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Nobes, David


David S. Nobes is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta and considers flow phenomena from a macro/micro, experimental-fluid-mechanical point of view. His research areas include combustion, turbulent jets, oil sands separation processes, two-phase flows, active control of fluid flows, blood flow in the heart and energy conversion using Stirling engines. To undertake this research, his group has custom developed unique optical measurement systems that have been deployed over a wide range of scales. These advanced laser/image/optical techniques have been funded by a CFI, NESRC and through industrial collaboration. He has supervised more than 50 MSc and PhD students and published more than 200 peer-reviewed publications.

Contact infromation is as follws:

David S. Nobes PhD, BE(Mech), P.Eng
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
ph : (780) 492 7031
email: david.nobes@ualberta.ca
Web : ualberta.ca/~dnobes/

Nobes, David

Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • Dimensionless Heat Transfer Correlations Of Finned-Tube Radiators In Fully Reversed Oscillating Flow
  • Dynamic Modelling of Low Temperature Stirling Engines
  • Effect of Scaling Up Low Temperature Differential Stirling Engines, 18th ISEC International Stirling Engine Conference, Tainan, Taiwan, Sept 19-21, 2018 C5. Nicol-Seto, M., Michaud, J., Middleton, S., and Nobes, D.S. (2018) Non-Traditional Drive Mechanism
  • Empirical heat transfer correlations of finned-tube heat exchangers in oscillating flow for low temperature Stirling engines
  • Empirical Heat Transfer Correlations of Finned-Tube Heat Exchangers in Pulsatile Flow.
  • Evaluation Of A Low Temperature Stirling Engine Using A Discontinuous Thermodynamic Cycle
  • Heat Transfer In Oscillating Fluid Flow Through Parallel Flat Plate Channel Heat Exchangers
  • Modification of an ST05G-CNC Stirling Engine to Use a Low Temperature Heat Source
  • Modular one-dimensional simulation tool for oscillating flow and thermal networks in Stirling engines
  • Non-Traditional Drive Mechanism Designs for the Improvement of Heat Transfer in Low Temperature Differential Stirling Engines
  • Performance of ST05G-CNC Stirling Engine Modified for Operation with Reduced Source Temperature
  • Preliminary Model Validation For A Gamma Type Stirling Engine