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Bacellar, Daniel

Bacellar, Daniel

Assistant Research Professor
Center for Environmental Energy Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
3151 Glenn L. Martin Hall
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Daniel Bacellar returned to the University of Maryland in 2020, three and a half years after earning his PhD in mechanical engineering. During this time away, he worked as an engineering manager at Optimized Thermal Systems, Inc. where he was involved in HVAC R&D including modeling and optimization, software development, and heat exchanger / heat pump testing. In 2010 he received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic School of University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. For two years prior to his admission to Graduate School, he worked at FIGENER, LLC working with power generation, industrial processes, and refrigeration. He is also a member of ASHRAE.

Fundamental areas of expertise: Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics

Research interests: Heat Pumps (vapor compression and non-vapor compression), Heat and Mass Exchangers, Thermal Energy Storage, Frost/defrost and Dehumidification, Optimization, Renewable Energy, Thermal Management


ENME635 - Energy Systems Analysis

ENME701 - Sustainable Energy Conversion and the Environment

Zhiwei Huang , Jiazhen Ling , Daniel Bacellar , Yunho Hwang , Vikrant Aute , Reinhard Radermacher (2019)  Airside thermal and hydraulic characteristics of compact bare tube heat exchanger under dry and wet conditions, International Journal of Refrigeration, 110, 295-307

Daniel Bacellar, Vikrant Aute, Zhiwei Huang & Reinhard Radermacher (2017) Design optimization and validation of high-performance heat exchangers using approximation assisted optimization and additive manufacturing, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 23:6, 896-911

Daniel Bacellar, Vikrant Aute, Zhiwei Huang & Reinhard Radermacher (2016) Airside friction and heat transfer characteristics for staggered tube bundle in crossflow configuration with diameters from 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 98, 448-454

Long Huang, Daniel Bacellar, Vikrant Aute & Reinhard Radermacher (2015) Variable geometry microchannel heat exchanger modeling under dry, wet, and partially wet surface conditions accounting for tube-to-tube heat conduction, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 21:5, 703-717

Li, Song; Bacellar, Daniel; Martin, Cara; Lee, Colin; Beaini, Sara; Leverette, James. Experimental Evaluation of Frost Development on Tube-Fin Heat Exchangers: Fin Types, Fin Densities, (Super)hydrophobic and Icephobic Coatings. ASHRAE Virtual Winter Conference, February 9-11, 2021

Lee, Colin; Hess, Evan; Beaini, Sara; Li, Song; Bacellar, Daniel; Nasuta, Dennis; Martin, Cara. Durability and Performance Evaluations of SuperHydrophobic and Icephobic Coatings for Tube-Fin Heat Exchangers. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

Carow, Jim; Bacellar, Daniel; Martin, Cara. Performance Analysis of Ejector Cycles for Separate Sensible and Latent Cooling in Air Conditioning. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

Li, Song; Carow, James; Bacellar, Daniel; Martin, Cara. Comparative Studies of Scroll and Rotary Compressors for US Market Heat Pumps and Air. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

Bacellar, Daniel; Li, Song; Martin, Cara; Powell, Dale. Design Optimization of 3mm and 5mm Copper Tube and Flat Fin Air-to-Water Heat Exchangers with Experimental Validation. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

Rhoads, Adam; Bacellar, Daniel; Martin, Cara; Waser, Remo; Zaglio, Maurizio; Stillman, Hal. Quasi Steady-State Modeling Approach for Low Computational Cost Design Optimization of Heat Exchangers for Phase Change Material (PCM) Thermal Batteries. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

Bacellar, Daniel; Li, Song; Martin, Cara; Shabtay, Yoram; Black, John. Evaluation of Contact Resistance and Fin Effectiveness of Enhanced, Brazed “Dogbone” Fin and Serpentine Tube Heat Exchangers for Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Applications. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

Bacellar, Daniel; Alam, Tanjebul; Ling, Jiazhen; Aute, Vikrant. A Study on Computational Cost Reduction of Simulations of Phase-Change Material (PCM) Embedded Heat Exchangers. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

Alam, Tanjebul; Bacellar, Daniel; Ling, Jiazhen; Aute, Vikrant. Numerical study and Experimental Validation of melting and solidification in PCM embedded heat exchangers with straight and helical tubes. 18th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, May 24-28, 2021

D. Bacellar, T. Alam, J. Ling, V. Aute. Automated Parameterized CFD Simulations of Phase-Change Material Embedded Heat Exchangers. ITherm 2021 - The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, June 1 - June 4, 2021

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Huang, Z. Radermacher, R., Novel Airside Heat Transfer Surface Designs Using an Integrated Multi-Scale Analysis with Topology and Shape Optimization, 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 11-14, 2016

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Huang, Z. Radermacher, R, Airside Performance Correlations and Optimal Heat Pump Heat Exchanger Designs Based on 0.5mm-2mm Finless Round Tube Bundles, 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 11-14, 2016

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., Performance Evaluation Criteria Analysis of Compact Air-to-Refrigerant Heat Exchangers and Selection Utility Function for Single Phase Applications, 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 11-14, 2016

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., Wavy Fin Profile Optimization Using NURBS for Air-To-Refrigerant Tube-Fin Heat Exchangers with Small Diameter Tubes, 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 11-14, 2016

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., CFD-Based Correlation Development for Air Side Performance of Wavy Fin Tube Heat Exchangers using Small Diameter Tubes, 16th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 11-14, 2016

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., CFD-Based Correlation Development for Air Side Performance of Finned and Finless Tube Heat Exchangers with Small Diameter Tubes, 15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, 2014

Bacellar, D., Ling, J., Abdelaziz, O., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., Multi-scale modeling and approximation assisted optimization of bare tube heat exchangers, Proceedings of the 15th International Heat Transfer Conference, IHTC-15, August 10-15, 2014, Kyoto, Japan

Bacellar, D., Abdelaziz, O., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., Novel Heat Exchanger Design using Computational Fluid Dynamics and Approximation Assisted Optimization, ASHRAE 2015, Winter Conference, January 24-28, 2015 - Chicago, IL

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., A Method for Air-To-Refrigerant Heat Exchanger Multi-Scale Analysis and Optimization with Tube Shape Parameterization, 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, August 16 – 22, 2015 – Yokohama, Japan

Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., CFD-Based Correlation Development for Air Side Performance on Finned Tube Heat Exchangers with Wavy Fins and Small Tube Diameters, 24th IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, August 16 – 22, 2015 – Yokohama, Japan

Huang, L. Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., Fin Performance Analysis for Microchannel Heat Exchangers Under Dry, Wet and Partial Wet Conditions, 15th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, 2014

Saleh, K., Bacellar, D., Aute, V., Radermacher, R., An Adaptive Multiscale Approximation Assisted Multiobjective Optimization Applied to Compact Heat Exchangers, 4th International Conference of Engineering Optimization, EngOpt 2014, September 8-11, Lisbon, Portugal

Viren Bhanot, Daniel Bacellar, Jiazhen Ling, Abdullah Alabdulkarem, Vikrant Aute & Reinhard Radermacher (2014) Steady State and Transient Validation of Heat Pumps Using Alternative Lower-GWP Refrigerants. International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference

CEEE Researchers Win ASHRAE Best Paper Award

Chosen as best out of 107 papers published in 2017 in Science and Technology for the Built Environment.