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Masood Parang

Masood Parang

Professor and Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs

Biography

1977–Present: Professor, formerly Associate Professor (1983-1988), Assistant Professor (1977-1983), Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

1995–1996: Faculty Fellow, summers, NASA-Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio.

1975–1976: Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

1973–1974: Instructor, Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.


Research

  • Vortex Stability
  • Application of boundary integral and finite difference methods in heat transfer and phase change problems
  • Two-phase flows
  • Perturbation methods in heat transfer and fluid flow problems
  • Microgravity fluid flow and phase change heat transfer
  • Thermoacoustic convection under normal and microgravity conditions

Education

Ph.D 1975, The University of Oklahoma

MS 1972, The University of Oklahoma

BS 1971, The University of Oklahoma


Professional Service

  • Associate Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • NASA-ASEE Faculty Fellowship, 1995 and 1996
  • Shell Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 2000-2001
  • AIAA Microgravity & Space Processes Technical Committee
  • Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (Tennessee)
  • Technical Reviewer NSF (Atmospheric Division)
  • NASA
  • ASME Heat Transfer Division
  • The Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
  • The International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
  • The International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Chair of technical sessions Microgravity Fluid and Heat Transfer , Pasadena, CA, April 26, 1991
  • Microgravity Materials Processing Sessions, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999.

Awards and Recognitions

  • College of Engineering Advisor Award, 2000
  • College of Engineering and departmental teaching awards, 1990, 1995, and 1999

Publications

Parang, M., Crocker, D.S., and Haynes, B.D., "Perturbation Solution for Spherical and Cylindrical Solidification by Combined Convective and Radiative Cooling," International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 11, No. 2, June 1990.

Ketkar, S.P., Parang, M., and Arimilli, R.V., "An Experimental and Numerical Study of Solidification and Melting of Pure Materials", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 5, No.1, pp 40-45, 1991.

Polehn, R. A., Keyhani, M., and Parang, M., "Transient Compressible Flow in Variable Permeability Media," Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol.8, No.2, pp.378-381, April-June 1994.

Crocker, D.S., and Parang, M., "Thermally Driven Thermal Convection in Enclosed Compressible Fluids," Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Vol. 26, No. 5, pp. 569-585, Nov. 1994.

Kim, B. and Parang, M., " Thermal Creep in Enclosed Fluids Under Variable Gravity Conditions," Microgravity Quarterly, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1996.

Crocker, D.S. and Parang, M., "Unsteady Temperature Measurement in an Enclosed Thermoconvectively Heated Air,"International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 28,No. 8, pp. 1015-1024, Nov. 2001.

Chaudhri, A., Parang, M., and Nelson, B.E., "Thermal Modeling and Analysis of a Quasi-Poloidal Stellarator Modular Coil",Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 26, pp. 974-982, 2006.

Chaudhri, A., Parang, M., and Nelson, B.E., "Computer Simulation and Experimental Verification of Welding in Thin Sheet Containment", International Comm. Heat Mass Transfer, Vol. 50, No. 21-22, pp. 4439-4445, October 2007.


Presentations

Parang, M., and Catt, J.A., "Convective Air Motion Generated by Rapid Heating in an Enclosure," presented at the AIAA 28th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 8-11, 1990, Reno, Nevada, AIAA 90-0412.

Crocker, D.S., and Parang, M., "Optical Measurement of Temperature in an Enclosed Fluid With Thermoconvective Waves Generated by Rapid Heating at the Boundary,” presented at AIAA 26th Thermophysics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 24-26, 1991.

Crocker, D.S., and Parang, M., " Thermally-induced Convection in Confined Air,"  presented at  Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics  XVI, Nashville, TN, April 11-14, 1992.

Crocker, D.S., and Parang, M., "Pressure-Driven Thermal Convection in Enclosed Air,” presented at AIAA 32nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 94-0701, January 10-13, 1994, Reno, Nevada.

Parang, M. and Chao, D., "Two-Phase Flow Mapping and Transition Under Microgravity Conditions", presented at AIAA 36th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 98-0656, January 12-15, 1998, Reno, Nevada.

Tan, R.W., Arimilli, R.V., Parang, M., "Computer-Aided Design of a Semi-Permanent Mold for the Casting of an Aluminum Spool", First International Casting Technology Symposium, October 12-14, 1998, Rosemont, Ill.

Parang, M. and Chao, D., "Microgravity Two-Phase Flow Transition,” presented at AIAA 37th  Aerospace Sciences Meeting and  Exhibit,  AIAA 99-0843, January 11-14, 1999, Reno, NV.

Kovach, J.J., and Parang, M., “Detection of Impending Mechanical Seal Failure in Centrifugal Pumps, presented at MARCON 2000 Conference, Knoxville, TN, proceedings published by the Maintenance and Reliability Center, University of Tennessee, May 2000.

Parang, M., Tipton, J.B., and Garth, J.D. “Two Phase Flow Heat Transfer Under Microgravity Condition”, presented at AIAA 41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 2003-1302, Reno, NV, January 6-9, 2003.

Parang, M. “Computer Simulation and Experimental Validation of Ceramic Injection Molding Process”, presented at 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and RD&D Expo, Washington D.C. November 15-21, 2003.

Naoumov, V., Parang, M., and Garth, D., “Forced Flow Condensation Simulation and Heat Exchange Investigation in Microgravity Saturated Air/Liquid low”, presented at 54th International Astronautical Congress, Bremen, Germany, Sept. 29-Oct. 3, 2003.

Parang, M., Naoumov, V. and Babis, B. “Ground-Based Experiments with Microgravity Two-Phase Flow”, presented at Microgravity Transport Processes in Fluid, Thermal, Biological and Material Sciences Conference III, Davos, Switzerland, September 14 - 19, 2003.

Naoumov, V., Parang, M., Garth, D., and Babis, B.  “Boiling   and Condensation Simulation and investigation in Microgravity Two-Phase Flow”, presented at AIAA 42nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 2004-967, Reno, NV, January 5-8, 2004.

Parang, M., and Naoumov, V. “Heat Exchange and Condensation in Reduced Gravity”, presented at 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Anaheim, California, November 13-19, 2004.

Naoumov, V., Parang, M., Edwards, S., Jean, L., and Mueller, E.  “Forced Flow Condensation Simulation and Investigation in Microgravity Saturated Air/Liquid Flow”, presented at AIAA 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 2005-1145, Reno, NV, January 10-13, 2005.

Parang, M. and Naoumov, V., and Taylor, L., “NASA Student Programs and Senior Capstone Design Experience”, ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress, Orlando, FL November 5-11, 2005.

Parang, M., Naoumov, V, Edwards, S, and Johnson, C., “Simulation and Investigation of Condensation in Reduced Gravity Saturated Two-Phase Flow onboard a KC 135 Aircraft”, AIAA 44th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, January 2006.

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