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Mechanical Engineering Engineer

United States
April 27, 2016

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Elizabeth Ervin

** *********** *****; Springboro, OH 45066

TEL: 937-***-**** CELL: 937-***-**** PROFILE

Mechanical engineering expertise in thermal and flow analysis, as well as design, including code development and extensive proficiency in using several commercial codes. Experience in securing external research funds and leading engineering teams. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

General Electric Co. (GE Aviation), Cincinnati, Ohio 1998-2016 Lead Engineer – Thermal

Designed and analyzed high temperature hardware for a range of military and commercial jet en- gines and large industrial gas turbine engines. Created and validated thermal and flow models of turbine blades, vanes shrouds and other components. Interfaced with various customers and tech- nical teams, presented results to chief engineer.

Expanded aircraft maintenance manual limits for CFM56-7 HPT nozzle impacted by dust erosion to improve time-on-wing. Have patent for other improvements.

Developed transient 3D thermal analysis of GE90 LPT nozzle to evaluate throat modifications, complex analysis done in stretch goal schedule to improve product performance at green run.

Developed CFD model of ejector nozzle for F110 after-burner, complex geometry with quick learning curve of software to ensure product safety.

Co-led lean event to reduce cost of building models by 189K annually.

Participated in manufacturing lean event to reduce scrap by 25%.

Turbine Cooling Lead for marine and industrial engines for 6 years.

Lean engineering and quality focal for Airfoils Center of Engineering for 3 years. University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 1994-1998

Assistant Professor – Mechanical Engineering

Performed research in CFD including combustion, turbine, and multiphase flows. Taught CFD, Graduate and Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, and Mechanical Engineering Analysis.

Directed the research of one MS and one PhD student.

Selected Funded Research:

AFRL PRDA, 1998, $300,000, Co- Principal Investigator, “Advanced High Cycle Fatigue Life Assurance Methodologies”.

DAGSI Research Coordination and Promotion Committee, 1997, $10,000, Co- Principal In- vestigator, “High Cycle Fatigue Turbomachinery”. (Money granted is for an outside consult- ant to assist in putting together a proposal for $1,000,000.)

Ohio Board of Regents Research Challenge Fund, 1997, $20,000, Principal Investigator,

“Water Spray Cooling of Combustion Processes”.

AFOSR Summer Research Extension Program Award F49620-93-C-0063, 1996, $46,984, Principal Investigator, “Computations of Drag Reduction and Boundary Layer Structure on a Turbine Blade with an Oscillation Bleed Flow”.

UDRI Sub-contract, Wright Laboratory Aero Propulsion and Power Directorate, 1996,

$5,527, “Evaluation of CFD Software for Annular Combustor Analysis Maumee Research and Engineering, Inc.; Perrysburg, Ohio 1989 -1993 Engineer Consultant

Analyzed radiative transient cooling of decontaminated nerve gas bombs. Developed software to simulate thermal/chemical incineration processes.

Teledyne Corporation: Teledyne CAE; Toledo, Ohio 1986 - 1989 Engineer

Simulated and evaluated performance of small jet engines used for trainer jets, missiles, and other small vehicles.

Eastman Kodak Company: Government Systems Division; Rochester, New York 1984 - 1986 Application Analyst

Analyzed software needs and designed software systems for CAD/CAE and production of satellites and other optical components


Ph. D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Mechanical Engineering; 1993 M. S., B. S., University of Toledo, Toledo OH; Mechanical Engineering; 1984, 1983 PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Ervin, Elizabeth A. and Tryggvason, Grétar. “Bubbles Rising in a Vertical Shear Flow.” ASME Transactions Journal of Fluids Engineering, 1997, Vol. 119, pp. 443-449. Rivir, Richard, Sondergaard, Rolf, Dahlstrom, Michael, and Ervin, Elizabeth. “Low Reynolds Number Turbine Blade Cascade Calculations.” Published in Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposi- um on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery (1996), Vol. 2, pp. 132-141. Ervin, Elizabeth A. and Tryggvason, Grétar. “Bubbles Rising in a Vertical Shear Flow.” Published in Proceedings of the 1994 Symposium on Two Fluid Flows with or without Phase Change (1994), pp. 61-68.

Esmaeeli, Asghar, Ervin, Elizabeth A. and Tryggvason, Grétar. “Numerical Simulations of Rising Bubbles.” Published in Proceedings of the IUTAM Conference on Bubble Dynamics and Interface Phenomen (1993), pp. 247-255.

Ervin, Elizabeth A., Yang, Wen-Jei. and S. Inada. “Survey of Literature on Visualization of Particulate Two-Phase Flows.” Published in Proceedings of the First ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering Confer- ence, ed. M. C. Roco, T. Masuyma (1991), pp. 131-136.

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