Mechanical and Materials EngineeringWestern Engineering

Publications

Refereed Journals

  1. Khan, F., Straatman, A. G., “A conjugate fluid-porous approach to convective heat and mass transfer with application to produce drying,” J. Food Engineering, Accepted for publication, January 2016.

  2. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “A conjugate fluid-porous approach for simulating airflow in realistic geometric representations of the human respiratory system,” ASME J. Biomechanical Engineering, 138, 034501 1-7, 2016.

  3. Dyck, N., Straatman, A. G., “Radiative property characterization of spherical void phase graphitic foam with application to solar collection,” Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 92, 1201-1204, 2016.

  4. Polihronov, J., Straatman, A. G., “The maximum COP of vortex tubes,” Canadian J. Physics, 99, 1-4, 2015.

  5. Polihronov, J., Straatman, A. G., “Vortex tube effect without walls,” Canadian J. Physics, 99, 1-6, 2015.

  6. Dyck, N., Straatman, A. G., “A new approach to digital generation of spherical void phase porous media microstructures,” Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 81, 470-477, 2015.

  7. Khan, F., Fischer, C., Straatman, A. G., “Numerical modeling of heat and mass exchange in conjugate fluid/porous/solid domains with application to direct and indirect evaporative cooling,” Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 80, 513-528, 2015.

  8. Polihronov, J., Straatman, A. G., “Angular propulsion – The rotational analog of rocket motion,” Canadian J. Physics, 99, 1-4, 2014.

  9. Farrokhnejad, M., Straatman, A. G., Wood, J. T., “Numerical simulation of solidification and prediction of mechanical properties in magnesium alloy casting,” Metalurgical and Materials Transactions B, 45B, 2357-2369, 2014.

  10. Farrokhnejad, M., Straatman, A. G., Wood, J. T., “A volume averaged finite-volume model for solidification of magnesium alloys on a general unstructured collocated grid,” Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 65(8), 750-779, 2014.

  11. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., “A computational method for geometric optimization of enhanced heat transfer devices based upon entropy generation minimization,” Int. J. Numerical Methods in Fluids, 71(3), 370-402, 2013.

  12. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., “Entropy generation-based computational geometry optimization of the pore structure of high‑conductivity graphite foams for use in enhanced heat transfer devices,” Computers and Fluids, 103, 49-70, 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2014.07.012.

  13. Polihronov, J., Straatman, A. G., “Thermodynamics of angular propulsion in fluids,” Physical Review Letters, 109, 054504, 2012.

  14. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “Numerical results for the effective flow and thermal properties of idealized graphitic foam,” ASME J. Heat Transfer, 134(4), Article 042603, 2012.

  15. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “A comparison of thermal dispersion behaviour in high-conductivity porous media of various pore geometries,” Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 326-328, 307-312, 2012.

  16. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “Closure of non-equilibrium volume-averaged energy equations in high-conductivity porous media,” Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(23-24), 5039-5048, 2011.

  17. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “A finite-Volume model for fluid flow and non-equilibrium heat transfer in conjugate fluid-porous domains using general unstructured grids,” Numerical Heat Transfer Part B, 60(4), 252-277, 2011.

  18. DeGroot, C. T., Gateman, D., Straatman, A. G., “The Effect of Thermal Contact Resistance at Porous-Solid Interfaces in Finned Metal Foam Heat Sinks,” ASME J. Electronic Packaging, 132(4), Article 041007, 2010.

  19. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., “An Investigation of the Effects of a Linear Porosity Distribution on Non‑Equilibrium Heat Transfer in High‑Conductivity Graphitic Foam,” Numerical Heat Transfer Part A, 58(8), 605-624, 2010.

  20. Cepek, J., Straatman, A. G., "Modelling of turbulent flow and heat transfer in graphitic foams," Diffusion and Defect Forum, Vols. 297-301, 739-744, 2010.

  21. Bahramian, F., Straatman, A. G., "A volume-based discrete test filter for conducting LES with application to physiological flow," Int. J. Numerical Methods in Fluids, DOI: 10.1002/fld.2158, 2009.

  22. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., "An accurate gradient and Hessian reconstruction method for cell-centered finite-volume discretizations on unstructured grids," Int. J. Numerical Methods in Fluids, 62(9), 945-962, 2009.

