling to Predict Spray Characteristics," Modeling Techniques in SI and CI Engines, SAE SP-1178, May, 1996, pp. 131-142.
SL Yang, YL Chang, DJ Michalek, O Arici, "Investigation of a TVD Scheme for Incompressible Flows Using the Pseudo-Compressible Formulation," Proceedings: First Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Hong Kong, January, 1995, Hong Kong: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Vol. 1, pp. 257-262.
ML Babich, SL Yang, DJ Michalek, O Arici, "Numerical Analysis of Fluid Flow in an Internal Turbine Blade Cooling Passage" ASME Paper 95-GT-265, ASME TurboExpo `95 Conference, Houston, Texas, June, 1995.
IH Parpia, and DJ Michalek, "Grid-Independent Upwind Scheme for Multidimensional Flow," AIAA Journal, Vol. 31, No. 4, April 1993.
IH Parpia, DJ Michalek, "A Nearly-Monotone Genuinely Multidimensional Upwind Scheme for the Euler Equations," 30th Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, AIAA Paper 92-0325, Reno, Nevada, January, 1992.
IH Parpia, DJ Michalek, "A Shock Capturing Method for Multidimensional Flow," AIAA 8th Applied Aerodynamics Conference, AIAA Paper 90-3016, Portland, Oregon, 1990.