Primary research interests
lie in the areas of heat transfer and fluid mechanics with emphasis
on their application to thermal environmental engineering and solar
energy. Also of interest is the general area of HVAC equipment,
systems, and controls. Experimental and numerical studies are being
performed on the combined heat and mass transport in buildings.
Simulations are being developed to predict air flow, contaminant
transport, and moisture storage in rooms with various inlet
diffusers and obstructions. Field studies and laboratory
experiments, conducted in a half-sized ventilation chamber, are used
to establish the accuracy of the numerical simulations.