  23. Sultan, K., DeGroot, C., Straatman, A. G., Gallego, N. C., Hangan, H., "Thermal Characterization of porous graphitic foam - convection in impinging flow," Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, DOI: 10.1002/fld.2050, 2009.

  24. DeGroot, C., Straatman, A. G., Betchen, L. J., "Modelling Forced Convection in Finned Metal Foam Heat Sinks," ASME J. Electronic Packaging, 131(2), http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.3103934, 2009

  25. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "Numerical modeling of multi--directional flow and heat transfer in graphitic foams," ASME J. Heat Transfer, 131(5), http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.3084122, 2009.

  26. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., "The Development of a Volume-Averaged Entropy Generation Function for Non-Equilibrium Heat Transfer in High-Conductivity Porous Foams," Numerical Heat Transfer, Part B, 53, 412-436, 2008.

  27. Yang, Y., Straatman, A. G., Hangen, H., Yanful, E. K., "An Engineering Model for Countercurrent Flow Under Wind-Induced Waves and Current," Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 8(1), 19-29, 2008.

  28. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "CFD Study of the Hydraulic and Thermal Behaviour of Spherical Void Phase Porous Materials," Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, 29(1), 292-305, 2007.

  29. Straatman, A. G., Gallego, N. C., Yu, Q., Betchen, L. J., Thompson, B. E., "Forced Convection Heat Transfer and Hydraulic losses in Porous Carbon Foam," ASME J. Heat Transfer, 129(9), 1237-1245, 2007.

  30. Straatman, A. G., Gallego, N. C., Yu, Q., Thompson, B. E., "Characterization of porous carbon foam as a material for compact recuperators," ASME J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 129(2), 326-330, 2007.

  31. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "A Thermal Periodic Boundary Condition for Heating and Cooling Processes," Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, 28, 329-339, 2007.

  32. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "Discretization and parallel performance of an unstructured finite volume Navier-Stokes solver," Int. J. Numerical Methods in Fluids, 52, 591-615, 2006.

  33. Straatman, A. G., Gallego, N., Thompson, B. E., Hangan, H., "Thermal Characterization of Porous Carbon Foam - Convection in Parallel Flow," Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 49, 1991-1998, 2006.

  34. Yu, Q., Thompson, B. E., Straatman, A. G., "A Unit Cube-based Model for Heat Transfer and Flow in Porous Carbon Foam," ASME J. Heat Transfer, 128, 352-360, 2006.

  35. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., Thompson, B. E., "A Non-Equilibrium Finite-Volume Model for Conjugate Fluid/Porous/Solid Domains," Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, 49, 543-565, 2006.

  36. Yu, Q, Straatman, A. G., Thompson, B. E., "Carbon-Foam Finned Tubes in Air-Water Heat Exchangers," Applied Thermal Engineering, 26, 131-143, 2006.

  37. Cui, M., Straatman, A. G., Zhang, C., "A Computational Study of Gas-solid Flow in an Enhanced Solid Entrainment (ESE) Nozzle System," Int. J. Chemical Reactor Engineering, 3, Article A7, 1-21, 2005.

  38. Ryval, J. J., Straatman, A. G., Steinman, D. A., "Two Equation Turbulence Modelling of Pulsatile Flow in a Stenosed Tube," ASME J. Biomechanical Engineering, 126(5), 625-635, 2004.

  39. Zhou, H., Khayat, R., Martinuzzi, R. J., Straatman, A. G., "Influence of Wall Shape on Vortex Formation in Modulated Channel Flow," Physics of Fluids, 15(10), 3114-3133, 2003.

  40. Straatman, A. G., Martinuzzi, R. J., "The Effect of Boundary Layer Thickness on the Onset of Vortex Shedding from a Square Cylinder Near a Wall," Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 91(8), 1023-1073, 2003.

  41. El-Soukkary, T. M., Straatman, A. G., "The Prediction of Spatially Periodic Flows using a Finite-Volume Model", Int. J. Numerical Methods in Fluids, 41, 303-317, 2003.

  42. Gin, R., Straatman, A. G., Steinman, D. A.," A Dual-Pressure Boundary Condition for use in Simulations of Bifurcating Pipes and Arteries," ASME J. of Biomechanical Engineering, 124(5), 617-619, 2002.

