Alumni - Students

CC Report Title:
Design of psychrometric room data acquisition system
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2010

Thesis Title:
Development of an In Situ System for Measuring Ground Thermal Properties
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1998
Papers:
Austin, W., C. Yavuzturk, and J.D. Spitler. 2000. Development Of An In-Situ System For Measuring Ground Thermal Properties. ASHRAE Transactions 106(1):365-379.  
 

Thesis Title:
Development and Analysis of Model Based Economizer Strategies
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2009

CC Report Title:
Enhancements to the Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Design Program
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1998.

Papers:

Bigi, A. M., Cremaschi, L., Fisher, D. E., 2014, "Modeling of Lubricant Effects in a Microchannel Type Condenser” 15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, West Lafayette, IN (USA), Paper No. 2279.

Cremaschi, L., Wong, T., Bigi, A. M., Wong, A, "Thermodynamic and Heat Transfer Properties of Al2O3 Nanolubricants", 15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, West Lafayette, IN (USA), Paper No. 2463.


Thesis Title:
Implementation of the Revised Transfer Function Method and Evaluation of the CLTD/SCL/CLF Method.
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1992.

Thesis Title:
Optical and Thermal Fenestration Models for Building Cooling Load Calculations.
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
Papers:
Chantrasrisalai, C., and D.E. Fisher, 2006. An In Situ Experimental Method for the Development and Validation of Slat-Type Blind Models in Cooling Load Calculations. ASME Transactions, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 128:189-198.
 
Chantrasrisalai, C., and D.E. Fisher. 2004. Comparative Analysis of One-Dimensional Slat-Type Blind Models. Proceedings of the SimBuild 2004 Conference, August 4-6, Boulder, Colorado. BPSA-USA.
 
Chantrasrisalai, C., V. Ghatti, D.E. Fisher, and D.G. Scheatzle. 2003. Experimental   Validation of the EnergyPlus Low-Temperature Radiant Simulation. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):614-623.
 
Iu, I.S., D.E. Fisher, C. Chantrasrisalai, and D. Eldridge. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: The Radiant Time Series Method. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):139-150.
 
Eldridge, D., D.E. Fisher, I.S. Iu, and C. Chantrasrisalai. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: Facility Design. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):151-159.
 
Chantrasrisalai, C., D.E. Fisher, I.S. Iu, and D. Eldridge. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: The Heat Balance Method.  ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):160-173.

Thesis Title:
Addition of Annual Building Energy Analysis Capability to a Design Load Calculation Program
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1996.

Thesis Title:
Advances in Modeling of Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999.
Papers:
Orio, C.D., C.N. Johnson, S.J. Rees, A. Chiasson, Z. Deng, and J.D. Spitler. 2005. A Survey of Standing Column Well Installations in North America. ASHRAE Transactions 111(2):109-121.
 
Chiasson, A., and J.D. Spitler. 2001. Modeling Approach to Design of a Ground-Source Heat Pump Bridge Deck Heating System. Transportation Research Record  17(41):207-215.
 
Ramamoorthy, M. H. Jin, A. Chiasson, and J.D. Spitler.  2001. Optimal Sizing of Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems that use a Cooling Pond as a Supplemental Heat Rejecter – A System Simulation Approach. ASHRAE Transactions 107(1):26-38.
 
Chiasson, A.D., J.D. Spitler, S.J. Rees, and M.D. Smith. 2000. A Model For Simulating The Performance Of A Shallow Pond As A Supplemental Heat Rejecter With Closed-Loop Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems.  ASHRAE Transactions 106(2):107-121.
 
Chiasson A.D., J.D. Spitler, S.J. Rees, and M.D. Smith.  2000. A Model for Simulating the Performance of a Pavement Heating System as a Supplemental Heat Rejecter With Closed-Loop Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering 122:183-191.
 
Chiasson, A., S.J. Rees, and J.D Spitler.  2000. A Preliminary Assessment of the effects of Ground-water Flow on Closed-Loop Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. ASHRAE Transactions 106(1):380-393.
 
Chiasson, A., and J.D. Spitler.  2000. A Modeling Approach To Design Of A Ground-Source Heat Pump Bridge Deck Heating System.  Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Snow Removal and Ice Control Technology, September 5-8, Roanoke, VA.

Papers:
Cullin, J.R., and J.D. Spitler. 2011. A computationally efficient hybrid time step methodology for simulation of ground heat exchangers. Geothermics. In Press.
 
