CURRICULUM VITAE

 

RATHINAM PANNEER SELVAM                                              Phone:(479) 575‑5356

James T. Womble Professor of Computational Mechanics &             fax: (479)575‑7168

Nanotechnology Modeling                                                                 email: rps@uark.edu

Department of Civil Engineering                                                        Citizenship: USA

BELL 4190, University of Arkansas                                                                         

Fayetteville, AR 7270l

Web page: http://compmech.cveg.uark.edu

 

OTHER POSITIONS

Director of Computational Mechanics Lab (1999-present).

Assistant Director,  Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program (2008-present)

Adjunct Faculty in Electrical engineering and Computer Engineering & Computer Science

Member of High Density Electronic Center (HiDEC)

Faculty of Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program (2000-present)

Chief Technology Officer & Partner (June 2004-present), Power Electronics Leveling Solutions LLC (PELS), Fayetteville, AR

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, August, l985

MSCE, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, December, l982

Master of Engineering (Structural), University of Madras, College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras, India, August, l980

BSCE, University of Madras, Government College of Engineering, Salem, India, October, l978

 

REGISTRATION:   Registered Professional Engineer: Arkansas (7622)

 

HONORS AND AWARDS:

James T. Womble Professor of Compuational Mechanics & Nanotechnology Modeling, Aug. 2005-present

Fellow of ASCE, Jan. 2004- present

Memeber of the Civil Engineering Academy, Texas Tech University, April 4, 2003- present

Member of Honor Societies: Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Beta Delta

Name cited in the 49th Edition of Marquis Who's Who in America- 2000- present

Member of Arkansas Governor's Earthquake Advisory Committee, Feb. 1990- present.

Outstanding Paper Award, The Space Technologies and Applications International Forum (STAIF-2005) received Feb. 14, 2006

Best Paper Award: In the 34th International Symposium on Microelectronics, Oct., IMAPS 2001

College of Engineering Outstanding Researcher Award for the years: 2000, 2001, 2006 & 2008

Received Texas Instruments Outstanding Teacher Award for the year 1998

Received Halliburton Outstanding Researcher Award for the year 1992 & 1994.

Received Senior Research Associateship Award for the year 1993 from National Research Council.

Received Recognition from Governor as the Outstanding Citizen of the State of Arkansas, 1994

Outstanding Public Service Award by Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) for his contribution to the States Earthquake Preparedness Program, 1990

Certificate of Appreciation from the State of Arkansas, Office of Emergency Services for his contribution to the State Earthquake Preparedness Program, 1989

Ranked No. l at the University of Madras (Master's Degree), India

Received Kulasekaran Memorial Gold Medal for securing I Rank in B.E. (Civil), India

 

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

 

Editorial Board:

Wind & structures, An International Journal May 2006-present

Scientific Board of The Journal of Higher Schools of Yuzuncu Yil University, Turkey, 2007- present

 

Membership:

American Association for Wind Engineering (AAWE)- 2000- present

Wind Engineering Research Council 1986-2000

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Member 1986-present & Fellow 2004-present

Indian Society for Wind Engineering (ISWE)-2007-present (Life Member)

Charter Member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) 2000-present

International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS)

American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics (AIAA)

Material Research Society (MRS) 2004- present

American society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2005-present

Order of the Engineer 1982-present

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Teaching and Research

James T. Womble Professor of Compuational Mechanics & Nanotechnology Modeling, Aug. 2005-present

Professor of Civil Engineering (Aug. 1999-present), University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Currently involved in  the application of computer simulation in nanostructures (multiscale modeling, improving the properties of cement and asphalt through nanoscience), wind engineering, tornado forces on buildings, aeroelasticity, panel & wing flutter, thermal management of electronic packaging, multiphase flow, spray cooling, bridge aerodynamics, adaptive finite element method and general numerical modeling of solid and fluid mechanics problems using boundary element, finite element and finite difference procedure.

Visiting Faculty (June, 2005- July, 2005), Summer faculty fellowship, Wright-Patterson Air Force, Dayton, Ohio, Worked on further developments on computer modeling of spray cooling.

Visiting Faculty (May 23, 2004- Aug. 13, 2004), Wright-Patterson Air Force, Dayton, Ohio

Worked on computer modeling of spray cooling. Developed a multi-phase flow model

 

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering (Aug. 1991‑ Aug. 1999), University of Arkansas

Visiting Faculty (June23, 1998- Aug. 15, 1998), Wright-Patterson Air Force, Dayton, Ohio

Worked on fluid-structure interaction modeling. Studied panel flutter due to transonic flow

Visiting Faculty (June2, 1997- Aug. 15, 1997), Wright-Patterson Air Force, Dayton, Ohio

Worked on fluid-structure interaction modeling. Studied panel flutter due to transonic flow

Visiting Professor (May 15, 1996- July 31, 1996), Department of Energy Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Building 404, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark. Made five presentations and worked on computer modeling flow around bridges

Visiting Research Scientist (May 15, 1995-July 15, 1995), ATDD/NOAA, P.O. Box 2456, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-2456.  Involved in the development of the computer model WINDFCT to compute flow over complex terrain. The work is done in cooperation with Dr. K. S. Rao.

Visiting Research Scientist (July 15, 1993-Aug. 15, 1993),  EDF-LNH, 6 Quai Watier, B.P. 49, 78401 Chatou Cedex, France.   Worked with Dr. Dominque Laurence on the computational wind engineering using large eddy simulation and finite element methods. Also worked on finite element and method of weak characteristics for convection dominated problems. 

National Research Council Senior Research Associate (May 15, 1993 - July 15, 1993), US EPA, ERC Annex Mail Drop 56, 79 Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park,  NC 27711. At the AREAL laboratory, EPA through NOAA support.  Worked with Dr. Alan H. Huber on the computer modeling of diffusion and dispersion around building. Conducted a state of the art review and checked different computer models for its applicability.

 

Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering (Jan. 1986 – Aug. 1991), University of Arkansas.

Visiting Research Scientist (May 1990‑ August 1990),  CSIRO, Division of Building, Construction and Engineering, P.O.Box 56, Highett,       Vic. 3190,  Australia.  Worked with Dr. John D. Holmes and Dr. David Paterson. Worked on the Numerical Simulation of Thunderstorm Downdrafts and developed computer programs for 3 dimensional simulation of wind flow over 3‑dimen­sional buildings using k‑e turbulence model. The Navier‑Stokes equations are solved using finite‑volume procedure in the non‑staggered systems.

 

Research Associate and Part‑time Instructor (Sept. l984 ‑ Dec. 1985), Texas Tech University.

Research and Teaching Assistant (Sept. l982 ‑ Aug. l984), Texas Tech University, Involved in research on boundary element techniques for tornado‑structure interaction problem and dynamic analysis of non‑linear plate for blast loading using finite difference techniques.

 

Graduate Research Assistant (May l98l ‑ August l982), South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.   Experimental research on polymer concrete and stress analysis of hip joint using finite element method and photoelasticity.

 

Associate Lecturer (December l980 ‑ May l98l), Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras, India.  Faculty in the Center for Appropriate Technology. Involved in the promotion of appropriate technology.

 

Industry & Consulting

 

Chief Technology Officer & Partner (June 2004-present), Power Electronics Leveling Solutions LLC (PELS), Fayetteville, AR. Interested in thermal management, power electronics and spray cooling technology. Instrumental in acquiring SBIR phase I($70,000) and phase II ($600,000) NASA funding. Through this PELS could support several graduate students.

 

Assistant Engineer (October l980 ‑ November l980),           Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board, India

 

Research areas

 

Numerical modeling of linear, nonlinear and dynamic behavior in structural mechanics, fluid dynamics and acoustics using boundary element, finite ele­ment and finite difference methods. Developing spray cooling devices for high power electronic systems. Experimental research using photoelas­ticity and strain measuring instruments. Computer modeling of optoelectronic devices, thermal stress and flow in electronic packages, bridge and panel flutter, tornado effects on buildings and multiscale and multiphysics modeling in nano-devices.

 

Summer Institute

 

Selected for and attended the 1988 Cornell National Supercomputer Facility Summer Institute from July 11‑22. Sponsored by the National Science Foun­dation and the Center for Theory and Simulation in Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

 

Short Courses and Symposiums

 

 

Air Force: Thermal Management Science and Technology Workshop, March 29, 2007. Dayton, OH

NSF: Workshop on nano technology for cement and concrete, Arlington, VA, Sep. 5, 2007 (only by invitation)

ONR-Radar Workshop, Washington, DC., Nov. 15, 2005. Attended the above workshop

16th Annual Spacecraft Thermal Control Workshop, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, March 9-11, 2005, Attended the above workshop.

Nanotech 2003, attended the conference in San Francisco, Feb. 23-27, 2003.

Applications Code Optimization and Performance Analysis for Cray X/Y-MP systems, attended the short course at the National Environmental Supercomputing Center, July 21-23, 1993 through EPA at RTP, NC.

Sun Education and Research Conference Agenda, Received invitation and attended the conference in San Francisco, CA, April 21-23, 1993.

Overview and Perspective of the New and Revised Earthquake Regulations in 1988 Uniform Building Code, Attended the seminar in Kansas City, Missouri, October 16, 1989.

Application of the Boundary Element Method for Thermal and Thermoelastic Problems, Presented as a Panelist in ASME International Conference on Computers in Engineering, Las Vegas, NE, August ll‑l4, l984.

Wind Effects on Buildings and Structures, attended UMC's Ninth Annual Short Course on Wind Load, Kansas City, MO, May 2l‑22, l984.

 

Work appeared in popular magazines and news papers

 

Weatherwise, Sep/Oct. 2003, Predicting tornado-structure interaction, p8

Structural Engineer, August 2003, Tornado-resisted building, p10

Washington Post, Aug. 11, 2003, Tornadoes' Effects Defy Simple Models, Theories

Materials Performance, September 2001, eliminating bridge flutter

Civil Engineering, ASCE, Aug. 2001, pp: 31, Computer model simplifies bridge flutter analysis

USA Today, June 5, 2001

Reuters Health, March 23, 2000, Software helps twister-resistance homes

Computational Mechanics Laboratory & High performance computing

 

Formed the Computational Mechanics Laboratory in 1999. Acquired laboratory space and computer hardware and software’s worth $2,000,000. Currently the lab has more than 10 SUN & 1 SGI workstations for visualization and computing. They were all served by SUN 4 processor system with 1 Terabytes of disk space and 4 Gbytes of Ram space. The high performance computing is performed in two types of parallel computing systems. The shared memory computing system (SUN4500) has 8 processor with 4 Gbytes of ram space and 108 Gbytes of disk space. The distributed parallel computing system has 12 node with each node has 2 processors (total 24 processors). Each node has 4 Gbytes of ram space and 72 Gbytes of disk space (total 48 Gbytes of ram space and 864 Gbytes of disk space). The distributed parallel system was donated in package worth of $800,000 by SUN Micro Systems in 2001. Hence a state of the art high performance computing facility was established for research.

 

Session Organization or Chairman

 

Selvam, R.P., Co-Chaired the session on Thermal modeling-2 (TM05), ASME-Interpack’07 conference, July 8-12, Vancouver, Canada, 2007

Selvam, R.P., Co-Chaired the session on Field Testing, 4th National Conference on Wind Engineering, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1st, 2007, SERC, Chennai, India

Selvam, R.P., Co-Chaired the session on Convection in electronics-2, ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, July 17-22, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Selvam, R.P., Chaired the session on Thermal modeling of electronic systems III, Interpack 2005, July 17-22, San Francisco, CA, 2005

Selvam, R.P., Chaired the session 7, 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power, IIT Roorkee, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002

Selvam, R.P. & Kawai, H., Chaired the session on Wind-structure related topics, The Second International Symposium on Advances in Wind & Structures, Busan, Korea, Aug. 21-23, 2002

Selvam, R.P., Chaired the session on Atmospheric boundary layers and extreme winds, National Conference on Wind Engineering 2002, IIT, Roorkee, India, Apr. 4-6, 2002

Selvam, R.P.& L. Nguyen,  Chaired the session on Modeling & CAD, 2001 International Symposium on Microelectronics, Baltimore, Oct. 9-11, 2001.

