Prof. Radian G. Belu

Drexel University, USA

Assistant Professor



2001 Ph.D., The University “Politehnica” Bucharest, Power Engineering

1999 M.S., The University of Western Ontario, Physics

1986 B.S., The Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Electronics and Telecommunication

Publications (Selected)

  1. Belu R.G. – A Space Vector Representation of the Instantaneous Reactive Power in Three-Phase Measurements – Electrical Power Systems Research 2012 (submitted).
  2. Belu R.G. and D. Koracin – The Effects of Vertical Variations of Wind Speed Characteristics and Turbulence Intensity on the Wind Turbine Power Output, Wind Energy, 2012 (submitted).
  3. Belu R.G. – Overview of Electric Generators for Nonconventional Energy Applications, Ren, Sustain. Energy Review, 2012 (submitted).
  4. Belu R.G. and G. Jumper -  Gravity waves, turbulence, and refractive index fluctuations prediction by using radiosonde data and in-situ thermosonde measurement, MTA Review, Bucharest, Romania, 2012 (accepted).
  5. Belu R.G and D. Koracin - Statistical and Spectral Analysis of the Wind Characteristics in the Western Nevada, Wind Energy, 2012 (submitted).
  6. Belu R.G and D. Koracin – Combined Wind and Solar Energy Resources of Western Nevada, Renewable Energy, 2012 (accepted).
  7. Belu R.G. – Dynamic Model of Maximum PowerPoint Tracker for Photovoltaic Applications, Applied Energy, 2012 (accepted).
  8. Belu R.G. Circuit Models Making Shield Design Simple, Rom. Rev. Sci. Tech., 2012 (accepted).
  9. Belu R.G. – Computer-aided analysis of the integration of renewable energy systems in remote areas,  Rom. Rev. Sci. Tech., 2012 (to be published).
  10. Horvath K., D. Koracin, R.G. Belu, R. Vellore, and J. Jiang - Sub-kilometer Dynamical Downscaling of Near-surface Winds in Complex Terrain with MM5 and WRF Mesoscale Models for Wind Energy Analysis, J. Geophysical Research, 2012, doi:10.1029/2012JD017432.
  11. Belu R.G. – Validity Range of the Wind Turbine Models, Applied Energy, 2012 (submitted).
  12. Horvath K, D. Koracin, R. Vellore, A. Bajic, R. Belu, and T. McCord - Sub-kilometer dynamical downscaling over complex terrain: does a refinement of horizontal resolution uniquely bring increased model accuracy?, Geophysical Abstracts, Vol. 12, EGU2010-10048, 2010.
  13. Belu R.G. and D. Koracin – Wind Characteristics and Wind Energy Potential in Western Nevada, Renewable Energy, Vol. 34(10), pp. 2246-2251, 2009.
  14. Belu R.G. – Design and Analysis of a Low Cost Utility Interactive Inverter for Residential Power Generation, Rom. Rev. Sci. Tech., Vol. 54, pp. 213-221, 2009.
  15. Belu R.G. and G. Jumper – Optical turbulence and gravity wave activity as seen in the radiosonde observations, AIAA Journal 2009, AIAA 2009-108, pp. 1-8.
  16. Belu R.G. – Analysis and Modeling of a Stand-alone Wind and Diesel Power System, Rom. Rev. Sci. Tech., Vol. 50, pp. 278-287, 2005.
  17. Belu R.G., A.C. Belu and A. Paun  – Neural Networks in Measurement and Instrumentation (Part II), Romanian Journal of Information Science and Technology (RJIST), vol. 7, no. 3-4, pp. 201-215, 2004.
  18. Belu R.G., A. Paun, and A.C. Belu – Neural Networks in Measurement and Instrumentation (Part I), Rom J. of Info. Sci. Technology, 6, no. 1-2, pp. 61-86, 2003.
  19. Belu R.G. – Indoor Radio Propagation Models, Romania J. of Information Science and Tech., vol.5, no. 1-2, pp. 9-33, 2002.
  20. Belu R.G., W.K. Hocking, N. Donaldson, and T. Tayaparan – Comparisons of Horizontal Winds Measured by the CLOVAR Wind-profiler Radar against Winds Measured by Radiosondes and with Winds Extracted from CMC Regional Analysis, Atmosphere-Ocean, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 107-126, 2001.
  21. Davis C.H., R.G. Belu, and G. Fang – Elevation Change in East Antarctica Ice Sheet, 1978 – 1986, IEEE Trans on Geosciences and Remote Sensing, vol. 39, no.1, pp.635-645, 2001.
  22. Belu R.G. – A Simple Ray-Tracing Radio Propagation Model for Coverage Assessment, Romania J. of Information Sci. and Tech., vol.4, no. 3, pp. 375—396, 2001.
  23. Belu R.G., and W.K. Hocking - Frontal Generation of Gravity Waves as Seen by the Multi-Instrument Observations (Radar, Microbarograph Systems, Radiosondes), STEP (Solar Transfer Energy Program) Handbook, July 2000, pp.163-167.
  24. Belu R.G. – Sensitivity of the Ray-Tracing Models to the Fluctuations of Background (Wind and Temperature) Fields, STEP Handbook, July 2000, pp. 171-175.
  25. Meleshin V.I., V.A. Yakushev, and R.G. Belu – Analysis of Transistor DC Converter with Soft Switching, Electrical Technology, No. 1, pp. 47-56, 2000.

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