BiographyDr. Bijay Sultanian is an international authority in gas turbine heat transfer, secondary air systems, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Dr. Sultanian is Founder & Managing Member of Takaniki Communications, LLC, (www.takaniki.com) a provider of high impact, web-based and live technical training programs for corporate engineering teams. Dr. Sultanian is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida, where he has been teaching graduate-level courses in Turbomachinery and Fluid Mechanics since 2006. During his 30+ years in the gas turbine industry, Dr. Sultanian has worked in and led technical teams at a number of organizations, including Allison Gas Turbines (now Rolls-Royce), GE Aircraft Engines (now GE Aviation), GE Power Generation (now GE Power & Water), and Siemens Energy. He has developed several physics-based improvements to legacy heat transfer and fluid systems design methods, including new tools to analyze critical high-temperature components with and without rotation. He particularly enjoys training large engineering teams at prominent firms around the globe on cutting-edge technical concepts and engineering and project management best practices.
Dr. Sultanian is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio (1995), a GE-certified Six Sigma Green Belt (1998), and an Emeritus member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (1984). As an active member of the IGTI's Heat Transfer Committee since 1994, he has instructed a number of workshops at ASME/IGTI Turbo Expos. For the ASME Turbo Expo 2016 to be held in Soul, South Korea, he is the Point Contact of the Heat Transfer Committee and the Vanguard Chair for Internal Air Systems & Seals. His graduate-level textbook Fluid Mechanics: An Intermediate Approach has been published by Taylor & Francis (CRC Press) on July 28, 2015.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Thermofluids, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence Modeling, Numerical Modeling, Gas Turbine Cooling and Internal Flow Systems Modeling
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