|Research Interest: ||Thermal/fluid design for optimizing energy systems and components, including: environmental/renewable (solar, geothermal), batteries, gas turbines and HVAC.|
Thermal management of ultra-high heat rates/fluxes in a variety of systems.
Novel energy harvesting and conversion processes/technology for waste-heat recovery.
Surface enhancement/optimization for improved evaporation and/or condensation processes.
State-of-the-art in oscillating heat pipes for heat transfer enhancement.
Novel flow controlling methods/devices in microchannel and environmental systems including: Tesla-type check-valves, sudden-expansion check valves, thermophoresis and ferrofluid guidance.
Thermal-enhancing properties of nanofluids and the synthesis of \"smart\" nanofluids for self-adaption.
\"Simple\" analytical and/or numerical models for thermal spreading resistance in isotropic and non-isotropic media.
Micro-jet impingement, micro-pin heat exchangers, thermoelectric effects, thermionic energy conversion and acoustic energy conversion.
|Publications: ||Thompson, S.M. (2013). Investigation of Micro-Sized, Multi-Staged Tesla Valves. 4th ASME Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference. Hong Kong, China: ASME. |
Thompson, S.M., Jamal, T., Paudel, B. J., & Walters, K. (2013). Transitional and Turbulent Flow Modeling in a Tesla Valve. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. San Diego, CA: ASME.
McCullough, C. R., Thompson, S.M., & Cho, H. (2013). Air-to-Air Heat Exchange with Oscillating Heat Pipes for Enhancing HVAC Systems. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. San Diego, CA: ASME.
Monroe, J. G., & Thompson, S.M. (2013). Experimental Investigation of Thermal Spreading in Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipes. Mid-South Annual Engineering and Sciences Conference (MAESC). Oxford, MS.
Monroe, J. G., Thompson, S.M., Aspin, Z. S., Jacobson, D. L., & Hussey, D. S. (2013). Neutron Imaging of an Unbalanced Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipe. AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2014. National Harbor, MD.
|Total Publications by this Author: 26|