Professor Maziar Arjomandi

Professor Maziar Arjomandi
 Position Professor
 Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
 Email maziar.arjomandi@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 8128
 Location Floor/Room 2 ,  Engineering South ,   North Terrace
  • Qualifications

    PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute (Russia)

    ME in Aerospace Engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute (Russia)

    BE (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology (Iran)

  • Teaching Interests

    Different courses in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

    Currently I teach "Aircraft Design" and "Aeronautical Engineering"

  • Research Interests

    -Renewable energy (concentrated solar thermal systems, wind turbines, Wave and tidal energy, hybrid energy systems)

    -Aerodynamics (Active and passive flow control, bluff body aerodynamics, atmospheric boundary layer, airfoil circulation control, flapping wing aerodynamics, Plasma aerodynamics, WIG aerodynamics)

    -Fluid mechanics (flow induced vibration FIV and vortex induced vibration VIV, vortex flow, hemodynamics, micro- and nano-fluids)

    -Aircraft design and optimisation (Multidisciplinary optimisation of air vehicles, Aircraft stability and control, UAV design, Solar and fuel-cell UAV, Aeroelasticity)

    Various projects leading to a research degree (Master or PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat transfer, Aircraft Design, Solar thermal, Wave and Wind Energy are available. For more information please contact Dr Maziar Arjomandi (maziar.arjomandi@adelaide.edu.au

    Current and Completed PhD and Master Projects

     2017

    •  Araz Rezaei Kivi (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of fluid structure interaction of an aortic valve
    • Oveis Pourmehran, (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Understanding of flow behaviour in maxillary sinuses
    • Azadeh Jafari (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation dynamic wind loads on heliostats in stow and operating positions
    • Navid Feridoonimehr (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Effect of mechanical properties of the arteries on the blood vessel flow field

     2016

    •  Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Liquid Chemical Looping Gasification

     2015

    •  Mahyar Silakhori (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: High-temperature thermo-chemical solar energy storage using copper oxide
    • Yasaman Ebadati (Masters by Coursework in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of deformation and activation of oxygen carrier particles in a chemical looping combustion system
    • Anton Silvestri (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: The Application of a Helmholtz Resonator as a Flow Control Device to Reduce Skin Friction Drag 

    2014

    • Eshodarar Manickam Sureshkumar (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Spatial and temporal concentration of energy in bluff body wakes
    • Nataliia Sergiienko (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Intelligent control system for oscillating buoy wave energy systems
    • Matthew Emes (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Static wind load on heliostats
    • Ka Lee Lok (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Understanding of the effect of wind on heat losses from a concentrated solar receiver
    • Jeremy Yu (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Dynamic wind load on heliostats
    • Abdulrahim Rezaeiha (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Application of active and passive flow control techniques on the wind turbine blades
    • Nima Sedaghatizadeh (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of the effect of wind turbine wake interaction on wind farm performance
    • Syed Ahmad Hussain (Masters by Coursework in Aerospace Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of the effect of turning vanes on the performance of a wind tunnel

    2013

    • Nan Chen (Masters by Research in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Numerical simulation of wind induced vibration on heliostats
    • Michael Bolzon (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: An investigation into the effects of tubercles on airfoil performance at low angles of attack
    • Ryan Leknys (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Understanding of an airfoil dynamic stall 
    • Alex Laratro (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of the wake propagation and interaction of a horizontal axis wind turbine
    • Zhao Lu (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of the flow field in a solar vortex reactor
    • Md Shahabuddin Ahmmad (Masters by Research in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigations of a recirculating fluidized bed solar reactor

    2012

    • Erwin Hamminga (Maters by Research in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Wake propagation of a vertical axis wind turbine
    • Ryan Leknys (Masters by Coursework in Aerospace Engineering), Thesis: Investigation into the dynamic stall characteristics of airfoils used in the wind turbine industry using flow visualisation techniques

    2011

    • Chen Song (Masters by Coursework in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Bus cabin ventilation system evaluation and optimization
    • Fang Yu (Masters by Coursework in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of the efficiency of Savonius wind turbine with helical blades
    • Seyed Mehdi Jafarian (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Application of concentrated solar power in the chemical looping combustion
    • Md Rabiul Islam Sarker (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Investigation of the interactions between solid particles and air in a concentrated solar receiver
    • Javad Farrokhi Derakhshandeh (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: harnessing hydropower from vortex induced vibration
    • Amanullah Choudhry (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Post-stall load control of wind turbines using cavities
    • Farzin Ghanadi (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Turbulent drag reduction by Helmholtz resonator

    2010

    • Peter Chaplin (PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Thesis: Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV) technology

    2009

    • Yunpeng Xue (PhD in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: An investigation into the flow structure in a Ranque-Hilsch vortex tube
    • Mohammadamin Miremadi (PhD in Aerospace Engineering), Thesis: Thermal effects of an external insert on its downstream flow over a flat plate
    • Xin Chen (Masters by Coursework in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: An investigation into the effect of vertically positioned inserts with different geometries on the heat transfer enhancement
    • Zhengbin Zhu (Masters by Coursework in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Vortex tube for desalination

    2008

    • Benjamin Chartier (PhD in Aerospace Engineering), Thesis: The influence of plasma aerodynamic actuators on wing tip vortices for the reduction of drag
    • Brad Gibson (PhD in Aerospace Engineering), Thesis: Application of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma (DBD) flow augmentation for viscous drag reduction
    • Nikan Rostamzadeh Torghabeh (Masters by Coursework in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: An investigation into the aerodynamic forces in downstroke motion of a pair of flat plates

