Kenneth Granlund

Associate Professor

  • Phone: (919) 513-1805
  • Office: Engineering Building III (EB3) 3314

Dr. Granlund is interested in unsteady experimental fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics and flow control.

The graduate students working under his direction are curious, motivated, and open to new ideas. A large part of research is to combine knowledge from several disciplines to solve difficult problems in easier ways. Dr. Granlund’s role as an advisor is to point students in the right direction and away from pitfalls while they train to become independent researchers.

He teaches MAE 342 Automotive Engineering, MAE 455 Boundary Layer Theory and MAE 552/495 Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Outside of work, Dr. Granlund enjoy hiking, bicycling and spending time with family outdoors.


Experimental Validation of an Iterative Learning-Based Flight Trajectory Optimizer for an Underwater Kite
Reed, J., Naik, K., Abney, A., Herbert, D., Fine, J., Vadlamannati, A., … Vermillion, C. (2024), IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology.
Blade element momentum theory for a skewed coaxial turbine
Elfering, K., Metoyer, R., Chatterjee, P., Mazzoleni, A., Bryant, M., & Granlund, K. (2023), OCEAN ENGINEERING, 269.
Analytical wake model for coaxial dual-rotor turbines
Hassan, M., Bryant, M., Mazzoleni, A., Ramaprabhu, P., & Granlund, K. (2022), 2022 OCEANS HAMPTON ROADS.
Autonomous Closed-Loop Experimental Characterization and Dynamic Model Validation of a Scaled Underwater Kite
Abney, A., Reed, J., Naik, K., Bryant, S., Herbert, D., Leonard, Z., … Vermillion, C. (2022), JOURNAL OF DYNAMIC SYSTEMS MEASUREMENT AND CONTROL-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 144(7).
Characterization of the Steady-State Operating Conditions of Tethered Coaxial Turbines
Williams, V. O., Bryant, S., Agrawal, S., Mazzoleni, A. P., Granlund, K., Ramaprabhu, P., & Bryant, M. (2022), 2022 OCEANS HAMPTON ROADS.
Demonstration of a Towed Coaxial Turbine Subscale Prototype for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting in Skew
Agrawal, S., Williams, V. O., Tong, X., Hassan, M., Muglia, M., Bryant, M., … Mazzoleni, A. P. (2022), 2022 OCEANS HAMPTON ROADS.
High streamwise airfoil oscillations at constant low and high incidence angles
Elfering, K., Narsipur, S., & Granlund, K. (2022), PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 34(8).
Novel Surface Flow-Reversal Sensor Applied to Detection of Airfoil Stall
Aleman, M. A., Gopalarathnam, A., & Granlund, K. (2022, May 13), JOURNAL OF AIRCRAFT, Vol. 5.
Store Separation Trajectory Clusters from Machine Learning
Gothard, W. D., & Granlund, K. O. (2022), JOURNAL OF AIRCRAFT, Vol. 59, pp. 117–125.
Back-imaging of polymer-ceramic pressure-sensitive paint
Turpin, A. M., Granlund, K. O., Hayashi, T., & Sakaue, H. (2021), MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 32(10).

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  • Unsteady Shock Interaction of Moving Bodies by Means of Mach-Froude Hydraulic Analogy
  • Dynamic Response of the Shear Layer to Cavity Door Operation at Supersonic Speeds
  • Device Design and Robust Periodic Motion Control of an Ocean Kite System for Hydrokinetic Energy Harvesting
  • Aerodynamic Forces on Slender Body in Supersonic Cavity
Kenneth Granlund