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MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT | WASHKEWICZ COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

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drGorla

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Fenn Distinguished Research Professor

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1972
University of Toledo

University Ombudsman

Areas of Interest

  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Turbomachinery
  • Numerical Methods

Campus Location:

Stilwell Hall 243
1960 East 24th Street 
Cleveland OH 44114

 

 

Contact Information:

Email: r.gorla@csuohio.edu
Phone: 216.523.7276
Fax: 216.687.5375
 

Personal

    Dr. Rama Gorla is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Fenn Distinguished Research Professor at Cleveland State University. Professor Gorla is the University Ombudsperson and interacts with students, faculty and staff. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo in 1972.

    His primary research areas are combustion, heat transfer and fluid dynamics. He worked as a turbomachinery design engineer at Teledyne Continental Motors Turbine Engines (TCM-TE) in Toledo, Ohio and as a design engineer of the aerothermodynamics of rotating machinery at Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park, Michigan. He completed a research program funded by NASA Lewis Research Center in Turbine Heat Transfer

    Dr. Gorla has published over 500 technical papers in refereed journals and contributed several book chapters in Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics. He co-authored a text book on Turbomachinery published by Marcel & Dekker Company in 2003. NASA, AFOSR and local industry have sponsored his research. He is the recipient of two Distinguished Faculty awards from Cleveland State University, the first for research in 1999 and the second for teaching in 2004. He was given the Teaching Excellence Award from the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education in 2004.

    He received the Distinguished Technical Educator Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council in May 2006. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research and Associate Editor of five Journals: International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Applied Mechanics and Engineering Journal, Journal of MHD and Plasma Research, Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences and the Journal of Pure and Applied Physics.
     

Awards

    1. Fenn Distinguished Research Professor, 2008
    2. The Distinguished Technical Educator Award from the Cleveland Technical Societies Council on May 17, 2006.
    3. Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award from Cleveland State University in 2004
    4. Teaching Excellence Award from the Northeast Ohio Council
    on Higher Education in 2004
    5. Distinguished Faculty Research Award from Cleveland State University in 1999

Current Projects

  • Heat and Mass Transfer in Nanofluids
  • Heat and Mass Transfer in LNG Systems, Research proposal funded by Parker Hannifin Corporation
  • Fluid/Structure Interaction Analysis, Research Proposal funded by NASA.
  • Unsteady Probabilistic Analysis, Research Proposal funded by NASA.
  • Heat Transfer in Thin Films, Research Proposal funded by U.S. Air Force.
  • Unsteady Boundary Layers
  • Micropolar Boundary Layers
  • Flow through Porous Media and slotted surfaces
  • Entropy Minimization in fluid flow
  • Flow through arteries
  • Reliability of Space Structures
  • Probabilistic analysis of life time prediction

Selected Publications

JOURNALS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

1. Gorla, R.S.R., Chamkha, A. and Ghodeswar, K., "Natural Convective Boundary Layer over a Cone Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid," Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 3, 2014, doi: 10.1166/jon.2014.1074.

2. El-Dawy, H.A., Mohammadein, A.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Influence of Dispersion and Radiation on Heat Transfer from a Stretching Surface in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 3, 2014, doi: 10.1166/jon.2014.1078.

3. El-Dawy, H.A., Mohammadein, A.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Effect of Magnetic Field on Free Convection Boundary Layer Flow over a Vertical Surface in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 3, 2014, doi: 10.1166/jon.2014.1077.

4. Ahmed, S.E., Rashad, A.M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Natural Convection in Triangular Enclosures Filled with Nanofluid Saturated Porous Media,” AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 2013 (in print)

5. Gorla, R.S.R. and Hossain, M.A., “Mixed Convective Boundary Layer Flow over a Vertical Cylinder Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with Nanofluid,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 23, 2013, pp. 1393-1405.

6. Darvishi, M.T., Gorla, R.S.R. and Khani,F., “Natural Convection and Radiation in Porous Fins,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 23, 2013, pp. 1406-1420.

