Dr. Augustine Akuoko Kwarteng

ACADEMIC DEGREES EARNED

1. PhD Mechanical Engineering, NC A&T State      University, Greensboro, 2019

2. MSc. Mechanical Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, 2012
​3. BSc. Aerospace Engineering, KNUST, Kumasi, 2009

 
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED
  1. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, USA ( 2016 - 2019)

  2. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, (2010 - 2012)

  3. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana, (2005 - 2009)

 
 
 
ACADEMIC RANKS HELD
  1. Assistant Lecturer (2013 - 2016)

  2. Lecturer                (2016 - Date)

 
SUBJECTS TAUGHT
  1. Basic Mechanics (MN/MR/PE/ES/CE/GL 167)

  2. Pneumatics (GL 225)

  3. Strength of Materials (PE/ES 152)

  4. Fluid Mechanics (EL/MC/MN/MR/GL/PE 264)

  5. Hydraulic Systems (GL 130)

 

PUBLICATIONS

Akuoko Kwarteng, A., Corona, J., & Kizito, J. (2019). A similarity solutions approach to determine the effect of porosity on heat transfer in a flow through a porous medium adjoining a heated flat plate. Research Article. PART C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science,  (JMES-19-1383).

Akuoko Kwarteng, A., Corona, J. J., Melsalhy, O., Chow, L., & Kizito, J. (2019). Thermal management of Electromechanical Actuator Motor by circulating air inside the housing. Paper presented at the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Akuoko Kwarteng, A., Kaddoura, K., Corona, J. J., Melsalhy, O., Chow, L., & Kizito, J. P. (2019). Thermal management of PA-03-10600 linear electromechanical actuator windings using straight circular heatpipes and porous fins Paper presented at the 19th Annual Early Career Technical Conference, Birmingham, Alabama. 

Corona, J. J. J., Kwarteng, A. A., Warwick, G., Kaddoura, K., Mesalhy, O., Chow, L., . . . Kizito, J. P. (2018). Testing of a Cooling Fan Wing-Bay Electromechanical Actuators.Paper presented at the 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting FEDSM2018 Montreal, Quebec.

Agbomadzi, S. P., Akuoko Kwarteng, A., & Yakah, N. (2017). Design of Biomass Plant for Domestic use at Charia Community in Ghana. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 9(1), 1-9. doi:10.19026/rjees.9.4193

 

SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS PROJECT WORK/THESIS/RESEARCH

Fourteen Undergraduate Project Works including :

Aryee, R. A. (2014), “Utilization of the energy in the hot exhaustgases of the gas turbine to generate steam to power a steam turbine to generate steam to power a steam turbine: A case study at VRA, TTPC”,  BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, 40pp.

Osei, N. A. (2014), “Modification of the continuos screw press for extraction of palm oil”,  BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa,pp46.

Ewool, S. K. K. (2014), “Investigation into the causes of frequent breakdowns of fire tenders; A case study at GNFS, Sekondi”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp35.

Aikins, E. K., “Investigating the causes of premature steering rack failure in Toyota hilux and suggesting possible solutions; A case study at Toyota Ghana, Tarkwa”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp23.

Sabla, P. (2015), “Design of a hand-operated blender”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp28.

Blay, E. (2015), “Design of an automatic cooling system for the final drive of Liebherr mining excavators”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp38.

Opoku, J. (2015), “Design of a manually powered orange peeler for local orange sellers”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp37.

Eduful, E. (2015), “Design of mechanized oil skimmer for Goldfields Ghana limited”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp39.

Klutse, N. A. (2015), “Design of a simple filling and capping system for small scale brewers”, BSc Project Report, UMaT, Tarkwa, pp37.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer

Thermal power systems Engineering

Aerodynamics and Jet Propulsion

Aerospace Structures and Design

 
 
 
BOOK CONTRIBUTIONS/ REVIEWS
  1. A. Akuoko Kwarteng (2013), "Biomass-based Thermal Power Generation; A conceptual framework for KNUST campus, Kumasi"? ,Germany, Lamberts Academic Publishing, ISBN:978-3-659-40670-6",  https://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9783659406706