Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Yousri Elkassabgi, Ph.D (M.E.),P.E., Professor

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Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX, 1986

M.S., Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. 1978

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 1970

Registration

Registered Professional Engineer in Texas (Texas RPE No. 71170)

Professional Experience:

  • OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY SUMMER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM: Summers of (10 weeks) - 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, and 2009: worked on thermal hydraulics analysis of the refueling process for the Advanced Neutron Source Reactor (ANSR), investigation of thermodynamic Rankine cycles for nuclear reactors of space ship use, thermal analysis of the behavior of molten salt to be adapted as a working fluid for cooling of the new AHTR Nuclear Reactors.  

  • Conducted workshops on energy conservation to most of the utility companies in the State of Texas funded by the State of Texas Energy office. These utility companies included Central Power and Light, Houston Light and Power, Texas utilities for Dallas and Fort Worth area, City Service of San Antonio, Austin Utility.  

  • NAVY SUMMER FACULTY RESEARCH PROGRAM: Summers 2002, 2003, and 2004: Worked on the management of thermal loads for ships, electronic switching semiconductors, induction motors, and the development of boundary layer thickness in experimental wind tunnels to simulate air flow over ocean waters.  

  • Conducted energy conservation workshops and energy audits in several countries in the Middle East. These studies were conducted in the State of Qatar (December 1997 and 1998), Bahrain (December 1998), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (December 2000 and 2001), and Sultanate of Oman (December 2005). All were funded by the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consultancy.

  • The former director and founder of the Industrial Assessment Center IAC (1993-1998) (formerly the Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center, EADC) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. The Industrial Assessment Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville was established in October 1993 by a contract with the United States Department of Energy. The center conducted energy audits, waste minimization studies, and productivity studies for 105 industrial plants in the areas of San Antonio, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Brownsville, Victoria, Laredo, and smaller cities in south Texas.

Research Interests:
Funded Grants (Main Principal Investigator in all following grants)

1. National Science Foundation, "Thermal Analysis of Molten Salt Flow Through Graphite Pebble Bed Channel", $37,000.00, 2009.

2. National Science Foundation, "Thermal Analysis of Molten Salt Thermal Behavior around Vertical Cylindrical Heater", $37,000.00, 2008.

3.National Science Foundation, "Analysis of the Rankine Cycle for Space Applications", $34,000.00, year 2004.

4. "Convection and Boiling in Thin Channels", 1994-1996, $43,699.00, funded by Texas Higher Education Boar, Advanced Research Program.

5. "Lone Star Energy Conservation", $176,000.00. Funded by State of Texas Energy Conservation Office, 1994-1995.

6. "Lone Star Energy Conservation", $192,850.00. Funded by State of Texas Energy Conservation Office, 1995-1996.

7. "Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center", $67,525.00. Funded by United States Department of Energy, October. 1993- September 1995.

8. "Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center", $120,450.00. Funded by United States Department of Energy, October, 1994- September 1995.

9. "Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center", $161,810.00. Funded by United States Department of Energy, October, 1995- September 1996.

10. "Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center", $150,750.00. Funded by United States Department of Energy, October. 1996- June1998.

11. "Thermal Hydraulic Analysis of the Advanced Source Reactor Refueling Process", $16,000.00. Funded by the Oak Ridge National    Laboratory, Engineering Technology Division, 1994 -1995.

12. "Energy Conservation Study of Building #8 of the Corpus Christi Army Depo"; $5,000.00. 1994.

13. "Energy Conservation Seminars for the State of Texas Utilities Companies", Sponsored by U.S.A Department of Energy and State of Texas Energy Office, 1995-1996, $6,261.39.

14."Experimental Study of Alcohol Additives in Lithium Bromide Water Pool Absorbers", Funded by Texas Higher Coordinating Board, 1990-1992, $55,000.00. ERAP Program.

Recent Publications:

  • "Experimental Study of the Effects of Alcohol Additives in Lithium Bromide/Water Stagnant Absorbers” Y. Elkassabgi, H. A. Razzak, Thota Nagadhar, and Asad Salem, submitted to ASHRAE Transactions. Submitted November 15, 2008, still pending.  

  • "Thermal Analysis of Molten Salt Thermal Behavior around Vertical Cylindrical Heater”,Y. Elkassabgi, G. L. Yoder, D.W. Heatherly, H. A. Razzak, J. P. Jordan, and R. Salinas. To be submitted to J. of Nuclear Technology, 2009.  

  • "Thermal Analysis of Molten Salt Flow Through Graphite Pebble Bed Channel”, Y. Elkassabgi, G. L. Yoder, G. De Leaon, and E. Valenzuela. To be submitted to J. of Nuclear Technology, 2009.  "Integrating the Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma in Manufacturing Process Improvement”, Kai Jin, Hayder Abdul-Razzak, Yousri Elkassabgi, Hong Zhou and Aaron Herrera, International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Presented at the World Congress of Engineering and Technology Conference, Dubai, UAE, January 28-30, 2009.

  • "Analysis of Blood Flow in Partially Blocked Bifurcated Blood Vessel.” H. A. Razak, Y. Elkassabgi, P. K. Punati, and N. Nasser. Accepted for publication in ICNAAM, 2009. 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS AND APPLIED MATHEMATICS 2009 (ICNAAM 2009) 18-22 September 2009, Rethymno, Crete, Greece.

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Contact Information

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
EC 338
MSC 191 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-2293
fax:
email: Y-elkassabgi@tamuk.edu
Personal Website: http://www.engineer.tamuk.edu/departments/mien/elka.html

This page was last updated on: December 10, 2012