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Ya-Ting Liao

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Creates computational models of combustion, fire and fire behavior and develops fire-resistant structures
Office: 619 Glennan
Phone Number: (216) 368-0048

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2011
M.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 2007
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 2004
B.S., Physics, National Taiwan University, 2004

Research Interests

Improves the accuracy and realism of computational models of combustion, fire, and fire behavior. Designs experiments that provide data for modeling parameters. Uses computational models of fire to predict fire behavior and to characterize safety risks in specific situations. Develops safer structures that reduce the chance that fires will start, or, that limit the damage that a fire would cause.

Publications

Urban, D., Ferkul, P., Olson, S., Ruff, G., Easton, J., T'ien, J., ... Jomaas, G. (2018). Flame spread: effects of microgravity and scale. Combustion and Flame, 199 (), 168-182.

Zhang, H., Liao, Y. T., Zhang, Z., & Cai, P. (2018). Effect of simulated microgravity on the circadian rhythm of Drosophila melanogaster. New Biotechnology, 44 ().

Li, C., & Liao, Y. T. (2018). Numerical investigation of flame splitting phenomenon in upward flame spread over solids with a two-stage pyrolysis model. Combustion Science and Technology, 190 (2), 2082-2096.

Li, C., Liao, Y. T., T'ien, J., Urban, D., Ferkul, P., Olson, S., ... Easton, J. (2018). Transient flame growth and spread processes over a large solid fabric in concurrent low-speed flows in microgravity - model versus experiment. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 37 (3), 4163-4171.

Park, J., Brucker, J., Seballos, R., Kwon, B., & Liao, Y. T. (2018). Concurrent flame spread over discrete thin fuels. Combustion and Flame, 191 (), 116-125.

Li, Y., & Liao, Y. T. (2018). Thermal analysis and pyrolysis modeling of NOMEX IIIA fabric. Combustion Science and Technology, 190 (9), 1580-1593.

Park, J., Brucker, J., Seballos, R., Kwon, B., & Liao, Y. T. (2018). Concurrent Flame Spread over Discrete Thin Fuels. Combustion and Flame, 191 (), 116-125.

Park, J., Brucker, J., Seballos, R., Kwon, B., & Liao, Y. T. (2018). Concurrent Flame Spread over Discrete Thin Fuels. Combustion and Flame, 191 (), 116-125.

Zhao, X., Liao, Y. T., Johnston, M., Tien, J. S., Ferkul, P., & Olson, S. (2016). Concurrent flame growth, spread, and quenching over composite fabric samples in low speed purely forced flow in microgravity. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36 (2), 2971-2978.