Xing, L. J.D. Spitler, and J.R. Cullin. 2010. Modeling of foundation heat exchangers. Proceedings of System Simulation in Buildings 2010. Liège, Belgium. December 13-15.
 
Cullin, J.R., and J.D. Spitler. 2010. Comparison of simulation-based design procedures for hybrid ground source heat pump systems. Proceedings of System Simulation in Buildings 2010. Liège, Belgium. December 13-15.
Spitler, J., L. Xing, J. Cullin, D. Fisher, J. Shonder, and P. Im. 2010. Residential Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Utilizing Foundation Heat Exchangers. Proceedings of Clima 2010, Antalya, Turkey. May 9-12.
 
Spitler, J., J. Cullin, M. Bernier, M. Kummert, P. Cui, X. Liu, E. Lee, and D. Fisher. 2009. Preliminary intermodel comparison of ground heat exchanger simulation models. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage; Effstock 2009, Stockholm, Sweden, June 14-17.
 
Spitler, J.D., and J.R. Cullin. 2008. Misconceptions Regarding Design of Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems. Proceedings of World Renewable Energy Congress X, Glasgow, Scotland, July 19-25.

Thesis Title:
Integrating a Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Into a Building Simulation Program
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1996.

CC Report Title:
Development of Hvac Load Explorer V1.0 and User’s Guide
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999.

Thesis Title:
Modeling of Standing Column Wells in Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2004.
Papers:
O’Neill, Z. D., and J. D. Spitler. 2006. Performance Analysis of Single U-tube and Standing Column Well Ground Heat Exchangers. ASHRAE Transactions 112(2): 633-643.
 
O’Neill, Z. D., and J. D. Spitler. Modeling of Standing Column Wells in Ground Source Heat Pump Systems. The 10th International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage, May 31-June 2. Richard Stockton College, New Jersey.
 
Deng, Z., S. J. Rees, and J. D. Spitler. 2005. A Model for Annual Simulation of Standing Column Well Ground Heat Exchangers. HVAC&R Research 11(4):637-655.
 
Orio, C.D., C.N. Johnson, S.J. Rees, A. Chiasson, Z. Deng, and J.D. Spitler. 2005. A Survey of Standing Column Well Installations in North America. ASHRAE Transactions 111(2):109-121.
 
Rees, S.J., J.D. Spitler, Z. Deng, C.D. Orio, and C.N. Johnson. 2004. A Study Of Geothermal Heat Pump And Standing Column Well Performance. ASHRAE Transactions 110(1):3-13.  

Papers:
Chandrasekharan, R., Lee, E. S., Fisher, D. E., & Deokar, P. S. (2013). An Enhanced Simulation Model for Building Envelopes with Phase Change Materials. ASHRAE Transactions, 119(2).
 
Cremaschi, L., Wu, X., Biswas, A., & Deokar, P. (2013, December). Experimental study of compressor operating characteristics and performance when using refrigerants R32, R1234yf, and two new low GWP developmental refrigerants as drop-in replacements for R410A. In 8th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems (pp. 57-66).
 
Cremaschi, L., Bigi, A. A., Wong, T., & Deokar, P. (2015). Thermodynamic Properties of Al2O3 Nanolubricants: Part 1, Effects on the Two Phase Pressure Drop. Science and Technology for the Built Environment.

Thesis Title:
Design of an Experimental Facility for the Validation of Cooling Load Calculation Procedures
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
Papers:
Iu, I.S., D.E. Fisher, C. Chantrasrisalai, and D. Eldridge. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: The Radiant Time Series Method. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):139-150.
 
Eldridge, D., D.E. Fisher, I.S. Iu, and C. Chantrasrisalai. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: Facility Design. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):151-159.
 
Chantrasrisalai, C., D.E. Fisher, I.S. Iu, and D. Eldridge. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: The Heat Balance Method.  ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):160-173.

Thesis Title:
Design of an Experimental Facility For Building Airflow and Heat Transfer Measurements
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2005.

Thesis Title:
Experimental and Computational Investigation of Snow Melting on a Hydronically Heated Concrete Slab
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2003.

Thesis Title:
Energy Analysis of BOK Building
Degree/Year:
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1999.

Thesis Title:
A Full Scale Room for the Experimental Study of Interior Building Convective Heat Transfer
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1997.