7. Hossan, M.A., Saleem, M. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Surface-Radiation Effect on Natural Convection Flow in a Fluid-Saturated Non-Darcy Porous Medium Enclosed by Non-Isothermal Walls," International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 23, 2013, pp. 1320-1339.

8. Gorla, R.S.R. and Tanawade, A., "Probabilistic Structural and Thermal Analysis of a Gasketed Flange,'" Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, Vol. 59, 2013, pp. 535-541.

9. Chamkha, A., Rashad, A.M. and Gorla, “Non-Similar Solutions for Mixed Convection along a Wedge Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated by a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid: Natural Convection Dominated Regime,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 2013 (in print)

10. Kumari, M. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer from a Sphere in Non-Newtonian Nanofluids,” Journal of Nanoengineeering and Nanosystems, 2013 (in print).

11. Mukhopadhyay, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Diffusion of Chemically Reactive Species of a Casson Fluid Flow overran Exponentially Stretching Surface,” Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Journal, 2013 (in print)

12. Gorla, R.S.R. and Kumari, M., "Combined Convection on a Vertical Cylinder in a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid,” Journal of Nanofluids, 2013 (in print).

13. Rashidi, M.M., Kavyani, N., Anwar Beg, O. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Transient MHD Film Flow, Heat Transfer and Entropy Generation From a Spinning Disk System,” International Journal of Energy & Technology, Vol. 18, 2013, pp. 1-14.

14. Rashidi, M.M., Anwar Beg, O., Freidooni Mehr, N., Hosseini, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Homotopy Simulation of Axisymmetric Laminar Mixed Convection Nanofluid Boundary Layer Flow over a Vertical Cylinder,” Theoretical Applied Mechanics Journal, Vol. 39, 2013, pp. 365-390.

15. Anwar Beg, O., Zueco, J. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Numerical Modeling of Non-Similar Non-Isothermal Magnetohydrodynamic Heat Transfer From a Transpiring Conical Body with Pressure Work Effects,” AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 2013 (in print)

16. Anwar Beg, O., Tripathi, D and Gorla, R.S.R., “Simulating Peristatic Propulsion Flows of Viscoplastic Fluids,” ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, 2013 (in print)

17. Gorla, R.S.R. and Chamkha, A., “Free Convection Past a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 2, 2013, pp.297-302.

18. Gorla, R.S.R. and Llapa, J., "Heat Transfer in a Nano Thin Film Region of an Evaporating Meniscus,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 1-6.

19. Hossain, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Joule Heating Effect on Magnetohydrodynamic Mixed Convection Boundary Layer Flow with Variable Electrical Conductivity,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 23, 2013, pp. 275-288.

20. Bhattacharya, K., Hayat, T. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Heat Transfer in the Boundary Layer Flow of Maxwell Fluid Over a Permeable Shrinking Sheet,” Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Journal, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 72-78.

21. Darvishi, M.T., Gorla, R.S.R. and Khani, F., “Unsteady Thermal Response of a Porous Fin under the Influence of Natural Convection and Radiation,” Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Journal, (in print).

22. Gorla, R.S.R., Darvishi, M.T. and Khani, F., “Effect of Variable Thermal Conductivity on Natural Convection and Radiation in Porous Fins,” Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Journal, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 79-85.

23. Mansour, M.A., Bakier, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Natural convection of the vertical heat sources of I-shaped nanofluid-filled enclosures,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 221-230.

24. Saleem, M., Hossain, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Effect of Magnetic Field on Thermocapillary Convection in a System of Two Immiscible Liquid Layers in a Rectangular Cavity,” International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, 2013 (in print)

25. Siddiqa, S., Hossain, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Hall Current Effects on Magenetohydrodynamic Natural Convection Flow with Strong Cross Magnetic Field," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2013 (in print).

