Sommers Research Group




Publications

Journal Articles

2013

Sommers, A.D., Brest, T.J., Eid, K.F., 2013, "Topography-Based Surface Tension Gradients to Facilitate Water Droplet Movement on Laser-Etched Copper Substrates," Langmuir, Vol. 29, pp. 12043-12050 [pdf]

Alheshibri, M.H., Rogers, N.G., Sommers, A.D., Eid, K.F., 2013, "Spontaneous Movement of Water Droplets on Patterned Cu and Al Surfaces with Wedge-Shaped Gradients," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 102, 174103. [pdf]

Sommers, A.D., Yerkes, K.L., 2013, "Using Micro-Structural Surface Features to Enhance the Convective Flow Boiling Heat Transfer of R-134a on Aluminum," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 64, pp. 1053-1063.

Yu, R., Sommers, A.D., Okamoto, N.C., 2013, "Effect of a Micro-Grooved Fin Surface Design on the Air-Side Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of a Plain Fin-and-Tube Heat Exchanger," International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 36, pp. 1078-1089.

Gossard, J.J., Han, X., Ramalingam, M., Sommers, A.D., 2013, "Investigating the Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of New Refrigerant Mixtures through Numerical Simulation of Minichannel and Microchannel Evaporators," Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 50, pp. 1291-1298.

2012

Sommers, A.D., Yu, R., Okamoto, N.C., Upadhyayula, K., 2012, "Condensate Drainage Performance of a Plain Fin-and-Tube Heat Exchanger Constructed from Anisotropic Micro-grooved Fins," International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 35, pp. 1766-1778.

Sommers, A.D., Ying, J., Eid, K.F., 2012, "Predicting the Onset of Condensate Droplet Departure From a Vertical Surface Due to Air Flow- Applications to Topographically-Modified, Micro-Grooved Surfaces," Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 40, pp. 38-49. [pdf]

Han, X., Wang, Q., Park, Y., T'Joen, C., Sommers, A., and Jacobi, A., 2012, "A Review of Metal Foam and Metal Matrix Composites for Heat Exchangers and Heat Sinks," Heat Transfer Engineering, Vol. 33, Issue 12, pp. 991-1009

Wang, Q., Han, X.H., Sommers, A., Park, Y., T'Joen, C., Jacobi, A., 2012, "A Review on Application of Carbonaceous Materials and Carbon Matrix Composites for Heat Exchangers and Heat Sinks," International Journal of Refrigeration, Vol. 35, pp. 7-26.

2010-2011

Sommers, A.D, 2011, "A Methodology for Calculating the Volume of Condensate Droplets on Topographically-Modified, Micro-Grooved Surfaces," Langmuir, Vol. 27, No. 9, pp. 5523-5533. [pdf]

Sommers, A., Wang, Q., Han, X., T'Joen, C., Park, Y., Jacobi, A., 2010, "Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites for Heat Exchangers in Advanced Thermal Systems-A Review," Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 11-12, pp. 1271-1299. [pdf]

2008-2009

Hamilton, C., Dymek, S., and Sommers, A., 2009, "Characteristic Temperature Curves for Aluminum Alloys during Friction Stir Welding," Welding Journal, Vol. 89, pp.190-195. [pdf]

Sommers, A.D., Yerkes, K.L., 2009, "Experimental Investigation into the Convective Heat Transfer and System-Level Effects of Al2O3-Propanol Nanofluid," Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 1003-1014. [pdf]

T'Joen, C., Park, Y. Wang, Q., Sommers, A., Han, X., and Jacobi, A., 2009, "A Review on Polymer Heat Exchangers for HVAC&R Applications," International Journal of Refrigeration, 32(5), pp. 763-779. [pdf]

Lanzarotta, A., Baumann, L., Story, G., Witkowski, M., Khan, F., Sommers, A., and Sommer, A., 2009, "Rapid Molecular Imaging using Attenuated Total Reflectance Planar Array Infrared Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Tablets," Applied Spectroscopy, 63(9), pp. 979-991.

Hamilton, C., Dymek, S., and Sommers, A., 2009, "A Thermal Model of Friction Stir Welding Applied to Sc-Modified Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy Extrusions," International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 49(3-4), pp. 230-238.

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2008, "Wetting phenomena on micro-grooved aluminum surfaces and modeling of the critical droplet size," Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 328(2), pp. 402-411. [pdf]

2005-2007

Hamilton, C., Dymek, S., and Sommers, A., 2007, "A thermal model of friction stir welding in aluminum alloys," International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 48(10), pp. 1120-1130.

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2006, "Creating micro-scale surface topology to achieve anisotropic wettability on an aluminum surface," J. Micromech. Microeng., 16(8), pp. 1571-1578. [pdf]

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2006, "An exact solution to steady heat conduction in a two-dimensional annulus on a one-dimensional fin: application to frosted heat exchangers with round tubes," J. Heat Transfer, 128, pp.397-404. [pdf]

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2005, "Air-side heat transfer enhancement of a refrigerator evaporator using vortex generation," Int. J. Refrigeration, 28(7), pp.1006-1017. [pdf]


Conference Papers

Gossard, J.J., Han, X., Ramalingam, M.L., Sommers, A.D., 2012, "Numerical Simulation of Minichannel and Microchannel Evaporators with Headers and Louvered Fins- Investigating the Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of New Refrigerant Mixtures," 14th International Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Conference, Purdue, IN, July 16-19, Paper No. 2390.

