• B.S.Nuclear Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Option); Kansas State University, 1966
  • M.S. Nuclear Engineering,
    Purdue University, 1967.
  • Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering (Mathematics Option)
    Purdue University, 1969.

E-Mail: razani@unm.edu
Phone: 505-277-6251
Fax: 505-277-1571
Office: ME 332


CLASSES
ME301
ME302
ME520

ME421/521
ME522

 

 

Arsalan Razani
Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Arsalan Razani is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) with more than 30 years of research experience in the areas of thermal science and engineering, including heat transfer, thermodynamics, energy system optimization, and radiation transport calculations. For seven years he has conducted research on modeling and optimization of hydride heat pumps, including heat and mass transfer of hydrogen in metal hydride reactors. He has collaborated for five years with Sandia National Laboratories on the design of pyrotechnic actuators along with combustion and ignition of pyrotechnic materials. He has also been involved in research on heat transfer under periodically varying conditions, as well as heat transfer enhancement techniques and electronic cooling. He has conducted research on second law analysis and optimization of energy systems and recently performed research on modeling, optimization, and characterization of cryogenic refrigerators.


Research Activities Include:

  • Energy Conversion and Utilization
  • Optimization and characterization of cryogenic refrigerators
  • Thermal System Design and Optimization
  • Second law analysis of thermal system design
  • Hydride heat pump system analysis and optimization
  • Transient heat and mass transfer analysis of metal hydride reactors
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement
  • Combustion in radiative/convective environments
  • Radiation Heat Transfer Calculations
  • Electronic cooling
  • Transient burning analysis of pyrotechnic materials.


Selected Publications:

     

  1. A. Razani, T. Roberts, and B. Flake, "A thermodynamic model based on exergy flow for analysis and optimization of pulse tube refrigerators." Cryogenics, 47, 166 (2007).

  2. E. N. Schmierer, and A. Razani, “Self-Consistent Open-Celled Metal Foam Model for Thermal Applications,” Journal of Heat Transfer, 128, 1194, (2006).

  3. S. Vemuri, K.J. Kim, A. Razani, T.W. Bell, and B.D. Wood, “Cost-Effective Techniques for Enhancing Heat Transfer Rate in Steam Condensation,” AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 19, 101 (2005).

  4. S. Gustafson, B. Flake, A. Razani, “CFD simulation of Oscillating Flow in an Inertance Tube and Its Comparison to other Models, Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 51-B, 1497, (2005).

  5. A. Razani, C. Dodson, B. Flake, and T. Roberts, “The effect of phase-shifting mechanisms on the energy and exergy flow in pulse tube refrigerators, Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 51-B, 1572, (2005).

  6. A. Razani, B. Flake, S. Yarbrough, and N.S. Abhyankar, “A Power-Efficiency Diagram for Performace Evaluation of Cryocoolers,” Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, 49b, 1527, (2004).

  7. B. Flake and A. Razani, “Modeling Pulse Tube Cryocoolers with CFD,” Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, 49b, 1138, (2004).

  8. G.M. Lloyd, K.J. Kim, A. Razani, and M. Shahinpoor, “Investigation of a Solar-Thermal Bio-mimetic Metal Hydride Actuator,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 125, 95, (2003).

  9. G.M. Lloyd, A. Razani, K.J. Kim, “The Influence of Source Terms on Gradient-based Curvilinear Scheme Applied to Reacting Flow,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 23, 317, (2002).

  10. K.J. Kim, A.M. Lefsaker, A. Razani and A. Stone, “The Effective Use of Heat Transfer additives for Steam Condensation,” Applied Thermal Engineering, 21, 1863 (2001).

  11. A. Razani, J.W. Paquette, B. Montoya, and K.J. Kim, “A Thermal Model for Calculation of Heat Transfer Enhancement by Porous Metal Inserts,” Journal of Heat Transfer Enhancement, 8, 411, (2001).

  12. I.O. Marrero, A.M. Lefsaker, A. Razani, and K.J. Kim, "Second law Analysis and optimization of a Combined Power Cycle,"Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 43
    557 (2002).

  13. G.M. Lloyd, A. Razani, and K.J. Kim, “Formulation and Numerical Solution of Non-local Thermal Equilibrium Equations for Multiple Gas/Solid Porous Metal Hydride Reactors,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 123, 520 (2001).

  14. K.J. Kim, B. Montoya, A. Razani, and K.H. Lee, “Metal Hydride Compacts of Improved Thermal Conductivity”, International Journal of Hydrogen energy, Vol. 26, 609 (2001).

  15. R. Ahmed Shaik, A.N. Beall, and A. Razani, “Thermal Modeling of the Effect of interstitial Fluid on Contact Resistance Between Two Dissimilar Materials,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 22, 41 (2001).

  16. A. Razani, M. Patterson, and K.J. Kim, "Second Law Analysis and Optimization of a Combined Cycle with Integrated Compressor Inlet Air Cooling," Proceedings of International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMEC&E 2001/AES-23670, 1, (2001).

  17. A. Razani, K.J. Kim, and K.T. Feldman, Jr., “Thermal Design of an Efficient Compressor Driven Absorption Heat Pump System,” Int. J. of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing, Vol. 9, 49 (2000).

