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Publications

Modules

Books

  • Chamra, L.M. and Mago, P.J., “Micro-CHP Power Generation for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings.” Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2008. ISBN: 1-60456-867-7

Book Chapters

  • Mago, P.J., Chamra, L.M., and Fumo, N. “Evaluation of Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems Based on Primary Energy Operational Strategy.” In Progress in Management Engineering, Lucas P. Gragg and Jan M. Cassell (Editors), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2009, ISBN: 978-1-60741-310-3. (Invited).
  • Chamra, L.M., Mago, P.J., and Zdaniuk, G. “Heat Transfer and Friction in HEllically-Finned Tubes Using Artificial Neural Networks.” In Advances in Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer, Dr. Lixin Cheng (Editor), Bentham Science Publishers. (Invited)
  • Mago, P.J. and Chamra, L.M., “Use of Organic Rankine Cycles to Produce Electric Power from Waste Heat Sources.” In Electric Power Research Trends, Michael C. Schmidt (Editor), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2008, pp. 177-208. ISBN: 1-60021-978-0.  (Invited).
  • Chamra, L.M. and Mago, P.J., “Micro-CHP Power Generation for Residential  and Small Commercial Buildings.” In Electric Power Research Trends, Michael C. Schmidt (Editor), Nova Science Publishers, Inc., New York, 2008, pp. 47-102.  ISBN: 1-60021-978-0. (Invited).
  • Chamra, L.M. and Hodge, B.K., "Cooling, Heating, and Power (CHP) Technology/Systems," Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing, Taylor and Francis, 2005.
  • Chamra, L.M. and Hodge, B.K., "Dehumidification,” Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing, Taylor and Francis, 2005.

 