Selvam, R.P. & R. Bailey, Charied the session on CFD in Wind Engineering, National ASCE Conference, Houston, Oct. 13, 2001

Selvam, R.P., Chaired the session on Wind loads, codes & standards, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering-2001, Clemson University, June 4-6th, 2001

Selvam, R.P., Chaired session on Computational wind engineering, 2001 Structures congress and exposition, Washington, D.C., May 21-23, 2001

 

Invited Presentations

 

R. P. Selvam (2007), Developments in computational wind engineering, Proceeding of the 4th National Conference on Wind Engineering, Eds. N. Lakshman, S. Arunachalam and  S. Gomathinayagam, SERC, Chennai, India, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1st , Allied Publishers Private Ltd., 1-10, Key-note Lecture

R. P. Selvam, S. Patro and H. Bosch (2007), Adpative FEM for Bridge Aerodynamics, Proceeding of the 4th National Conference on Wind Engineering, Eds. N. Lakshman, S. Arunachalam and  S. Gomathinayagam, SERC, Chennai, India, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1st , Allied Publishers Private Ltd., 49-56, Key-note Lecture

R.P. Selvam (2007), Served as one of the six panelists in the Panel Discussion and Concluding Session at the 4th National Conference on Wind Engineering, SERC, Chennai, India, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1st . I was invited as an expert panelist in computational wind engineering

R. P. Selvam, S. Sarkar, M. Sarkar (2007),  Modeling  Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer – Current Status and Future Challanges, Invited paper, 7th  Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, IISC Bangalore, India, Nov. 26-30, 2007

R. P. Selvam (2007), Wind forces on buildings and bridges using computer modeling, invited presentation at the Institution of Engineers, India, Nov. 30, University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India.

R. P. Selvam (2007), Multiphase flow modeling and spray cooling, invited presentation at the University Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India, Nov. 30.

Selvam, R.P., Computer Modeling for Bridge Aerodynamics, Presentation for the Structural Engineering graduate students, Anna University, Chennai, India, Jan. 4, 2007

Selvam, R.P., Spray Cooling for High Power Electronics, Presentation for the General Engineering students at the S.K.P. Engineering College, Tiruvannamali, India, Jan. 6, 2007

Selvam, R.P., Higher Studies in USA, Presentation for the General Engineering students at the Aurunai Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai, India, Dec. 21, 2006

Selvam, R.P., Computer Modeling of Multi-Phase Spray Cooling for Power Electronics, Special presentation at the IMAPS Student Organization, University of Arkansas, Oct. 6, 2004.

Selvam, R.P., Computational modeling of spray cooling, Power Division, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, OH, Aug. 10, 2004

Selvam, R.P., Computer modeling of fluid-structure interaction problem using ALE procedure, Geotechnical and Structural Lab., US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MI, Jan. 24, 2003

Selvam, R.P., Computational issues in solving the incompressible NS equations, 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power, IIT Roorkee, India, Dec. 12, 2002 (1hr Key note presentation)

Selvam, R.P., Tornado modeling, Arkansas Section Annual meeting, ASCE, Holiday Inn select, Little Rock, Nov. 1, 2002 (1 hr, Also pdh couse on Civil/Environmental series)

Selvam, R.P., Computer modeling of tornado forces on buildings, Second International Symposium on Wind & Structures, Korea, August 2002.

Selvam, R.P., Computational issues in Bridge Aerodynamics, National Conference on Wind Engineering, IIT- Roorkee, India, April 4-6, 2002

Selvam, R.P., Micro-jet array cooling (MEMS) devices and modeling of HTS tunable filter, Department of Electronics & Computer Science, IIT, Roorkee, India, Apr. 4, 2002

Selvam, R.P., Micro-jet array cooling (MEMS) devices and modeling of HTS tunable filter, National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, Apr. 1, 2002

Selvam, R.P., Computational Wind Engineering, Society of Structural Engineers, Anna University, Chennai, India, Jan. 8, 2002

Selvam, R.P., Computational Wind Engineering, Structural Engineering Research Center, CSIR, Chennai, India, Dec. 18, 2001

Selvam,R.P., Computational Wind Engineering, National ASCE Conference & Exposition, Houston, TX,  Oct. 13, 2001

Selvam, R.P., Developments in Computational wind engineering, at the 30th Anniversary Alumini Conference, Lubbock, TX, May 18-20, 2000

Selvam, R.P., Computational procedures in grid based computational bridge aerodynamics, in Bridge Aerodynamics, in the International symposium on advances in bridge aerodynamics, Copenhagen, May 10-13, 1998, Larsen, A. and Esdahl (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam, 1998, pp. 327-336.

Selvam, R.P., Application of the Boundary Element Method for Thermal and Thermoelastic Problems, Presented as a Panelist in ASME International Conference on Computers in Engineering, Las Vegas, NE, August ll‑l4, l984.

 

Short Courses

Selvam, R.P., Computational methods in CFD, ERDC/MSRC, Vicksburg, May 9, 2000

Selvam, R.P., Wind Engineering, at the AHTD/MBTC seminar, April 15, 2000, Fayetteville

 

Papers published: More than 200 papers through journals, books, conference proceedings and reports. (45 jp,+57 bk+85 cp+36 rp.=223)

 

Students advised: 32 students (25MS & 7Ph.D), 6 UG & 4 Post Doc.

Research funds Acquired: More than $5.2 Million.


 

TEACHING

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

 

Undergraduate                                                                      Graduate

 

University of Arkansas

 

CE Computer Application                              Matrix Analysis of Structures

Mechanics of Materials                                   Finite Element Methods

Determinate Structures                                   Boundary Element Methods

Indeterminate Structures                                Structural Dynamics

Reinforced Concrete Design                          Advanced Structural Steel

Structural Steel Design                                   Numerical Methods in Fluids

Structural Loading                                          Computational fluid dynamics

Structural Materials                                         Introduction to Computational Science & Eng.

Professional Practice                                       Multiphase flow modeling

 

Texas Tech University

 

Numerical Methods in Engineering                Numerical Methods in Eng.

Probability in Civil Engineering

Mechanics of Materials

Structural Analysis

Computer Methods of Structural Analysis

 

 

STUDENT RESEARCH DIRECTED

 

1.      Joe Johnston, Ph.D in MicroEP, Jan. 2008-

2.      Shanique Murray, Nanocement, MSCE, Jan. 2008-

3.      Vikram Jayaraman, Nano-cement, MSCE, Aug. 2006-

4.      Suranjan Sarkar, MD for Thermal Properties, Ph.D, May 2005-

5.      Mita Sarkar, Spray Cooling Modeling, Ph.D., Jan. 2005-

6.      Matt Hamilton, Computational study on micro-macro-gravity effects on spray cooling heat transfer, MS in Micro. EP, Jan. 2006-Aug. 2007

7.      Joe Johnston, Multi-phase numerical simulation of heat transfer during spray cooling with phase change at the micro-scale, MS in Micro EP, Jan. 2006-Aug. 2007

8.      Sandya Bhaskara, Computer modeling of spray cooling to achieve high heat removal, MSCE, Dec. 2005

9.      Nahid Sultana, FEM modeling of strained quantum wells for the design of a far infrared photdetector, (Co-advisor), MSEE, Dec. 2004

10.  Paul Millett, Multiscale modeling of nanostructures, Ph.D., Aug. 2006

11.  Paul Millett, Computer modeling of the tornado-structure interaction, MSCE, Aug. 2003

12.  Steve Brannan, Methods to improve roof joist design, MSCE, May 2003

13.  Y. Jung, Computer modeling of heat transfer for a MEMS based on micro-jet array air impinging cooling device, Ph.D, Dec. 2003

14.  W. Gazel, Validation of aeroelastic finite element program for two-dimensional flow past suspended bridges using moving grids, (Co-advisor) MSCE, May 2004.

15.  M. Jones, Visulization in civil engineering, MSCE, Sp. 2001

16.  K. Reynolds, HTS filter modeling, MSCE, Sp. 2001

17.  S. Govindaswamy, Computer modeling of bridge flow, MSCE, Sp. 2001

18.  D. Benton, Panel flutter modeling, MSCE, Sp. 2001

19.  Y. Peng, Nonlinear thermal stress analysis of the electronic packages, Ph.D, May 2001

20.  Y. Jung, Geometric nonlinear finite element analysis,  MSCE, Fall 2000

21.  S. Prescott, Aeroelastic analysis of rectangular cylinder with moving grids, MSCE, Sum. 2000

22.  J. Khater, Computer modeling of flow and heat transfer in a MEMS structure, MSCE,Sum. 2000

23.  S. Vimalendran, Nonlinear dynamic analysis of pavements, Ph.D. dissertation, Dec. 1999

24.  Y. Peng, Computer modelling of roof corner Vortex, MS thesis, Aug. 1999

25.  M. Ramm, Incomplete Choleskey Decomposition, MSE, Report, May 1998

26.  Mike Tarini: Computer Modelling of Wind Flow Around a 3D Circular Cylinder and a Bridge Using LES and FEM, M.S. thesis, Completed by Aug. 1997.

27.  Anousone Arounpradith: Recent Developments of the Flexible Pavement Analysis Program ARKPAV, M.S. thesis, Completed by November 1995.

28.  Phani B. Konduru: Computational and Experimental Roof Corner Pressures on the Texas Tech Building, M.S. thesis, Completed by May 1993.

29.  Robert L. Jarnigan: Control-Volume Procedure for Non-orthogonal Grid Systems, M.S. report, May 1992.

30.  Kandasamydurai Raj: Nonlinear Finite Element analysis of Pavements, M.S. Thesis, August 1991.

31.  Joseph W. Smith: Predicting Wind Flow Over Hills Using the k‑e Model, M.S. Thesis, 1990

32.  Sik H. Wong: Numerical Modeling of Wind Flow Over Two Dimensional Hills Using a Boundary‑Fitted Coordinate System, M.S. Thesis, August 1988.

 

Post- Doc & Visiting Faculty Directed

Dr. Sanjay Patro, Feb. 2006-Jan. 2008, currently working with CPP- Wind engineering firm, Fort Collins, CO

Dr. Z. Qu (China), from Feb. 1999-March 2003, Currently working with Michelin Americas Research & Development Corporation, 515 Michelin Rd, Greenville, SC 29605

Dr. Q. Zheng (China), April 2000-Dec. 2002, Professor, China

Dr. U. Roy (Bangladesh), Sep. 2001-Dec. 2002, Working with Truswal, Dallas, TX

 

Visiting Faculty: Dr. Manoranjan Barik, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India-769 008, Sep. 18 to Oct. 2nd, 2006

Visiting faculty, Dr. D. Sarode, Reader in Civil Engineering, University Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai-19, India, May to Aug. 2007

 

Undergraduate Research Directed

 

Shanique Murray, Validation of adaptive aeroelastic finite element program for two dimensional flow past a suspension bridge girder section using unstructured grids,  Honors Thesis, Jan. 2006-Dec. 2007

John Riorden, Computer modeling of tornado forces, Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, Aug. 2004- May 2005

Chris Vaught, Computer modeling of crack tip oxidation in nickel base alloys, Honors Thesis, Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, May 2005

John Brothers,  Computer modeling quantum electronics, Freshman Honor Student, Electrical engineering student, University of Arkansas, Aug. 2003- Aug. 2004

Jonathan Mau, Finite Difference Method with Message Passing Programming, Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU), Summer 2003

Derrick Barbee, Comparing Computer Models of Micro-jet Array at the University of Arkansas, Oregon State University and Purdue University, Microelectronics-Photonics Graduate Program, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) , Summer 2001

 

High School Student Research Directed

 

Mr. Caleb Eggensperger, Modeling spray Cooling: Analysis of the effects of different variables on the effectiveness of spray cooling, Supported through Summer Engineering And Science Research Experience, University of Arkansas, June to July, 2006

 

 

Other Teaching Related Activities

 

Received Texas Instruments Outstanding Teacher Award for the year 1998

 

Organized and co-ordinate Graduate seminar from 1986-1996 & 2006-present

 

Teach Review sessions on structural analysis for FE Exam each semester (1990-present)

 

Helped two undergraduate students to get Walton fellowship and one student to get SURF grant

 

Motivated Dr. Paul Millett to get distinguished Doctoral Fellowship (2003-2006)

 

Helped Mr. Suranjan Sarkar to get distinguished Academy Fellowship (2005-presnt)

 

Advised Ms. Wezel Gazel to get Dwight David Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship from DOT

 

Completed formal ABET training (through video conference)-April 21, 2006; listed as trained ABET visitor to evaluate Civil Engineering programs

 


PUBLICATIONS

 

Articles in Journals

 

1.      R. P. Selvam (2008), Developments in computational wind engineering, Journal of Wind and Engineering, 5, 47-54, Invited paper.

