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Dr. Yiqiang Han

Research Assistant Professor

Office: 240 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656 1307
Fax: (864) 656-4435

Dr. Yiqiang Han joined the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2016. Dr. Han finished his PhD program from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University in 2015. Before transitioning to Clemson University, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence at Penn State. His research topic is fundamental physics of aircraft ice accretion phenomenon, which is funded through an Army National Rotorcraft Technology Center grant pertaining to advanced concepts in helicopter flight safety program. Dr. Han teaches courses in Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, and Senior Design. He is an active member of AIAA, ASME, ASEE, and AHS.


PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
MS, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
BS, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009

Research Interests

Aircraft icing; Experimental fluid mechanics; Phase change heat transfer; Applied aerodynamics for helicopters and wind turbines; Unmanned aerial robotics.

Selected Publications

Han, Y., Soltis, J., and Palacios, J. (2017), “Engine Inlet Guide Vane Ice Impact Fragmentation,” submitted to AIAA Journal, under review

Cheng, B., Han, Y., Brentner, K., Palacios, J., Morris, P., Hanson, D., and Kinzel, M. (2017), “Rotor Broadband Noise due to Surface Roughness during Ice Accretion,” submitted to International Journal of Aeroacoustics, under review

Han, Y. and Palacios, J. (2016), “Aircraft Ice Accretion Modeling Based on Improvements in Surface Roughness and Heat Transfer Predictions,” AIAA Journal, accepted, in revision

Han, Y. and Palacios, J. (2016), “Heat Transfer Evaluation on Ice-Roughened Cylinders,” AIAA Journal, accepted, in revision

Han, Y. and Palacios, J. (2013), “Airfoil Performance Degradation Prediction based on Non-dimensional Icing Parameters,” AIAA Journal, 51(11), 2570-2581

Han, Y., Palacios, J., and Schmitz, S. (2012), “Scaled Ice Accretion Experiments on a Rotating Wind Turbine Blade,” Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, (109), 55-67

Palacios, J., Han, Y., Brouwers, E., and Smith, E. (2012), “Icing Environment Rotor Test Stand Liquid Water Content Measurement Procedures and Ice Shape Correlation,” Journal of American Helicopter Society, 57(2), 022006 - 1-12

Dr. Yiqiang Han