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Jared Carnes

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Jared Carnes is a PhD candidate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UTK in May 2018. He continued with his education at UTK and took a position as a graduate research assistant under Dr. James Coder in the volAIR lab, focusing on developing laminar-turbulent boundary layer transition for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications. He has focused on the transition problem with respect to rotors in hover and forward flight, aiming to improve CFD solvers so that rotor performance can be more accurately predicted. Predicting transition to turbulence can greatly affect the power required and total hovering efficiency for a rotorcraft. If transition is not properly accounted for, then the total payload a rotorcraft can carry may be errantly predicted as well. He completed his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering in May 2020, with a thesis titled "Computational Fluid Dynamics Assessment of Laminar-Turbulent Boundary Layer Transition and its Application to Rotorcraft". After graduation, he aims to continue in the field of rotorcraft aerodynamics with hopes of pushing the boundaries of CFD to better predict rotorcraft flowfields and reduce overall cost during the design stage.

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