2.      E. A. Silk, E.L. Golliher and R. P. Selvam (2008), Spray cooling heat transfer: Technology overview and assessment of future challenges for micro-gravity application, Energy Conversion and Management, 49, 453-468

3.      S. Sarkar and R. P. Selvam (2007), Molecular dynamics simulation of effective thermal conductivity and study of enhanced thermal transport mechanism in nanofluids, Journal of Applied Physics, 102, 074302-1 to 7.

4.      Millett PC, Selvam RP, Saxena A. (2007). Stabilizing nanocrystalline materials with dopants. Acta Materialia 55(7):2329-2336.

5.      Millett, P.C., R.P.Selvam and A. Saxena (2006), Improving grain boundary sliding resistance with segregated dopants, Materials Science & Engineering A., 431, 92-99

6.       R.P. Selvam, L. Lin and R. Ponnappan, (2006), Direct Simulation of Spray Cooling: Effect of Vapor Bubble Growth and Liquid Droplet Impact on Heat Transfer, Int. J. Heat  and Mass Transfer., 49, 4265-4278

7.      Millett, P.C., R.P. Selvam,  A. Saxena (2006), Molecular dynamics simulations of grain size stabilization in nanocrystalline materials by addition of dopants.  Acta Materialia, 54(2):297-303

8.      Qu, Zu-Qing and Selvam, Panneer, (2005), Model Order Reduction of Viscously Damped Vibration Systems Using Accelerated Iterative Dynamic Condensation, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol.72, No.5, Sep. 2005, pp.761-771.

9.      R. P. Selvam and P.C. Millett, (2005), Large eddy simulation of the tornado-structure interaction to determine structural loadings, Wind & Structures, Vol. 8, pp. 49-60.

10.  Millett, P.C., R.P. Selvam, S. Bansal, A. Saxena (2005), Atomistic simulation of grain boundary energetics including the effects of dopant,  Acta Materialia.  53, 3671-3678

11.  Qu, Z.Q. and R.P. Selvam (2004), Insight into the dynamic condensation technique of non-classically damped models, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 272, 581-606

12.  Millett, P.C., R.P. Selvam, S. Bansal, A. Saxena (2004), Atomistic simulation of the effects of doping in the vicinity of a copper bicrystal grain boundary, submitted for publication in Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences

13.  Selvam R.P and P.C Millett. 2003. Computer Modeling of Tornado Forces on a Cubic Building Using Large Eddy Simulation. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences 57:140-146

14.  Selvam, R.P., and Millett, P.C., Computer modeling of tornado forces on buildings, Wind & Structures, Vol. 6, pp. 209-220, 2003

15.  Qu, Z.Q., R.P. Selvam and Y. Jung, Model condensation for non-classically damped systems- Part I: static condensation, Mechanical systems and signal processing, 17, pp. 1003-1016, 2003

16.  Qu, Z.Q., Y. Jung and R.P. Selvam, Model condensation for non-classically damped systems- Part II: Iterative schemes for dynamic condensation, Mechanical systems and signal processing, 17, pp. 1017-1032, 2003

17.  Selvam, R.P. and Qu, Z.Q., Adaptive p-finite element method for wind engineering, Wind & Structures, Vol. 5, pp. 301-316, 2002

18. Selvam, R.P., Govindaswamy, S. and Bosch, H., Aeroelastic analysis of bridges using FEM and moving grids, Wind & Structures, Vol. 5, pp. 257-266, 2002

19.  Roy, U.K., Kimura, K., Selvam, R.P. and Fujino, Y., Effects of approaching flow on response characterstics of a cantilever bridge model in the wake of a hill, Engineering Structures, 24 (2002), 1245-1255

20.  Selvam, R.P., Qu, Z.Q., and Zheng, Q., Flutter analysis of nonlinear panels under three-dimensional supersonic inviscid flow, submitted for publication in AIAA Journal

21.  Qu, Z. Q. and Selvam, R.P., Efficient method for dynamic condensation of nonclassically damped vibration systems,” AIAA Journal, Vol.40, No.2, February 2002, pp.368-375.

22.  Qu, Z.Q. and Selvam, R.P., Dynamic superelement modeling method for compound dynamic systems,  AIAA Journal, Vol. 38, pp 1078-1083, 2000

23.  Qu, Z.Q. and Selvam, R.P., Hybrid expansion method for frequency responses and their sensitivities, Part II: Viscously damped systems,  Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 238, pp. 369-388, 2000

24.  Selvam, R.P. and Elshabini, A, Nonlinear thermal stress and flow modeling in various electronic packages, International Journal of Microcircuits & Electronic Packaging, Vol. 23, pp: 224-233, 2000 (invited paper)

25.  Lohrmann, K.V., Gordon, M.H., Reynolds, R.R., Schmidt, W.F., and Peng, Y., The effects of creep and plasticity on the stress in an alloy 42-cusil-diamond package, submitted to Journal publication

26.  Selvam, R.P., Khater, J. and Ang, S., Computer modeling of heat transfer in a MEMS based air micro-jet array impingement cooling device, submitted to Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, 1999 

27.  Selvam, R.P., Peng, Y. and Schaper, L., Thermal stress analysis in a SLIM/SHOCC package, submitted to Electronic Journal of Differential Equations, 1999

28.  Selvam, R.P., Micro jet array work, in 1999 year in review article for Aerospace America

29.  Gordon, M.H., Ni, G., Schmidt, W.F. and Selvam, R.P., A capillary-driven underfill encapsulation process, Advanced Packaging,  pp. 34-37, April, 1999

30.  Selvam, R.P., Tarini, M.J., and Larsen, A., Computer modelling of flow around bridges using LES and FEM, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 77 & 78, pp. 643-651, 1998

31.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of Pressures on Texas Tech Building Using Large Eddy Simulation, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 67 & 68, pp. 647-657, 1997

32.  Selvam, R.P., Finite Element Modelling of Flow Around Circular Cylinder Using LES, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 67 & 68, pp. 129-139, 1997

33.  Selvam, R.P., Numerical Simulation of Pollutant Dispersion Around a Building Using FEM, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 67 & 68, pp. 805-814, 1997

34.  Selvam, R.P., Multigrid methods for computational wind engineering, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 67 & 68, pp. 952, 1997

35.  Selvam, R.P. and Huber, A.H., Computer Modelling of Pollutant Dispersion Around Buildings: Current Status, submitted for publication in J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 1996

36.  Selvam, R.P., Numerical Simulation of Flow and Pressure Around a Building, ASHRAE Transactions , Vol. 102, Part 1,  pp. 765-772, 1996

37.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of Flow Around Texas Tech Building Using k-e and Kato-Launder k-e Turbulence Model, Engineering Structures, Vol. 18, pp. 856-860, 1996

38.  Selvam, R.P. and Paterson, D.A., Computation of Conductor Drag Coefficients, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 50, pp. 1-8, 1993

39.  Selvam, R.P. and Konduru, P., Computational and Experimental Roof Corner Pressures on the Texas Tech Building, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 46 & 47, pp. 449-454, 1993.

40.  Selvam, R.P. and Holmes, J.D., Numerical Simulation of Thunderstorm Downdrafts, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 44, pp. 2817-2825, 1992.

41.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of Pressures on Texas Tech Building,  J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 43, pp. 1619-1627, 1992.

42.  Selvam, R.P., Computer Simulation of Wind Load on a House, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol 36, pp. 1029‑1036, 1990.

43.  McDonald, J.R. and Selvam, R.P., The West Memphis, Arkansa Tornado of December 14, 1987, J. Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, Vol. 36, pp. 279‑287, 1990.

44.  Vallabhan, C.V.G. and Selvam, R.P., A Computer Model for Stress Analysis of Spherically Curved Solar Panels, J. Solar Energy Engineering , ASME, Vol. l07, pp. 281-285, November l985.

45.  Iyer, L.S., Jayasekaran, T., Blunk, C.F.J., and Selvam, R.P., Development of Optimized Epoxy Graphite Implant for the Total Hip Joint,Instrument Society of America, Transactions, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 7‑l4, 1984.


Articles in Books

 

1.      R. P. Selvam (2007), Developments in computational wind engineering, Proceeding of the 4th National Conference on Wind Engineering, Eds. N. Lakshman, S. Arunachalam and  S. Gomathinayagam, SERC, Chennai, India, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1st , Allied Publishers Private Ltd., 1-10, Key-note Lecture

2.      R. P. Selvam, S. Patro and H. Bosch (2007), Adpative FEM for Bridge Aerodynamics, Proceeding of the 4th National Conference on Wind Engineering, Eds. N. Lakshman, S. Arunachalam and  S. Gomathinayagam, SERC, Chennai, India, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1st , Allied Publishers Private Ltd., 49-56, Key-note Lecture

3.      R.K. Rajgarhia, S-W. Koh, D. Spearot, A. Saxena, P. Selvam and R. Tummala (2007), Influence of Stress and Temperature on the Microstructure Stability of Nanocrystalline Materials, Technical Proceedings of the 2007 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show (NSTI-Nanotech 2007) Volume 4, pp543 - 546, ISBN 1420063766

4.      R.P. Selvam and P. C. Millett (2004), Tornado-building interaction modeling, National Science Foundation Image Library web site: http://OLPAimages.nsf.gov , Total four pictures amounts to three pages. Accepted for publication.

5.      Saxena, K., Y. Jung, S. Ang, F. Barlow, R. P. Selvam and A. Elshabini, Fabrication and Numerical Design of MEMS Based Silicon Micro-Jet Array Impingement Coolers, IMAPS International Conference on High Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2004), Santa Fe, NM, May 17-20, 2004

6.      Selvam, R.P., Computational issues in solving the incompressible NS equations (invited paper), Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power, P.C. Jain et. al. (Ed.), Ajay Printers & Publishers, IIT Roorkee, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002 , Volume 1, pp. 1-6

7.      Selvam, R.P. and Jung, Y., Computer modeling for the heat removal capacity of the micro-jet array using two-dimensional compressible, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power, P.C. Jain et. al. (Ed.), Ajay Printers & Publishers, IIT Roorkee, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002 , Volume 1, pp. 464-471

8.      Selvam, R.P. and Millett, P.C., Computer modeling of the tornado-structure interaction: investigation of structural loading on cubic building, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power, P.C. Jain et. al. (Ed.), Ajay Printers & Publishers, IIT Roorkee, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002 , Volume 2, pp. 895-902

9.      Workman, C.L., Wang, Z., Ma, W., George, C.E., Selvam, R.P., Salamo, G.J., Zhou, Q., Manasreh, M.O., Intersubband transitions in InxGa1-xAs/AlGaAs multiple quantum wells for long wavelength infrared detection, Vol. 744, Symposium proceedings series, Materials Research Society, Dec. 2-5, 2002, Also available at www.mrs.org, Progress in Semiconductors II‹Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

10.  Selvam, R.P., Computer modeling of tornado forces on buildings, (invited paper), in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Advances in Wind & Structures, C.K. Choi et. al. (Ed.), Techno-Press, Korea, 2002, pp. 105-114

11.  Jung, Y. and Selvam, R.P., Computer modeling of micro-jet array impingement cooling device with incompressible flow, in Proceedings of the Second International Symposium on Advances in Wind & Structures, C.K. Choi et. al. (Ed.), Techno-Press, Korea, 2002, pp. 659-666

12.  Selvam, R.P., Computer modeling for bridge aerodynamics (invited paper), in Wind Engineering, by K. Kumar (Ed), Phoenix Publishing House, New Delhi, India, 2002, pp. 11-25

13.  Selvam, R.P., Roy, U.K., Jung, Y. and Mehta, K.C., Investigation of tornado forces on a 2D cylinder using computer modeling, in Wind Engineering, by K. Kumar (Ed), Phoenix Publishing House, New Delhi, India, 2002, pp. 342-353

14.  R.P. Selvam, Z.Q. Qu and Q. Zheng (2002), Three dimensional nonlinear panel flutter at supersonic flow, AIAA-2002-1485, also in the Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC structures, structural dynamics and matrial conference, Denver, CO, Apr. 22-25

15.  Selvam, R.P., Jung, Y., Khater, J., Ang, S. and Elshabini, A., Computer modeling to optimize the heat removal capacity of the micro-jet array, Proceedings: 2001 International Symposium on Microelectronics, pp: 616-621, Baltimore, Oct.9-11, 2001. (Received best paper award for the session, Also available in CD)

16.  Qu, Z.Q. and Selvam, R.P., Two-step methods for dynamic condensation, AIAA-01-1230, also in the Proceedings of the 42nd  AIAA/ASME/ASCE/ASC structures, structural dynamics and material conference, Seattle, WA, April 16-19, 2001, pp. 1-11?

