Publications

Recent Publications:

Books and Monographs

Book Chapters

Scholarly Publications in Refereed Journals

1a Books and Monographs

 1.     “Wicking in Porous Materials: Traditional and Modern Modeling Approaches,” edited by Reza Masoodi[1] and Krishna.M. Pillai, CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-43-987432-5, Oct 2012.

 Chapters contributed in the book (4 out of 12):

a.     “Introduction to Wicking in Porous Media,” R. Masoodi and K.M. Pillai, pages 1-12.

b.     “Traditional Theories of Wicking: Capillary Models,” R. Masoodi and K.M. Pillai, pages 31-53.

c.     “An Introduction to Modeling Flows in Porous Media,” K. M. Pillai and K. Hooman, pages 55-95.

d.     “Single-Phase Flow (Sharp-Interface) Models for Wicking,” R. Masoodi and K.M. Pillai, pages 97-129.

 2.     “Flow and Transport in Porous Media, An Introduction,” Krishna M. Pillai and M. Quintard, manuscript under preparation, a few chapters and appendices finished, used as class notes in ME 707 (Transport in Porous Media).

1b Book Chapters

1. “Green composites made from cellulose nanofibers and bio-based epoxy: processing, performance and applications,” Bamdad Barari and Krishna M. Pillai, in Natural Fibre-reinforced Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Polymer Composites, edited by Alan Lau, Elsevier, ISBN: 9780081006566, expected date: Sep 2017.

2.    “Characterization and Processing of Nanocellulose Thermosetting Composites,” Ronald C. Sabo, Rani F. El-Hajjar, Craig M. Clemons, Krishna M. Pillai, in Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Applications, edited by Jitendra K. Pandey, Hitoshi Takagi, Antonio N. Nakagaito and Hyun-Joong Kim, pp. 265-295, published in the Series on Polymer Nanocomposites (Volume C) by Springer-Verlag, ISBN 978-3-642-45231-4, 2014.

3.   “Advanced Processing Techniques for Composite Materials for Structural Applications,” Rani El-Hajjar, Hua Tan and K.M. Pillai, Developmentsin in fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites for civil engineering, edited by N. Uddin, Woodhead Publishing limited, ISBN 978-0-85709-234-2, 2013.

4.   “Modeling the Processing of Natural Fiber Composites made using Liquid Composites Molding,” R. Masoodi and K.M. Pillai, Handbook of Bioplastics and Biocomposites, Engineering Applications, edited by Dr. Srikanth Pilla, Publisher: Wiley-Scrivener, ISBN 978 0-470-62607-8, 2011.

5.   “Processing Polymer Matrix Composites for Blast Protection,” Hua Tan and Krishna M. Pillai, in Blast protection of civil infrastructures and vehicles using composites, edited by N. Uddin, Woodhead Publishing limited and CRC Press LLC,  CRC Press, ISBN 978-1-4398-2771-0, 2010.

2a Scholarly Publications in Refereed Journals

1.     “Spontaneous Imbibition of Liquid in Glass fiber Wicks, Part II: Validation of a Diffuse-front Model,” M.Amin F. Zarandi and K.M. Pillai, AIChE Journal, accepted for publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.15856

2.     “Spontaneous Imbibition of Liquid in Glass fiber Wicks, Part I:Usefulness of a Sharp‐Front Approach” M.Amin F. Zarandi, K.M. Pillai, Adam Kimmel, AIChE Journal, accepted for publication.http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/aic.15965

3.      “Pressure Infiltration Process to Synthesize Metal Matrix Composites- A Review of Metal Matrix Composites, the Technology and Process Simulation,” R. Etemadi, B. Wang, K.M. Pillai, B. Niroumand, E. Omrani and P. Rohatgi, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, accepted for publication.http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2017.1328122

4.     “Modeling drying in thin porous media after coupling pore-level drying dynamics with external flow field,” Z. Xu and K.M. Pillai, Drying Technology, v 35, n 7, pp 785-801, 2017.

5.     “Analyzing slow drying in a porous medium placed adjacent to laminar air flow using a pore-network model,” Z. Xu and K.M. Pillai, Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, v 70, n 11, pp 1213-1231, 2016.

6. “Mechanical, Physical and Tribological Characterization of Nano-Cellulose Fibers Reinforced Bio-Epoxy Composites: An Attempt to Fabricate and Scale the ‘Green’ Composite”, Bamdad Barari, Emad Omrani, Afsaneh Dorri Moghadam, Pradeep L. Menezes, Krishna M. Pillai, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Carbohydrate Polymers, v 147, pp 282-93, Aug 20, 2016.

