Dr Ahmad Sharifian-Barforoush


Dr Ahmad Sharifian-Barforoush
NameDr Ahmad Sharifian-Barforoush
Email Addressahmad.sharifian-barforoush@unisq.edu.au
Job TitleSenior Lecturer (Mechanical Engineering)
QualificationsBSc Tehran, MSc Tehran, PhD USQ
DepartmentSchool of Engineering
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3810-3342
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Employment

PositionOrganisationFromTo
Senior LecrturerUniversity of Southern Queensland2003

Expertise

Bush-fire, renewable energy, thermofluids

Teaching

ENG1901 Engineering Practice 1

MEC3107 Thermofluids

MEC5107 Thermofluids for Masters

Fields of Research

  • 401199. Environmental engineering not elsewhere classified
  • 401799. Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
  • 419999. Other environmental sciences not elsewhere classified
  • 490399. Numerical and computational mathematics not elsewhere classified
  • 510299. Atomic, molecular and optical physics not elsewhere classified
BSc
Tehran
1986
MSc
Tehran
1990
PhD
USQ
2003

Current Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCommenced
Utilizing Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) as Porous Media Filters in Combustion ProcessesPrincipal SupervisorMasters2024
Conceptual Design of a Rotational Moulding System for Polyethylene Water TankAssociate SupervisorMasters2024
'A Strategy for Sustainable Building in Bushfire-Prone Areas'Associate SupervisorDoctoral2020

Completed Supervisions

Research TitleSupervisor TypeLevel of StudyCompleted
A study on the performance of a portable single-duct propane air conditioner and ways of reducing the amount of refrigerantPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
Improving the efficiency of the desiccant wheel powered by renewable energy under different environmental conditionsPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2021
The effects of ankle-foot orthoses on gait deviations associated with untreated developmental dysplasia of the hip during walking: Case studyPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2020
Performance enhancement of solar still desalination systems using revolving tubes: CFD simulation and experimental investigationPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2019
Experimental and computational investigation of gravity separation in a vertical flash tank separatorAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2018
Constant Rate of Momentum Change Ejector: Simulation, Experiments and Flow VisualisationAssociate SupervisorDoctoral2017
Investigating potential of metal mesh to contain wildfiresPrincipal SupervisorDoctoral2016

Quantifying the Effectiveness of a Mesh in Mitigating Burning Capabilities of Firebrand Shower

Sharifian, Ahmad and Du Preez, Matthew. 2022. "Quantifying the Effectiveness of a Mesh in Mitigating Burning Capabilities of Firebrand Shower." Fire. 5 (5), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.3390/fire5050150

Effect of Inlet Pressure, Size and Wind Speed of an Evaporator on Amount of Refrigerant Charge and Performance of a Portable Propane Air Conditioner

Tangalajuk Siang, Jeri and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2018. "Effect of Inlet Pressure, Size and Wind Speed of an Evaporator on Amount of Refrigerant Charge and Performance of a Portable Propane Air Conditioner." 4th International Conference on Science and Technology (ICST 2018). Yogyakarta, Indonesia 07 - 08 Aug 2018 New York, United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSTC.2018.8528623

Performance of a single-duct portable propane air conditioning system under different refrigerant charge levels

Tangalajuk Siang, Jeri and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2017. "Performance of a single-duct portable propane air conditioning system under different refrigerant charge levels." Heat Transfer. 46 (8), pp. 1246-1261. https://doi.org/10.1002/htj.21271

A review of the water desalination systems integrated with renewable energy

Alkaisi, Ahmed, Mossad, Ruth and Sharifian-Barforoush, Ahmad. 2017. "A review of the water desalination systems integrated with renewable energy." Energy Procedia. 110, pp. 268-274. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.138

Wind tunnel experiments on effects of woven wire screens and buffer zones in mitigating risks associated with firebrand showers

Sharifian, Ahmad and Hashempour, Javad. 2020. "Wind tunnel experiments on effects of woven wire screens and buffer zones in mitigating risks associated with firebrand showers." Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 18 (2), pp. 156-168. https://doi.org/10.1080/14484846.2018.1447225

Two-Phase Flow Development of R134a in a Horizontal Pipe: Computational Investigation

