Professor Tunde Bello-Ochende

Research Interest:

  • Theoretical, experimental and numerical optimization of heat transfers devices from macro to micro scales.

  • Sustainable and Renewable Energy (Thermodynamic Optimization of fuel cells,  Solar and Geothermal Energy).

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer using Finite Element Method (FEM)/Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Finite difference Method and Finite Volume method (FVM).

  • Constructal Theory and Design.

Recent Publications

Bello-Ochende, T., Olakoyejo, O.T., Meyer, J.P., Bejan, A., Lorente, S. Constructal flow orientation in conjugate cooling channels with internal heat generation, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 57 (1), pp. 241-249, 2013.


Page, L.G., Bello-Ochende, T., Meyer, J.P. Constructal multi scale cylinders with rotation cooled by natural convection, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 57 (1), pp. 345-355, (2013).


Yekoladio, P.J., Bello-Ochende, T., Meyer, J.P. Design and optimization of a downhole coaxial heat exchanger for an enhanced geothermal system (EGS),  Renewable Energy, 55, pp. 128-137, (2013).


Obayopo, S.O., Bello-Ochende, T., Meyer, J.P. Three-dimensional optimisation of a fuel gas channel of a proton exchange membrane fuel cell for maximum current density  International Journal of Energy Research, 37 (3), pp. 228-241, (2013).


Mwesigye A., Bello-Ochende T. and Meyer J. P, Numerical investigation of entropy generation in a parabolic trough receiver at different concentration ratios, Energy, 53, pp. 114-127,  (2013).


Bello-Ochende T. Maximum flow access in heat exchangers, heat generating bodies and inanimate flow systems: constructal law and the emergence of shapes and structures in thermo-fluid mechanics, 10, 191-192, Physics of life Reviews (2013).


Adewumi OO, Bello-Ochende T, Meyer JP, Constructal design of combined microchannel and micro pin fins for electronic cooling, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 66, 315-323, (2013).


Le Roux, W.G., Bello-Ochende, T., and Meyer, J.P., A review on the thermodynamic optimisation and modelling of the solar thermal Brayton cycle, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 677-690, (2013).


M Stocks; Bello-Ochende, T,  Meyer, J P, Maximum thermal conductance for a micro-channel using Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid, Heat and Mass Transfer, 50, 6,  865 - 875, (2014).


W. G. Le Roux, T. Bello-Ochende, J. P. Meyer, The efficiency of an open-cavity tubular solar receiver for a small-scale solar thermal Brayton cycle, Energy conversion and management, 84, 457-470 (2014).


 Mwesigye, A, Bello-Ochende, T.,  Meyer, J.P., Heat transfer and thermodynamic performance of a parabolic trough receiver with centrally placed perforated plate inserts, Applied Energy, In press (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.03.037.


J. Baloyi, T. Bello-Ochende, J. P. Meyer, Thermodynamic optimisation and computational analysis of irreversibilites in a small-scale wood-fired circulating fluidised bed adiabatic combustor, Energy, volume 70, 653 - 663 (2014).


Ngo, L.C. ,Bello-Ochende, T. and Meyer, J. P., Numerical Investigation of Natural Convection of Cavity Receiver for Low Power Application, Special Issues, Journal Of Green Energy, accepted (2014).


Mwesigye, A, Bello-Ochende, T.,  Meyer, Minimum entropy generation due to heat transfer and fluid friction in a parabolic trough receiver with non-uniform heat flux at different rim angles and concentration ratios Energy, In press, (2014). DOI: 10.1016/   


Ngo, L.C. ,Bello-Ochende, T. and Meyer, Numerical modelling and optimisation of Natural Convection heat loss suppression in a solar Cavity Receiver with plate fins, accepted for publication in  Renewable Energy, (2014).