Maziar Arjomandi

Dr Maziar Arjomandi

Associate Professor

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Associate Professor Maziar Arjomandi received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 1999 from Moscow Aviation Institute, Russia. He joined the University of Adelaide in 2006 and served as the Aerospace Coordinator from 2007-2017 and as the Postgraduate Coordinator from 2014-2017. He is currently the Research Director of the School of Mechanical Engineering and a member of School of Mechanical Engineering Executive. Associate Professor Maziar Arjomandi is a leading researcher in experimental and numerical aerodynamics and fluid mechanics with the application in energy systems and aerospace engineering.

-Renewable energy (concentrated solar thermal systems, wind turbines, wave and tidal energy, hybrid energy systems, bio-fuels and hydrogen production)

-Aerodynamics (active and passive flow control, bluff body aerodynamics, vortex flow, 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, multi-phase flow, hemodynamics, micro- and nano-fluids)

-Heat transfer and thermodynamics (natural convection, boiling and bubble study, radiation, chemical reactions and combustion)

Various projects leading to a research degree (Master or PhD) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat transfer, Solar thermal, Wave and Wind Energy are available. 

Selected research funding

 

Nonlinear modelling of fully submerged wave energy converters for high fidelity computationally efficient numerical analysis and prototype design, ECMS Interdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme $12,000
Low noise small scale wind based power generation using non-linear vortices interaction, ECMS Interdisciplinary Research Grant Scheme $18,000
On-sun demonstration of a novel particle receiver for application as an alumina flash calciner, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA),  $4,367,000
New experimental facility for temperature, defect and stress imaging, Research Equipment and Infrastructure Fund, the University of Adelaide $49,000
Modelling and optimisation of submerged buoys for improved ocean wave energy production, Interdisciplinary Research Fund, the University of Adelaide $27,000
New understanding and models for two-phase solar thermal particle receivers, Australian Research Council Discovery Project (ARC-DP) $611,800
Bladed receivers with active flow control, Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) 2014-2017 $3,550,548
Oscillating water Column efficiency improvement through impedance matching and active latching control techniques (Australian Research Council Linkage Project) 2013-2016 $259,000
Heliostat field cost down project, Australian Solar Thermal Research Institute (ASTRI) 2013-2016 $4,500,000
Establishment of a Flight Simulator Laboratory (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund) 2013-2014 $57,634
Economic feasibility of small scale renewable energy systems (Adelaide Airport Limited), 2011-2012 $27,000
Thermodynamic modelling of the Adelaide Airport Terminal 1 (Adelaide Airport Limited), 2011-2012 $126,000
Investigation of the effect of amplitude modulation on the wind farm noise pollution (Adelaide Airport Limited), 2011-2012 $48,000
Design and build of a smart vertical axis wind turbine (AGL & Parsons Brinckerhoff), 2010-2011 $22,000
Feasibility study of the application of small scale hybrid solar and wind energy systems (Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide), 2010 $47,500
Design and build of a nano-satellite based on the cubesat concept (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide & Engineers Australia National Committee for Space Engineering), 2010 $19,000
Development of wave energy research capability (Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, the University of Adelaide), 2010 $35,000
Hybrid solar and wind energy systems for urban environment (City of Victor Harbour), 2010 $30,000
Design and build of an autonomous hovercraft for landmine detection (Defence Science and technology Organisation, AMCOR & Soil Testing Services), 2009 $13,000
Design and build of a UAV with morphing configuration (Aeronautical Engineers Australia, Australian Aerospace & Babcock Integrated Technology Australia), 2009 $6,000
Application for the acquisition of an educational control products model 750 control moment gyroscope (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund), 2008 $34,000
The development of a wing structure laboratory facility for undergraduate education (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund), 2008 $25,160
The design and build of three different types of wind turbines to explore the optimum configuration for a small scale wind turbine in an urban environment (System Solutions, Suzlon Energy & Robway Crane Safety), 2008 $8,000
The design, development and manufacture of a valveless pulsejet powered unmanned aerial vehicle (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund & Australian Submarine Corporation), 2008 $14,000
The design, development and manufacture of a fuel cell powered unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance applications (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund & Aeronautical Engineers Australia), 2008 $17,000
The design and manufacture of a coaxial counter-rotating platform (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund), 2008 $12,000
Energy harvesting eel (One Steel & Cowell Electric Supply), 2008 $3,000
Establishment of a large scale wind tunnel facility at the University of Adelaide (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund), 2007 $330,000
Establishment of a jet propulsion teaching capability at the University of Adelaide ( Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund), 2007 $80,000
Design, development and manufacture of an unmanned aerial vehicle for civil surveillance purposes (Thales Australia & Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund), 2007 $30,000
Design and build a small autonomous airship (BAE Systems), 2007 $3,500
Establishment of plasma flow control research capability at the University of Adelaide with application to the aircraft and propulsion design (Sir Ross and Sir Keith Smith Fund), 2007-2008 $30,000
The establishment of a large scale, world class wind tunnel facility to support SA's defence, aerospace and wind turbine sectors (not listed as PI) (Premier's Science and Research Fund), 2007 $800,000

