NADIR YILMAZ, Ph.D., P.E.
Associate Professor & Associate Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
E-Mail: nadir@nmt.edu

Editor-In-Chief, SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants
President, NMSPE-Albuquerque Chapter
Chair, ASME-New Mexico Section

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PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1.      N. Yilmaz, F. M. Vigil, G. L. Tolendino, A. B. Donaldson, W. Gill, "Effect of Grain Orientation on Aluminum Relocation at Incipient Melt Conditions," Mechanics of Materials (revised).

2.      U. Demir, N.Yilmaz, G. Coskun, H. S. Soyhan, "Engine Combustion Performance of Zero Dimensional Codes with Detailed and Reduced Chemical Kinetic Mechanisms," Applied Thermal Engineering (revised).

3.      N. Yilmaz, R. Nelson, "Cavity Dynamics of an Irregular Sphere at Low Froude Number, Part 2: PIV Analysis," Journal of Visualization (revised).

4.      N. Yilmaz, R. Nelson, "Cavity Dynamics of an Irregular Sphere at Low Froude Number, Part 1: High Speed Imaging and Quantitative Measurement," Journal of Visualization (accepted).

5.      S. Davis, N. Yilmaz, "Advances in Hypergolic Propellants: Ignition, Hydrazine and Hydrogen Peroxide Research," Advances in Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2014, Article ID 729313, 9 pages, 2014.

6.      S. Davis, N. Yilmaz, "Thermo-Chemical Analysis of Hypergolic Propellants Based on Triethylaluminum/Nitrous Oxide," International Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 2014, Article ID 269836, 5 pages, 2014.

7.      N. Yilmaz, F. M. Vigil, K. Benalil, S. Davis, A. Calva, "Effect of Biodiesel-Butanol Fuel Blends on Emissions and Performance Characteristics of a Diesel Engine," Fuel, Vol. 135, pp. 46-50, 2014.

8.      A. B. Donaldson, J. Height, W. Gill, N. Yilmaz, "Evaluation of a New Device for Simultaneous Measurement of Heat Flux and Gas Velocity in a Diffusion Flame," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 448-458, 2014.

9.      H. Yasar, H.S. Soyhan, A. Parlak, N. Yilmaz, "Recent Trends in Internal Combustion Engines," Editorial, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2014, Article ID 143160, 1 page, 2014.

10.  N. Yilmaz, F. M. Vigil, M. Trujillo, K. Benalil, I. A. Rodriguez, R. Jacquez, "Influence of NSF Funded Undergraduate Research Assistantships on Minority Students," 121st ASEE Annual Conference, Paper ID #10971, June 15-18, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.

11.  N. Yilmaz, K. Benalil, F. M. Vigil, "Integration of Alternative Fuels and Turbine Research in an Undergraduate Classroom," 121st ASEE Annual Conference, Paper ID #10968, June 15-18, 2014, Indianapolis, Indiana.

12.  N. Yilmaz, F. M. Vigil, "Potential Use of a Blend of Diesel, Biodiesel, Alcohols and Vegetable Oil in Compression Ignition Engines," Fuel, Vol. 124, pp. 168-172, 2014.

13.  N. Yilmaz, F. M. Vigil, A. B. Donaldson, T. Darabseh, "Investigation of CI Engine Emissions in Biodiesel-Ethanol-Diesel Blends as a Function of Ethanol Concentration," Fuel, Vol. 115, pp. 790-793, 2014.

14.  N. Yilmaz, B. C. Hogan, H. Bocanegra, A. B. Donaldson, W. Gill, "Computational Fluid Dynamics and Particle Image Velocimetry Supported Examination of Bi-Directional Velocity Probes for Measurements in Flames," ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 6, No. 1, 011001 (6 pages), 2013.

15.  H. B. Karayaka, D. Souders, N. Yilmaz, "A CFD Based 2-D Validation Study of the Dynamics of a Semi-Submerged Sphere in Heave Motion for Wave Energy Conversion," 9th Clean Energy Symposium, UTESí13, 2013, Konya, Turkey.

16.  N. Yilmaz, "Computational Modeling of Aluminum Particle Behavior in Rocket Propellant Fires," Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Mathematical and Computational Applications, Paper No. 32, pp. 67-76, June 11-13, 2013, Manisa, Turkey.

