Samira Pourhedayat

Ms Samira Pourhedayat

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

PhD Students

School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Since 2016, I am working on the design, analysis, testing and modelling of different types of heat exchangers and uses unique new technologies to improve heat / friction behaviour for heating / cooling purposes. I have also done many researches on cooling technology for gas turbine power plants. During my research, I was fortunate enough to learn about various aspects of engineering, both theoretical and experimental, as well as management and marketing skills. I suggested a variety of innovative ideas in tens of published papers.
I am conducting a PhD project at the University of Adelaide entitled Applications of Maisotsenko cycle based indirect evaporative air cooling technology in gas turbine power plants.

🔹Thermal Analysis

🔹Exergy Analysis

🔹Heat and mass transfer

🔹Heat Exchanger


🔹Gas turbine Cooling Technologies

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2023 - ongoing Teaching assistant University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2022 Laboratory assistant University of Adelaide
    2022 - 2022 Teaching assistant University of Adelaide
    2020 - ongoing PhD student University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2020 Scholarship Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) University of Adelaide Australia -
    2019 Award Iranian National Foundation of Elites (INFE) award Iran's National Elites Foundation Iran, Islamic Republic of -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Azerbaijani Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    English Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Persian Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Turkish Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD researcher
    2015 - 2017 Urmia University Iran Master
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    2021 Introduction to Project Management University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Entrepreneurial Opportunities University of Adelaide Australia
    2021 Risk Management for Projects University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 Certificate of reviewing Elsevier -
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Pourhedayat, S., Hu, E., & Chen, L. (2024). Yearly hour-by-hour performance evaluation of a SIEMENSE gas turbine power plant for Australia's climate condition with and without a novel intake air pre-cooling strategy. Energy Conversion and Management: X, 21, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2024 Dizaji, H. S., Pourhedayat, S., Moria, H., Alqahtani, S., Alshehery, S., & Anqi, A. E. (2024). Performance boost of a commercial air-to-air plate heat recovery unit by mesh-net insert; thermal-frictional, economic, and effectiveness-NTU analysis. Energy, 290, 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus2
    2023 Pourhedayat, S., Hu, E., & Chen, L. (2023). An improved semi-analytical model for evaluating performance of gas turbine power plants. Energy, 267, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS2
    2023 Pourhedayat, S., Hu, E., & Chen, L. (2023). A comparative and critical review on gas turbine intake air pre-cooling strategies. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, 41, 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS1
    2022 Dizaji, H. S., Pourhedayat, S., Aldawi, F., Moria, H., Anqi, A. E., & Jarad, F. (2022). Proposing an innovative and explicit economic criterion for all passive heat transfer enhancement techniques of heat exchangers. Energy, 239, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS12
    2022 Pourhedayat, S., Hu, E., & Chen, L. (2022). Simulation of innovative hybridizing M-cycle cooler and absorption-refrigeration for pre-cooling of gas turbine intake air: Including a case study for Siemens SGT-750 gas turbine. Energy, 247, 1-15.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS5
    2021 Tian, M. W., Mihardjo, L. W. W., Moria, H., Asaadi, S., Pourhedayat, S., Sadighi Dizaji, H., & Wae-hayee, M. (2021). Economy, energy, exergy and mechanical study of co-axial ring shape configuration of legs as a novel structure for cylindrical thermoelectric generator. Applied Thermal Engineering, 184, 12 pages.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS21
    2021 Moria, H., Pourhedayat, S., Dizaji, H. S., Abusorrah, A. M., Abu-Hamdeh, N. H., & Wae-hayee, M. (2021). Exergoeconomic analysis of a Peltier effect air cooler using experimental data. Applied Thermal Engineering, 186, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS13
    2021 Al-Turki, Y. A., Moria, H., Shawabkeh, A., Pourhedayat, S., Hashemian, M., & Dizaji, H. S. (2021). Thermal, frictional and exergetic analysis of non-parallel configurations for plate heat exchangers. Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, 161, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS32
    2021 Cao, Y., Pourhedayat, S., Dizaji, H. S., & Wae-hayee, M. (2021). A comprehensive optimization of phase change material in hybrid application with solar chimney and photovoltaic panel for simultaneous power production and air ventilation. Building and Environment, 197, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS19
    2021 Cao, Y., Sinaga, N., Pourhedayat, S., & Dizaji, H. S. (2021). Innovative integration of solar chimney ventilator, solar panel and phase change material; under real transient weather condition of Hong Kong through different months. Renewable Energy, 174, 865-878.
    DOI Scopus15 WoS8
