OERA grant awarded to the LAMTE and researchers in Oceanography
January 6, 2016
A $25,000 grant was awarded from OERA for the numerical study of the impact of representative transient flow on tidal turbines.
The LAMTE is collaborating with Dr. Alex Hay's research group in Oceanography on this project.
New LAMTE researcher in Tidal Power
January 4, 2016
Tanguy Leroux is joining the LAMTE as an undergraduate researcher for 6 months from Nantes (France). He will run a research
project on numerical modeling of turbulent transient flow on a tidal turbine using representative time-dependent inlet conditions.
New LAMTE researcher
January 4, 2016
Ral Bielawski is joining the LAMTE as a research COOP intern for winter 2016. He will be involved mainly in experimental research
on Thermal Interface Materials.
Dominic participated in the Innostorage Conference held in BeerSheeva (Israel)
February 16-18, 2016
The conference was help at the Ben Guiron University of the Negev and was attended by the leaders in the field of phase change
thermal storage. Dominic presented a short paper titled: "Working towards solving the Rate Problem: Geometric vs
Nano-Enhanced PCM Solutions"
Tousif, Ali and Dominic participated in the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference held in DC
July 10-13, 2016
The conference was held in Washington DC. Tousif presented his work titled: "Experimental Investigation of Thermal Management
of Tablet Computers using Phase Change Materials (PCMs)"; Ali "A Comparison of Numerical Strategies for Optimal Liquid Cooled
Heat Sink Design" and Dominic "Numerical Modelling of Natural Convection Driven Melting for an Inclined/Finned Rectangular
Ben and Dominic are in Krakow (Poland) participating in the Eurotherm Conference
June 19-23, 2016
A poster highlighting the numerical work done in relation to the Intel contract was presented by Ben. Dominic presented the paper
titled: "Numerical Study of an Air-PCM Heat Exchanger's Thermal Performance".
Dominic is at the third Intel Research Day in Hillsboro
May 4, 2016
The results of the first 28 months of work on the Intel project done by the researchers at Dalhousie, both in Mechanical Engineering
and Chemistry, were presented to our friends and colleagues in Hillsboro, OR.
The LAMTE researchers are participating in MERC
April 28, 2016
The annual Mechanical Engineering Research Day is being help today. LAMTE researchers are presenting talks and posters,
attending and participating in the overall success of the day.
Sucessful MEng project presentation by Kehinde
April 27, 2016
Congratulations to Kehinde for the completion of his MEng project titled: "Analysis of the Connaught Building's HVAC System and
Daily Peak Energy Consumption Shaving using PCMs".
Sucessful MASc defense by Laura
April 26, 2016
Laura successfully defended her MASc thesis titled: "Operational Parametric Study of a Prototype Tesla Pump". Congratulations
Presentation to the Dean's Coffee Club by Dominic
April 13, 2016
Dominic gave an interest presentation to a smart group of alumni form Dal Engineering titled "Heat Transfer Applications to
Energy and Electronics Systems".
Dominic is participating in PRTEC on the big island of Hawaii
March 13-17, 2016
The 1st Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference was help in Hawaii. Dominic presented two papers from the LAMTE: "Thermal
Management of Portable Electronics using Phase Change Materials: Initial Experiments" and "Geometrical Impacts on Phase
Change Heat Transfer Modeling".
Dominic presented two papers at the 4th International Forum on Heat Transfer in Sendai, Japan
November 1-4, 2016
The papers presented were: "Melting of Phase Change Materials in a Cylindrical Enclosure: Parameters Influencing Natural
Convection Onset" and "Numerical Study of Temperature Control in Tablet Computers using Phase Change Materials".
LAMTE Researchers receive the 2nd prize for Best Paper Award at AWTEC 2016
October 28, 2016
The paper written by Tanguy Leroux, Nick Osbourne, Justine McMillan, Dominic Groulx and Alex Hay and titled: "Numerical
Modelling of a Tidal Turbine Behaviour under Realistic Unsteady Tidal Flow" was awarded the 2nd place for Best Paper of the
Two papers were presented by Dominic at the 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference held in
October 24-28, 2016
The papers presented were: "Numerical Modelling of a Three-Bladed NREL S814 Tidal Turbine" and "Numerical Modelling of a Tidal
Turbine Behaviour under Realistic Unsteady Tidal Flow".
Dominic participated in the first Australian Ocean Renewable Energy Symposium in Melbourne
October 18-20, 2016
He presented a talk titled "Numerical Study into a Horizontal Tidal Turbine Wake Velocity Deficit".
Dominic delivered an invited lecture as part of the Dalhousie Physics Deparment Seminar Series
October 6, 2016
The talk was titled "Thermal Engineering Challenges to Thermal Energy Storage using Phase Change Materials".
Tousif successfully defended his MASc thesis
August 16, 2016
Tousif's thesis is titled "Development of a Novel Thermal Management Technology of Tablet Computers using Phase Change
Materials" and was defended with success. Tousif is now off to do his PhD at the University of Delaware!
Louis defended his PhD work with success today
July 18, 2016
Now Dr. Desgrosseilliers defended his thesis titled "Design and Evaluation of a Modular, Supercooling Phase Change Heat Storage
Device for Indoor Heating" to his examination committee, including Dr. Ziskind who came all the way from Israel for the occasion.