Krishna Pillai Ph.D.

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, krishna@uwm.edu
(414) 229-6535
Eng & Math Sciences 945
Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Education:

  • Ph.D.,  Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, 1997
  • M.Tech.,  Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1991
  • B.Tech.,  Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1988

Research Focus:

  • Flow and transport in porous media (Modeling liquid motion through fiber bed during processing of polymer- and metal-matrix composites.
  • Wicking of liquids in rigid as well as swelling porous substrates.
  • Evaporation of multicomponent Liquids).
  • Computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
  • Rheology of polymers.

Publications:

  • “On Applying an External-Flow Driven Mass Transfer Boundary Condition to Simulate Drying from a Pore-Network Model,” M.R. Shaeri, S. Beyaghi and K.M. Pillai, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, n 57, pp. 331-344, 2013.
  • “A fast numerical simulation for modeling simultaneous metal flow and solidification in thin cavities using the lubrication approximation,” A. Reikher and K.M. Pillai, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, accepted for publication.
  • “Drying of a Porous Medium with Multiple Open sides Using a Pore-Network Model Simulation,” M.R. Shaeri, S. Beyhaghi and K.M. Pillai, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 39 (2012), pp. 1320-1324 DOI information: 10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2012.07.022
  • “A Study on Moisture Absorption and Swelling in Bio-Based Jute-Epoxy Composites,” Masoodi, R. and Pillai, K.M., Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, v 31, n 5, p 285-294, March 2012.
  • “Mechanical characterization of cellulose nanofiber and bio-derived epoxy composite,” R. Masoodi, R.E. Hajjar, K.M. Pillai, and R. Sabo, Materials and Design, v 36, p 570-576, April 2012.
  • "A General Formula for Capillary Suction Pressure in Porous Media," R. Masoodi and K.M. Pillai, Journal of Porous Media, 15(8), pp 775-783, 2012.
  • “Numerical Simulation of LCM Mold-Filling during the Manufacture of Natural Fiber Composites,” R. Masoodi, K.M. Pillai, N. Grahl, and H. Tan, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, v31, issue 6, March 2012.
  • “Multiscale Modeling of Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Dcale Fiber Preforms of Liquid Composite Molding I: Isothermal Flows,” Hua Tan and K.M. Pillai, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 43, n 1, pp. 1-13, Jan 2012.
  • “Multiscale Modeling of Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Dcale Fiber Preforms of Liquid Composite Molding II: Non-isothermal Flows,” Hua Tan and K.M. Pillai, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 43, n 1, p 14-28, Jan 2012.
  • “Multiscale Modeling of Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Dcale Fiber Preforms of Liquid Composite Molding III: Reactive Flows,” Hua Tan and K.M. Pillai, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 43, n 1, pp. 29-44, Jan 2012.

Conference Papers & Presentations:

  • An experimental estimation of Liquid Absorption Coefficient for Cellulose Nano-Fiber Films,” A. Javadi, K.M. Pillai and R. Sabo, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM11), Auckland, New Zealand, July 9-12, 2012.
  • “Investigation of Resin Flow in Woven (Dual-Scale) Jute Fabrics through the Two-Color Experiment,” R. Masoodi, A. Javadi and K.M. Pillai, Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials (FPCM11), Auckland, New Zealand, July 9-12, 2012.
  • “Coupling Mass Transfer in Inner and Outer Flows while Modeling Drying from a Pore-Network Model,” M.R. Shaeri, S. Beyaghi and K.M. Pillai, a talk presented at 4th International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Potsdam (Germany), June 17-22, 2012.
  • “Experimental and Theoretical Validation of Permeability obtained using the Closure Formulation for Sintered Polymer Wicks,” S. Beyaghi and K.M. Pillai, a talk presented at 4th International Conference on Porous Media (INTERPORE 4), Purdue University, May 14-16, 2012.
  • “Drying Simulation of a Porous Medium Using a Pore-Network Model with Multiple Open-Sides,” M.R. Shaeri, S. Beyaghi and K.M. Pillai, a talk presented at 4th International Conference on Porous Media (INTERPORE 4), Purdue University, May 14-16, 2012.
  • “Numerical Simulation of Pressure Infiltration Process for Making Metal Matrix Composites: Effect of Process Parameters,” B. Wang and K.M. Pillai, in CPE: Science and Engineering of Light Metal Matrix Nanocomposites and Composites, the proceedings of 2012 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, held in Orlando, Florida, March 11-15, 2012.