Srinivasan C. Rasipuram

Asst. Professor, Mechanical Engineering

About

Dr. Rasipuram has been at UofL since January 2017. Prior to joining UofL, Dr. Rasipuram worked on vapor absorption chilling plants and in steam turbine operations with GE for 9 years, in addition to being a Research Associate with Kettering University and NC State for 2 years.

Teaching Interests

Graduate courses - Intermediate thermodynamics.

Undergraduate courses - Thermodynamics I, Thermodynamics II, Heat Transfer and undergraduate labs (Thermal/fluids, Mechanics of Materials, Fluid Mechanics, Measurements).

Research Interests

Dr. Rasipuram is interested in computational and experimental methods dealing with nano-particle filtration/safety, particle charging, plasma engineering and thermal fluids analyses.

Present research

Multi-physics modeling and experimental investigation of non-thermal plasmas and their application to nano filtration. Studying the contact angle of ultrasmall liquid droplets

Past research

Experimental investigation of nanoparticle filtration using a plasma textile achieved filtration efficiencies close to 100% by simultaneous charging and capture of particles by producing in situ room temperature plasmas

Experimental investigation of nanoparticle filtration by monolith filters – filters with filter thickness as low as 5 microns with 1 million uniform holes with diameters as low as 2.5 m in one square cm (project funded by DTRA- Defense Threat Reduction Agency)

Entrainment minimization in air curtain of an open refrigerated display case based on computational studies by modifying the discharge air grill geometry (research funded by the Southern California Edison company)

Computational studies to document the effect of different dashboard opening geometries on flow patterns and heat transfer off a vehicle windshield