|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., Ma, H. B., & Lu, H. (2013). Experimental Investigation of Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipe for Thermal Spreading Application. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth Region), TX: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. AIAA-2013-0309. DOI:10.2514/6.2013-309. [Abstract] |
Thompson, S.M., & Ma, H. B. (2012). Effects of Tilt Angle and Turn-Number on the Thermal Performance of an Ultra-Miniature, Three-Dimensional Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipe. ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. Houston, TX: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
Thompson, S.M., Tessler, B. S., Ma, H. B., Smith, D. E., & Sobel, A. (2012). Ultra-High Thermal Conductivity of Three-Dimensional Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipes for Electromagnetic Launcher Cooling. Proceedings of IEEE 2012 16th International Symposium on Electromagnetic Launch Technology (EML). Beijing, China. Art. 6325062. DOI:10.1109/EML.2012.6325062. [Abstract]
Thompson, S.M., & Ma, H. B. (2012). Heat Transfer Enhancement of Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipes. Heat Transfer Symposium at Georgia Institute of Technology. Atlanta, GA.
Thompson, S.M., Ma, H. B., Hathaway, A. A., Smoot, C. D., & Wilson, C. A. (2012). Experimental Investigation of Acetone and Water Flat-Plate Oscillating Heat Pipes During High-Gravity Loading. ASME 3rd Micro/Nanoscale Heat & Mass Transfer International Conference. Atlanta, GA: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
|Total Publications by this Author: 17|