Mahmood, Raid A., Saleh, Khalid, Musa, Veyan A., Massoud, Enass, Sharifian-Barforoush, Ahmad and Abdulkareem, Lokman A.. 2021. "Two-Phase Flow Development of R134a in a Horizontal Pipe: Computational Investigation." International Journal of Heat and Technology (Calore e Tecnologia). 39 (5), pp. 1532-1540. https://doi.org/10.18280/ijht.390515

CFD numerical and experimental investigation of two-phase flow development after an expansion device in a horizontal pipe

Mahmood, Raid Ahmed, Buttsworth, David, Malpress, Ray and Sharifian-Barforoush, Ahmed. 2021. "CFD numerical and experimental investigation of two-phase flow development after an expansion device in a horizontal pipe." Journal of Thermal Engineering. 7 (1), pp. 307- 323. https://doi.org/10.18186/thermal.850672

Geometrical optimization of a swirling Savonius wind turbine using an open jet wind tunnel

Al-Faruk, Abdullah and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2016. "Geometrical optimization of a swirling Savonius wind turbine using an open jet wind tunnel." Alexandria Engineering Journal. 55 (3), pp. 2055-2064. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aej.2016.07.005

A novel ember shower simulator for assessing performance of low porosity screens at high wind speeds against firebrand attacks

Sharifian, Ahmad and Hashempour, Javad. 2016. "A novel ember shower simulator for assessing performance of low porosity screens at high wind speeds against firebrand attacks." Journal of Fire Sciences. 34 (4), pp. 335-355. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734904116655175

Studying the effects of using two types of Afos on the ankle and knee joints kinematics and kinetics during walking in the sagittal plane for a patient with severe DDH; Part 2

Alrikabi, Redha, Chong, Albert and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2020. "Studying the effects of using two types of Afos on the ankle and knee joints kinematics and kinetics during walking in the sagittal plane for a patient with severe DDH; Part 2." International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing. 8 (3), pp. 148-154. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijmmm.2020.8.3.498

Studying the effects of using two types of Afos on the hip joint kinematics and kinetics during walking in the sagittal plane for a patient with severe DDH; Part 1

Alrikabi, Redha, Chong, Albert and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2020. "Studying the effects of using two types of Afos on the hip joint kinematics and kinetics during walking in the sagittal plane for a patient with severe DDH; Part 1." International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing. 8 (2), pp. 40-45. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijmmm.2020.8.2.481

Potential Application of Wire Woven Mesh as Tower Packing Support-Computational Approach

Ebrahiminejad, Vahid and Sharifian Barforoush, Ahmad. 2020. "Potential Application of Wire Woven Mesh as Tower Packing Support-Computational Approach." 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-22). Melbourne, Australia 11 - 16 Aug 2019 Australia.

Flow field and performance study of vertical axis Savonius type SST wind turbine

Al-Faruk, Abdullah and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2017. "Flow field and performance study of vertical axis Savonius type SST wind turbine." Energy Procedia. 110, pp. 235-242. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.133

Time-averaged heat transfer and vortex shedding of a singular and twin heated bluff bodies in cross flow

Etminan, A., Sharifian, A., Reda, E. and Harun, Z.. 2018. "Time-averaged heat transfer and vortex shedding of a singular and twin heated bluff bodies in cross flow." International Journal of Engineering and Technology(Uae). 7 (3.17 (Special Issue)), pp. 270-276. https://doi.org/10.14419/ijet.v7i3.17.25251

Numerical investigation of nanofluid laminar forced convective heat transfer inside an equilateral triangular tube

Etminan, Amin, Harun, Zambri and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2017. "Numerical investigation of nanofluid laminar forced convective heat transfer inside an equilateral triangular tube." 2016 International Conference on Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development (CEESD 2016) . Sanya, China 09 - 11 Dec 2016 Bristol, England. IOP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/51/1/012002

Effective factors on the performance of woven wire screens against leaf firebrand attacks

Hashempour, Javad and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2017. "Effective factors on the performance of woven wire screens against leaf firebrand attacks." Journal of Fire Sciences. 35 (4), pp. 303-316. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734904117709203

Effects of flow parameters on the performance of vertical axis swirling type Savonius wind turbine

Al-Faruk, A. and Sharifian, A. S.. 2015. "Effects of flow parameters on the performance of vertical axis swirling type Savonius wind turbine." International Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering. 12 (July-December), pp. 2929-2943. https://doi.org/10.15282/ijame.12.2015.10.0245

Impacts of room temperature on the performance of a portable propane air conditioner