17.  Qu, Z.Q. and Selvam, R.P., Dynamic superelement method for dynamic systems with local nonlinearities, AIAA-01-1662, also in the Proceedings of the 42nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/ASC structures, structural dynamics and material conference, Seattle, WA, April 16-19, 2001, pp. 1-10?

18.  Selvam, R.P., Adaptive hp-finite element method for wind engineering, Proceedings: 3rd International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, pp: 61-64, University of Birmingham, UK, Sep. 4-7, 2000

19.  Selvam, R.P., Govindaswamy, S. and Bosch, H., Aeroelastic analysis of bridges using FEM and moving grids, Proceedings: 3rd International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, pp: 133-136, University of Birmingham, UK, Sep. 4-7, 2000

20.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of flow over circular cylinder using P-adaptive FEM, Proceedings: International Symposium on Wind and Structures for the 21st Century,  pp: 349-359, Edited by: Choi, C.K., et al., Techno-Press, Korea, Jan. 26-28, 2000, Cheju, Korea.

21.  Brown, W. et al., Curriculam restructure to answer critical needs in packaging for energy efficiency/renewable energy system, wireless and mixed-signal system areas,  Proceedings: 2000 Electronic Components and Technology Conference, pp: 1278-1284,  Las Vegas, NE, May 21-24, 2000

22.  Peng, Y., Selvam, R.P., and Schaper, L.W., Reliability analysis of a SLIM/SHOCC package, 2000 International Conference on High-Density Interconnect and Systems Packaging, IMAPS, Denver, Apr. 26-28, 2000, pp. 444-449

23.  Qu, Z.Q., and Selvam, R.P., Dynamic condensation methods for viscously damped models, The 18th Inernational Modal Analysis Conference, San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 7-10, 2000

24.  Selvam, R.P., and Bosch, H.R., Finite element modelling of flow around bridges, in Wind Engineering into the 21st Century, A.Larsen, G.L. Larose and F.M. Livesey (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam, 1999, Vol. 2, pp. 1321-1328.

25.  Selvam, R.P., Khater, J., Leland, J.E. and Ponnappan, R., Computer modelling of flow and heat transfer in a MEMS based air micro-jet array impingement cooling device, 1999 International Symposium on Microelectronics, IMAPS, Chicago, Oct. 26-28, 1999, pp. 201-206.

26.  Lu, Q., Lohrmann, K.V., Gordon, M.H., Schmidt, W.F., Reynolds, R.R., Selvam, R.P., and Peng, Y., An optmization of the cooling process developed for a die attach package with non-linear properties, International system packaging symposium ’99, IMPAS, San Diego, Jan. 11-13, 1999, pp. 146-150.

27.   Peng, Y., Selvam, R.P., Schmidt, W.F., Gordon, M.H., Lohrmann, K.V., and Reynolds, R.R., Nonlinear finite element modelling of brazing a die to a diamond substrate, in the 31st International symposium on Microelectronics, SanDiego, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, 1998, pp. 485-490.

28.  Lohrmann, K.V.,  Gordon, M.H., Reynolds, R.R , Schmidt, W.F., Selvam, R.P., and Peng, Y., The effects of creep and plasticity on the stress in an alloy 42-cusil-diamond package, in the Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Anaheim, CA, Nov. 15-20, 1998

29.  Selvam, R.P., Computational procedures in grid based computational bridge aerodynamics, in Bridge Aerodynamics, Larsen, A. and Esdahl (eds), Balkema, Rotterdam, 1998, pp. 327-336.

30.  Selvam, R.P. and Peng, Y., Issues in computing pressure around buildings,  in  Structural Engineering World Wide 1998, N.K. Srivastava (eds), Elsevier, New York, 1998, pp: 941, Paper reference T171-3.

31.  Selvam, R.P., Visbal, M.R. and Morton, S.A., Computation of nonlinear viscous panel flutter using a fully-impilicit aeroelastic solver, AIAA-98-1844,  also in  the Proceedings of the 39th  AIAA structures, structural dynamics and material conference, Long Beach, CA, April 20-23, 1998, Part 2: pp. 1263-1272

32.  Ni, G., Gordon, M.H., Schmodt, W.F., and Selvam, R.P., Flow properties of liquid underfill encapsulations and underfill process considerations, in Proceedings of the 48th Electronic Components & Technology, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, May 25-28, 1998, pp. 101-108.

33.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of Pressures on Texas Tech Building Using Large Eddy Simulation, in Computational Wind Engineering 2, Edited by: R. Meroney & B. Bienkiewicz, Elsevier, New York, pp. 647-657, 1997

34.  Selvam, R.P., Finite Element Modelling of Flow Around Circular Cylinder Using LES, in Computational Wind Engineering 2, Edited by: R. Meroney & B. Bienkiewicz, Elsevier, New York, pp. 129-139, 1997

35.  Selvam, R.P., Numerical Simulation of Pollutant Dispersion Around a Building Using FEM, in Computational Wind Engineering 2, Edited by: R. Meroney & B. Bienkiewicz, Elsevier, New York,  pp. 805-814, 1997

36.  Selvam, R.P., Multihrid methods for computational wind engineering, in Computational Wind Engineering 2, Edited by: R. Meroney & B. Bienkiewicz, Elsevier, New York, pp. 952, 1997

37.  Selvam, R.P., Tarini, M.J., and Larsen, A., Three-dimensional simulation of flow around circular cylinder using LES and FEM, Proceedings of the 2nd European & African Conference on Wind Engineering, 2EACWE, Edited by: G. Solari, SGEditoriali, Padova, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 831-838, 1997.

38.  Selvam, R.P., Comparison of Flow Around Circular Cylinder Using FE and FD Procedures, Building an International Community of Structural Engineers, Edited by: S.K. Ghosh and J. Mohammadi, ASCE, NY, 1996, Vol. 2, pp. 1021-1028.

39.  Selvam, R.P., Numerical Methodologies and Turbulent Flow Simulation in       Computational Wind Engineering, from Restructuring: America and Beyond Edited by: M.sanayei, ASCE, New York, 1995, Vol. 2, pp. 1269-1272.

40.  Selvam, R.P., Performance of Different Methods to Compute Flow Using LES, from Restructuring: America and Beyond Edited by: M.sanayei, ASCE, New York, 1995, Vol. 2, pp. 1423-1426.

41.  Selvam, R.P., Computer Model F3Dke for Wind Engineering Applications, in Wind Engineering Retrospect and Prospect,  Wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi, India, 1994, Vol. 2, pp. 730-740.

42.  Selvam, R.P. and Huber, A.H., Computer Modelling of Pollutant Dispersion Around Buildings: Current Status, in Wind Engineering Retrospect and Prospect,  Wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi, India, 1994, Vol. 2, pp. 594-605.

43.  Selvam, R.P., Computer Model F3Dke for Wind Engineering Applications, in Wind Engineering, 9th International Conference on Wind Engineering summary papers, wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi, India, 1994, pp. 216-217.

44.  Selvam, R.P. and Huber, A.H., Computer Modelling of Pollutant Dispersion Around Buildings: Current Status, in Wind Engineering, 9th International Conference on Wind Engineering summary papers, Wiley Eastern Limited, New Delhi, India, 1994, pp. 187-188.

45.  Selvam, R.P. and Huber, A.H., Different Methods to Compute Pollutant Dispersion    Around Buildings, in Computing in Civil Engineering, Edited by: K. Khozeimeh, ASCE, NY, Vol. 1, pp. 92-98, 1994.

46.  Selvam, R.P., Teaching Structural Loading: A Case Study, ASCE Structures Congress XII, Edited by: N.C. Baker and B.J. Godno, ASCE, NY, Vol. 2, pp. 1375-1378, 1994.

47.  Selvam, R.P. and Paterson, D.A., Computation of Conductor Drag Coefficients, Published by Elsevier, 1994, Detail not available at this time.

48.  Selvam, R.P. and Konduru, P., Computational and Experimental Roof Corner Pressures on the Texas Tech Building, in Computational Wind Engineering 1, edited by: S. Murakami, Elsevier, New York, pp.449-454, 1993.

49.  Selvam, R.P., and Holmes, J.D., Numerical Simulation of Thunderstorm Downdrafts, in Progress in Wind Engineering, edited by: A.G. Davenport et al., Elsevier, New York, Vol. 4, pp. 2817-2825, 1992.

50.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of Pressures on Texas Tech Building, in Progress in Wind Engineering, Edited by: A.G. Davenport et al., Elsevier, New York, Vol. 3, pp. 1619-1627, 1992.

51.  Selvam, R.P., Roof Corner Pressures on the Texas Tech Building: Numerical and Field Results," Structures Congress'92, Edited by: J. Morgan, ASCE, New York, pp.101-104, 1992.

52.  Selvam, R.P., and Paterson, D.A., Computation of Pressures on and Velocities Near the Texas Tech Building: Using Staggered and Non‑Staggered Grids, in Structures Congress '91: Compact Papers, Ninth Structures Congress, ASCE, pp. 643‑646, 1991.

53.  Selvam, R.P., and Smith, J.W., Computer Simulation of Wind Flow Over Steep Hills, in Recent Advances in Wind Engineering, Edited by: T.F. Sun, Pergmon Press, Vol. I, pp. 194‑201, 1989.

54.  McDonald, J.R., and Selvam, R.P., Application of Boundary Element Method to Tornado‑Structure Interaction Problem, in Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, Edited by: F.R.Payne et. al., Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, pp. 359‑367, 1986.

55.  Vallabhan, C.V.G., and Selvam, R.P., Nonlinear Dynamic Response of Window Glass Plates Using Finite Difference Method, in Dynamic Response of Structures, Edited by: G.C.Hart and R.B. Nelson, American Society of Civil Engineers, pp. 373‑381, 1986.

56.  Vallabhan, C.V.G., Vungutur, K., and Selvam, R.P., Thermal Stresses in Curved Panels, in Solar Engineering‑1986, Edited by: R.R. Ferber, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 217‑222, 1986.

57.  Vallabhan, C.V.G., Vungutur, K., and Selvam, R.P., Nonlinear Themoelastic Stress Analysis of Spherically Curved Solar Pan­els, in Numerical Methods in Thermal Problems, Edited by: R.W. Lewis and K.Morgan, Pineridge Press, Part 2, pp. 1103‑1113, 1985.

58.  Vallabhan, C.V.G., Selvam, R.P., A Computer Model for Stress Analysis of Spherically Curved Solar Panels, in Solar Engineering- 1984, Edited by D. Yogi Goswami, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, pp. 131-136, 1984.