Thesis Title:
Simulation and Validation of Hybrid Ground Source and Water-Loop Heat Pump Systems
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
Papers:
Gentry, J.E., J.D. Spitler, D.E. Fisher, and X. Xu. 2006. Simulation of Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems and Experimental Validation.  Proceedings of The7th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings, December 11-13. Liège, Belgium.
 
Gentry, J.E., R.A. LeMaster, and J.D. Sterrett. 2005. Thermal and cost-benefit analysis of a geothermal pilot project at a Northwest Tennessee correctional facility. 8th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference, May 30-June 2.  Las Vegas.

Thesis Title:
Simulation and Validation of Hybrid Ground Source and Water-Loop Heat Pump Systems
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2011

CC Report Title:
Development of Surrogate Bridge Freezing Capacitor Sensors and Control Circuit
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2000.

Thesis Title:
Design of an Experimental Facility for Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2004

Thesis Title:
Psychrometric Room
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Thesis Title:
Experimental and Computational Investigation of Snow Melting on Heated Horizontal Surfaces
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Thesis Title:
ATRAC building psychrometric chamber data acquisition system design and Labview coding.
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2011

Thesis Title:
Development of air-to-air heat pump simulation program with advanced heat exchanger circuitry algorithm (Ph.D Thesis)., Experimental Validation of the Radiant Time Series Method for Cooling Load Calculations (M.S. Thesis).
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2007. , M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2002.
Papers:
Iu, I., N.A. Weber, P.K. Bansal, D.E. Fisher. 2007. Applying the effectiveness-NTU method to the elemental heat exchanger models. ASHRAE transactions 113(1):504-513.
 
Iu, I., and D. Fisher. 2004. Application of Conduction Transfer Functions and Periodic Response Factors in Cooing Load Calculation Procedures. ASHRAE Transactions 110(2):829-841.
 
Iu, I., P.K. Bansal, S.J. Rees, D.E. Fisher, N.A. Weber, and J.D. Spitler. 2003. Energy efficiency analysis of a unitary heat pump system. Proc. of International Conference on Building Systems and Facilities Management - Integrating Innovations and Technologies for a Built Environment, Singapore.
 
Iu, I.S., D.E. Fisher, C. Chantrasrisalai, and D. Eldridge. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: The Radiant Time Series Method. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):139-150.
 
Eldridge, D., D.E. Fisher, I.S. Iu, and C. Chantrasrisalai. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: Facility Design. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):151-159.
 
Chantrasrisalai, C., D.E. Fisher, I.S. Iu, and D. Eldridge. 2003. Experimental Validation of Design Cooling Load Procedures: The Heat Balance Method. ASHRAE Transactions 109(2):160-173.

CC Report Title:
Enhancement of the Generic Database Library Environment for Engineering Applications and Its Implementations for HVAC Load Explorer
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999.

Thesis Title:
Parameter Estimation of Ground Thermal Properties
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999.

Thesis Title:
Parameter Estimation Based Models of Water Source Heat Pumps
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2002
Papers:
Jin, H. and J.D. Spitler. 2002. Parameter Estimation Based Model of Water-to-Water Heat Pumps with Scroll Compressors and Water/Glycol Solutions. The 6th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings, December 16-18. Liége, Belgium. 
 
Jin, H., and J.D. Spitler. 2002. A Parameter Estimation Based Model of Water-To-Water Heat Pumps for use in Energy Calculation Programs. ASHRAE Transactions 108(1):3-17.
 
Ramamoorthy, M. H. Jin, A. Chiasson, and J.D. Spitler. 2001. Optimal Sizing of Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems that use a Cooling Pond as a Supplemental Heat Rejecter – A System Simulation Approach.  ASHRAE Transactions 107(1):26-38.

CC Report Title:
Transient Conduction Heat Transfer in Two-Dimensional and Heavy One-Dimensional Walls
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Papers:

Karambakkam, B.K., B. Nigusse, and J. D. Spitler. 2005. A One-dimensional Approximation for Transient Multi-dimensional Conduction Heat Transfer in Building Envelopes. Nordic Building Physics Conference, June 13-15. Reykjavik.


Thesis Title:
Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Papers:
Khan, M.H., and J.D. Spitler. 2004. Performance Analysis of a Residential Ground Source Heat Pump System with Antifreeze Solution. Proceedings of SimBuild 2004, August 4-6. Boulder, Colorado.
 