Sharifian, Ahmad and Tangalajuk Siang, Jeri. 2015. "Impacts of room temperature on the performance of a portable propane air conditioner." International Journal of Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration. 23 (2), pp. 1550015-1. https://doi.org/10.1142/S2010132515500157

Extending the capillary tube of a propane air-conditioner to reduce the refrigerant charge

Tangalajuk Siang, Jeri and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2017. "Extending the capillary tube of a propane air-conditioner to reduce the refrigerant charge." Energy Procedia. 110, pp. 229-234. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.132

Experimental measurement of direct thermal radiation through single-layer square-cell plain woven screens

Hashempour, Javad, Sharifian, Ahmad and Billingsley, John. 2016. "Experimental measurement of direct thermal radiation through single-layer square-cell plain woven screens." Journal of Heat Transfer: Transactions of the ASME. 138 (1), pp. 012701-1-012701-6. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4031110

Power and velocity control of wind turbines by adaptive fuzzy controller during full load operation

Habibi, H., Koma, A. Yousefi and Sharifian, A.. 2016. "Power and velocity control of wind turbines by adaptive fuzzy controller during full load operation." Iranian Journal of Fuzzy Systems. 13 (3), pp. 35-48.

Numerical simulation of three dimensional turbulent flow structure and heat transfer in ribbed-straight, divergent and convergent ducts

Etminan, Amin, Harun, Zambri and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2016. "Numerical simulation of three dimensional turbulent flow structure and heat transfer in ribbed-straight, divergent and convergent ducts." International Journal of Mechanics. 10, pp. 362-367.

Influence of blade overlap and blade angle on the aerodynamic coefficients in vertical axis swirling type Savonius wind turbine

Al-Faruk, A. and Sharifian, A.. 2014. "Influence of blade overlap and blade angle on the aerodynamic coefficients in vertical axis swirling type Savonius wind turbine." Chowdhury, Harun and Alam, Firoz (ed.) 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2014). Melbourne, Australia 08 - 11 Dec 2014 Melbourne, Australia.

Evaluation of glued-diaphragm fibre optic pressure sensors in a shock tube

Sharifian, S. Ahmad and Buttsworth, David R.. 2007. "Evaluation of glued-diaphragm fibre optic pressure sensors in a shock tube." Shock Waves: an international journal on shock waves, detonations and explosions. 16 (3), pp. 189-197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00193-006-0062-x

Bushfire traps: the application of mesh screens to contain bushfires

Hashempour, Javad, Sharifian, Ahmad and Billingsley, John. 2015. "Bushfire traps: the application of mesh screens to contain bushfires." 2015 Fire Protection Australia Conference (FPA2015). Gold coast, Australia 25 - 26 Mar 2015

Double-layered metal mesh screens to contain or exclude thermal radiation from bush fires

Sharifian, Ahmad and Buttsworth, David. 2010. "Double-layered metal mesh screens to contain or exclude thermal radiation from bush fires." Journal of Fire Protection Engineering. 20 (4), pp. 291-311. https://doi.org/10.1177/1042391510367366

The effect of the width and number of gaps on the characteristics of swirl flow induced naturally inside split channel using hot air inlet

Al Atresh, Safia R., Sharifian, Ahmad S. and Wandel, Andrew P.. 2014. "The effect of the width and number of gaps on the characteristics of swirl flow induced naturally inside split channel using hot air inlet." International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing. 2 (4), pp. 339-344. https://doi.org/10.7763/IJMMM.2014.V2.153

Optically addressed pressure sensors for transient gas dynamics: calibration of a preliminary design

Sharifian, S. A. and Buttsworth, D. R.. 2001. "Optically addressed pressure sensors for transient gas dynamics: calibration of a preliminary design." Dally, B. B. (ed.) 14th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2001) . Adelaide, South Australia 09 - 14 Dec 2001 Adelaide, South Australia.

Reducing the mass of the refrigerant in the capillary tube of a propane air-conditioner

Tangalajuk Siang, Jeri and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2013. "Reducing the mass of the refrigerant in the capillary tube of a propane air-conditioner." Ngoc Hai, Duong (ed.) 14th Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (14 ACFM). Hanoi, Vietnam 15 - 19 Oct 2013 Hanoi, Vietnam.