 

 

 

Articles in CD-ROM

 

1.      Selvam, R.P. and Jung, Y., Aeroelastic analysis of flow around a rectangular cylinder on parallel computing, Conference Proceedings, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering-2001, Clemson University, June 4-6th, 2001

2.      Selvam, R.P. and Qu, Z., P-adaptive finite element method for aerodynamic forces of circular cylinders in wind, Conference Proceedings, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering-2001, Clemson University, June 4-6th, 2001

3.      Selvam, R.P., Govindaswamy, S. and Bosch, H., Aeroelastic analysis of bridges using FEM and moving grids, Conference Proceedings, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering-2001, Clemson University, June 4-6th, 2001

4. Selvam, R.P., Govindaswamy, S. and Bosch, H., Computation of flutter velocities for bridges using FEM, CFD and moving grids, Proceedings of the 2001 Structures congress and exposition, Edited by : Peter C. Chang, Washington, D.C., pp: 1-13, May 21-23, 2001

5.      Selvam, R.P., and Qu, Z., Adaptive finite element method for wind engineering problems, Proceedings of the 2001 Structures congress and exposition, Edited by : Peter C. Chang, Washington, D.C.,  pp: 1-14, May 21-23, 2001

6.      Selvam, R.P., Khater, J., Leland, J.E. and Ponnappan, R., Computer modelling of flow and heat transfer in a MEMS based air micro-jet array impingement cooling device, 1999 International Symposium on Microelectronics, IMAPS, Chicago, Oct. 26-28, 1999, pp. 201-206.

7.      Selvam, R.P. and Peng, Y., Issues in computing pressure around buildings,  in  Structural Engineering World Wide 1998,  in CDROM, N.K. Srivastava (eds), Elsevier, New York, 1998, Paper reference T171-3.

8.      Selvam, R.P., and Peng, Y., Computer modelling of roof corner vortex over the TTU building, in CDROM: The Eigth US National Conference on Wind Engineering, Baltimore, MD, June 5-7, 1997

9. Selvam, R.P., Tarini, M.J., and Larsen, A., Computer modelling of flow around bridges using LES and FEM, in  CDROM: The Eigth US National Conference on Wind Engineering, Baltimore, MD, June 5-7, 1997

 


Conference Proceedings

 

 

10.  J. Johnston, R. P. Selvam and E. Silk, (2008), Spray cooling modeling: Droplet sub-cooling effect on heat transfer, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol.: 969, pp 104-111, American Institute of Physics, Ed. M.S. El-Genk, Proceedings: Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF 2008), Conference on Thermophysics in Microgravity, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 10-14

11.  R. P. Selvam, S. Sarkar, M. Sarkar (2007),  Modeling  Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer – Current Status and Future Challanges, Invited paper, 7th  Asian Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, IISC Bangalore, India, Nov. 26-30, 2007.

12.  V. Janakiram Subramanian and R. P. Selvam (2007), Potential applications of nanotechnology in cement based materials, Poster presentation at the Professional Advisory Board Meeting, MBTC, University of Arkansas, Nov. 9

13.  S. Patro, R.P. Selvam and H. Bosch (2007), Computer modeling of wind flow around bridge suspension span, ASCE 2007, Texas Fall Meeting, Dallas, TX, Oct. 5, May be published in Proceedings, Texas Civil Engineer Magazine

14.  S. Sarkar and R.P. Selvam (2007), Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Thermal Conductivity and Study of Enhanced Thermal Transport in Naofluids, poster presented at the ECI Conference on Nanofluids: Fundamentals and Applications, September 16-20, 2007, Copper Mountain, Colorado.

15.  R.P. Selvam (2007), Multiphase flow 3D modeling of spray cooling, ONR Thermal Management Review, Hilton Head Island, SC,  Sep. 25-28

16.  J.C. Balda, and R.P. Selvam (2007), Spray-Cooled SiC power modules for high temperature and high voltage operation, ONR Thermal Management Review, Hilton Head Island, SC,  Sep. 25-28

17.  R. P. Selvam, and S. Sarkar (2007), Understanding High Heat Transfer in Spray Cooling for Different Droplet Velocities and Wall Superheats by 3D Multiphase Flow Modeling, ASME Proceedings of HT2007, HT 2007-32313, 2007 ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering and Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 8-12, 2007.

18.  Selvam, R.P. and Sarkar, S., Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study on the Effect of Nanoparticle Loading and Size on Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids, ASME Proceedings of HT2007, HT 2007-32314, 2007 ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering and Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 8-12, 2007.

19.            Selvam, R.P., Johnston, J. and Sarkar, S., 3-D Multiphase Flow Modeling of Bubble Growth and Burst in Spray Cooling using Parallel Computing, ASME Proceedings of HT2007, HT 2007-32315, 2007 ASME-JSME Thermal Engineering and Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Vancouver, Canada, July 8-12, 2007.

20.  R. P. Selvam (2007), Potential Applications of Nanotechnology for Improved Performance of Asphalt Pavements – MBTC-2095, 84th Transportation Research Committee Meeting, Fayetteville, AR, May 16-17

21.  Sarkar, S. and Selvam, R.P., Thermal Conductivity Computation of Nanofluids by Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics Simulation: Nanoparticle Loading and Temperature Effect, in Nanoscale Heat Transport—From Fundamentals to Devices, edited by S.R. Phillpot, S. Volz, T. Borca-Tasciuc, M. Choi, paper presented and submitted to Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol.1022E, II 01-08, Warrendale, PA, April 10-13, 2007, San Francisco, CA.

22.  R.P. Selvam, M. Hamilton and E. Silk (2007), Spray Cooling Modeling: Liquid Film Thickness Effect on Heat Transfer, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol.: 880, pp 110-117, American Institute of Physics, Ed. M.S. El-Genk, Proceedings: Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF 2007), Conference on Thermophysics in Microgravity, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 11-15

23.  R.P. Selvam (2006), Multiphase flow 3D modeling of spray cooling: Effect of Liquid droplet impact on heat transfer, ONR Thermal Management Review, Berkeley, CA,  Sep. 18-20

24.  J.C. Balda, F.D. Barlow, R.P. Selvam and A. Elshabini (2006), Spray-Cooled SiC power modules for high temperature and high voltage operation, ONR Thermal Management Review, Berkeley, CA,  Sep. 18-20

25.  R.P. Selvam, M. Sarkar, and R.Ponnappan (2006), Effect of Thermal Conductivity and Latent Heat of Vaporization of Liquid on Heat Transfer in pray Cooling, SAE Power Systems Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 7-9.

26.  R.P. Selvam, M. Hamilton and E. Silk (2006), Spray cooling modeling: Droplet impact and vapor growth effects on heat tarsnfer in micro & macro gravity, TFAWS 2006: 17th Annual Thermal & Fluids Analysis Workshop, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 7-11, 2006

27.  R.P. Selvam, S. Sarkar, and R. Ponnappan (2006), Modeling of Spray Cooling: Effect of Convective Flow on Vapor Bubble Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Spray Cooling,  9th AIAA/ASME Joint Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, CA, June 5-8.

28.  R.P. Selvam, M. Sarkar, S. Sarkar and R. Ponnappan (2006), Spray Cooling Modeling: Status Review, Proceedings: Interagency Advanced Power Group: Mechanical Working group Meeting at NASA Glenn/Ohio Aerospace Institute, Cleveland, May 22-24

29.  R.P. Selvam, M. Sarkar, S. Sarkar and R. Ponnappan (2006), Effect of vapor bubble size on heat transfer in spray cooling, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol.: 813, pp 145-152, American Institute of Physics, Ed. M.S. El-Genk, Proceedings: Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF 2006), Conference on Thermophysics in Microgravity, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 12-16

30.  B.L. Rowden, R.P. Selvam and E. A. Silk (2006), Spray cooling development effort for microgravity environments, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol.: 813, pp 134-144, American Institute of Physics, Ed. M.S. El-Genk, Proceedings: Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF 2006), Conference on Thermophysics in Microgravity, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 12-16

31.  A. Saxena A, P.C. Millett, Selvam RP, Bansal S. 2005. Application of molecular dynamics in designing stable nanostructures. International Conf. on Advanced Materials Design and Development (ICAMDD-2005). Gao, India. December 14-16 (In CD-Rom)

32.  P.C. Millett , R.P. Selvam (2005). Molecular dynamics study of the effect of dopant atoms on grain boundary sliding. Materials Research Society Proceedings. Boston, MA, Nov. 28-Dec. 2. (on the web)

33.  J.C. Balda, F.D. Barlow, R.P. Selvam and A. Elshabini (2005), Spray-Cooled SiC power modules for high temperature and high voltage operation, ONR Thermal Management Review, Orlando, Fl, Oct. 26-28

34.  R.P. Selvam (2005), Multiphase flow 3D modeling of spray cooling: Effect of Liquid droplet impact on heat transfer, ONR Thermal Management Review, Orlando, Fl, Oct. 26-28

35.  J.C. Balda, F.D. Barlow, R.P. Selvam and A. Elshabini (2005), Spray-Cooled SiC power modules for high temperature and high voltage operation, ONR Thermal Management Review, Orlando, Fl, Oct. 26-28

36.  R.P. Selvam, M. Sarkar and R. Ponnappan (2005), Modeling of spray cooling: Effect of droplet velocity and liquid to vapor density ratio on heat transfer, TFAWS 2005: 16th Annual Thermal & Fluids Analysis Workshop, Orlando, FL, Aug. 8-12, 2005

37.  R.P. Selvam, S. Bhaskara, J.C. Balda, F. Barlow and A.Elshabini (2005), Computer modeling of liquid droplet impact on heat transfer during spray cooling, 2005 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, July 17-22, San Francisco, CA, paper no: HT2005-72569

38.  Y. Jung and R.P. Selvam (2005), Improving the performance of the micro jet array air cooling MEMS devices using CFD, 2005 ASME Interpack’05, July 17-22, San Francisco, CA, paper no: IPACK2005-73392

39.  P. Millett, J. Riordan and R.P. Selvam (2005), Computation of moment coefficients on a cubic building due to tornado, Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, May 30-June 4, Baton Rouge, LA.

40.  R.P. Selvam, S. Bhaskara and R. Ponnappan (2005), Modeling of spray cooling: Effect of liquid droplet impact on heat transfer, International Two-Phase Thermal Control Technology Workshop, El Segundo, CA, March 7-8.

41.  R.P. Selvam, L.Lin and R. Ponnappan (2005), Computational modeling of spray cooling: Current status and future challenges, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol.:746, pp 56-63, American Institute of Physics, Ed. M.S. El-Genk, Proceedings: Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF 2005), Conference on Thermophysics in Microgravity, Albuquerque, NM, Feb. 13-17

42.  K. Vanam, J. Junghans, F. Barlow, R.P. Selvam J.C. Balda and A. Elshabini, (2005), A Novel Packaging Methodology for Spray Cooling of Power Semiconductor Devices Using Dielectric Liquids, Proceedings: Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC2005), March 6-10, Austin, TX.

43.  Millett, P.C., R.P. Selvam, and A. Saxena (2004), Molecular Dynamics Study of the Prevention of Grain Growth in Nanocrystalline Materials by Use of Doping, MRS Fall meeting, Boston, MA, Nov. 29-Dec. 3. Symposium U, Volume 854E, Stability of Thin Films and Nanostructures, Also available at: http://www.mrs.org/publications/epubs/proceedings/fall2004/index.html

44.  R.P. Selvam and R. Ponnappan (2004), Numerical modeling of nucleation boiling in thin film and effect of droplet impact, TFAWS 2004: 15th Annual Thermal & Fluids Analysis Workshop, Pasadena, CA, Aug. 30 to Sep. 3rd, 2004

45.  K. Saxena, Y. Jung, S. Ang, F. Barlow, R.P. Selvam and A. Elshabini (2004), Fabrication and numerical design of MEMS based silicon micro-jet array impingement coolers, Proceedings: IMPAS Inter. Conf. on High Temperature Elctronics (HiTEC 2004), SantaFE, NM, May 17-20.

46.  C.R. Vaught, R.P. Selvam, A. Saxena,  2004, Crack Tip Oxidation in Ni Base Alloys, Presented at the Arkansas State Undergraduate Research Conference, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, AR, April 16-17. Copy of the full paper available from Department of Civil engineering, BELL 4190 University of Arkansas.

47.  Selvam, R.P. and Millett, P.C., Computer modeling of the tornado-structure interaction: investigation of structural loading on cubic building, Proceedings: 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, TX, June 2003, Vol. 1, pp. 837-844 .