17.  A. B. Donaldson, W. Gill, N. Yilmaz, "Aluminum Particle Ignition Studies by Arc Heating," The Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) 45th Combustion / 33rd Airbreathing Propulsion / 33rd Exhaust Plume and Signatures / 27th Propulsion Systems Hazards Joint Subcommittee Meeting, December 3-7, 2012, Monterey, California.

18.  N. Yilmaz, F. M. Vigil, "Effect of Ethanol as an Additive on Diesel Emissions in Biodiesel-Ethanol-Diesel Blends," 12th International Combustion Symposium, Paper No. T52, May 24-26, 2012, Kocaeli, Turkey.

19.  T. Darabseh, N. Yilmaz, M. Bataineh, "Transient Thermoelasticity Analysis of Functionally Graded Thick Hollow Cylinder based on Green-Lindsay Model," International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, Vol. 8, pp. 247-255, 2012.

20.  N. Yilmaz and T. M. Sanchez, "Analysis of Operating a Diesel Engine on Biodiesel-Ethanol and Biodiesel-Methanol Blends," Energy, Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 126-129, 2012.

21.  N. Yilmaz, "Effect of Thermocouple Insertion Depth in Multiple Directions on Temperature Measurements," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 201-210, 2012.

22.  N. Yilmaz, "Comparative Analysis of Biodiesel-Ethanol-Diesel and Biodiesel-Methanol-Diesel Blends in a Diesel Engine," Energy, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 210-213, 2012.

23.  N. Yilmaz, "Effects of Intake Air Preheat and Fuel Blend Ratio on a Diesel Engine Operating on Biodiesel-Methanol Blends," Fuel, Vol. 94, pp. 444-447, 2012.

24.  N. Yilmaz, "Performance and Emission Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Fuelled with Biodiesel-Ethanol and Biodiesel-Methanol Blends at Elevated Air Temperatures," Fuel, Vol. 94, pp. 440-443, 2012.

25.  N. Yilmaz, "Detailed CFD Modeling and Experimental Verification of Thermocouple Insertion Depth in Flames," 7th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer, Paper No. 363, July 18-22, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey.

26.  N. Yilmaz and T. M. Sanchez, "Investigation of Biodiesel-Alcohol-Diesel Blends in a Compression Ignition Engine," 6th International Green Energy Conference, IGEC-VI-2011-248, pp. 931-935, June 6-9, 2011, Eskisehir, Turkey.

27.  N. Yilmaz and T. M. Sanchez, "Utilization of Biodiesel-Alcohol Blends in a Compression Ignition Engine," 6th International Green Energy Conference, IGEC-VI-2011-174, pp. 542-547, June 6-9, 2011, Eskisehir, Turkey.

28.  N. Yilmaz, G. E. Trapp, S. M. Gagan, and T. R. Emmerich, "CFD Supported Examination of Buoy Design for Wave Energy Conversion," 6th International Green Energy Conference, IGEC-VI-2011-173, pp. 537-541, June 6-9, 2011, Eskisehir, Turkey.

29.  N. Yilmaz, "Detailed Multiphysics Modeling and Validation of Thermocouple Readings in Fires," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 5, pp. 443-464, 2011.

30.  R. N. Ibragimov, N. Yilmaz, and A. S. Bakhtiyarov, "Experimental Mixing Parameterization due to Multiphase Fluid-Structure Interactions," Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 38, No. 3, pp. 261-266, 2011.

31.  N. Yilmaz, "Temperature-Dependent Viscosity Correlations of Vegetable Oils and Biofuel-Diesel Mixtures," Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 35, No. 7, pp. 2936-2938, 2011.

32.  N. Yilmaz and B. Morton, "Comparative Characteristics of Compression Ignited Engines Operating on Biodiesel Produced from Waste Vegetable Oil," Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 2194-2199, 2011.

33.  N. Yilmaz and B. Morton, "Effects of Preheating Vegetable Oils on Performance and Emission Characteristics of Two Diesel Engines," Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 2028-2033, 2011.

34.  A. L. Brundage, A. B. Donaldson, W. Gill, S. P. Kearney, V. F. Nicolette, and N. Yilmaz, "Thermocouple Response in Fires, Part 2: Validation of Virtual Thermocouple Model for Fire Codes," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 213-226, 2011.

