Thong Dang


  • Ph.D., MIT

Research Interests:

  • Fluid Mechanics, CFD
  • Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Turbomachine
  • Energy & Indoor Environment Quality

Current Research:

Professor Dang’s research interests are in fluid mechanics (CFD), aerodynamics, propulsion, turbomachine and energy and indoor environment quality.

In the area of aerodynamics/propulsion/turbomachine, research interests include novel airfoil concepts for propulsion and circulation control by embedding the crossflow fan into the airfoil/wing, development of a turbomachine model in full aircraft CFD simulations operating at conditions where the turbofan engines are exposed to extreme inlet distortion, inverse method for turbomachine blades.

In the area of lndoor Air Quality (IAQ) and Energy Systems, research interests include studies to improve the personal micro-environment in built-environments (e.g. building offices, aircraft cabins) using local air delivery and removal systems, control of natural ventilation in tall buildings with aerodynamic shape via manipulating building envelope pressure loading with emphasis on the use of novel concepts to synergistically harvest wind energy and improve IAQ, and flow/thermal management from server to data-center room levels.

Courses Taught:

  • AEE 343 Compressible Flow
  • AEE 446 Aerospace Propulsion
  • MAE 571 Applications of CFD
  • MAE 585 Principles of Turbomachines
  • MAE 771 Computational Fluid Mechanics

Selected Publications:

Sivakumar, P. and Dang, T.Q., “Building Envelope Wind Pressure Manipulation for Streamlined High- Rise Buildings,” International Journal of Ventilation, vol. 13, no. 1, June 2014.

Sarimurat, M. and Dang, T.Q., “An Analytical Model for Boundary Layer Control via Steady Blowing and Its Application to NACA-65-410 Cascade,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, vol. 136, June 2014.

Abdelmaksoud, W., Dang, T., Khalifa, E. and Schmidt, R., “Improved Computational Fluid Dynamics Model for Open-Aisle Air-Cooled Data Center,” ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, vol. 135, issue 3, 2013.

Sarimurat, M. and Dang, T.Q., “Management of Passage Shock Location in Diverging Flow Passages by Blowing/Suction. Part 1: Quasi-I D Compressible Flow Theory,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 28, no. 6, 2012. Part 2: Applications to Nozzles and Cascades,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 28, no. 6, 2012.

Dygert, R.K. and Dang, T.Q., “Mitigation of Cross-Contamination in Aircraft Cabin via Localized Exhaust,” Building & Environment, vol. 45 (9) 2010.

Dang T. and Bushnell P., “Fluid Mechanics of Cross-Flow Fan and its Application to Aircraft Propulsion,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences (invited paper), vol. 45, Jan.-April 2009.

Dygert, R.K. and Dang, T., “Experimental Investigation of Embedded Cross-Flow Fan for Airfoil Propulsion/Circulation Control,” AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 25, no. 1, Jan. 2009.