This spring and summer, Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, CETA, is a visiting scientist hosted by the Thermal and Fluid Sciences Department at United Technologies Research Center (UTRC).
During her assignment, Milanovic is working on the aerodynamic optimization of compressor flow path geometries and on validation of CFD models of coupled inlet/fan configurations. The work is expected to provide ideas for graduate-level projects for students interested in computational simulation studies.
UTRC, located in East Hartford, delivers advanced technologies to the businesses of United Technologies Corporation to improve the performance, energy efficiency and cost of UTC products and processes. UTC is a diversified company that provides a broad range of high-technology products and services to the global aerospace and building systems industries, including Otis elevators and escalators, Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines, Sikorsky aircraft systems, UTC Aerospace Systems aerospace products, and UTC Climate, Controls & Security heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems, building automation and controls.