48.  Selvam, R.P., Gazel, W.A. and Bosch, H., Computer modeling of bridge aeroelastic issuses using FEM and moving grids, Proceedings: 11th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Lubbock, TX, June 2003, Vol. 1,  pp. 277-284.

49.  Selvam, R.P. and Jung, Y., Aeroelastic analysis of flow around a rectangular cylinder on parallel computing, Book of Abstracts, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering-2001, Clemson University, June 4-6th, 2001

50.  Selvam, R.P. and Qu, Z., P-adaptive finite element method for aerodynamic forces of circular cylinders in wind, Book of Abstracts, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering-2001, Clemson University, June 4-6th, 2001

51.  Selvam, R.P., Govindaswamy, S. and Bosch, H., Aeroelastic analysis of bridges using FEM and moving grids, Book of Abstracts, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering-2001, Clemson University, June 4-6th, 2001

52.  Ang, S., Selvam, R.P. , Malshe, A. and Brown, W.D., Microjet Array Cooling: An embedded thermal management scheme, Proceedings: IMAPS Advanced Technology Workshop on Thermal Management & Heat Spreaders,  1-3, Avon, CO, April 28-30, 2000

53.  Selvam, R.P., Khater, J. and Ang, S., Computer modelling of heat transfer in aMEMS based air micro-jet array impingement cooling device, Proceedings of the Fourth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations & Computational Simulations, Mississippi state University, Mississippi, May 21-22, 1999.

54.  Selvam, R.P., Peng, Y. and Schaper, L., Thermal stress analysis in a SLIM/SHOCC package, Proceedings of the Fourth Mississippi State Conference on Differential Equations & Computational Simulations, Mississippi state University, Mississippi, May 21-22, 1999.

55.  Leland, J.E., Ponnappan, R., and Selvam, R.P., Experimental and numerical investigation of MEMS based air micro-jet array impingement cooling device, Proceedings of the 24th Annual Dayton-Cincinati Aerospace Science Symposium, Dayton, April 9, 1999.

56.  Selvam, R.P., and Peng, Y., Computer modelling of roof corner vortex over the TTU building, Proceedings of the Eigth US National Conference on Wind Engineering, Baltimore, MD, June 5-7, 1997

57.  Selvam, R.P., Tarini, M.J., and Larsen, A., Computer modelling of flow around bridges using LES and FEM,  Proceedings of the Eigth US National Conference on Wind Engineering, Baltimore, MD, June 5-7, 1997

58.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of Pressures on Texas Tech Building Using Large Eddy Simulation, Second International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Colorado State Univeristy, Fort Collins, Colorado, Aug. 4-8, 1996

59.  Selvam, R.P., Finite Element Modelling of Flow Around Circular Cylinder Using LES, Second International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Colorado State Univeristy, Fort Collins, Colorado, Aug. 4-8, 1996

60.  Selvam, R.P., Numerical Simulation of Pollutant Dispersion Around a Building Using FEM,  Second International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Colorado State Univeristy, Fort Collins, Colorado, Aug. 4-8, 1996

61.  Selvam, R.P., Multigrid Methods for Computational Wind Engineering, Second International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Colorado State Univeristy, Fort Collins, Colorado, Aug. 4-8, 1996

62.  Selvam, R.P., Moix, M., Tarini, T., and Mory, J., Large Eddy Simulation of Turbomachinery Flows, Fourth Annual Arkansas Space Grant Symposium, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AR, April 26, 1996

63.  Selvam, R.P. and Rao, K.S., WINDFCT: A Mass Consistent Wind Field Model for Complex Terrain, Proceedings: Ninth Joint Conference on the Application of Air Pollution Meterology with the AWMA, Atlanta, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 1996, pp. 397-400, AMS, Boston, MA.

64.  Selvam, R.P., Rao, K.S. and Huber, A.H., Numerical Simulation of Pollutant Dispersion Around a Building, Proceedings: Ninth Joint Conference on the Application of Air Pollution Meterology with the AWMA, Atlanta, Jan. 28-Feb. 2, 1996, pp. 329-332, AMS, Boston, MA.

65.  Selvam, R.P., Elliott, R.P. and Arounpradith, A., Pavement Analysis Using ARKPAV, Procedings: 45th Highway Geology Symposium, Portland, OR, Edited by: S.F. Burns, Aug. 17-19, 1994, pp. 241-249.

66.  Selvam, R.P.,Computer Modelling of Tornado Forces on Buildings, Proceedings: The 7th US National Conference on Wind Engineering, Edited by: Gary C. Hart, Los Angeles, June 27-30, pp. 605-613, 1993.

67.  Selvam, R.P., and Paterson, D.A., Methods to Compute Conductor Drag Coefficients,  Proceedings: The 7th US National Conference on Wind Engineering, Edited by: Gary C. Hart, Los Angeles, June 27-30, pp. 615-622, 1993.

68.  Selvam, R.P., and Paterson, D.A., Computation of Conductor Drag Coefficients, in  Proceedings Second International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Applications, Melbourne, Australia, December 7-10, 1992.

69.  Selvam, R.P., and Konduru, P., Computational and Experimental Roof Corner Pressures on the Texas Tech Building, Proceedings, First International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Tokyo, Japan,  Aug. 21-24, pp. 36-42, 1992.

70.  Selvam, R.P., and Elliott, R.P., Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis of Pavements Using Microcomputer, Proceedings: 43rd Annual Highway Geology Symposium, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA, pp. 273-279, Aug. 19-21, 1992.

71.  Selvam, R.P., Computation of Pressures on Texas Tech Building, Summary paper, Proceedings, Eighth International Conference on Wind Engineering, London, Canada, pp. 19‑17, July 1991.

72.  Selvam, R.P., and Holmes, J.D., Simulation of Thunderstorm Downdrafts", Summary paper, Proceedings, Eighth International Conference on Wind Engineering, London, Canada, pp. 12-6, July 1991.

73.  Selvam, R.P., and Holmes, J.D., Thunderstorm Downdrafts From the Point of View of Building Design, Proceedings, Australian Wind Engineering Society, Seminar on Wind Engineering in the 90's, N.S.W. Hunter Valley, Australia, February 7‑8, 1991.

74.  Selvam, R.P., Computer Simulation of Wind Load on a House, Proceedings, Sixth     U.S. National Conference on Wind Engineering, Houston, Texas, Volume II, pp. A7(28‑35), Edited by A.Kareem, March 8‑10, 1989.

75.  McDonald, J.R., and Selvam, R.P., The West Memphis, Arkansa Tornado of December 14, 1987, Proceedings, Sixth U.S. National Conference on Wind Engineering, Houston, Texas, Volume I, pp. A2(25‑33), Edited by A.Kareem, March 8‑10, 1989.

76.  Selvam, R.P., Numerical Modeling of the Wind Flow Over Hills on a Microcomputer Using Boundary‑Fitted Coordinate Systems, Proceedings, 5th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Orlando, Florida, November 4‑6, 1987.

77.  Selvam, R.P., Wind Speed Over Irregular Terrain: State of the Art, Proceedings, High Winds and Building Codes: Wind Engineering Symposium, Edited by: Henry Liu, Kansas City, MO, pp. 241-248, November 2‑4, 1987.

78.  Selvam, R.P., Alquire, R.T., and Foo, K.Y., Application of Microcomputers to Analyze Large Structural Systems, Proceedings, 4th National Conference on Microcomputers in Civil Engineering, Edited by: Wayne E. Carroll, Orlando, Florida, pp. 6-9, November 5‑7, 1986.

79.  McDonald, J.R., and Selvam, R.P., Tornado Forces on Buildings Using the Boundary Element Method, Proceedings, Fifth U.S. National Conference on Wind Engineering, Texas Tech Uni­versity, Lubbock, TX, pp. 5B (41-48), November 6‑8, l985.

80.  Selvam, R.P., and Vallabhan, C.V.G., Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis of Glass Plates, Proceedings, Southwest Grad­uate Symposium of Applied Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, pp. 20, March 29‑30, l985.

81.  McDonald, J.R., and Selvam, R.P., Application of Boundary Element Method for Tornado‑Structure Interaction Problem, Proceedings, Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, at the University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, March 18-21, 1985.

82.  Vallabhan, C.V.G., and Selvam, R.P., A Computer Model for Stress Analysis of Spherically Curved Solar Panels, Proceedings, ASME Solar Energy Conference, Las Vegas, NE, April ll, l984.

83.  Selvam, R.P., Computer Code for Three‑Dimensional Tier buildings, Proceedings,      Mini‑ Conference on Scientific Research at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, March 2l‑22, l984.

84.  Iyer, L.S., Jayasekaran, T., Blunk, C.F.G., and Selvam, R.P., Development of Optimized Epoxy Graphite Implant for the Total Hip Joints, Proceedings, Twentieth Annual Rocky Mountain Bioengineering Symposium and Twentieth International ISA Biomedical Science Instrumentation Symposium, pp. 57-70, April l8‑l9, l983.

85.  Selvam, R.P., Folded Plate for Rural Community Buildings, Proceedings, Seminar on Rural Buildings, College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras, India, March 24, l980.

86.  Selvam, R.P., Economy in Structural Frames and Roof, Proceedings, Seminar on Economy in Construction, Government College of Engineering, Salem, India, March 7,l978.

 


Technical Reports

 

1.         R.P. Selvam and M. Sarkar (2007), CFD modeling to improve the performance of WOW, Final report to International Hurricane Center, Florida International University, Center for Engineering and Applied Sciences, 10555 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL  33174

2.         R.P. Selvam (2005), Improving the performance of spray cooling using computer modeling, Report to ASEE Summer Fellowship Program, Washington DC., July.

3.         B.L. Rowden, R.P. Selvam, J.C. Balda, J.C. Junghans, and F. Barlow (2005), Development of modular spray cooled assemblies for high heat fluxes, Final Report, July,  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

4.         R. P. Selvam (2004), Numerical modeling of spray cooling phenomena for thermal management of high power systems, Report to Universal Technology Corporation, Dayton, OH, August.

5.         S.S. Ang,, Selvam, R.P., Malshe, A. and Barlow, F., Micromachined microjet array impingement cooling device for high power electronics, DOD/EPSCoR/AFOSR, Final report 5/15/2000 to 5/14/2004, pp. 1-42.

6.         R.P. Selvam and Z.Q. Qu (2004), Adaptive Navier Stokes flow solver for aerospace structures, DOD/EPSCoR/AFOSR, Final Report 06/01/00 to 5/2004, pp. 1-54

7.         Ang, S.S., Selvam, R.P., Malshe, A. and Barlow, F., Micromachined microjet array impingement cooling device for high power electronics, DOD/EPSCoR/AFOSR, March 2003, pp. 1-33.

8.         Selvam, R.P. and Qu, Z.Q., Aeroelastic analysis of bridge deck sections by FEM using LES (Part 4)- Software for generation of unstructured grids, Final report, Lendis Corporation, Sept. 2003, pp. 1-27

9.         Selvam, R.P., Qu, Z.Q., Sheng, Q., and Roy, U.K., Predicting the nonlinear response of aerospace structures using aeroelastic NS solutions on deforming meshes, Final report, DOD/EPSCoR, Nov. 2001, pp. 1-168

10.     Selvam, R.P., Govindaswamy, S. and Bosch, H., Aeroelastic analysis of bridge deck sections by finite element methods and moving grids, Report  to Lendis corporation, Aug. 2001, pp: 1-40

11.      Selvam, R.P., Qu, Z.Q., and Zheng, Q., Predicting the nonlinear response of aerospace structures using aeroelastic NS solutions on deforming meshes, Part-II, Progress report for 8-1-00 to 7-31-01, U.S. Army Research Office, Research Triangle Park, NC, Oct. 2001,  pp. 1-35

12.     Selvam, R.P., Govindaswamy, S. and Bosch, H., Aeroelastic analysis of bridge girder section using computer modeling, Final report: MBTC FR-1095, Mack-Blackwell National Rural Transportation study center, University of Arkansas, 2001

13.     Selvam, R.P., and Qu, Z.Q., Predicting the nonlinear response of aerospace structures using aeroelastic NS solutions on deforming meshes, Yearly progress for 8/1/98 to 7/31/99, U.S. Army Research Office, Research Triangel Park, NC, Sept. 1999, pp. 1-21

14.     Selvam, R.P., Khater, J., Leland, J.E. and Ponnappan, R., Computer modelling of flow and heat transfer in a MEMS based air micro-jet array impingement cooling device, Report for Universal Energy systems, Dayton, OH 45432, March 1999.

