Bantwal Rabindranath Baliga


Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

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Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering


Macdonald Engineering Building, Rm 370 [Map]
817 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 0C3
 
 
514-398-7365 [Fax]

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Courses

MECH 346 Heat Transfer
MECH 565 Fluid Flow &Heat Trans. Equip
MECH 650 Fundamentals of Heat Transfer



BTech Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Mechanical Engineering
MSc Case Western Reserve University, Mechanical Engineering (Combustion)
PhD University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering (Heat Transfer)

 

Synopsis of research activities

My research activities are mainly in the areas of fluid flow and heat transfer in energy conversion, exchange, and storage systems, and involve formulation of cost-effective mathematical models, numerical solution methods, and experimental investigations. Currently, my graduate students, Canadian and international collaborators, and I are working on the following research topics: control-volume finite element methods; compact and ultra-compact heat exchangers; air cooling systems for netbook computers; thermal energy storage in rock-bed and solid-liquid phase-change systems; heat transfer enhancement using slurries of microencapsulated phase change materials suspended in liquids; loop heat pipes; fluid flow and heat transfer in porous media; fluid-solid particle flows; modeling of forest fires; and optimum thermal design of heat transfer devices.

Awards

Samuel and Ida Fromson Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, 2008

Class of '44 Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, 1998.

Class of '51 Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, 1990.

Class of '38 Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, 1982.