Two Phase Flows

This research focuses on different aspects of gas liquid flows including experimental testing and modeling of the turbulent structure of bubbly flows, investigation of two phase flow transitions in large diameter pipes and investigations of air-oil flows.

 

Boiling in Porous Media

This research is an experimental investigation into the boiling phenomenon over porous surfaces.

 

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Peer Reviewed Papers

Cavitation Detection

This project focused on the use of new experimental techniques to detect transient and steady state cavitation downstream of valves. This project was sponsored by Gosco Valves.

 

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Thesis Dissertations

Building Energy Modeling

This project focuses on the improvement of building energy modeling tools for sustainable building development. The models are applied to McMaster's new Hatch building.

 

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Thesis Dissertations

Peer Reviewed Papers

All published in ASHRAE Transactions

  • “A Solar PV-Thermal Energy Design Optimization Study of a Building Footprint Limited Net-Zero Energy Facility”, R. Cuthbert, F. Pan, K. Nieminen, K. Friedrich, D. Wilkinson, J.S. Cotton
  • "Targeting a Net-Zero Energy Student Center: Part 1-Thermal and Electrical Load Minimization." , T. Caldwell, R. Verschuere, K. Arfaei, J. S. Cotton, K. Friedrich, J. Anderson, M.Boroumand, B. Gregus, A. Murenbeeld, and D. Wilkinson.
  • "Targeting a Net-Zero Energy Student Center: Part 2--Systems to Meet Building Loads."  T. Caldwell, R. Verschuere, K. Arfaei, J. S. Cotton, K. Friedrich, J. Anderson, M.Boroumand, B. Gregus, A. Murenbeeld, and D. Wilkinson.

Natural Convection in Cavities

This research investigates the natural convection phenomenon in square cavities and square cavities with partitions.

 

Heat Pipes

This research focuses on the performance of wicked heat pipes and rotating heat pipes.

 

Flow & Heat Transfer in Jet Flows

This research focuses on the experimental investigations of the shear stress and heat transfer in wall and offset attaching jets.

 

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