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

Cable, T., San Andrés, L., and Wygant, K., 2017, ”On the Predicted Effect of Angular Misalignment on the Performance of Oil Lubricated Thrust Collars in Integrally Geared Compressors,” Vol 139(4), DOI: 10.1115/1.403472 (ASME GT2016-5788)

San Andrés, L., Phillips, S., and Childs, D., 2017, “A Water Lubricated Hybrid Thrust Bearing: Measurements and Predictions of Static Load Performance,” Vol. 139 (2), DOI: 10.1115/1.4034042 (ASME GT2016-56349)

San Andrés, L., and Jeung, S.-H, 2016, Response of a Squeeze Film Damper-Elastic Structure System to Multiple Consecutive Impact Loads,” ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. Vol. 138 (12), DOI: 10.1115/1.4034001 (ASME GT2016-56695)

San Andrés, L., Den, S, and Jeung, S.-H, 2016, “Transient Response of a Short-Length (L/D=0.2) Open-Ends Elastically Supported Squeeze Film Damper: Centered and Largely Off-Centered Whirl Motions,” ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power. Vol. 138 (12), DOI: 10.1115/1.4034002 (ASME GT2016-43096)

San Andrés, L., Liu, Q., and Lu, X., 2016, “Measurements of Flowrate and Force Coefficients in a Short Length Annular Seal Supplied with a Liquid/Gas Mixture (Stationary Journal), STLE Trib. Tran, Vol. 59(4), pp. 758- 767. DOI: 10.1080/10402004.2015.1102370