Dr. Arthur N. Konan is a Research Engineer at West Virginia University Research Corporation. Dr. Konan earned his Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics from Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (France) in 2007. He was a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (France) from 2007-2010where he worked on subgridfluid turbulenceeffects on the particle phase statistical property prediction,the modeling of the phase change of poly-disperse uranium particles to gaseous compounds used as fuels for nuclear energy systems, and the melting of solid raw materials in a cupola. Dr. Konan applies his modeling expertise of the reacting multiphase granular flows to help improve the understanding of the Chemical-Looping Combustion Systems currently under active investigation at the NETL.
Konan, N. A., Simonin, O. and Squires, K. D. “Detached eddy simulations and particle Lagrangian tracking of horizontal rough wall turbulent channel flow”. Journal of Turbulence, Vol. 12, N°22, 1-21 (2011)
Konan, N. A., Kannengieser, O. and Simonin, O. “Stochastic modeling of the multiple rebound effects for particle-rough wall collisions”. Int. J. Multiphase Flow 35, 933–945 (2009)