    2007

    • YunPeng Xue (Masters by Coursework in Mechanical Engineering), Thesis: Analysis the performance and efficiency of a ranque-Hilsch vortex tube

    Current and Completed Honours Projects

    2018

    (1) Design, build and test of an Aerial Urban Commuter Model (7 students)
    (2) Wind comfort study of the City of Adelaide (4 students)
    (3) Vertical bifacial solar farms: modelling, design, manufacturing and testing (5 students)
    (4) Development and fabrication of a MicroChannel Solar Receiver (MCSR) - the next generation of high efficiency solar receivers (2 students)
    (5) Aircraft Design laboratory practical (2 students)

    2017 

    (1) Design and testing of a prototype tracking solar array (6 students)
    (2) Characterisation of molten salt enriched with particulate additives (5 students)

    2016
    (1) Development of an automated mine detection platform (5 students)

    2015
    (1) High-efficiency fans using crazy foil profiles (2 students)

    2014
    (1) dancing particles (6 students)
    (2) Infrared thermography in sports medicine (2 students)
    (3) Horizontal axis wind turbine wake interaction (7 students)
    (4) Crop thriving by wind turbines (4 students)
    (5) Flapping wing MAV (7 student)

    2013
    (1) Design and build a hybrid renewable energy production, storage and management system for household application (3 students)
    (2) Design and test a lift type vertical axis wind turbine (6 students)
    (3) The effect of wing leading edge tubercles on induced drag (5 students) - Awarded the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund prize for the best project in aerodynamics or aircraft design & also the School of Mechanical Engineering for the best poster prize
    (4) Investigation of the wake of a horizontal axis wind turbine (5 students)
    (5) Flow morphology of a plasma actuator (1 student) - Awarded the BAE prize for the best aerospace engineering project
    (6) Develop a data acquisition system for a Swearingen SX-300 (1 student)

    2012
    (1) Design and build of a submarine that can fly (8 students)

    2011
    (1) Design and build of a plasma thruster for MAV application (1 student) - Awarded the Australian Submarine Corporation prize for the most innovative project
    (2) Design and build of an aileronless UAV (8 students) - Awarded the BAE prize for the best aerospace engineering project
    (3) Construction of a test rig and scaled aircraft wing for validation and comparison of a beam theory based wing model (1 student) - Awarded the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund prize for the best project in aerodynamics or aircraft design
    (4) Solar chimney for water desalination (3 students)
    (5) Simulation of a thermally soaring unmanned aerial vehicle (1 student)
    (6) Design, build and test of a high-efficiency smart Darrieus wind turbine (Phase 2) (5 students)

    2010
    (1) Design, build and test of a high-efficiency smart Darrieus wind turbine (7 students) - Awarded the Australian Submarine Corporation prize for the most innovative project
    (2) Design, build and launch of a small satellite, based on CubeSat designs (5 students) - Awarded the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund prize for the best project in space research or technology
    (3) Parametric study of Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma actuators (1 student) - Awarded the ARI prize for research impact
    (4) Assessment of Water Bombing of Bushfires (1 student)

    2009
    (1) Design and build of a UAV with morphing configuration (5 students) - Awarded the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund prize for the best aerospace related project
    (2) Search and rescue UAV for outback challenge (4 students) - Awarded the Australian Submarine Corporation prize for the project with best return for engineering innovation
    (3) Design and build of an autonomous hovercraft for mine detection (6 students) - Awarded the Nova Defence prize for the best project with defence potential
    (4) Water desalination via wind power (3 students)
    (5) Bat wing (2 students)

    2008
    (1) Design and build a flying surveillance platform with coaxial counter-rotating rotors (7 students) - Awarded the Nova Defence prize for the best project with defence potential
    (2) Design and build of three different types of wind turbines to investigate the amount of accessible wind power in the cities (10 students) - Awarded the Bassett prize for the best energy based project
    (3) Design and build of a vortex heat generator (3 students)
    (4) Design, development and manufacture of a valveless pulsejet powered unmanned aerial vehicle (6 students) - Awarded the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund prize for the best aerospace related project
    (5) Energy harvesting eel - wave energy converter (4 students) - Awarded the OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks prize for the best environmentally sound project & also the KM Fabrications for the best poster prize
    (6) The design, development and manufacture of a fuel cell powered unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance applications (5 students) - Awarded the Tigerfish Aviation prize for the best project in aeronautics or fluid mechanics & also the Australian Submarine Corporation prize for the best managed project
    (7) Design and build a flapping wing MAV (3 students)

    2007
    (1) Design and build of a search and rescue UAV (8 students) - Awarded the Tenix Aerospace and Defence prize for the best overall project & also the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund prize for the best aerospace related project
    (2) Design and build of a valveless pulsejet engine (5 students)
    (3) Design and build of a small unmanned airship (3 students) - Awarded the Tigerfish Aviation prize for the best project in aeronautics or fluid mechanics
    (4) Design and build of a composite anti-explosive shield (3 students)
    (5) Design and build of an air-conditioned helmet (2 students)
    (6) Design and build of a micro satellite based on CubeSat (4 students)
    (7) Design and build of a flapping wing MAV (4 students) - Awarded the Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund prize for the runner-up best aerospace related project

     

  • Professional Associations

    - Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)

    - Chartered Professional Engineer - Engineers Australia (CPEng)

    - The American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    - The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

    - National Engineering Register (NER) - Aerospace Engineering

    - National Engineering Register (NER) - Mechanical Engineering

     

  • Media Expertise

    CategoriesAerospace & Aviation, Engineering
    ExpertiseAerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Renewable Energy Engineering, Wind, Wave and Solar Energy, Aircraft Design and Operation

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