Yuri Muzychka - Research

Research Group Members

Dr. Y.S. Muzychka (Professor)

Current Personnel

  • Nick Janes (MEng), Single and Two Phase Flow Performance of Miniscale Heat Sink Systems, 2012
  • Vinay Mishra (MEng), Flow Friction in Roughened Vertical Annuli, 20XX, (w/ Dr. T. Johansen)
  • Vandad Talimi (PhD), Numerical Modelling of Segmented and Plug Flow, 2013
  • Mehdi Ghobadi (PhD), Experimental Measurement and Modelling of Heat Transfer in Spiral and Curve Channels, 2013
  • Wesam Al Drugi (PhD), Modelling Liquid-Liquid Two Phase Flow, 2015
  • Masood Razavi (PhD), Thermal Analysis of Electric Vehicle Battery Systems, 2015
  • Abu Sufyan, (MEng), Pore Scale Network Modelling (w/ Dr. L. James), 2013

Research Alumni

  • Brent Guy (NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Assistant), 2009
  • Faisel Mahmoud (MEng), Heat Transfer and Fluid Friction in Wavy Fin Heat Exchangers, 2009
  • Mohamed Awad (Post Doctoral Fellow), Modelling Wavy Fin Heat Exchangers, 2008-2009
  • Esam Jassim (PhD), Prediction of Gas Hydrate Formation in Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009, (w/ Dr. M. Abdi)
  • Brent Guy (NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Assistant), 2008
  • Jeanette Edge (MEng), Dilute Metal Recovery from Hydrometallurgy Waste Streams, 2008 (w/ Dr. K. Hawboldt)
  • Zhipeng Duan (PhD), Analysis of Slip Flows in Micro-channels, 2007
  • Mohamed Awad (PhD), Modelling Two Phase Flow Pressure Drop in Ducts and Micro-channels, 2007
  • Gaetan Kenway (Summer Research Assistant, 2007)
  • Kelly Boone (MEng), A Study of Axial and Radial Flow in Annular Ducts with Variable Surface Roughness, 2006, (w/ Dr. T. Johansen)
  • Gaetan Kenway (NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Assistant), 2005
  • Maja Zugic (MASc, Waterloo), Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Liquid Cooled Heat Sinks – Calistors, 2004 (w/ Dr. R. Culham, Waterloo)
  • Brad Pelley (MEng), Occupational Health and the Analytical and Numerical Modeling of Airflow Patterns in the Industrial Environment, 2004 (w/ Dr. B. Neis, School of Social Work)
  • Zhipeng Duan (MEng), Impingement Air Cooled Plate Fin Heat Sinks, 2003

Research Assistant(s)

Collaborators: Dr. S. Kocabiyik (Math), Dr. L. James (Engineering), Dr. M.M. Yovanovich (University of Waterloo), Dr. E. Walsh (Stokes Institute: University of Limerick), Dr. P. Walsh (Stokes Institute: University of Limerick), Dr. V. Egan (Stokes Institute: University of Limerick)

Research Areas (General)

Major research interests are Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, with emphasis on experimental and analytical modelling. Past, present, and future research topics include but not limited to:

Internal Flows

  • Low Reynolds Number Flow in Non-Circular Ducts and Channels
  • Micro-channel Flows (Liquid, Gas, and Two Phase Flow)
  • Convection Heat Transfer in Ducts and Channels
  • Non-Newtonian Flows
  • Two Phase Flows
  • Porous Media Flows
  • Enhanced Heat Transfer

Microelectronics Packaging and Management

  • Thermal Spreading Resistance in Composite Systems
  • Contact Heat Transfer
  • Liquid Cooled Heat Sink Modelling
  • Forced and Natural Convection Cooled Heat Sink Modelling
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Impingement Air Cooling
  • Discrete and Multi-Source Conduction Analysis

Thermal Design and Optimization

  • Thermodynamic Optimization (EGM Methods)
  • Constructal Design of Thermal Systems
  • Design of Novel Compact Heat Exchangers
  • Thermal System Simulation

Research Areas (Detail)

Internal Flows

Analytical modelling of forced and natural convection heat transfer for internal and external flows. Previous research has focused on the development of general models for predicting laminar fluid friction and heat transfer characteristics in non-circular ducts and channels. Future research includes extending present models to non-newtonian, multiphase, and porous media flows. Experimental and analytical modeling of enhanced heat transfer surfaces used in compact heat exchangers.

