Mounir Ibrahim, Ph.D.

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Research

Areas of Interest

Fluid Flow, Heat Transfer & Combustion

Experimental (Hot-Wire Anemometery, LDV, Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer, Thermal Imaging)

Computational (PATRAN, FLOTRAN, FIDAP, FLUENT, CFDRC & In House Codes)

  • Heat Transfer in Gas Turbines:
    • Modeling of Laminar- Transitional -Turbulent Flow and Hat Transfer
  • Gas Turbine Combustors:
    • Modeling and Measurements of Flow Characteristics of Atomizers
  • Stirling Engines:
    • 2-D/3-D Transient Modeling of Stirling Engine Cycle
    • Measurements of Flow and Heat Transfer in the Stirling Laboratory Research Engine-SLRE
  • Plastic Thermoforming Applications:
    • Characterization of Infrared Electric & Gas Fired Heaters
    • Thermal Imaging of Heaters & Plastic Surfaces
    • Modeling and Measurements of the Thermoforming Heating Process
  • Thermal Energy Storage Systems:
    • 3-D Modeling of Transient Heat Transfer (Conduction, Convection & Radiation) in Thermal Energy Storage Canisters

Current Projects

Project Title:  "Improving Performance of the Stirling Converter: Redesign of the Regenerator with Experiments, Computation and Modern Fabrication  Techniques"

Funding Source:   U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

 Funding Amount:    $540,966                    

Project Duration:    September 2000 through August 2003

[This research is collaboration among CSU, University of Minnesota , and Gedeon  Associates and NASA Glenn Research Center .]

Project Title:  "Validation of Multi-Dimensional Stirling Engine Codes

Funding Source:      NASA Glenn Research Center  

Funding Amount:    $470,000                          

Project Duration:    March 2002 through August 2004                      

[This research is collaboration among CSU, University of Minnesota , and Gede Associates.]

Project Title:  " Experimental & Computational Investigations Of Random-Fiber Matrices For Stirling-Engine Regenerator”

Funding Source:      U.S. - Egypt Joint Board on Scientific and Technology Cooperation                 

Funding Amount:    $50,000                          

Project Duration:    March 2002 through March 2005

Project Title:  "MEMS Stirling Cooler: Modeling and Analysis"         

Funding Source:      NASA Glenn Research Center                  

Funding Amount:    $18,020         

Project Duration:    March 2001 through August 2001

[This research is collaboration between CSU and Gedeon Associates.]

Project Title:  " Large Scale And Actual Scale Regenerator Experiments And CFD Modeling For Improved Design And Manufacturing Practices"                                   

Funding Source:      NASA Glenn Research Center

Funding Amount:    $420,000                    

Project Duration:    August 2003 through August 2005

[This research is collaboration between CSU, University of Minnesota , and Gedeon  Associates.] 

 Project Title:   The Next Generation Stirling Engine Regenerator- “Developing The Next Generation Stirling Engine Regenerator:

Designing For Application Of  Microfabrication Techniques And For Enhanced Reliability And Performance In Space Applications

Funding Source:      NASA Head Quarter, NRA-02-OSS-01-RPCT

Funding Amount:    $1.3 Million                       

Project Duration:    July 2003 through August 2006                 

[This research is collaboration between CSU, University of Minnesota , Gedeon Associates, Sunpower, Inc. and STC.] 

Project Title:  " Validation Of Multi-Dimensional Stirling Engine Codes And GRC Multi-D  Modeling Support"

Funding Source:      NASA Glenn Research Center

Funding Amount:    $316,200             

Project Duration:    August 2004 through August 2006

[This research is collaboration among CSU, University of Minnesota , and Gedeon  Associates.]

Selected Publications

Oscillating Flow in Channels with Sudden Change in Cross Section
M.B. Ibrahim and W. Hashim,
Computers and Fluids, An International Journal, Vol 23, No. 1, pp 211-224, 1993.

