Researcher

Dr Maryam Ghodrat

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Biography

Dr Maryam Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at UNSW Canberra. She completed her PhD and Master of Engineering at the University of New South Wales. She then worked as lecturer and prior to that as a postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University and Swinburne University of Technology before joining UNSW Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). 

Dr Ghodrat’ s expertise is in the application of...view more

Dr Maryam Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at UNSW Canberra. She completed her PhD and Master of Engineering at the University of New South Wales. She then worked as lecturer and prior to that as a postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University and Swinburne University of Technology before joining UNSW Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). 

Dr Ghodrat’ s expertise is in the application of combustion and fluid dynamics theories to solve problems related to fire spread, Wildfire-Urban Interface (WUI) and fires buoyancy-driven fluid dynamics. Her research also involves in modelling multi-scale and multi-physics turbulent flows and developing effective numerical tools for practical applications to support mitigating the impact of natural disasters.

 


My Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South  Wale (2014)
  • Master of Engineering ,University of New South Wale (2009-2011)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics)

My Research Activities

  • Effects of wind-terrain interaction on fire propagation
  • Numerical Simulation of wind-fire interaction behavior using fireFoam 
  • Combustion dynamics of small-scale fire whirl
  • Thermal performance assessment of Fire Fighters' Protective Clothing 
  • Renewable energy
  • Waste To Energy through thermal and catalytic pyrolysis 
  • Application of CFD modelling and thermodynamic analysis in the design and optimization of energy-efficient technologies

My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Wind effect, unsteady behaviors and regimes of wildfire propagation 
  • 3D wildfire flow field analysis 
  • Numerical Simulation of inclined fire whirls 
  • Burning dynamics of porous fuel beds
  • Computational fluid dynamics modelling of pyrolysis in fluidized bed reactor, Waste To Energy 
  • Flame spread behavior characterization of randomly packed fuel under a forced flow
  • Wildfire spread simulating model using machine-learning algorithms

 


Currently supervising

Accepting PhD students.  

PhD Scholarship of $35,000 (AUD) is available for PhD students with H1 /High Distinction (undergraduate) or have Masters by Research degree. For more information please contact me at m.ghodrat@adfa.edu.au

 

Currently supervising

Currently supervising 4 PhD students.  Topics:

  • Bushfire-enhanced wind load on building structures.
  • Design modification of firefighter protective clothing 
  • Numerical study of pillow plate heat exchanges
  • Thermodynamic analysis of waste to energy techniques 

 


My Teaching

ZEIT1504 Introduction to Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering 

ZEIT2501 Mechanical and Electronic Design 

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Location

Building 17, Room 130

Contact

+61 2 5114 5153