Mohammad Hassan Saidi

Mohammad Hassan Saidi
Sharif University of Technology | SHARIF · Department of Mechanical Engineering

PhD

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The major part of Iran experiences hot and dry climatic conditions. Due to less annual rainfall and world climate change, this situation has been intensified in recent years. More than 40% of the energy demand of buildings is consumed by heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning and the energy which is used for cooling process is an important part...
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Multi-stream Plate-fin heat exchangers (MSPFHEs) are among the most efficient heat exchangers in energy-based industries. They should be carefully designed to have maximum effectiveness and to avoid wasting energy. Flow maldistribution could significantly degrade the performance of heat exchangers. This study presents a novel modeling framework to...
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In underground U-tube heat exchangers (boreholes) it is important to predict its heating performance to design and select the proper parameters such as length, diameter, material etc. to have an optimized borehole from the point of view of heat capacity and economical aspects. For this reason, having trusty equations is vital to foresee borehole he...
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In this study the frst and the second laws of thermodynamics are evaluated for a single efect absorption chiller. Entropy generation and COP are selected as the objective functions and their variations are studied by varying the generator temperature for various condensing temperatures. For this purpose, the enthalpy and the entropy data of the s...
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Compact heat exchangers are among the vital components used in various industries. In this study, a general framework has been developed with a multi-scale point of view for three-dimensional simulation of multi-stream plate-fin heat exchangers. The most important features in the MSPFHEs simulation, such as phase change phenomena, multi-component m...
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Internal combustion (IC) engines are the major source of motive power in the ships. one of the improvable method is getting waste heat energy of diesel engines and reusing it to produce electricity, cooling and heating. in this study a combined electricity, cooling and heating system based on regenerative Rankine cycle with open feed water heater a...
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Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) are efficient and relatively small modular technologies for electric power generation with high-fuel flexibility. Despite such advantages their high-operating temperature (400°C–1000°C) and existence of electrochemical reactions could lead to various thermomehcanical stresses and faults such as reduction–oxidization r...
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Pulsating heat pipes (PHPs) are one of the new devices used for cooling in several applications such as electronic and aerospace systems. Their low cost, effectiveness at various conditions, being equipped for passive energy conversion, and well distribution of temperature compared to conventional heat pipes are among the reasons of their popularit...
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In this study, a novel pseudo-three-dimensional model is developed to find out both fluid and solid temperature distributions in multi-stream plate fin heat exchangers. In this simulation algorithm, heat exchangers can be in either parallel flow or cross flow configuration. The model considerations include: heat leakage of cap plates and side plate...
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In this research heating, cooling and electrical demands of a residential tower are evaluated for Iran various weather conditions. For this purpose, several cities are selected as the representative of the specific weather conditions. To meet the cooling demand, desiccant cooling system plus alternative systems are applied. To analyze desiccant whe...
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Due to increasing application of air conditioning systems in various industries including cleanrooms, the optimized use of the applied equipment for less energy consumption and better contaminant distribution is essential. This paper investigates the effect of four-way ceiling diffuser angle effect on the ventilation system performance numerically...
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In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the use of renewable energy sources in building sector. The ground source heat pumps are a promising alternative for heating and cooling applications. Despite the high coefficients of performance and significant environmental benefits, their performance may deteriorate over the long-term operat...
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This paper presents an analysis of the combined electro-osmotic and pressure-driven axial flows of viscoelastic fluids in a rectangular microchannel with arbitrary aspect ratios. The rheological behavior of the fluid is described by the complete form of Phan-Thien–Tanner (PTT) model with the Gordon–Schowalter convected derivative which covers the u...
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A numerical model is developed to simulate the borehole heat exchanger both in the short and long time. In this regard, the computational domain is divided into the inside and outside borehole regions. A two-dimensional finite volume method is implemented in a cylindrical coordinate system for modeling of the outside borehole. Also, a thermal resis...