Evaluation of Turbulence Models in Unsteady Flows
M.B. Ibrahim, R.R. Mankbadi and K. Ahn
Proceeding of the 4th International Conference for
Fluid Mechanics, Vol 1, pp 1-11, Alexandria, Egypt, April 28-30, 1992.

Use of an Approximate Similarity Principle for the Thermal Scaling of a Full-Scale Thrust Augmenting Ejector
W.S. Barankiewicz, G.P. Perusek and M.B. Ibrahim
AIAA 28th Joint Propulsion Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, July 6-9, 1992.
AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol 10, No. 2, pp 198-203, 1994.

Heat Transfer in Oscillating Flows with Sudden Change in Cross Section
M.B. Ibrahim, W. Hashim, R.C. Tew and J.E. Dudenhoefer
Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Society of Automotive Engineers Inc., Vol. 5, pp 5.503-5.508,
San Diego, California, August 4-7, 1992.

Transition of Oscillating Flow in Tubes: An Empirical Model for Application to Stirling Engines
T.W. Simon, M.B. Ibrahim, M. Kannapareddy, T. Johnson, G. Friedman
Proceedings of the 27th Intersociety Energy Conversion
Engineering Conference, Society of Automotive Engineers Inc., Vol. 5, pp 5.495-5.502,
San Diego, California, August 4-7, 1992.

Time-Dependent Laminar and Turbulent Flows in Pipes
M.B. Ibrahim, R.R. Mankbadi and K. Ahn
45th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics, American Physical Society,
Tallahassee, Florida, 22-24 November, 1992.

A 3-D Viscous Flow CFD Analysis of the Propeller Effect on an Advanced Ducted Propeller Subsonic Inlet
C. Iek, D. Boldman and M.B. Ibrahim
29th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and
Exhibit, Monterey, California, June 28- July 1, 1993.
AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol 11, No. 2, pp 236-243, 1995.

Ionospheric Plasma Flow about a System of Electrically Biased Flat Plates
J. Herr and M.B. Ibrahim
24th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference,
Orlando, Florida, July 6-9, 1993.

Computational Heat Transfer Analysis for Oscillatory Channel Flows
M.B. Ibrahim and M. Kannapareddy
First ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer Conference,
Bombay, India, January 5-7, 1994.

The Effect of Altitude Conditions on the Particulate Emissions of a J85-GE-5L Turbojet Engine
J.E. Rickey and M.B. Ibrahim
30th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and
Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 27- 29, 1994.

Modeling of Oscillatory Laminar, Transitional And Turbulent Channel Flows and Heat Transfer
M. B. Ibrahim, C. Bauer, T. Simon and S. Qiu
10th International Heat Transfer Conference, Brighton, England, August 14-18, 1994.

Dynamic Response of Fuel Nozzles for Liquid-Fueled Gas Turbine Combustors
M. B. Ibrahim, T. Sanders, D. Darling and M. Zaller
The 41st ASME International GAS Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and
Exposition, Birmingham, England, June 1996.

Experimental and Computational Thermal Energy Storage Canisters
M. B. Ibrahim, T. Kerslake, P. Sokolov and C. Tolbert.
Proceeding of the International Congress on Fluid Dynamics & Propulsion,
Cairo, Egypt, December 29-31, 1996.
Transaction of the ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering,122, No.4, pp. 176-182, 2000.

Spray Characteristics of Gas Turbine Research Nozzle with High Frequency Flow Modulations
M. B. Ibrahim, T. Sanders, and D. Darling
Proceeding of the International Congress on Fluid Dynamics & Propulsion,
Cairo, Egypt, December 29-31, 1996.

An Experimental Device for Generating High Frequency Free Stream Perturbation in Supersonic Wind Tunnel
K. Melcher and M. B. Ibrahim
Proceeding of the International Congress on Fluid Dynamics & Propulsion, Cairo, Egypt, December 29-31, 1996.
Accepted for publication, AIAA Journal.

Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer Modeling of Thermal Energy Storage Canisters for Space Applications
P. Sokolov , M. B. Ibrahim, and T. Kerslake.
36th AIAA Aerospace Sciences, January 12-15, 1998.
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 37, No. 2, March-April 2000

Spray Characteristics of an Airblast-Simplex Nozzle Liquid-fueled Gas Turbine Combustors
M. B. Ibrahim, T. Sanders, D. Yorwood, E. Steinthorsson, and M Benjamin
The 43rd ASME International GAS Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exposition,
Stockholm, Sweden, June 1998.
Journal of Atomization and Sprays, in print.

Analytical Investigation of a New Gust Generator for a Supersonic Wind Tunnel
M. B. Ibrahim, A. Chichernea and K. Melcher
35th AIAA/SAE/ASME/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and
Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA, June 20- 23, 1999.

Study of Natural Gas and Electric Infrared Heater Characteristics in Plastics Thermoforming
M. B. Ibrahim
GRI-00/0035, Distribution and End Use Business Unit
January 2000.

Professional Activities

Recent Conferences Attended:

Co-Chairing Session on "Heat Transfer in Reciprocating Machines" 1993 ASME WAM, New Orleans, November 1993.

Chairing Session on "Airfoil External Heat Transfer 2" 39th ASME International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit, Hague, Holland, June, 1994.

Organized the Third AIAA Mini-Symposium on Aerospace Challenges in Northern Ohio, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, May 1994.

Chairing Session on "External Heat Transfer II" 40th ASME International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit, Houston, Texas, June, 1995.

Chairing Session on "Internal Heat Transfer 1" 41st ASME International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit, Birmingham, England, June, 1996.

Chairing Session on "Internal Heat Transfer 1" 42nd ASME International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit, Orlando, Florida, June, 1997.

Chairing Session on "Combustor Heat Transfer " 43d ASME International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit, Stockholm, Sweden, June, 1998.

Co-Chairing Session on "Novel Methods-Heat Transfer" 44th ASME International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit, Indianapolis, Indiana, June, 1999.

Co-Chairing Session on "Film Cooling" 45th ASME International Gas Turbine Conference and Exhibit, Munich, Germany,May, 2000.

HONORS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Awarded "Lewis Awareness Certificate" from Dr. John Klineberg, former Director of NASA LeRC, November, 1991.

Selected by the Student Activities Committee of AIAA as one of the most dedicated and active faculty advisors in the country, November, 1992.

Special Service Citation from AIAA for organizing the successful Northern Ohio Section Mini- Symposium held May 27, 1992 at Cleveland State University.

AIAA Citation in recognition of effective and energetic leadership during the year 1992-93 as CHAIRMAN of the Northern Ohio Section.

Listed in Who's Who in Science and Engineering MARQUIS Who'S Who, second Edition 1994-95.

First Place in the AIAA Student Membership Recruitment Drive Contest, Small Branch Category, April 1998.

Professional Societies:

Registered Professional Engineer of Iowa State, 1984 - present.

Member, The Council of AIAA Northern Ohio Section from 1989-1995.

Member, The Cleveland Technical Societies Council (CTSC) from 1992-1995.

Member, The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Associate Fellow, The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Member, The American Society of Gas Engineers (ASGE).

Member, The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE).

Faculty advisor of the AIAA Student Chapter at CSU, 1989-2000.

Deputy Director, PreCollege Outreach, AIAA Region III, 1993-1999.

Chairman of AIAA Northern Ohio Section, 1992-93.

Treasurer of AIAA Northern Ohio Section, 1991-92.

Member of the ASME Heat Transfer Committee-(K-14) of the International Gas Turbine Institute, 1985- present.

Member of the AIAA Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee, 1992-1995.

Member of the Cleveland Technical Societies Council (CTSC) 1992-1996.

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