    2021 Cao, Y., Ayed, H., Anqi, A. E., Tutunchian, O., Dizaji, H. S., & Pourhedayat, S. (2021). Helical tube-in-tube heat exchanger with corrugated inner tube and corrugated outer tube; experimental and numerical study. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 170, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS11
    2021 Dizaji, H. S., Hu, E., Chen, L., Pourhedayat, S., & Wae-hayee, M. (2021). Proposing the concept of mini Maisotsenko cycle cooler for electronic cooling purposes; experimental study. Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 27, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS5
    2020 Yan, S. R., Moria, H., Pourhedayat, S., Hashemian, M., Assadi, S., Sadighi Dizaji, H., & Jermsittiparsert, K. (2020). A critique of effectiveness concept for heat exchangers; theoretical-experimental study. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 159, 1-8.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS22
    2020 Tian, X. X., Asaadi, S., Moria, H., Kaood, A., Pourhedayat, S., & Jermsittiparsert, K. (2020). Proposing tube-bundle arrangement of tubular thermoelectric module as a novel air cooler. Energy, 208, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS13
    2020 SadighiDizaji, H., Hu, E. J., Chen, L., & Pourhedayat, S. (2020). Analytical/experimental sensitivity study of key design and operational parameters of perforated Maisotsenko cooler based on novel wet-surface theory. Applied Energy, 262, 1-14.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS22
    2020 Tian, M. W., Khorasani, S., Moria, H., Pourhedayat, S., & Dizaji, H. S. (2020). Profit and efficiency boost of triangular vortex-generators by novel techniques. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 156, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS27
    2020 Pourhedayat, S., Pesteei, S. M., Ghalinghie, H. E., Hashemian, M., & Ashraf, M. A. (2020). Thermal-exergetic behavior of triangular vortex generators through the cylindrical tubes. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 151, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus31 WoS28
    2019 Pourhedayat, S., Khorasani, S., & Sadighi Dizaji, H. (2019). A comprehensive analysis and empirical correlations for Nusselt number, friction factor and exergy destruction of helical tube equipped with spring-wire. International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 145, 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus35 WoS30
    2019 Khorasani, S., Jafarmadar, S., Pourhedayat, S., Abdollahi, M. A. A., & Heydarpour, A. (2019). Experimental investigations on the effect of geometrical properties of helical wire turbulators on thermal performance of a helically coiled tube. Applied Thermal Engineering, 147, 983-990.
    DOI Scopus53 WoS45
    2019 Pourhedayat, S., Sadighi Dizaji, H., & Jafarmadar, S. (2019). Thermal-exergetic behavior of a vertical double-tube heat exchanger with bubble injection. Experimental Heat Transfer, 32(5), 455-468.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS15
    2019 SadighiDizaji, H., Hu, E. J., Chen, L., & Pourhedayat, S. (2019). Comprehensive exergetic study of regenerative Maisotsenko air cooler; formulation and sensitivity analysis. Applied Thermal Engineering, 152, 455-467.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS17
    2019 SadighiDizaji, H., Hu, E., Chen, L., & Pourhedayat, S. (2019). Using novel integrated Maisotsenko cooler and absorption chiller for cooling of gas turbine inlet air. Energy Conversion and Management, 195, 1067-1078.
    DOI Scopus42 WoS30
    2019 Sadighi Dizaji, H., Jafarmadar, S., Khalilarya, S., & Pourhedayat, S. (2019). A comprehensive exergy analysis of a prototype Peltier air-cooler; experimental investigation. Renewable Energy, 131, 308-317.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS28
    2018 Pourhedayat, S., Dizaji, H. S., Jafarmadar, S., & Khalilarya, S. (2018). An empirical correlation for exergy destruction of fluid flow through helical tubes. Applied Thermal Engineering, 140, 679-685.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS21
    2018 Pourhedayat, S. (2018). Application of thermoelectric as an instant running-water cooler; experimental study under different operating conditions. Applied Energy, 229(C), 364-374.
    DOI Scopus26 WoS18
    2018 Sadighi Dizaji, H., Hu, E. J., Chen, L., & Pourhedayat, S. (2018). Development and validation of an analytical model for perforated (multi-stage) regenerative M-cycle air cooler. Applied Energy, 228(C), 2176-2194.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS32

Adelaide scholarship international (ASI)

Iranian National Foundation of Elites (INFE) award

🔸Introduction to Engineering Combined

🔸Advanced Mechanics of Materials

🔸Finite Element Analysis (FEA 2) Lab

🔶Topics in Welded Structures

🔶Heat Transfer





  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2022 - ongoing Member Australian Academy of Science Australia
    2019 - ongoing Member National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents (NODE) Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2020 - ongoing Air pre-cooling technologies for gas turbine power plant - University of Adelaide Australia
    2017 - 2017 The effect of vortex generator angles on heat transfer and pressure drop of double-tube Heat Exchangers - Hamedan University Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Reviewer Journal Review Elsevier -
  • Position: PhD Students
  • Phone: 83133152
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor First Floor
  • Room: S107
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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