Our search has the following Google-type functionality:
If you use '+' at the start of a word, that word will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry +Potter
Search results will contain 'Potter'.
If you use '-' at the start of a word, that word will be absent in the search results.
eg. Harry -Potter
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between 2 words, then both those words will be present in the search results.
eg. Harry AND Potter
Search results will contain both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: AND will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'OR' between 2 single words, then either or both of those words will be present in the search results.
eg. 'Harry OR Potter'
Search results will contain just 'Harry', or just 'Potter', or both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
NOTE: OR will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, that word will be absent in the search results. (This is the same as using the minus symbol).
eg. 'Harry NOT Potter'
Search results will not contain 'Potter'.
NOTE: NOT will only work with single words not phrases.
If you use double quotation marks around words, those words will be present in that order.
eg. "Harry Potter"
Search results will contain 'Harry Potter', but not 'Potter Harry'.
NOTE: "" cannot be combined with AND, OR & NOT searches.
If you use '*' in a word, it performs a wildcard search, as it signifies any number of characters. (Searches cannot start with a wildcard).
Search results will contain words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er', such as 'Potter'.
Mounir Ibrahim is professor of mechanical engineering at Cleveland State University (CSU), Ohio. Ibrahim has been involved in research on fluid flow and heat transfer in different areas and applications, including heat transfer in gas turbines, gas turbine combustors, Stirling engines, and Stirling regenerator design using microfacbrication techniques, to name a few. He has more than 35 years of administrative, academic, research, and industrial experience. Ibrahim is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has been the chair of the ASME K-14 (Heat Transfer in Gas Turbines) Committee (July 2006 to June 2008). He also chaired the Mechanical Engineering Department at CSU from March 1998 to June 2002. He was a visiting scholar at Oxford University in 2008, and at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, in 2002. He has been awarded more than $5 million externally funded research and has supervised more than 60 masters and doctoral students. He has published more than 100 publications in prestigious journals and conference proceedings. Ibrahim has two patents: High-Temperature, Non-Catalytic, Infrared Heater, U.S. Patent #6368102 and U.S. Patent #6612835. Roy Tew was an analytical research engineer for more than 46 years at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Glenn Research Center. He worked on space-power projects, with particular emphasis on Stirling power-convertor analysis, until his retirement in January 2009. In these areas, he also acted as grant and contract monitor for efforts including research into Stirling thermodynamic loss understanding, Stirling regenerator research and development, and development of Stirling multidimensional modeling codes. While employed at NASA, Tew was an author or coauthor on 29 NASA reports and other published papers. He earned degrees in physics (B.S. from the University of Alabama), engineering science (M.S. from Toledo University, Ohio), and mechanical engineering (Dr.Eng. from Cleveland State University). He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He was an Ohio Registered Professional Engineer until he let his license expire after retirement. Since retirement, Dr. Tew has been working with Mounir Ibrahim of Cleveland State University to prepare this book. During the fall semester of 2010, he taught a graduate course in energy conversion at Cleveland State University (his first experience in teaching a course). Although retired from NASA Glenn, he currently works there as a Distinguished Research Associate, a part-time, volunteer position.