Boyd Gatlin, Ph.D.

Boyd Gatlin

Emeritus Associate Professor

Office: 319C Walker Engineering Building
P 662.325.7298


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering.

Teaching Areas

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Gas Dynamics
  • Computational Heat Transfer
  • Computational Engineering

Research Areas

  • Computational Bio-fluid Dynamics
  • Gas particle flows

Funding Agencies

  • NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Pratt & Whitney
  • Sandia National Labs
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • Medical College of Ohio

Select Journal Publications

  • Chen, H., Sims, R. A., Mountain, J. R., Burnside, G., Reddy, R. N., Mazumder, M. K., and Gatlin, B., "Powder Coating Process Parameters for a Transfer Efficiency Model," Particulate Science and Technology, Vol. 14., No. 3, 1996, pp. 239-254.
  • Hammersley, J. R., Olson, D. E., Reddy, R. N., Arabshahi, A., and Gatlin, B., "Computational Modeling of Airflows in the Smaller Airways," American Review of Respiratory Diseases, Vol. 145, p. A32, April 1993.
  • Luong, P. V., Thompson, J.F., and Gatlin, B., "Solution-Adaptive and Quality-Enhancing Grid Generation," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 30, No.2, pp. 227-234, March-April 1993.

Select Conference Proceedings

  • Hammersley, J.R., Olsen, D.E., Reddy, R.N., Burnside, G.G., Cuicchi, C., and Gatlin, B., "Computational Modeling of paticulate Transport and Deposition in Multi-Branched Models," American Association of Aerosol Research, 16th Annual Conference, Denver, CO, October 13-17, 1997.
  • Gatlin, B., Cuicchi, C.E., Olson, D.E., Hammersley, J.R., Reddy, R.N., and Burnside, G., "Computation of Converging and Diverging Flow Through an Asymmetric Tubular Bifurcation," ASME Summer Fluids Engineering Conference, Vancouver, BC, June 1997.
  • Chen, H., Gatlin, B., Burnside, G., Reddy, R.N., Kandrapa, V.K., and Mazumder, M.K., "A Transfer Efficiency Model for Powder Coating Process," IEEE Industry Applications Society 1995 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, October 1995.

Honors and Awards

  • Pi Tau Sigma
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Eli Lilly Assistant Professor, Duke University, 1991-92
  • NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, 1990

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)