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Dr. Adeel Khalid PhD

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Author Bio(s)

Tahir Upshaw is from Lithonia Georgia, where he graduated from Arabia Mountain High School in 2012. In 2016, Tahir was an intern/co-op at Murata Electronics, and he was also the Hot Topics Chair on KAB, the largest programming board on campus. His research won third place in the state of Georgia at the annual STEM Symposium for PSLSAMP. In 2018, he graduated from the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

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The following research involves conducting a confirmation of test bench results, and parametric cycle analysis. The results from these two methods of data collection is meant to show relationship between both. Where the data of the price induction can be verified with the parametric cycle analysis of the individual components to calculate the thrust and efficiency. Once we compare both methods, it will allow us to move on to part two of the research which involves determining how to make gas turbine engines more efficient based on the collected data.