Researcher

Dr Maryam Ghodrat

Keywords

Fields of Research (FoR)

Computational Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fire Management, Environmental Engineering Modelling

Biography

Dr Maryam Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW. Before joining UNSW, she was a lecturer and prior to that  postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University and Swinburne University of Technology.

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...view more

Dr Maryam Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW. Before joining UNSW, she was a lecturer and prior to that  postdoctoral research fellow at Western Sydney University and Swinburne University of Technology.

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.

Maryam is also working in the field of energy efficiency technologies with focus on the application of numerical modeling and thermodynamic analysis in development of new processes.

 


My Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of New South  Wale 
  • Master of Engineering ,University of New South Wale 

My Research Activities

  • Effects of wind-terrain interaction on fire propagation
  • Wildland-urban interface fire spread
  • Modeling the propagation of a wildfire using Adaptive Mesh Refinement
  • Computational Fluid dynamics of buoyant flame in wildfire spread
  • Wildfire response to high wind speeds and fuel moisture 
  • Thermal performance assessment of Fire Fighters' Protective Clothing 
  • 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


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Fire Spread in the Wildland Urban Interface
  • Wind effect, unsteady behaviors and regimes of wildfire propagation 
  • 3D wildfire flow field analysis 
  • Burning dynamics of porous fuel beds
  • Flame radiation characteristics from surface fire under forced flow 
  • Wildfire spread simulating model using machine-learning algorithms

  • Flame spread behavior characterization of randomly packed fuel under a forced flow


Currently supervising

Accepting PhD students.  

PhD positions are available for highly motivated candidate in mechanical engineering (CFD and Computational heat transfer background).  The research is mainly on Fire Dynamic modeling .  More specific topics are: Fire-propagation simulation in complex environment  and flame spread behavior of discrete fuel under forced flow .More topics in the same domain are available upon inquiry.

Knowledge and experience in working with OpenFOAM, FireFOAM and FDS is highly desirable. (Candidates with fluid mechanics background only).

If you are interested in doing a PhD in my group , please send a copy of PDF combining your CV, Transcripts and English Test Results to m.ghodrat@unsw.edu.au

 

 


My Teaching

ZEIT1504 Introduction to Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering 

ZEIT2501 Mechanical and Electronic Design 

ZEIT4500 Engineering Project A   

ZEIT4501 Engineering Project B

 

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Location

Building 17, Room 130

Contact

+61 2 5114 5153