M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Syracuse University, NY, 2003
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Pune University, India, 2000
Mangesh Basarkar is a Research Engineer in the Buildings Research Division at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). He has a strong background in Heat & Mass Transfer and Fluid Dynamics, and his research interests primarily include the use of latest simulation technologies to study airflow, energy and contaminant transport phenomena in buildings.
Additionally, he also works on the design and development of building energy simulation software like EnergyGauge Summit and EnergyPlus. EnergyGauge Summit is the commercial building energy code compliance tool for the State of Florida. Mangesh is a key member of the development team wherein he works on the design and implementation of algorithms for building envelope and HVAC component models using the latest software development platforms, as also on the implementation of various energy code compliance and performance rating standards like ASHRAE 90.1, ASHRAE 90.1 Appendix G and LEED. EnergyPlus is the U.S. Department of Energy’s ‘next-generation’ energy modeling tool, and Mangesh has worked on implementing pre and post-cooling coil desiccant dehumidification models in the software.
As a researcher at FSEC, Mangesh has successfully completed, as PI, Co-PI and team member, several projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the Florida Department of Community Affairs (DCA), the Florida Energy Office (FEO), National Center for Energy Management and Building Technologies (NCEMBT), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), American Society of Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC). He is well versed in the use of building energy simulation tools like EnergyPlus and CONTAMW, and in using numerical analysis codes like AirPak and Fluent for diverse applications. Building further on his Master’s thesis, and in work done with the Immune Building Toolkit program (for DARPA), Mangesh has developed niche expertise in the areas of Interoperability and BIM (building information model) for building simulation using IFC’s (industry foundation classes), based on STEP standards (ISO 10303, Part 21), that allowed for 3 dimensional building CAD data to be used directly as input for building airflow and contaminant transport simulation. Mangesh has published several technical papers and reports, and has also served as a peer-reviewer for conference and symposium publications in addition to presenting on technical areas in building simulation at various meetings, courses and conferences.