Brest, T., Eid, K.F., Sommers, A.D., 2012, "Using Surface Tension Gradients to Reduce Condensate Retention and Improve Heat Exchanger Performance in Air Conditioning Systems," 14th International Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Conference, Purdue, IN, July 16-19, Paper No. 2389.

Sommers, A.D., Yerkes, K.L., 2012, "Convective Flow Boiling of R-134a on Micro-Structured Aluminum Surfaces," 14th International Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Conference, Purdue, IN, July 16-19, Paper No. 2408.

Yu, R., Sommers, A.D., Okamoto, N.C., Upadhyayula, K., 2011, "Impact of an Anisotropic Fin Surface Design on the Thermal-Hydraulic Performance of a Plain Fin-And-Tube Heat Exchanger," ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2011), Denver, CO, November 11-17, Paper No. IMECE2011-63102.

Gossard, J.J., Sommers, A.D., 2011, "Numerical Simulation of the Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Performance of R134a in a Microchannel Evaporator with Louvered Fins," ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2011), Denver, CO, November 11-17, Paper No. IMECE2011-63243.

Yu, R., Sommers, A.D., Okamoto, N.C., Upadhyayula, K., 2011, "Anisotropic Heat Exchanger Fin Surface Design for Improved Condensate Management," International Conference on Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration (ICACR2011), Yongpyong Resort, Gangwon-Do, KOREA, July 6-8, Paper No. ICACR2011-00154.

Sommers, A.D., Yerkes, K.L., Runyon, A.R., 2010, "A Study of the Thermal-Hydraulic Performance and System-Level Effects of Aluminum Oxide-Propanol Nanofluid," 14th International Heat Transfer Conference (IHTC-14), Washington, D.C., August 8-13, Paper No. IHTC14-22931.

Ying, J., Eid, K.F., and Sommers, A.D., 2010, "Designing Energy-Efficient Heat Exchangers-- Creating Micro-Channels on the Aluminum Fin Surface," 13th International Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Conference, Purdue, IN, July 12-15, Paper No. 2386.

Sommers, A.D., Yerkes, K.L., Runyon, A.R., 2009, "Thermal-Hydraulic Performance and System-Level Effects of Al2O3-Propanol Nanofluid," 7th Int'l Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: From Microscale Phenomena to Industrial Applications, Heredia, Costa Rica, September 13-18.

Hamilton, C., Sommers, A., and Senkov, O., 2009, "A Thermal Model of Friction Stir Welding of Sc-Modified Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy Extrusions," 7th World Conference on Experimental Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics- Proceedings of ExHFT-7, Krakow, Poland, June 28-July 3.

Hamilton, C., Sommers, A., and Senkov, O., 2008, "Friction Stir Welding of Sc-Modified Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy Extrusions," ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition- Proceedings of IMECE2008, Boston, MA, October 31-November 6, Paper No. IMECE2008-67490.

Sommers, A.D., and Jacobi, A.M., 2008, "Modeling the Retention of Water Droplets on Topographically-Modified, Micro-Grooved Aluminum," 2008 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Jacksonville, FL, August 10-14, Paper No. HT2008-56440.

Sommers, A.D., and Jacobi, A.M., 2008, "Calculating the Volume of Water Droplets on Topographically- Modified, Micro-Grooved Aluminum Surfaces," 12th International Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Conference, Purdue, IN, July 14-17, Paper No. 2282.

Park, Y., Liu, L., Sommers, A.D., and Jacobi, A.M., 2008, "Two-Phase Flow-Boiling of a Refrigerant-Based Nanofluid in a Horizontal Tube," 4th International Conference on Cryogenics and Refrigeration- Proceedings of ICCR'2008, Shanghai, China, April 6-9, Paper No. 278.

Sommers, A.D., Jacobi, A.M., 2007, "Using Anisotropic Micro-Scale Topography to Reduce the Retention of Water on Aluminum," 234th American Chemical Society National Meeting and Exposition , Boston, MA, August 19-23.

Park, Y., Sommers, A.D., Liu, L., Michna, G.J., Joardar, A., and Jacobi, A.M., 2007, "Nanoparticles to Enhance Evaporative Heat Transfer," 22nd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Beijing, China, August 21-26, Paper No. ICR07-B1-709.

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2006, "Critical droplet on micro-structured, aluminum, heat transfer surfaces," 13th Int. Heat Transfer Conf. IHTC-13, Sydney, Australia, August 13-18.

Xia, Y., Sommers, A.D., and Jacobi, A.M., 2006, "A numerical model for condensate drops and bridges retained on the air-side surface of heat exchangers," Int. Refrig. & Air Conditioning Conf., Purdue, IN, July 17-20, Paper No. R039.

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2006, "Wetting phenomena and water retention modeling on microstructured, aluminum surfaces," 2nd Int. Conf. on Transport Phenomena in Micro and Nanodevices, Barga, Italy, June 11-15, Paper No. IV-3.

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2004, "Air-side heat transfer augmentation of a refrigerator evaporator using vortex generation," Int. Refrig. & Air Conditioning Conf., Purdue, IN, July 12-15, Paper No. R034.

Sommers, A.D. and Jacobi, A.M., 2003, "Vortex generation as an air-side heat transfer enhancement method for refrigeration applications," Int. Congress of Refrig., Washington, D.C., August 17-22, Paper No. ICCR 0335.