  43. Yang, Y., Straatman, A. G., Martinuzzi, R. J., "A Study of Laminar Flow in Low Aspect Ratio Lid Driven Cavities," Canadian J. Civil Engineering, 29(3), 436-447, 2002.

  44. Straatman, A. G., Martinuzzi, R. J., "A Comparison of second-moment Closure Models in the Prediction of Vortex Shedding from a Square Cylinder Near a Wall," ASME J. Fluids Engineering, 124(3), 728-736, 2002.

  45. Zhou, H., Khayat, R., Martinuzzi, R. J., Straatman, A. G., "On the Validity of the Perturbation Approach for the Flow Inside a Weakly Modulated Channel," Int. J. for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 39,1139-1159, 2002.

  46. Straatman, A. G., Khayat, R., Haj-Qasem, E., Steinman, D. A., "On the Hydrodynamic Stability of Pulsatile Flow in a Plane Channel," Physics of Fluids, 14(6), 1938-1944, 2002.

  47. Yanful, E. K., Verma, A., Straatman, A. G., "Metal Release From Flooded Pyrrotite Tailings Due to Turbulence-Induced Mixing in Laboratory Columns," ASCE J. Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126(12), 1157-1165, 2000.

  48. Straatman, A. G., "On The Development of a Computational Method For Modelling Turbulent Mixing in Sharply Stratified Flows," Int. Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 20(4), 385-394, 1999.

  49. Straatman, A. G., "A Modified Model for Diffusion in Second-Moment Turbulence Closures," ASME J. Fluids Engineering, 121(4), 747-756, 1999.

  50. Straatman, A. G., Stubley, G. D., Raithby, G. D., "An Examination of Diffusion Modelling in Second-Moment Closures Using Zero-Mean-Shear Turbulence," AIAA Journal, 36(6), 929-935, 1998.

  51. Straatman, A. G., Naylor, D., Floryan, J. M., Tarasuk, J. D., "A Study of Natural Convection Between Inclined Isothermal Plates," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 116, 243-245, 1994.

  52. Straatman, A. G., Tarasuk, J. D., Floryan, J. M., "Heat Transfer Enhancement From a Vertical Isothermal Channel Generated by the Chimney Effect," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, 115, 395-402, 1993.

Refereed Proceedings

  1. Straatman, A. G., Dyck, N., Kalopsis, A., “Generation of simple extended porous surface expression from results of pore-level conjugate heat transfer in spherical-void-phase porous blocks,” Accepted at 5th Int. Conference on Porous Media and its Application in Science and Industry, Waikoloa, Hawaii, July 2016.

  2. El-Halwagy, M., Straatman, A. G., “Towards a Dynamically Coupled-Phase Heat and Mass Exchange in Porous Media,” Accepted for 24th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada.

  3. Csernyei, C., Straatman, A. G., “Convective heat transfer due to multiple circular jets impinging on a large cylinder,” Proceeding of CANCAM 2015, London, Canada, June 1-4.

  4. Khan, F., Straatman, A. G., “Numerical Modeling of Indirect Evaporative Cooling using a Conjugate Domain Approach,” 23nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Waterloo, June 9-10, 2015.

  5. Straatman, A. G., “Practical Elements of Mechanical Engineering – An enrichment to University engineering education,” Proceedings of 2015 CEEA Conference, Hamilton, Canada, May 29-June 3, 2015.

  6. Polihronov, J. G., DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “On the thermodynamics of angular propulsion,” HEFAT 2014, Orlando FL, July 14-16, 2014.

  7. Doan, E., Straatman, A. G., “Bend loss coefficients for pressure drop in particle laden air flow,” 22nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, June 1-4, 2014.

  8. Khan, F., Straatman, A. G., “Modeling heat and mass transfer in conjugate fluid and porous domains,” 22nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, June 1-4, 2014.

  9. Dyck, N., Straatman, A. G., “A new approach to digital generation of porous media microstructures,” 22nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, June 1-4, 2014.

  10. Farrokhnejad, M., Straatman, A. G., Wood, J. T. “Numerical study of the effect of mould wall boundary condition on the mechanical properties of a magnesium alloy casting,” 22nd Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, June 1-4, 2014.

  11. Farrokhnejad, M., Straatman, A. G., “A finite-volume model for numerical solidification of Mg alloys,” Materials Science Forum, 765, 281-285, Presented at the 6th International Light Metals Technology Conference, Old Windsor, UK, July 2013.

  12. Farrokhnejad, M., Straatman, A. G., “Advances on a VOF based numerical simulation of Mg die-casting process on a general unstructured grid,” 9th Int. Conference on Magnesium Alloys and their Application, Vancouver, Canada, July 2012.

  13. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “Towards a porous media model of the human lung,” 4th Int. Conference on Porous Media and its Application in Science and Industry, Pottsdam, Germany, June 2012.

  14. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “Simulation of flow in an alveolated duct within the human lung with application to porous media,” The 20th Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Canmore, Canada, May 2012.

  15. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “A comparison of thermal dispersion behavior in high-conductivity porous media of various pore geometries,” DSL 2011, Vilemoura, Portugal, June 2011.

  16. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “Interface conditions for finite-volume based models of flow in conjugate fluid-porous domains,” The 19th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Montreal Canada, April 2011.

  17. Farrokhnejad, M., Straatman, A. G., Wood, J. T., “A CFD Study of Convective Cooling of a Cylinder using a Perforated Helical Coil,” The 18th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, London, Canada, May 2010.

  18. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., “A finite-volume model for flow in conjugate fluid-porous domains with moving grids,” The 18th Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, London, Canada, May 2010.

  19. Farrokhnejad, M., Straatman, A. G., Wood, J. T., "A Volume of fluid based numerical simulation of solidification in binary alloys on fixed non-uniform co-located grids," Proceedings of the ASME 2009 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference MSEC2009 October 4-7, 2009, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

  20. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., "Thermal dispersion and viscous effects in spherical void phase porous metals," The 17th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May 2009.

  21. Farroknehjad, M., Straatman, A. G., Wood, J. T., "A Volume-of-Fluid Based Numerical simulation of Solidification in Mg Die-Casting on fixed non-uniform colocated grids," The 17th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May 2009.

  22. Sultan, K., Straatman, A. G., "Nucleate boiling in high-porosity high-conductivity porous metals," The 17th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May 2009.

  23. Cepek, J., Straatman, A. G., "Modelling of turbulent flow and heat transfer in graphitic foams," DSL 2009, Rome, Italy, June 2009.

  24. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., "Modelling thermal dispersion in high-conductivity porous materials," DSL 2009, Rome, Italy, June 2009.

  25. DeGroot, C. T., Straatman, A. G., "Modelling thermal dispersion in 2D cylinder arrays," The 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2008.

  26. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., "An efficient gradient and Hessian reconstruction method for cell-centered finite volume discretizations on general  unstructured grids," The 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2008.

  27. Sultan, K., Straatman, A. G., "A thermal non-equilibrium three-dimensional finite-volume model for non-Darcy natural convection in high-porosity metal foams," The 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2008.

  28. Bahramian, F., Straatman, A. G., Steinman, D. A., "Large Eddy Simulation of blood flow in stenosed arteries," The 16th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, May 2008.

  29. Mihaiescu, A., Hangan, H., Straatman, A. G., "Vorticity and control of backward-facing step flow," Proceedings of BBVIV, Brazil, 2007.

  30. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "Exploration of thermal dispersion by direct numerical simulation of an idealized spherical void phase porous metal," Proceedings of the 2nd Int. Conference on Porous Media and its Application in Science and Industry, Kauai, USA, June 2007.

  31. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., "Derivation and Implementation of a volume-averaged entropy generation functional for non-equilibrium heat transfer in high-conductivity metal foams," Proceedings of the 2nd Int. Conference on Porous Media and its Application in Science and Industry, Kauai, USA, June 2007.

  32. Mihaiescu, A., Hangan, H., Straatman, A. G., Wesfreid, E., "Vortex formation in back-step flow," Proceedings of the IUTAM conference, June 2007.

  33. Bahramian, F., Straatman, A. G., Steinman, D. A., "Study of a non-uniform test filter for LES on non-orthogonal grids," Proceedings of The 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada, May 2007.

  34. DeGroot, C. T., Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., "Forced convection in aluminium foam finned heat sinks," Proceedings of The 15th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Toronto, Canada, May 2007.

  35. Gallego, N. C., Straatman, A. G., Thompson, B. E., "Characterization of porous carbon foam for thermal management," Proceedings of Carbon 2006, Dublin, Ireland, July 2006.

