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Assessment Inspired Research

WVU IAC has conducted significant research in industrial and commercial energy efficiency, productivity improvement, waste and water reduction, smart manufacturing and energy management (ISO 50001) . The research papers reported here were based on research ideas that originated during assessments. 
Peer Reviewed Publications and Book Chapters
1) Kanneganti, H., Gopalakrishnan, B., Crowe, E., Al-Shebeeb, O., Yalamanchi, T., Nimbarte, A.N., Currie, K., Abolhassani, A., , Specification of Energy Assessment Methodologies to Satisfy ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, in-press, 2017.
2) Latif, H., Gopalakrishnan, B., Nimbarte, A., Currie, K.,  Sustainability Index Development for Manufacturing Industry,  Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, in-press, 2017.
3)  Al-Shebeeb, O., Rangaswamy, S., Gopalakrishnan, B., Devaru, D., Evaluation and Indexing of Process Plans Based on Electrical Demand and Energy Consumption, International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 7, Issue: 3, pp. 1-19, July-September 2017.
4) Sundaramoorthy, S., Quang, P., Gopalakrishnan, B., Latif, H., Heat Balance Analysis of Annealing Furnaces and Zinc Pot in Continuous Hot Dip Galvanizing Lines, Energy Engineering Journal, Vol. 113, No. 2, pp. 12-47, 2016.
5) Devaru, D., Banuri., Gopalakrishnan, B., Halabe, U., Latif, H., Feasibility Analysis for Implementing GPR Scanning System in Sawmills for Productivity Improvement, International Journal of Advances in Management Science, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-15, July 2015.
6) Devaru, D.G., Maddula R., Grushecky, S., Gopalakrishnan, B., Motor-Based Energy Consumption in West Virginia Sawmills, Forest Products Journal,Vol. 64, No. ½, pp. 33-40, 2014.
7) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D.P., Chaudhari, S., The Effect of System Storage on the Performance Profile of Rotary Screw Air Compressors,Energy Engineering Journal, Vol. 111, No. 4, pp. 25-33, 2014.
8) Gopalakrishnan, B., Ramamoorthy, K., Crowe, E., Chaudhari, S., Latif, H., A Structured Approach for Facilitating the Implementation of ISO 50001 Standard in the Manufacturing Sector, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments Journal, Vol. 7, pp. 154–165, 2014.
9) Muniswamy, A., Gopalakrishnan, B., Chaudhari, S., Jaridi, M., Crowe, E., Gupta, D.P., A Computer Based Total Productive Maintenance Model for Electrical Motors, International Journal of Productivity and Quality Management, Vol.13, No.2, pp.178 – 200, 2014.
10) Chaudhari, S., Gupta, D., and Gopalakrishnan, B., Using IAC Database for Longitudinal Study of Small to Medium Sized Automotive Industry Suppliers' Energy Intensity Changes, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 427-435, 2013.
11) Gopalakrishnan, B., Mardikar, M., Gupta, D.P., Jalali, S., Chaudhari, S.,Establishing Baseline Electrical Energy Consumption in Wood Processing Sawmills: A Model Based on Energy Analysis and Diagnostics, Energy Engineering Journal, Vol 109, ISSN 0199-8595, 2013.
12) Lin, W., Wang, J., Grushecky, S.T., Summerfield D., Gopalakrishnan, B.,Energy Consumption and Efficiency of Appalachian Hardwood Sawmills, Forest Products Journal, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 32-38, 2012.
13) Chaudhari, S., Gupta, D.P., Gopalakrishnan, B., Investigation of Relationship between System Efficiency Curve and Measurement and Verification (M&V) of Energy Savings, SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing, June Vol. 4, No. 1 pg. 486-494, 2011.
14) Halabe, U., Gopalakrishnan, B., Jadeja, J., Advanced Lumber Manufacturing Model for Increasing Yield in Sawmills Using GPR Based Defect Detection Systems,  International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 56, pg. 649–661, 2011.
15) Gerdes, K., Fuller, J.A., Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D.P., Energy Supply Concerns: A United States Perspective on Electric Power Generation,  Energy Studies Review, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2010.
16) Gopalakrishnan, B., Chavan R., Gupta, D.P., Alkadi, N., Energy Consumption Modeling and Benchmarking in Continuous Galvanising Lines, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2010.
17) Gopalakrishnan, B., Mardikar, Y., Korakakis, D., Energy Analysis in Semiconductor Manufacturing, Energy Engineering Journal, Vol.107, No. 2, pg.6 - 40, 2010.
