University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Warren E. Ibele

Professor Emeritus


Ph.D. 1953, M.S. 1947, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
B.S. 1944, Mechanical Engineering, Tulane University



Research interests include theoretical and applied thermodynamics, transport properties, fluid mechanics, and heat and mass transfer. This includes equations of state for pure gases and gaseous mixtures and gas transport properties useful in heat/mass transfer analysis, such as thermal conductivity, viscosity, and ordinary and thermal diffusion coefficients. Applied thermodynamics includes power cycle modeling, analysis of new and combined cycles, cogeneration, energy conservation schemes, heat pump and absorption cooling processes, and the second law analysis of thermal systems.