Educational Background

  • B.S., Bucknell University, 1975
  • M.S., Bucknell University, 1978
  • Ph.D., Lehigh University, 1980

Research Interests

  • Conducted research in experimental fluid dynamics, diesel engine flows, air jet weaving machinery, impinging shear layers, flow-induced vibrations, vortex shedding, linear and nonlinear signal processing, separated flows, flow visualization, unsteady combustion, acoustics, convective heat transfer, air-lift jet pumps, sail boats, dynamic instability of hydraulic gates, compressor optimization
  • Holds six patents with several additional patents pending
  • Consulted for multiple firms on flow-induced vibrations, unsteady fluid flow
  • Successful proposals for instrumentation, unsteady bluff body aerodynamics and unsteady combustion research, acoustics, hydraulics

Courses

  • Thermodynamics I and II
  • Introduction to thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Compressible flow
  • Heat transfer
  • Boundary layer theory and convective heat transfer
  • Engineering acoustics and noise control
  • Flow-Induced vibration and noise
  • Turbomachinery
  • Aerodynamics
  • Renewable Energy

Selected Publications

Knisely, C.W. 1990 "Strouhal Numbers of Rectangular Cylinders at Incidence: A Review and New Data, "Journal of Fluids and Structures, 4, pp. 371-393.

Ishii, N. and Knisely, C.W. 1992 "Flow-Induced Vibration of Shell-Type Long-Span Gates, "Journal of Fluids and Structures, 6, pp. 681-703.

Anami, K. Ishii, N., and Knisely, C.W. 2004a "Validation of Theoretical Analysis of Tainter-Gate Instability Using Full-Scale Field Tests," Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Flow-Induced Vibrations FIV2004, Paris, 6-9 July 2004.

Oku, T., Anami, K., Ishii, N., Knisely, C.W., Yasuda, K., Sawai, K., Sano, K., Morimoto, T., 2005 "Gas Leakage in CO2 Scroll Compressors and Its Use in Simulations of Optimal Performance" Proceedings of the "International Conference on Compressors and Their Systems", September 4-7, London, UK, pp 403-412.

Knisely, C.W., Nishihara, K., and Iguchi, M. 2010 "Critical Reynolds Number in Constant Acceleration Pipe Flow Started from Steady Laminar State," ASME J. Fluids Engineering 132, pp. 091202, 1-4.

Anami, K., Knisely, C.W. 2010 "Pressure Induced by Vertical Planar and Inclined Curved Weir Plates Undergoing Streamwise Rotational Vibration," manuscript submitted to J. Fluids and Structures.

Anami, K., Ishii, N. & Knisely, C.W. 2010 "Added Mass and Wave Radiation Damping for Flow-Induced Rotational Vibrations of Skinplate, " manuscript submitted to J. Fluids and Structures.

Anami, K., Ishii, N. & Knisely, C.W. 2010 "A Lesson from the Folsom Dam Tainter Gate Failure on the Mechanism of Vibrations," manuscript submitted to J. Fluids and Structures.

Knisely, C.W. 1990  "Strouhal Numbers of Rectangular Cylinders at Incidence: A Review and New Data," Journal of Fluids and Structures, 4, pp. 371-393.

Oku, T., Ishii, N., Anami, K., Knisely, C.W., Sawai, K. and Morimoto, T. 2008 "Theoretical Development of the Lubrication Mechanism in Thrust Slide-Bearing of Scroll Compressors" ASHRAE Journal of HVAC & R Research, 14, Nr. 2, pp. 239- 258.

Oku, T., Ishii, N., Anami, K., Knisely, C.W., Sawai, K. and Morimoto, T. 2008 "Experimental Study of the Lubrication Mechanism in Thrust Slide-Bearing of Scroll Compressors" ASHRAE Journal of HVAC & R Research, 14, Nr, 3, pp. 453-465.

Knisely, C.W., Nishihara, K., and Iguchi, M. 2010 "Critical Reynolds Number in Constant Acceleration Pipe Flow Started from Steady Laminar State," ASME J. Fluids Engineering, 132, 091202, September 2010.

Iguchi, M., Nishihara, K., Nakahata, Y. and Knisely, C.W.  2010 "Effect of Initial Constant Acceleration on the Transition to Turbulence in Transient Circular Pipe Flow," ASME J. Fluids Engineering, 132, 111203.

Anami, K., Ishii, N. and Knisely, C.W. 2012 "Pressure Induced by Vertical Planar and Inclined Curved Weir Plates Undergoing Streamwise Rotational Vibration," Journal Fluids and Structures, 29, pp. 35-49.

Anami, K., Ishii, N. and Knisely, C.W. 2012 "Added Mass and Wave Radiation Damping for Flow-Induced Rotational Vibrations of Skinplate," Journal Fluids and Structures, accepted for publication.

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