18) Gupta, D.P., Gopalakrishnan, B.,  Energy Sensitive Machining Parameters Optimization, International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 4, pg.405 - 423, 2010.
19) Halabe, U.B., Agrawal, S., Gopalakrishnan, B., Nondestructive Evaluation of Wooden Logs using Ground Penetrating Radar, Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 24, No. 4, December 2009.
20) Devaru, D., Halabe, U., Gopalakrishnan, B., Agrawal, S., Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Based System for Non-destructive Detection of Interior Defects in Wooden Logs, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, Vol. 3, No. 4, 2008.
21) Gopalakrishnan, B., McCoy, M., Adaptive Process Control for Turning Operation using Expert System,International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Vol.3, No.6, 2007.
22) Chandrasekharan, A., Gopalakrishnan, B., Maintenance Risk Reduction for Effective Facilities Management,Journal of Facilities Management, Vol.6, No.1, 2008.
23) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D., Insulation Recommendations for Manufacturing Facilities From An Industrial Assessment Center,  Insulation Outlook, The Official Journal of the National Insulation Association, Vol. 52, No. 5, pg. 4-8, June 2007.
24) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D.P., Mardikar, Y., Chaudhari, S., Industrial Energy Efficiency (reviewed by Editor),  Handbook of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., March 2007.
25) Gopalakrishnan, B., Banta, L., Bhave, G., Modeling Steam Based Energy Supply Chain in an Integrated Steel Manufacturing Facility: A Simulation Based Approach,  International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Volume 2, No. 1, 2007.
26) Gopalakrishnan, B., Chaudhari, S., Famouri, P., Plummer, R. W., Facilitation for Load Based Energy Savings in Three Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motors, Energy Engineering, Journal of the Association of Energy Engineers, Volume 103, No. 6, pg. 37-64, October-November 2006.
27) Gopalakrishnan, B., Selvaraj, R., Turton, R., Plummer, R. W., Sukumar, S., A Systems Approach to Plant-Wide Energy Assessment, Energy Engineering, Journal of the Association of Energy Engineers, Volume 102, No. 5, pg. 49-80, 2005.
28) Gopalakrishnan, B., Mate, A., Mardikar, Y., Gupta, D., Plummer, R., Anderson, B., Energy Efficiency Measures in the Wood Manufacturing Industry,  Proceedings of the 2005 ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry on CD ROM, ISBN 0-918249-54-6, West Point, New York, July 2005.
29) Gopalakrishnan, B., Insulation Effectiveness in Industrial facilities, Insulation OutlookThe Official Journal of the National Insulation Association, Vol. 48, No. 11, November 2003.
30) Gopalakrishnan, B.,Plummer, R.W., Iskander, W.H., A Comparative Study On Energy Assessment Data From Manufacturing IndustryProceedings of the 2003 ACEEE (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry on CD ROM, ISBN 0-918249-52-X, Ryetown, NY, July 2003.
31) Gopalakrishnan, B., ENERGEX: An Expert System for determining Industrial Energy Efficiency, material in chapter titled Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Management Systems, chapter author R.L. Routh,Maynard Industrial Engineering Handbook, Kjell B. Zandin, Editor, McGraw Hill, pg. 12.69-12.70, 2002.
32) Gopalakrishnan, B., R.W. Plummer, N.M. Alkadi, Analysis of Energy Conservation Opportunities in Glass Manufacturing Facilities, Energy Engineering, Journal of the Association of Energy Engineers, Vol. 98, No. 6, 2001.
33) Gopalakrishnan, B., R.W. Plummer, N.M. Alkadi, Comparison of Glass Manufacturing Facilities based on Energy Consumption and Plant Characteristics, Journal of Energy and Development,  Vol. 27, No. 1, Autumn 2001.
34) Gopalakrishnan, B., Plummer, R.W., and Nagarajan, S., ENERGEX: Expert Systems for Industrial Energy Conservation and Management, Energy Engineering, Journal of the Association of Energy Engineers, Vol. 94, No. 2, pg. 58-79, 1997.
Peer Reviewed Conference Papers and Other Articles
1)  Gopalakrishnan, B., Mahareddy, M., Abolhassani, A., Nimbarte, A.,  Energy Profiling Analysis Based on Energy Assessments for Small Rural Businesses in West Virginia,   Proceedings of the 9th International Conference Improving Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings and Smart Communities (IEECB&SC'16),  Frankfurt, Germany, 2016.
