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Larry Villasmil

Associate Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-5304
Office Location
70-1325

Larry Villasmil

Associate Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BSME, Universidad del Tachira (Venezuela); MSME, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

585-475-5304

Currently Teaching

MCET-535
2 Credits
Students perform laboratory experiments in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer. Students will do a group project involving the design, modification, and analysis of a Thermo-Fluid system, its instrumentation, method of test, data analysis and final report presentation. Special emphasis is placed on report preparation and computer-aided data reduction.
MCET-330
3 Credits
This course involves the study of the basics of fluid mechanics and fluid power. Areas of study include pressure, forces, viscosity, bulk modulus, flow characterization, efficiency and losses. Fluid Power systems and components are also reviewed including hydraulic/pneumatic systems, pumps, compressors, actuators, valves, accumulators, and directional control valves.
MFET-797
3 Credits
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation.
MFET-790
3 Credits
The MMSI thesis is based on thorough literature review and experimental substantiation of a problem, by the candidate, in an appropriate topic. A written proposal has to be defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee. The proposal defense is followed by experimental work, a formal written thesis, and oral presentation of findings. The candidate should have completed the requisite courses for the program before enrolling for the thesis.
MCET-430
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the properties of pure substances, gas laws, first law of thermodynamics, along with an introduction to fluid mechanics are studied and applied. Students learn through an integrated presentation of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics how to approach and solve reasonable thermal-fluid problems. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, specific heat, ideal gases, work, energy, lumped systems, fluid statics, conservation of mass/energy, laminar, and turbulent flow. Examples are drawn from mechanical, and electrical mechanical engineering technology.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Villasmil, Larry A. "Numerical Simulations of Gas-Centered Swirl-Coaxial Injectors for Rocket Engine Applications. Evaluating the Ability of “Standard” Turbulence Models in Capturing the Complex Nature of Spray Atomization." Proceedings of the AIAA Aviation 2016, Washington D.C. June 13-17 2016. Ed. N/A. Washington, District of Columbia: AIAA (Thomson Reuters), 2016. Web.
Gautam, Amitabh S., et al. "A Comparison of the Emissions from Gasoline vs. Compressed Natural Gas for an Electronic Fuel Injected Two Cylinder, Four-Stroke Engine." Proceedings of the SAE - 2012 Small Engine Technology Conference & Exhibition. Ed. SAE. Madison, WI: n.p., 2012. Print.
Villasmil, Larry A. and Robert D. Garrick. "Implementing a Virtual Laboratory for a Directed and Synchronous Student Learning Experience; Combining Virtual and Real Experimentation: An Effort to Enhance Students' Conceptual Understanding of Fluid Power." Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Educators 119th Annual Conference & Exposition. Ed. ASEE. San Antonio, TX: n.p., 2012. Print.
Garrick, Robert, et al. "The Impact of a Technology Rich Environment with Active Learning Techniques on Engineering Education." Proceedings of the 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference INTED 2012. Ed. INTED. Valencia, Spain: n.p., 2012. Print.
Villasmil, Larry A. and Ananda Himansu. "A Comparison in The Performance of 1st Order and 2nd Order Turbulence Models in Reproducing the Liquid Film Length Unsteady Response to Momentum Flux Ratio in Gas-Centered Swirl-Coaxial Injectors in Rocket Engine Applications." Proceedings of the 24TH ILASS Americas Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems. Ed. ILASS Americas. San Antonio, TX: n.p., 2012. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Kim, Spencer, et al. "Increasing Engagement in the Materials Science Classroom Through the Use of Guided Inquiry in a Technology Rich Learning Environment." 5th International Materials Education Symposium. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, United Kingdom. 5 Apr. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Dell, Elizabeth, Robert Garrick, and Larry Villasmil. "Creating Technology-Rich Learning Environments for the Classroom." 2013 International Higher Education Teaching and Learning (HETL) Association Conference. University of Central Florida. Orlando, Florida. 15 Jan. 2013. Conference Presentation.
Villasmil, Larry A. and Robert D. Garrick. "TRiLE - The Use of a Technology Rich Interactive Environment in the Classroom to Ensure Student Engagement and Success." RIT's annual Faculty Institute on Teaching & Learning. The Wallace Center at RIT. Rochester, NY. 31 May 2012. Conference Presentation.
Book Chapter
Garrick, Robert, et al. "Creating Technology Rich Learning Environments for the Classroom." Cutting-edge Technologies in Higher Education, Volume 6E. Ed. Charles Wankel and Patrick Blessinger. Bingley BD16 1WA, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013. 263-306. Print.
Journal Paper
LaCarte, Joseph, et al. "Modern Tools for Communication in Concurrent Engineering." GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology 1. (1) (2012): 66-72. Print.
Published Article
Published Article: Garrick, Robert, ScottAnson, Elizabeth Dell, Carol Romanowski,Michael Slifka and Larry Villasmil.“Accelerating Untenured FacultyScholarship.” Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC), 3-5 Feb. 2010. n.p. Print. *
Garrick, Robert, ScottAnson, Mario Castro-Cedeno, Elizabeth Dell,Christopher Greene, Carol Romanowski, Michael Slifka, Larry Villasmil, and James Lee. “UFAST - Practical advice for accelerating new faculty scholarship.” ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, 2010. n.p. Web. *