Optimizing the coupling of a firebrand generator to a horizontal wind tunnel

Hashempour, Javad and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2013. "Optimizing the coupling of a firebrand generator to a horizontal wind tunnel." Advanced Materials Research. 726-731, pp. 971-976. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.726-731.971

The effect of direction of low speed winds on the performance of a split chimney

Sharifian, Ahmad. 2012. "The effect of direction of low speed winds on the performance of a split chimney ." Bai, Yilong, Wang, Jinaxiang and Fang, Daining (ed.) 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2012). Beijing, China Beijing, China.

Angular velocity of a combined unloaded Savonius turbine with a vortex inducing chamber: a CFD approach

Al-Faruk, Abdullah and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2012. "Angular velocity of a combined unloaded Savonius turbine with a vortex inducing chamber: a CFD approach." 2012 Southern Regional Engineering Conference (SREC 2012). Toowoomba, Australia 01 Sep 2012 Canberra, Australia.

Reducing the amount of required propane refrigerant in the condenser of a commercial air-conditioner by increasing the inlet temperature

Tangalajuk Siang, Jeri and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2012. "Reducing the amount of required propane refrigerant in the condenser of a commercial air-conditioner by increasing the inlet temperature." 2012 Southern Regional Engineering Conference (SREC 2012). Toowoomba, Australia 01 Sep 2012 Canberra, Australia.

Reducing the mechanical hysteresis problem in optically-addressed diaphragm pressure sensors

Sharifian, S. A. and Buttsworth, D. R.. 2002. "Reducing the mechanical hysteresis problem in optically-addressed diaphragm pressure sensors." Tomasini, Enrico (ed.) SPIE 2002: Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications. Ancona, Italy 18 - 21 Jun 2002 Washington, USA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.468141

Potentials of metal mesh to contain bushfires

Hashempour, Javad and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2012. "Potentials of metal mesh to contain bushfires." 2012 Southern Regional Engineering Conference (SREC 2012). Toowoomba, Australia 01 Sep 2012 Canberra, Australia.

Numerical investigation of performance of a new type of savonius turbine

Al-Faruk, A., Sharifian, S. A. and Al-Atresh, S.. 2012. "Numerical investigation of performance of a new type of savonius turbine." Brandner, P. A and Pearce, B. W. (ed.) 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2012). Launceston, Australia 03 - 07 Dec 2012 Melbourne, Australia.

Direct radiation from wildfires through square woven screens

Sharifian, Ahmad and Buttsworth, David R.. 2009. "Direct radiation from wildfires through square woven screens." ASME 2008 Summer Heat Transfer Conference (HT 2008). Jacksonville, United States 10 - 14 Aug 2008 Jacksonville, FL. United States. https://doi.org/10.1115/HT2008-56270

Dilution of toxic gases and smoke emissions from residential chimneys using a low-cost cap

Sharifian, Ahmad and Hashempour, Javad. 2012. "Dilution of toxic gases and smoke emissions from residential chimneys using a low-cost cap." Brandner, P. A. and Pearce, B. W. (ed.) 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2012). Launceston, Australia 03 - 07 Dec 2012 Melbourne, Australia.

Numerical computation of pressure drop across an off supplementary firing burner in heat recovery steam generator

Karimkashi, Shervin, Kermani, Mohammad J., Sharifian, Ahmad and Hashempour, Javad. 2012. "Numerical computation of pressure drop across an off supplementary firing burner in heat recovery steam generator." Brandner, P. A. and Pearce, B. W. (ed.) 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2012). Launceston, Australia 03 - 07 Dec 2012 Melbourne, Australia.

Deflection of a pretensioned circular diaphragm due to aerothermal loading

Sharifian, S. Ahmad and Buttsworth, David R.. 2000. "Deflection of a pretensioned circular diaphragm due to aerothermal loading." May, R. L., Grundy, I. H. and Fitz-Gerald, G. F. (ed.) 4th Biennial Engineering Mathematics and Applications Conference : Mathematics and Engineering: An Innovative Partnership (EMAC 2000). Melbourne, Australia 10 - 13 Sep 2000 Melbourne, Australia.

Using a split chimney for dilution of exhaust pollution: a CFD approach

Al-Atresh, Safia, Sharifian, Ahmad and Kueger, Bradley. 2012. "Using a split chimney for dilution of exhaust pollution: a CFD approach." Ni, Zeng (ed.) 2012 International Conference on Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics Technologies (FDTT 2012). Singapore 17 - 18 Mar 2012 Singapore.