  36. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., "An investigation on the effects of porosity gradient on non-equilibrium heat transfer in porous carbon foam," Proceedings of The 14th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Kingston, Canada, July 2006.

  37. Bahramian, F., Straatman, A. G., "A comparison of periodic boundary conditions for computing fully-developed square duct flow using LES," Proceedings of The 14th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Kingston, Canada, July 2006.

  38. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "The development of thermal periodic boundary condition for spatially periodic flows," Proceedings of CSME Forum 2006 at Kananaskis, Canada, May 2006.

  39. Mihaiescu, A., Hangan, H., Straatman, A. G., Floryan, J. M., "Numerical simulation of backstep flow," Proceedings  of The 14th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Kingston, Canada, July 2006.

  40. Straatman, A. G., Gallego, N. C., Yu, Q., Thompson, B. E., "Characterization of porous carbon foam as a material for compact recuperators," Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2006, Barcelona, Spain, May 2006.

  41. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "Development of a compact stencil interpolation method for a parallel CFD code," The 13th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, St. John's, Canada, July 2005.

  42. Betchen, L. J., Straatman, A. G., "Interface conditions for a non-equilibrium heat transfer model for conjugate fluid/porous/solid domains," The 13th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, St. John's, Canada, July 2005.

  43. Yu, Q., Thompson, B. E., Straatman, A. G., "Carbon Foam - New Generation of Enhanced Surface Compact Recuperators for Gas Turbines," Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2005, Reno-Tahoe, Nevada, June 6-9, 2005.

  44. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "Implementation of a 3D unstructured finite volume code on SHARCnet," The 19th International Symposium on High Performance Computing and Applications, Guelph, Canada, May 2005.

  45. Yu, Q., Thompson, B. E., Straatman, A. G., "Thermal Engineering Model of a Heat Exchanger with Finned-Tubes Made from Porous Carbon Foam," CSME Forum 2004, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, June 2004.

  46. Thompson, B. E., Foster, J., Straatman, A. G., "Studio Pedagogy for Large First-year Design Courses," CSME Forum 2004, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, June 2004.

  47. McGuire, K, Straatman, A. G., "The Suppression of Laminar Vortex Shedding From a Square Cylinder in Proximity to a Wall," The 12th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May 2004.

  48. Cui, M., Straatman, A. G., Zhang, C., "A Strategy for Modelling Gas-Solid Flow in an Induction Nozzle," The 12th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, May 2004.

  49. Cui, M., Straatman, A. G., Zhang, C., "Numerical Modelling of Gas-Solid Flow in a Nozzle," CSME Forum 2004, The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, June 2004.

  50. Yang, Y., Straatman, A. G., Hangen H., Yanful, E. K., "An Engineering Model for Wind-Induced Counter-current Flow," The World Water & Environmental Resources Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004.

  51. Ryval, J., Straatman, A. G., Steinman, D. A., "Low Reynolds Number Modelling of Pulsatile Flow in a Moderate Constricted Geometry," The 11th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Vancouver, Canada, May 2003.

  52. Karimian, S. A. M., Straatman, A. G., "An Improved Scheme for Pressure-Velocity Coupling in Control-Volume Based Finite-Element Discretization," The 11th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Vancouver, Canada, May 2003.

  53. Straatman, A. G., Martinuzzi, R. J., "A Study on the Suppression of Vortex Shedding From a Square Cylinder Near a Wall," The 5th European Turbulence Measurement and Modelling (ETMM) Conference, Mallorca, Spain, September 2002.

  54. Straatman, A. G., "A Study of Flow Under a Wavy Surface," The 10th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, June 2002.

  55. Straatman, A. G., "Implementation and Validation of the Modified LUM Diffusion Model in a Second-Moment Closure," The 9th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 2001.

  56. El-Soukkary, T. M., Straatman, A. G., "A Computational Method for Predicting Wind-Induced Motions in Shallow Water," The 9th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, May 2001.

  57. Straatman, A. G., Martinuzzi, R. J., "The Effect of Boundary Layer Thickness on the Onset of Vortex Shedding from a Square Cylinder Near a Wall," 1st America's Conference on Wind Engineering, Clemson, South Carolina, USA, June 2001.

  58. Haj-Qasem, E., Khayat, R. E., Straatman, A. G., Steinman, D. A., "The Hydrodynamic Stability of Plane Pulsatile Flow," CANCAM 2001, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, June 2001.

