James Arthur

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Educational Background

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2005
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 2008
  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Manitoba, 2012

Research Interests

  • Transport in Porous Media
  • Application and development of non-intrusive flow measurement techniques e.g. Particle image velocimetry, laser Doppler Anemometry
  • Development of wind tunnels and turbulence generators for atmospheric turbulence simulations
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling
  • Core Analysis
  • Instrumentation for the characterization of fluid flow and heat transfer through reservoir

Courses Taught

  • Thermodynamics (MECH 213)
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Lab Practice (MECH 222)
  • Senior Design (MECH 401) Supervisor


Selected Publications

Arthur, J.K., 2018, `Porous media flow transitioning into the Forchheimer regime: a PIV study,' Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, Vol 11(2), pp 297-307.

Arthur, J.K., Ruth, D.W., and Tachie, M. F., 2013, ‘Porous medium flow and an overlying parallel flow: PIV interrogation area, interfacial location, and depth ratio effects,' Transport in Porous Media, DOI : 10.1007/s11242-012-0107-9, 21 pages

Ruth, D. W. and Arthur, J.K., 2011 ‘A revised analytic solution to the linear displacement problem including capillary pressure effects,' Transport in Porous Media, Vol 86, pp 881 - 894.

Arthur, J.K., Ruth, D.W. and Tachie, M. F., 2009, ‘Velocity measurement of flow through a model three-dimensional porous medium with varying boundary conditions,' Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol 629, pp 343-374.

Arthur, J.K. and Kantzas, A., 2016, ‘Effective Thermal Conductivity Assessments of an Oil Sand Reservoir,' Presented at the International Symposium of the Society of Core Analysts, 21-26 August, Snow Mass, Colorado, USA.

Arthur, J.K., Akinbobola, O., Kryuchkov, S., and Kantzas, A., 2015, ‘Thermal Conductivity Measurements of Bitumen Bearing Reservoir Rocks,' SPE Canada Heavy Oil Technical Conference, 9-11 June, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Bejatovic, S., Kincaid, L., Arthur, J.K., and Tachie, M. F., 2012, ‘Proper orthogonal decomposition of flow around A S1223 air foil,' CSME Symposium on Fluid Dynamics 2012.