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PUBLICATIONS

 


 

I. Refereed Journal Papers

1.    S. Akwaboa, E. Beyazouglu, and P. Mensah, “Multiscale Modeling and Analysis of the Thermal Transport in the Thermal Barrier Microstructure,” (Accepted for publication,  Journal of Heat Transfer, Spring  2012)

2.    Monica. B. Silva, S. M Guo, Patrick Mensah, and Ravinder Diwan, “Thermal Conductivity Predictions for Ceramic Thermal Barrier Coatings,” (Manuscript in preparation for submission to Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, 2012) 

3.    P. Mensah, O. Soysal, G. Li,  and A. Jana, “Simulation and Optimization of the Curing Process Used in joining Polymeric Composite-to-Alloy Pipes," (Manuscript to be submitted to Polymer Engineering & Science, 2011)

4.    W. Soboyejo, P. Mensah, R. Diwan, J. Crowe and S. Akwaboa, “High Temperature Oxidation Interfacial Growth Kinetics in YSZ Thermal barrier Coatings with bond coatings of NiCoCrAlY ,” Mater. Sci. Engr. A, 528 (2011) 2223-2230, Available online December 22,  2010

5.    Federico Rosei, Lionel Vayssieres, and Patrick Mensah, “Materials Science in the Developing World: Challenges and Perspectives for Africa,” Adv. Mater. 2008, 20, 1–14

6.    S.I. Ibekwe, P.F. Mensah, G. Li, S.S. Pang, and M. A. Stubblefield, “Impact and Post Impact Response of Laminated Beams at Low Temperatures,” Composite Structures 2007

7.    N. Gupta, E. Woldesenbet and P. Mensah, “Compression Properties of Syntactic Foams: Effect of Radius and Specimen Aspect Ratio,” Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2004, 103-111.

8.    Guoqiang Li, S.S. Pang, E. Woldesenbet, M.A. Stubblefield, P.F. Mensah, and S.I. Ibekwe, "Investigation of Prepreg Bonded Composite Single Lap Joint," Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 32B, No. 8, pp. 651-658, 2001.

9.    P. Mensah, M. Stubblefield, S. Pang, and D. Wingard, "Thermal Analysis Characterization of Fiberglass Epoxy Prepreg Used to Join Composite Pipes,” Polymer Engineering & Science, Vol.39, No.4, April 1999

10. G. Kojasoy, F. Landis, P. Mensah and C.T. Chang: "Two-Phase Pressure Drop in Multiple Thick-and Thin-Orifice Plates," Experimental Thermal Fluid Science, Vol. 15:347-358, 1997

 

II. Refereed Conference Proceedings

11. L. Wang, S. Nandikolla, M. H. Habibi, P. F. Mensah, R. Diwan, and S. M. Guo,“ Thermal Cycling Behavior of Gd2Zr2O7 Based Thermal Barrier Coatings,” MS&T Conference, October 16-20, 2011, Columbus , OH

12. N. Polasa, M. B. Silva, S. Akwaboa, R. Diwan, P. F. Mensah , and S.M. Guo, “High Temperature Oxidation Studies of NiCoCrAlY and NiCoCrAlY– Hf bond coats,” MS&T Conference, October 16-20, 2011, Columbus , OH

13. Monica. B. Silva, S. M Guo, Patrick Mensah, and Ravinder Diwan, “Thermal Conductivity Prediction For Thermal Barrier Coatings,” IMECE 2010-38728, ASME IMECE, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

14. Edwin Igiede, Patrick F. Mensah, and Stephen Akwaboa, “High Temperature Endurance of FRP Composites with Polymeric Thermal Barrier Coatings,” IMECE 2010-40720, ASME IMECE, November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

15. Stephen Akwaboa, Patrick Mensah, and Ravinder Diwan, “A Comparison Study of Heat Transfer Through Electron Beam Vapor Deposition (EBPVD) and Air Plasma Sprayed (APS) Coated Gas Turbine Blades,” IHTC14-2296,  Proceedings of 4th International Heat Transfer Conference, Washington DC, August 2010

