Publications



Weetman, R. J. (contributor), Paul, E. L., Atiemo-Obeng, V. A., Kresta, S. M. (Editors), "Handbook of Industrial Mixing", John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ ,2004

Roussinova, V.T., Kresta, S.M., Weetman,R.J.,“Low Frequency Macroinstabilities in a Stirred Tank: Scale-up and Prediction Based on Large Eddy Simulations.” Submitted Chem. Eng. Science.

Weetman, R. J., Gigas, B., "Mixer Mechanical Design - Fluid Forces", Proceedings 19th International Plump Users Symposium, Feb.25-28, 2002, Houston, Texashttp://turbolab.tamu.edu/pubs/Pump19/p19pg203.pdf

Kevin J Bittorf, K.J., Roussinova, V.T., Kresta, S.M., Weetman,R.J., Bhattacharya, S., “Does Reynolds Similarity Scaling Hold for Scale Up of a Mixing Tank?”, AIChE 2001 Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-9, Reno Hilton, Reno, NV 

Dickey, D.S, et.el, Mixing Equipment (Impeller Type) AIChE Equipment Testing Procedure,Pub. 3rd Ed., Pub E-30, Copyright 2001, AIChE, NY, NY.

Weetman, R. J., "What Customers can Expect from Mixing Vendors", NAMF Mixing XVIII, June 24-29, 2001, Pocono Manor, Penn.

 Roussinova, V.T., Weetman, R. J., Kresta, S.M., "Large Eddy Simulation of Macroinstabilities in a Stirred Tank with Validation at Two Scales", NAMF Mixing XVIII, June 24-29, 2001, Pocono Manor, Penn.

Marshall ,E., Bakker, A., Oshinowo, L.,Weetman, R.J.,”Comparison of Turbulence Models in CFD Predictions of Flow Patterns and Power Draw in Stirred Tanks”, MIXING XVII, Banff, Alberta, Canada (June 1999).

Weetman, R. J., "Examining Flow Structures In a Mixing Vessel Using 
Computational Fluid Dynamics", 1998 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 15-20, Miami Beach, FL

Weetman, R. J., "Computer Simulation Helps Increase Life of Impeller in Alumina Hydrate Precipitation from 2 to 8 Years", J of Materials Engineering and Performance ,V7(4) Aug.98 p491-494.

Weetman, R. J., "A510 Impeller System", 1997 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov.16-21, Los Angeles CA

Weetman, R. J., "The Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Mixing Impeller Development", Mixing XVI, Williamsburg, VA, June 1997

Weetman, R. J., "Automated Sliding Mesh CFD Computations for Fluidfoil Impellers", 9th European Conference on Mixing, Paris, France, March 1997

Ducoste, Joel J., Clark, Mark M., Weetman, R. J., "The Evaluation of the Fluid Mechanics Generated in the Flocculation Process: Effects of Tank Size and Impeller Type", AIChE, January 1997

Weetman, R. J., "Sliding Mesh CFD Computations for Fluidfoil Impellers", AIChE Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, November 1996

Weetman, R. J., "Sliding Mesh CFD Computations for Fluidfoil Impellers", Fluent Inc. Users Groups Meeting, Burlington, VT, June 1996

Weetman, R. J., "LDA and CFD in Mixing", Mixing XV, 15th Biennial North American Mixing Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, June 1995

Weetman, R. J., Kelly, J. R., "Computational Fluid Mixing (CFM) Pre-Processor for Fluent CFD Code, Fluent User’s Group Meeting, Burlington, VT, August 1995

Weetman, R. J., "Development of an Erosion Resistant Mixing Impeller for Large Scale Solid Suspension Applications with CFD Comparisons", 8th European Conference on Mixing, Cambridge, UK, September 1994

Nienow, A. W., Weetman, R. J., Buckland, B. C., Hunt, G., "A Fluid Dynamic Study of the Retrofitting of a Large Pilot Plant Scale Agitated Bioreactor", 3rd International Conference on Bioreactor & Bioprocess Fluid Dynamics, Cambridge, UK, September 1993

Fraser, G. M.,Kubera, P. M.,Schutte, M. D., Weetman, R. J.,   "Process/Mechanical Design Aspects for LIGHTNIN A315 Agitators in Minerals Oxidation", Randol Gold Forum, Beaver Creek, September 1993

Weetman, R. J., "Development of Erosion Resistant Mixing Impeller", Mixing 14, Santa Barbara, CA, June 1993

Weetman, R. J., "Modeling Solid Suspensions in Mixing Tanks", Fluent Inc. Users’ Group, Burlington, VT, October 1992