Khan, M.H., A. Varanasi, J.D. Spitler, D.E. Fisher, and R.D. Delahoussaye. 2003. Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump System Simulation Using Visual Modeling Tool For Hvacsim+. Proceedings of Building Simulation 2003, August 11-14, Eindhoven, Netherlands, pp. 641-648.

Thesis Title:
Optimum Duct Design for Variable Air Volume Systems
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2001.
Papers:
Kim, T., J.D. Spitler, and R.D. Delahoussaye. 2002. Optimum Duct Design for Variable Air  Volume  Systems, Part 1:  Problem Domain Analysis of VAV Duct  Systems. ASHRAE Transactions 108(1):96-104.
 
Kim, T., J.D. Spitler, and R.D. Delahoussaye. 2002. Optimum Duct Design for Variable Air  Volume  Systems, Part 2:  Optimization  of  VAV  Duct  Systems. ASHRAE Transactions 108(1):105-127.

Thesis Title:
A Convective Heat Transfer Model for Simulation of Rooms with Attached Wall Jets
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2006

CC Report Title:
Modeling Flat Plate Solar Collectors in HVACSIM+ and the Development of an Integrated Weather File Reader
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2007

Papers:
Kośny, J., D. Yarbrough, W. Miller, P. Childs, J. Atchley, S. Shrestha, E. Kossecka, J. B. Smith, T. Fellinger, E. Lee, and M. Bianchi. 2010. Theoretical and Experimental Thermal Performance Analysis of Building Shell Components Containing Blown Fiberglass Insulation Enhanced with Phase Change Material (PCM). Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Buildings XII, proceedings of ASHRAE THERM XII, Clearwater, FL, Dec. 2010. (In Press)
 
Spitler, J., J. Cullin, M. Bernier, M. Kummert, P. Cui, X. Liu, E. Lee, and D. Fisher. 2009. Preliminary intermodel comparison of ground heat exchanger simulation models. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage; Effstock 2009, Stockholm, Sweden, June 14-17.
 
Cremaschi, L.,and E. Lee. 2008. Design and Heat Transfer Analysis of a New Psychrometric Environmental Chamber for Heat Pump and Refrigeration Systems Testing. ASHRAE Transactions 114(2):619-631.
 
Lee, E. 2008. Energy Simulation Challenges: Performing a Parametric Study of Non-Traditional Low-Energy Building Envelope Configurations in Residential Buildings. Seminar 18 -- How to Model Nothing: Energy Simulations of Net-Zero Energy Buildings, Part 2. ASHRAE Summer Meeting. New York, NY 2008.

Thesis Title:
Design and Construction of a New Psychrometric Chamber.
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2009.

Thesis Title:
Fouling performance in cooling tower applications
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2010

CC Report Title:
Revision of the CLTD/CLF Cooling Load Calculation Method.
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1991.

Thesis Title:
Development and Experimental Validation of Simulation of Hydronic Snow Melting Systems For Bridges
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2005.
Papers:
Liu, X., S.J. Rees, and J.D. Spitler. 2007. Modeling Snow Melting on Heated Pavement Surfaces Part I: Model Development. Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering 27:1115-1124.
 
Liu, X., S.J. Rees, and J.D. Spitler. 2007. Modeling Snow Melting on Heated Pavement Surfaces Part II: Experimental Validation. Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering 27:1125-1131.
 
Spitler, J.D., X. Liu, S.J. Rees, and C. Yavuzturk. 2005. Simulation and Optimization of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems. 8th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference, May 30-June 2. Las Vegas.
 
Liu, X., and J.D. Spitler. 2004. A Simulation Tool for the Design of the Hydronic Bridge Snow Melting System. Proceedings of the12th International Road Weather Conference, June 16-18, Bingen (on Rhine), Germany.
 
Liu, X., and J.D. Spitler. 2004. Simulation Based Investigation on the Design of Hydronic Snow Melting System. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 83rd Annual Meeting, January 11-15, Washington, D.C.  
Liu, X., S.J. Rees, and J.D. Spitler. 2003. Simulation of a Geothermal Bridge Deck Anti-icing System and Experimental Validation. Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board 82nd Annual Meeting, January 12-16, Washington, D.C. 
 
