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Department of Mechanical Engineering 
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Publications

Patents and Invention Disclosures

  1. An Ultra-Low-Cost Thermal Energy Storage using Wastewater, Invention disclosure submitted to Cal Poly Pomona Office of Technology Transfer, 2017

  2. High-density, High-temperature Thermal Energy Storage and Retrieval, Patent Application No. US 14/475,479, 2015

 

Journal Articles

  1. Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Charge and Discharge Characteristics of Elemental Sulfur in Isochoric High Temperature Thermal Energy Storage System, accepted in Applied Energy, 2018

  2. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R. E., Kavehpour, H.P., Lavine, A.S., Investigation of Transient Natural Convection in Vertical Tubes Exposed to Constant-Temperature Wall, accepted in ASME Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, 2017 

  3. Anderson K.R., Shafahi, M., Shihadeh, S., Perez, P., Kampen, B., McNamara, C., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Sharbat, A., and Palomo, M., Case Study of a Solar Tower/Compost Waste-to-Energy Test Facility, Journal of Solid Waste Technology & Management, Vol. 42, 698-708, 2016

  4. Tse, L.A., Lavine, A.S., Baghaei Lakeh, R., and Wirz. R.E., Exergetic Optimization and Performance Evaluation of Multi-Phase Thermal Energy Storage Systems, Solar Energy, Vol. 122, 396-408, 2015

  5. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine A.S., Kavehpour, H.P., and Wirz, R.E., Study of Turbulent Natural Convection in Vertical Storage Tubes for Supercritical Thermal Energy Storage, Numerical Heat Transfer – Part A, Vol. 67 (2), 119-139, 2015

  6. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Enhancement of convective heat transfer by electrically-induced swirling effect in laminar and fully-developed internal flows, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 71(6), 1086-1099, 2013

  7. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine A.S., Kavehpour, H.P., Ganapathi, G.B., and Wirz, R.E.,  Effect of Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection in Thermal Storage using Supercritical Fluids, Numerical Heat Transfer – Part A, Vol. 64 (12), 955-973,  2013

  8. Mashadi, B. and Baghaei Lakeh R., Fuel economy improvement based on a many-gear shifting strategy, International Journal of Energy and Environment, Vol. 3(4), 577-590, 2012

  9. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Targeted Heat Transfer Augmentation in Circular Tubes using a Corona Jet, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 33(1), 31-42, 2011

  10. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Patterns of Airflow in Circular Tubes Caused by a Corona Jet with Concentric and Eccentric Wire Electrodes, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 132(8), 081201., 2010

  11. Mashadi, B., Kazemkhani, A. and Baghaei Lakeh, R., An Automatic Gear Shifting Strategy for Manual Transmissions, Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Vol. 221, 757-768, 2007

 

Conference Proceedings

  1. Hakamian, K., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Thermal Design and Analysis of a Solid-state Grid-tied Thermal Energy Storage for Hybrid Compressed Air Energy Storage Systems, submitted to ASME Power and Energy Conference, Lakeh Buena Vista, FL, 2018

  2. Suzuki, G., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Studying Heat Transfer Effectiveness in Cylindrical Thermal Energy Storage Elements with Internal Heat Source, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Tampa, FL, 2017

  3. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Sharbat, A., Anderson, K., Review on Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment using Renewable Energy, in preparation for ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Tampa, FL, 2017

  4. Baghaei Lakeh, R, Andrade, D, Miller, KJ, Du, B., Pham, J., Modabernia, MM, Ng, PY, Nguyen, TN, Nguyen, JL,  Mena, C,  Anderson, KR , and Sharbatmaleki, M, A Case Study of Decentralized Off-grid Brackish Water Desalination using Reverse Osmosis, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Tampa, FL, 2017

  5. Houssainy, S., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Kavehpour, H.P., A Thermodynamic Model of a High Temperature Hybrid Compressed Air Energy Storage System for Grid Storage, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  6. Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Tse, L., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Heat Transfer Behavior of Sulfur for Thermal Storage Applications, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  7. Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Design and Analysis of Low-Cost Thermal Storage System for High Efficiency Concentrating Solar Power Plants, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  8. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Villazana, I, Houssainy, S., Anderson, K., Kavehpour, H.P.,  Design of a Modular Solid-Based Thermal Energy Storage for a Hybrid Compressed Air Energy Storage System, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  9. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Nithyanandam, K., Barde, A., Tse, L., Wirz, R.E., Effect of Viscosity Variations on Charge and Discharge Time of a Sulfur-based Thermal Energy Storage System, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016

  10. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Guerrero, Y.B., Wirz, R.E, Effect of Natural Convection on the Performance of an Isochoric Thermal Energy Storage System, The First Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference, Waikoloa, HI, 2016

