Fluid mechanics is investigated by the faculty through
Yong Tao: Multiphase flow, flow in porous media and computational fluid dynamics
Tao,Yong used CFD modeling to study performance of wind turbine under icingconditions.
PI: Y.-X. Tao, “Physics-based Prediction of Maneuverability for Rotorcraft under Icing Conditions,” NASA Ames Research Center, subcontract from Mississippi State University, ($235,000). NASA Grant (NAG2-1232, Total $775,000)
PI for Thrust Area 4: Y.-X. Tao, “Modeling of Multiphase Complex Flow,” ($939,897). NSF grant (HRD 6706268) "Center for Systems Science Research," 9/1/1997-8/31/2002 (total $5,000,000)
PI: Y.-X. Tao, “Melting of Solid Particles in Fluids under Microgravity,” NASA Lewis Research Center, 1996-1999 ($599,000).
PI: Y.-X. Tao, “Flow Visualization of Immiscible Fluid in Porous Media,” Federal Energy Technology Center, Department of Energy, 1995-1996 ($25,000).
Tao, Y. –X. , Xing, K. Q., Maloji, P., and Hao, Y. L., Low Reynolds Number Limit Of Heat Transfer Enhancement For Phase Change Material Slurry Flow In Micro/Mini Channels, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Volume 14, No.2, pp. 105-122, 2007.
Moreno, R. M., and Tao, Y.-X., Thermal and Flow Performance of a Microconvective Heat Sink With Three-Dimensional Constructal Channel Configuration, Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume 128, Issue 8, pp. 740-751 (2006).
Hao, Y. L., Iragorry, J., and Tao, Y.-X., Frost-Air Interface Characterization Under Natural Convection, Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume 127, Issue 10, pp. 1174-1180 (2005).
Xing, K., Q., Tao, Y.-X., and Hao, Y. L., Performance Evaluation of Liquid Flow with PCM Particles in Microchannels, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, vol. 127, pp. 931-940 (2005).
Jose Iragorry and Tao, Y.-X., Frost Temperature Relations For Defrosting Sensing System, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 127, pp. 344-351 (2005).
Iragorry, J., Tao, Y.-X., and Jia, S., A Critical Review Of Properties And Models For Frost Formation Analysis, International Journal of HVAC&R Research, Vol. 10, n 4., pp. 393-420 (2004).
Yong Tao has collaborations with Mississippi State University, NASA, NETL (Formerly FETC)