15.     Boyd, B.R., Gattis II, J.L., Myers, W.A., and Selvam, R.P., Durabilty study of various culvert materials, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, Report no: FHWA/AR-98-007, April 1999. Available from NTIS.

16.     Selvam, R.P., Computer Modelling of Nonlinear Viscous Panel, submitted to Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., 1998, pp: 13-1 to 13-12

17.     Selvam, R.P., Computation of Nonlinear Viscous Panel Flutter Using a Fully-Impilict Aeroelastic Solver, submitted to Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C., 1997

18.     Selvam, R.P., MCWIND: A Mass-Consistent Wind Field Model for Complex Terrain, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 1997

19.     Selvam, R.P., Multigrid Methods for Computational Wind Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 1996

20.     Selvam, R.P., and Arounpradith, A., Recent developments of the Flexible Pavement Analysis Program, MBTC FR 1004, Mack-Blackwell National Rural Transportation Study Center, BELL 4190, Univeristy of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, March 1996.

21.     Selvam, R.P., Elliott, R.P., Hall, K.D., and Arounpradith, A., Pavement Analysis Using ARKPAV, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 1996

22.     Selvam, R.P. and Huber, A.H., Numerical Simulation of Pollutant Dispersion Around a Building, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 1996

23.     Selvam, R.P. and Rao, K.S., WINDFCT: A Mass-Consistent Wind Field Model for Complex Terrain, NOAA Tech. Memo. (under preperation), ATDD, Oak Ridge, TN, 1995

24.     Selvam, R.P. and Huber, A.H., Computer Modelling of Pollutant Dispersion Around Buildings: Current Status, Report, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, Aug. 1993.

25.     Selvam, R.P., Numerical Methodologies in Computational Wind Engineering, Chapter 2 of the State of the Art Report on Computational Wind Engineering, prepared for ASCE task committee on CFD in Wind Engineering, 1992.

26.     Selvam, R.P., Methods to Compute Turbulent Flow for Wind Engineering, Chapter 3 of the State of the Art Report on Computational Wind Engineering, prepared for ASCE task committee on CFD in Wind Engineering, 1992.

27.     Elliott, R.P., Selvam, R.P., and Mun, L.K., TRC-8902, Effect of Truck Tire Contact Pressures, Report no: FHWA/AR-91/006, Arkansas Highway and Transportation Research Center, Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701, USA, Feb. 1991.

28.     Selvam, R.P., and Holmes, J.D., Numerical Simulation of Thunderstorm Downdrafts, Report no: DBCE Doc 90/100(M) CSIRO, Division of Building Construction and Engineering, Hig­hett, Vic. 3190, Oct. 1990.

29.     Pleimann, L.G., and Selvam, R.P., Investigation of a Commercial Plastic Mesh as Reinforcement for Portland Cement Concrete Slabs‑on‑Grade, for CAV Construction Services, Inc., Law­renceville, NJ, August 1989.

30.     McDonald, J.R., Selvam, R.P., Faupel, C.E., and Duffield, D., The West Memphis, Arkansa, Tornado of December 14, 1987, To be published by the National Academy Press for National Research Council.

31.     Selvam, R.P., Application of the Boundary Element Method for Tornado Forces on   Build­ing, Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas Tech University, Lubbock,  TX, August l985.

32.     Vallabhan, C.V.G., Vungutur, K., and Selvam, R.P., Nonlinear Thermoelastic Stress Analysis of Spherically Curved Solar Pan­els, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Oct. l984.      

33.     Selvam, R.P., Computer Code for Three‑Dimensional Tier Building, Department of Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, August l983.

34.     Selvam, R.P., Computer Program for the Analysis of Structure Using Substructure Tech­nique, Department of Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, July, l982.

35.     Selvam, R.P., Effects of Plasticizer on the Modulus of Elasticity of Polymer Concrete, Department of Civil Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technol­ogy, Rapid City, SD, December, l98l.

36.     Selvam, R.P., Precast Folded Plate Roof  Elements and Experiments on Field Joints, M.E. Thesis, Madras University, India, July, l980.

 

 


Research Grants Received & Pending through the University Program

 

Total Funding: $5,265,160 (University) + $670,000 (PELS) = $5,935,160

 

2006-NSF, $531,480, Effects of dopants in stabilizing nanostructures in materials, Co-PI with Ashok Saxena, three years, our part: $260,000 (Pending)

2006-ONR/DURIP, $70,293, High performance computing, one year (Pending)

2006-Arkansas Highway Transportation Department & MBTC, $160,000, Nanoscience for concrete, three years

2005-PELS, $50,000, Spray cooling modeling, PI: Selvam, Two years

2005-Lendis Corp., $150,000, Aeroelastic analysis of bridge deck sections by FEM using LES, PI: Selvam, three years

2005-AirForce/ASEE, $15,782 Air Force Summer Faculty Program, June to July. Supported through ASEE, Washington, DC.

2005- Office of Naval Research, $155,453, Multiphase flow 3D modeling of spray cooling: Effect of liquid droplet impact on growing vapor bubble on heat transfer, three years.

2005- UTC/AFRL/WPAFB, $182,910, Computer modeling of spray cooling for micro to macro gravity conditions, Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB. Support came through UTC. Project  for three years. Supported initially $121,940 for two years

2005-Walton fellowship/DAF, $40,000, Distinguished Academy fellowship for Mr. Suranjan Sarkar for four years.

2004-WPAFB/Air Force, $21,518, Air Force summer faculty fellowship, May to Aug. Supported through Universal Technology Corp., Dayton, OH.

2004-NSF-MRI, $426,668, Acquisition of a computing cluster for high-end applications in science and engineering (CHASE), Co-PI with (A.W. Apon, H. Fu, P. Pulay and R.J. Deaton), NSF- $213,334, UA matching: $213,334

2003-DOD-EPSCoR, $150,000 out of $750,000, Power Packaging of Spray-Cooled SiC Devices for High Temperature and High Voltage Operation (with Balda, Barlow & Elshabini), 6/1/04 to 5/31/07

2003-Walton Fellowship/DDF, $120,000, Walton Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship for Paul Millett, four years, $80,000 from fellowship

2003-SURF, $3,900, Computer modeling of creep behavior on crack propagation, SURF Foundation, Undergraduate fellowship- Chris Vaught

2003-Lendis Corporation/FHWA, $12,000, Aeroelastic analysis of bridge deck sections by FEM using LES

2002, FHWA-fellowship, $50,000, Federal Highway fellowship for Ms. W. Gazel, for two years.

2001-NSF/EPSCOR, $250,000 out of $3,900,000, A regional user nanoscience research facility (with G. Salamo)

2001-Sun Micro systems, CA, $800,000, High performance computing-equipment grant

2000-Aguila Technology, CA, $25,000, Thermal stress analysis of electronic packages

1999- Department of Defence/AFOSR/DEPSCOR: $ 291,249, Adaptive Navier-Stokes flow solvers for aerospace structures

1999- Department of Defence/AFOSR: $ 350,610, A micromachined microjet array impingement cooling device for high power electronics, as Co-PI with S. Ang and A. Malshe

1999- DARPA/DOD: $120,000 out of $4,200,000, Exploratory development of materials, assembly process and interconnects for all-HTS tunable filter packaging, as CO PI with L.Schaper (PI), W.D. Brown, S. Ang, A. Elshabini, H. Naseem, M. Gordon, W. Schmidt, G. Salamo and R. Ulrich, two years.

1999- Department of Defence/AFOSR: $271,111, Project Entitled: Predicting the nonlinear response of aerospace structures using aeroelastic Navier-Stokes solutions on deforming meshes, DURIP equipment grant

1998-Air Force Office of Scientific Research: $9,724, Project Entitled: Transonic Panel Flutter. As a summer research associate

1998- MBTC: $80,000, Project Entitled: Aeroelastic analysis of bridge girder section using computer modelling, two years

1998- Lendis Corporation: $75,000, Project Entitled: Aeroelastic analysis of  bridge girder sections by finite element methods using LES, three years

1998-UES Inc., Dayton, OH:  $9,000, Project Entitled: Computer modelling of flow and heat transfer in a micro jet array, faculty support for 6 months

1998- HiDEC-DARPA: about$40,000, Project Entitled: Computer modelling of flow and heat transfer in a micro jet array, Graduate student support for two years

1998-Department of Defence-DEPSCOR: $348,060, Project Entitled: Predicting the Nonlinear Response of Aerospace Structures Using Aeroelastic NS Solutions on Deforming Meshes.

1997-National Science Foundation: $24,835, Project Entitled: Investigation of Building Damages of the 1997 Arkansas Tornado and Ways to Mitigate in the Future.

1997-HiDEC-DARPA: about$60,000, Project Entitled: Thermal stress analysis of electronic structures, Graduate student support for three years

1997-Air Force Office of Scientific Research: $12,861, Project Entitled: Transonic Panel Flutter. As a summer research associate

1997-Environment Canada: $5,000, Project Entitled:MCWIND: A mass-consistent wind field model for complex terrain

1996-Danish Technical Research Council: $14,000 , Project Entitled: Computer modeling of flow around bridges and visiting professor at the Technical University of Denmark

1996-Arkansas Space Grant Consortium: travel support for $2,000, Project Entitled: Large eddy simulation of turbomachinery flows.

1996-Sandia National Laboratory, Department of Commerce: $10,000 worth of grid generation program CUBIT for educational use.

1995-Dean of Engineering & Office of Vice Chancellor: $25,000 computer equipment. Project Entitled: High Performance Desktop Computing Environment for Engineering

1995‑National Science Foundation: Travel support for $1500. Project entitled: Travel        Support for International Conference on Wind Engi­neering, New Delhi, India.

1995‑Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department: Two year grant for $147,251. Project entitled: Guidlines for selection of pipe culverts, (with W.A. Myers and J.L. Gattis).

1995-Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory, Department of Commerce: $20,000        worth of finite element software for educational use.

1995-Department of Commerce: 2 months Grant of $16,000. Project Entitled: An Efficient Mass-Consistent Flow and Stochastic Dispersion Modelling System for Use in Complex Terrain.

1995-Dean, College of Engineering, U of A: 0.5 months Grant of 3,384. Project Entitled: Development of an Applied Finite Element Methods (FEM) Course for Engineering and Improving the Exiting FEM Course.

1994-National Research Council: Senior Research Associatship for $15,000. Project          entitled: Computation of Pollutant Dispersion Around Buildings.

1993-National Research Council: Senior Research Associatship for $15,000. Project          entitled: Computation of Pollutant Dispersion Around Buildings.

1993-National Research Council: Travel Support for $1372. Project Entitled: Travel Support to attend the 7th US Wind Engineering Conference, Los Angeles, CA, June 27-30, 1993.

1991‑National Science Foundation: Travel support for $523. Project entitled: Travel Support for International Conference on Wind Engi­neering 1991.

1990‑Universal Antenna Manufacturing, Inc. HWY. 367 North, Ward, Ar 72176: 6 month for $12,285: Project entitled: Computer Aided Design and Wind Stress Analysis of Unimesh Parabolic Satellite Antennas, (with M.C. Langston).

1989‑Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department: Two year grant for $48,391. Project entitled: Effect of Truck Tire Contact Pressure on Pavements, (with R.P.Elliott).

1989‑CAV Construction Agency, Warandale, NJ: One year grant for $6,000. Project        entitled:Testing Plastic Mesh for Concrete Construction, (with L.G.Pleimann).

1988‑ Cornell Theory Center and NSF: Grant interms of Supercomputer time and travel for about $15,000. Project entitled: Proposal to attend the Supercomputer Summer Institute.

