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Dr Vanessa Egan

B.E, PhD,

Biography

Dr. Vanessa Egan is a lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Engineering Computing. Her research interests encompass the heat transfer and fluid mechanics of two phase and multiphase flows, aircraft compartment heat transfer and the cooling of low profile and portable electronic devices. Dr. Egan has expertise in the use of advanced experimental techniques such as particle image velocimetry and IR thermography, to obtain full field velocity and temperature measurements.   Her research has been funded by industrial partners and competitively won grants and she has supervised 4 PhD students to completion. To date Vanessa has received ~370 citations on her published works which include 25 peer reviewed and ISI journal articles, a chapter in ‘Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Handbook’ and over 25 peer-reviewed international conference articles.

Research Interests

Analysis of two phase and bi-phase flows in microfluidics                                           

Aircraft compartment heat transfer

Low profile cooling for electronics

Optical measurement techniques for heat transfer and fluid flow

Heat transfer and fluid dynamics of nanofluids

Publications

Conference Publication

2009

ASME 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Stafford, J., Walsh, E., Egan, V., Walsh, P.A., Muzychka Y.S.

2009

ASME 2009 Summer Heat Transfer Conference
Egan, V., Walsh, P.A., Walsh E.

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Newport, D., Egan, V., Aguanno, M., Lacarac, V., Estebe, B., Murer, Y.

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Newport, D., Confrey, T.W., Egan, V., Lacarac, V.

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Egan, V., Moore, D., Newport, D., Lacarac, V., Estebe, B.,

2008

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference 2008
Egan, V., Newport, D., Lacarac, V., Estebe, B.,

2005
2003

1st International Conference on Micro Channels and Mini Channels
Newport D., J. Garvey, Whelan M., Dalton T., Egan V

2003

FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROCHANNELS AND MINICHANNELS
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Whelan, M; Dalton, T; Egan, V

2002

ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition,
Egan, V., Dalton, T., Davies, M.R.D., Whelan, M.

2002

ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
Dalton T., Egan V., Newport D., Davies M., Whelan M.

Other Journal

2010

Influence of motor supports on cooling performance of small scale fans
Walsh, E., Stafford, J., Egan, V
Electronics Cooling

Other Publication

2008

An Analysis of Natural Convection in Leading Edge Wing Compartments
Egan, V; Moore, D; Newport, D; Lacarac, V; Estebe, B

2008

Velocity Field Measurements in Leading Edge Wing Compartments
Egan, V; Newport, D; Lacarac, V; Estebe, B

2008

Thermally Induced Flow Structures in Aircraft Wing Compartments
Newport, D; Egan, V; Aguanno, M; Lacarac, V; Estebe, B; Murer, Y

2003

Peer Reviewed Journal

2015

Review and extension of pressure drop models applied to Taylor flow regimes
Eain, MMG,Egan, V,Howard, J,Walsh, P,Walsh, E,Punch, J
International Journal Of Multiphase Flow DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2014.09.006

2015

Local Nusselt number enhancements in liquid-liquid Taylor flows
Eain, MMG,Egan, V,Punch, J
International Journal Of Heat And Mass Transfer DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2014.09.009

2014

Configurations for single-scale cylinder pairs in natural convection
Stafford, J,Egan, V
International Journal Of Thermal Sciences DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2014.05.001

2013

Transient natural convection in a conducting enclosure heated from above
Confrey, T,Newport, D,Egan, V,Lacarac, V,Estebe, B
Journal Of Visualization DOI: 10.1007/s12650-012-0144-z

2013

Film thickness measurements in liquid-liquid slug flow regimes
Eain, MM,Egan, V,Punch, J
International Journal Of Heat And Fluid Flow DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2013.08.009

2012

The evolution of surface convection patterns downstream of an axial fan with tangentially-mounted hub supports
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
Journal Of Heat Transfer-Transactions Of The Asme

2010

Fluid Structures Generated from a low Reynolds number Miniature Radial Fan
Stafford J., Walsh E., Egan V.
Journal Of Visualization

2010

Local heat transfer performance and exit flow characteristics of a miniature axial fan
Stafford, J; Walsh, E; Egan, V
International Journal Of Heat And Fluid Flow DOI: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2010.06.002

2004

Development of interferometric temperature measurement procedures for microfluid flow
Newport, D; Garvey, J; Dalton, T; Egan, V; Whelan, M
Microscale Thermophysical Engineering DOI: 10.1080/10893950490445612