two-phase flow and thermal management lab case western reserve university

Welcome to the Two-Phase Flow and Thermal Management Lab at Case Western Reserve University. We specialize in fundamental investigation of energy efficient technologies as applicable to thermal management systems.

Developments in many modern applications are encountering rapid escalation in heat dissipation, coupled with a need to decrease the size of thermal management hardware. These developments have spurred unprecedented interest in replacing single-phase hardware with other more efficient systems including boiling and condensation counterparts. In our laboratory, we are working on a range of fundamental questions relating to two-phase flows and their applications to thermal management systems. Our research efforts include a combination of experimental, numerical and theoretical analysis to develop a better understanding of the two-phase phenomena that is applicable to a variety of industries, including aerospace, defense, automotive, and nuclear.

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Featured Publications

KL Lee, C Tarau, A Lutz, WG Anderson, CN Huang, C Kharangate, Y Kamotani, Advanced Hot Reservoir Variable Conductance Heat Pipes for Planetary Landers. https://ttu-ir.tdl.org/bitstream/handle/2346/86409/ICES-2020-579.pdf?sequence=3

L Zhou, D Garg, Y Qiu, SM Kim, I Mudawar, CR Kharangate, Machine learning algorithms to predict flow condensation heat transfer coefficient in mini/micro-channel utilizing universal data, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 162, 120351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2020.120351

Y Qiu, H Lee, CR Kharangate, Computational investigation of annular flow condensation in microgravity with two-phase inlet conditions, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer 118, 104877. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2020.104877

Y Qiu, D Garg, L Zhou, CR Kharangate, SM Kim, I Mudawar, An artificial neural network model to predict mini/micro-channels saturated flow boiling heat transfer coefficient based on universal consolidated data, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 149, 119211. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.119211

CR Kharangate, W Libeer, J Palko, H Lee, J Shi, M Asheghi, KE Goodson, Investigation of 3D manifold architecture heat sinks in air-cooled condensers, Applied Thermal Engineering 167, 114700. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.114700

CN Huang, CR Kharangate, A new mechanistic model for predicting flow boiling critical heat flux based on hydrodynamic instabilities, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 138, 1295-1309. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.04.103

KW Jung, CR Kharangate, H Lee, J Palko, F Zhou, M Asheghi, EM Dede, KE Goodson, Embedded cooling with 3D manifold for vehicle power electronics application: Single-phase thermal-fluid performance, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 130, 1108-1119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.10.108

CR Kharangate, I Mudawar, Review of computational studies on boiling and condensation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 108, 1164-1196. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.12.065

LE O’Neill, I Park, CR Kharangate, VS Devahdhanush, V Ganesan, I Mudawar, Assessment of body force effects in flow condensation, part II: Criteria for negating influence of gravity, International journal of heat and mass transfer 106, 313-328. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2016.07.019

CR Kharangate, LE O’Neill, I Mudawar, MM Hasan, HK Nahra, Flow boiling and critical heat flux in horizontal channel with one-sided and double-sided heating, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 90, 323-338. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.06.073

H Lee, CR Kharangate, N Mascarenhas, I Park, I Mudawar, Experimental and computational investigation of vertical downflow condensation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 85, 865-879. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2015.02.037