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Dr. Ronald Barron


B.A., M.Sc. (Windsor), M.S.(Stanford), Ph.D. (Carleton)

Professor Emeritus

Cross-appointment with Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering

LT 9-103
Ext 3019

Email: az3@uwindsor.ca

Areas of Interest
My research interests lie in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics, with particular interest in industrial applications. Recent research projects include CFD modeling of flow through automotive engine cooling fans, modeling of two-phase flows with application to high-speed rotary atomizers and paint spray, computational aeroacoustics, numerical investigation of sediment transport and the scouring process caused by the impact of fluid flow on sand beds.

Selected Publications

1.       BARRON, R.M., ZHANG, Z. and AN, C.-F., 2006. Computational aeroacoustic study of airflow over a cavity. Japanese Society CFD Journal, Vol. 15(1), pp. 18-26.

2.       ZHANG, Z., BARRON, R.M. and AN, C.-F., 2006. Post-processing in computational aeroacoustic studies. Japanese Society CFD Journal, Vol. 15(1), pp. 27-34.

3.       YANG, L., BARRON, R.M. and MALIK, M.A., 2006. Simulation of droplet transfer in a paint spray process. 19thAnnual ILASS-Americas 2006 Conference, Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Toronto, ON.

4.       YANG, L., BARRON, R.M., MALIK, M.A. and TIGHE, C., 2006. A numerical procedure for calculating the droplet size and speed of a high-speed rotary atomizer. Proc. of the14th Annual Conf. of the CFD Society of Canada, CFD2006, 6 pages, Kingston, ON.

5.       XU, H., ZHANG, C. and BARRON, R.M., 2006. Numerical simulation of cavity flows based on transformed equations. Appl. Math. & Comp., Vol. 176, No. 2, pp. 506-515.

6.       XU, H., BARRON, R.M. and ZHANG, C., 2006. A new numerical algorithm based on transformed equations and its application to very low Re fluid flows. Appl. Math. & Comp., Vol. 181, pp. 619-633.

7.       XU, H., ZHANG, C. and BARRON, R.M., 2005. A new numerical approach to solve an elliptic equation. Appl. Math. & Comp., Vol. 171, pp. 1-24.

Books

1.       Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the CFD Society of Canada, CFD 2002, Windsor, Ontario, June 9 – 11, 2002, 615 pgs., Editor: R. M. Barron.

Recent Theses Supervised:

Doctoral Theses

1.     YANG, L., Numerical Simulation of Paint Spray Process, October 2006.

2.     ZOGHEIB, B., Velocity-Pressure Coupling in Finite Difference Formulations for the Navier-Stokes Equations, June 2006.

3.     XU, H., A Numerical Algorithm Based on Transformed Partial Differential Equations for Fluid Flows, 2003. (Co-supervisor)

4.     EL SAHELI, A., CFD Modeling of Axial Fans, December 2002.

Master’s Theses

1.     ALAM, S., Improvements to Orthogonality in Elliptic Grid Generation, 2002.

2.     YANG, L., Use of Experimental Data to Generate Swirl Velocity in the Fluent Fan Model, 2002.

3.     ZOGHEIB, B., An Algorithm for Improving the Quality of Surface Meshes, 2001.

Technical Reports:

  1. CFD Fan Simulation Project: Final Report. FDRI-TR-01-05. Prepared for DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc., May 2001.
  2. CFD Simplified Fan Model for Automotive Engine Cooling Fans: Contours of Velocity Magnitude. FDRI-TR-01-04. Prepared for DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc., May 2001.
  3. Experimental and CFD Study of Automotive Engine Cooling Fans: Contours of Velocity Magnitude. FDRI-TR-01-03. Prepared for DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc., May 2001.
  4. User’s Guide for Automotive Fan Simulations. FDRI-TR-01-02. Prepared for DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc., April 2001.
  5. Procedures for Fan Test Facility Experiment. FDRI-TR-01-01. Prepared for DaimlerChrysler Canada Inc., February 2001.
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