Philip M. Gerhart

Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering

PhD, University of Illinois, Mechanical Engineering

Koch Center Room 250A
812-488-2651
pg3@evansville.edu

Professor Gerhart is Dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science and professor of mechanical and civil engineering at the University of Evansville. He is a registered professional engineer in Indiana and Ohio. He has been teaching at UE since 1984.

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Education:

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BSME, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, the University of Akron
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering (later, Department of Mechanical and Civil Engineering), the University of Evansville
  • Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, the University of Evansville

Specialty Areas:

  • Fluid Mechanics and Compressible Flow
  • Thermal Sciences
  • Power Plant Engineering
  • Performance Testing

Professional Engineer Registration:

  • Indiana
  • Ohio

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Phi Kappa Phi, Academic Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society

Major Honors and Awards:

  • Hemingway Medal, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Life Fellow Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Performance Test Codes Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Faculty Senate of the United Methodist Church Outstanding Teacher Award
  • Silver Beaver, Boy Scouts of America

Publications

Books

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (with R. J. Gross), Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1985

Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics [2nd Edition] (with R. J. Gross and J. I. Hochstein), Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1992

Fluid Machinery-Application, Selection, and Design [2nd Edition] (with T. R. Wright), CRC Press, 2009

Munson, Young, and Okiishi’s Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics [8nd Edition] (with A.L.Gerhart and J. I. Hochstein), John Wiley and Sons, 2016

Significant Papers

Gerhart, P., Nuspl, S., Wood, C. and Lovejoy, S.; "Evaluation of Velocity Probes for Measuring Non-Uniform GasFlow in Large Ducts"; ASME Journal of Engineering for Power, Oct, 1978

Gerhart, P.; "Averaging Methods for Determining the Performance of Large Fans"; ASME Journal of Engineering for Power, April, 1981

Gerhart, P. and Jorgensen, R.; "Uncertainty Analysis: What Place in Performance Test Codes?"; ASME Paper 84-JPGC/PTC-9, 1984

Gerhart, P., Heil, T., and Phillips, J.; "Steam Generator Performance Calculation Strategies for ASME PTC 4"; ASME Paper 91-IJPGC/PTC-1, 1991 (Awarded "Outstanding Paper" by Board on Performance Test Codes)

Gerhart, A.L. and Gerhart, P.M.; “Laboratory-Scale Steam Power Plant Study – Rankine CyclerTM Comprehensive Experimental Analysis.”; Proceedings of American Society for Engineering Education Annual Meeting, Honolulu HI; 2007

Nuspl, S.P. and Gerhart, P.M.; “Reduced Load Fan Performance Testing for Input Power Determination”; Proceedings of ASME Power 2007; San Antonio, 2007

Henry, R.E., Jorgensen, R., and Gerhart, P.M.; “Uncertainty Analysis in Fan Testing”; Proceedings of ASME Power 2007; San Antonio, 2007

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Office Phone:
812-488-2652

Office E-mail:
bb78@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 268, Koch Center for Engineering and Science