Related Journal Publications:

Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Pressure Drop in Developing Laminar Flow in Non-Circular Ducts: A Scaling and Modeling Approach, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2009.

P. Walsh, E. Walsh, and Y.S. Muzychka, “Heat Transfer Model for Gas-Liquid Slug Flows Under Constant Flux”, Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2009.

Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Slip Flow in the Hydrodynamic Entrance Region of Non-Circular Microchannels, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2009.

M.M. Awad and Y.S. Muzychka, “Models for Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in Air Cooled Compact Wavy Fin Heat Exchangers”, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, 2009.

Y.S. Muzychka and G. Kenway, A Model for the Thermal Hydraulic Characteristics of the Offset Strip Fin Array for Large Prandtl Number Liquids, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 73-92, 2009.

E. Walsh, Y.S. Muzychka, P. Walsh, V. Egan, and J. Punch, “Pressure Drop in Two Phase Slug/Bubble Flows in Mini Scale Capillaries”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2009, Available Online, In Press.

Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Effects of Axial Corrugated Roughness on Low Reynolds Number Slip Flow in Microtubes, Accepted for publication in the Journal of Heat Transfer, 2009. In Press.

Y.S. Muzychka and J. Edge, Laminar Non-Newtonian Fluid Flow in Non-Circular Ducts and Micro-Channels, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 130, pp. xx-xx, 2008.

M. Awad and Y.S. Muzychka, Effective Property Models for Homogeneous Two Phase Flows, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 33, pp. 106-113, 2008.

Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Effect of Corrugated Roughness on Fully Developed Flow in Circular Micro-channels, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 130, no. 3, 2008.

Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Compressibility Effect on Slip Flow in Non-Circular Micro-channels, Accepted for publication in Nano-scale andMicroscale Thermophysical Engineering, Vol. 11, no. 3-4, 2007, pp. 259-272.

Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Slip Flow in Elliptic Micro-channels, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2007, Vol. 46, no. 11, pp. 1104-1111.

M. Awad and Y.S. Muzychka, Bounds on Two Phase Flow in Micro-channels and Mini-channels, Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 28, no 8-9, 2007, pp. 720-729.

Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Slip Flow in Non-Circular Micro-channels, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 473-484, 2007.

Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Forced Convection Heat Transfer in the Combined Entry Region of Non-Circular Ducts, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 126, 2004, pp. 54-61.

Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Laminar Flow Friction and Heat Transfer in Non-Circular Ducts and Channels – Part I Hydrodynamic Problem, Compact Heat Exchangers: A Festschrift on the 60th Birthday of Ramesh K. Shah, Grenoble, France, August 24, 2002, Eds. G.P.Clelata, B. Thonon, A. Bontemps, and S. Kandlikar, pp. 123-130.

Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Laminar Flow Friction and Heat Transfer in Non-Circular Ducts and Channels – Part II Thermal Problem, Compact Heat Exchangers: A Festschrift on the 60th Birthday of Ramesh K. Shah, Grenoble, France, August 24, 2002, Eds. G.P.Clelata, B. Thonon, A. Bontemps, and S. Kandlikar, pp. 131-139.

M.M. Yovanovich, P.M. Teertstra, and Y.S. Muzychka, Natural Convection Inside Vertical Isothermal Ducts of Constant Arbitrary Cross-Section, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 16, 2002, pp. 116-121.

Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Modeling the f and j Characteristics of Offset Strip Fin Arrays, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 8, pp. 243-259, 2001. Also presented at the 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Nashville, TN, November, 1999.

Y.S. Muzychka and M.M. Yovanovich, Modeling the f and j Characteristics for Transverse Flow Through an Offset Strip Fin at Low Reynolds Number, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol.8, pp. 261-277, 2001. Also presented at the 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Nashville, TN, November, 1999.

 

Microelectronics Packaging and Heat Transfer

Analytical and experimental modeling of heat transfer in micro-electronics packaging applications. Past research focused on package and board level conduction modeling, thermal stress modeling, and heat sink characterization.

Related Publications:

E. Jassim and Y.S. Muzychka, Optimal Distribution of Heat Sources in a Convergent Channel Cooled by Laminar Forced Convection, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 131, no. 11, 2009.

J.R. Culham, W. Khan, M.M. Yovanovich, and Y.S. Muzychka, The Influence of Material Properties and Spreading Resistance in the Thermal Design of Plate Fin Heat Sinks, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 129, pp. 76-81, 2007.

Z.P. Duan and Y.S. Muzychka, Experimental Investigation of Heat Transfer in Impingement Air Cooled Plate Fin Heat Sinks, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 128, pp. 412-418, 2006.

Y.S. Muzychka, Influence Coefficient Method for Calculating Discrete Heat Source Temperature on Finite Convectively Cooled Substrates, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 636-643, 2006.

Y.S. Muzychka, M.M. Yovanovich, and J.R. Culham, Influence of Geometry and Edge Cooling on Thermal Spreading Resistance, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 20, 247-255, 2006.

Y.S. Muzychka, Constructal Design of Forced Convection Cooled Micro-Channel Heat Sinks and Heat Exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 48, No. 15, pp. 3119-3127, 2005.

Y.S. Muzychka, M.M. Yovanovich, and J.R. Culham, Thermal Spreading Resistance in Compound and Orthotropic Systems, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 18, 2004, pp. 45-51.

Y.S. Muzychka, J.R. Culham, and M.M. Yovanovich, Thermal Spreading Resistance of Eccentric Heat Sources on Rectangular Flux Channels, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 125, pp. 178-185, 2003.

J.R. Culham and Y.S. Muzychka, Optimization of Plate Heat Sinks Using Entropy Generation Minimization, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Vol. 24, pp. 159-165, 2001.

M.M. Yovanovich, Y.S. Muzychka, and J.R. Culham, Spreading Resistance of Isoflux Rectangles and Strips on Compound Flux Channels, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 13, 1999.

 

Thermal Design and Optimization

Applications of thermodynamic optimization methods based upon the principle of Entropy Generation Minimization (EGM). Present applications include compact heat exchangers, heat transfer enhancement, and heat sink optimization.

Related Publications:

E. Jassim and Y.S. Muzychka, Optimal Distribution of Heat Sources in a Convergent Channel Cooled by Laminar Forced Convection, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 131, no. 11, 2009.

Y.S. Muzychka, Constructal Multi-scale Design of Micro-Tube Heat Sinks and Heat Exchangers, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 46, no. 3, 2007, pp. 245-252.

J.R. Culham, W. Khan, M.M. Yovanovich, and Y.S. Muzychka, The Influence of Material Properties and Spreading Resistance in the Thermal Design of Plate Fin Heat Sinks, ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 129, pp. 76-81, 2007.

Y.S. Muzychka, Constructal Design of Forced Convection Cooled Micro-Channel Heat Sinks and Heat Exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 48, No. 15, pp. 3119-3127, 2005.

J.R. Culham and Y.S. Muzychka, Optimization of Plate Heat Sinks Using Entropy Generation Minimization, IEEE Transactions on Components and Packaging Technologies, Vol. 24, pp. 159-165, 2001.

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