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Dan Michaels

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Studies Coordinator

Biographical Data

B.Sc., MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Technion (2006, 2009, 2014), Postdoctoral fellowship (2015-2016) in the Reacting Gas Dynamics Lab, MIT.

Main areas of research

Propulsion and combustion:

  • Dual mode scramjet – supersonic and subsonic flame holding
  • Thrusters for space application discharging a concentrated mass
  • Solid Propellants
  • Two-Phase Reacting Flows
  • Combustion dynamics and stability of Premixed Flames
  • Fuel Variability For Propulsion And Energy Production

Selected publications

Michaels, D. and Gany, A., “Modeling of a Short Action Motor Discharging a Weight”, International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2013, pp. 275-306.

Michaels, D., and Gany, A. “Theoretical and experimental study of a thruster discharging a weight.” Acta Astronautica, Vol. 99, 2014, pp. 252-262.

Michaels, D. and Gany, A., “Investigation of a Thruster Based on a Traveling Propellant Charge”, International Journal of Energetic Materials and Chemical Propulsion, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2015, pp. 197-220.

Michaels, D. and Ghoniem, A.F., “Impact of the bluff-body material on the flame leading edge structure and flame-flow interaction of premixed CH4/Air flames”, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 172, 2016, pp. 62-78.

Michaels, D. and Gany, A., “Modeling and Testing of a Novel Thruster Concept for Separation of Bodies in Space”, 2016, Acta Astronautica, Vol. 129, 2016, pp. 214-222.

Michaels, D., Shanbhogue, S.J., and Ghoniem, A.F., “The impact of reactants composition and temperature on the flow structure in a wake stabilized laminar lean premixed CH4/H2/air flames; mechanism and scaling”, Combustion and Flame, 176 ,2017, 151-161.

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