The primary mission of TIER is to enhance
the understanding of flow, heat transfer and combustion in a gas
turbine, and propose innovative solutions for improved design,
performance and reliability.
The ongoing research involves improvements
to conventional technolgy as well as the use of emerging MEMS
technology for sensing and control of aero, heat transfer and
combustion processes in the engine.
Education of undergraduate and graduate
students and curriculum revisions is a key component of TIERís
In addition, outreach activities through
workshops and information/technology transfer will be emphasized.
TIER is a collaborative effort between
academia, gas turbine engine companies, and industries with cogeneration
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