Luis San Andrés

Mast-Childs Chair

Luis San Andres

Office: MEOB 117
Phone: 979.862.4744
Fax: 979.845.3081
Email: lsanandres@tamu.edu

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Research Interests

Analysis, design and testing of fluid film bearings and gas bearings and seals for oil-free turbomachinery

Rotordynamics of Turbomachinery, Structural Vibrations, Computational Mechanics

Awards & Honors

  • Dresser Industries Professorship, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University , 1999
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University , 1998
  • Plank Co. Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University College of Engineering, Texas A&M University , 1997
  • Senior TEES Fellow, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas A&M University System, 1996
  • Ralph Teetor Educational Award, SAE Engineering Society for Advanced Mobility, 1995

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 1985. Texas A&M University
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1982. University of Pittsburgh
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1980, Summa Cum Laude, Escuela Politécnica Nacional, Ecuador.

Selected Publications

San Andrés, L. “Force Coefficients for a Large Clearance Open Ends Squeeze Film Damper with a Central Feed Groove: Experiments and Predictions.” Tribology International. 71 (2014): 17-25.

San Andrés, L., and Chirathadam, T. “Measurements of Rotordynamic Response in a High Temperature Rotor Supported on Two Metal Mesh Foil Bearings.” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines Power. 135 (2013): 1-10.

San Andrés, L., and Chirathadam, T. “Performance Characteristics of Metal Mesh Foil Bearings: Predictions vs. Measurements.” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines Power. 135 (2013): 1-8.

San Andrés, L., and Ryu, K. “On the Failure of a Gas Foil Bearing: High Temperature Operation without Axial Cooling Flow.” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines Power. 135 (2013): 1-10.

San Andrés, L., and Seshaghiri, S. “Damping and Inertia Coefficients for Two End Sealed Squeeze Film Dampers with a Central Groove: Measurements and Predictions.” ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines Power. 135 (2013): 1-9.