Michael T. Boyle, Ph.D.Mike Boyle faculty photo

Associate Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Maine
5711 Boardman Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5711
207.581.2144; boyle@maine.edu

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Connecticut, 1984

Teaching Areas:
Intro to Mechanical Engineering; Statics; Dynamics; Thermodynamics I & II; Turbomachine Design; Macroscopic Thermodynamics

External Engagements:

  • Maine Space Grant Consortium, 2011
  • NASA, 2010
  • S. Department of Energy, 2001 – 2005
  • River Valley Growth Council, 2003
  • Bath Iron Works, 1999
  • Merrill Air Technology, 1995
  • USDA, 1995
  • Textron Lycoming Corporation, 1984 – 1989

Research Areas:

  • Experimental Convection Heat Transfer
  • Gas Turbine Aerodynamics
  • Wind Tunnel Design and Testing
  • Thermodynamic Analysis of Power Systems
  • Steam and Gas Turbine Power Plant Analysis

Principal Sponsors:

  • Textron, MSGC, USDOE, NASA

Select Research / Collaboration Activities:

  • Secondary Flow in a Gas Turbine Vane Passage, Textron
  • Endwall Convection Heat Transfer, Textron
  • Convection Heat Transfer Distribution on a Rectangular Semiconductor Component, National Semiconductor
  • Light Transmission and Passive Cooling of Flood Light Shrouds, Bath Iron Works
  • Superheated Steam Drying, Merrill Air Technology
  • Performance Prediction for a Hydro-Pneumatic Power Plant, Central Maine Power

Select Publications / Conference Presentations:

  • Boyle, MT., “Dimensional Analysis for Package Designers,” Electronics Cooling, Volume 7, August 2001.
  • Boyle, MT. and Leclair, SE., “The Effects of Secondary Flows on the Convective Heat Transfer from a Heated Block in an Airstream,” Presented at the 1997 ASME National Heat Transfer Conference and published in the proceedings.
  • Boyle, MT. and Wardwell, SE., “The Three Dimensional Vortex System Near the Cover of a Rectangular Package Shape Mounted in a Duct”, Presented at the 1995 ASME National Heat Transfer Conference and published in the proceedings.
  • Boyle, MT., Simonds, M., and Poon, K., “A Comparison of Secondary Flow in a Vane Cascade and a Curved Duct,” ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, October 1989 (also presented at 1988 ASME Winter Annual Meeting).
  • Boyle, MT. and Langston, LS., “Asymmetrical Boundary Layer Separation at the Base of a Two-Cylinder Geometry,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, May 1989 (also presented at 1988 ASME/AIAA First National Fluid Dynamics Congress).
  • Langston, LS. and Boyle, MT., “A New Surface-Streamline Flow-Visualization Technique,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 125, 1982.
  • Weinstein, S., Bowley, W., Ho, T. and Boyle, MT., “Extensibility Characteristics of the Human Cheek: A Pilot Study,” Journal of Dental Research, 62(3), March 1983.