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General System Concept and Modeling:
  1. P. Y. Li, J. D. Van de Ven and C. Sancken, "Open Accumulator Concept for Compact Fluid Power Energy Storage", ASME-IMECE 2007-42580, Seattle, WA, November, 2007.
  2. J. Van de Ven and P. Y. Li, "Liquid Piston Gas Compression", Applied Energy, Vol. 86, Issue 10, pp. 2183-2191, October, 2009.
  3. P. Y. Li, E. Loth, T. W. Simon, J. D. Van de Ven, and Stephen E. Crane, "Compressed Air Energy Storage for Offshore Wind Turbines", 2011 International Fluid Power Exhibition (IFPE), Las Vegas, NV, March, 2011.
  4. M. Saadat and P. Y. Li, "Modeling and Control of a Novel Compressed Air Energy Storage System for Offshore Wind Turbine", Proceedings of the 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
  5. Chao Qin; Eric Loth; Perry Li; Terrence Simon; James D. Van De Ven; Stephen Crane; Amir Pourmousa, "Spray Cooling for Wind Based Compressed Air Energy Storage". AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 11th Int. Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. San Jose, CA. 2013
  6. Chao Qin and Eric Loth, "Liquid piston compression efficiency with droplet heat transfer", Applied Energy, Vol. 114, Feb. 2014, pp. 539-550. 
  7. M. Saadat, F. Shirazi and P. Y. Li, "Revenue Maximization of Electricity Generation for a Wind Turbine Integrated with a Compressed Air Energy Storage System", 2014 American Control Conference, Portland OR, June 2014
  8. M. Saadat and P. Y. Li,  "Modeling and Control of an Open Accumulator Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) System for Wind Turbines", Applied Energy. Vol. 137, pp. 603-616, Jan 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.09.085
  9. M. Saadat and P. Y. Li, "Combined Optimal Design and Control of a Near-isothermal Liquid Piston Air Compressor/Expander for a Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) System for Wind Turbines", 2015 ASME-DSCC, Columbus, OH., October, 2015. [Finalist for the Best Energy Systems paper Award].
  10. P. Y. Li and M. Saadat, "An Approach to Reduce the Flow Requirement for a Liquid Piston Air Compressor/Expander in a Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) System," IET Renewable Power Generation. DOI: 10.1049/iet-rpg.2016.0055 , 2016. Preliminary version appeared in 2nd Offshore Energy and Storage Symposium (OSES), Edinburgh, U.K., July 2015. (OSES version).
  11. Li, P. Y., Loth, E., Qin, C., Simon, T. W., and Van de Ven, “Open Accumulator Isothermal Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) System,” Chapter in Energy Storage Handbook, Stephen J. Bauer, ed., Wiley. [To appear in 2017]