Spitler, J.D., X. Liu, S.J. Rees, and C. Yavuzturk. 2003. Simulation and Design of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems. Journal of Shandong University of Architecture and Engineering 18(1):1-10.

CC Report Title:
Enhancements to a Windows Based Program for Design of Ground Loop Heat Exchangers
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1996.

Papers:
Shokouhmand, H., and Moallem E., 2005. Blowing supply air directly into an ice storage for cold air distribution. Proceedings of the 2nd International Exergy, Energy, and Environment Symposium (IEEES 2), 3-7 July, Kos, Greece.
Moallem, E., L. Cremaschi, and D.E Fisher. 2010. Experimental Investigation of Frost Growth on Microchannel Heat Exchangers. 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning ConferenceI, West Lafayette, IN, USA, July 12-15.
 
Moallem E., S. Padhmanabhan, L. Cremaschi, and D.E. Fisher. 2010. Experimental study of onset and growth of frost on outdoor coils of air-source heat pumps. Proc. of ASME-ATI-UIT 2010 Conference on Thermal and Environmental Issues in Energy Systems, Sorrento, Italy, May 16-19.

CC Report Title:
Implementation of Loads Direct to the Ground Loop Heat Exchanger in GLHEPRO Version 3.0
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1999.

Thesis Title:
Implementing Ground Source Heat Pump and Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Models in the EnergyPlus Simulation Environment
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Thesis Title:
Non-Azeotropic Refrigerant Mixture (NARM) Vapor Compression Cycles
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 1992.

Thesis Title:
Improvements to the Radiant Time Series Method Cooling Load Calculation Procedure
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2007
Papers:

Karambakkam, B.K., B. Nigusse, and J. D. Spitler. 2005. A One-dimensional Approximation for Transient Multi-dimensional Conduction Heat Transfer in Building Envelopes. Nordic Building Physics Conference, June 13-15,  Reykjavik.


Thesis Title:
Thermal Performance Comparison between Micro-channel and Round Tube Heat Exchangers
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2009

Thesis Title:
Frosting on Microchannel Coils / OCAST
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2004
Papers:
Moallem, E., Cremaschi, L., Fisher, D.E., Padhmanabhan, S. K. 2012. Experimental measurements of the surface coating and water retention effects on frosting performance of microchannel heat exchangers for heat pump systems. In Press. Experimental Thermal & Fluid Science.
Padhmanabhan, S. K., Fisher, D.E., Cremaschi, L., Moallem, E. 2011. Modeling non-uniform frost growth on a fin-and-tube heat exchanger. International Journal of Refrigeration 34(8), pp: 2018-2030.
 
Padhmanabhan, S. K., Cremaschi, L., Fisher, D.E. 2011. Comparison of frost and defrost performance between microchannel coil and fin-and-tube coil for heat pump systems. International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration 19(4), pp: 273-284.
 
Moallem, E., Padhmanabhan, S. K., Cremaschi, L., Fisher, D.E. 2011. Experimental investigation of the surface temperature and water retention effects on the frosting performance of a compact microchannel heat exchanger for heat pump systems. International Journal of Refrigeration 35(1), pp: 171-186.
 
Cremaschi, L., Moallem, E., Fisher, D. E., Hong, T., Padhmanabhan, S. 2012. Frosting Performance of Fin-and-Tube Evaporators with Small Copper Tubes Diameter. To be included in Proc. of 14th International Refrigeration  nd Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
 
Moallem, E., Padhmanabhan, S., Cremaschi, L. and Fisher, D. E. 2011. Effect of Surface Coating on Frosting Performance of Microchannel Heat Exchangers for Heat Pump Systems, Proc. of International Conference on Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration 2011, Gangwon-Do, Korea.
 
Padhmanabhan, S. K. 2010.  Study of Frost Growth on Heat Exchangers  Used as Outdoor Coils in Air Source Heat Pump Systems. Ph.D Dissertation, Oklahoma State University.
 
Moallem E., S. Padhmanabhan, L. Cremaschi, and D.E. Fisher. 2010. Experimental study of onset and growth of frost on outdoor coils of air-source heat pumps. Proc. of ASME-ATI-UIT 2010 Conference on Thermal and Environmental Issues in Energy Systems, Sorrento, Italy. May 16-19.
 
