Panagiota Karava

Associate Professor of Civil Engineering and Construction Engineering and Management

Address
Purdue University
Lyles School of Civil Engineering
550 Stadium Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2051
Phone (765) 494-4573
Fax (765) 494-0644
Office HAMP 1239
Education
Ph.D., Concordia University, 2008
M.A.Sc., Concordia University, 2002
B.Sc., National Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2000
Research Interests
- Energy efficient & mixed-mode buildings, innovative energy & comfort delivery systems.
- Solar technology integration in building design & operation.
- Smart buildings, intelligent building operation, system identification, model predictive control.
- Wind effects on buildings and their environment, airflow modeling.
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Recent Publications

Papers in refereed journals
  1. Li, S., Joe, J., Hu, J., Karava, P., 2014. System identification and model-predictive control of office buildings with integrated photovoltaic-thermal collectors, radiant floor heating and active thermal storage. Solar Energy (In Press).
  2. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2014. A state-space modeling approach and multi-level optimization algorithm for predictive control of multi-zone buildings with mixed-mode cooling. Building and Environment 80, 259-273.
  3. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2014. Model predictive control strategies for buildings with mixed-mode cooling. Building and Environment 71, 233-244.
  4. Li, S., Karava, P., Currie, S., Lin, W. E., Savory, E., 2014. Energy modeling of photovoltaic thermal Systems with corrugated unglazed transpired solar collectors - part 1: Model development and validation. Solar Energy 102, 282-296.
  5. Li, S., Karava, P., 2014. Energy modeling of photovoltaic thermal systems with corrugated unglazed transpired solar collectors - part 2: performance analysis. Solar Energy 102, 297-307.
  6. Li, S., Karava, P., Savory, E., Lin, W. E., 2013. Airflow and thermal analysis of flat and corrugated unglazed transpired solar collectors. Solar Energy 91, 297-315.
  7. Karava, P., Jubayer, C., Savory, E., Li, S. 2012. Effect of incident flow conditions on convective heat transfer from the inclined windward roof of a low-rise building with application to photovoltaic-thermal systems. Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics 104-106, 428-438.
  8. Greig, D. Siddiqui, K., Karava, P. 2012. An experimental investigation of the flow structure over a corrugated waveform in a transpired air collector. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 38, 133-144.
  9. Greig, D., Siddiqui, K., Karava, P., 2013. The influence of surface heating on the flow dynamics within a transpired air collector. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 56, 390-402.
  10. Karava, P., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T., Mouriki, E., 2012. Experimental study of the thermal performance of a large institutional building with mixed-mode cooling and hybrid ventilation. Building and Environment 57, 313-326.
  11. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., 2012. Wind-induced internal pressures in buildings with large facade openings. ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 138(4), 358-370.
  12. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2011. Airflow assessment in cross-ventilated buildings with operable facade elements. Building and Environment 46 (1), 266-279.
  13. Karava, P., Jubayer, C., Savory, E., 2011. Numerical modeling of forced convective heat transfer from the inclined windward roof of an isolated low-rise building with application to photovoltaic/thermal systems. Applied Thermal Engineering 31, 1950-1963.
  14. Rundle, C.A., Lightstone, M.F., Oosthuizen, P., Karava, P., Mouriki, E., 2011. Validation of Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations for atria geometries. Building and Environment 46 (7), 1343-1353.
  15. Tzempelikos, A., Karava, P., Candanedo, L.M., Athienitis, A.K., 2009. Investigation of thermal and airflow conditions near glazed facades using Particle Image Velocimetry and CFD simulation -eliminating the need for secondary perimeter heating systems. ASHRAE Transactions 115(1), 523-537.
  16. Tzempelikos, A., Athienitis, A.K., Karava, P., 2007. Simulation of facade and envelope design options for a new institutional building. Solar Energy 81 (9), 1088-1103.
  17. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2007. Wind-driven natural ventilation analysis, Solar Energy 81 (1), 20-30.
  18. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2006. Impact of internal pressure coefficients on wind-driven ventilation analysis. International Journal of Ventilation 5(1), 53-66.
  19. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2004. Wind-driven flow through openings: Review of discharge coefficients. International Journal of Ventilation 3(3), 255-266.
  20. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2003. Investigation of the performance of trickle ventilators. Building and Environment 38 (8), 981-993.