The effect of wind speed on the performance of a split chimney

Sharifian, Ahmad. 2012. "The effect of wind speed on the performance of a split chimney." Ni, Zeng (ed.) 2012 International Conference on Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics Technologies (FDTT 2012). Singapore 17 - 18 Mar 2012 Singapore.

The effect of inlet velocity and temperature on the strength of the swirling induced by a split channel: a CFD approach

Al-Atresh, R. S., Sharifian, S. A. and Al-Faruk, A.. 2012. "The effect of inlet velocity and temperature on the strength of the swirling induced by a split channel: a CFD approach." Brandner, P. A. and Pearce, B. W. (ed.) 18th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2012). Launceston, Australia 03 - 07 Dec 2012 Melbourne, Australia.

An experimental study of wind force acting on commercial double-layered square metal screens at different spacing

Sharifian, Ahmad. 2010. "An experimental study of wind force acting on commercial double-layered square metal screens at different spacing." Mallinson, G. D. and Cater, J. E. (ed.) 17th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2010). Auckland, New Zealand 05 - 09 Dec 2010 Auckland, New Zealand.

Thermal effects on fibre optic pressure sensor during free piston compression experiments

Sharifian, S. A. and Buttsworth, D. R.. 2005. "Thermal effects on fibre optic pressure sensor during free piston compression experiments." 8th International Symposium on Fluid Control, Measurement and Visualization (8th FLUCOME). Chengdu, China 22 - 25 Aug 2005

Modelling the static thermal sensitivity of diaphragm-based fibre optic pressure sensors

Sharifian, Ahmad, Watson, Stuart, Buttsworth, David R. and Barton, James. 2007. "Modelling the static thermal sensitivity of diaphragm-based fibre optic pressure sensors." Chandratilleke, Tilak T. and Narayanaswamy, Ramesh (ed.) 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference. Perth, Australia 26 - 29 Jul 2005 Redding, CT, USA.

Minimum safe standoff distance for protection from bushfire radiation by commercial metal meshes

Sharifian, Ahmad and Buttsworth, David R.. 2007. "Minimum safe standoff distance for protection from bushfire radiation by commercial metal meshes." Chandratilleke, Tilak T. and Narayanaswamy, Ramesh (ed.) 8th Australasian Heat and Mass Transfer Conference. Perth, Australia 26 - 29 Jul 2005 Redding, CT, USA.

Computational simulation of the wind-force on metal meshes

Sharifian, Ahmad and Buttsworth, David R.. 2007. "Computational simulation of the wind-force on metal meshes." Jacobs, Peter A., McIntyre, Tim, Cleary, Matthew J., Buttsworth, David R., Mee, David, Clements, Rose, Morgan, Richard and Lemckert, Charles (ed.) 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC 2007). Gold Coast, Australia 03 - 07 Dec 2007 Brisbane, Australia.

Fibre optic pressure transducers for disturbance measurements in transient aerodynamic research facilities

Sharifian, S. Ahmad. 2003. Fibre optic pressure transducers for disturbance measurements in transient aerodynamic research facilities . PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy. University of Southern Queensland.

Design of short Venturi flow meters for incompressible and isothermal flow applications

Wells, Keith and Sharifian, Ahmad. 2024. "Design of short Venturi flow meters for incompressible and isothermal flow applications." Heliyon. 10 (7). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2024.e29311

Performance Assessment of ISO-5167 and Symmetrical Venturi Meters for Measuring Low Reynolds Number Turbulent Incompressible Isothermal Flow

Sharifian-Barforoush, Ahmad and Wells, Keith. 2024. "Performance Assessment of ISO-5167 and Symmetrical Venturi Meters for Measuring Low Reynolds Number Turbulent Incompressible Isothermal Flow ." International Journal of Thermofluids. 22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijft.2024.100598

Effect of Upward Inclination Angle on Flow Energy Loss in Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Venturi Meters for Single-Phase Incompressible Isothermal Low Reynolds Number Turbulent Flows

Sharifian, Ahmad and Wells, Keith. 2023. "Effect of Upward Inclination Angle on Flow Energy Loss in Symmetrical and Asymmetrical Venturi Meters for Single-Phase Incompressible Isothermal Low Reynolds Number Turbulent Flows." Gongcheng Kexue yu Jishu. 55 (9), pp. 4077-4092.