Explore a selection of works produced by faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University.

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Submissions from 2017

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Starting from scratch: Incorporating communication instruction in a revised Mechanical Engineering curriculum, Nancy Barr

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Shear-driven annular flow-boiling in millimeter-scale channels: Direct numerical simulations for convective component of the overall heat transfer coefficient, Hrishikesh Prasad Ranga Prasad, Amitabh Narain, Sharayu S. Bhasme, and Ranjeeth R. Naik

Submissions from 2016

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Extending WID to train mechanical engineering GTAs to evaluate student writing, Nancy Barr

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Steady and unsteady simulations for annular internal condensing flows, part I: Algorithm and its accuracy, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Amitabh Narain, and Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

Submissions from 2015

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Fundamental assessments and new enabling proposals for heat transfer correlations and flow regime maps for shear driven condensers in the annular/stratified regime, Amitabh Narain, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Siddharth Ravikumar, and Sharayu Bhasme

Submissions from 2014

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Results for high heat-flux flow realizations in innovative operations of milli-meter scale condensers and boilers, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul, and Amitabh Narain

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Innovative realizations of high heat-flux boiling and condensing flows for milli-meter and micro-meter scale applications, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Amitabh Narain, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul, and Ranjeeth R. Naik

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Steady and unsteady simulations for annular internal condensing flows in a channel, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Amitabh Narain, and Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

Submissions from 2013

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Steady and unsteady computational results of full two dimensional governing equations for annular internal condensing flows, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Amitabh Narain, and N. Shankar

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Obtaining time-varying pulsatile gas flow rates with the help of dynamic pressure difference and other measurements for an orifice-plate meter, Amitabh Narain, Nikhil Ajotikar, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Andrew Rice, M. Zhao, and N. Shankar

Submissions from 2012

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Sensitivity of shear-driven internal condensing flows to pressure fluctuations and its utilization for heat flux enhancements, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul, Amitabh Narain, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Mohammed Hasan

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Comparative experimental and computational studies for annular condensing and boiling flows in millimeter scale horizontal ducts, Amitabh Narain, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Ranjeeth R. Naik, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, and Mohammed Hasan

Submissions from 2011

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A self-adaptive thermal switch array for rapid temperature stabilization under various thermal power inputs, Xiaobao Geng, Pragnesh Patel, Amitabh Narain, and Dennis Desheng Meng

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Shear/pressure driven internal condensing flows and their sensitivity to inlet pressure fluctuations, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, N. Gorgitrattanagul, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Amitabh Narain

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Prediction and control of internal condensing flows in the experimental context of their inlet condition sensitivities, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Patcharapol Gorgitrattanagul, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Amitabh Narain

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Experimental results on gravity driven fully condensing flows in vertical tubes, their agreement with theory, and their differences with shear driven flows’ boundary-condition sensitivities, Jorge H. Kurita, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Amitabh Narain

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A quasi one-dimensional method and results for steady annular/stratified shear and gravity driven condensing flows, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Amitabh Narain, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Shantanu D. Kulkarni

Submissions from 2010

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Condenser performance, control, and heat transfer enhancement issues resulting from elliptic-sensitivity of shear driven internal condensing flows, Shantanu Kulkarni, Amitabh Narain, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, and Mohammed Hasan

Forced flow of vapor condensing over a horizontal plate (problem of cess and koh) - Steady and unsteady solutions of the full 2D governing equations, Shantanu Kulkarni, Amitabh Narain, and Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

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Numerical simulation of exact two-dimensional governing equations for internal condensing flows, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 2009

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Annular/Stratified internal condensing flows in millimeter to micrometer scale ducts, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, Amitabh Narain, Shantanu Kulkarni, Ranjeeth R. Naik, and Jorge H. Kurita

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Computational and ground-based experimental investigations of the effects of specified and unspecified (free) conditions at exit for condensing flows in terrestrial and micro-gravity environments, Amitabh Narain, Amruta V. Kulkarni, Soumya Asimkumar Mitra, and Michael Toomas Kivisalu

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Fluorescence and fiber-optics based real-time thickness sensor for dynamic liquid films, T. W. Ng, Amitabh Narain, and Michael Toomas Kivisalu

Submissions from 2007

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Steady “Attractors” for forced flow of vapor condensing over a horizontal plate (problem in Cess and Koh) and their unsteady responses to initial disturbances and noise, Amruta V. Kulkarni, Amitabh Narain, and Soumya Asimkumar Mitra

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Internal condensing flows inside a vertical pipe: Experimental/computational investigations of the effects of specified and unspecified (free) conditions at exit, Jorge H. Kurita, Amitabh Narain, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, A. Siemionko, and Shantanu Kulkarni