16. Daniel Ofori, Patrick F. Mensah, Mayank Tyagi and Samuel Ibekwe, “Modeling of The Multiphase Heat Transfer Enhancement In A Heat Exchanger Surface With Different Patterns of Micro-Pin Fins: A Volume of Fluid Modeling Approach,” 7th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics  (HEFAT 2010), Antalya, Turkey, 19-21 July 2010

17. Monica. B. Silva, Ogad Agu, Patrick Mensah, Ravinder Diwan, and S. M Guo, “Porosity and thermal cycling behavior of plasma sprayed and EBPVD thermal barrier coatings”, IGTI 2010-22433, ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air, June 14-18, 2010, Glasgow, UK

18. Stephen Akwaboa, Patrick Mensah, and Ravinder Diwan , “Effects of Thermal Radiation On Air Plasma Spray (APS) Coated Gas Turbine Blade,” GT2010-23660, ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air, June 14-18, 2010, Glasgow, UK

19. E. Beyazouglu, S. Akwaboa,  and P. Mensah , “Multiscale Study on The Thermal Model Of The Thermal Barrier Structure”, ASEE GSW Conference, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA March 25-26, 2010

20. A. Jana, K. Sekeroglu, D. Jerro, P. Mensah, S. Ibekwe, and S. Kodiyalam, “Enhancement of ME Laboratories with Interdisciplinary Emerging Technologies,” ASEE GSW Conference, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA March 25-26, 2010

21. Ogad A. Agu, Patrick F. Mensah and Ravinder Diwan, “Effects of Thermal cycling and Porosity on Novel Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs).” ASEE GSW Conference, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA March 25-26, 2010

22. Stephen Akwaboa, Patrick Mensah, Monica. B. Silva, Ravinder Diwan, Douglas E. Wolfe, and S. M Guo, “Thermal Properties and Porosity Comparison of APS and EBPVD TBCs  Deposited on MCrAIY Hf Bond Coated IN738”, IMECE 2009-11901, ASME IMECE, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

23.  W. Soboyejo, P. Mensah,  and R. Diwan, “Interfacial Kinetics of High Temperature Oxidation in YSZ Thermal barrier Coatings with NiCoCrAlY Bond Coat,” ASME IMECE2009-11556, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

24. Monica. B. Silva, S. M. Guo, Nalini Uppu, Ravinder Diwan, and P. F. Mensah, “The Study of Thermal Properties Measurements of YSZ-Al2O3 ceramic composites,” ASME IGTI GT2009-59496

25. Monica. B. Silva, S. M. Guo, Nalini Uppu, Ravinder Diwan, and P. F. Mensah, “Porosity Effects on Thermo-physical Properties of Standard and Vertically Cracked Thermal Barrier Coating Samples,”  ASME IGTI GT2009-59826

26. P. Mensah, N. Uppu, and R. Diwan, “Performance of Dense Vertical Cracked Air Plasma Spray Processed Thermal Barrier Coatings: Thermo-Physical Properties Measurements, and Effects of Thermal Stress On Thermal Cycling Failure,” ASME Heat Transfer Conference, HT2008-56354, Jacksonville, Florida, August 2008

27. S. M. Guo, M. B. Silva, P. F. Mensah and N. Uppu, “The Study of Thermal Properties and Micro Structures of YSZ,”  ASME IGTI GT2007 28147

28. P. Mensah, and N. Uppu, Comparison Of The Thermo-Physical Properties And Thermal Performance Of Macro-Cracked Thermal Barrier Coatings Processed By APS Methods, International Heat Transfer Conference, Sydney Australia, August 2006

29. P. Mensah, N. Uppu, R. Diwan, and S. Ibekwe, “Thermal Stress Analysis Comparisons of APS, EBPVD, And DVC Thermal Barrier Coatings,” 3rd International Conference of The African Materials Research Society, 7-10 December 2005, Marrakech, Morocco

30. A. Hassan, S. Ekkad, and P. Mensah,  “Predictions of Improved Mass Transfer Enhancement in PEM,”ASME HT2005-72394

31. N. Modi and Patrick Mensah, “Heat Sink Enhancements of An ASMATS in a Cryogenic Environment,” Proceedings of ASME HT2005-72586

