Corin Segal

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 392 - 6132

Mail: 320 MAE-A Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL 32611

Formal Education

Dr. Corin Segal has received his B.S. and M.S. from the Polytechnical Institute of Bucharest, Romania in 1975. He spent eleven years in industry, mostly as an aerodynamicist with the Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 1991 and subsequently joined the University of Florida  where he currently is an Associate Professor.  Currently Dr. Segal acts as the Executive Director of the Institute for Future Space Transportation, a NASA URETI established in 2002.  Dr. Segal is an AIAA Associate Fellow.

Research Activity

- Evaluation of the combustion characteristics of polycyclic hydrocarbons, synthesized by Prof. A. P. Marchand at the University of North Texas.

- Combustion of liquid hydrocarbon formulations in supersonic flows.

- Oscillating Flows in Supersonic Inlets for PDE.

- Effects of Energetic Additives on Ignition Delay Time.

- Shock-Droplet interactions.

- Fuel Injection and Mixing in Inlets for Hypersonic Flight.

- Flame Stability in Supersonic, Initially Non-Premixed Flames.

Dr. Segal's research has recieved support from ONR, NASA, DoD, and Boeing/Rocketdyne.

Recent Publications

D. W. Mikolaitis, C. Segal, and A. Chandy, “Ignition Delay for JP-10/Air and JP-10/High Energy Density Fuel/Air Mixtures”, to appear in the Journal of Propulsion and Power.

S. Mullagiri, C. Segal and P. J. Hubner, “Oscillating Flows In A Model Pulse Detonation Engine Inlet”, AIAA Journal, vol. 41, no. 2, February 2003, pp. 324-331.

J. Gustavsson, V. Nori and C. Segal, “Inlet/Engine Interactions in an Axisymmetric Pulse Detonation Engine System”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 19, no. 2, March 2003, pp. 282-286.

A. P. Marchand, H. G. Kruger, T. D. Power and C. Segal, "Synthesis and Properties of Polycyclic Cage Hydrocarbons (High Energy Density Fuels) and of Polycyclic Cage Organonitro Compounds (Insensitive High-Energy Explosives)" Kem. Ind. 2002, 51, 51-67 (invited review paper)

M. G. Owens, S. Mullagilli, C. Segal, P. J. Ortwerth and A. B. Mathur, “Thermal Choking Analyses In A Supersonic Combustor”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 17, no. 3, May-June 2001, pp. 611-616.

M. G. Owens, S. Mullagiri, C. Segal and V. A. Vinogradov, “Effects of Fuel Pre-injection on Mixing in a Mach 1.6 Airflow”, Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 17, no. 3, May-June 2001, pp. 605-610.

C. Segal, S. Pethe and K. R. Williams, “Combustion of High-Energy-High-Density Fuels”, Combust. Sci. and Tech., vol.163, pp. 229-244, Feb. 2001.

M. Owens and C. Segal, “Development of a Hybrid-Fuzzy Air Temperature Controller for a Supersonic Combustion Test Facility”, Experiments in Fluids, vol. 31, no. 1, 2001, pp. 26-33.


The Research Group

The Combustion Group

Last Updated: July 22, 2003