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Dr. Donald E. Beasley

Professor, Associate Department Chair & Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Office: 102-D Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: (864) 656-5622
Fax: (864) 656-4435

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Donald Beasley joined the Department in 1983. Dr. Beasley has received several teaching awards, including the 1988 ASEE New Engineering Educator Excellence Award, the 1989 and 1999 Eugene H. Bishop Teaching Award and the 1997 Murray Stokely Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is an active member in ASME and ASEE, and serves as an ABET program evaluator for ASME.


PhD, University of Michigan, 1983
MS, Clemson University, 1980
BS, Clemson University, 1978

Research Interests

Nuclear reactor thermal-hydraulics, fluid mechanics of swirling flows, multiphase heat transfer and hyrdrodynamics.

Selected Publications

McClusky, H.L., Holloway, M.V, Conover, T.A., Beasley, D.E., Conner, M.E., Smith, L.D., "Mapping of the Lateral Flow Field in Typical Subchannels of a Support Grid with Vanes," J. Fluids Engineering, Vol. 125, pp 987, (2003).

Holloway, M.V "The Effect of Support Grid Features on Local, Single-Phase Heat Transfer Measurements in Rod Bundles," J. Heat Transfer, Vol. 126, pp 43, (2004).

Holloway, M.V., Conover, T.A., McClusky, H.L., Beasley, D.E., and Conner, M.E., "The Effect of Support Grid Design on Azimuthal Variation in Heat Transfer Coefficients for Rod Bundles," J. of Heat Transfer, Vol. 127, pp 598, (2005).

Holloway, M.V., Beasley, D.E., and Conner, M.E., "Single-Phase Convective Heat Transfer in Rod Bundles," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 238, pp 848-858, (2008).

Miller, Richard s. and D.E. Beasley, `` On Stairwell and Elevator Shaft Pressurization for Smoke Control in Tall Buildings,'' Building and Environment, 44, 1306-1317, 2009.

Miller, Richard S. and D.E. Beasley, " Smoke Control by Pressurization in Stairwells and Elevator Shafts," The Singapore Engineer, 6-11, February, 2009.

Donald Beasley