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An experimental test bed based on single particle tracking techniques is employed in order to investigate the velocity domain, slip velocity, and settling distribution of micro-particles in low-Reynolds number poiseuille flow in converging–diverging microchannel. Three-dimensional velocity domain of particles are studied in the presence of walls an...
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In the present work, a micro combustor for thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices is proposed which is included a U-shaped microtube in a box with a secondary fluid in space between U-shaped microtube and box walls. By utilizing the three-dimensional CFD model, combustion characteristics of the premixed lean hydrogen-air mixture in the present micro comb...
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Infinite series solutions are obtained for electrical potential, electroosmotic velocity, ionic conductance, and surface physicochemical properties of long pH-regulated rectangular nanochannels of low surface potential utilizing the double finite Fourier transform method. Closed form expressions are also obtained for channels of large height to wid...
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The aim of this paper is to simulate numerically the airflow induced by a walking visitor and its effects on the contaminant transport and ventilation system effectiveness. To this end, the following models will be used in this study: the Lagrangian Discrete Random Walk (DRW) model to trace the motion of BCPs, the dynamic mesh method to simulate th...
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Aquifers are underground porous formations containing water. Connned aquifers are surrounded by impermeable layers on top and bottom, called cap rocks and bed rocks. A connned aquifer with a very low groundwater ow velocity was considered to meet the annual cooling and heating energy requirements of a residential building complex in Tehran, Iran. T...
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In the present work, the spray characteristics of bio-ethanol and its blends have been experimentally and theoretically investigated. To have a comprehensive study, the effects of ambient condition and injection pressure on the spray of different blends have been considered. Macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of spray such as tip penetrati...
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Pulsating heat pipes (PHPs) are among the best solutions for the electronics cooling due to their low cost, effectiveness and being passive. Experiments to study the effective factors on heat transfer performance have been designed and as a result, improvement of ferrofluid PHP performance has been achieved. Two different heat pipes made of copper...
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Airlift pumps are simple devices using injected gas flow as the driving force for pumping liquids or a mixture of liquid and solid to higher levels. The pipe diameter, tapering angle of the upriser pipe, and submergence ratio are the most prominent parameters influencing the performance of airlift pumps. In this study, the performance of an air-wat...
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The performance of an infinitely segmented magnetohydrodynamic generator is analyzed using the second law of thermodynamics entropy generation criterion. The exact analytical solution of the velocity and temperature fields are provided by applying the modified Hartmann flow model, taking into account the occurrence of the Hall effect in the conside...
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Norouzak oil seeds which are the source of bio-diesel (Norouzak) fuel grow mostly in Gonabad and Kashmar which are located in Khorasan, north east of Iran. Spray characteristics of Norouzak bio-diesel have been experimentally and theoretically studied in this work. Norouzak fuel is added to the conventional diesel fuel and mixture formation of seve...
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Macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of spray of a Modified Bio-diesel Fuel (MBF), applying direct injection system have been explored and compared with those of conventional diesel fuel. MBF is a new combination of bio-diesel, molasses bio-ethanol, and water, which has been kept as a single-phase bio-fuel, employing an emulsifier. Lower emi...
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The secondary flow of PTT fluids in rectangular cross-sectional plane of microchannels under combined effects of electroosmotic and pressure driving forces is the subject of the present study. Employing second-order central finite difference method in a very refined grid network, we investigate the effect of electrokinetic and geometric parameters...
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In this research, the airflow pattern and particle dispersion in a contaminated full-scale cleanroom are investigated numerically using both Eulerian and Lagrangian approaches. Three different supply diffuser configurations namely 1) central, 2) horizontal and 3) vertical and three different exhaust grille configurations namely 4) vertical symmetri...
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Aquifers are underground porous domains containing groundwater. Confined aquifers are surrounded by the impermeable layers. They are saturated by pressurized water and are suitable for energy storage purposes. They have low thermal conductivity and large storage volume. In design of aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) an applicable model is neces...
