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Rama S.R. Gorla, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught



  • Differential Equations
  • Engineering Computations
  • Engineering Measurements Theory and Laboratory
  • Engineering Vibrations
  • Solar Energy Utilization
  • Heat Transfer I and II
  • Fluid Mechanics I and II
  • Thermodynamics I and II
  • Thermal Systems Design
  • Heat Exchanger Design
  • Finite Element Analysis


  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Finite Elements I & II
  • Turbomachinery
  • Fluid Mechanics I and II
  • Heat Transfer with Phase Change
  • Variational Principles in Engineering
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
  • Heat Conduction
  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Radiation Heat Transfer
  • Boundary Layer Theory
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Statistical Thermodynamics
  • Mechanical Engineering Analysis
  • Applied Engineering Analysis
  • Viscous Fluid Flow I and II
  • Jet Propulsion

Teaching Awards

  1. The Distinguished Technical Educator Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council on May 17, 2006.
  2. Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from Cleveland State University in 2004
  3. Teaching Excellence Award from the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education in 2004


  1. Authored seven chapters in Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics, 1994.
  2. Turbomachinery Theory and Design, Marcel & Dekker Publishers, 2003
  3. Applied Thermodynamics, currently under preparation
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