Total competitive funding:

$15,226,000

Aeronautical Engineering

Aircraft Design

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Principal Supervisor Drag Reduction of a Flat Plate Using Micro-Cavities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gianni Federico Severino
    2017 Principal Supervisor Effect of Elasticity Parameters of the Arteries on the Blood Vessel Flow Field Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Navid Freidoonimehr
    2017 Principal Supervisor Investigation of dynamic wind loads on heliostats Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Azadeh Jafari
    2017 Co-Supervisor Vibration Based Wave Energy Harvesters Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ngan Bich Dinh Tran
    2017 Principal Supervisor Understanding the flow behaviour in human maxillary sinuses for drug delivery applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Oveis Pourmehran
    2017 Principal Supervisor Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Analysis of Aortic Valve Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Araz Rezaei Kivi
    2015 Principal Supervisor Development of a Tubular Thermal Solar Receiver Working with Particulate Coolant for High Temperature Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad Mohsen Sarafraz
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The attenuation of sweep events within the turbulent boundary layer over a flat plate using a micro-cavity array Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Anton Silvestri
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor Application of Chemical Looping for Solar Thermal Energy Storage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mahyar Silakhori
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Harnessing Hydro-kinetic Energy from Wake-Induced Vibration (WIV) of Bluff bodies Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Eshodarar Manickam Sureshkumar
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Investigation of the Wind Load on Heliostats in Stow Position Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Matthew John Emes
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Three-Tether Wave Energy Converter: Hydrodynamic Modelling, Performance Assessment and Control Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nataliia Sergiienko
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Unsteady Loads and Associated Flow Fields on Wings Exposed to High Rotation-Rate Dynamic Stall Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Ryan Ross Leknys
    2013 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Effects of Tubercles on Swept Wing Performances at Pre-Stall Angles of Attack Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Michael Donald Peter Bolzon
    2013 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Mitigating Particle Deposition on the Glass Window of a Fluidised Bed Solar Receiver Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Md Shahabuddin Ahmmad
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Application of Rotating Fluidized Bed to Solar Gasification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Zhao Joe Lu
    2013 - 2018 Principal Supervisor The effect of unsteady flow on wind turbine wake development and noise generation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nima Sedaghatizadeh
    2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Self-noise of Airfoils Under Stalled Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Alex James Laratro
    2012 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Unsteady Separation Control on Wind Turbine Blades Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Amanullah Choudhry
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Effect of Solid Particle Recirculation on the Efficiency of Cavity-type Solar Receiver Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Md. Rabiul Islam Sarker
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Harnessing hydrokenetic energy from Vortex-Induced Vibration (VIV) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Javad Farrokhi Derakhshandeh
    2011 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Application of Concentrated Solar Radiation to Chemical Looping Combustion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mehdi Jafarian
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Application of a Helmholtz resonator excited by grazing flow for manipulation of a turbulent boundary layer Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Dr Farzin Ghanadi
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor The working principle of a Ranque-Hilsch Vortex Tube Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yunpeng Xue
    2008 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Laminar Flow Control of a Flat Plate Boundary Layer Using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brad Gibson
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83138128
  • Email: maziar.arjomandi@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4367
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 2
  • Room: 2 32
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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