Joaquin Ortega-Casanova, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical, Thermal and Fluid Engineering

School of Industrial Engineering

University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain


Biography

Joaquin Ortega Casanova studied Industrial Engineer at the University of Malaga, forming part of the first group of students of the former School of Industrial Engineering (1990-1995). After that, he was an FPI fellow associated with a National Plan Project (1996-1999) and defended the Thesis in the field of Fluid Mechanics at the University of Malaga in 2000. He was Assistant Professor from 1999 to 2003, and Associate Professor since 2003. He is currently Academic Coordinator of the Degree in Industrial Technology Engineering from 2012 at the University of Malaga. He has completed two pre-doctoral stays at the Arizona State University (Az, USA), and several post-docs at the University of Greenwich (London, UK) and the University of Porto (Porto, Portugal).

He is the author of multiple articles published in journals indexed in the JCR as well as talks in international conferences. He has also participated in various research projects funded by the public administration, both regional and national, as well as in various European projects. He has been part of the Technical Committee of various congresses (HEFAT2012, HEFAT2015, ICCME-2015, AR4MET'2015, and HEFAT2016). He is a regular reviewer for multiple international journals.

Research Interest

His research activity has focused mainly on the modeling and simulation of fluid motion with application in problems of aerodynamics, microfluidics (such as micromixers or microreactors), fluid-structure interaction and heat transfer, among others

Scientific Activities

Publications

• Ortega-Casanova, J., & Lai, C.-H. (2018). CFD study on laminar mixing at a very low Reynolds number by pitching and heaving a square cylinder. Computers & Fluids (In Press). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.03.068.
• Ortega-Casanova, J., & Lai, C.-H. (2018). CFD study about the effect of using multiple inlets on the efficiency of a micromixer. Assessment of the optimal inlet configuration working as a microreactor. Chemical Engineering and Processing-Process Intensification, 125, 163-172.
• Ortega-Casanova, J. (2017). CFD study on mixing enhancement in a channel at a low Reynolds number by pitching a square cylinder. Computers & Fluids, 145, 141-152.
• Ortega-Casanova, J. (2017). Application of CFD on the optimization by response surface methodology of a micromixing unit and its use as a chemical microreactor. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 117, 18-26.
• Ortega-Casanova, J., & Benitez-Alcaide, P. (2017). Micromixing Enhancement by Optimizing the Geometry of a Micromixer by Means of Response Surface Methodology: Application to Chemical Microreactors. Micro and Nanosystems, 9(1), 28-38.
• Ortega-Casanova, J., & Castillo-Sanchez, S.I. (2017) On using axisymmetric turbulent impinging jets swirling as Burger's vortex for heat transfer applications. Single and multi-objective vortex parameters optimization.Applied Thermal Engineering, 121, 1033-114.
• Ortega-Casanova, J., & Molina-Gonzalez, F. (2017). Axisymmetric numerical investigation of the heat transfer enhancement from a heated plate to an impinging turbulent axial jet via small vortex generators. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 106, 183-194.
• Ortega-Casanova, J. (2017). On the onset of vortex shedding from 2D confined rectangular cylinders having different aspect ratios: Application to promote mixing fluids. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 120, 81-92.
• Ortega-Casanova, J. (2016). Enhancing mixing at a very low Reynolds number by a heaving square cylinder. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 65, 1-20.
• Salas, A., & Ortega-Casanova, J. (2016). Parametric Optimization of a Laminar-Flow Micromixer by CFD. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Characteristics, Applications and Analysis (Edited by Gretchen Powell). Nova Science Publishers, New York, 143-168.
• Ortega-Casanova, J. Enhancing mixing at a very low Reynolds number by a heaving square cylinder. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 65, 1-20 (2016).doi:10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2016.05.002
• Ortega-Casanova, J., & Fernandez-Feria, R. (2016). Analysis of the aerodynamic interaction between two plunging plates in tandem at low Reynolds number for maximum propulsive efficiency. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 63, 351-373.
• Cebrián-Robles, D. and Ortega-Casanova, J. (2016). Low cost 3D underwater surface reconstruction. Ocean Engineering, 113, 24-33. doi: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2015.12.029
• Gonzalez-Mut, P., & Ortega-Casanova, J. (2016). CFD Study on the Drag Reduction of a Bluff Body by a Combined Blowing/Suction Technique. In: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Characteristics, Applications and Analysis (Edited by Gretchen Powell). Nova Science Publishers, New York. ISBN: 978-1-63484-888-6.
• Ortega-Casanova, J., & Granados-Ortiz, F.J. (2014). Numerical Simulation of the Heat Transfer from a Heated Plate with Surface Variations to an Impinging Swirling Jet. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 76, 128-143.
• Fernandez-Feria, R., & Ortega-Casanova, J. (2014) A pseudospectral based method of lines for solving integro-differential boundary-layer equations. Application to the mixed convection over a heated horizontal plate. Applied Mathematics and Computation, 242, 388-396.

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