Dara Childs

Leland T. Jordan Chair

Regents Professor

Dara Childs

Office: MEOB 115
Phone: 979.845.7417
Fax: 979.845.3081
Email: dchilds@tamu.edu

Awards & Honors

  • ASME IGTI, Structures and Dynamics: Rotordynamics, 2015 Best Paper Award, Muhammed, Ameen, Childs, D., “Vibration Modeling and Experimental Results of Two Phase Flow Twin Screw Pump,” ASME Paper GT 2015-44115, 2016
  • Received the SAE Cliff Garrett Turbomachinery and Applications Engineering Award, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, ASME IGTI, Structures and Dynamics Committee, 2009.
  • Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2001


  • Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.S., Oklahoma State University
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University

Selected Publications

San Andrés, L, Phillips, S., and Childs, D. (2016), “A Water Lubricated Hybrid Thrust Bearing: Measurements and Predictions of Static Load Performance,” J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. 2016; 139(2):022506-022506-10, GTP-16-1272, doi: 10.1115/1.4034042

Muhammed, A. and Childs, D. (2016), “ Vibration Modeling and Experimental Results of Two-Phase Twin-Screw Pump,” J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. 2016; 138(9):092601-092601-17. GTP-15-1448, doi: 10.1115/1.4032662

Gaines, J., and Childs, D. (2016), “The Impact of Pad Flexibility on the Rotordynamic Coefficients of Tilting-Pad Journal Bearings,” J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. 2016; 138(8):082501-082501-12. GTP-15-1394 doi: 10.1115/1.4032334

Dara W. Childs; James E. Mclean, Jr.; Min Zhang; Stephen P. Arthur; “Rotordynamic Performance of a Negative-Swirl Brake for a Tooth-on-Stator Labyrinth Seal,” J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. 2015; 138(6):062505-062505-8, GTP-15-1464, doi: 10.1115/1.4031877

Khatri, R., and D. Childs, “An Experimental Study of The Load-Orientation Sensitivity of Three-Lobe Bearing,” ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines and Power, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power (April) 2015; GTP-14-1356 doi: 10.1115/1.4028662