Faculty

Mirka Deza

  • Lecturer
  • Mechanical Engineering

Main Office

2088 Black Engr
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-0841




Education

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2012
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering and Biorewable Resources and Technology, Iowa State University, 2006
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, 1997

Interest Areas

• Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Multiphase Flow Modeling, Natural Ventilation Simulation and Modeling, Energy Usage and Energy Efficiency. • Engineering Education

Selected Publications

  • Deza, M., He, S., Passe, U., and Ganapathysubramanian, B., “High Fidelity CFD Modeling of Natural Ventilation in a Solar House”, Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2015- 53491, Houston, TX, November 2015.
  • Mutti L., Deza M., Yildirim E., Firatoglu Z., Passe, U., and Ganapathysubramanian, B., “A Building Energy Model of the Harran Houses: Exploring Couple Effects of Natural Ventilation and Thermal Mass”, submitted to Journal of Buildings Performance Simulation.
  • Deza, M. and Battaglia, F., “A CFD Study of Pressure Fluctuations to Determine Fluidization Regimes in Gas-Solid Bed”, ASME Transactions, J. Fluid. Eng., 135(10), 101301, pp. 1-11, 2013. DOI:10.1115/1.4024750.
  • Deza, M., Heindel, T.J., and Battaglia, F., “Effects of Mixing using Side Port Air Injection on a Biomass Fluidized Bed”, ASME Transactions, J. Fluid. Eng., 133(11), 111302, pp. 1-9, 2011. DOI:10.1115/1.4005136.
  • Deza, M., Franka, N.P., Heindel, T.J., and Battaglia, F., “CFD Modeling and X-ray Imaging of Biomass in a Fluidized Bed”, ASME Transactions, J. Fluid. Eng., 131(11), 111303, pp. 1-11, 2009. DOI:10.1115/1.4000257.