PO Box 5705
Potsdam, NY 13699-5705
Current research projects include 1) Directional Solidification: Simulation of semiconductor materials solidification including radiation, conduction, thermosolutal convection, and mass transfer. Calculations are verified by earth-based experiments and are used to design microgravity experiments aboard NASA's Space Shuttle. Crystal compositional homogeneity and excessive stress are of primary importance; 2) Welding: Transient calculation of thermal, stress, and electric fields during resistance spot welding; and 3) Gas-Particle Flow: Gas-particle flow with particle-wall collisions are examined for designing particle separators for turbine inlets, cleanrooms. Funding for these research projects come from NASA, NSF and CAMP.
Specific Topics of Interest
- Computational fluid mechanics
- Heat and mass transfer