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DEPT. OF MECHANICAL AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

Dr. Chien-Chung (CC) Chen became a structural engineer because he wanted to design buildings and bridges that harvest energy efficiently and use natural resources effectively.

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Recent Conference Presentations

  • Abedini-Najafabadi, H., Ozalp, N. (2019). Effect of carbon particle seeding as radiant absorbent for enhanced heat transfer. ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (SHTC-2019). Paper No. HT2019-3657.
  • Ophoff, C.*, Ozalp, N., Moens, D. (2019). Monte Carlo ray tracing coupled CFD modelling and experimental testing of a 1 kW solar cavity receiver radiated via 7 kW HFSS. ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (SHTC-2019). Paper No. HT2019-3541.
  • Abuseada, M.*, Ozalp, N. (2019). Intensity distribution from a single-bulb solar simulator identification through inverse ray tracing. ASME 13th Energy Sustainability Conference. Paper No. ES2019-3860.
  • Rutten, J.*, Verschoren, J.*, Ozalp, N., Ophoff, C.*, Moens, D. (2019). Design, manufacturing and experimental testing of a self-cleaning exit port mechanism for a solar reactor. 4th Thermal and Fluid Engineering Conference (TFEC-2019). Paper No. TFEC-2019-28516.
  • J. Li, J. Xu, N. Zeytinoglu and J. Zhai (2019) “Design of a Carburizing Treatment of Steel Base Gear in the Materials Science Course”, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at University of Evansville, Indiana, March 22-23, 2019, Evansville, Indiana.
  • Xu J., J. Li, N. Zeytinoglu, J. Zhai (2019) “Application of Computational Tools to Spaghetti-Based Truss Bridge Design”, The American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Illinois-Indiana Section Annual Conference at University of Evansville, Indiana, March 22-23, 2019, Evansville, Indiana.
  • M. Hajitaheriha, A. H. Motlagh, J. Li, M. Hoseinzadeh (2019) “The effect of foundation shapes on bearing capacity in layered geogrid-reinforced soils” 11th National Congress on Civil Engineering, April 30 – May 1, 2019, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran.
  • Chen, C.-C., Chen, C.-C., and Shen, J.-H. Effects of steel-to-member depth ratio and axial load on flexural ductility of concrete-encased steel composite columns. Engineering Structures 115: 157-166, 2018.
  • Li, J., N. Zeytinoglu, M. Mojtahed, M. Wooden and N. I. Nnachi (2018) “Integration of a Highway Fill Embankment Case Study in Engineering Design Courses for Instructional Improvement”, 2018 ASEE 125th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2018, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Wooden, M., Li, J., E. Laviolette and Liu, Y. (2018) “Board 54: Effective Stress and Upward Seepage Laboratory Demonstration”, 2018 ASEE 125th Annual Conference & Exposition, June 24 – 27, 2018, Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Okpala, I. and Li, J. (2018), “Geotechnical Engineering Education in Nigeria Reflecting on University versus Industry Reality”, Illinois-Indiana ASEE Section Annual Conference held at Purdue University West Lafayette, April 7, 2018, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  • Y Wu, Y Liu, S Shao, J Hong. Probe into internal flow structures of a ventilated supercavity. 10th International Cavitation Symposium (2018)
  • Liu, Y., Zeytinoglu, N. & Li, J. “High-Speed Schlieren Photography on Falling Objects” 71 th Annual​ Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 20, 2018)
  • Wray, A. T., & Zeytinoglu, N. (2018, April), “Identifying Boolean Logic Processes via the Basis of a NACA 2415 Airfoil” Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Spring Conference, Washington, District of Columbia. https://peer.asee.org/29464
  • Ivanyo Michael, Wray Alexander, Zeytinoglu Nuri, Feeney Connor (March 24, 2018) “Experimental Analysis of an Air Foil in Engineering Education” Poster Presentation EN 303 at 133rd Annual Academy Meeting in Indianapolis
  • Li, Jiliang, Zeytinoglu, Nuri, Mojtahed, Masoud, Wooden William, Nnachi, Ikechukwu “Integration of a Highway Fill Embankment Case Study in Engineering Design Courses for Instructional Improvement” 2018 ASEE Annual Conference, Paper ID 22057​
  • Chen, Y., Liu, X., Silaen, A.K., Zhou, C.Q., 2018, “Investigation of Combustion and Heat Transfer in an Industrial Reheating Furnace using CFD”, Proceedings of CFD Modeling and Simulation in Material Processing, 2018 TMS Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. (8 pages)
  • Tang, G., Tang, K., Silaen, A.K., Yan, H., Cui, Z., Wang, Z., Wang, H., Zhou, P., Zhou, C.Q., 2018, “CFD Modeling of Flow and Chemical Reactions in a Submerged Lance Copper Smelting Furnace”, Proceedings of 9th International Symposium on High Temperature Metallurgical Processing, 2018 TMS Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. (8 pages)