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Phuoc Tran

Adjunct Professor
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985 - present

M.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974 - present

B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1970 - present

Phuoc, T.X., Massoudi, M., Wang, P., & McKoy, M.L. (2020). A Study of Temperature Distribution and Thermal Stresses in a Hot Rock Due to Rapid Cooling. JOURNAL OF HEAT TRANSFER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 142(4).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4046265.

Phuoc, T.X., Massoudi, M., Wang, P., & McKoy, M.L. (2019). Heat losses associated with the upward flow of air, water, CO2 in geothermal production wells. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 132, 249-258.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.11.168.

Tran, P.X., & Mehrdad, M. (2012). Remarks on constitutive modeling of nanofluids. Advanced in Mechanical Engineering, 2012, 6.

Hur, T.B., Phuoc, T.X., Chyu, M.K., & Romanov, V. (2011). Evolution of rheological properties of the nanofluids composed of laponite particles and Mg-Fe layered double hydroxide nanosheets. POLYMER, 52(10), 2238-2243.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.03.022.

Jung, Y., Son, Y.H., Lee, J.K., Phuoc, T.X., Soong, Y., & Chyu, M.K. (2011). Rheological Behavior of Clay-Nanoparticle Hybrid-Added Bentonite Suspensions: Specific Role of Hybrid Additives on the Gelation of Clay-Based Fluids. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 3(9), 3515-3522.American Chemical Society (ACS). doi: 10.1021/am200742b.

Hur, T.B., Phuoc, T.X., & Chyu, M.K. (2009). Synthesis of Mg-Al and Zn-Al-layered double hydroxide nanocrystals using laser ablation in water. OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING, 47(6), 695-700.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2008.11.006.

Massoudi, M., Tran, P.X., & Wulandana, R. (2009). Convection-Radiation Heat Transfer in a Nonlinear Fluid with Temperature-Dependent Viscosity. MATHEMATICAL PROBLEMS IN ENGINEERING, 2009, 1-15.Hindawi Limited. doi: 10.1155/2009/232670.

Phuoc, T.X., Howard, B.H., & Chyu, M.K. (2009). Synthesis and rheological properties of cation-exchanged Laponite suspensions. COLLOIDS AND SURFACES A-PHYSICOCHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING ASPECTS, 351(1-3), 71-77.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.colsurfa.2009.09.039.

Phuoc, T.X., Howard, B.H., Martello, D.V., Soong, Y., & Chyu, M.K. (2008). Synthesis of Mg(OH)2, MgO, and Mg nanoparticles using laser ablation of magnesium in water and solvents. OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING, 46(11), 829-834.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2008.05.018.

Phuoc, T.X., Soong, Y., & Chyu, M.K. (2007). Synthesis of Ag-deionized water nanofluids using multi-beam laser ablation in liquids. OPTICS AND LASERS IN ENGINEERING, 45(12), 1099-1106.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.optlaseng.2007.06.005.

Tran, P.X., & White, C.M. (2001). Optical Characerization of laser induced spark in air. Optical Diagnostics in Engineering, 5, 13-26.

Tran, P.X., Mathur, M.P., Ekmann, J.M., & Drbetaki, P. (1993). Numerical Study of Laser-Induced Ignition of Coals. Numerical Methods in Thermal Problems, 8, 1310.

Durbetaki, P., & Tran, P.X. (1990). Radiative ignition of fabrics and assemblies: Experiments and modelling. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 30(4), 859-873.Wiley. doi: 10.1002/nme.1620300418.

Tran, P.X., & Durbetaki, P. (1985). Modeling Gas Phase Ignition of a Polymer. Numerical Methods in Thermal Problems, 4, 937.

Tran, P.X., & Durbetaki, P. (1985). Modeling an Entrained Flow Coal Devolatilization Reactor. Numerical Methods in Thermal Problems, 4, 992.

Tran, P.X., & Durbetaki, P. (1984). Experiment and Modeling of Ignition of Thermally Thin Plane Parallel Pyrolyzing Solids Under Transient Radiative Heating. ICHemE Symposium Series, 2, 1057.

Tran, P.X., & Durbetaki, P. (1983). Ignition of Initially Unmixed Gases at Stagnation Region of a Blunt Porous Body. Numerical Methods in Thermal Problems, 3, 805.

Agarwal, S., Walker, L.M., White, L., Tran, P.X., Soong, Y., & Gupta, R.K. (2008). Thermal conductivity of nanofluids of aqueous dispersions of nanoclay and surfactant micelles. AIChE annual meeting.Philadelphia, PA.

Tran, P.X., White, F., & White, C.M. (2001). An experimental study of the laser-induced spark evolution and ignition. Fall Technical Meeting of the EAstern States Section of the Comustion Insitute.Hilton head Island, SC.

MASSOUDI, M., & TRAN, P.X. (1990). A CONTINUUM THEORY FOR THE FLOW OF PULVERIZED COAL IN A GASIFIER. The Central States Section of the Combustion Institute.Cincinnati, Ohio.

TRAN, P.X., & MATHUR, M.P. (1990). TRANSIENT HEATING OF COAL-WATER SLURRY DROPLETS. Central States Section, The Combustion Institute.Dearborn, MI.

Hassel, G.R., Scaroni, A.W., Maloney, D.J., & Tran, P.X. (1988). Effect of surfactant additives on the evaporative behavior of coal-water slurry fuels. 12th annual Energy-Sources Technology Conferenece and Exhibition.Houston, TX.

Research interests

Combustion studies
Granular materials studies
laser ablation in liquid
Laser-induced spark ignition
Nanofluid Studies