Associate Prof. Beni Cukurel


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Associate Prof. Beni Cukurel


Aerospace Engineering

Main energy field:

Energy Conservation


Ph.D. – 2012 – Purdue University Mechanical Engineering.
M.S.M.E – 2008 – Purdue University Mechanical Engineering.
B.S.M.E – 2005 – Purdue University Mechanical Engineering.

Research Area in Energy:

Energy Conservation Advanced Combustion and Energy Savings Micro Gas Turbine Performance Assessment and Enhancement

Non-Intrusive Measurement Technique Development.

Energy Conservation Efficient Buildings Thermal Performance Assessment of Coatings through Measurement Technique Development.

Energy Storage and Conversion Fuel Cell Technologies High Efficiency Heat Exchange Technologies for utilizing fuel cells as a heat source .

Renewable Energy Sources Solar Thermal Energy Efficient Steam Turbine and High Efficiency Heat Exchange Technologies.

Research Interests:

High Efficiency Heat Exchange Technologies.
Micro Gas Turbine Performance Assessment and Enhancement.
Measurement Technique Development.

Selected Publications:

Gendebien, S., Kleiman, A., Leizeronok, B., Cukurel, B., “Experimental Investigation of Forced Convection Enhancement by Acoustic Resonance Excitations in Turbulated Heat Exchangers”, ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 142, No. 2, 2020.

Agarwal, T., Rahbari, I., Saavedra, J., Paniagua, G., Cukurel, B., “Multifidelity Analysis of Acoustic Streaming in Forced Convection Heat Transfer”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 142, No. 2, 2020.

Yablochkin, E., Cukurel, B., “Selection of Optimal Multi-Hotwire Probe In Constant Temperature Anemometry (CTA) For Transonic Flows”, Experiments in Fluids, 60, 27, 2019.

Palman, M., Leizeronok, B., Cukurel, B., “Mission Analysis and Operational Optimization of Adaptive Cycle Micro-Turbofan Engine in Surveillance and Firefighting Scenarios”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 141, No. 1, 2019.

Julius, S., Gold, R., Kleiman, A., Leizeronok, B., Cukurel, B., “Modeling and Experimental Demonstration of Heat Flux Driven Noise Cancellation on Source Boundary”, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 434, pp. 442-455, 2018.

Romm, I., Cukurel, B., “Quantitative Image Fusion in Infrared Radiometry”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 29, No. 5, 2018.

Julius, S., Leizeronok, B., Cukurel, B., “Non-Homogeneous Dual-Phase-Lag Heat Conduction Problem: Analytical Solution and Select Case Studies”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 140, No. 3, 2018.

Yakirevich, E., Miezner, R., Leizeronok, B., Cukurel, B., “Continuous Closed-Loop Transonic Linear Cascade for Aero-Thermal Performance Studies in Micro-Turbomachinery”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 140, No. 1, 2018.

Rist, J.F., Dias, M.F., Palman, M., Zelazo, D., Cukurel, B., “Economic Dispatch of a Single Micro-Gas Turbine Under CHP Operation”, Applied Energy, Vol. 200, pp. 1-18, 2017.

Kadosh, K., Cukurel, B., “Micro-Turbojet to Turbofan Conversion via Continuously Variable Transmission: Thermodynamic Performance Study”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 139, No. 2, 2017.

Selcan, C., Cukurel, B., Shashank, J., “Heat Transfer Implications of Acoustic Resonances in Turbine Blade Internal Cooling Channels”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 138, No. 5, 2016.

Romm, I., Lev, M., Cukurel, B., “Empirical Compensation of Reciprocity Failure and Integration Time Nonlinearity in a Mid-Wave Infrared Camera”, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 27, No. 2, 2015.

Cukurel, B., Selcan, C., Stratmann, M., “Convective Heat Transfer Investigation of Acoustically Excited Flow over an Isolated Rib Obstacle”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 91, pp. 848-860, 2015.

Cukurel, B., Fenot, M., Arts, T., “Conjugate Jet Impingement Heat Transfer Investigation via Transient Thermography Method”, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29, No. 4, 2015.

Cukurel, B., Arts T., “Local Heat Transfer Dependency on Thermal Boundary Condition in Ribbed Cooling Channel Geometries”, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 135, No. 10, 2013.

Cukurel, B., Selcan, C., Arts T., “Film Cooling Extraction Effects on the Aero-Thermal Characteristics of Rib Roughened Cooling Channel Flow”, ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 135, No. 2, 2013.

Cukurel, B., Acarer, S., Arts T., “A Novel Perspective to High Speed Cross-Hotwire Calibration Methodology”, Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 53, pp. 1073-1085, 2012.

Cukurel, B., Selcan, C., Arts T., “Color Theory Perception of Steady Wide-band Liquid Crystal Thermometry”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 39, pp. 112-122, 2012.

Cukurel, B., Lawless, P.B., Fleeter, S., “Particle Image Velocity Investigation of a High Speed Centrifugal Compressor Diffuser: Spanwise and Loading Variations”, ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 132, No. 2, 2010.