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  Carlos Cruz, PhD
   
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    Experimental characterization, models for advanced CFD, and engineering scaling laws for:
* Turbulent wall bounded flows, turbulent transport and heat transfer, film cooling, and thermal radiation.
* Liquid rocket engine combustion process and performance, low and high frequency combustion instabilities.
     
    Education   
    Diplome d'Ing. Aeronautique, ENSMA (Poitiers, France)
MS, Combustion, Ecole Doctorale de Poitiers (France)
PhD, Aerospace Eng. from University of Maryland, College Park.
     
    Publications   
    Cruz, C. A., "Experimental and Numerical Characterization of Turbulent Slot Film Cooling", PhD Thesis, University of Maryland, College Park (USA), 2008.

Cruz, C. A., Raffan, F., Cadou, C., Trouvé, A., and Marshall, A. W., “Slot Film Cooling: LES and Heat Transfer Measurements”, AIAA Science Meeting in Reno, NV, paper AIAA 2007-926, January 2007.

Cruz, C. A., Raffan, F., Cadou, C. and Marshall, A. W., “Characterizing Slot Film Cooling Through Detailed Experiments”, Proceedings of IMECE, Chicago, IL, paper IMECE2006-15899, November 2006.

Cruz, C. A. and Marshall, A. W., “Surface and Gas Phase Temperature Measurements Along a Film Cooled Wall”, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, No. 1, January–March 2007, pp. 181-189.

Cruz, C. A., Marshall, A. W. and Trouvé, A., “Large-Eddy Simulation of 2D Slot Film Cooling”, JPC in Sacramento, CA, AIAA-2006-4710, July 2006.

Raffan, F., Cruz, C. A., Cadou, C, and Marshall, A. W., “Near Wall Measurements along a Film Cooled Wall”, JPC in Sacramento, CA, AIAA 2006-4709, July 2006.

Cruz, C. A., Veeraragavan, A., Dellimore, A., Cadou, C. and Marshall, A. W., “Near- Wall Measurements of Gas Temperature in Conventional- Scale and Micro- Scale Rockets”, JPC in Tucson, AZ, AIAA 2005-4125, July 2005.

Cruz, C. A., and Marshall, A. W., “Surface and Gas Phase Temperatures Near a Film Cooled Wall”, JPC in Fort Lauderdale, FL, AIAA 2004-3654, 2004.
     
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    Influence of a Streamwise Pressure Gradient on Film-Cooling Effectiveness