
Research
Areas of Interest:
Fluid Dynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer, Turbomachinery, Numerical Methods
Awards:
 The Distinguished Technical Educator Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council on May 17, 2006.
 Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from Cleveland State University in 2004
 Teaching Excellence Award from the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education in 2004
 Distinguished Faculty Research Award from Cleveland State University in 1999
Current Projects:
 Heat and Mass Transfer in LNG Systems, Research proposal funded by Parker Hannifin Corporation
 Fluid/Structure Interaction Analysis, Research Proposal funded by NASA.
 Unsteady Probabilistic Analysis, Research Proposal funded by NASA.
 Heat Transfer in Thin Films, Research Proposal funded by U.S. Air Force.
 Unsteady Boundary Layers
 Micropolar Boundary Layers
 Flow through Porous Media and slotted surfaces
 Entropy Minimization in fluid flow
 Flow through arteries
 Reliability of Space Structures
 Probabilistic analysis of life time prediction
Selected Publications:
 Lakshmi Narayana, P.A., Murthy, P.V.S.N, and Gorla, R.S.R., “Soretdriven thermosolutal convection induced by inclined thermal and solutal gradients in a shallow horizontal layer of a porous medium,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2008 (in print)
 Gorla, R.S.R., Byrd, L. and Pratt, D., “Entropy Minimization in MicroScale Evaporating Thin Liquid Film in Capillary Tubes,” Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, 2008 (in print)
 Hossain, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Natural Convection Flow of NonNewtonian PowerLaw Fluid From a Slotted Vertical Isothermal Surface,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Heat and Fluid Flow, 2008 (in print)
 Gorla, R.S.R., Chamkha, A.J. and Hossain, A., “Mixed Convection Flow of NonNewtonian Fluid From a Slotted Vertical Surface with Uniform Surface Heat Flux,” Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2008 (in print)
 Gorla, R.S.R. and Hossain, A., “Natural Convection Flow of a NonNewtonian PowerLaw Fluid From a Slotted Vertical Surface with Uniform Surface Heat Flux,” Journal for Mechanical Engineering Science, 2008 (in print)
 Mansour, M.A., ElAnssary, N.F., Aly, A.M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Chemical Reaction and MHD Effects on Free Convection Flow Past an Inclined Surface in a Porous Medium,” Journal of Porous Media, 2008 (in print)
 Rashad, A.M., Bakier, A.Y. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Viscous Dissipation and Ohmic Heating Effects on MHD Mixed Convection along a Vertical Moving Surface Embedded in a Fluid Saturated Porous Medium,” Journal of Porous Media, 2008 (in print)
 Bakier, A.Y. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Effects of Thermophoresis and Radiation on Laminar Flow along a Semiinfinite Vertical Plate,” Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, 2008 (in print)
 Shaw, S., Gorla, R.S.R., Murthy, P.V.S.N. and Ng, C.O., “Pulsatile Casson Fluid Flow Through a Stenosed Bifurcated Artery,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 35, 2008 (in print)
 Singh, A.K. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Heat Transfer Between Two Vertical Parallel Walls Partially Filled With Porous Medium: Use of Brinkman Extended Darcy Model,” Journal of Porous Media, Vol. 11, 2008, pp. 457467.
 Mansour, M.A., Gorla, R.S.R., ElAnssary, N.F. and Aly, A.M., “MHD Free Convective Heat and Mass Transfer From a Cone Embedded in a Porous Medium under the Effects of Chemical Reaction and Heat Generation,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 35, 2008 (in print)
 Mohammadein, A.A., Aissa, W.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “The Effect of Radiation on Mixed Convection Flow Past a Stretching Surface,” Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, Vol. 44, 2008, pp. 10351040.
 Gorla, R.S.R., Agarwal, V., Murthy, P. and Venkataraman, S., “Probabilistic Analysis of a Turbine Blade,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 24, 2007, pp. 257267.
 Gorla, R.S.R. and Haddad, O., “Finite Element Heat Transfer and Structural Analysis of a ConeCylinder Pressure Vessel,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 12, 2007, pp. 951963.
 Gorla, R.S.R. and Pratt, D., “Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis of a Pressure Vessel,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 12, 2007, pp. 599608.
 Das, S.K., Warke, A.S. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Qualitative Study to Assess the Effect of Subsurface Barrier on Contaminant Transport in Groundwater: Computation of Moments,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 210223.
