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Prof. Constantine D. Rakopoulos

Thermal Engineering Department

School of Mechanical Engineering

National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Professor

 

Email: cdrakops@central.ntua.gr

 

Qualifications

1997, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering Department, London University, UK

1972, M.S., Mechanical Engineering Department, London University, UK

1971, B.S., Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Department, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

 

Selected Publications

1.     "An Experimental-Stochastic and Theoretical Analysis of the Density Wave Instability in a Helical, Monotube, Vapour Generator". RAKOPOULOS C.D., EL-SHIRBINI A.A. and MURGATROYD W. Nuclear Engineering and Design International Journal, North Holland PubI. Co., Vol. 56, No. 2, pp. 369-384, 1980.

2.     "Heat Flux-Flow Coupling Effects in the Stability of Vapour Generators". RAKOPOULOS C.D., EL-SHIRBINI A.A. and MURGATROYD W. Waerme und Stoffuebertragung Int. J., Springer-Verlag, Vol.13, pp. 275- 286, 1980.

3.     "A Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Thermosyphon Solar Domestic Water Heaters, with Indirect Heating, under Hot Water Withdrawal Conditions". RAKOPOULOS C.D. and VAZEOS E. International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Pergamon Press, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 95-101, 1986.

4.     "The Operation of a Turbulence Chamber Diesel Engine, with LPG Fumigation, for Exhaust Emissions Control". KOUREMENOS D.A. and RAKOPOULOS C.D. VDI Forschung im Ingenieurwesen (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure), Band 52, Nr. 6, pp. 185-190, 1986.

5.     "A Model of the Energy Fluxes in a Solar Heated Swimming Pool and its Experimental Validation". RAKOPOULOS C.D. and VAZEOS E. International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Pergamon Press, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 189-195, 1987.

6.     "Utilization de Propane Comme Aliment de Complement dans un Moteur á Chambre de Turbulence". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and KOTSIOPOULOS P.N. ENTROPIE, Revue Internationale d' Energetique, Vol. 24, No 139, pp. 59-63, 1988.

7.     "Thermodynamic Analysis of a Divided Combustion Chamber Diesel Engine". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and HOUNTALAS D.T. VDI Forschung im Ingenieurwesen (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure), Band 54, Nr. 3, pp. 73-81, 1988.

8.     "Performance and Emissions Characteristics of a Diesel Engine Using Supplementary Diesel Fuel Fumigated to the Intake Air". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and KOTSIOPOULOS P.N. Heat Recovery Systems and CHP Int. Journal, Pergamon Press, Vol. 9, No. 5, pp. 457-465, 1989.

9.     "Auxiliary Power Supply Mode and Water Draw Profile Effects on the Performance of Thermosyphonic Solar Heaters with Heat Exchanger". RAKOPOULOS C.D. Solar and Wind Technology Int. Journal, Pergamon Press,  Vol. 6, No. 5, pp. 595-604, 1989.

10.   "Fumigation d' Essence a l' Air Aspire-Reduire les Emissions d’ un Moteur Diesel". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D., KOTSIOPOULOS P.N. et HOUNTALAS D.T. Schweizer Ingenieur und Architect Journal, Bulletin Technique de la Suisse Romande, No. 21, pp. 461-465, 1989. 

11.   "Thermodynamic Analysis of Indirect Injection Diesel Engines by Two-Zone Modelling of Combustion". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and HOUNTALAS D.T. Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 112, No. 1, pp. 138-149, 1990.

12.   "A Digital Simulation of the Exhaust Nitric Oxide and Soot Formation Histories in the Combustion Chambers of a Swirl Chamber Diesel Engine". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D., HOUNTALAS D.T. and KOTSIOPOULOS P.N. VDI Forschung im Ingenieurwesen (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure), Band 56, Nr. 1, pp. 22-32, 1990.

13.   "Comparative Performance and Emission Studies for Vapourized Diesel Fuel and Gasoline as Supplements in Swirl-Chamber Diesel Engines". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and KOTSIOPOULOS P.N. ENERGY Intern. Journal, Pergamon Press, Vol.15, No. 12, pp. 1153-1160, 1990.

14.   "A Fortran Program for Calculating the Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Diesel Fuel". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and YFANTIS E.A. Advances in Engineering Software Intern. J., Computational Mechanics Publ., Vol.12, No. 4, pp.190-196, 1990.

15.   "Analyse Thermodynamique des Processus d' Ecoulement et de Combustion dans un Cylindre de Moteur Diesel a Injection Directe a l’ Aide d' un Modele Multi-Zone". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D., KARVOUNIS E. et  KOTSOS K.G. ENTROPIE, Revue Internationale d' Energetique, Vol. 26, No. 157/158, pp. 87-97, 1990.

16.   "Phasing Cylinder Pressure to Crank Angle in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine, by Simulation of Compression Curve and Elaboration of Measured Pressure Data". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and KOTSOS K.G. VDI Forschung im Ingenieurwesen (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure), Band 57, Nr. 3, pp. 87-95, 1991.

17.   "Influence of Ambient Temperature and Humidity on the Performance and Emissions of Nitric Oxide and Smoke of High Speed Diesel Engines in the Athens/Greece Region". RAKOPOULOS C.D. International Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, Pergamon Press, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 447-458, 1991. 

18.   "Olive Oil as a Fuel Supplement in DI and IDI Diesel Engines". RAKOPOULOS C.D. ENERGY-The International Journal, Pergamon Press,  Vol.17, No. 8, pp. 787-790, 1992.

19.   "Prechamber and Main Chamber Insulation Effects on the Performance of an IDI Diesel Engine Coupled to Power Turbine".KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and HOUNTALAS D.T. Heat Recovery Systems and CHP Intern. Journal, Pergamon Press, Vol.12, No. 3, pp. 247-256, 1992.

20.   "A Fortran Program for Calculating the Evaporation Rates in Diesel Engine Fuel Sprays". KOUREMENOS D.A., RAKOPOULOS C.D. and YFANTIS E.A.  Advances in Engineering Software Intern. J., Elsevier Applied Science, Vol.15, No. 1, pp. 67-71, 1992.

21.   "Comparative Performance and Emission Studies when Using Olive Oil as Fuel Supplement in DI and IDI Diesel Engines". RAKOPOULOS C.D. International Journal of Renewable Energy, Pergamon Press, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 327-331,1992.