• Mast-Childs Chair Professor
Luis San Andrés

Educational Background

  • 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.

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

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