Publications and Papers

Airflow Sciences Corporation engineers participate in many industry conferences and provide technical articles for journals in order to convey recent advancements in fluid dynamic engineering.  ASC personnel are often invited as speakers for key industry events and training seminars, and are or have been volunteered on planning committees for the ASME, WPCA, Coal Gen, ICAC, AIAA, Center for Excellence in Education, and ASM. If you download a presentation, please, respect our copyright!  For more information or permission to use an article, please contact our main office.

Presentations / Seminars

Ammonia Mixing Issues and Lessons Learned
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
NOx Combustion Round Table, February 2017

SCR Catalyst Cleanliness
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
NOx Combustion Round Table, February 2017

Flue Gas Testing and Probes
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
WPCA/TVA "Coal & Gas" Seminar, August 2016

Mixing Issues and Lessons Learned
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
WPCA/TVA "Coal & Gas" Seminar, August 2016

Gas Turbines SCR, and Ammonia Mixing Systems
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
WPCA/TVA "Coal & Gas" Seminar, August 2016

DTE Energy, Fermi 2 Turbine Building Ventilation (TBHVAC) Fan Failures
Written by Joseph Bosnyak, DTE Energy,
and Paul J. Harris, Airflow Sciences
NHUG Summer Meeting, July 2015

Aerodynamic Drag Reduction of Open-Top Coal Cars in Unit Train Operation and Impact on Train Fuel Consumption and Economics
Written by James C. Paul, P.E.
National Coal Transportation Association Spring General Conference, April 2015

Flow Modeling and Pollution Control System Design
Written by Matthew R. Gentry
Energy Generation Conference, January 2015

Gas Accumulation Potential & Leak Detection when Converting to Gas
Written by Robert. G. Mudry, P.E.
Coal to Gas Conference, October 2013

Comparison of Nozzle vs Impeller Agitation in Quench Systems
Written by Andrew L. Banka, P.E. and Tiffany M. Lee
ASM Heat Treat Conference, September 2013

Progress on the Development of a Comprehensive Heat Transfer Model for Industrial Liquid Quenching Processes
Written by Jeffrey D. Franklin, P.E., Andrew L. Banka, P.E., William H. Newsome, PH.D.
ASM Heat Treat Conference, September 2013

Development of Quench Tank Agitation Design Using CFD Modeling
Written by John D. Nitz, P.E.
ASM Heat Treat Conference, September 2013

Reducing ESP Hopper Re-entrainment for PAC/ACI Operation
Written by Gerry Klemm, Southern Company,
and Robert. G. Mudry, P.E., Brian J. Dumont, P.E., Airflow Sciences
Reinhold APC Round Table & Expo, July 2013

CFD and Physical Modeling of DSI/ACI Distribution
Written by Matthew R. Gentry
Reinhold APC Round Table & Expo, July 2013

Integrating Quench Modeling into the ICME Workflow
Written by Andrew L. Banka, P.E., Jeffrey D. Franklin, P.E., William H. Newsome, PH.D.
ICME Conference, July 2013

Flow Modeling and Ash Deposition
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
NOx-Combustion Round Table & Exhibition, February 2013

Prediction of Distortion of Simple Geometries as a Function of Flow Field and Orientation
Written by D. Scott MacKenzie, Houghton International, Lynn Ferguson, Deformation Control Technology,
and Andrew L. Banka, P.E., Airflow Sciences
ASM Heat Treat Conference, October 2011

An Approach to Wind Blow-Over Risk Reduction at Norfolk Southern Railway
Written by Walter Rosenberger, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Corey Pasta, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway,
and Brian J. Dumont, P.E., Airflow Sciences
ASME Rail Transportation Division Fall Technical Conference, October 2010

SCR Catalyst Pluggage Reduction at Progress Energy’s Roxboro Station
Written by Matt Boone, Progress Energy,
and Robert G. Mudry, P.E., Airflow Sciences
MEGA Symposium, August 2010

Primary and Secondary Air Measurement
Written by Michael Higgins, P.E.
Clearwater Clean Coal Conference, June 2010

