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Gary V. Smith

Gary V. Smith



1985–Present: Professor Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1975–1985: Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1973–1975: Instructor of Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University

1968–1971: Instructor of Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University


  • Modeling, Analysis and Design of Fluid Control and Power Systems
  • Fluidic Pumping for Hazardous Fluids
  • System Identification
  • Fluid Sensors


Ph.D, Penn State University

MS, Miss. State University

BS, Miss. State University

Professional Service

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Instrument Society of America
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Tennessee)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Outstanding MABE Teacher, 2010
  • College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Advisor, 2005


"Performance Characteristics of Plane-Wall Venturi-Like Reverse Flow Diverters," with R.Counce, Journal of I&EC Process Design and Development, American Chemical Society, Vol. 23, pp. 259-299,  1984

"Wear Measurement and Chip Detection of a Moving Shear Blade using Fluid Proximity Sensors," Proceedings of the 1984 American Control Conference, Vol. 3, San Diego, CA,  1984

"Performance Characteristics of Axisymmetric Venturi-Like Reverse-Flow Diverters," with R.M. Counce, ASME Paper 84-WA/DSC-9, New Orleans, LA,  1984

"A Mathematical Model of the Input Characteristics of Laminar Proportional Amplifiers," International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, Vol. 6, No. 1,  1986

"Performance Characteristics of Axisymmetric Venturi-Like Reverse Flow Diverters," with R.M. Counce, The Journal of Fluid Control, Vol. 16, No. 4,  1986

"Performance Characteristics of a Continuous-Flow Fluidic Pump," with R.M. Counce, Journal of I&EC Process Design and Development, American Chemical Society,  1988

Gary V. Smith

Contact Information

  • 206A Dougherty Engineering Building
  • Phone: 865-974-5271
  • E-mail:

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