About Us

The Turbine Aerothermodynamics Laboratory (TAL) was created in 2007 when Dr. Bons came to Ohio State from his faculty position at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, Utah.  While at BYU, and in his previous time on the faculty at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), Dr. Bons had developed significant expertise and facilities in the areas of turbine cooling, turbine deposition, and flow control.  Dr. Bons was able to bring most of his research facilities with him from BYU to OSU to start TAL.  Since then, the lab has grown considerably to include 5 state-of-the-art turbine deposition facilities, two transonic wind tunnels, and a high speed particle imaging capability for micron-sized airborne particles.  These significant experimental facilities are complemented by the considerable computational resources available through the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC).  Students are encouraged to include both experimental and computational aspects to all their research.  Site licenses to both Fluent and Star-CCM+ are available with significant staff expertise.  The lab includes roughly a dozen personnel, including MS/PhD students, undergraduates, post-docs, and research staff.  Strong research collaborations with Dr. Jim Gregory and Dr. Ali Ameri have been ongoing for many years.  If you have any questions regarding the research conducted at TAL or are interested in finding out how you can pursue your graduate studies in this exciting research environment, please contact Dr. Bons at bons.2@osu.edu.

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