Archival Journal Publications

  •  Mago, P.J., Chamra, L.M., and Hueffed, A. “A Review on Energy, Economical, and Environmental Benefits of the Use of CHP Systems for Small Commercial Buildings for the North American Climate.” International Journal of Energy Research, Accepted for Publication.
  •  Harrod, J., Mago, P.J., Srinivasan, K.K., and Chamra,L.M., “First and Second Law Analysis of a Stirling Engine with Imperfect Regeneration and Dead Volume," IMechE Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 2009, doi: 10.1243/09544062JMES1651.
  • Weathers, J.B., Luck, R., *Weathers, J.W.   "A Modular Approach to Uncertainty Analysis", ISA Transactions. Accepted for publication.
  • Zdaniuk, G.J., D.W. Walters, R. Luck, and L.M. Chamra, "A Comparison of Artificial Neural Networks and Symbolic-Regression-Based Correlations for Optimization of Helically-Finned Tubes in Heat Exchangers," . Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer.  Accepted for publication.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Chamra, L.M., "Supervisory Feed-Forward Control for Real-Time Topping Cycle CHP Operation,"  ASME Journal of Energy Resource Technology. Accepted for Publication.
  • Cho, H., Krishnan, S.R., Luck, R., and Srinivasan K., "Uncertainty Analysis of a Wiebe Function-Based Combustion Model for Pilot-Ignited Natural Gas Engines," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, JAUTO1103R1 Accepted for Publication.
  • Weathers, J.B., Luck, R., *Weathers, J.W., "An Exercise in Model Validation: Comparing Univariate Statistics and Monte-Carlo based Multivariate Statistics", Reliability Engineering and System Safety, 2009.  Ms. Ref. No.: RESS-D-08-00197R1, Accepted for publication
  • Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M. “Analysis and Optimization of CCHP Systems based on Energy, Economical, and Environmental considerations.” Energy and Buildings, 2009, Vol. 41, pp. 1099-1106
  •  Fumo, N., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M. “Analysis of Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems based on Site Energy Consumption.” Applied Energy,2009, Vol. 86, 6. 928-932.
  • Mago, P.J., Fumo, N., and Chamra, L.M., “Performance Analysis of CCHP and CHP Systems Operating Following the Thermal and Electric Load.” International Journal of Energy Research, 2009, Vol. 33, pp. 852–864
  • Fumo, N., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M., “Energy and Economic Evaluation of Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems Based on Primary Energy.” Applied Thermal Engineering, 2009, Vol. 29, pp. 2665-2671.
  • Cho, H., Mago, P.J., Luck, R., and Chamra, L.M. “Evaluation of CHP Systems Performance based on Operational cost, Primary Energy Consumption, and Carbon Dioxide Emission by Utilizing an Optimal Operation Scheme.” Applied Energy Journal, 2009, Vol. 86, pp. 2540-2549.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., S.D. Eksiouglu,  Chamra, L. M., "Cost-optimized real -time operation of CHP systems," Energy and Buildings, Vol. 41, No. 4,  April, pp. 445-451,  2009.
  • Fumo, N., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M. “Emission Operational Strategy for Combined, Cooling, and Power Systems.” Applied Energy Journal, 2009, Vol 86, 11,  pp. 2344-2350.
  • Hueffed, A., Chamra, L, and Mago, P.J., “A Simplified Model of Heat and Mass Transfer Between air and Falling-Film Desiccant in Parallel-Plate Humidifier,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, May 2009, Vol 131, pp. 052001-1 – 052001-7.
  •  Fumo, N., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M. “Hybrid-Cooling Combined Cooling, Heating, and Power System.” IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, 2009, Vol.223, No. 5, pp. 761-770.
  •  Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M., “Exergy Analysis of a Combined Engine-Organic Rankine Cycle Configuration.”IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, 2008, Vol. 222, No. 8, pp. 761-770.
  • Mago, P.J., Srinivasan, K., Chamra, L.M., and Somayaji, C., “An Examination of Exergy Destruction in Organic Rankine Cycles,” International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 32, No. 10, August 2008, pp. 926-938
  • Moran, A., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M., “Thermoeconomic Modeling of Micro-CHP (Micro-Cooling, Heating, and Power) for Small Commercial Applications.” International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 32, No. 9, July 2008, pp. 808-823.
  • G. J. Zdaniuk, R. Luck, L.M. Chamra, "Linear Correlation of Heat Transfer and Friction in Helically-finned Tubes Using Five Simple Groups of Parameters," Int. Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 51, pp. 3548-3555, 2008.
  • Mago, P.J., Chamra, L.M., Srinivasan, K., and Somayaji, C., “An Examination of Regenerative Rankine Cycles Using Dry Fluids.” Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 8-9, June 2008, pp. 998-1007.
