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Michael R. Swain

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Michael R. Swain

Associate Professor & Associate Chair | College of Engineering | Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
Work Phone: (305) 284-3321


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Research Interests

Design, Fabrication and Testing of Prototype Internal Combustion Engines; Measurement, Analysis and Modeling of Heat Transfer in the Everglades; Safety Analysis of Gaseous Fuels

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, Ph.D. in ?. (1979)
    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, M.S. in ?. (1973)
    • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, B.S. in ?. (1971)

EXPERIENCE

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

      • Swain, M. R., Swain, M. R., Lohmann, M., Swain, E. (2012).Experimental Determination of Soil Heat Storage for the Simulation of Heat Transport in a Coastal Wetland. Journal of Hydrology, 422-423, 53-62.
      • Swain, M. R., Patrick, F. A., Swain, M. R. (2007).An Experimental Investigation into the Ignition of Leaking Hydrogen. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32, 287-295.
      • Swain, M. R., Patrick, F. A., Swain, M. R. (2005).Ignition of Lean Hydrogen-Air Mixtires. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 30, 1447-1455.
      • Swain, M. R., Filoso, P. A., Swain, M. R. (2003).Hydrogen Leakage into Simple Geometric Enclosures. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 28, 229-248.
      • Swain, M. R., Grilliot, E. S., Swain, M. R. (1999).Experimental Verification of a Hydrogen Risk Assessment Method. Chemical Health and Safety, 6 Number 3, 28-33.
      • Swain, M. R., Schriber, J., Swain, M. R. (1998).Comparison of Hydrogen, Natural Gas, Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and Gasoline Leakage in a Residental Garage. Energy and Fuels, 12 Number 1, 102-111.
      • Swain, M. R., Swain, M. R. (1996).Passive Ventilation Systems for Safe Use of Hydrogen. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 21 Number 10, 823-837.
      • Swain, M. R., Yusuf, M. S., Dulger, Z., Swain, M. R. (1993).The Effects of Hydrogen Addition on Natural Gas Engine Operation. Society of Automotive Engineers, SAE Transactions,, 102.
      • Swain, M. R., Swain, M. R. (1992).A Comparison of H2 CH4 and C3H8 Fuel Leakage in Residential Settings. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 17 Number 7, 807-817.
      • Swain, M. R., Swain, M. R., Leisz, A., Adt, R. R. (1990).Hydrogen Peroxide Emissions from a Hydrogen Fueled Engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 15 Number 4, 263-266.
      • Swain, M. R. (1989).A Non-Intrusive Surface Ignition Detector. Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, 22, 838-840.
      • Swain, M. R., Blanco, J. A., Swain, M. R. (1989).Abnormal Combustion in a Methanol Fueled Engine. SAE Transactions, 98.
      • Swain, M. R., Swain, M. R., Blanco, J. A., Adt, R. R. (1987).The Effect of Alternative Gasolines on Knock and Intake Valve Sticking. SAE Transactions, 96.
    • Book Chapters

      • Swain, M. R., Swain, M. R. (2005). Calculating Gas Dispersion. (pp. 339-367). National Fire Protection Association.
      • Swain, M. R., Eric, G. S., Swain, M. R. (2000). The Application of a Hydrogen Risk Assessment Method to Vented Spaces. (pp. 163-175). Kluver Academic/Plenum Book- American Chemical Society.
      • Michael, S. R., Gregory, S. J., Swain, M. R. (1996). Design and Testing of a Dedicated Hydrogen Fueled Engine. (pp. 11-Jan). Society of Automotive Engineers.
      • Swain, M. R., Swain, M. R., Blanco, J. A., Adt, R. R. (1987). The Effect of Alternative Gasolines on Knock and Intake Valve Sticking. (pp. ). Society of Automotive Engineers.
      • Swain, M. R., Pappas, J. M., Adt, R. R., Esher, W. J. (1976). Hydrogen-Fueled Engine Experimental Testing to Provide an Initial Design-Data Base. (pp. ). Society of Automotive Engineers.