Padhmanabhan, S., D.E. Fisher, and L. Cremaschi. 2010. Incorporating a Frost Growth Model with Segment by Segment Heat Exchanger Simulation – Application to Microchannel Heat Exchanger. 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, West Lafayette, IN, USA. July 12-15.
 
Padhmanabhan S., D.E. Fisher, and L. Cremaschi. 2010. A scaling approach for predicting frost growth in a heat exchanger – application to fin-tube coil. Proc. of ASME-ATI-UIT 2010 Conference on Thermal and Environmental Issues in Energy Systems, Sorrento, Italy. May 16-19.
 
Padhmanabhan, S., L. Cremaschi, D. Fisher, and J. Knight. 2008. Comparison of Frost and Defrost Performance between Microchannel Coil and Fin-and-Tube Coil For Heat Pump Systems. Proceedings of 12th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
 
Fisher, D.E., A. Murugappan, S.K. Padhmanabhan, and S.J. Rees. 2006. Implementation and Validation of Ground-Source Heat Pump System Models in an Integrated Building and System Simulation Environment. HVAC&R Research 12(3a):693-710.

Thesis Title:
Infiltration and Interzone Airflow Modeling for Building Energy Analysis.
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1992.

Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2011

Thesis Title:
Applications of Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems to Buildings and Bridge Decks
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2001
Papers:
Ramamoorthy, M. H. Jin, A. Chiasson, and J.D. Spitler.  2001. Optimal Sizing of Hybrid Ground-Source Heat Pump Systems that use a Cooling Pond as a Supplemental Heat Rejecter – A System Simulation Approach.  ASHRAE Transactions. 107(1):26-38.
 
Spitler, J.D., and M. Ramamoorthy. 2000. Bridge Deck Deicing using Geothermal Heat Pumps. Proceedings of the Fourth International Heat Pumps in Cold Climates Conference, August 17-18. Aylmer, Québec.

Thesis Title:
Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics to Indoor Room Airflow
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1994

Thesis Title:
An Experimental Facility for Studying Convective Heat Transfer in Buildings
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1995

CC Report Title:
A Study of Validation Techniques of Energy Analysis Simulation Software.
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1994

Thesis Title:
Development of dry and evaporative fluid cooler models for EnergyPlus
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2009

Thesis Title:
Simulation, Modeling and Analysis of a Water to Air Heat Pump
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2004

Thesis Title:
Modeling Packaged Heat Pumps In A Quasi-Steady State Energy Simulation Program
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2005

Thesis Title:
Development Of A Visual Tool For HVACSIM+
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2002.

Thesis Title:
Implementation of Generic Database Environment for GLHEPRO
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1998

Thesis Title:
An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Thermal Performance of a Bridge Deck De-Icing System
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1997

CC Report Title:
Computer Aided Design and Analysis of Close Looped Piping Systems
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1992

CC Report Title:
Simulation Assessment of Evaporative Cooler Control Strategies
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Thesis Title:
Computer Aided Optimal Design of Duct System Using Simulated Annealing
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1991

Thesis Title:
A Study of Computational Fluid Dynamics Applied to Room Air Flow
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1992

Thesis Title:
Performance Effects of Air Velocity Profiles in a Residential Heat Pump
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering 2003
Papers:

Iu, I., P.K. Bansal, S.J. Rees, D.E. Fisher, N.A. Weber, and J.D. Spitler. 2003. Energy efficiency analysis of a unitary heat pump system. Proc. of International Conference on Building Systems and Facilities Management - Integrating Innovations and Technologies for a Built Environment, Singapore.


Thesis Title:
Experimental Measurement of Radiation Heat Transfer from Complex Fenestration Systems
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2007.

Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2011

Thesis Title:
Modeling of Hydronic and Electric-Cable Snow-Melting Systems for Pavements and Bridge Decks
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2002
Papers:

Rees, S.J., J.D. Spitler and X. Xiao, X 2002. Transient Analysis of Snow-melting System Performance. ASHRAE Transactions. 108(2):406-423.


Thesis Title:
Inter-Model, Analytical, and Experimental Validation of A Heat Balance Based Residential Cooling Load Calculation Procedure
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2006
Papers:
Xiao, D., S.J. Rees, J.D. Spitler, and R.L. Dougherty. 2005. Transient Conduction Analytical Solutions for Testing of Building Energy Simulation Programs Building Services Engineering. Research and Technology 26(3):229-247.
 
