About Kelly Homan

Education

  • University Of Illinois (UIUC), Doctor of Philosophy, 1996

Professional links

Professional Societies
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Kelly Homan

Prof, asoc
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
329 Toomey Hall

573-341-6622 | khoman@mst.edu

Education

  • University Of Illinois (UIUC), Doctor of Philosophy, 1996

Professional links

Professional Societies
  • American Society of Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers

Biography

Academic Positions:

- Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, since 2001.
- Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997-2001.
- Post-doctoral Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Advisor: John S. Walker, 1996-97.
- Graduate Research Assistant in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Advisor: S. L. Soo, 1991-96.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant in Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 1990.

Research

Research interests

Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics of energy systems. Heat and mass transfer in buoyant flows, second-law and exergy analysis, numerical simulation of transport phenomena and experimental methods.

Publications

Selected Journal Publications
  • K. O. Homan and S. L. Soo, "Model of the transient stratified flow into a chilled water storage tank." Int.
    J. Heat Mass Transfer, 40:4367-4377, 1997.
  • K.O. Homan, "Integral solutions for transient temperature profiles in stably-stratified
    open enclosures." ASME J. Heat Transfer, 125:273-281, 2003.
  • J.W. McMenamy and K.O. Homan, "Transient and rate-dependent performance of conventional electric storage
    water heating systems." ASME J. Solar Energy Engineering, accepted, 2005.
  • G.G. Gardner and K.O. Homan, "Partial cycling of stratified thermal storage devices: uniform initial
    condition (RP-1147)." Int. J. HVAC&R Research, submitted, 2005.
  • K.O. Homan, "Measures of local thermal mixing during filling of stratified thermal
    storage. In 33rd National Heat Transfer Conference." ASME, 1999. Paper
    NHTC99-212.
  • A.M. Boies and K.O. Homan, "Improving discharge characteristics of indirect integral collector storage
    systems with multi-element storage." In International Solar Energy
    Conference, ASME, 2004. Paper ISEC2004-65188.
  • A.M. Boies, K.O. Homan, Jane H. Davidson, and Wei Liu, "A variable effectiveness model for indirect thermal storage devices." In
    2005 summer Heat Transfer Conference, ASME, Paper HT2005-72711, 2005.

Awards and recognition

Awards

Honors and Awards
  • New Investigator Award, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 1999
  • Pi Tau Sigma Silver Slide Rule Award, University of Missouri-Rolla 2004
  • School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award, University of Missouri-Rolla 2004

Course information

Distance courses

2020 Fall Semester
2021 Spring Semester