26. Mukhopadhyay, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Slip Effects on Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer along a Stretching Cylinder," International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2013 (in print)
27. Mukhopadhyay, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Dual Solutions for Boundary Layer Flow of Moving Fluid over a Moving Surface with Power-Law Surface Temperature," International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2013 (in print)
28. Werner, C. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Probablilistic Study of Bone Remodeling using Finite Element Analysis" International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2013 (in print)
29. Bhattacharya, K., Layek, G.C. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Boundary Layer Slip Flow and Heat Transfer Past a Stretching Sheet with Temperature Dependent Viscosity,” Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Journal, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 38-43.

30. Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gorla, R.S.R., "MHD Flow and Heat Transfer Past a Porous Stretching Non-Isothermal Surface in Porous Medium with Variable Free Stream Temperature,” Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Journal, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 29-37.

31. Mukhopadhyay, S., Mondal, I.C. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Effects of Slip Flow and Heat Transfer over a Plate in a Darcy-Forchheimer Porous Medium,” Trends in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2013 (in print).

32. Gorla, R.S.R. and El-Amin, M.F., "MHD Stagnation Point Flow of a non-Newtonian Nanofluid," International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, Vol. 4, 2013 (in print).

33. Kumari, M. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Combined Convective Boundary Layer Flow over a Horizontal Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid," International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, Vol. 4, 2013 (in print).

34. Mukhopadhyay, S., Mondal, I.C. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Effects of Partial Slip on Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer Past a Stretching Circular Cylinder in a Nanofluid," International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, Vol. 4, 2013 (in print).

35. El-Dawy, H.A., Mohammadein, A.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Nanofluid Heat Transfer in Parallel Plate Vertical Channels in Nanofluid with Porous Medium in Stretching/Shrinking Surfaces,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 208-212.

36. El-Dawy, H.A., Mohammadein, A.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Stagnation Point Thermal Boundary Layer Flow Towards a Stretching/Shrinking Sheet in a Nanofluid,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 283-291.

37. Gorla, R.S.R., Chamkha, A. and Takhar, H., “Mixed Convection in Non-Newtonian Fluids along a Vertical Plate in Porous Media with Constant Surface Heat Flux,” Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Journal, Vol. 2, 2013, pp. 65-70.

38. El-Amin, M.F., Salama, A., El-Amin, A.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Combined Effect of Thermal Dispersion and Variable Viscosity on Non-Darcy Convection Heat Transfer,” Journal of Porous Media, Vol. 16, 2013 (in print)

39. Caroneos, R.M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Structural Analysis and Optimization of a Composite Fan Blade for Future Aircraft Engine,” International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 29, 2012, pp. 131-164.

40. Rashidi, M.M., Anwar Beg, O., Freidooni Mehr, N., Hosseini, A. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Homotopy Simulation of Axisymmetric Laminar Mixed Convection Nanofluid Boundary Layer Flow Over a Vertical Cylinder,” Theoretical Applied Mechanics, Vol. 39, 1012, pp. 365-390.

41. Mukhopadhyay, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Unsteady MHD Boundary Layer Flow of an Upper Convected Maxwell Fluid Past a Stretching Sheet with First Order Constructive/Destructive Chemical Reaction,” Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 2012 (in print)

42. Khan, W.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Nonsimilar Solutions for Mixed Convection of Water at 4oC Over a Vertical Surface with a Convection Boundary Condition in a Porous Medium," Heat Transfer-Asian Research, Vol. 41, 2012, pp. 681-689.

43. Gorla, R.S.R. and Kumari, M., "Mixed Convection Flow of a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid over a Non-Linearly Stretching Sheet,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 1, 2012, pp. 186-195.

44. Kumari, M. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Mixed Convective Boundary Layer Flow over a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid,” Journal of Nanofluids, Vol. 1, 2012, pp. 166-174.

