Master Thesis Projects - Dr. Khaled

Potential master thesis students who are interested in one of the following projects presented by Dr. Mahmoud Khaled (mahmoud.khaled@liu.edu.lb) for Fall semester 2014-2015 are kindly requested to meet him as soon as possible in the School of Engineering (Beirut Campus – Block G – First floor) before they do their registration in any of the offered MENG695 “Master Thesis – Part I” sections of Beirut campus. The list of projects includes and is not limited to:

  1. Advanced Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning HVAC calculations and studies:

    Software for infiltration calculation, HVAC insulation, Software for transient HVAC calculations, New building designs, Thickness of air in insulation, Vehicle transient HVAC system, New method for U measurements in HVAC applications, Stadium cooling.

    • Required Skills: Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Assembling and instrumentation, Programmation.

    • Deliverables: Thermal Modeling/Prototype/Code – Master Thesis Report.

       

  2. Heat recovery types and applications – Thermal modeling and/or experimental studies:

    Heat recovery from shower, dish washer, lavatory and oven; Heat recovery from parked cars; Heat recovery from chimneys, Boilers and generator exhaust; Heat recovery from HVAC systems; parametric analysis of heat recovery from all-air HVAC systems, modeling the effect of recovering heat from condensers on the performance of refrigeration cycles.

    • Required Skills: Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Assembling and instrumentation, Programmation.

    • Deliverables: Thermal Modeling/Prototype/Code – Master Thesis Report.

       

  3. Solar energy – Thermal modeling and/or experimental studies:

    Software for collector area calculation; Software for parabolic trough calculations; Solar car; Flat collector cleaning; Solar chimney; Modeling efficiencies of water storage systems; New method for measuring direct normal irradiation; Parabolic trough thermal plant; Solar refrigerator.

    • Required Skills: Heat Transfer, Assembling and instrumentation, Programmation.

    • Deliverables: Thermal Modeling/Prototype/Code – Master Thesis Report.

       

  4. Generating power from speed bumps – Modeling and/or experimental studies:

    Modeling and/or experimental study of the rack and pinion mechanism; Modeling and/or experimental study of the roller mechanism; Modeling and/or experimental study of the crankshaft mechanism; parametric analysis of the performance of the different mechanisms of generating power from speed bumps.

    • Required Skills: Dynamics, Assembling and instrumentation, Programmation.

    • Deliverables: Modeling/Prototype/Code – Master Thesis Report.

       

  5. Heat exchangers and automotive cooling systems – Thermal modeling and/or experimental studies:

    Effect of non-uniform upstream temperature and velocity distributions on the performance of heat exchangers cooled by air; Design, modeling and testing of different geometries of automotive radiators; Software for thermal performance prediction of cross flow heat exchanger; Software for thermal performance prediction of concentric tube heat exchanger; Software for thermal performance prediction of heat exchangers equipped with vortex generators; Heat transfer correlations for “Vortex generators” heat exchangers.

    • Required Skills: Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics; Assembling and instrumentation, Programmation.

    • Deliverables: Modeling/Prototype/Code – Master Thesis Report.


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