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. Dr. Ghodrat' expertise is in the application of fluid mechanics theories to solve problems related to dynamic behaviour of turbulent multi-phase flows. Her research is mainly focused on developing effective numerical tools for practical applications to support mitigating the impact of natural disasters. Maryam is also working in the field of...view more

Dr. Maryam Ghodrat is a senior lecturer in School of Engineering and Information Technology at UNSW. Dr. Ghodrat' expertise is in the application of fluid mechanics theories to solve problems related to dynamic behaviour of turbulent multi-phase flows. Her research is mainly focused on 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, UNSW Sydney  (2014)
  • Master of Engineering ,University of New South Wale, UNSW Sydney (2010)

My Research Activities

  • Real-time mapping of toxic emissions in hazardous environment 
  • Numerical models to predict atmospheric dispersion of pollutant
  • Modeling smoke transport from wildland fire 
  • Wind effect, unsteady behaviors and regimes of wildfire propagation in Wildland Urban Interface
  • Wind tunnel experiments of pollutant plume dispersion over speculative urban area 
  • Wildfire response to high wind speeds and fuel moisture 
  • Wind driven wildfire Spread in complex environment
  • Numerical simulation of combustion behaviour of Leaf-shape fuel under convection and radiation heating
  • Thermal performance assessment of Fire Fighters' Protective Clothing  
  • Waste To Energy through thermal and catalytic pyrolysis (renewable energy: plastic waste/biomass gasification process)
  • Application of CFD modelling and thermodynamic analysis in the design and optimization of energy-efficient technologies

I am also working on topics related to Nanofluid, renewable energy and Phase Change Materials.  


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

  • Real-time mapping of toxic emissions in hazardous environment 
  • Modeling smoke transport from wildland fire 
  • Simulation of dense gas release using Lagrangian Particle Dispersion Model (LPDM) and PUFF model 
  • Wind effect, unsteady behaviors and regimes of wildfire propagation in Wildland Urban Interface
  • Burning dynamics of porous fuel beds
  • Convective–radiative characteristics of surface fire under forced flow 
  • Wildfire spread simulating model using machine-learning algorithm
  • AI assisted wind fire interaction modeling
  • Numerical models to predict atmospheric dispersion of pollutant and chemical emissions


Currently supervising

Accepting PhD students.  

PhD positions are available for highly motivated candidate in mechanical engineering (CFD and Computational heat transfer background).  Knowledge and experience in working with OpenFOAM 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

  • ZEIT3701 Heat Transfer and Refrigeration 
  • ZEIT4504 Electrical and Mechanical Plant
  • ZEIT2501 - Mechanical & Electronic Design
  • ZEIT1504-Introduction to Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • ZEIT4600 Mechanical Design Practice A 
  • ZEIT4601 Mechanical Design Practice B 
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Location

Building 17, Room 130

Contact

+61 2 5114 5153