 Mukhopadhyay, S., Layek, G.C. and Gorla, R.S.R., “MHD Combined Convection Flow Past a Stretching Surface,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 244257.
 Abdou, M.M., ElKabeir, S.M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Effect of Mixed Thermal Boundary Conditions and Magnetic Field on Free Convective Flow About a Cone in Micropolar Fluids,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 387402.
 Gorla, R.S.R., and Pratt, D. “Second Law Analysis of a nonNewtonian Laminar Falling Liquid Film along an Inclined Plate,” Entropy Journal, Vol. 9, 2007, pp. 3041.
 ElKabeir, S.M.M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “MHD Effects on Natural Convection in a Micropolar Fluid at a Three Dimensional Stagnation Point in a Porous Medium,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 145158.
 ElAmin, Abbas, I. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Effects of Thermal Radiation on Natural Convection in a Porous Medium,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 129144.
 Ghosh, N.C., Ghosh, B.C. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Hydromagnetic Flow of a Dusty ViscoElastic Maxwell Fluid through a Rectangular Channel,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 2041.
 ElKabeir, S.M.M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Variable Viscosity Effects in Boundary Layer Heat Transfer to a Stretching Sheet Including Viscous Dissipation and Internal Heat Generation,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 34, 2007, pp. 4251.
 El Kabeir, S., Rashad, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Unsteady MHD Combined Convection over a Moving Vertical Sheet in a Fluid Saturated Porous Medium with Uniform Surface Heat Flux,” Mathematical and Computer Modelling Journal, Vol. 46, 2007, pp. 384397.
 Saha, L.K., Hossain, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Effects of Hall Current on the MHD Laminar Natural Convection Flow from a Vertical Permeable Flat Plate,” International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 46, 2007, pp. 790–801.
 Gorla, R.S.R., Byrd, L. and Pratt, D. “Second Law Analysis for Microscale Flow and Heat Transfer,” Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Vol.27, 2007, pp. 14141423.
 Gorla, R.S.R. and Gorla, S.R. “Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis of a nonGasketed Flange,” International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines 2007 (in print)
 Gorla, R.S.R., Nallappan, T., Byrd, L. and Pratt, D. “Entropy Minimization in Phase Change Energy Systems,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, 2007 (in print)
 Gorla, R.S.R., Takhar, H.S. and Chamkha, A. “Mixed Convection Boundary Layer Flow of a Micropolar Fluid along a Vertical Cylinder,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006, pp. 211229.
 Takhar, H.S., Gorla, R.S.R. and Halim, M.A., “Momentum and Heat Transfer in a Buoyant Turbulent Swirling Jet,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006, pp. 230245.
 Gorla, R.S.R., “Numerical Investigation of Unsteady Flow in Turbomachinery,” International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines, Vol. 23, 2006, pp. 114.
 Gorla, R.S.R. and Pokkunuri, R., “Finite Element Heat Transfer and Structural Analysis of a Chemical Reactor Head,” Proc. Int Heat Transfer Conference, 2006
 Hossain, A., Bhowmick, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Unsteady Mixed Convection Boundary Layer Flow along a Symmetric Wedge with Variable Surface Temperature,” International Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 44, 2006, pp. 607620.
 ElAmin , M.E. , ElHakiem, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “MHD Free Convection of a Large Prandtl Number Liquid Over a Nonisothermal Two Dimensional Body,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006, pp. 153167.
 Hossain, A., Ashgar, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Free Convection Flow and Heat Transfer Along a Heated Vertical Slotted Surface,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006 (in print)
 Hossain, A., Ashgar, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Mixed Convection Boundary Layer Flow Along a Vertical Stretched Surface with Uniform Surface Mass Transfer,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006 (in print)
 Mohammadein, S.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “The Derivation of Principal Parameters for the Growth of a Vapor Bubble,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006, (in print)
 Hossain, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Effect of Viscous Dissipation on Mixed Convection Flow of Water Near its Density Maximum in a Rectangular Enclosure with Isothermal Wall, “ International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 16, 2006, pp. 517.
 Ibrahim, F.S., Hassanien, I.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Microstructure Effects on Mixed Convection Flow over a NonIsothermal Vertical Surface,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, 2006 (in print).
 ElAmin, M.F. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Unsteady Free Convection in a Fluid Past a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, 2006 (in print)
 Gorla, R.S.R., Chamkha, A. and Takhar, H., “Mixed Convection in NonNewtonian Fluids along a Vertical Plate in Porous Media with Constant Surface Heat Flux,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006, pp. 211219.
