Séminaire D2 : Challenging and Prospective of Thermal Energy Systems

Abdulmajeed MOHAMAD, Professeur, Dept. Mech. & Manu. Eng., Univ. of Calgary
Lieu Evenemement: 
Salle de réunion COST (E215), ENSMA
Mercredi, 19 Décembre, 2018 - 14:00



Challenging and Prospective of Thermal Energy Systems

A.A. Mohamad

Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Schulich School of Engineering, The University of Calgary,

Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4, Canada

In this talk, I will review some of the research we did, which related to energy systems, experimentally and computationally. The strategy of our research was based on a physical understanding of the problems and their limitations. The emphasis of the talk will be on the challenges and what we think future research needs to be done. It is important to understand the limits of each research problem, how far we are from the ceiling. A good example is the Carnot efficiency, which gives the limit of efficiency of a thermal engine. The formula developed by Carnot is very simple, yet it is very powerful. What we learned from him.

 The review included our experimental and computational works on premixed and non-premixed combustion in porous media.  The advantages of combustion in porous media, the challenges and prospects.  Thermal solar energy for heating and cooling systems. Where we are standing on this topic and where we should move. Nano-fluid for heat transfer enhancements, Google scholar, shows over 50,000 titles of nanofluid heat transfer. Is such effort and time worthy to spend on this topic or enough is enough! Also, I will touch bases on the microfluidic activities in our lab.

History of computational simulations, using Navier Stokes equations solver was dominated since 1950, till now. Lattice Boltzmann Method emerged in late 1980. What is the next?





Short biography:

Prof. Mohamad graduated with B.Sc. and M.Sc. from Baghdad University, College of Engineering with honor, Ph.D. from School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA. He is Professor in Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada. Dr. Mohamad has been invited by many institutes around the world as a keynote speaker, Invited Professor, lecturer, theses and program evaluators. He has been organized and chaired/co-chaired a few successful conferences on the transport in porous media and computational fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer. Mohamad is the author of a textbook (entitledLattice Boltzmann Method Fundamentals and Engineering Applications with Computer Codes), published by Springer 2011, second edition will be available in 2019. The book is translated into two languages (Chines by Springer and Parisian by a private publisher). He was acting Dean of Engineering, Alfaisal University, while he was on leave from University of Calgary.

Dr. Mohamad is elected Fellow Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) and Executive  Scientific council member of International Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 papers and graduated over 40 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students.


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