32. N. Modi and Patrick Mensah, “Transient Simulation of an Autonomous Shape Memory Alloy Thermal Switch (ASMATS) in a cryogenic environment,” Proceedings of 3rd ASME Region X /SDPS Graduate Student Technical Conference March 31-April 2, 2005, Lubbock TX

33. Valerie Young, Ed Perry, Joseph Tront, Patrick Mensah, and Rassa Rassai, “Making Use of the MERLOT Database,” Proceedings of ASEE National Conference, Portland, OR, 2005

34. Nalini Uppu, Patrick F. Mensah and Ravinder Diwan, “Multidimensional Thermal Performance Analyses Of 7%Wt Yttria –Stabilized Zirconium Powder Thermal Barrier Coating,” IMECE 2004-62356

35. Ed Perry, Joseph Tront, Patrick Mensah, Rassa Rassai, Valerie Young "Using Online Learning Materials in Engineering Curricula" Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching, International Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, August 3-6, 2004

36. H.D. Jerro, C. Huang, N. Gupta, P. Mensah and A. Aripirala , “Implementation of an Interactive Concept Mapping Technique in an Engineering Course,” Proceedings of the ASEE-GSW2004-036, Lubbock, TX March 10-12, 2004

37. P. Mensah, S. Abdi, A. Jana, S. Ibekwe, C. Crosby, L. Henry, and W. Notardonato, “Development of A Smart Material Integrated Sensor Thermal Switch For Thermal Management,” Proceedings of ASME HT-FED 2004-56267

38. Nalini Uppu, Patrick Mensah, Ravinder Diwan, “Thermal Performance of 7%wt Yttria –Stabilized Zirconia Powder Thermal Barrier Coating,” Proceedings of 3rd ASME Region X /SDPS Graduate Student Technical Conference March 25-27, 2004, Longview TX

39. H.D. Jerro, C. Huang, L. Evans, and P. Mensah, “Demonstration of Concept Maps to Enhance Student Learning in an Engineering Course,” Proceedings of the 2003 ASEE Gulf –Southwest Annual Conference, Arlington, TX March 19-21, 2003

40. Patrick F. Mensah, Omer M. Soysal, Guoqiang Li, Amitava Jana, and Michael A. Stubblefield, “Transient Two-Dimensional Numerical Modeling Of Asymmetric Curing Process,” Paper No. Etce2002/CMDA-29073

41. Omer Soysal, Omer, Patrick F. Mensah, Amitava Jana, and Michael A. Stubblefield "A Fuzzy Control Model for the Curing Process of Heat-Activated Coupling of FRP Composites to Alloy Pipes," Paper No. ETCE2002/OT-29151

42. Samuel I. Ibekwe, Patrick F. Mensah, Amitava Jana, Guoqiang Li, and Michael A. Stubblefield, "Shear Strength Characteristics of an Ultrasonic Welded Lap Shear Joint," Paper No.: ETCE2002/OT-29149

43. Ghanashyam Joshi, Samuel I. Ibekwe, Patrick F. Mensah, and Habib Mohamadian, "Enhancement of Engineering Design and Manufacturing Courses through the Acquisition of 3D Printers for Rapid Prototyping,"  Proceeding of ASEE Gulf South west Annual Conference 2002

44. P. Mensah, M. Stubblefield, Omer Soysal and G. Li,  "Numerical Model for Thermal and Material Characterization of FRP Composite Pipes Exposed to Hydrocarbon Fire,” ASME ETCE Conference Proceedings, February 2001

45. S. Ibekwe, P. Mensah, G. Joshi, G. Li and M. Stubblefield, "Experimental and Analytical Strength Characterization of an Ultrasonic Welded lap Shear Joint," ASME ETCE conference proceedings. Feb. 2001

46. P. Mensah, M. Stubblefield, Omer Soysal and G. Li,  "Modeling of Heat-Activated Coupled Composite Pipes in a Cryogenic Thermal Environment,” ASME Engineering Technology Conference on Energy Proceedings, February 2001

