Radian Belu

Radian Belu
Southern University and A&M College | SUBR · Electrical Engineering

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, 1999 and Doctor of Philosophy in Power Engineering, 2001

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Additional affiliations
September 2008 - December 2014
Drexel University
Position
  • Research Assistant
July 2007 - August 2008
Desert Research Institute
Position
  • Assitant Research Professor
August 2001 - May 2006
Wayne State University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)

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Publications (142)
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Wind energy usage is increasing at fast rates due to significant technical advances, energy supply security and environmental concerns. Research is focusing among others areas on the development of reliable and accurate wind energy assessment methods. Offshore wind energy resources are usually larger than at geographically nearby onshore sites, whi...
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Wind energy is a weather and climate-dependent energy resource with natural spatio-temporal variabilities at time scales ranging from fraction of seconds to seasons and years, while at spatial scales it is strongly affected by the terrain and vegetation. To optimize wind energy systems and maximize the energy extraction, wind measurements on variou...
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Over the past three decades, offshore wind energy has received growing attention, due to higher offshore wind resource quality, and because there are large coastal cities that could be well served by offshore wind, having fewer renewable energy opportunities. Although offshore wind farms require higher investments, operational and maintenance costs...
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Human society is facing an uncertain future due to the present day unsustainable use of natural resources and the growing imbalance with our natural environment. Sustainability is an endeavour with uncertain outcomes requiring collaboration, teamwork, and abilities to work with respect and learn from other disciplines and professions, as well as wi...
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The energy management field is experiencing significant growth, due to the restructuring of the utility industry, the building automation, and increasing demand for energy services. There is a growing need for engineers with skills in energy, environmental, and facilities management. This paper presents the development of an undergraduate course in...
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The purpose of this paper is to share the experience and early results from an interdisciplinary project that integrates theory and practice in green energy manufacturing with course and laboratory development. This project links new courses in renewable energy, clean energy, and energy efficiency with specialized laboratories that fuse green energ...
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The use of renewable energy sources is increasingly being pursued as a supplemental and an alternative to traditional energy generation. Several distributed energy systems are expected to a have a significant impact on the energy industry in the near future. As such, the renewable energy systems are presently undergoing a rapid change in technology...
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Major challenges such as energy, food, water, environment, health and so many more have never been more prominent than they are today. Engineers and educators, as problem solvers should be addressing these issues and challenges in sustainable ways. They have an enormous opportunity to help create a more sustainable world. Technology problems interc...
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This paper discusses the development of a green energy manufacturing laboratory for student learning experience in the emerging fields of renewable energy and green manufacturing. The development involves a creation of a series of experiments to stimulate discoveries and developments that promise to sustain a wave of new technological innovations o...
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The main issues related to assessment and forecasting of the wind and wind energy have been reviewed. These include the limitations and advantages of wind forecasting and assessment of the wind power density, especially considering trends of increasing penetration of wind-generated power into the utility grid and storage of wind-generated power. Ac...
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Wireless sensor networks have experienced a fast development and extended their fields of application since their appearance for military uses about two decades ago. Research on sensor networks, and wireless sensor networks (WSN) in particular has grown substantially in recent years. The range of WSN applications is wide, from vehicle traffic, envi...
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To date, improving engineering education has become a major concern for universities. There is a need to change the engineering curriculum and create courses that will give future workforce engineers the skills that manufacturing companies are searching for. This paper discusses a new course preparation to support undergraduate and graduate Science...
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Energy is a continuous driving force for the social and technological prospective developments and a vital and essential ingredient for all human transactions. The world is facing an energy "crisis", due to limited fossil fuel resources, growing energy demand and population. All these facts led to and increased interests in renewable energy sources...
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This paper discusses an educational effort that incorporates green energy manufacturing concepts for the prototype design of a solar greenhouse in a senior design project. The goal of the senior design project was to provide the design of a greenhouse module integrated with renewable energy as an initial stepping stone for the future construction o...
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Equipping engineering students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful global engineers in the 21st century is one of the primary objectives of undergraduate educators. Enabling students to practice self-directed learning, to find solutions to design problems that are sustainable to the application requirements, to have appropriate...
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Equipping engineering students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful global engineers in the 21st century is one of the primary objectives of undergraduate educators. Enabling students to practice self-directed learning, to find solutions to design problems that are sustainable to the application requirements, to have appropriate...
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We are presenting a capstone Senior Design project proposed, developed and implemented by a team of undergraduate students in Drexel University's Engineering Technology program (a four year Bachelor of Science degree). This system will reduce the cost of manufacturing of continuous-web products by eliminating the operator based wrinkle detection cu...
