Dara Childs

Leland T. Jordan Chair

Regents Professor

Director of Turbomachinery Laboratory

Dara Childs

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

Curriculum Vitae

Awards & Honors

  • Best Paper Award, ASME IGTI, Structures and Dynamics Committee, 2009.
  • Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2001

Education

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

Selected Publications

Vannarsdal, M. and Childs, D.W., “Static and Rotordynamic Characteristics for a New Hole-Pattern Annular Gas Seal Design Incorporating Larger Diameter Holes,” ASME Journal of Gas Turbines and Power, 136(2), 2013.

Avendano, R. and Childs, D.W., “One Explanation for 2nd Response due to Misalignment in Rotors 4 Connected by Flexible Couplings,” ASME Journal for Gas Turbines and Power, 135 (6), 2013.

Muhammed, A.R.A., and Childs, D., “Rotor Dynamics of a 2-phase Flow Twin Screw Pump,” ASME Journal for Gas Turbines and Power, 135(6), 2013

Wilkes, J. and Childs, D.W., “Improving Tilting Pad Journal Bearing Predictions-Part I: Model Development and Impact of Rotor Excited Versus Bearing Excited Impedance Coefficients,” ASME Journal for Gas Turbines and Power, 135(1), 2013.

Wilkes, J. and Childs, D.W., “Improving Tilting-Pad Journal Bearing Predictions-Part II: Comparison of Measured and Predicted Rotor-Pad Transfer Functions for a Rocker-Pivot Tilting-Pad Journal Bearing,” ASME Journal for Gas Turbines and Power, 135(1), 2013.