Barnaby, C.S., J.D. Spitler, and D. Xiao. 2005. The Residential Heat Balance Method for Heating and Cooling Load  Calculations. ASHRAE Transactions 111(1):308-319.
 
Xiao, D., J.D. Spitler, and S.J. Rees. 2002. An Analytical Verification Test Suite for Multizone Building Fabric and Control Models in Whole Building Energy Simulation Programs. Proceedings of the eSim 2002 Conference, September 11-13, Montreal, Canada. pp. 260-267.
 
Rees, S.J., D. Xiao, and J.D. Spitler. 2002. An Analytical Verification Test Suite for Building Fabric Models in Whole Building Energy Simulation Programs. ASHRAE Transactions 108(1):30-41. Awarded the ASHRAE Willis Carrier Award and Technical Paper Award.

Papers:
Xing, L., J.D. Spitler, and J.R. Cullin. 2010. Modeling of foundation heat exchangers. Proceedings of System Simulation in Buildings 2010. Liège, Belgium. December 13-15.
 
Spitler, J., L. Xing, J. Cullin, D. Fisher, J. Shonder, and P. Im. 2010. Residential Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Utilizing Foundation Heat Exchangers. Proceedings of Clima 2010, Antalya, Turkey. May 9-12.

Thesis Title:
Simulation and Optimal Control of Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems.
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 2007
Papers:
Gentry, J.E., J.D. Spitler, D.E. Fisher, and X. Xu.  2006. Simulation of Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems and Experimental Validation.  Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings, December 11-13, Liège, Belgium.
 
Xu, X., and J. D. Spitler. 2006. Modeling of Vertical Ground Loop Heat Exchangers with Variable Convective Resistance and Thermal Mass of the Fluid.  Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Thermal Energy Storage – Ecostock 2006, Pomona, NJ. 

CC Report Title:
Implementation of a pipe flow transport delay model in EnergyPlus
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2008

Thesis Title:
Modeling of Vertical Ground Loop Heat Exchangers for Ground Source Heat Pump Systems
Degree/Year:
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, 1999
Papers:
Spitler, J.D., X. Liu, S.J. Rees, and C. Yavuzturk. 2005. Simulation and Optimization of Ground Source Heat Pump Systems. 8th International Energy Agency Heat Pump Conference,  May 30-June 2. Las Vegas.
 
Yavuzturk, C., and J.D. Spitler. 2001. Field Validation of a Short Time-Step Model for Vertical Ground Loop Heat Exchangers. ASHRAE Transactions 107(1):617-625.
 
Spitler J.D., S.J. Rees, and C. Yavuzturk. 2000. Recent Developments in Ground Source Heat Pump System Design, Modelling and Applications. Proc. of CIBSE/ASHRAE joint conference "20 20 Vision", September, Dublin, Session 9a, Paper A28, p.34.
 
Spitler J.D., C. Yavuzturk, and S.J Rees. 2000. In-Situ Measurement of Ground Thermal Properties. Proc. of TERRASTOCK 2000, August 2000, Stuttgart, 1:165-170.
 
Yavuzturk, C., and J.D. Spitler. 2000. Comparative Study to Investigate Operating and Control Strategies for Hybrid Ground Source Heat Pump Systems Using a Short Time-step Simulation Model. ASHRAE Transactions  106(2):192-209.
 
Austin, W., C. Yavuzturk, and J.D. Spitler. 2000. Development Of An In-Situ System For Measuring Ground Thermal Properties. ASHRAE Transactions 106(1):365-379.
 
Yavuzturk, C., and J.D. Spitler. 1999. A Short Time Step Response Factor Model for Vertical Ground Loop Heat Exchangers. ASHRAE Transactions 105(2):475-485.
 
Yavuzturk, C., and S.J. Rees and J.D. Spitler. 1999.  A Transient Two-dimensional Finite Volume Model of a Ground Loop Heat Exchanger, ASHRAE Transactions 105(2):465-474.
 
Spitler, J.D., S.J. Rees, and C. Yavuzturk. 1999. More Comments on In-situ Borehole Thermal Conductivity Testing.  The Source 12(2):4-6.

Thesis Title:
Enhancements to a Ground Loop Heat Exchanger Design Program
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 1996

Thesis Title:
Development, Verification, and Design Analysis of the Borehole Fluid Thermal Mass Model for Approximating Short Term Borehole Thermal Response
Degree/Year:
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2004.