Air motor/compressor system - Control

  1. C. Sancken and P. Y. Li, "Optimal Efficiency-Power Relationship for an Air Motor-Compressor in an Energy Storage and Regeneration System", Proceedings of the ASME 2009 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference #2749, DSCC2009/Bath Symposium PTMC, Hollywood, 2009.
  2. A. T. Rice and P. Y. Li, "Optimal Efficiency-Power Tradeoff for an Air Motor/Compressor with Volume Varying Heat Transfer Capability", ASME DSCC 2011/Bath Symposium on PTMC, Arlington, VA, October, 2011.
  3. A. T. Rice, "Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Cylindrical Compression Chamber By Way of Porous Inserts and the Optimization of Compression and Expansion Trajectories for Varying Heat Transfer Capabilities", M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota., December, 2012. 
  4. M. Saadat, P. Y. Li and T. W. Simon, "Optimal Trajectories for a Liquid Piston Compressor/Expander in a Compressed Air Energy Storage System with Consideration of Heat Transfer and Friction", 2012 American Control Conference, Proceedings of the 2012 American Control Conference, Montreal, Canada, June 2012.
  5. F. Shirazi, M. Saadat, B. Yan, P.Y. Li and T. W. Simon, "Iterative Optimal and Adaptive Control of a Near Isothermal Liquid Piston Air Compressor in a Compressed Air Energy Storage System", 2013 American Control Conference, Washington D.C., June 2013.
  6. F. Shirazi, M. Saadat, B. Yan, P. Y. Li and T. W. Simon (2013). Optimal Control Experimentation of Compression Trajectories for a Liquid Piston Air Compressor. ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference. Minneapolis, MN.
  7. Mohsen Saadat, Farzad Shirazi and Perry Y. Li (2013). MODELING AND OPTIMIZATION OF WATER SPRAY COOLING IN A LIQUID PISTON AIR COMPRESSOR. ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference. Minneapolis MN.
  8. Mohsen Saadat, Farzad Shirazi and Perry Y. Li,  "NONLINEAR CONTROLLER DESIGN WITH BANDWIDTH CONSIDERATION FOR A NOVEL COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM". 2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Palo Alto, CA, Oct 2013.
  9. M. Saadat, F. Shirazi and P. Y. Li, "Revenue Maximization of Electricity Generation for a Wind Turbine Integrated with a Compressed Air Energy Storage System", 2014 American Control Conference, Portland OR, June 2014
  10. F. Shirazi, P. Gagnon, P. Y. Li and J.D Van de Ven, “Design, modeling and control of a lab- scale compressed air energy storage (CAES) testbed for wind turbines with simulated input and demand power variability”, ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, San Antonio, TX, Nov. 2014.
  11. M. Saadat and P. Y. Li, "Combined Optimal Design and Control of a Near-isothermal Liquid Piston Air Compressor/Expander for a Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) System for Wind Turbines", 2015 ASME-DSCC, Columbus, OH., October, 2015. [Finalist for the Best Energy Systems paper Award].
  12. A. T. Rice, P. Y. Li and C. J. Sancken, "Optimal Efficiency-Power Tradeoff for an Air Compressor/Expander", ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, 2017. (To appear)
Air motor/compressor system - Heat and Mass Transfer
  1. A. T. Rice, "Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Cylindrical Compression Chamber By Way of Porous Inserts and the Optimization of Compression and Expansion Trajectories for Varying Heat Transfer Capabilities", M.S. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota., December, 2012. 
  2. C. Zhang, M. Saadat, P. Y. Li and T.W. Simon, "Heat Transfer in a Long, Thin Tube Section of an Air Compressor: An Empirical Correlation from CFD and a Thermodynamic Modeling", ASME IMECE, Paper #86673, Houston TX, November, 2012.
  3.  C. Zhang, T. W. Simon and P. Y. Li, "Storage Power and Efficiency Analysis Based on CFD for Air Compressors used for Compressed Air Energy Storage", ASME IMECE, Paper #88985 Houston TX, November, 2012.
  4. Chao Zhang, Farzad Shirazi, Bo Yan, Terry W. Simon, Perry Y. Li and James D. Van de Ven (2013). DESIGN OF AN INTERRUPTED PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER USED IN A LIQUID PISTON COMPRESSION CHAMBER FOR COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE. ASME 2013 Summer Heat Transfer Conference, HT2013‑17484. Minneapolis, MN.
  5. Bo Yan. "Compression/expansion within a cylindrical chamber: Application of a liquid piston and various porous inserts" M. S. PlanA Thesis. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota, August 2013.
  6. C. Zhang, J. Wieberdink, F. Shirazi, B. Yan, T. W. Simon and P. Y. Li. "Numerical Investigation of Metal-foam filled liquid piston compressor using a two-energy equation formulation based on experimentally validated model", ASME-IMECE-2013 #63854, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2013.
  7. C. Zhang, T. W. Simon and P. Y. Li, "Optimization of the axial porosity distribution of porous inserts in a liquid piston gas compressor using a one-dimensional formulation", ASME-IMECE-2013 #63862, San Diego, CA, Nov. 2013.
  8. C. Zhang, T. W. Simon, P. Y. Li and J. Van de Ven, ``Numerical Modeling of Three Dimensional Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Through Interrupted Plates using Unit Cell Scale", 15th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-15), August, 2014. Kyoto, Japan.
  9. C. Zhang, J. Wieberdink, T. W. Simon, P. Y. Li, J. D. Van de Ven and E. Loth, "Numerical analysis of heat exchangers used in a liquid piston compressor using a one-dimensional model with an embedded two-dimensional submodel", ASME-IMECE #2014-38567, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Nov. 2014.
  10. Perry Li - CV
    C. Qin, E. Loth, P. Li, T. Simon, and J. D. Van de Ven, “Spray-cooling concept for Wind-Based Compressed Air Energy Storage”, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Vol.6:4 (2014) 043125. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4893434
  11. C. Zhang, B. Yan, J. Wierberdink, P. Y. Li, J. D. Van de Ven, E. Loth and T. W. Simon, Thermal analysis of a compressor for application to compressed air energy storage”, Applied Thermal Energy, Vol. 73:2, pp.1402-1411, Dec 2014.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.08.014
  12. B. Yan, J. Wieberdink, F. Shirazi, P. Y. Li, T. W. Simon and J. D. Van de Ven, "Experimental Study of Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Liquid Piston Compressor/Expander Using Porous Media Inserts",  Applied Energy Vol.154, Sept 2015 pp. 40-50. DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.04.106
  13. C. Zhang, P. Y. Li, J. D. Van de Ven, and T. W. Simon, "Design analysis of a liquid-piston compression chamber with application to compressed air energy storage", ASME-AIT-UIT 2015 Conference on Thermal Energy Systems: Production, Storage, Utilization and the Environment, Napoli, Italy, May 2015.
  14. L. Huang, T. W. Simon, P. Y. Li and E. J. Hummelt, "Analysis of dissolved gas in the application of liquid piston gas compression", Proceedings of the 1st Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, New York City, NY, August, 2015.
  15. Zhang, C., Li, P., Van de Ven, J., and Simon, T., 2017, Oscillatory flow regenerative heat exchangers for application to energy storage systems, TFEC-IWHT2017-17911, 4th Int’l. Workshop on Heat Transfer, Las Vegas, NV.
  16. A. Srivatsa and P. Y. Li, "Effect of Moisture On the Efficiency and Power Density of a Liquid Piston Air Compressor/Expander", ASME DSC Conference [DSCC2016-9884], Minneapolis, MN October, 2016.
  17. M. Saadat, A. Srivatsa, P. Y. Li and T. W. Simon, "Air Compression Performance Improvement Via Trajectory Optimization: Experimental Validation", ASME DSC Conference [DSCC2016-9825], Minneapolis, MN, October, 2016.

