Dr. Sarada Kuravi

SKuravi

Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2009

Lab: Renewable Energy and Thermal Systems (REThermS) Laboratory

Research Interests

Thermal Sciences and Energy

Renewable/Alternative Energy, Concentrating Solar Power, Thermal and Thermochemical/Hydrogen Storage, Water Desalination, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Advanced Heat Transfer Fluids, Thermal Systems

Current Projects

  • Concentrate Water Desalination Using Heat Recuperative Solar Still, Agency: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation & NM Water Resources Research Institute, Dates: 05/01/2017 to 04/30/2019.

Recent Publications

Highlight paperSarada Kuravi, Jamie Trahan, Yogi Goswami, Elias Stefanakos, Muhammad Rahman, “Thermal Energy Storage Technologies and System Design for Concentrating Solar Power Plants”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science (2017 ISI Impact Factor – 17.38), Vol: 39, No. 4, pp: 285-319, 2013. (Top 10 most downloaded article in the journal from June 2013 to present; 420+ citations as of September 2017).

  1. Shahin Shafiee, Mary McCay, Sarada Kuravi, “The Effect of Magnetic Field on Thermal-Reaction Kinetics of a Paramagnetic Metal Hydride Storage Bed”, Applied Sciences, Vol: 7, pp: 1006, 2017. doi:10.3390/app7101006.
  2. Roberto Venegas, Sarada Kuravi, Krishna Kota, Mary McCay, “Comparative Design Analysis of Geothermal and Solar Thermal Power Plants: A Case Study,” International Journal of Renewable Energy Research (in editing).
  3. Shahin Shafiee, Mary McCay, Sarada Kuravi, “Effect of Magnetic Fields on Thermal Conductivity in a Ferromagnetic Packed Bed”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol: 86, pp: 160-167, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2017.04.014
  4. Haibao Hu, Sarada Kuravi, Feng Ren, Pei-feng Hsu, “Liquid Metal Flow in Manifold Microchannel Heat Sinks”, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Montreal, Canada, November 14-20, 2014.
  5. Peijie Li, Sarada Kuravi, “Convective Performance of Encapsulated Phase Change Material Slurries of Water, PAO and Engine Oil in Microchannels”, Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Orlando, FL, July 14-16, 2014.
  6. Peijie Li, Sarada Kuravi, “Study of Thermal Performance of Liquid Flow through a Minichannel”, Proceedings of International Conference on Research and Innovations in Mechanical Engineering (ICRIME 2013), Ludhiana, India, October 24-26, 2013.
  7. Sarada Kuravi, Jamie Trahan, Yogi Goswami, Elias Stefanakos, Muhammad Rahman, “Thermal Energy Storage Technologies and System Design for Concentrating Solar Power Plants”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, Vol: 39, No. 4, pp: 285-319, 2013.
  8. Sarada Kuravi, Jamie Trahan, Yogi Goswami, Chand Jotshi, Elias Stefanakos, Nitin Goel, “Investigation of a High Temperature Packed Bed Sensible Heat Thermal Energy Storage System with Large Sized Elements”, Proceedings of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Houston, TX, November 9-15, 2012.
  9. Jamie Trahan, Sarada Kuravi, Yogi Goswami, Muhammad Rahman, Elias Stefanakos, “Thermal Characterization of High Temperature Inorganic Phase Change Materials for Thermal Energy Storage Applications”, Paper No. ESFuelCell2012-91475, in Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference of Energy Sustainability, San Diego, CA, July 23-26, 2012.
  10. Swetha Pendyala, Prashanth Sridharan, Sarada Kuravi, Chand Jotshi, Manoj Ram, Muhammad Rahman, Elias Stefanakos, Yogi Goswami, “Macroencapsulation of Sodium Nitrate for Thermal Energy Storage in Solar Thermal Power”, Paper No. ESFuelCell2012-91447, in Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference of Energy Sustainability, San Diego, CA, July 23-26, 2012.
  11. Rachana Vidhi, Sarada Kuravi, Saeb Besarati, Elias Stefanakos, Yogi Goswami, “Performance of Working Fluids for Power Generation in a Supercritical Organic Rankine Cycle”, Paper No. ESFuelCell2012-91473, in Proceedings of the ASME 2012 6th International Conference of Energy Sustainability, San Diego, CA, July 23-26, 2012.