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Nazanin Ansarifard

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Nazanin Ansarifard

Lecturer, Researcher
National Centre of Maritime Engineering & Hydrodynamics

Room F83 , Swanson Building

+61 470 407 943 (phone)

Nazanin.Ansarifard@utas.edu.au

Over 8 years’ experience in design of mechanical projects in ocean renewable energy, hydropower, turbo-machinery and maritime engineering. Skilled in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), aerodynamics, hydrodynamic modelling, design of rotating machinery and marine structures. Expert in the technical and design development of Power Take-Off (PTO) units in power systems, particularly the wave energy converters (WEC). Highly passionate about building capacity to promote ocean renewable energy research. Experienced in various engineering disciplines and active in building connections in different areas of research in Mechanical power systems.

Biography

  • Design Consultant, 3/2012 to 3/2015
  • Senior designer, 3/2015 to 8/2015
  • PhD researcher, University of Tasmania, 8/2015 to 9/2019
  • Researcher in Hydro power, (Design of Hydro-electric turbines)
  • Academic staff, University of Tasmania, 2/2016 to Present

General Responsibilities

Research and teaching

Career summary

Languages (other than English)

Persian

Teaching

Ship design, Marine structures, CFD, Ocean renewable energy, Turbine design, Design optimization, Statics, Fluid dynamics, Hydrodynamics, Hydrostatics

Teaching expertise

Ship design, Marine structures, CFD, Ocean renewable energy, Turbine design, Design optimization, Statics, Fluid dynamics, Hydrodynamics, Hydrostatics

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Marine hydrodynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Turbomachinery design
  • Ocean renewable energy
  • Wave energy conversion
  • Power take-off in oscillating water columns
  • Design optimization
  • Hydro-electric turbine design

Research Themes

  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Marine hydrodynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Turbomachinery design
  • Ocean renewable energy
  • Wave energy conversion
  • Power take-off in oscillating water columns
  • Design optimization
  • Hydro-electric turbine design

Awards

  • 2015 -2019 Awarded PhD Scholarship (TGRS)
  • UTAS conference travel scheme Award
  • AMC conference travel scheme Award

Current projects

  • Design optimization of Micro hydro-electric turbines
  • Experimental studies of air turbines for wave energy converters

Fields of Research

  • Marine engineering (401501)
  • Naval architecture (401502)
  • Ocean engineering (401503)
  • Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics) (401504)
  • Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering (401299)

Research Objectives

  • Expanding knowledge in engineering (280110)
  • Oceanic processes (excl. in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean) (180506)
  • Hydro-electric energy (170803)
  • Wave energy (170807)
  • International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas) (270405)

Publications

Total publications

12

Journal Article

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Ansarifard N, Kianejad SS, Fleming A, Henderson A, Chai S, 'Design optimization of a purely radial turbine for operation in the inhalation mode of an oscillating water column', Renewable Energy, 152 pp. 540-556. ISSN 0960-1481 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2020.01.084 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kianejad SS; Fleming A; Henderson A; Chai S

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2020Kianejad S, Enshaei H, Duffy J, Ansarifard N, 'Calculation of ship roll hydrodynamic coefficients in regular beam waves', Ocean Engineering Article 107225. ISSN 0029-8018 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2020.107225 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Kianejad S; Enshaei H; Duffy J

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2020Kianejad S, Enshaei H, Duffy J, Ansarifard N, 'Ship roll restoring moment calculation in beam sea condition', Journal of Marine Science and Technology pp. 1-17. ISSN 0948-4280 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00773-020-00713-w [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Kianejad S; Enshaei H; Duffy J

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2019Ansarifard N, Fleming A, Henderson A, Kianejad SS, Chai S, 'Design optimisation of a unidirectional centrifugal radial-air-turbine for application in OWC wave energy converters', Energies, 12, (14) Article 2791. ISSN 1996-1073 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/en12142791 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Fleming A; Henderson A; Kianejad SS; Chai S

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2019Ansarifard N, Fleming A, Henderson A, Kianejad SS, Chai S, et al., 'Comparison of inflow and outflow radial air turbines in vented and bidirectional OWC wave energy converters', Energy, 182 pp. 159-176. ISSN 0360-5442 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.06.041 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Fleming A; Henderson A; Kianejad SS; Chai S; Orphin J

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2019Ansarifard N, Kianejad SS, Fleming A, Chai S, 'A radial inflow air turbine design for a vented oscillating water column', Energy, 166 pp. 380-391. ISSN 0360-5442 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2018.10.068 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Kianejad SS; Fleming A; Chai S

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2019Kianejad SS, Enshaei H, Duffy J, Ansarifard N, 'Prediction of a ship roll added mass moment of inertia using numerical simulation', Ocean Engineering, 173 pp. 77-89. ISSN 0029-8018 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.oceaneng.2018.12.049 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Kianejad SS; Enshaei H; Duffy J

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2019Kianejad SS, Enshaei H, Duffy J, Ansarifard N, 'Investigation of a ship resonance through numerical simulation', Journal of Hydrodynamics pp. 1-15. ISSN 1001-6058 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s42241-019-0037-x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Kianejad SS; Enshaei H; Duffy J

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2019Kianejad SS, Enshaei H, Duffy J, Ansarifard N, Ranmuthugala D, 'Ship roll damping coefficient prediction using CFD', Journal of Ship Research, 63, (2) pp. 108-122. ISSN 0022-4502 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.5957/JOSR.09180061 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Kianejad SS; Enshaei H; Duffy J; Ranmuthugala D

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2016Kianejad SS, Ansarifard N, 'Numerical simulation of turbulent boundary layers of surfaces covered with foul release and antifouling coatings', Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, 13, (1) pp. 17-26. ISSN 2070-8998 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3329/jname.v13i1.26017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Ansarifard N, Fleming A, Henderson A, Kianejad SS, Chai S, 'Optimization study on the downstream section of a radial inflow turbine', AWTEC 2018 Proceedings, 09-13 September 2018, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 311. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Fleming A; Henderson A; Kianejad SS; Chai S

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2018Kianejad SS, Enshaei H, Duffy J, Ansarifard N, 'Calculation of restoring moment in ship roll motion through numerical simulation', Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Stability of Ships and Ocean Vehicles (STAB 2018), 16-21 September 2018, Kobe, Japan, pp. 429-442. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Kianejad SS; Enshaei H; Duffy J

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$16,000

Projects

APR Internship (2019)$16,000
Description
APR Internship awarded to Supervisor PhD candidate to conduct internship with TasTurbines. During the project Nazanin will spend time on evaluating the turbine design with view to a better understanding of the turbine's performance. It is likely improved turbine geometry and associated publications will result.
Funding
Australian Institute of Mathematics & Science Pty Ltd ($16,000)
Scheme
APR Intern
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Fleming AN; Ansarifard N
Year
2019