Nano-texturing of surface


  1. Steele, A.; Bayer, I.; Martorana, P.; Loth, E. Highly durable and abrasion resistant superhydrophobic organoclay nanocomposite films 6th FPNI Ph.DSymposium. West Lafayette, Indiana, June 15-17, 2010.
  2. Bayer, A. Steele, P.F. Martorana & E. Loth “Fabrication of superhydrophobic polyurethane/layered silicate nano-structured composites from cyclomethicone-in-water emulsions" Applied Surface Science , pp. 823-826, Vol. 257, 2010.
  3. Y. H. Yeong, A. Steele, I. Bayer, C. Lakeman, G. De Combarieu, E. Loth, "Impact of Temperature and Humidity on Superhydrophobicity of Polyurethane/Organoclay Nanocomposites", TechConnect World, Boston, June 2011
  4. J. Cheek*, A. Steele, and E. Loth. “An Electrolytic Reaction to Resist Saturation on Conductive Superhydrophobic Nanocomposites.” Proceedings of the TechConnect WORLD – Nanotech Conference and Expo 2012. Santa Clara, CA, USA.
  5. A. Steele*, I. Bayer, Y.H. Yeong*, and E. Loth “Adhesion strength and superhydrophobicity in polyurethane/organoclay nanocompositesTechConnect World, Boston, June 2011
  6. Y. Yong*, R. Mudafort*, A. Steele, I. Bayer and E. Loth “Water Droplet Impact Dynamics at Icing Conditions with and without Superhydrophobicity” AIAA Fluid Dynamics Meeting, AIAA-2012-3134, New Orleans, June 2012.
  7. Y. Yoeng, A. Steele, E. Loth, I. Bayer, G. De Combarieu & C. LakemanTemperature and Humidity Effects on Superhydrophobicity of Nanocomposite Coatings" Applied Physics Letters (to appear).
  8. 2. A.Steele, I. Bayer & E. Loth “Adhesion strength and superhydrophobicity of polyurethane/organoclay nanocomposite coatings" Journal of Applied Polymer Science 2012.
  9. A. David, Y. Yeong, A. Steele, E. Loth and I. Bayer, "Spray Impact Resistance of a Superhydrophobic Nanocomposite Coating", AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA-2012-91, Nashville, June 2012.
  10. Malm, P., Krishnan, K., Loth, R., Steele, A., Bayer, I. Coating Resistance to Biofouling Inception for Freshwater Vehicles. Nanotech Conference. Wahsington D.C..,2013
  11. Krishnan, K. and Loth, E. (2013). Predicting Contact Angles for Regular Surfaces. Nanotech Conference. Washington D.C..
  12. Cheek, J., Steele, A., Bayer, I.S. and Loth, E. "Underwater saturation resistance and electrolytic functionality of superhydrophobic nanocomposites", Colloid and Polymer Science, March, 2013.
  13. K. Ghokulla Krishnan, "Droplet-droplet, droplet-wall and microorganism-wall collisions", MS Mech and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, Dec 2013.