2) Gopalakrishnan, B., Jalali, M.,Chaudhari, S., Gupta, D., Crowe, E., Design and Development of An Energy Efficiency Knowledge Center (EEKC),Proceedings of ICINCO 2014 – Eleventh International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, Vienna, Austria, 2014.
3) Bhadra, S., Gopalakrishnan, B., and Chaudhari, S., Energy Efficiency in Continuous Galvanizing Lines, Proceedings of the International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference, Ouarzazate, Morocco, 2013.
4) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gump, C.D., Gupta, D.P., Chaudhari, S.A. Development of a Software System to Facilitate Implementation of Coal and Wood Co-Fired Boilers, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference,New Orleans, LA, May 2012.
5) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D.P., Bitar, A., Analysis of Compressed Air and Process Heating Systems, Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Detroit, MI, 2012.
6) Crowe, E., Gopalakrishnan, B., Cullen, K., Chaudhari, S., Results of an Enhanced Save Energy Now (SEN) Energy Assessment, A Case Study of a Steel Mini-Mill, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, USA, May 2011.
7) Cullen, K., Crowe, E., Gopalakrishnan, B., Chaudhari, S., Energy Efficiency Programs in West Virginia: A Partnership Approach, Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, New Orleans, USA, May 2011.
8) Cullen, K., Crowe, E., Gopalakrishnan, B., Chaudhari, S., Save Energy Now Regional Partnership: Advancing Energy Productivity through Government, Industrial, and University Collaboration, Proceedings of the ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Industry, Niagara Falls, USA, 2011.
9) Gopalakrishnan, B., Koonammodi, V., Sundaramoorthy, S., Chaudhari, S., Multivariable Efficiency Evaluation of Boilers, Proceedings of the International Conference on Thermal Energy and Environment, Kalasalingam University, India, 2011.
10) Chaudhari, S., Gupta, D.P., Gopalakrishnan, B., Investigation of Relationship between System Efficiency Curve and Measurement and Verification (M&V) of Energy Savings, Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, 2011.
11) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D.P., Energy Efficiency in Industrial Process Heating SystemsKnovel®Engineering Cases - Where Theory Meets Practice, Online Article , December 16, 2009.
12) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D.P., Compressed Air Energy Saving Assessments (ESA) for the Automotive Supply Chain, SAE Technical Paper Series, SAE International, 2009-01-0135, SAE World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, April 2009.
13) Gupta, D., Gopalakrishnan, B., Godavarthy, H., Energy Conservation Through Productivity Enhancement in Manufacturing Facilities, SAE World Congress & Exhibition, 2008-01-1164, Detroit, MI, USA, April, 2008.
14) Gopalakrishnan, B., Gupta, D.P., Mardikar, Y., Chaudhari, S., Jadeja, J., Diagnostics for Developing Energy Efficiency Measures in Compressed Air Systems, SAE World Congress & Exhibition, SP-2109, Detroit, MI, USA, April 16-25, 2007.
15) Halabe, U. B., Agrawal, S., Gopalakrishnan, B., and Grushecky, S., Defect Detection in Wooden Logs Using Ground Penetrating Radar, Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation, Vol. 26, Portland, Oregon, July 30 - August 4, 2006.
16) Gopalakrishnan, B., Chavan, R., Benchmarking of Energy Consumption in Continuous Galvanizing Lines, Proceedings of the Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing VI Conference, Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Boston, MA, Vol.5999, pp. 59990T1-T8, 2005.
17) Devaru, D., Halabe, U.B., Gopalakrishnan, B., Agrawal, S., Grushecky, S., Algorithm for Detecting Defects in Wooden Logs using Ground Penetrating Radar, Proceedings of the Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing VI ConferenceSociety of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Boston, MA, Vol.5999, pp. 59990B1-B12, 2005.
18) Chaudhari, S., Gopalakrishnan, B., Real Time Data Acquisition and Analysis for Load Estimation in Electrical Motors, Proceedings of the Intelligent Systems in Design and Manufacturing V Conference, Society of Photo Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), Philadelphia, Vol. 5605, pp. 195-205, 2004.
19) Gopalakrishnan, B., Alkadi, N.M., Plummer, R.W., Design for Energy: An Inverted Pyramid Approach,Proceedings of the Industrial Energy Technology Conference, Texas A and M University, Houston, 2002.
20) Gopalakrishnan, B., Plummer, R.W., Srinath, S., Meffe, C., Veena, R., and Ipe, J., Energy Analysis and Diagnostics Data Analysis from Industrial Energy Assessments for Manufacturing Industries, Proceedings of the 19th National Energy Technology Conference,  Texas A & M UniversityHouston, TX, 1997.