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We perform a 3D numerical modeling of reaction-diffusion dynamics in a Y-shaped microreactor, considering a fully developed combined electroosmotic and pressure-driven flow. The governing equations, based on a second-order irreversible reaction, are solved invoking a finite-volume approach for a non-uniform grid system. We demonstrate that the reac...
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In this study, the unsteady three dimensional nanofluid flow, heat and mass transfer in a rotating system in the presence of an externally applied uniform vertical magnetic field is investigated. This study has different applications in rotating magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) energy generators for new space systems and also thermal conversion mechanism...
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The limitations of the microfabrication technology do not allow producing perfectly smooth microchannels. Hence, exploring the influences of roughness on transport phenomena in microtubes is of great importance to the scientific community. In the present work, consideration is given toward the corrugated roughness effects on fully developed electro...
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In this paper the hydrodynamic drag and lift forces on micro-particles in a dilute suspension in low-Reynolds-number Poiseuille flow in a microchannel is experimentally investigated using microscopic image analysis. An effective technique is applied to manipulate single particle tracking in order to determine the velocity field and hydrodynamic for...
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In this research, the effect of using nanoparticles on the Nusselt number in the natural convection at high Rayleigh numbers has been investigated. A two-component multiple relaxation times lattice Boltzmann code has been developed to investigate the natural convection of nanofluids in a 2D square enclosure. Three main forces, namely, buoyancy, dra...
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Analysis and identification of vortex structures and their formation, particularly in swirl flows, have received widespread interest among researchers in the field of fluid mechanics. Due to the importance of vortex structures and their applications in combustion chambers, a special type of combustion chamber, which is called a “bidirectional swirl...
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One of the key solutions to improve engine performance and reduce exhaust emissions of internal combustion engines is direct injection of bio-fuels. A new modified bio-ethanol is produced to be substituted by fossil fuels in gasoline direct injection engines. The key advantages of modified bio-ethanol fuel as an alternative fuel are higher octane n...
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Both nonlinear rheology and finite EDL thickness effects on the mixing process in an electroosmotically actuated Y-sensor are being investigated in this paper, utilizing a depthwise averaging method based on the Taylor dispersion theory. The fluid rheological behavior is assumed to obey the power-law viscosity model. Analytical solutions are obtain...
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In this article, velocity field and settling distribution of microparticles in a dilute suspension in low-Reynolds-number Poiseuille flow in a microchannel is experimentally investigated using microscopic image analysis. An effective technique is applied to manipulate single-particle tracking in order to determine the controlling parameters on tran...
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Adopting the Navier slip conditions, we analyze the fully developed electroosmotic flow in hydrophobic microducts of general cross section under the Debye-Hückel approximation. The method of analysis includes series solutions which their coefficients are obtained by applying the wall boundary conditions using the least-squares matching method. Alth...
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An experimental study has been conducted to investigate the effect of silica nanoparticle halos on the stability of zirconia aqueous suspension. Results of turbidity measurement showed that addition of nanoparticles to the suspension increases the stability of zirconia suspension for all pH values. The achieved stability refers to the formation of...
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Consideration is given to shear-rate-dependent rheology effects on mass transport in a heterogeneous microreactor of rectangular cross section, utilizing both numerical and analytical approaches. The carrier liquid obeys the power-law viscosity model and is actuated primarily by an electrokinetic pumping mechanism. It is discovered that, considerin...
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Aquifers are underground porous formations containing water. Confined aquifers are formations surrounded by two impermeable layers. These aquifers are suitable for seasonal thermal energy storage. The objective of this research is a parametric study of the pressure distribution in an aquifer to be employed for thermal energy storage for air-conditi...
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This paper describes the optimization of combustion chamber geometry and injection timing of new generation of EF7 engine that CNG is directly injected to the combustion chamber, with the aim of providing the best mixture at low and high speeds. The multi-objective genetic algorithm (MOGA) is coupled with the KIVA computational fluid dynamics (CFD)...
