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Jessica Claire
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A recent Ph.D. graduate with extensive research experiences in design and analysis of thermal fluid systems and turbomachinery
  • CAD: AutoCAD (5 years), NX (1 year), SolidWorks (1 year)
  • CFD and FEA Software: ANSYS CFX/Fluent/Mechanical (2 years)
  • Coding Language: MATLAB (5 years), C (1 year)
  • Other: Aspen Plus (4 years), LabVIEW (1 year)
Research Associate, 01/2016 to 06/2016
GfkBogota, NJ,

Project of Radial Inflow Turbine Design.

  • Proposed a new design of radial inflow turbine for FlexEnergy based on their current boundary conditions.
  • The analysis results showed efficient aerodynamic performances, and the design is considered very promising by the engineers in FlexEnergy.
Research AssisClairet, 06/2014 to Current
University Of ChicagoChicago, WI,

Project of Solar-Biogas Hybrid System Verification.

  • Performed the thermodynamic calculation, design, and 1D modeling for the system with software Aspen Plus.
  • Selected the components of the systems such as gas heater, burner, and pipes and fittings.
  • Modeled the assembled system in 2D and 3D including all the components and the frame supporting the system with AutoCAD.
  • Gained numerous experiences of communications with the manufacturers by phone calls and emails during purchasing the components.
  • Lead the mechanics and electricians to build the system with purchased components as planned.
  • Conducted experiments to test the performances of the system by measuring temperature, pressure, and mass flow with thermocouples, Kiel probes, and an orifice

Project of Design and Analysis of Radial Inflow Turbine.

  • Developed 1D and quasi-3D design and 1D analysis codes with MATLAB to design a centrifugal compressor and a radial inflow gas turbine for the system.
  • Built, simulated, and optimized the 3D model of the rotor with ANSYS (BladeGen, TurboGrid, and CFX).
  • Built, meshed, and analyzed the 3D model of the volute with NX, ICEM, and CFX/FLUENT.
  • Designed a steam radial inflow turbine, and studied and simulated the phase change of the steam in the rotor with CFX

Project of Centrifugal Pumps Running as Hydraulic Turbines [1].

  • Learned the principles of pumps and the theory of hydraulic design of centrifugal pumps.
  • Studied and organized experimental data of the pump performances in pump mode and turbine mode with MATLAB.
  • Discovered a new method to predict the performances of pumps running in turbine mode.
Research AssisClairet, 2009 to 06/2012
University Of ChicagoChicago, IL, China

Project of CCHP (Combined Cooling, Heat, and Power) System [2, 3, 4].

  • Modeled a distributed CCHP system for Bangchui Island, Dalian, Liaoning, China, based on their energy demands.
  • Simulated the system with software Aspen Plus, including micro gas turbine, lithium bromide absorption refrigerating machine and water source heat pump.
  • Analyzed the economy and feasibility (such as energy efficiency, cost, payback period and emission) for the system.

Project of Performance testing for a marine ventilation terminal.

  • Tested and collected experimental data such as pressure, rate of flow, wind speed, and noise.

Project of Design of a vibration characteristics test-bed for an axial-flow fan

  • Modeled an axial-flow fan test-bed to study its vibration characteristics for educational experiments in undergraduate level.
  • Drew the structure with Auto CAD and composed the experiment procedures for the test-bed.
Education and Training
Ph.D: Mechanical Engineering, Expected in December 2016
Michigan State University - East Lansing, MI
Mechanical Engineering Dissertation: Design and Performance Analysis of Gas and Liquid Radial Turbine 3.7857/4.0
Master of Science: Power Machinery and Engineering, Expected in July 2012
Dalian University of Technology - Dalian, Liaoning
Power Machinery and Engineering Research of an Innovative CCHP System Coupling Heat Pump and Micro Gas Turbine
Bachelor of Science: Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, Expected in July 2009
Dalian University of Technology - ,
Thermal Energy and Power Engineering 84.6/100
Activities and Honors
[1] Jessica Claire, Abraham Engeda, "Performance of centrifugal pumps running in reverse as turbine: Part *- systematic specific speed and specific diameter based performance prediction", Renewable Energy, 99 (2016) 188-197
[2] Wei WANG, Jessica Claire, Liang JIN, "Comparative Analyses of CCHP Systems Based on Gas Turbine Cycle." Gas Turbine Technology, Vol. 24, No. 2, Jun 2011, pp. 6-7
[3] Jessica Claire, Wei WANG, Liang JIN, "Discussions on Management Modes of a CCHP System", Proceedings of Annual Conference of Chinese Society of Engineering Thermo-physics, Nanjing, China, November 7-11, 2010
[4] Wei WANG, Jessica Claire, Liang JIN, "Comparative Analysis of CCHP Systems Based on Different Gas Turbine Cycles Applied in North of China." The Proceedings of IEEE Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, Wuhan, China, March 25-28, 2010
[1] "Discussions on Management Modes of a CCHP System", Branch Meeting of Annual Conference of Chinese Society of Engineering Thermo-physics, Nanjing, China, November 7-11, 2010
3D, 3D design, 3D Modeling, Aerospace Engineering, ANSYS, Auto CAD, AutoCAD, C, energy efficiency, experiment, experiments, frame, LabVIEW, MATLAB, Mechanical, modeling, Performance Analysis, predict, Coding, purchasing, RESEARCH, SolidWorks, phone, ventilation

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  • Michigan State University
  • Dalian University of Technology
  • Dalian University of Technology

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