Joseph Ranalli

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Associate Professor, Penn State Hazleton

Dr. Joseph Ranalli, associate professor of engineering, brings a strong background in teaching the engineering of power systems to Penn State Hazleton. His doctoral research at Virginia Tech University involved the interaction of acoustics and combustion. During three years at the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy in Morgantown, West Virginia, he studied how that interaction could damage gas turbines. At Penn State Hazleton, he continues theoretical research on combustion but also investigates renewable energy by helping develop a smartphone app and software that find optimal locations for solar panels and preparing guidance for fighting fires at solar installations. For using a video game to teach principles of rocketry, Ranalli received New Faculty Fellow Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2013.

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Recent Publications

Cloud advection model of solar irradiance smoothing by spatial aggregation

Ranalli, J. & Peerlings, E. E. M., May 1 2021, In: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 13, 3, 033704.

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Configurations of renewable power generation in cities using open source approaches: With Philadelphia case study

Ranalli, J. & Alhamwi, A., Jul 1 2020, In: Applied Energy. 269, 115027.

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An online tool for facilitating thermodynamic property lookups

Ranalli, J., Martin, C. R. & Moore, J. P., Jun 15 2019, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

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Effect of a part-hour shading methodology on the sensitivity of shading calculations to horizon uncertainty

Ranalli, J. & Starling, D. J., Aug 2018, In: Solar Energy. 170, p. 217-220 4 p.

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‎Toward comprehensive solar energy mapping systems for urban electricity system planning and development

Ranalli, J., Calvert, K., Bayrakci Boz, M. & Brownson, J. R. S., Jan 1 2018, In: Electricity Journal. 31, 1, p. 8-15 8 p.

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Compressive sensing for spatial and spectral flame diagnostics

Starling, D. J. & Ranalli, J., Dec 1 2018, In: Scientific reports. 8, 1, 2556.

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Problem-based learning module for teaching thermodynamic cycle analysis Using PYroMat

Martin, C. R., Ranalli, J. & Moore, J. P., Jun 24 2017, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2017-June

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A model for development of employer engagement at a small campus

Ranalli, J. & Chappell, S. E., Jun 24 2017, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2017-June

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Sensitivity of shading calculations to horizon uncertainty

Ranalli, J., Vitagliano, R., Notaro, M. & Starling, D. J., Jan 1 2017, In: Solar Energy. 144, p. 399-410 12 p.

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Characterization of a nitrogen diluted hydrogen diffusion flame for model validation

Ranalli, J. A. & Strakey, P. A., Sep 2 2015, In: Combustion science and technology. 187, 9, p. 1351-1375 25 p.

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Solar Survey: Development and validation of a smartphone-based solar site assessment tool

Ranalli, J. A., Dec 1 2015, In: Solar Energy. 122, p. 1199-1213 15 p.

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Measurement of flame frequency response functions under exhaust gas recirculation conditions

Ranalli, J. & Ferguson, D., Aug 1 2012, In: Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 134, 9, 91502.

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Simple analysis of flame dynamics via flexible convected disturbance models

Ranalli, J. A., Ferguson, D. & Martin, C., 2012, In: Journal of Propulsion and Power. 28, 6, p. 1268-1276 9 p.

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Measurements of ensemble averaged flame dynamics using spatially resolved analysis

Ranalli, J. A., Martin, C. R. & Vandsburger, U., Oct 2011, In: Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science. 35, 7, p. 1409-1417 9 p.

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Characteristic linear dynamics of kinetically controlled burning. Part I: Traditional single-reactor models

Martin, C., Ranalli, J., Vandsburger, U. & Baumann, W., Dec 2009, In: Combustion Theory and Modelling. 13, 6, p. 921-946 26 p.

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