Papers in refereed conference proceedings
  1. Sadeghi, A., Karava, P., 2015. Integration of occupant interactions with window blinds on stochastic model predictive control of mixed-mode buildings, ASHRAE Transactions, Winter Conference, Chicago.
  2. Li, S., Karava, P., 2014. Modeling and system identification of solar buildings with distributed energy generation and storage. 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, Vienna, Austria.
  3. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2014. A state-space modeling approach for predictive control of buildings with mixed-mode cooling. 10th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling, Vienna, Austria.
  4. Li, S., Karava, P., 2013. Energy modeling and performance assessment of building integrated photovoltaic thermal systems with transpired solar collectors. CISBAT, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  5. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2013. Simulation of anticipatory control strategies in buildings with mixed-mode cooling. 13th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Chambery, France.
  6. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2013. Simulation and analysis of anticipatory control strategies in buildings with mixed-mode cooling. CISBAT, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  7. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2013. Modeling and predictive control of mixed-mode buildings with MATLAB/GENOPT. Architectural Engineering Institute conference, Penn State University.
  8. Li, S., Karava, P., 2012. Evaluation of turbulence models for airflow and heat transfer prediction in BIPV/T systems optimization. Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings conference, San Francisco.
  9. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2012. Model-predictive controls for efficient mixed-mode cooling of buildings. ASHRAE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  10. Greig, D., Siddiqui, K., Karava, P., 2012. Investigation of the turbulent flow behavior in a transpired air collector. ASME Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting - FEDSM2012, July 8-12, Puerto Rico.
  11. Stenabaugh, S., Karava, P., Kopp, G., 2011. Design wind loads for photovoltaic systems on sloped roofs of residential buildings. 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 10-15.
  12. Karava, P., Jubayer, C., Savory, E., 2011. Effect of terrain on the forced convective heat transfer from the inclined windward roof of a low-rise building. 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 10-15.
  13. Jubayer, C., Karava, P., Savory, E., 2010. CFD simulations for evaluation of forced convective heat transfer coefficients on photovoltaic/thermal systems integrated on the windward roof surface of a low-rise building. 4th International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 23-27.
  14. Mouriki, E., Karava, P., Park, K-W., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T., 2009. Full-scale study of a hybrid ventilation system integrated with an atrium - night cooling potential. 4th Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Toronto, June 25-27.
  15. Karava P., Stathopoulos T., 2009. Internal pressures in buildings with large facade openings. 11th Americas Wind Engineering Conference, Puerto Rico, June 22-26.
  16. Mouriki, E., Karava, P., Park, K-W., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T., 2008. Full-scale study of an atrium integrated with a hybrid ventilation system. 3rd Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Fredericton, August 20-22.
  17. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2007. Cross-ventilation building design: Application of Particle Image Velocimetry. 12th International Conference on Wind Engineering 2, 1407-1414, Cairns, Australia, July 1-6.
  18. Karava, P., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T., 2007. Guidelines for sustainable building design through natural ventilation. Canadian Society of Civil Engineers Annual General Conference, Yellowknife, Canada, June 6-9.
  19. Karava, P., Tzempelikos, A., Candanedo, L. M., Bessoudo, M., Athienitis, A.K., Handfield, L., 2007. Airflow and heat transfer measurements near a facade with different heating configurations. 2nd Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Calgary, June.
  20. Athienitis, A.K., Kesik, T., Morrison, I.B, Noguchi, M., Tzempelikos, A., Charron, R., Karava, P., Love, J., Harrison, S., Poissant, Y., 2006. Development of requirements for a solar building conceptual design tool. 1st Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Montreal, August.
  21. Karava, P., Athienitis, A.K., Reardon, J.T., Stathopoulos, T., 2006. Predicting the pressure regimes and resultant indoor-outdoor air- exchange in a multi-unit residential building. 4th National Building Simulation Conference (eSim), 65-72, Toronto, Canada, May.
  22. Karava, P., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T., Reardon, J.T., 2006. Modeling of indoor- outdoor air exchange in a multi-unit residential building. 3rd International Building Physics Conference, 697-704, Montreal, Canada, August 27-31.
  23. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2005. Wind-driven flow through building openings. 1st International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Cooling (PALENC) for the Built Environment, Santorini, Greece, May 18-20.
  24. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2005. Wind-driven flow through building openings: a wind tunnel study. 20th Canadian Conference of Applied Mechanics (CANCAM), Montreal, Canada, May 30-June 2.
  25. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2005. Natural ventilation openings: a discussion of discharge coefficients. 16th World Building Congress (CIB 2004) and the 5th International Conference of Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation and Energy Conservation, Toronto, Canada, May 2-7.
  26. Karava, P., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T., 2002. Simulation of the performance of trickle ventilators. 3rd National Building Simulation Conference (eSim), Montreal, Canada, September.
  27. Karava, P., Athienitis, A.K., Stathopoulos, T., 2002. Experimental investigation of the performance of trickle ventilators. 4th International Hybrid Ventilation Conference, Montreal, Canada, May.

Papers in non-refereed conference proceedings
  1. Li, S., Karava, P., 2014. Modeling and predictive control of high performance buildings with distributed energy generation and thermal storage. 3rd High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University.
  2. Sadeghi, A., Karava, P., 2014. Implementation of stochastic model predictive control of mixed-mode buildings based on probabilistic interactions of occupants with window blinds. 3rd High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University.
  3. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2014. A state-space modeling approach for predictive control of buildings with mixed-mode cooling. 3rd High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University.
  4. Li, S., Karava, P., 2012. Numerical study of convective heat transfer for flat unglazed transpired solar collectors. 2nd High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University.
  5. Hu, J., Karava, P., 2012. Modeling and predictive control strategies in buildings with mixed-mode cooling. 2nd High Performance Buildings Conference, Purdue University.
  6. Jubayer, C., Karava, P., Savory, E., 2010. Building-integrated photovoltaic/thermal systems - numerical prediction of exterior convective heat transfer coefficients and parametric analysis. 1st International High Performance Buildings Conference at Purdue, July 12-15.
  7. Stenabaugh, S., Karava, P. 2009. Design wind-loads on residential photovoltaic systems. Canadian Society of Civil Engineers Annual General Conference, St. John's, Canada, May 27-29.
  8. Candanedo, L. M., Karava, P., Bessoudo, M., Tzempelikos, A., Athienitis, A. K., Handfield, L. 2007. Airflow and thermal simulation in a controlled test chamber with different heating configurations using CFD modeling. 2nd Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Calgary, June.
  9. Bessoudo, M. , Tzempelikos, A., Candanedo, L. M., Karava, P., Athienitis, A.K., Zmeureanu, R. and Handfield L., 2007. Thermal comfort conditions in highly-glazed perimeter zones with shading devices. 2nd Canadian Solar Buildings Conference, Calgary, June.
  10. Karava, P., Stathopoulos, T., Athienitis, A.K., 2005. Contribution to natural ventilation design. 2nd International Natural Ventilation Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, November.