Jim S. Cowart, Ph.D. | Mechanical Engineer
Jim S. Cowart, Ph.D.
Areas of Practice:
- Mechanical engineering
- Internal Combustion Engines
- Engine Controls
- The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Patent – “Internet Based Method for Determining a Vehicle’s Fuel Efficiency,” US Patent No. US 6,594,579 B1, 7-15-03.
- Principle Investigator, Office of Naval Research – “USNA Synthetic Fuel Development and Testing Program.” Characterization of Fisher-Tropsch and Bio-Diesel diesel fuel with regards to maximum performance and efficiency in a Marine Corp “Humvee” engine. Discussions with ONR indicate that this funding will be awarded in 2008.
- “Small UAV Engine Characterization and Efficiency Improvements.” Characterization of a small UAV Diesel Engine with base and alternative fuels.
Future work is planned to investigate efficiency improvement technologies
for extend flight range.
- Principle Investigator, Office of Naval Research – “Fischer-Tropsch Synthetic Diesel Performance in a Single Cylinder CFR Diesel Engine.” Characterization of Fischer-Tropsch diesel in comparison to base diesel fuel with regards to maximum performance and efficiency.
- Naval Academy Research Council – “Characteristics and Optimization of Gasoline Engine Startup Performance and Emission.”
- Naval Academy Research Council – “An Experimental and Modeling based Investigation into the Onset of Knocking Combustion in a Spark Ignition Engine.”
- Principle Investigator, US Army – “DMFC System Modeling and Stack Airflow Optimization,” 11-02 to 7-03. Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) flow channel development (modeling and experiments) in order to manage Carbon Dioxide formation in the anode bi-polar plate. Overall fuel cell and Balance of Plant (BOP) detailed modeling.
- Principle Investigator, US Army – Characterization and Improvement of portable fuel cell systems, 6-02 to 5-03. Balance of Plant systems development for portable DMFC system.