  18. T.M. Ortiz, B.A. Meyer, and A. Razani, “Empirical Correlation of Equilibrium Separation Factors in the Pd-H2/D2 System with Temperature and Composition, Journal of Chemical engineering Sciences, Vol. 45, 120 (2000).

  19. G. M. Lloyd, A. Razani and K. J. Kim, “Performance Characteristics of a Compressor Driven Metal Hydride Refrigerator,” Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 120, 305 (1998).

  20. K. J. Kim, A. Razani, and M. Shahinpoor, “Solid Polymer Fuel Cells for the next Century,” International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing, Vol. 7, 17 (1998).

  21. K. J. Kim, G. Lloyd, A. Razani, and K. T. Feldman, “Development of LaNi5/Cu/Sn Metal Hydride Powder Composites,” Powder Technology, Vol. 99, 40 (1998).

  22. K. T. Feldman, C. Jensen, K. J. Kim, and A. Razani, “A New Absorption Heat Pump,” ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 104, Pt. 1, SF-98-18-3 (1998).

  23. K. J. Kim, K. T. Feldman, G. M. Lloyd and A. Razani, “Absorption of Hydrogen in LaNi4.75Al0.25/n-Octane Slurries,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Vol. 36, 3920 (1997).

  24. G. M. Lloyd, K. J. Kim, A. Razani and K. T. Feldman, “Thermal Conductivity Measurement of Porous Metal Hydride Compacts Developed for High Power Reactors,” AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 12, 132 (1998).

  25. G. M. Lloyd, A. Razani and K. T. Feldman, ”Transitional Reactor Dynamics Affecting Optimization of a Heat-Driven Metal Hydride Refrigerator,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 41, 513 (1998).

  26. S. Y. Vaidya and A. Razani, “Thermal Modeling of Steady State Contact Resistance Between Two Dissimilar Materials,” Journal of Franklin Institute, Vol. 335, 1493 (1998).

  27. A. Razani, “Power/Efficiency Diagram of Energy Systems,” Iranian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 22, 287 (1997).

  28. K. J. Kim, K. T. Feldman and A. Razani, “Heat Driven Metal Hydride Slurry Heat Pumps,” International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 20, 339 (1997).

  29. K. J. Kim, K. T. Feldman and A. Razani, “Cooling Power and efficiency diagrams for Compressor-Driven Metal Hydride Slurry Air-Conditioner,” Energy- The International Journal, Vol. 22, 787 (1997).

  30. G. M. Lloyd, A. Razani, K. J. Kim, K. T. Feldman and T. R. Way, “Cooling Power/Efficiency Diagram for a Compressor-Driven Heat Pump,” ASHRAE Transaction, Vol. 103, Pt. 1, PH-97-1-3 (1997).

  31. K. J. Kim, T. R. Way, K. T. Feldman and A. Razani, “Solubility of Hydrogen in Octane, 1-Octanol, and Squalene,” Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, Vol. 42, 214 (1997).

  32. J. G. Maveety and A. Razani, "A Two-dimensional Numerical Investigation of the Optimal Removal Time and Entropy Production Rate of a Sensible Thermal Storage System," Energy - The International Journal, Vol. 21, 1265 (1996).

  33. J. G. Maveety and A. Razani, "Transient Exergy Analysis and Optimal Removal Time of a Cylindrical Storage System," AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 12, 420 (1996).

  34. D. S. Gerencser and A. Razani, "Optimization of Radiative-Convective Arrays of Pin Fins Including Mutual Irradiation Between Fins," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 38, 899 (1995).

  35. P. R. McCloure, M.T. Leonard and A. Razani, "A Model for Fission Product Release from Liquid-Metal Pool: Development and Sensitivity Investigation," Nuclear Science and Engineering, Vol. 114, 102, (1993).

  36. S. Sohrabpour and A. Razani, "Optimization of Convective Fin with Temperature Dependent Thermal Parameters," The Journal of Franklin Institute, Vol. 330, 37 (1993).

  37. B. Pejman and A. Razani, "Two-Dimensional Thermal Analysis of a Robotic Arm and Hand with Insulation Moving in a Nonhomogeneous Temperature Field," Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 13, 19 (1992).

  38. A. Razani and H. Zohoor, "The Optimum Dimensions of Radiative-Convective Spines Using A Temperature Correlated Profile," The Journal of Franklin Institute, Vol. 328, 471 (1991).

  39. W. T. Cooley and A. Razani, "Thermal Analysis of Surface Mounted Leadless Chip Carriers," ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 113, 156 (1991).

  40. A. Razani, M. Shahinpoor and Y. Chang, "Thermal Modelling of Robotic Hand and Arm Moving in a Nonhomogeneous Temperature Field," Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 10, 43 (1989).

  41. A. Solymani and A. Razani, "A New Monte Carlo Method for Gamma-Ray Transport Calculation," Atomkernenergie-Kerntechnik Vol. 39, 249 (1981).

  42. A. Razani, "Fission Products and Secondary Gamma-Ray Spectra in a Plutonium-Fueled Fast Reactor," Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol. 44, 285 (1977).

  43. A. Razani, S. Yee and M. Nagel, "Nuclear Heating in Control Elements of A Gas-Cooled Fast Breeder Reactor," Nuclear Technology Vol. 33, 264 (1976).

  44. A. Razani, "Radiation Transport with Anisotropic Scattering," Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 14, 339 (1974).