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Dr. Gary Rankin

Dr. G. Rankin

519-253-3000 ext. 2626
Office: 2177 CEI


  • Ph.D., The University of Windsor, 1980
  • M.A.Sc., The University of Windsor, 1974
  • B.A.Sc., The University of Windsor, 1971
  • Dip. Mech. Tech., St. Clair College, Windsor, 1968

Research Interests

  • Numerical and experimental modelling of micro-scale Ranque-Hilsch (Vortex) tubes to improve their cooling performance
  • Studies of unsteady supersonic jet flows in industrial applications and fluidic devices
  • Modelling of and non-moving part fluidic devices   
  • Synthetic jets and vortex ring flows and their applications

Professional Affiliations

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering (CSME)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Selected Publications

  • Karimi M., Jodoin B, Rankin GW, 2012, Shock-wave Induced Spraying: Gas and Particle Flow and Coating Analysis. Surface and Coatings Technology. 207: 435-442.
  • Lin, F., Rankin, G.W., 2011, An Efficient Numerical Model To Determine Synthetic Jet Ejector Performance, American Institute of Physics Conference Proceedings, 1389, 139-142, doi:10.1063/1.3636689.
  • Hamoudi, A.F., Fartaj, A. and Rankin, G.W., 2008, Performance Characteristics of a Micro-scale Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube, Journal of Fluids Engineering, 130, 10, 8 pages.
  • Kergourlay, G., Kouidri, S., Rankin, G.W. and Rey, R., 2006, Experimental Investigation of the 3D Unsteady Flow Field Downstream of Axial Fans, Journal of Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 17 (5), 303-314.
  • Fackrell, S., M. Mastroianni and G.W. Rankin, 2003, Model of the Filling of an Automotive Fuel Tank, Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 38, 519-532.