Assistant Professor of Engineering
Assistant Professor of Engineering1-603-646-6656
- B.S., Mechanical Engineering, CMU 2001
- M.S., Mechanical Engineering, MIT 2006
- Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT 2010
Fluid mechanics as related to marine propulsion, wind energy, and hydrokinetic energy; aeromechanical simulation and modeling of wind turbines; propulsion system design; analysis and optimization of hydrokinetic turbine systems.
Current Research Projects
- Aeroelastic modeling of offshore wind turbines
- Flapping foil propulsion for shipping vessels
- Hydraulic power transfer for hydrokinetic turbine systems
- OpenProp: integrated rotor design and analysis
- B. Epps and R. Kimball, "Unified Rotor Lifting Line Theory‚" Journal of Ship Research (2013) 57(4):1-21.
- T. Truscott, B. Epps, and J. Belden, "Water Entry of Projectiles," Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics (2014) 46:355-378.
- M. Wright, B. Epps, A. Dropkin, and T. Truscott, "Cavitation of a Submerged Jet," Experiments in Fluids (2013) 54:1541.
- T. Truscott, B. Epps, and A. Techet, “Unsteady forces on spheres during free-surface water entry,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics (2012) 704:173-210.
- B. Epps, O. Víquez, and C. Chryssostomidis, “Dual-operating-point blade optimization for high-speed propellers,” 11th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2011), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, September 2011.
- C. Chryssostomidis, X. Luo, B. Epps, G. Karniadakis, “Comparison of turbulence models of simulating flow in waterjets,” FAST 2011, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, September 2011.
- B. Epps, T. Truscott, and A. Techet, “Evaluating derivatives of experimental data using smoothing splines,” Mathematical Methods in Engineering International Symposium, Coimbra, Portugal, October 2010.
- B. Epps, J. Ketcham, and C. Chryssostomidis, “Propeller blade stress estimates using lifting line theory,” Grand Challenges in Modeling and Simulation, Ottawa, Canada, July 2010.
- B. Epps and A. Techet, “An error threshold criterion for singular value decomposition modes extracted from PIV data,” Experiments in Fluids (2010) 48:355-367.
- B. Epps, M. Stanway, and R. Kimball, “OpenProp: an open-source design tool for propellers and turbines,” SNAME Propellers and Shafting, Williamsburg, VA, September 2009.
- B. Epps, P. Valdivia, K. Youcef-Toumi, and A. Techet, “Swimming performance of a biomimetic compliant fish-like robot,” Experiments in Fluids (2009) 47:927-939.
- B. Epps and A. Techet, “Impulse generated during unsteady maneuvering of swimming fish,” Experiments in Fluids (2007) 43:691-700.
- G. Sinclair and B. Epps, “On the logarithmic stress singularities induced by the use of displacement shape functions in boundary conditions in submodelling,” Communications in Numerical Methods in Engineering (2002) 18:121-130.
- Wunsch Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009
- Link Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship, 2007
- Member, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics (APS DFD)
- Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
- Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Member, North American Wind Energy Academy (NAWEA)
- Member, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)
- Technical Editor, "Principles of Naval Architecture: Propulsion," by Kerwin and Hadler, SNAME, 2010
The pop-up effect: Why buoyant spheres don’t always leap out of the water
November 2, 2016
Exploring the Future of Wind and Hydrokinetic Energy
October 23, 2013
In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine
The TA Experience
Web Extra, August 2016
New Naval Architecture Class Inspires Engineering Design
Web Extra, April 2014
The Business Case for Sustainability
A Conversation with Assistant Professor Brenden Epps
Web Extra, December 2012
Welcome: New Prof and Overseer
Dartmouth Engineering Professor Brenden Epps
Seminar: Rapid Aeromechanical Design of Marine Propellers and Wind Turbines