45. Darvishi, M.T., Gorla, R.S.R. and Khani,F., “Natural Convection and Radiation in Radial Porous Fins,” Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2012 (in print)

46. Bhattacharya, K., Layek, G.C. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Slip Effect on Boundary Layer Flow on a Moving Flat Plate in a Parallel Free Stream,” International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, Vol. 39, 2012 (in print)

47. Khan, W. and Gorla, RS.R., "Heat and Mass Transfer in Power-Law Nanofluids Over Non-isothermal Stretching Wall with Convective Boundary Condition," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134, 2012, pp. 1120011-1120017.

48. Gorla, R.S.R. and El-Amin, M.F., “Thermal Boundary Layer Flow over a Stretching Sheet in a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid with Radiation Effect,” International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 181-200.

49. Gorla, R.S.R. and Kumari, M., "Mixed Convection in an Axisymmetric Stagnation Flow of a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid on a Vertical Cylinder,” Journal of Nanoengineeering and Nanosystems, 2012 (in print).

50. Kumari, M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Mixed Convection Boundary Layer Flow From a Horizontal Circular Cylinder in a Non-Newtonian Nanofluid,” International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, Vil. 3, 2012, pp. 267-282.

51. Kumari, M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Mixed Convection Along a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid: Entire Regime,” International Journal of Microscale and Nanoscale Thermal and Fluid Transport Phenomena, 2012 (in print).

52. Kumari, M. and Gorla, R.S.R., “Combined Convective Boundary Layer Flow Over a Horizontal Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid,” International Journal of Micro-Nano Scale Transport, Vol. 2, 2012, pp. 167-186.

53. Gorla, R.S.R. and Khan, W.A., "Natural Convective Boundary Layer Flow Over a Vertical Cylinder Embedded in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid,” ASME Journal of Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine , Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 034501-1-5.

54. Mukhopadhyay, S., and Gorla, R.S.R., "Effects of Partial Slip on Boundary Layer Flow Past a Permeable Exponential Stretching Sheet in the Presence of Thermal Radiation," Heat and Mass Transfer Journal, Vol. 48, 2012, pp. 1773-1781.

55. Gorla, R.S.R., Chamkha, A. and Al-Meshaiei, E., “Melting Heat Transfer in a Nanofluid Boundary Layer on a Stretching Circular Cylinder,” Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Vol. 9, 2012, pp. 1-10.

56. El-Amin, M.F., Salama, A., Sun, S. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Development of Flow and Heat Transfer in the Vicinity of a Vertical Plate Embedded in a Porous Medium with Viscous Dissipation Effects,” Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media Journal, Vol. 3, 2012, pp. 169-175.

57. Gorla, R.S.R. and Abdel-Gaied, S., "Mixed Convection in a Porous Medium Saturated with a Nanofluid: Entire Regime," AIAA Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Journal, Vol. 26, 2012, pp. 386-390.

58. Mahfooz, S.M., Hossain, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Radiation Effects on Transient MHD Natural Convection Flow with Heat Generation," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2012 (in print).

59. Khan, W.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Effect of Magnetic Field on Heat and Mass Transfer in Non-Newtonian Nanofluids over a Non-Isothermal Stretching Wall," ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 134, 2012, pp. 1045021-1045025.

60. Siddiqa, S., Hossain, M.A. and Gorla, R.S.R., "Conduction-Radiation Effects on Periodic MHD Natural Convection Boundary Layer Flow along a Vertical Surface," International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 53, 2012, pp. 119-129.


Professional Activities

    1. Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research
    2. Associate Editor of the Journal, International Journal of Turbo & Jet Engines
    3. Associate Editor of the Journal, International Journal of Applied Mechanics and Engineering
    4. Associate Editor of the Journal, Journal of MHD and Plasma Research
    5. Associate Editor of the Journal, Journal of Pure and Applied Physics
    6. Associate Editor of the Journal, Journal of Mechanics of Continua and Mathematical Sciences
    7. Member, Review Panel to evaluate Proposals for the United States Department of Education
    8. Reviewer of research proposals submitted to National Science Foundation
    9. Reviewer of Research Proposals Submitted to National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
    10. Reviewer for several international journals