An Approach To Wind Blow-Over Risk Reduction At BNSF Railway
Written by William Shust, Objective Engineers, Inc., Walter Rosenberger, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Corey Pasta and Larry Milhon, Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railway,
and Jenifer Miller, Brian J. Dumont, P.E., Airflow Sciences
Joint Rail Conference, April 2010

Design Considerations for Air Dilution Cooling of Gas Turbine Exhaust
Written by Christian Kauffman, P.Eng., IST
IAGT Symposium, October 2009
ASC is proud to have contributed on this project with CFD modeling

Catalyst Pluggage Reduction for Roxboro U3
Written by Matt Boone, Progress Energy
and Robert G. Mudry, P.E., Airflow Sciences
EPRI SCR Workshop, November 2009

Flow Modeling for Chemical Processing
Written by Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E.
ChemShow, November 2009

Quench Tank Performance and Part Quality Through CFD Analysis
Co-authored by Andrew L. Banka, P.E.   
ASM Heat Treat Conference & Expo, September 2009

The Ultimate ESP Rebuild: Casing Conversion To a Pulse Jet Fabric Filter, A Case Study
Contributions by Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E., and Dennis C. Manning
Electric Power Conference, May 2009

The Application of CFD to Rail Car and Locomotive Aerodynamics
Co-authored by James C. Paul, P.E.
Clean Heavy Duty Vehicle Conference, March 2009

Gas Flow - How to Improve It to Enhance ESP, Boiler, FGD, SCR, SNCR Performance
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
WPCA's Duke Energy Seminar, September 2008

Application of CFD for Analyzing Quenching and Quench System Design
Written by Andrew L. Banka, P.E.
Quenching & Control of Distortion in Heat Treated Gears Conference, September 2008

Engineered Transfer Chute Technology - Air Flow & Dust Mitigation
Co-authored by Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E.
COAL-GEN Conference, August 2008

Understanding Gas Flow to Improve ESP Performance
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
WPCA's Ameren Seminar, August 2008

Correlation of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Physical Scale Models for Flue Gas Desulferization Systems
Written by Jeffrey D. Franklin, P.E., Robert G. Mudry, P.E. and Holly Skelton
ANSYS Conference, August 2008

Applying CFD to Characterize Gear Response During Intensive Quenching Process
Co-authored by Andrew L. Banka, P.E.
ANSYS Conference, August 2008

SCR Flow Modeling
Written by Brian J. Dumont, P.E.
Southern Company Service Technical Conference, August 2008

CFD Modeling of the Intensive Quenching Process
Co-authored by Andrew L. Banka, P.E. and Jeffrey D. Franklin, P.E.
ASM Heat Treating Society Conference, September 2007

Pulverized Coal Extractive Testing Methods
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
COAL-GEN Conference, August 2005

Flow Modeling for Popcorn Ash Capture
Written by Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E.
NOx Conference, February 2005

Flow Modeling of Wet Scrubbers
Written by Brian J. Dumont, P.E.
WPCA's Duke Energy Scrubber Seminar, June 2004

Combined CFD/Shell Model for Product Beds
Written by Andrew L. Banka, P.E.
AACC Conference, October 2003

Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling of Electrostatic Precipitators
Written by Brian J. Dumont, P.E. and Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
Electric Power Conference, March 2003

Electrostatic Precipitator Performance Improvement Through Computational Fluid Dynamic Modeling
Written by Brian J. Dumont, P.E. and Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
PowerGen International, December 2002

ESP Gas Flow Fundamentals
Written by Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
ESP/FF RoundTable, August 2002

 

Papers

The Pros and Cons of CFD and Physical Flow Modeling
Written by Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E. and Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
White Paper, August 2008

Intensive Quenching Technology for Advanced Weapon Systems
Co-authored by Andrew L. Banka, P.E.
Final Report for U.S. Army, December 2007

Sensor for Individual Burner Control of Coal Firing Rate, Fuel-Air Ratio and Coal Fineness Correlations
Co-investigator Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
U.S. Department of Energy, September 2004