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Wind power has been acclaimed as one of the most potential and techno- economically viable renewable energy sources of power generation. In addition, wind energy is a clean, plentiful and sustainable energy sourcewith almost zero pollution during the wind energy conversion system operation. Utilization of wind energy in generation of electricity is...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques play an important role in modeling, analysis, and prediction of the performance and control of renewable energy. The algorithms employed to model, control, or to predict performances of the energy systems are complicated involving differential equations, large computer power, and time requirements. Instead of...
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This paper discusses a joint educational effort that incorporates sustainability in engineering and technology curricula at Drexel University (DU) and University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). A critical component of a national "green industries/green jobs" effort is to motivate our citizenry to become proficient in STEM and associated manufacturing f...
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Spatial and temporal characteristics of the wind velocity in complex terrain, relevant to wind energy resources were investigated in this study. Data from one 80 m and four 50 m towers located within a range of 200 km in western Nevada, U.S., operated from August 2003 to March 2008 were used in the analysis. The average multi-annual wind speed did...
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Current trends in the wind energy industry is to design, develop and manufacturing wind turbine of constantly increasing size and rated power, as well as wind parks of larger size and installed power. Knowledge of the wind turbine behavior during its operation is of critical importance in the design and planning stages of a wind farm in order to mi...
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The main objective of the study was to investigate spatial and temporal characteristics of the wind speed and direction in complex terrain that are relevant to wind energy assessment and development, as well as to wind energy system operation, management, and grid integration. Wind data from five tall meteorological towers located in Western Nevada...
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The projects are a valuable component of the science and engineering education. The design experience develops the students' lifelong learning skills, self-evaluations, self-discovery, and peer instruction in the design's creation, critique, and justification. Students learn to understand the manufacturer data sheets, application notes, and technic...
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Study of electrical power systems and electric machines requires a good background on advanced calculus and electromagnetics. But many engineering and engineering technology students lack the required background, and as a result, they have difficulties to learn these subjects. Another issue for electric power system or electric machines students is...
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In order for students to enhance their understanding of engineering concepts, hands-on experience proves essential. Especially when the topic of interest involves heat transfer, fluid dynamics or both, it becomes very difficult for students to obtain a hands-on experience due to the nature of and the costs associated with the experimental apparatus...
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Students' design projects at all levels are increasingly focused on the renewable energy sources and systems due to the increased emphasis in the U.S. on clean energy innovation, generation, manufacturing, and commercialization. Since many topics and issues related to the renewable energy systems have been investigated by well-equipped research tea...
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Global competitions and technological advances are forcing manufacturers, designers and engineers to constantly innovate new product manufacturing strategies in reducing product development cost and time. Contemporary manufacturers have the option of selecting optimum technologies or processes to suit their manufacturing environment. When these tec...
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Sub-kilometer dynamical downscaling was performed using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) and Mesoscale Model Version 5 (MM5) models. The models were configured with horizontal grid spacing ranging from 27 km in the outermost telescoping to 333 m in the innermost domains and verified with observations collected at four 50-m towers in west-...
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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are fundamentally limited by their energy storage resources and the power they obtain from the environment. The success of wireless sensor networks and their pervasive use is constrained by the energy supply which, generally is provided by batteries, a finite resource. Energy harvesting must hence be taken into accou...
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Inter-comparisons between in-situ thermosonde measurements of atmospheric scintillations and the estimates of the models based on the radiosonde data are presented here. The thermosondes, which provide in situ measurement of optical turbulence by measuring temperature variance, give very high spatio-temporal resolution of the refractive index struc...
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Wind turbine power performance for the energy production calculations has traditionally been modeled assuming a set of simple average input meteorological conditions. Wind turbine power curve tests are also performed with this assumption, based on criteria defined in the IEC-12-1 standard. While this approach has proven to be adequate for the wind...
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Improving the design component in undergraduate engineering education has been an immediate and pressing concern for educators, professional societies, industrial employers and agencies concerned with national productivity and competitiveness. The projects are a valuable component of the science and engineering education. The design experience deve...
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Artificial intelligence (AI) techniques play an important role in modeling, analysis, and prediction of the performance and control of renewable energy. The algorithms employed to model, control, or to predict performances of the energy systems are complicated involving differential equations, large computer power, and time requirements. Instead of...
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The use of renewable energy sources is increasingly being pursued as a supplemental and an alternative to traditional energy generation. Several distributed energy systems are expected to a have a significant impact on the energy industry in the near future. As such, the renewable energy systems are presently undergoing a rapid change in technology...
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Computing, information and communication technologies have strong impacts on education, by significantly improving the distance and online collaborative learning, via the virtual or remote experiments and simulations. One of the distinguishing features of engineering technology education is the laboratory work and hands-on experience as an integral...
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The world demand for electricity is increasing and conventional energy resources are fast depleting, making the renewable energy based electricity the only alternative. Today the renewable energy is one of the most rapidly growing rapidly industry. Carbon tax, pollution reduction, and emissions trading legislation are paving the way for environment...

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