47. K. Crosby, B. Smith, M. Stubblefield, and P. Mensah, “Applications of Material Selection for Joining Composite/Alloy Piping Structures,” ASME Engineering Technology Conference on Energy Proceedings, February 2001

48. S. Ibekwe, P. Mensah, G. Li and S. S. Pang, “Influence of Temperature Variation on the Post Impact Strength of Glass Fiber Composite Materials,” ASME Engineering Technology Conference on Energy Proceedings, February 2001

49. P. Mensah, G. Li, S.S. Pang, and M. Stubblefield, “Transient Thermal Analysis of A Heat-Activated Coupling Joint,” ASME ETCE and OMAE Conference Proceedings. Feb. 2000

50. G. Li, P. Mensah, S.S. Pang, and M. Stubblefield,  "Stress Analysis of A Heat-Activated Coupling Joint Subjected to Hydrostatic Internal Pressure” ASME ETCE and OMAE Conference Proceedings, February 2000

51. P. Mensah, G. Li, S.S. Pang, and M. Stubblefield, "Transient Thermal Analysis of A Heat-Activated Coupling Joint" ASME ETCE and OMAE conference proceedings. Feb. 2000

52. P. Mensah, M. Stubblefield, Y.  Zhao, and G. Li, "Thermal Analysis of The Heat-Activated Composite Pipe Joint,” Proceedings AACP 1999 Science, Engineering Technology and Business Seminars, Houston, TX May 1999

53. P. Mensah, Y. Zhao, M. Stubblefield, and S. Pang, “Thermal Stress Analysis of heat-Activated Coupling of Composite-to-Composite Pipe,” ASME Energy Sources Technology Conference Proceedings, February 1999

54. P. Mensah, M. Stubblefield, and S. Pang, “Simulation and Optimization of the Curing Process Used in joining Composite-to-Alloy Pipes," Proceedings 3rd Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theories, Applications and Practice,  (PN245), Hong Kong, December 1998

55. P. Mensah, Su-Seng Pang, and M. Stubblefield, "Modeling of The Curing Process of a Prepreg Fabric Used in Joining Composite-to- Alloy Pipes,” ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conference Proceeding Vol. 375 pp.81-88, San Diego, CA 1998

56. P. Mensah, M. Stubblefield, and S. S. Pang, "Thermal Analysis of Prepreg Used to Join Composite Pipes,” ASME Energy Week '98 Conference Proceedings, Houston, TX February 1998

57. R. Bell, S. Ibekwe, P. Mensah, and S. Chehl, "Design and Fabrication of Hat-Shaped Stiffened Panel by Resin Transfer Molding Method," ASME Energy Week '98 Conference Proceedings, Houston, TX February 1998

58. P. Mensah, S. Ibekwe and S. Chehl, "Transonic Flow and Thermal Stress Analysis of a Braided Composite Nozzle using Finite Control Volume and Finite Element Methods,” ASME Energy Week '97 conference proceedings, Houston, TX January 28-30, 1997,Vol III pp. 160-167

59. R. Cook, S. Ibekwe, P. Mensah, and S. Chehl, "On the Comparison of Thermo-Mechanical Characteristics of Textile Composites," ASME Energy Week '97 Conference Proceedings, Houston, TX January 28-30, 1997,Vol III pp. 168-175

60. G. Kojasoy, F. Landis, P. Mensah and C.T. Chang: "Two-Phase Pressure Drop through Multiple Stacked Orifices," Proc.  1996 ASME Fluids Engineering Division, summer meeting, San Diego, CA

61. A. Conrad, M. Sozen, P. Mensah:" Experimental Investigation of the Performance of a Four Roller Peristaltic Pump,” ASEE/GSW Annual conference proc., Vol I, pp. 624-633, Baton Rouge LA, 1994

III. Extended Abstracts

62. Stephen  Akwaboa, S. Kodiyalam, Amitava Jana, P. Mensah, R. Diwan, “Computation And Stereographic Visualization of Temperature And Heat Flux in a Thermal Barrier Coating of a Turbine Blade,” 19th  Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering,  ICCE-18 July 24-30, 2011 in Shanghai, China

