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Mechanical Engineering|College of Engineering and Applied Science

Ovid A. (Gus) Plumb

Professor College of Engineering

Room 2024, Engineering Building
University of Wyoming
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dept. 3295
1000 E. University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307.766.3226

Research Interests

Fluid and thermal sciences; particularly transport phenomena in porous media, heat and mass transfer in energy and environmental systems, materials processing, and electronic cooling.

Recent Publications

  • O.A. Plumb and A.Y. Klimenko, The stability of evaporating fronts in porous media, Journal of Porous Media, to appear Volume 13 (2010), Issue 2, accepted for publication, November, 2008.
  • V.K. Chaitanya Pakala, O.A. Plumb, Heat Transfer at an Evaporating Front in Porous Media, Proceedings of HT2009, 2009 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, July 19-23, 2009 San Francisco, CA.
  • O.A. Plumb, Industrial Gas Transport Processes Involving Heat Transfer, Chapt. 27, in Gas Transport in Porous Media, eds. C.K. Ho and S.W. Webb, Springer, Dordrecht , 2006.
  • Zhao, Gui-Bing, S. John,  J-J Zhang, L. Wang, S, Muknahallipatna, J. Hamann, J. Ackerman, M. Argyle, O.A. Plumb, Methane Conversion in Pulsed Corona Discharge Reactors,  Chemical Engineering Journal, 2006.
  • H. Feng, J. Tang, O.A. Plumb, R.P. Cavalieri, Intrinsic and relative permeability for flow of humid air in unsaturated apple tissues, J.Food Engineering, 62, pp185-192, 2004.
  • Zhao, Gui-Bing, Xudong Hu, Man-Chung Yeung, O.A. Plumb, Maciej Radosz, Nonthermal Plasma Reatcions of Dilute Nitrogen Oxide Mixtures:  NOx in Nitrogen, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 43, pp2315-2323, 2004.
  • Zhao, Gui-Bing, Xudong Hu, Ovid A. Plumb, Maciej Radosz, Energy Consumption and Optimal Reactor Configuration for Nonthermal Plasma Conversion of N2O in Nitrogen and N2O in Argon, Energy and Fuel, 18(5), pp1522-1530, 2004.
  • H. Feng, J. Tang, R.P. Cavalieri, and O.A. Plumb, Heat and Mass Transport in Microwave Drying of Hygroscopic Porous Materials in a Spouted Bed, AIChE J., 47(7), pp1499-1512, 2001.
  • O.A. Plumb, Transport Phenomena in Porous Media: Modeling the Drying Process, Chapt. 17, in Handbook of Porous Media, ed. By K. Vafai, Marcel Dekker, Inc, N.Y., pp. 755-785, 2000.
  • L.Gu, C.K. Ho, O.A. Plumb, and S.W. Webb, Vapor Diffusion in Partially Saturated Packed Beds, Proceedings of the 5th ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, March 14-19, San Diego, 1999.
  • J.Y. Pak and O.A. Plumb, Melting in a Two-Component Packed Bed, J. Heat Transfer, Vol. 119, pp. 553-559,1997.

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Ovid A. (Gus) Plumb
Gus Plumb received B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He served on the mechanical and materials engineering faculty at Washington State University for 23 years prior to joining the University of Wyoming as Dean of the College of Engineering in 1999.

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