 

Research through the Power Electronics Leveling Solutions, LLC (PELS) company

 

A sum of $670,000 for 2.5 years from 2005 was brought with Prof. J. Balda through the company Power Electronics Solutions LLC (PELS) as Chief Technology Officer through SBIR/NASA program. Most of the money was spent to support UA graduate students.

 

 

Other Significant Research Activities

 

1.      Invited to become the member of the Texas Tech University Civil Engineering Academy in 2003 for my contribution to computational wind engineering

2.      Became the Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers in 2004 for my contribution to finding forces on building due to tornados

3.      My research accomplishments in the areas of computer modeling of forces on buildings and bridges, thermal management of electronic devices, multiphase flow modeling of spray cooling, modeling the growth of grain boundary in nanocrystals and improving the strength of concrete using nano science were instrumental in getting selected as the first James T. Womble Professor of Computational Mechanics and Nanotechnology Modeling in 2005.

4.      A total of $5.5 Million research funding was brought through the University and $670,000 through Power Electronics Leveling Solutions LLC as Chief Technology Officer and Partner to support graduate program.

5.      Received Best paper award from two International Conferences (STAIF-2005 & IMAPS-2001),

6.      The Computational Mechanics Laboratory was started in 1998 with initial funding from DOD. As the Director of the CM Lab, I maintained and extended the lab facility to have state of the art computing. Currently it has high performance computers worth more than $1.5 Million.

7.      Interacted as Co-PI with Dr. Amy Apon to get equipment support from NSF to have high performance computer facility for the University of Arkansas researchers from 2005. The system is called Reddiamond and has 256 processors.

8.      The work on computer modeling of tornado forces on building appeared in the news media to the extent that it is the most widely disseminated science news release from the college of engineering and with one possible exception, from the entire University in the year 2000.

9.       Published more than 160 papers in journals (43), books (64) and conference proceeding (62)

10.  The Computational Mechanics Laboratory is the leader in initiating the modeling work on spray cooling. The spray cooling is considered to be most preferable cooling concept for high power electronic devices. We explained the underlying mechanism of transient heat conduction in removing high heat flux through multiphase flow modeling in 2004. This led to research support of more than $1.5 million from AFRL, ONR and NASA. Even at this time we are the only who has done modeling of spray cooling using computational fluid dynamics principles.

11.  Research performed on spray cooling for the last four years led me to become the partner and Chief Technology Officer of the Power Electronics Leveling Solutions LLC and instrumental in bringing $670,000 as SBIR Phase I and II funding to the state of Arkansas.

12.  My research findings with regard to the forces created on buildings due to tornado may lead to the safer design of buildings in the future. The work performed at the University of Arkansas is the only work performed so far in the world with regard to tornado structure interaction modeling.

13.  The computer model developed to compute the critical velocity for flutter is used by Aerodynamics Laboratory, DOT to design safer bridges. The model can calculate the flutter velocity in a month where as the wind tunnel may take about three months and $100,000.

14.  Became a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Wind & Structures from May 2006 and reviewed papers for more than 12 journals.

15.  I have been taking a leading role in the department in developing external funding from federal agencies like Department of Defense (DOD), NASA, Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Energy (DOE), NOAA, National Science Foundation (NSF) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the last six years.

16.  The computational modeling has been applied for wind engineering, tornado forces on buildings, bridge aerodynamics, pollutant transport, pavement analysis, thermal stress analysis of electronic packaging, thermal management, spray cooling and nanomechanics

17.  Our tornado modeling figure was selected for the front page of the Second International Symposium on Advances in Wind & structures.

18.  Our tornado write up appeared as the front page of NSF Mathematics division web page for more than year from 2005.

19.  Work on Spray cooling appeared in the popular engineering magazine Sensors in Jan. 2006. Work on tornado appeared in the popular engineering magazines Structural Engineer and Weatherwise in 2003. Work on bridge flutter appeared in engineering magazines ASCE Civil Engineering, NSPE Orders and Buttelle’s in 2001.

20.  Tornado work appeared in the Washington Post in 2003 and Bridge flutter work in USA TODAY.

21.  My work on tornado modeling (in 2001) and bridge flutter (in 2002) appeared in the University widely circulated University of Arkansas Profile.

22.  Selected as the Summer Visiting Faculty to EPA (1993), Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton (2005, 2004, 1998 & 1997) and NOAA (1995).

23.  I have been invited as visiting faculty at the Technical University of Denmark in 1996 and visiting scientist at the Electric De France and CSIRO, Australia because of my achievements in the area of computational wind engineering

24.  My paper,” wind speed over irregular terrain: state of the art”, referred in Wind Engineering text book.

25.  Our paper, Computer modeling of flow around bridges using LES and FEM, referred in Design of Buildings and Bridges for Wind text book.

26.  My report,” Numerical simulation of thunderstorm downdrafts”, referred in Australian Wind load code commentary.

27.  The following are the rankings of my research and total productivity point taken from the department yearly report: It can be seen that from the year 1991, I have been in the top one or two rankings 14 out of 15 years in research.

Year                Depart. Research Ranking               Overall productivity ranking

2005                            1/10     (Received Res. Award)         1/10

2004                            1/12                                                     4/12

2003                            2/12                                                     3/12

2002                            1/10                                                     1/10

2001                            1/11     (Received Res. Award)         1/11

2000                            1/11     (Received Res. Award)         1/11

1999                            1/14                                                     1/14

1998                            2/12                                                     2/12

1997                            1/13     (Received Teach. Award)     2/13

1996                            2/13                                                     3/13

1995                            3/12                                                     4/12

1994                            2/12                                                     2/13

1993                            2/12     (Received Res. Award)         2/12

1992                            1/9                                                       2/9

1991                            1/10     (Received Res. Award)         1/10

1990                            Not available

1989                            Not available                                       4/13

1988                            3/12                                                     4/12

1987                            4/12                                                     7/12

1986                            3/13                                                     3/13

 


SERVICE RELATED ACTIVITIES

 

Service in the University, College or Department

 

University service

1.      Member of the Graduate Council (2002-2006 & 2006- present)

2.      Member Institutional Review Board (1999-2001)

3.      Member: Student Aid Committee (2000-2002)

4.      Member: Red Diamond Advisory Board (2006-present)

5.      Secretary- Grievance Committee- University- 2004-2005

6.      Faculty Advisor: Chi Epsilon, a civil engineering honor society (1987-1993)

7.      Faculty Advisor: Friends of India , an international students organization (1986-1987)

8.      Faculty Advisor: University Table Tennis club (1987-1987), Instrumental in initiating this association in the University

 

College service

1.      Chairman, College Computer Advisory Committee (1996-1999)

2.      Chairman (2003) and Member (2001-present) of the College Promotion and Tenure Committee

3.      Member: Industrial Relations Committee(1999-2000)

4.      Member of the High Density Electronic Center Steering Committee (1997- present)

5.      Adjunct Faculty in Electrical Engineering (1999-present)

6.      Member of the College Honors committee (2002-present)

7.      Member of the three year P&T review committee for Industrial Engineering (2002)

8.      Member College Research Council (2004-present)

9.      Member of the High Density Electronic Center steering committee (2001-present)

10.  Member Nanoscience Committee (2005-present)

 

Department service

1.      Environmental Faculty search committee (1999-2000) to select two faculties

2.      Structural Faculty Search committee, chairman (2000) & Member (2003 & 2005-2006) to select a faculty

3.      Promotion and Tenure Committee (2000-present)

4.      Member Departmental Head search committee (2004-2005)

5.      Structural Engineering Scholarship committee

6.      Chairman, Structural Faculty Group

 

International and national organizations

1.      Chairman of the CFD in Wind Engineering Session, ASCE National Conference, Houston, Oct. 2001

2.      Chairman of the Modeling and CAD session, International symposium on Microelectronics, Baltimore, Oct. 9-11, 2001

3.      Chairman of the Wind loads and Codes, Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Clemson, June 406, 2001

4.      Chairman of the Computational Wind Engineering Session , ASCE structures Congress, , Washington DC, 2001

5.      Chairman of the session on CFD in Wind Engineering, International Conference on Wind & Structures, Korea, Aug. 21-23, 2002

6.      Chairman of the session on boundary layer, National Conference on Wind Engineering, Roorkee, India, Apr. 2002

7.      Chairman of the session on Modeling, International Conference on Fluid Mechanics, Roorkee, India, Dec. 12-14, 2002

8.      Chairman of the session on Topography, International Conference on Wind Engineering, June 2003

9.      Chairman of the session on Thermal modeling, ASME-INTERPACK 05 Conference, San Francisco, June 2005

10.  Chairman of the session on Multiphase flow, ASME-THERMAL Conference, San Francisco, June 2005

11.  Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the 10th Americas Conference on wind engineering held May 31-June 4, 2005, Baton Rouge, LA.

12.  Member of the STAIF Outstanding Paper Award Committee (2006)

13.  Reviewer (reviewed 8 papers in 2004) for the 10th Americas Conference on wind engineering to be held May 31-June 4, 2005, Baton Rouge, LA.

14.  Reviewed the book in 2004 by: K.M. Leet and C.M. Uang (2005), Fundamentals of Structural Analysis, Second Edition, McGraw Hill, Boston. My name is mentioned in the book as one of the reviewers.

15.  Member of the ASCE Aerospace Division, Aerodynamics technical committee (1995-present)

16.  Member ASCE Subcommittee on Numerical Modeling (1996-present)

17.  Chairman (2002-2003), Member ASCE Subcommittee on Computer Aided Wind Engineering (2002-2004)

18.  Member ASCE Structures division, Wind Effects technical committee (1996-present)

19.  Member IMPAS Modeling and CAD committee

20.  Fellow (2005-present) & Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

21.  Member of the American Wind Engineering Association (1986-presnt)

22.  Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) (2005-present)

23.  Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

24.  Member of Material Research Society

25.  Member of the International Microelectronics and Packaging society (IMAPS)

26.  Member of the Order of the Engineer (1982-present)

27.  Memeber of the Civil Engineering Academy, Texas Tech University, April 4, 2003- present

28.  Charter Member of the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) 2000-present

29.  Selected as a member of Phi Beta Delta, Honor society for international scholars (1991-present),

30.  Selected as a member of Sigm XI, The scientific research society (1987-present)

31.  Selected as a member of Chi Epsilon, Civil Engineering honor society (1984-present)

32.  Selected as a member of Tau Beta Phi, Engineering honor society (1984-present)

 

 

Regional and state organizations

1.      Serving the Governors Earthquake Advisory committee (1988- present). Instrumental in passing a bill to have a seismic building code: ACT 1100 of 1991. This leads to constructing safer building against earthquake in the state of Arkansas. Copy attached in the Appendix-V.

2.      Serving the Governor’s Arkansas Seismograph Network Task Force (1991-presnet). Copy of the personal invitation by the Governor and information mentioned in the news paper Arkansas Democratic Gazette are  attached in the Appendix-V

3.      Served on the committee on Natural Disasters study team, National Research Council and National Academy of Science in conducting a study and preparing a post-disaster report on the effects of the tornado that swept through the West Memphis, Arkansas on December 14, 1987

4.      Conducted a short course on Wind Engineering to the ASCE, Arkansas session on Nov. 5, 1999 in Little Rock, AR

5.      Service to the state in the form of consulting to Arkansas Department of Health, Letter of appreciation reached the Chancellor, 2000

6.      Conducted a short course on tornado modeling to the ASCE, Arkansas session on Nov. 1, 2002 in Little Rock, AR

 

Local organizations

1.      Conducted a short course on Wind Engineering to the Arkansas Highway Department/MBTC, 4/15/1999, Fayetteville, AR

2.      Conducted a short course on Wind Engineering to the Arkansas Highway Department/MBTC, 4/15/2000, Fayetteville, AR

3.      Conducted a short course on Computational methods in CFD to Engineering Research Development Center, Core Engineers, Vicksburg, MS, 5/9/2000

4.      Conducted a short course on Period of structures to the Arkansas Highway Department/MBTC, 4/5/2001, Fayetteville, AR

5.      Conducted a short course on tornado modeling,

6.      Conducted FE review class for Chi Epsilon, UA, (1990-present)