Sprays and Droplet Impacts

  1. G. Krishnan and E. Loth, "Modeling Drop-Drop Collison Regimens for Variable Pressures and Viscosities", AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA-2012-170, Nashville, June 2012.
  2. Ghokulla Krishnan and Eric Loth (2013). Drop Impact on Nanotextured Surfaces. AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference. San Jose, CA.
  3. Chris Qin and Eric Loth (2013). Liquid Piston Compression with Droplet Heat Transfer. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting,. Grapevine, TX.
  4. G. Krishnan, "Droplet-Droplet, Droplet-Wall and Microorganism-Wall Collisions", MS Thesis, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 2013.

Machine Design

  1. Wilhelm, S., and Van de Ven, J., "Synthesis of a Variable Displacement Linkage for a Hydraulic Transformer", ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference, Washington, D.C., 2011.
  2. Wilhelm, S., and Van de Ven, J., (2013). Efficiency Modeling and Experimental Validation of a Variable Displacement Linkage Pump. ASME/BATH 2013 Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control. Sarasota, FL.
  3. Tian, H., and Van de Ven, J. (2013). Geometric Optimization of a Hydraulic Motor Rotary Valve. ASME/BATH 2013 Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control. Sarasota, FL.
  4. Shawn WIlheim and James D. Van de Ven (2013). Efficiency Modeling and Experimental Validation of a Variable Displacement Linkage Pump. Journal of Mechanical Design (under review)
  5. Wilhelm, S., and Van de Ven, J. (2013). Design and Testing of an Adjustable Linkage for a Variable Displacement Pump. Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics (under review)
  6. Wilhelm, S., and Van de Ven, J., 2014, “Design of a Variable Displacement Triplex Pump,” National Conference on Fluid Power, International Fluid Power Exposition, Las Vegas, NV, March 4-8, 2014.
  7. Wilhelm, S., and Van de Ven, J., 2014, “Efficiency Testing of an Adjustable Linkage Triplex Pump,” ASME/BATH 2014 Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control, Bath, United Kingdom, Sept. 10-12, 2014, FPMC2014-7856
  8. Tian, H., and Van de Ven, J., 2015, "Experimental Study of the Influence of Valve Timing on Hydraulic Motor Efficiency," ASME/BATH 2015 Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control, Chicago, IL, October 12-14, 2015, FPMC2015-9532.
  9. Wilhelm, S., and Van de Ven, J., 2013, “Design and Testing of an Adjustable Linkage for a Variable Displacement Pump,” Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, v. 5, n. 4, 041008
  10. Wilhelm, S., and Van de Ven, J., 2015, “Adjustable Linkage Pump: Efficiency Modeling and Experimental Validation,” Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, v. 7, n. 3, 031013
  11. Tian, H., and Van de Ven, J., 2017, “Modeling and Experimental Studies on the Absorption of Entrained Gas and the Influence on Fluid Compressibility,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, in press.
  12. Wilhelm, S., Sullivan, T., and Van de Ven, J., 2017, “Solution Rectification of Slider-Crank Mechanisms with Transmission Angle Control,” Mechanism and Machine Theory, v. 107, p. 37-45, doi: 10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2016.09.011.
  13. Tian, H., and Van de Ven, J., 2016, “Model, Optimization, and Experimental Validation of a Hydraulic Motor using a Digital Rotary Valve,” ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, under review.

 
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