Rich Gould

R J Reynolds Professor & Department Head

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  • Engineering Building III (EB3) 3114

In the classroom, Dr. Gould teaches MAE 501 Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics and MAE 310 Heat Transfer Fundamentals. MAE 501 is essentially two subjects in one: 1st and 2nd law analyses, and thermodynamic properties of materials. His approach in this class is to emphasize the differences between these two levels, overcoming confusion and providing greater depth to the subject. His approach in MAE 310 is to focus in class on solving practical problems. For example, the problem of finding the critical (optimal) thickness of insulation is interesting in that the solution depends on the competing effects of reduced resistance due to convection and the increased resistance due to conduction.

As a research adviser, Dr. Gould usually meets with his students weekly. His students are self-motivated and interested in contributing to society through the engineering of systems and processes that conserve our energy resources.

Outside of work, Dr. Gould enjoy watching football (mostly pro), and participating in church and mission activities.

Education

Ph.D. 1987

Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

M.S. 1983

Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

B.S. 1979

Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

Research Description

Dr. Gould's long-term research goal is to contribute to the improvement of energy utilization, drawing on his technical experiences in the thermal-fluids area. Most recently, he has been 1) developing cooling methods for high-power solid-state electronics for the smart grid, 2) developing a hybrid-electric vehicle propulsion system that is retrofit onto school buses, 3) developing for third-world countries a low-cost, robust, cooler (chest) for vaccines, and 4) studying the dependence of daily changes in weather on residential energy use toward the goal of developing algorithms and heuristics that optimize the usage times of home appliances.

Publications

A convenient low order thermal model for heat transfer characteristics of single floored low-rise residential buildings
Anand, N., & Gould, R. D. (2017), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2016, vol. 6b, ).
Discrete element studies of gravity-driven dense granular flows in vertical cylindrical tubes
Chilamkurti, Y. N., & Gould, R. D. (2016), (Proceedings of the ASME Power Conference, 2016, ).
Effect of flow rate and particle size on heat transfer to dense granular flows
Watkins, M. F., & Gould, R. D. (2016), (Proceedings of the ASME 10th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, 2016, vol 1, ).
Dense granular flows as a new heat transfer fluid for concentrated solar power
Watkins, M. F., & Gould, R. D. (2016), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2015, vol 8b, ).
Experimental and computational studies of gravity-driven dense granular flows
Chilamkurti, Y. N., & Gould, R. D. (2016), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2015, vol 7a, ).
Thermal stress and high temperature effects on power devices in a fault-resilient NPC IGCT-based converter
Rocha, A. V., Bhattacharya, S., Moghaddam, G. K., Gould, R. D., de Paula, H., & Cardoso, B. D. (2016), IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 31(4), 2800-2807.
Thermomagnetic liquid cooling: A novel variable speed motor drives thermal management solution
Karimi-Moghaddam, G., Gould, R. D., & Bhattacharya, S. (2015), (2015 IEEE International Electric Machines & Drives Conference (IEMDC), ) (pp. 1768-1773).
Investigation of enhancement in pool boiling heat transfer of a binary temperature sensitive magnetic fluid
Karimi-Moghaddam, G., Gould, R. D., & Bhattacharya, S. (2014), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2013, vol 8b, ).
A non-dimensional analysis to characterize thermomagnetic convection of a temperature sensitive magnetic fluid in a flow loop
Karimi-Moghaddam, G., Gould, R. D., & Bhattacharya, S. (2014), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2013, vol 8b, ).
A nondimensional analysis to characterize thermomagnetic convection of a temperature sensitive magnetic fluid in a flow loop
Karimi-Moghaddam, G., Gould, R. D., & Bhattacharya, S. (2014), Journal of Heat Transfer, 136(9).

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Grants

Expansion of CNC manufacturing processes at NC State
DENSO International America, Inc. (6/17/16 - 3/16/17)
"Demonstration of a Medium Voltage Power Module for High Density Conversion" Task 4.6:Pwr Amer-Hopkins- BP-2
NCSU PowerAmerica: Next Generation Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute(6/15/16 - 5/31/17)
High Temperature Heat Transfer Fluid for CSP
US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)(2/18/14 - 12/31/16)
Gen II SST Development Based om 15 kV SiC Power Devices
NCSU Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center (FREEDM)(9/01/10 - 8/31/17)
Constitutive Modeling of Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs)
National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)(3/29/10 - 2/28/13)
SSTGEN1 : Design and Development of Isolated Bidirectional DC-to-DC Converter For SST, Verification of SST Controller, and Testing of Gen1 SST System
NCSU Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems Center (FREEDM)(9/01/08 - 8/31/11)
DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF H-53 PROTOTYPE BATWING SLING
US Navy - Naval Air Depot, Cherry Point(1/07/09 - 4/24/09)
Development of a clutch mechanism for squirrel cage windturbine
John Ketcham(8/09/08 - 11/15/11)
Flash Steam Generator
John Ketcham(4/15/08 - 8/15/08)
Temperature Prediction of Paper Drying Drum
MeadWestvaco Corp.(1/01/07 - 6/30/07)