 ElKholy, S.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Influence of Magnetic Field on the Onset of Convection in a Porous Medium,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 32, 2005, pp. 528537.
 Gorla, R.S.R., “Probabilistic Heat Transfer and Structural Analysis of a Turbine Blade,” International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines, Vol. 22, 2005, pp. 112.
 Gorla, R.S.R., “Unsteady Fluid Structure Interaction in Turbomachinery,” International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines, Vol. 22, 2005, pp. 121138.
 Gorla, R.S.R., Pai, S., Blankson, I., Tadepalli, S. and Gorla, S.R., “Unsteady Fluid Structure Interaction in a Turbine Blade,” Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo, Paper GT200568157, June 2005, pp.110.
 ElAmin, M.F. and Gorla, R.S.R., “NonDarcy Free Convection of PowerLaw Fluids Over a TwoDimensional Body Embedded in a Porous Medium,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 32, 2005, pp. 2138.
 ElAmin, M.F., ElHakiem, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “MHD Free Convection of a Large Prandtl Number Liquid Over a NonIsothermal TwoDimensional Body,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 33, 2006, pp. 153167.
 Molla, M.M., Hossain, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Natural Convection Flow from an Isothermal Horizontal Circular Cylinder with Temperature Dependent Viscosity,” Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, Vol. 41, 2005, pp. 594598.
 Takhar, H.S., Chamka, A.J. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Combined Convection Radiation Interaction along a Vertical Flat Plate in a Porous Medium,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 32, 2005, pp. 139156.
 Hossain, A., Saha, S.C. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Viscous Dissipation Effects on Natural Convection from a Vertical Plate with Uniform Surface Heat Flux Placed in a Thermally Stratified Media,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 32, 2005, pp. 269280.
 Gorla, R.S.R. and Gorla, N., “Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis in Heat Transfer,” International Journal of Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, Vol. 6, 2005, pp. 7784.
 Layek, G.C., Mukhopadhyay, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Stagnation Point Flow towards a Heated Stretching Sheet with Variable Fluid Viscosity,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 32, 2005, pp. 538548.
 Gorla, R.S.R., Byrd, L., Kost, D. and Ghorashi, B., “Rupture of Thin Liquid Films Utilizing Binary Fluid Mixtures,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 32, 2005, pp. 662674.
 Gorla, R.S.R., “Probabilistic Finite Element Analysis in Heat Transfer to a Nuclear Fuel Rod Bumper Support,” Proc. Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol.218, Part C, 2004, pp. 14991505.
 Hassanien, I.A., Moursy, N.M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Mixed Convection Flow of Micropolar Fluid on a Horizontal Plate Moving in Parallel to a Free Stream,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 31, 2004, pp. 417429.
 Gorla, M.S.R. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Rheological Effects on Tear Film Rupture,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 31, 2004, pp. 552562.
 Molla, M.M., Hossain, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Conjugate Effect on Heat and Mass Transfer in Natural Convection Flow from an Isothermal Sphere with Chemical Reaction,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 31, 2004, pp. 319331.
 Gorla, R.S.R. and Kumari, M., “Nonsimilar Solutions for Free Convection in nonNewtonian Fluids along a Horizontal Plate in a Porous Medium,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 31, 2004, pp. 116130.
 Salem, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Probabilistic Finite Element Thermal Analysis Applied to a Water Tank Design,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 31, 2004, pp. 131142.
 Gorla, R.S.R. “Probabilistic Heat Transfer and Structural Analysis in a Turbine Blade,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 21, 2004, pp. 115125.
 Gorla, R.S.R., “Probabilistic Analysis of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Based Hybrid Gas Turbine System,” Applied Energy Journal, Vol. 78, 2004, pp. 6374.
Professional Activities:
 EditorinChief, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research
 Associate Editor of the Journal, International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines
 Associate Editor of the Journal, International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering
 Associate Editor of the Journal, Journal of MHD and Plasma Research
 Associate Editor of the Journal, Journal of Pure and Applied Physics
 Associate Editor of the Journal, Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences
 Member, Review Panel to evaluate Proposals for the United States Department of Education
 Reviewer of research proposals submitted to National Science Foundation
 Reviewer of Research Proposals Submitted to National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
 Reviewer for several international journals
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