7.     “Achieving the inside-outside coupling during network simulation of isothermal drying of a porous medium in a turbulent flow,” S. Beyhaghi, Z. Xu and K.M. Pillai, Transport in Porous Media, v 114, n 3, pp. 823-842, Sep 2016.

8.     “Mechanical Characterization of Scalable Cellulose Nano-Fiber Based Composites made using Liquid Composite Molding Process,” B. Barari, T.K. Ellingham, I.I. Qamhia, K.M. Pillai,   R. Al-Hajjar, L.-S. Turng and R. Sabo, Composites Part B, v 84, pp 277-284, 2016.

9.     “Mechanical and tribological properties of self-lubricating bio-based carbon fabric epoxy composites made using liquid composite molding,” E. Omrani, B. Barari, A. D. Moghadam, K. M. Pillai, and P. Rohatgi, Tribology International, v 92, pp 222–232, December 2015.

10.     “Liquid flow in polyurethane foams for filtration applications: A study on their characterization and permeability estimation,” S. Gunashekar, K.M. Pillai, B.C. Church, N.H. Abu-Zahra, Journal of Porous Materials, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 749–759, June 2015.

11.   “Search for a ‘Green’ Composite Material: An Attempt to Fabricate Cellulose Nano-Fiber Composites using Liquid Composite Molding,” B. Barari and K. M. Pillai, Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, v 95:3, Jul.-Sep. 2015, journal.iisc.ernet.in

12.   “On Porosity Formation in Metal Matrix Composites made with Dual-Scale Fiber Reinforcements using Pressure Infiltration Process,” R. Etemadi, K.M. Pillai, P.K. Rohatgi, S.A. Hamidi, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Volume 46, Issue 5, Pages 2119-2133, 2015.

 13.     “Mechanical Characterization of Scalable Cellulose Nano-Fiber Based Composites made using Liquid Composite Molding Process,” B. Barari, T.K. Ellingham, I.I. Qamhia, K.M. Pillai, R. Al-Hajjar, L.-S. Turng and R. Sabo, Composites Part B, v 84, pp. 277-284, 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2015.08.040

 14.     “Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Carbon Fabric Bio-Based Epoxy Composites made using Liquid Composite Molding,” E. Omrani, B. Barari, A. D. Moghadam, K. M. Pillai and P. Rohatgi, Tribology, in print.

 15.     “Search for a ‘Green’ Composite Material: An Attempt to Fabricate Cellulose Nano-Fiber Composites using Liquid Composite Molding,” B. Barari and K. M. Pillai, Journal of the Indian Institute of Science, v 95:3, Jul.-Sep. 2015, journal.iisc.ernet.in

16.     Liquid flow in polyurethane foams for filtration applications: A study on their characterization and permeability estimation, Journal of Porous Materials, in print, DOI: 10.1007/s10934-015-9948-2, 2015.

17.     “On Porosity Formation in Metal Matrix Composites made with Dual-Scale Fiber Reinforcements using Pressure Infiltration Process,” R. Etemadi, K.M. Pillai, P.K. Rohatgi, S.A. Hamidi, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, accepted for publication.

 18.     “Single-Phase Flows in Swelling, Liquid-Absorbing Porous Media: A Derivation of Flow Governing Equations using the Volume Averaging Method with a Non-Deterministic, Heuristic Approach to assessing the Effect of Solid-Phase Changes,” K. M. Pillai ,  Journal of Porous Media, v 17, n 10, pp. 915-935, 2014.

 19.     “Experimental Determination of the Permeability of Engineering Textiles: Benchmark II,” N. Vernet; E. Ruiz; S. Advani; J.B. Alms; M. Aubert; M. Barburski; B. Barari; J.M. Beraud; D.C. Berg; N. Correia; M. Danzi; T. Delavière; M. Dickert; C. Di Fratta; A. Endruweit; P. Ermanni; G. Francucci; J.A. Garcia; A. George; C. Hahn; F. Klunker; S.V. Lomov; A. Long; B. Louis; J. Maldonado; R. Meier; V. Michaud; H. Perrin; K. Pillai; E. Rodriguez; F. Trochu; S. Verheyden; M. Weitgrefe; W. Xiong; S. Zaremba; G. Ziegmann;  Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 61, pp. 172-184, 2014.

 20.     “Wicking and Evaporation of Wicks in Porous Wicks: A Simple Analytical Approach to Optimization of Wick Design,” S. Beyaghi, S. Geoffroy, M. Prat, K.M. PillaiAIChE Journal, v 60, n 5, May 2014.