35.  A. L. Brundage, A. B. Donaldson, W. Gill, S. P. Kearney, V. F. Nicolette, and N. Yilmaz, "Thermocouple Response in Fires, Part 1: Considerations in Flame Temperature Measurements by a Thermocouple," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 195-211, 2011.

36.  E. Kulunk and N. Yilmaz, "HAWT Rotor Design and Performance Analysis," Proceedings of the ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES2009, Vol. 2, pp. 1019-1029, 2009.

37.  E. Kulunk and N. Yilmaz, "Aerodynamic Design and Performance Analysis of HAWT Blades," Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM2009, Vol. 1, pp. 1211-1222, 2009.

38.  B. Hogan, H. Bocanegra, R. C. Alarcon, N. Yilmaz, A. B. Donaldson, W. Gill, "Examination of the Bi-Directional Velocity Probe Used in Flames," Proceedings of the ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Conference, FEDSM2009, Vol. 2, pp. 49-56, 2009.

39.  E. Kulunk and N. Yilmaz, "Computer-Aided Design and Performance Analysis of HAWT Blades," 5th International Advanced Technologies Symposium (IATSí09), May 13-15, 2009, Karabuk, Turkey.

40.  N. Yilmaz, A. S. Bakhtiyarov, and R. N. Ibragimov, "Experimental Investigation of Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluid Flows in Porous Media," Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 36, No. 5, pp. 638-641, 2009.

41.  N. Yilmaz, R. E. Lucero, A. B. Donaldson, and W. Gill, "Flow Characterization of Diffusion Flame Oscillations Using Particle Image Velocimetry," Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 737-746, 2009.

42.  N. Yilmaz, A. B. Donaldson, W. Gill, and R. E. Lucero, "Imaging of Flame Behavior in a Flickering Methane/Air Diffusion Flame,"Journal of Visualization, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 47-55, 2009.

43.  N. Yilmaz, W. Gill, A. B. Donaldson and R. E. Lucero, "Problems Encountered in Fluctuating Flame Temperature Measurements by Thermocouple," Sensors Journal, Vol. 8, No. 12, pp. 7882-7893, 2008.

44.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "CFD Supported Examination of Scaling Issues for Open Wind Tunnel Model Testing," International Journal of Dynamics of Fluids, Vol. 4, No.1, pp. 1-12, 2008.

45.  N. Yilmaz, A. B. Donaldson, R. E. Lucero, "Experimental Study of Diffusion Flame Oscillations and Empirical Correlations," International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 49, No. 11, pp. 3287-3291, 2008.

46.  T. A. Hanson, N. Yilmaz, P. Drozda, W. Gill, T. J. Miller and A. B. Donaldson, "Acoustic Pyrometry Using an Off-The-Shelf Range Finding System," Journal of Fire Sciences, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 287-308, 2008.

47.  N. Yilmaz, A.B. Donaldson, W. Erikson and W. Gill, "Solid Propellant Burning Rate From Strand Burner Pressure Measurement," Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 109-117, 2008.

48.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Modeling of Chemical Processes in a Diesel Engine with Alcohol Fuels," ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 129, No. 4, pp. 355-359, 2007.

49.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Evidence of PAH Production under Lean Combustion Conditions," Fuel, Vol. 86, No. 15, pp. 2377-2382, 2007.

50.  N. Yilmaz, A. B. Donaldson, R. E. Lucero, "Diffusion Flame Oscillations: Measurements and Correlations," 3rd International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, May 21-23, 2007, Amman, Jordan.

51.  A. B. Donaldson, N. Yilmaz, R. E. Lucero, "Heat Exchange between a Thermocouple and an Acoustically Forced Diffusion Flame," 3rd International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, May 21-23, 2007, Amman, Jordan.

52.  A. Shouman, N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Thermodynamic Analysis of the Flammability Limits of Fuel, Oxygen and Inert Mixtures," International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-7, 2006.

53.  A.B. Donaldson, N. Yilmaz and A. Shouman, "Correlation of the Flammability Limits of Hydrocarbons with the Equivalence Ratio," International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 79-87, 2006.

54.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Consideration of Wind Barriers for an Inner Courtyard," International Journal of Architectural Engineering and Design Management, Vol. 1, pp. 281-293, 2006.

55.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Experimental and Computational Investigation of PAH Production in a Diesel Engine as a Function of Load," SAE Technical Paper Series, No. 2006-01-1977, 2006.

56.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Examination of Causes of Wetstacking in Diesel Engines," SAE Technical Paper Series, No. 2005-01-3138, 2005.

57.  N. Yilmaz, A.B. Donaldson and A. Johns, "Some Perspectives on Alcohol Utilization in a Compression Ignition Engine," SAE Transactions, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, No. 2005-01-3135, pp. 1998-1203, 2005.

58.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Numerical Simulation of Chemical Processes in a Compression Ignition Engine Operating on Simple Alcohols," 9th International Conference on Energy and Environment, March 13-19, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.

59.  A.B. Donaldson, A. Johns and N. Yilmaz, "Aspect of Operating a Compression Ignition Engine on Simple Alcohols," 9th International Conference on Energy and Environment, March 13-19, 2005, Cairo, Egypt.

60.  I. Sevostianov, N. Yilmaz, V. Kushch and V. Levin, "Effective Elastic Properties of Matrix Composites with Transversely-Isotropic Phases," International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2005, Vol. 42, pp. 455-476.

REPORTS

1.      N. Yilmaz, S. Davis, J. James, "40 Vehicle Study: Testing and Evaluation of AutoEKG Fuel System Analyzer Technology," Report to ITW Professional Automotive Products, August 2014.

2.      N. Yilmaz, "Experimental and Computational Investigation of Aluminum Creep at High Temperature," Report to US Department of Energy (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program (VFP), August 2013.

3.      N. Yilmaz, "Model Development to Promote Fundamental Understanding of Aluminum Particle Behavior in Rocket Propellant Fire Plumes," Report to US Department of Energy (DOE) Visiting Faculty Program (VFP), August 2012.

4.      N. Yilmaz, "CFD Model for Open System Venturi Sprayer," Report to SATOP under RTA # 3581, December 2010.

5.      N. Yilmaz, "Design Support for Airflow Optimization of Prototype System," Report to SATOP under RTA # 3257, May 2008.

6.      N. Yilmaz, "Modeling and Simulation of Innovative Building Construction System," Report to SATOP under RTA # 3045, April 2008.

7.      N. Yilmaz, "Identification of Environmentally Friendly Foam," Report to SATOP under RTA # 3186, February 2008.

8.      N. Yilmaz, "Optimization of Mechanical Drying System," Report to SATOP under RTA # 2980, May 2007.

9.      N. Yilmaz, "Methods for Calculating Dispersion Factor and Sampler Probe Location," Report to SATOP under RTA # 2851, April 2007.

10.  N. Yilmaz , "Investigation of Material Property Characteristics Regarding Lift," Report to SATOP under RTA # 2936, April 2007.

11.  N. Yilmaz, "Design Support for a Hydrofoil-Buoy to Prevent Them from Diving in Strong Currents," Report to SATOP under RTA # 2816, April 2007.

12.  N. Yilmaz, "Concrete Adhesion to Recycled Plastic (PET/HDPE)," Report to SATOP under RTA # 2839, March 2007.

13.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Strategies for Reduction of Wind in an Interior Courtyard at Faywood Hot Springs Resort," Report to SATOP under RTA # 1197, January 2005.

14.  N. Yilmaz and A.B. Donaldson, "Data Reduction Methodology for the Sandia Solid Propellant Strand Burner," Report to Sandia National Laboratories under Purchase Order # 245502, May 2004.

 

PRESENTATIONS

1.      N. Yilmaz, "Model Development to Promote Fundamental Understanding of Aluminum Particle Behavior in Rocket Propellant Fire Plumes," Sandia National Laboratories, August 17, 2012, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

2.      N. Yilmaz, "CFD Supported Examination of Buoy Design for Wave Energy Conversion," Flow-3D World Users Conference, September 15, 2011, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

3.      N.Yilmaz, "Examination of Causes of Wetstacking in Diesel Engines," Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern New Mexico College, November 5, 2009, Espanola, New Mexico.

4.      N.Yilmaz, "Experimental Investigation of PAH Formation in Diesel Engines and Model Development," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, October 2, 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

5.      N. Yilmaz, "Consideration of Wind Barriers for an Inner Courtyard," STAR American Conference, May 17-18, 2005, Novi, Michigan.

6.      N. Yilmaz, "Strategies for Reduction of Wind in an Interior Courtyard at Faywood Hot Springs Resort," Graduate Research and Arts Symposium, April 15, 2005, New Mexico State University.

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