Research

Full summary research projects

Civil Engineering Research Projects
Project Name Sponsor Principal Investigator
Developing HSPF Model and Performing Watershed Simulations for Canerun Fecal TMDL Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute ($12,500, Fall 2009) C. Viswanathan
Visualization Modules for Solute Transport in Ground Water Northwest Indiana Computational Grid ($15,000, Summer 2009) C. Viswanathan
Equipment for Soil Engineering Laboratory Special Projects, PUC ($24,798, Fall 2009, Spring 2010) C. Viswanathan
Equipment for Hydrology and Hydraulics Laboratory Special Projects, PUC ($16,250, Fall 2009, Spring 2010) C. Viswanathan
Hart Ditch Flood Modeling Little Calumet River Commission ($2,000, Fall 2010) C. Viswanathan
Generalized Visualization Modules for Solute Transport in Ground Water Northwest Indiana Computational Grid ($15,000, Summer 2009) C. Viswanathan
Developing HSPF Model and Performing Watershed Simulations for Canerun Nutrient TMDL Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute ($5,000, Spring 2011) C. Viswanathan
Climate Change Impact on Base Flows in Northwest Indiana Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Department of Natural Resources ($5,000, Spring 2011. Matching: $5,000) C. Viswanathan
Influence of Large Wind Farms over Rainfall Pattern in Indiana PRF Summer Research Grant, Purdue University ($8,000, Summer 2011) C. Viswanathan
Current Funds Projects for Mechanical Engineering
Project Name Sponsor Principal Investigator Engineering Faculty Participants Collaborators
Direct Structural Health Monitoring of a Blast Furnace Refractory Using Novel Acoustical Technology Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund ($692,199, 2004¨C2007) Y. Kin T. Hentea and C. Zhou Los Alamos National Lab, Mittal Steel, StevensInst. of Technology, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, and US Steel
Evaluation of Erosion Patterns in a Blast Furnace Hearth Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Model Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund ($1.29million, 2003¨C2007) C. Zhou H. Abramowitz, T. Hentea, Y. Kin, and G. Nnanna Mittal Steel, Purdue West Lafayette, US Steel
CFD Modeling for High Rate Pulverized Coal Injection to Blast Furnaces

Sponsor: American Iron and Steel Institute ($240,621) and Indiana 21st Century Research and Technology Fund ($200,251, 2005-2007)

C. Zhou T. Hentea Dofasco, Mittal Steel, Stelco Inc., US Steel, and Union Gas
CFD Analysis of Exhaust Manifolds and Heat Exchangers Hadady Corporation ($39,000, 2003¨C2006) C. Zhou



CFD Analysis of Ladles Mittal Steel ($10,000, 2005¨C2006) C. Zhou



Acquisition of Advanced Instrumentation for Fluid Flow and Particle Motion Research and Teaching at Micro to Macro Scales National Science Foundation ($302,895, 2004¨C2007.) C. Zhou G. Nnanna Purdue West Lafayette
RF Effects on Gene Expression DOD Air Force ($2.65 million, 2002¨C2007) C. Tseng (Biology), Co – Principal Investigators: H. Gerber, M. Gealt, and C. Zhou University of Chicago and Northwestern University


Proposal for Development of Coking/Coal Gasification Concept to Use Indiana Coal for the Production of Metallurgical Coke and Bulk Electric Power Indiana Coal Program, ($29,995, 2005) R. Kramer (Energy Center) H. Abramowitz and C. Zhou Mittal Steel
3D Visualization of Ternary Diagrams AIST ($25,000, 2005¨C2010) H. Abramowitz



AIST Foundation Professor AIST ($150,000 2002-2006) H. Abramowitz



NSF Scholarship NSF CSEM Scholarship Program ($280,000, 2003-2007) H. Abramowitz Co Principal Investigating: E. Pierson PUC Participant: R. Hamilton (coPI)
Freshmen Engineering Mentors Purdue University Calumet ($4,000, Fall 2005) H. Abramowitz



RF/RFID Tech of Tracking Objects inside Buildings Prologic Inc. ($45,987, Fall 2005) H. Gerber



The Statistics of Munition/Target Pairing Prologic Inc. ($61,44, Fall 2005) D. Gray


PUC Participant:J. Coffey (Mathematics)
Nanofluid Research PUC ($4,000, Spring 2006) G. Nnanna



Virtual Reality Research PUC ($4,000, Spring 2006) L. Yang



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