  • Srinivasan, K.K., Mago, P.J., Zdaniuk, G.J., Chamra, L.M., Midkiff, K.C., “Improving the Efficiency of the Advanced Injection Low Pilot Ignited Natural Gas Engine using Organic Rankine Cycles.” ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 130, June 2008, pp. 022201-1 – 022201-7.
  • Zdaniuk, G., Chamra, L.M., and Mago, P.J., “Experimental Determination of Heat Transfer and Friction in Helically-Finned Tubes.” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 32, No. 3, January 2008, pp. 761-775
  • Zdaniuk, G., Chamra, L.M., and Mago, P.J., “A Survey of Cooling Tower Water Quality for Condenser Tube Fouling Potential.” IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 222, No. 1, 2008, pp. 112-122
  • Fumo, N., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M., “Cooling, Heating, and Power Energy Performance for System    Feasibility.” IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 222, No. 5, 2008, pp. 347-354.
  • Mago, P.J., Fumo, N., and Chamra, L.M., Methodology to Perform a Non-conventional Evaluation of Cooling, Heating, and Power (CHP) Systems. IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 221, No. 8, December 2007, pp. 1075-1087
  • Mago, P.J., Chamra, L.M., and Somayaji, C., “Analysis and Optimization of Organic Rankine Cycles.” IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 221, No. 3, May 2007, pp. 255-263.
  • Chamra, L.M. and Mago, P.J., “Modeling of Evaporation Heat Transfer of Pure Refrigerants and Refrigerant Mixtures in Micro-fin Tube.” IMechE Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 221, No. 4, April 2007, pp. 443-447.
  • Zdaniuk, G.J., Chamra, L.M., and Walters, D.K., “Correlating Heat Transfer and Friction in Helically-finned Tubes Using Artificial Neural Networks,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 50, pp. 4713-4723, June 2007.
  • Zdaniuk, G.J., Chamra, L.M, and Mago, P.J., “A Literature Survey of Water-Side Fouling Applicable to Cooling Tower Condensers.” IMechE Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 220, November 2006, pp. 815-827.
  • Chamra, L.M. and Mago, P.J., “Modeling of Condensation Heat Transfer of Refrigerant Mixtures in Micro-Fin Tubes.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 49, No.11-12, June 2006, pp. 1915-1921.
  • Chamra, L.M., Mago, P.J., and Zdaniuk, G., “Experimental Comparison of Condensers and Evaporators for use in both Bottom-Mount and Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer Units.” IMechE Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 220, No. 2, February 2006, pp. 215-222.
  • Mago, P.J., Chamra, L., and Steele, G., “A Simulation Model for the Performance of a Hybrid Liquid Desiccant System during Cooling and Dehumidification.” International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 30, January 2006, pp. 51-66. 
  • Mago, P.J. and Sherif, S.A., "Frost Formation and Heat Transfer on a Cold Surface in Ice Fog." International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 28, No. 4, June 2005, pp. 538-546.
  • Chamra, L.M., Mago, P.J., Tan, M., and Kung, C., “Modeling of Condensation Heat Transfer of Pure Refrigerants in Micro-Fin Tubes.” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 48, No. 7, March 2005, pp. 1293-1302.
  • Mago, P.J. and Sherif, S.A., “Coil Frosting and Defrosting Issues at Low Freezer Temperatures near Saturation Conditions.”  ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 111, Part 1, February 2005, pp. 3-17.
  • Mago, P.J. and Sherif, S.A., “Psychrometric Charts and Property Formulations of Supersaturated Air.”  HVAC&R Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, January 2005, pp.147-163.
  • Chamra, L.M., Mago, P.J., Tan, M., and Kung, C., “Modeling of Evaporation and Condensation Pressure-drop in Micro-fin Tubes.” IMechE Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 219, Part C, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 61-71.
  • Mago, P.J. and Sherif, S.A., “Effect of Face Velocity on Hot-Gas Coil-Defrosting in Refrigerated Facilities Operating Near Saturated Entering-Air Conditions.” IMechE Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, Vol. 218, No 12, December 2004, pp. 1507-1516.
  • Chamra, L.M., Tan, M.O., and Kung, C.C., 2004, "Evaluation of Existing Condensation Heat Transfer Models in Horizontal Micro-Fin Tubes," Journal of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 28, pp. 617-628.
  • Chamra, L.M., Steele, G. W., and Huynh, K., 2003, "The Uncertainty Associated with Thermal Comfort," ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 109, Part 2.
  • Chamra, L.M., Tan, M.O., Kung, C. C., and Tang, S. S., 2003, "Evaluation of Existing Evaporation Heat Transfer Models in Horizontal Micro-Fin Tubes," ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 109, Part 1.
  • Mago, P.J. and Sherif, S.A., “Heat and Mass Transfer on a Cylinder Surface in Cross Flow under Supersaturated Frosting Conditions.” International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 26, Issue 8, December 2003, pp. 889-899.