63. Ravinder M. Diwan, Patrick F. Mensah, Naresh Polasa,  and Douglas E. Wolfe, “Mechanical Properties of Hot Corrosion Tested APS and EB-PVD Multilayer Thermal Barrier Coatings Using Nano Indentation,” 19th  Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering,  ICCE-18 July 24-30, 2011 in Shanghai, China

64. S. Kodiyalam, B. Mukerji, S. Akwaboa, P. Mensah and A. Jana, “Visualizing Simulated Multi Scale Data: temperature and Heat Flux in a Turbine Blade Cross-Section and its Thermal Barrier Coating,” Proceedings of 2010 RII Cybertools-Science Drivers Symposium, Baton Rouge, August 2010

65. Ravinder M. Diwan, Patrick F. Mensah, Naresh Polasa and Douglas Wolfe, “Hot Corrosion And Thermal Oxidation Studies of EB-PVD and APS Thermal Barrier Coatings”,18th Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering,  ICCE-18 July 4-10, 2010 in Anchorage Alaska, USA

66. Ravinder M. Diwan, Patrick F. Mensah, Ogad Agu and Douglas E. Wolfe “Thermal Oxidation Cycling Studies of APS and EB-PVD Composite TBC Microstructured Coatings”, 17th Annual International Conference on Composites or Nano Engineering,  ICCE-17 July 26-31, 2009 in Hawaii USA

67. Patrick F. Mensah, Samuel Ibekwe, Ravinder Diwan, Guoqiang Li, and Eyassu Woldesenbet, “Frontiers in Advanced Composite Materials Research”, January 2007, US/African Workshop on Frontiers in Materials Research January, 2007, Abuja, Nigeria

68. Daniel Ofori, Nalini Uppu, Patrick F. Mensah, Ravinder Diwan Paper presented “Comparison of Thermal Properties of Thermal Barrier Coating Deposited on IN738 Using Standard Air Plasma Spray With 100HE Plasma Spray System,” at the Fourteenth International Conference on Composites Engineering July 2-8, 2006 in Boulder, Colorado.

69. P. Mensah, N. Uppu, R. Diwan, S. Ibekwe, and E. Blevins, “Thermal Stress Analysis Of APS, EBPVD, And DVC Thermal Barrier Coatings Used In Power Generating Turbines, 3rd African Materials Research Society Conference, December 2008, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

70. Nalini Uppu, Patrick F. Mensah, Ravinder Diwan, and Michael Stubblefield

Thermal Stress Analysis of APS, EBPVD, and DVC Thermal Barrier Coatings on A Nickel Based Superalloy,” Eleventh International Conference on Composite Engineering (ICCE 12th), Proceedings, August 2005

71. Narendra Sankella, Ravinder M. Diwan, Patrick F. Mensah, “Study of Processing and Characterization of Thermal Barrier Coating Superalloys,” Eleventh International Conference on Composite Engineering (ICCE-11), August 2004

72. P. Mensah, O. Soysal, A. Jana and M. Stubblefield, "Improving Heat Activated Curing for Coupling of Composite-to-Alloy Ping: A Simulation Model”, in Eight International Conference on Composite Engineering (ICCE VIII), Proceedings, August 2001

73. P. Mensah, G. Li, and M. Stubblefield, "Prediction of Thermal Decomposition and thermal Stress FRP Composite Pipes," in Eight International Conference on Composite Engineering (ICCE VIII), Proceedings, August 2001

74. P. Mensah, G. Li, and M. Stubblefield,  "Analytical Model for The Heat-Activated Coupling of FRP Composite Pipe Joint,” Sixth International Conference on Composite Engineering (ICCE VI), Proceedings, July 1999

75. P. Mensah, S. Ibekwe: " On the Use of a CFD Code to Analyze the Flow and Thermal Behavior of Textile Composite for Rocket Motors," Third International Conference on Composite Engineering (ICCE-III), New Orleans, LA July 21-26, 1996

76. L. Banium, S. Ibekwe, P. Mensah, and S. Chehl, "Mechanical Behaviors of Autoclave-Cured, and Resin Transfer Molding Fabricated Composite Materials,Third International Conference on Composite Engineering (ICCE-III), New Orleans, LA July 21-26, 1996