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Department of Aeronautics

Faculty and Staff

 

Capt Wesley AndersonCapt Wesley Anderson

Instructor

EDUCATION:
MS, Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2007
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Montana State University, 2005

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
U.S. Air Force Academy, Instructor, 2012-2014, full time

NON-ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:
Air Force Research Laboratory – Propulsion Directorate, Research Engineer, 2007-2010, full time
Defence Science and Technology Organisation (Australia), Defence Scientist, 2010-2012, full time

CERTIFICATIONS OR PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS:
Defense Acquisition University SPRD&E Lvl II

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANZATIONS:
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary Society)

HONORS AND AWARDS:
Air Force Commendation Medal (1 OLC)
CGOQ (multiple)

SERVICE ACTIVITIES (inside/outside institution):
USAFA Junior Faculty Council Member
Academic Advisor, Department of Aeronautics, USAFA
Officer in Charge, USAFA Alpine Ski Team
Emergency Exercise Evaluation Team Lead, Dean of the Faculty, USAFA

RECENT PRINCIPAL PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS (within the last five years):
• Leylek, Z., Anderson, W., Rowlinson, G., and Smith, N. “An Investigation in to Performance Modeling of a Small Gas Turbine Engine,” ASME Paper GT2013-94405, Turbo Expo 2013, San Antonio, Texas, June 2013.
• Polanka, M., Zelina, J., Anderson, W., Sekar, B., Evans, D., Cheng-Xian, L., and Stouffer, S. “Heat Release in Turbine Cooling I: Experimental and Computational Comparison of Three Geometries,” Journal of Propulsion and Power 2011, 27:257-268, March-April 2011.
• Anderson, W., Polanka, M., Zelina, J., Evans, D., Stouffer S., and Justinger, G., “Effects of a Reacting Cross-Stream on Turbine Film Cooling,” Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power2010, 132:051501-1-7, May 2010.
• Evans, D., King, P., Polanka, M., Zelina, J., Anderson, W., and Stouffer, S., “The Impact of Heat Release on Turbine Film Cooling,” AIAA Paper 2009-298, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 2009.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITES (within the last five years):
Squadron Officer School, In-Residence, July 2010
Defense Acquisition University Systems Planning, RD&E Lvl II Certification, May 2009
Numerous conference presentations and attendances

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