Weetman, R. J., "Development of Transitional Flow Impeller and The Use of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Mixing", (Keynote paper), 1992 I Chem. E. Research Symposium, Manchester, England, January 1992

Weetman, R. J., "Development of Transitional Flow Mixing Impeller", 7th European Conference on Mixing, Brugge, Belgium, September 1991

Weetman, R. J., "Development of Transitional Flow Mixing Impeller", Mixing XIII, Banff, Canada, June 1991

Salzman, R. N., Weetman, R. J., "New Mixing Technology", ACHEMA, Frankfurt, Germany, June 1991

Salzman, R. N., Webster, W. C., Weetman, R. J., "Dynamic Mixers Turn More to Reinforced Plastics", Chemical Engineering Progress, 39-44, June 1991

Weetman, R. J., Coyle, C. K., "The Use of Fluidfoil Impellers in Viscous Mixing Applications", AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 1989

Oldshue, J. Y., Weetman, R. J.,Coyle, C. K., Honig, J. L., "Mixing With Open Impellers in Higher Viscosity Fluids", Vistechn Proceedings, 1989

Hutchings, B. J., Weetman, R. J.,  Bharatan, R. P., "Computation of Flow Fields in Mixing Tanks with Experimental Verification", ASME Winter Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 1989

Weetman, R. J., "The Use of Fluidfoil Impellers in Viscous Mixing Applications", Mixing XIII Engineering Foundation Conference, Potosi, MI, August 1989

Oldshue, J. Y., Post, T.A., Weetman, R. J., "Comparison of Mass Transfer Characteristics in Fermenter-type Geometrics:  Effect of Impeller and Sparge Design", Mixing XIII Engineering Foundation Conference, Potosi, MI, August 1989

Nienow, A. W., Buckland, BC, Weetman, R. J., "Large Scale Hydrodynamic Studies with Hydrofoil Impellers", Mixing XII Engineering Conference, Potosi, MI, August 1989

Weetman, R. J., Oldshue, J. Y., "Power, Flow and Shear Characteristics of Mixing Impellers", 6th European Conference on Mixing, Pavia, Italy, May 1988

Weetman,R.J., Panel Debate "Can Biotechnology Exploit Numerical Fluid Dynamics?", ASME WAM  Nov27-Dec2, 1988, Chicago, IL

Weetman, R. J., Oldshue, J. Y., Post, T. A. Coyle, C.K., "Comparison of Mass Transfer Characteristics of Radial and Axial Flow Impellers", 6th European Conference on Mixing, Pavia, Italy, May 1988

Weetman, R. J., Oldshue, J. Y., "Power, Flow and Shear Characteristics of Mixing Impellers", Mixing XI Engineering Foundation Conference, New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire, August 1987

Kubera, P. M., Coyle, C. K., Weetman, R. J.,  "Improved Draft Tube Aeration Efficiency with Nonfouling Impeller", 59th Annual Conference Water Pollution Control Federation, Los Angeles, CA, October 1986

Weetman, R. J., "Turbulence Measurements from Mixing Impellers", Mixing X Engineering Foundation Conference, New England College, Henniker, New Hampshire, August 1983

Salzman, R.N., Coyle, C. K., Weetman, R. J.,  Pharamond, JC, "High Efficiency Impeller for Slurry Storage", 8th International Technical Conference on Slurry Transportation," San Francisco, CA, March 1983

Weetman, R. J. (contributor), Oldshue, J. Y., "Fluid Mixing Technology", McGraw-Hill, New York, NY, 1983.

Weetman, R. J., Salzman, R. N., "Impact of Side Flow on Mixing Impeller", Chemical Engineering Progress, June 1981

Weetman, R. J., "Calculation of Inlet Flows by Means of a Closed Vorticity Distribution Applied to Ducted Propellers", J. of Hydronautics, B. 7, N. 4, October 1973, p. 153-160, with Duane E. Cromack.

Weetman, R. J., "Calculation of Inlet Flows by Means of a Closed Vorticity Distribution Applied to Ducted Propellers", 103 pages, with Duane E. Cromack, Report No. THEMIS-UM-72-11, Contract No. ONR=N00014-68-A-0146-6, 12.

Weetman, R.J., Translation from German of: "The Calculation of the Pressure Distribution on a Cascade of Thick Airfoils by Means of Fredholm Integral Equations of the Second Kind" by E. Martensen, NASA TT  F-702.

Weetman, R. J., "Ducted Propellers – A Review and Description of Current Investigation" with Duane E. Cromack, Report No. THEMIS-UM


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