  59. Yang, Y., Straatman, A. G., Yanful, E. K., "Sediment Resuspension in Shallow Water Under Wind-Induced Waves and Current," The 6th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, June 2000.

  60. Yang, Y., Straatman, A. G., Yanful, E. K., "Experimental Study on Wind-Induced Motions and Sediment Resuspension in Shallow Water," The 28th Annual Conference of The Canadian Society of Civil Engineering 2000, London, Ontario, Canada, June 2000.

  61. Gin, R., Straatman, A. G., Steinman, D. A., "Numerical Modelling of the Carotid Artery Bifurcation using a Physiologically Relevant Geometric Model," The 7th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, May 1999.

  62. Straatman, A. G., Stubley, G. D., Raithby, G. D., "A Numerical Method for Modelling Turbulent Mixing Across a Stable Density Interface," The 6th International Symposium on Flow Modelling and Turbulence Measurements, Tallahassee, Florida, September, 1996.

Selected Reports

  1. Straatman, A. G., El-Halwagy M., Kalopsis, A., “Numerical modeling of airflow through Appassimento chamber,” Technical report prepared for Vineland Research and Innovation Center, Lincoln, Ontario, September 30, 2015.

  2. Straatman, A. G., Farrokhnejad, M., “Computational fluid dynamics modelling of reacting flow in a dual-silo system,” Technical Report prepared for KMW Energy Ltd., London, Ontario, April 30, 2013.

  3. Straatman, A. G., Siddiqui, K., “The Development of a Mechanically Actuated, Self Resetting, Secondary Bleed Valve for Teck II Fixtures,” Technical Report for Masco Industries, London, Ontario, March 2010.

  4. Straatman, A. G., Cepek, J., “Computational Fluid Dynamics Modelling of Swirling Flow in a Cylindrical Stack,” Technical Report prepared for KMW Energy Ltd., London, Ontario, April 30, 2009.

  5. Thompson, B. E., Straatman, A. G., Hangan, H., "Enhancement of Convective Heat Transfer due to Porous Carbon Foam, Part 1. Parallel Flow," Technical Report prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, Tennesee, USA, October 2004.

  6. Straatman, A. G., Cui, M., "Numerical Modelling of Semi-solid Magnesium Flow in the Meridian Runner System (MRS)," Technical Report prepared for Meridian Technologies, Strathroy, Ontario, June 2004.

  7. Straatman, A. G., Khayat, R., Cui, M., "CFD Modelling of Molten Magnesium in Runner and Gate Systems," Technical Report prepared for Meridian Technologies, Strathroy, Ontario, November 2003.

  8. Straatman, A. G., Thompson, B. E., "Modelling of Porous Carbon Foam Heat Exchangers," Technical Report prepared for Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Knoxville, Tennesee, USA, February 2003.

  9. Straatman, A. G., Zhang, C., "Year end Report on Exploration into the Modelling of Gas-Solid Multiphase Flows," Technical Report prepared for Syncrude Canada, January 2002.

  10. Straatman, A. G., "Computational Study of Natural Convection Heat Transfer in an Oil to Air Heat Exchanger," Report AFM-01-13 prepared for Unifin International, London, Ontario, Canada, November 2001.

  11. Straatman, A. G., Martinuzzi, R. J., "Design Modifications and Prototype Testing and Evaluation of a Meridional Fan," Report AFM-00-13 prepared for M&I Heat Transfer Systems, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, September 2000.

  12. Straatman, A. G., Base, T. E., "The Design of a Quiet and Efficient Meridional Fan," Report AFM-99-08 prepared for M&I Heat Transfer Systems, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, August 1999.

  13. Base , T. E., Straatman, A. G., "Noise Abatement Study of Silencer Room for Whisper Air System," Report AFM-99-02, Industrial Report to M&I Heat Transfer Systems, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, January 1999.

  14. Base, T. E., Straatman, A. G., "Centrifugal Fan Design for Whisper Air System," Report AFM-98-12, Industrial Report to M&I Heat Transfer Systems, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, December 1998.

  15. Coleman, A., Straatman, A. G., "The Evaluation of Performance Degradation of Waterpumps Operating With Non-ideal inlet Conditions," Industrial Report to Siemens Electric Ltd., London, Ontario, Canada, October 1998.