Blake Erb

posted Apr 2, 2013, 8:50 AM by ASHRAE Saskatoon
Please come out to our meeting and welcome the following Distinguished Lecturer Kishor Khankari, Ph.D.

Here is a brief biography of Kishor and his topic that he will be speaking on:

Kishor Khankari, Ph.D.
Associate Partner, Syska Hennessy Group, Ann Arbor, MI
Dr. Kishor Khankari, Ph.D., is an Associate Partner at Syska Hennessy Group. As a specialist in Computational
Fluid Dynamics (CFD), he works closely with his clients to provide optimized HVAC solutions using CFD
techniques. Kishor has several years of experience in providing consulting services that have resulted in the
development of solutions to a wide variety of engineering problems involving fluid flow, heat transfer, mass
transfer, and other similar engineering processes. Dr, Khankari has developed a patented technology of a wind
band design of exhaust fan assembly systems. He has developed several easy)to)use analytical software tools,
which are regularly used by design engineers in a variety companies including those in the critical facilities and
automotive industries.
A noted expert in his field, he has a Ph.D. in CFD from the University of Minnesota and has been regularly
published in several technical journals and trade magazines. Dr. Khankari is an eloquent speaker and has made
presentations on topics related to design and optimization of HVAC systems at various technical conferences and
professional meetings.
Dr. Kishor Khankari is an active member of ASHRAE both at local and national level. He is a member Board of
Governors and President Elect of Detroit ASHRAE Chapter. He is serving as a Chair of ASHRAE Technical
Committee TC9.11 Clean Spaces and a Member of Research Administration Committee (RAC) at national level.

Topic: Stratified Air Ventilation Systems 
Displacement ventilation systems which are also referred as “stratified air distribution systems” work on the
principle of thermal buoyancy – hot air due to lower density rises above the cold air. Stratified distribution systems
are becoming popular due to their ability to provide better indoor air quality with low energy demand. Stratified air
distribution systems come mainly in two flavors – traditional displacement ventilation (TDV) systems and the
under floor air distribution (UFAD) systems. This presentation will cover the basics of stratified air distribution
systems and discuss various design and operational parameters that affect their performance.

Blake Erb