 21.     “Modeling Isothermal Flow in Saturated Porous Media Compressing between Two Parallel Plates,” Reza Masoodi, Krishna M Pillai, Vahid Mortazavi, Alireza Ostadhossein, Open Journal of Heat, Mass and Momentum Transfer, v 1, n 2, pp. 74-83, 2013.

 22.   “Numerical Simulation of Pressure Infiltration Process for making Metal Matrix Composites using Dual-Scale Fabrics,” Wang Bo and Krishna M. Pillai, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A, v 44A, pp. 5834-5852, Dec 2013.

 23.   “A fast numerical simulation for modeling simultaneous metal flow and solidification in thin cavities using the lubrication approximation,” A. Reikher and K.M. Pillai, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, v 63, n 2, pp. 75-100, 2013.

 24.   “A Fast Simulation of Transient Metal Flow and Solidification in a Narrow Channel, Part I: Model Development” A. Reikher and K.M. Pillai,International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v 60, pp. 797-805, 2013.

25.   “A Fast Simulation of Transient Metal Flow and Solidification in a Narrow Channel, Part II: Model Validation and Parametric Study” A. Reikher and K.M. Pillai, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v 60, pp. 806-815, 2013.

 26.   “On Applying an External-Flow Driven Mass Transfer Boundary Condition to Simulate Drying from a Pore-Network Model,” M.R. Shaeri, S. Beyaghi and K.M. Pillai, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, n 57, pp. 331-344, 2013.

 27.   “Drying of a Porous Medium with Multiple Open sides Using a Pore-Network Model Simulation,” M.R. Shaeri, S. Beyhaghi and K.M. Pillai,International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, v 39, n 9, p 1320-1324, November 2012.

 28.    “A Study on Moisture Absorption and Swelling in Bio-Based Jute-Epoxy Composites,” R. Masoodi and K.M. Pillai, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, v 31, n 5, p 285-294, March 2012.

29.    “Mechanical characterization of cellulose nanofiber and bio-derived epoxy composite,” R. Masoodi, R.E. Hajjar, K.M. Pillai, and R. Sabo,Materials and Design, v 36, p 570-576, April 2012.

30.   “A General Formula for Capillary Suction Pressure in Porous Media,” R. Masoodi and K.M. Pillai, Journal of Porous Media, 15(8), pp 775-783, 2012.

 31.   “Numerical Simulation of Liquid Absorption in Paper-Like Swelling Porous Media,” R. Masoodi, H. Tan, and K.M. Pillai, AIChE Journal, v 58, n 8, pp. 2536-2544, Aug 2012.

32.   “Numerical Simulation of LCM Mold-Filling during the Manufacture of Natural Fiber Composites,” R. Masoodi, K.M. Pillai, N. Grahl, and H. Tan, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, v31, issue 6, p 363-378, March 2012.

33.   “Multiscale Modeling of Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Dcale Fiber Preforms of Liquid Composite Molding I: Isothermal Flows,” Hua Tan and K.M. Pillai, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 43, n 1, pp. 1-13, Jan 2012. (pdf)

34.   “Multiscale Modeling of Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Dcale Fiber Preforms of Liquid Composite Molding II: Non-isothermal Flows,” Hua Tan and K.M. PillaiComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 43, n 1, p 14-28, Jan 2012.(pdf)

 35.   “Multiscale Modeling of Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Dcale Fiber Preforms of Liquid Composite Molding III: Reactive Flows,” Hua Tan and K.M. Pillai, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, v 43, n 1, pp. 29-44, Jan 2012. (pdf)

36.   “Darcy’s Law Based Numerical Simulation for Modeling 3-D Liquid Absorption into Porous Wicks,” R. Masoodi, H. Tan, and K.M. Pillai,AIChE Journal, v 57, n 5, pp. 1132-1143, May 2011.(pdf)

37.   “Estimation of Tortuosity and Effective Diffusivity Tensors using Closure Formulation in a Sintered Polymer Wick during Transport of a Nondilute, Multicomponent Liquid-Mixture”, S. Beyhaghi and K.M. Pillai, Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media – An International Journal, Vol. 2, issue 4, pp. 267-282, 2011.

39.    “Evaporation and Transport of Non-Dilute, Multi-Component Liquid Mixtures in Porous Wicks: Simulation and Experimental Validation”, S. Beyhaghi, K.M. Pillai, D. T. Qadah, and M. L. Dietz, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v 54, pp.5216-5230, 2011.


[1] Dr. Masoodi is an ex-PhD student of  Dr. Pillai who was a post-doc with the latter at the time of writing of the book. Currently he is an assistant professor at Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA.