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Orlando M. Ayala H.

Orlando M. Ayala H.

Engineering Technology

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Email: oayala@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-4467



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  • Expertise

    Mechanical Engineering
    Computational Mechanics
    I have been directly involved in 20 different engineering projects, most of them related to the petroleum and natural gas industry.
    Multiphase flows
    Transport of particles in fluid flows
    Fluid Diffusion
    Solidification of crystals
    Heat Transfer
    Numerical Modeling
    High Performance Parallel Computing and Scientific Computation
  • Research Interests

    Multiphase flows, turbulent flows, transport of particles in fluid flows, compressible flows, heat transfer, numerical modeling, and high performance parallel computing and scientific computation
  • 2017: Certificate of Excellence in Undergraduate Research
  • 2017: Faculty Development Institute (FDI): Travel Award., 1. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) Conference
  • 2016: Certificate for Highly Cited Research in Parallel Computing
  • 2015: Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
  • 2014: Travel Award, The Eleventh International Conference for Mesoscopic Methods in Engineering and Science
  • 2013: Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
  • 2008: Fellowship. Level II Category, Venezuelan Foundation for Promotion of Researchers (PPI)
  • 2006: Fellowship. Level I Category, Venezuelan Foundation for Promotion of Researchers (PPI)
  • 2006: Stimulus to the Researcher Award (PEI), Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela
  • 2005: Nominated to the Teaching Excellence Award , University of Delaware
  • 2003: Fellowship. Begineer Category, Venezuelan Foundation for Promotion of Researchers (PPI)
  • 2000: Academic Merit Award , CONABA, Venezuela
  • 1999: 7. Nominated to receive the George W. Laird Merit Fellowship for graduate students from the School of Engineering, University of Delaware
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Ayala, O. "Rigorous Study Pipeline Erosion in Bends Focused on Fluid-Particle Interaction" $70,000. Other. July 1, 2017 - August 31, 2020
    Ayala, O. "Revisiting the design of elbow configurations to reduce erosion based on the study of particle-fluid interaction dynamics" $10,000. Old Dominion University. January, 2016 - December, 2016
    Ayala, O.; Seek, M.; Marsillac, S. "ODU&TCC Photovoltaic Training/Research Facility" $33,162. Private. October 01, 2014 - September 30, 2016
    Seek, M.; Ayala, O.; Marsillac, S. "ODU-TCC Virginia Beach Photovoltaic Facility" $100,000. Private. August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2016
    , "A study on In-Cylinder Air Dispersion Utilizing Turbulence Inducers Forward of Intake Valves on a Four Cylinder Spark Ignition Engine" $1,500. Old Dominion University. September, 2015 - December, 2015
    Michaeli, J.; Ayala, O.; Bawab, S. "Exploration of Additive Manufacturing for Naval Applications" $150,000. Federal. September 15, 2014 - September 15, 2015
    Wang, L.; Ayala, O.; Li, X. "Bridging Particle-Resolved and Point-Particle Based Simulation for Turbulent Particle-Laden Flow Using New Heterogeneous High-Performance Computer" $359,861. Federal. September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2015
    Ayala, O. "2015 Summer Research Program for 7 Brazilian Students on Research Activities" $49,833. Other. May 18, 2015 - August 07, 2015
    Ayala, O. "Lattice Boltzmann Method Simulation For 3D Crystal Growth" $2,500. Old Dominion University. May, 2015 - July, 2015
    Seek, M.; Ayala, O.; Marsillac, S.; Jovanovic, V.; Marsillac, E. "Advanced Single Axis Solar Tracking System for Enhanced Energy Generation" $25,000. State. August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015
    Chezan, L.; Ayala, O.; Popescu, O.; Nikolic, M. "Critical Thinking: Beyond Theoretical Knowledge" $2,000. Old Dominion University. August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015
    Ayala, O. "Travel to ASME Workshops " $1,983. Old Dominion University. March, 2014 - July, 2014
    Ayala, O.; Wang, L. "Computing Resources Request for “Turbulent Collision Statistics of Hydrodynamically Interacting Droplets Simulated by a Multiscale Approach” " . Federal. April 1, 2013 - March 21, 2014