Conference Papers

  • Hueffed, A., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M., “Effect of the Power Generation Unit Operation on the Energy, Economical, and Environmental Performance of CCHP systems for Small Commercial Building.”  ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2009), Paper No. IMECE2009-12687, Lake Buena Vista, FL, November 13-19, 2009.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Chamra, L. M., "Power Generation and Heat Recovery Model of Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines for Combined Heat and Power Applications." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2009). Paper No. IMECE2009-11634, Session: 7-4-5 Thermal Energy Applications and Storage, Nov. 13-19, Lake Buena Vista, FL.  
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Mago, P.J. and Chamra, L.M. “Assessment of CHP System Performance with Commercial Building Benchmark Models in Different U.S. Climate Zones.” ASME Energy Sustainability 2009, San Francisco, California, USA, July 19-23, 2009.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Chamra, L.M., “Supervisory Feed-Forward Control of Building CHP Systems Using Short-Term Weather Forecasting”, Poster presentation in International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) – USA meeting, January 24, 2009, Chicago, IL, USA.
  • Fumo, N., L.M. Chamra, and V. Bortone, “Potential of Solar Thermal Energy for CCHP Systems”, ASME Conference - Energy Sustainability 2009, San Francisco, California, July 19- 23, 2007.
  • Fumo, N., Chamra, L.M., Mago, P.J., and Hodge, B.K., “Potential of Thermal Solar Energy for CHP Energy Performance in Hot Climates.” ASES National Solar Conference, Solar 2009, Buffalo, NY, May 13-16, 2009.
  • Fumo, N., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M., “Effect of the Power Generation Unit Size on the Energy Performnce of Cooling, Heating, and Power Systems.” ASME Power Conference, Paper No. PWR2008-60057, Orlando, FL, July 22-24, 2008.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Eksioglu, S.D., Chamra, L. M., "Operation of a CCHP System using an Optimal Energy Dispatch Algorithm." ASME Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2008, August 10-13, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Coleman, H. W. and Steele, W.G., “An Overview of ASME V&V 20: Standard for Verification and Validation in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer,” Paper 2822, 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanics and the 5th European Congress on Computational Mechanics in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Venice, Italy, June 30 - July 4, 2008.
  • Weathers, J.B., Marvel, B.T., Srinivasan, K.K., Mago, P.J., Chamra, L.M., and Steele, W.G., “Error Propagation in Heat Release Analysis of Pilot Ignited Natural Gas Combustion.” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2007), Paper No. IMECE2007-42144, Seattle, Washington, November 11-15, 2007.
  • Fumo, N., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L.M., “Evaluation of Cooling, Heating, and Power (CHP) Systems Based on Energy-Rating.” ASME Energy Sustainability 2007, Paper No.ES2007-36145, Long Beach, California, USA, June 27-30, 2007.
  • Srinivasan, K.K., Mago, P.J., Zdaniuk, G.J., Chamra, L.M., Midkiff, K.C., “Improving the Efficiency of the Advanced Injection Low Pilot Ignited Natural Gas Engine using Organic Rankine Cycles.” ASME Energy Sustainability 2007, Paper No.ES2007-36151, Long Beach, California, USA, June 27-30, 2007.
  • Steele, W. G., “Current Test Uncertainty Standards,” Invited ASME Paper IMECE2007-44146, International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, WA, Nov. 11-15, 2007.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Chamra, L. M., "Technical and Economical Analysis of a Micro-CHP Facility based on Dynamic Simulation: A Case Study"  ASME Proceedings of IMECE 2007, November 11-15, Seattle, WA.
  • Cho, H., Luck, R., Chamra, L.M., "Dynamic Simulation of a Micro-CHP Facility: A Case Study" ASME Proceedings of Energy Sustainability 2007, June 27-30, Long Beach, CA.
  • Mago, P.J., Chamra, L.M., and Somayaji, C., “Optimization of Organic Rankine Cycles Using Dry Fluids.” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2006), Paper No. IMECE2006-14805, Chicago, Illinois, November 5-10, 2006.
  •  Mago, P.J., Chamra, L.M., and Moran, A., “Modeling of Micro-Cooling, Heating, and Power (Micro-CHP) for Residential or Small Commercial Applications.” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2006), Paper No. IMECE2006-13558, Chicago, Illinois, November 5-10, 2006.
  • Somayaji, C., Mago, P.J., and Chamra, L. M., “Second Law Analysis and Optimization of Organic Rankine Cycles.” ASME Power Conference, Paper No. PWR2006-88061, Atlanta, GA, May 2-4, 2006.
  • Chamra, L.M, Mago, P.J., Stone, N., and Oliver, J., “Micro-CHP (Cooling, Heating, and Power) – Not Just a Scale Down CHP.” ASME Power Conference, Paper No. PWR2006-88076, Atlanta, GA, May 2-4, 2006.
  • Mago, P.J. and Sherif, S.A., “Frost Formation and Heat Transfer on a Cold Surface in Ice Fog.”  42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA Paper No. AIAA-2004-0164, Reno, Nevada, January 5-8, 2004.
  • Mago, P.J. and Sherif, S.A., “Thermodynamic Property Formulations of Supersaturated Air.” 36th AIAA Thermophysics Conference, AIAA Paper No. AIAA-2003-3912, Orlando, FL, June 23-26, 2003.

Presentations

Bronson Regional Application Centers

Chamra CHP Application Center

CHP Survey Results

EEA Southeast Workshop R1, September 20, 2005

Hobbs: How Did We Get Here?

Sand Cooling Dehumid

Southeast CHP Roadmap, September, 2005

"A Tale of Two Hospitals," May, 2006