CFD Engineer /mechanical Engineer
Performed CFD analysis of air flow dynamics to evaluate flow pattern and reduce pressure drop of the liquid desiccant air conditioning units components (coils, fan housings &, media bed shape) for a range of unit capacities (500-20,000 CFM).
- Conducted CFD analysis for understanding the hydrodynamics and heat transfer through different components of the air conditioning units to optimize the size of heat exchangers and media beds.
- Performed numerical simulation of heat/mass transport and distribution of aqueous two-phase flow inside the sumps of the units to reduce the energy loss using ANSYS Fluent.
- Lead design engineers and test engineers to launch of new generation 22,500 CFM liquid desiccant air conditioning unit.
- Assessed test results, developed correlations with experimental data and suggested corrective actions as required to optimize air flow pattern, heat/mass transfer.
- Analyzed and negotiated design to increase the HVAC performance and reduce the cost. (Cost reduction ranged from 7% to 35% based on unit capacity).
- Developed and maintained HVAC Bill of Materials (BOM) including component requirements and prepared CTS (component technical specification).
- Daily collaboration with refrigeration, manufacturing and control Engineers as well as other key areas of the organization to creatively and jointly develop the overall optimal solutions.
- Recognized the source of carry-over liquid desiccant after the media beds. The proposed modified manifold led to 40% cost reduction and 200% reduction in carry over and the proposed design was patented (SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE TRANSFER, DISTRIBUTION, AND RETENTION OF A FLUID IN A HEAT AND MASS EXCHANGER (pending)).