 

Publications

Accurate Modeling of Quenching Processes Using CFD and a Flow Boiling Database
by Andrew Banka, P.E. & Jeffrey Franklin, Ph.D., P.E.
ASM Advanced Materials & Processes, February/March 2017

Hot Flow Physical Model Study of Flyash Re-entrainment at Gulf Power Plant Crist
by Lauren Porter, Alabama Power, Darryl Wall, Southern Company,
and Jeffrey Everett, Robert Mudry, P.E., Airflow Sciences
WPCA News, Winter 2014

"Fan Test" Helps Design Odor Control Center
by Matthew M. Fleming
WPCA News, Winter 2013

Evaluation of Flow Fields and Orientation Effects Around Ring Geometries During Quenching
by B.L. Ferguson, and D. Scott MacKenzie,
and Andrew L. Banka, P.E., Airflow Sciences
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, March 2013

Operation of the Holly Refining's FCC SCR Unit in Tulsa, OK
Written by Merle Fritz, Holly R&M, Dennis L. Salbilla, Haldor Topsoe, Inc.,
and Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E., Airflow Sciences
WPCA News, Spring 2011

Energy Efficient Fan Upgrades: The Right Way
Written by Dan Banyay, Robinson Fans Inc.
World Cement Magazine, September 2010
ASC is proud to have contributed on this project with CFD Flow Modeling.

SuperTruck Program Aims to Improve Economy by 50 Percent
Written by Tom Berg, Senior Editor
Heavy Duty Trucking Magazine, June 2010

Improving SCR Performance on Simple-Cycle Combustion Turbines
Written by Terry McTernan, PE, Cormetech
Power Magazine, June 2010
ASC is proud to have contributed on this project with CFD modeling

Big Stone Remodels ESP into Pulse Jet Fabric Filter
Written by Thomas Lugar, Buell Division, Fisher-Klosterman et al.
Power Magazine, March 2010
ASC is proud to have contributed on this project with CFD & Physical Flow Modeling

Top Plants - Nebraska City Station Unit 2
Written by Dr. Robert Peltier, P.E.
Power Magazine, October 2009
ASC is proud to have contributed on this project with CFD & Physical Flow Modeling.

2009 Plant of the Year – CWPL Dallman Station
Written by Dr. Robert Peltier, P.E.
Power Magazine, August 2009
ASC is proud to have contributed on this project with CFD & Physical Flow Modeling of the SCR.
 
Modeling Helps Ensure Effective ACI Mercury Capture
Written by Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E.
Inside the APC Industry - ICAC Newsletter, April 2009

Application of CFD to Rail Car and Locomotive Aerodynamics
Co-authored by James C. Paul, P.E.
Published as part of a collection by Springer-Verlang, 2009
The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses, and Trains

CFD and FEA Used To Improve the Quenching Process
Written by Andrew L. Banka, P.E. and Jeffrey D. Franklin, P.E.
Heat Treating Progress Magazine, September 2008

The Pros and Cons of CFD and Physical Flow Modeling
Written by Kevin W. Linfield, Ph.D., P.E. and Robert G. Mudry, P.E.
WPCA News, Issue 14, Fall 2008

Controlled Cooling Improves Forging, Quality, Throughput and Cost
Co-authored by Andrew L. Banka, P.E. and Jeffrey D. Franklin, P.E.
Forge Magazine, October 2007

Pleasant Prairie Power Plant Air Quality Control Upgrade Project, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
Power Magazine, October 2007
ASC is proud to have contributed on this project with CFD & Physical Flow Modeling.

Practical Applications of CFD In Heat Processing
Written by Andrew L. Banka, P.E.
Heat Treating Progress Magazine, August 2005

CFD Solves Forgings-Cooling Problem
Written by Jeffrey D. Franklin, P.E. and Andrew L. Banka, P.E.
Industrial Heating Magazine, March 2003

Air Mixer Drastically Reduces Temperature Stratification in Pulverizer Ductwork
Written by Robert K. Nelson
Power Engineering Magazine, November 2002