Michael Pekris

Dr Michael J Pekris


Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering Sciences
MEng DPhil CEng MIMechE FHEA
+44 (0)1483 689293
07 AB 02

Academic and research departments

Department of Mechanical Engineering Sciences.

Biography

University roles and responsibilities

  • IMechE Academic Liaison Officer and Senior Mentor
  • Administrator for the Surrey University IMechE Monitored Professional Development Scheme (MPDS)

Affiliations and memberships

CEng MIMechE: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Mentor for developing engineers according to the Engineering Council UK-SPEC.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Active in technical paper review for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 2012.
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Completed the PG Cert in Teaching and Learning for Higher Education.

Research

Research interests

My teaching

My publications

Publications

Journal Articles

Liu, Y., Chew, J. W., Pekris, M. J., Kong, X., 2020, "The Effect of Inlet Swirl on Brush Seal Bristle Deflections and Stability", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Mar 2020. [DOI: 10.1115/1.4046696]

Fico, V., Pekris, M. J., Barnes, C., Kha, R-K, Gillespie, D. R. H., 2016, ” CFD and Thermal Analysis of Leaf Seals for Aero-Engine Application”, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, GTP-16-1487 [DOI: 10.1115/1.4035595].

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G., Owen, A. K., Jones, T. V. and Gillespie, D. R. H., 2016, ”Analytical Modeling and Experimental Validation of Heating at the Leaf Seal/Rotor Interface”, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, GTP-16-1367 [DOI: 10.1115/1.4034702].

Pelegrin-Garcia, J-D., Gillespie, D. R. H., Pekris, M. J., Franceshini, G. and Ganin, L., 2016, “Experimental Characterization of Rotor Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients in the Vicinity of a Leaf Seal”, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power [DOI: 10.1115/1.4034519].

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G., Jahn, I.H.J., Gillespie, D.R.H., 2015, “Experimental investigation of a leaf seal prototype at engine-representative speeds and pressures”, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, 138, 072502-9 [DOI: 10.1115/1.4031875].

Pekris, M. J., Nasti, A., Jahn, I.H.J., Franceschini, G., Gillespie, D.R.H., 2015, “High-Speed Characterization of a Prototype Leaf Seal on an Advanced Seal Test Facility”, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, 138, 082503-9 [DOI: 10.1115/1.4032422].

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G. and Gillespie, D.R.H., 2014, An investigation of the flow, mechanical and thermal characteristics of conventional and pressure balanced brush seals, J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, 136, 062502-1 [DOI: 10.1115/1.4026243].

 

Conference Papers

Wright, L., Farooqui, A., Wu, J., Pekris, M. J., Whiting, M., J., 2019, "Sensitivity Studies of Evaluating Partial De-Bonding Using Laser Flash Method", 34th International Thermal Conductivity Conference (ITCC), June 2019.

Liu, Y., Chew, J. W., Pekris, M. J., Kong, X., 2019, "The Effect of Inlet Swirl on Brush Seal Bristle Deflections and Stability", ASME Turbo Expo Phoenix Arizona, June 2019. [DOI: 10.1115/GT2019-90137]

Bianchi, G., Doherty, J., Pekris, M. J., 2018, "Aerodynamic Investigation of a Boundary Layer Ingesting Wing-Electric Ducted Fan Model", The Future of Aerodynamics - Royal Aeronautical Society, July 2018

Kumar, R., Pekris, M., J., Chew, J. W., Amirante, D. Hills, N. J., 2018, "CFD-FEA Simulation of Leaf Seal Dynamics", AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, July 2018. [DOI: 10.2514/6.2018-4897]

Sridhar, V., Chana, K., Pekris, M. J., 2017, "High Temperature Eddy Current Sensor System for Turbine Blade Tip Clearance Measurements", European Conference on Turbomachinery Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, January 2017, [DOI: 10.29008/ETC2017-217]

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G., Owen, A. K., Jones, T. V. and Gillespie, D. R. H. (2016),”Analytical Modeling and Experimental Validation of Heating at the Leaf Seal/Rotor Interface”, ASME Turbo Expo 2016 GT2016-57577

Fico, V., Pekris, M. J., Barnes, C., Kha, R-K, Gillespie, D. R. H. (2016),” CFD and Thermal Analysis of Leaf Seals for Aero-Engine Application,” ASME Turbo Expo 2016 GT2016-56735.

Pelegrin-Garcia, J-D., Gillespie, D. R. H., Pekris, M. J., Franceshini, G. and Ganin, L. (2016) “Experimental Characterization of Rotor Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients in the Vicinity of a Leaf Seal”, ASME Turbo Expo 2016 GT2016-57603

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G., Jahn, I.H.J., Gillespie, D.R.H., 2015, “Experimental investigation of a leaf seal prototype at engine-representative speeds and pressures”, ASME Paper GT2015-43231.

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G., Jahn, I.H.J., Gillespie, D.R.H., 2015, “Experimental investigation of a leaf seal prototype at engine-representative speeds and pressures”, ASME Paper GT2015-43465.

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G., Gillespie, D.R.H., 2012,” An Investigation of Flow, Mechanical and Thermal Performance of Conventional and Pressure-Balanced Brush Seals”, ASME paper GT2012-68901.

Pekris, M. J., Franceschini, G., Gillespie, D. R. H., 2011, ”Effect of Geometric Changes in an Idealised Contacting Brush Seal Bristle Pack on Typical Key Performance Measures”, ASME Paper GT2011-46492.

 

Doctoral Thesis

Pekris, M., J., "Flow and Heat Transfer in Two Turbine Shaft Seals: The Brush Seal and Leaf Seal", 2010