  11. Anderson, K.R., McNamara, C., Shafahi, M., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Experimental  and Numerical Investigation of Natural Convection in a  Compost Waste-to-Energy Solar Tower, The First Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference, 2016

  12. Anderson, K.R., Shafahi, M., Perez, P., Kampen, B., McNamara, C., Sharbat, A., Palomo, M., Baghaei Lakeh, Reza, Compost Waste Heat/Solar Tower Prototype Test Facility for a Sustainable Infrastructure, 7th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region (CECAR 7), 2016  

  13. Anderson, K.R., Shafahi, M., Baghaei Lakeh, R.,Monemi, S., McNamara C., CFD Analysis of Hybrid Solar Tower Using Compost Waste Heat and Photovoltaics, proceedings of the IEEE SUSTECH 2015 Conference on Technologies and Sustainability, Ogden, UT, 2015

  14. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Guerrero, Y.B., Nithyanandam, K., Wirz, R.E., Assessment of Natural Convection Heat Transfer in an Isochoric Thermal Energy Storage System, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Houston, TX, 2015

  15. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Kavehpour, H.P., Wirz, R. E., Lavine, A.S., Transient Turbulent Natural Convection In Vertical Tubes For Indirect Thermal Energy Storage, ASME Power and Energy Conversion Conference, San Diego, CA, 2015

  16. Anderson, K.R., McNamara, C., Shafahi, M., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Monemi, S., McNamara, C. CFD Study of Compost Waste Heat for Use in a Hybrid Solar Tower, IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability, Ogden, UT, 2015

  17. Tse, L.A., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz. R.E., and Lavine, A.S., Exergy-Based Optimization of Sub- and Supercritical Thermal Energy Storage Systems, ASME 8th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Boston, MA, 2014

  18. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine, A.S., Kavehpour, H. P., Wirz, R. E, Investigation of Transient, Turbulent Natural Convection in Vertical Tubes for Thermal Energy Storage in Supercritical CO2, 66th Annual Meeting of the Fluid Mechanics Division of the American Physical Society, Pittsburgh, PA, 2013

  19. Bran-Anleu, G., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine, A.S., Wirz, R.E., and Kavehpour, H.P., An Algorithm to Determine the Optimized Data Range in Transient Hotwire Thermal Property Measurement, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), San Diego, CA, 2013

  20. Furst B., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Wirz, R.E., Lavine, A.S., Isobaric, Isochoric and Supercritical Thermal Energy Storage in R134a,  ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), San Diego, CA, 2013

  21. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Kavehpour H. P., Lavine, A.S., Ganapathi G. B., Wirz, R. E., Study of turbulent natural convection in vertical storage tubes for supercritical thermal storage, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), San Diego, CA, 2013

  22. Baghaei Lakeh, R., Lavine, A.S., Kavehpour H. P., Ganapathi G. B., Wirz, R. E, Effect of natural convection on thermal energy storage using supercritical fluids, ASME 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Minneapolis, MN, 2013

  23. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Heat Transfer Enhancement of Laminar Internal Flows using Electrically-induced Swirling Effect, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Houston, TX, 2012

  24. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Heat Transfer Enhancement in Rectangular Channels using a Corona Jet by Longitudinal Flat Electrodes, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Denver, CO,  2011

  25. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Targeted Enhanced Heat Transfer in Circular Tubes using a Corona Jet, 2010, 47th Annual Meeting of Society of Engineering Science, Ames, IA, 2010

  26. Molki, M. and Baghaei Lakeh, R., A Low-Speed Corona Jet for Internal Spot Cooling of Tubes, 63rd Annual Meeting of the Fluid Mechanics Division of the American Physical Society, Long Beach, CA, 2010

  27. Baghaei Lakeh, R. and Molki, M., Patterns of Secondary Flow Field in a Circular Tube Caused by Corona Wind Using the Method of Characteristics, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE), Lake Buena Vista, FL., 2009

  28. Mashadi, B. and Baghaei Lakeh, R., A Fuel Economy Based Gear Shifting Strategy, Proceedings of EAEC2007,  11th European Automotive Congress, Budapest, Hungary, 2007

  29. Mashadi, B. and  Baghaei Lakeh, R., Gear Shifting Strategy of Conventional Automatic Transmissions (in Persian),  15th International Conference of Mechanical Engineering, Tehran, Iran, 2007

  30. Mashadi, B., Baghaei Lakeh, R., Effect of controlling the working point  of Internal Combustion Engines near the SFC efficient zone (in Persian), 1st regional conference of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan, Iran, 2006