Michael Amitay

Professor and James L. Decker '45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director, Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC).
Mechanical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
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http://cefpac.rpi.edu
Education: 

D.Sc., Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, 1994

Focus Area: 
Experimental Aerodynamics|X|Experimental fluid mechanics|X|Active and passive Flow Control
Bio: 

Prof. Amitay's research interests are in developing active flow control techniques with applications in aeronautical/mechanical systems. He conducts state-of-the-art experiments to understand the flow phydics of 3-D flow fields and the interaction of flow control actuators with these flows.

Publications: 
Lander, D.C., Letchford, C.W., Amitay, M., and Kopp, G.A., “The influence of the bluff body shear layers on the wake of a square prism in a turbulent flow”, Physical Review Fluids, June 2016.|X|Amitay, M., Tuna, B.A., and Dell’Orso, H., “Identification and Mitigation of T-S Waves using Localized Dynamic Surface Modification”, Physics of Fluids, vol. 28, Issue 6, June 2016. DOI: 10.1063/1.4953844.|X|Van Buren, T., Leong, C., Whalen, E., and Amitay, M., “"Impact of orifice orientation on a finite-span synthetic jet interaction with a crossflow”, Physics of Fluids, Vol.28, Issue 3, March 2016.|X|Taylor, K. and Amitay, M., “Dynamic Stall Process on a Cantilevered Finite Span Blade and its Control via Synthetic Jet Actuators”, Physics of Fluids, 27, 067102; 10.1063/1.4921844, 2015|X|Van Buren, T., Whalen, E., and Amitay, M., “Vortex Formation of a Finite Span Synthetic Jet: effect of rectangular orifice geometry”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, V. 745, pp. 180-207, April, 2014|X|DeMauro, E., Leong, C.M., and Amitay, M, “Interaction of a synthetic jet with the flow over a low aspect ratio cylinder”, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 25, Issue 6, 2013.|X|Demauro, E., Leong, C., and Amitay, M., “Three-Dimensional flow Interactions in Low Aspect Ratio Finite span Cylinders”, Experiments in Fluids, 2012, (DOI) 10.1007/s00348-012-1413-2.|X|Farnsworth, J., Amitay, M., Beal, D., and Huyer, S., “Interactions of a Propeller with a Stator-Induced Circumferentially-Varying Flow”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 52, N. 2, 495-510, DOI: 10.1007/s00348-011-1239-3, January 2012.|X|Elimelech, Y., Vasile, J.D., and Amitay, M., “Secondary Flow Structures due to Interaction between a Finite-span Synthetic Jet and a 3-D Cross Flow”, Physics of Fluids, 23, September, 094104 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3632089|X|Tumburello, D. and Amitay, M., “Dynamic response of a free jet to the activation of a single synthetic jet”, Journal of Turbulence, Volume 8, N. 48, 2007. |X|Ciuryla, M., Liu, Y., Farnsworth, J., Kwan, C., and Amitay, M., “Flight Control Using Synthetic Jets on a Cessna 182 Model”, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 2, March–April 2007, 642-653.|X|Amitay, M. and Cannelle, F., “Evolution of Finite Span Synthetic Jets”, Physics of Fluids, Volume 18, Issue 5, pp. 054101-054101-16 (2006).|X|Pavlova, A. and Amitay, M., “Electronic Cooling Using Synthetic Jet Impingement”, Journal of Heat Transfer, Issue 9, 897-907, 2006. |X|Amitay, M., Washburn, A.E., Anders, S.G., and Parekh, D.E., “Active Flow Control on the Stingray UAV: Transient Behavior”, AIAA Journal, Vol. 42, No. 11, 2004.|X|Glezer, A. and Amitay, M., “Synthetic Jets”, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 2002, 34. |X|Amitay, M. and Cohen, J., “Instability of a Two-Dimensional Plane Wall-Jet Subjected to Blowing or Suction”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 344, 67-94, 1997.