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H. Kieran McCabe


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Office: ERB 118
Advisor: Jaal Ghandhi

MS expected Summer 2017


Spray and Combustion Visualization in a Production Direct Injection Spark Ignition Two-Stroke Engine

Long Term Goals


  • BS Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


  • 2014-2015: Project Engineering Intern - Polaris Industries Inc.
  • 2013-2015: Undergraduate Research Assistant - T.E Murphy Engine Research Lab
  • 2013-2014: Undergraduate Research Assistant - UMN UAV Research Lab


  • H. Kieran McCabe, William Northrop, and James Van de Ven, "Effects of Variable Piston Trajectory on Indicated Efficiency Using a Quasi-Dimensional Spark-Ignition Model and Genetic Algorithm Optimization", SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-0546, April 2016
  • Thomas Sullivan, James Van de Ven, William Northrop, and H. Kieran McCabe, "Integrated Mechanical and Thermodynamic Optimization of an Engine Linkage Using a Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithm", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design Technical Brief, Dec. 2014


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