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Internal condensing flows inside a vertical pipe: Experimental/computational investigations of the effects of specified and unspecified (free) conditions at exit, Amitabh Narain, J. H. Kurita, Michael Toomas Kivisalu, A. Siemionko, Shantanu Kulkarni, T. W. Ng, N. Kim, and L. Phan

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Fluorescence and fiber-optics based real-time thickness sensor for dynamic liquid films, T. W. Ng and Amitabh Narain

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Spin-up in Couette Flow, R. S. Rivlin, Robert Gilbert, Amitabh Narain, and D. D. Joseph

Submissions from 2006

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Direct computational simulations and experiments for film condensation inside tubes and channels, Amitabh Narain, W. Xiaomin, L. Phan, A. Siemionko, J. H. Kurita, Tian Wei NG, and Shantanu D. Kulkarni

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Nonlinear stability of the classical nusselt problem of film condensation and wave effects, L. Phan and Amitabh Narain

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Effects of exit-condition, gravity, and surface-tension on stability and noise-sensitivity issues for steady condensing flows inside tubes and channels, L. Phan, X. Wang, and Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 2005

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Internal condensing flows inside a vertical pipe: Experimental/computational investigations of effects of constrained and natural exit conditions, Amitabh Narain, A. Siemionko, Jorge H. Kurita, T. W. Ng, N. Kim, K. Opella, and P. O. Sweger

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The classical Nusselt problem of film condensation: direct steady and unsteady computational simulations that yield results on stability and wave effects, L. Phan, S. L. Post, and Amitabh Narain

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Direct computational simulations for condensation inside tubes and channels, L. Phan, X. Wang, Shantanu Kulkarni, and Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 2004

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Effects of gravity, shear and surface tension in internal condensing flows: Results from direct computational simulations, Q. Liang, X. Wang, and Amitabh Narain

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Direct computational simulations for internal condensing flows and results on attainability/stability of steady solutions, their intrinsic waviness, and their noise sensitivity, Amitabh Narain, Q. Liang, G. Yu, and X. Wang

Submissions from 2003

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Experimental investigation of cavitation signatures in an automotive torque converter using a microwave telemetry technique, Carl L. Anderson, L. Zeng, P. O. Sweger, Amitabh Narain, and J. R. Blough

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Effects of gravity and surface tension and interfacial-waves and heat-transfer rates in internal condensing flows, Q. Liang, X. Wang, A. S. Barve, and Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1999

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Computational simulation and interfacial shear models for downward annular wavy-interface condensing flow in a vertical pipe, Q. Liu and Amitabh Narain

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Computational simulations and flow domain classification for laminar/laminar annular/stratified condensing flows, G. Yu and Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1998

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Interfacial shear models and their required asymptotic form for annular/stratified film condensation flows in inclined channels and vertical pipes, Amitabh Narain, Guang Yu, and Qingyu Liu

Submissions from 1997

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Computational flow simulation and interfacial shear for annular/stratified condensing flows, G. Yu and Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1996

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Modeling of interfacial shear for gas liquid flows in annular film condensation, Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1993

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Interfacial shear modeling and flow predictions for internal flows of pure vapor experiencing film condensation, Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1992

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Interfacial shear modeling and flow predictions for internal film condesation flows, Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1991

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Pressure driven flow of pure vapor undergoing laminar film condensation between parallel plates, Amitabh Narain and Y. Kizilyalli

Submissions from 1989

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Note on the balance of energy at a phase change interface, Amitabh Narain and D. D. Joseph

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Pressure driven flow of pure vapor undergoing laminar film condensation between parallel plates, Amitabh Narain and Y. Kizilyalli

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The flow of pure vapor undergoing film condensation between parallel plates, Amitabh Narain and Y. Kizilyalli

Submissions from 1988

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On three-dimensional nonlinear subharmonic resonant surface waves in a fluid: Part I—Theory, X. M. Gu, P. R. Sentha, and Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1986

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Impulse dynamics of viscoelastic fluids and some solutions by integral transforms, Amitabh Narain

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On K-BKZ and other viscoelastic models as continuum generalizations of the classical spring-dashpot models, Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1985

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On K-BKZ and other viscoelastic models as continuum generalizations of the classical spring-dashpot models, Amitabh Narain

Submissions from 1983

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Remarks about the interpretation of impulse experiments in shear flows of viscoelastic liquids, Amitabh Narain and D. D. Joseph

Submissions from 1982

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Classification of linear viscoelastic solids based on a failure criterion, Amitabh Narain and Daniel Joseph