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Consideration is given to the buoyancy effects on fully developed gaseous slip flow in vertical microducts of constant but arbitrary geometry. The thermal boundary condition is assumed to be the constant wall heat flux of the first kind, H1. The rarefaction effects are treated using the first-order slip velocity and temperature jump boundary condit...
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Suspension flow has an important role in various applications such as paint, material and pharmaceutical industries. Settling is considered as a resisting phenomenon in the processes dealing with suspensions. Using nanoparticles as an additive to micro-particulates has been studied in limited studies. This work presents an experimental investigatio...
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In this paper, the fully developed electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels in the presence of pressure gradient is analyzed. The electrical potential and momentum equations are numerically solved through a finite difference procedure for a non-uniform grid. A complete parametric study reveals that the pressure effects a...
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During the year, due to weather conditions, the temperature fluctuations at surface level cause problems in underground pipes as a result of freezing water. One of the best prevention strategies is the use of polyurethane floor insulation for keeping the temperature of clay above zero degrees Celsius. In this study to calculate the minimum thicknes...
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We outline a comprehensive numerical procedure for modeling of species transport and surface reaction kinetics in electrokinetically actuated microfluidic devices of rectangular cross section. Our results confirm the findings of previous simplified approaches that a concentration wave is created for sufficiently long microreactors. An analytical so...
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In the present study, the thermal characteristics of electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels in the presence of pressure gradient are investigated. The governing equations for fully developed flow under H1 thermal boundary conditions are first made dimensionless and subsequently solved through a finite difference proced...
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Using Gas-liquid lifting pumps is a quite different technology for pumping two or three phase flows rather than other types of pumping systems. Therefore, finding performance characteristic chart for this type of pumping system seems to be necessary. In this type of pumping system, the liquid phase is pushed upward by the compressed air which has b...
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Identification and minimization of error sources are important issues in experimental investigations. Mainly in micro-scale problems, precise settings should be applied to high-tech test beds to reduce disturbance and induced motion. An experimental study is conducted to assess the role of induced forces and velocity fields in a particulate system...
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In this chapter, a comprehensive thermodynamic modeling of a hybrid solid oxide fuel cell-gas turbine (SOFC-GT) is conducted. A heat recovery steam generator is used to produce saturated water for the heating purpose. This saturated hot water can be used in an absorption chiller system to meet the cooling load of the system. In order to model the h...
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Particle manipulation using laser beam is almost a new and contactless technique in particulate sciences. The method is based on the radiation pressure of light photons on the particles suspended in a semi-transparent fluid. Applications of the technique mainly cover microscopic separation and detection of biological objects. In this work, a theore...
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This article reports on the results of experimental studies on combined heat and mass transfer in the absorption of water vapor by aqueous LiBr solution under laminar falling film flow on the horizontal elliptical tube (HET) bundle. The performance of the absorber with HET has been calculated based on the measured parameters. The outputs are shown...
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Thermal management of electronic devices is presently a serious concern. This article investigates the thermal performance of a five-turn open-loop pulsating heat pipe in both start-up and steady thermal conditions. The effects of working fluid, namely water and ferrofluid, heat input, charging ratio, ferrofluid concentration, orientation, as well...
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The present research proposes an effective method to enhance the heat transport capability of conventional electronic coolers and improve their thermal management. Pulsating heat pipes (PHPs) are outstanding heat transfer devices in the field of electronic cooling. In the present study, two sets of open-loop pulsating heat pipes (OLPHPs) for two di...
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Aquifers are underground porous formations containing water. Confined aquifers are the formations surrounded by two impermeable layers, called cap rocks and bed rocks. These aquifers are suitable for seasonal thermal energy storage. In the present study, a confined aquifer was considered to meet the cooling and heating energy needs of a residential...