Dr ALIREZA MAHERI

Dr ALIREZA MAHERI
Programme Leader: MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering & MSc Advanced Structural Engineering

Senior Lecturer

Overview
Dr ALIREZA MAHERI
Dr ALIREZA MAHERI

Contact Details

Telephone
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Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Room 382, Fraser Noble Building
School of Engineering, King’s College
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB24 3UE
United Kingdom
Web Links

http://www.maheri.com/


Biography

Dr Maheri joined University of Aberdeen in 2016. Prior to that, he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering, Northumbria University (2009-2016) and a member of Aerospace Vehicle Architecture and Design Integration Research and Teaching Group, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol (2007-2009). 

Dr Maheri has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Shiraz University, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering-Energy Conversion from Amirkabir University of Technology and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Design and Simulation of Adaptive Aero-structures from UWE Bristol. 

Research

Research Interests

  • Smart Composite Aeroelastic Structures
  • Wind Energy and Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems
  • Multidisciplinary and Integrated Design
  • Multiobjective Optimisation
  • Design and Optimisation under Uncertainties

Current Research

Research Areas
  • Aero-Structural Analysis and Design of Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials
  • Multi Objective Design Optimisation of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems under Uncertainties
  • High Fidelity Multi-physics Optimisation

PhD Projects (Principal Supervisor)

  • Aerodynamic Design of Wind Turbine Blades Utilising Nonconventional Control Systems, IKade Wiratama, Completed December 2012
  • Wind Turbine Adaptive Blade Integrated Design and Analysis, Hui Zhang, Completed October 2013
  • Nonlinear Predictive Energy Management Strategies for Standalone DC Microgrids, Arash Dizqah, Completed February 2014
  • Aeroelastic Analysis of Wind Turbine Smart Blades Utilising Multiple Control Surfaces, Terence Macquart, Completed December 2014
  • Decision Support System for Design of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems, Azadeh Kamjoo, Completed February 2015
  • Usage Driven Design of Power Systems of Eco-Urban Electric Cars, Kanber Sedef, Completed March 2015
  • Integrated Performance-Reliability Optimisation of Systems with Multi-level Redundancies, IB Okachi, Completed August 2016
  • Aero-Structural Analysis and Design of Smart Blades Made of Functional Materials, Wisdom Omoware, Completed Jan 2018
  • Hybrid Wind Energy Systems Tailored for End User Requirements, Ibrahim Unsal, Ongoing
  • Smart Energy Management System for Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems Supplying Plannable Load for Industrial Applications, Abdihakim Bokah, ongoing

Collaborations

Collaborators in recent projects:
  • Energy Renewable UK Ltd
  • Synchron Technology Ltd UK
  • Bauhaus Luftfahrt Aerospace Consortium-Germany
  • University Valenciennes-France
  • Southampton University-UK
  • University of Belgrade-Serbia

Research Grants

  • National Decommissioning Centre Full PhD Studentship - £72,500 – A Decision Support System for Oil & Gas Decommissioning, 2019-2022
  • Scottish Research Council SPRe-Industrial Collaboration -£78,000- Induced Ductile to Brittle Transition Impact Cut 2019-2022
  • EU-InterReg, Eco-innovative concepts for the end of offshore wind energy farms lifecycle (DecomTools),  €542k, 2018-2022
  • Collaborative Industrial Doctoral Project, Energy Renewable UK, Renewable Energy Systems Tailored for End User (REST4U), £66k, 2015-2018
  • International Academic Research Collaboration, Meliksah University, Turkey, Usage Driven Design of Power Systems of Eco-urban Electric Cars, £11.6 k, 2011-2014
  • Collaborative Industrial Doctoral Project, Synchron technology, Distributed Adaptive Renewable Energy Systems (DARES), £168k, 2010-2014
  • EU-FP7 European Lifelong Learning Programme, Green ELLEiEC, £40k, 2009-2013 (CI) 
  • Royal Aeronautical Society, Aeroelastic Composite Wings and Blades, £3k, 2005

 

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Design of Mechanical Elements

Lightweight Structures

Dynamics 2

MEng Group Design

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Research Council

  • International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction

 Editorial Board

  • International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements
  • Journal of Energy and Power Engineering

 Gust Editor

  • Journal of Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry  (2019)

Conference Chair

  • General Chair and Founder, 1st International Conference on Multidisciplinary Engineering Design and Optimisation, Belgrade, September 2016
  • Chair, 4th International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Belgrade, September 2016
  • Publication Chair, 3rd International Conference on Control, Engineering & Information Technology, Tlemcen, May 2015
  • Publication Chair, 3rd International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Paris, Nov 2014
  • Co-chair, 2nd  International Symposium on Environment Friendly Energies and Applications, Newcastle upon Tyne, June 2012

 PhD External Examination

  • Efficient design of post-tensioned concrete box-girder road bridges based on sustainable multi-objective criteria, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, 2016
  • Effect of Natural Stitched Composites on the Crashworthiness of Box Structures-Kingston University-School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering,  June 2013
  • Cardiff Genetic Algorithm-A More Realistic Genetic Algorithm-Cardiff University-Department of Civil Engineering, November 2012

 Research Proposal Review

  • Romanian National Research Council (CNCS)
  • Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

 External Examination and Advisory

  • External Examiner, MSc Advanced Lightweight Structures and Impact, Cranfield University
  • Academic External Adviser for MSc Renewable Energy and Power by Research, University of the West of England, Bristol 
Publications

Publications 

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  • Masjedi, PK, Maheri, A & Weaver, PM 2019, 'Large deflection of functionally graded porous beams based on a geometrically exact theory with a fully intrinsic formulation', Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 76, pp. 938-957. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2019.07.018
  • Asgharnia, AH, Jamali, A, Shahnazi, R & Maheri, A 2019, 'Load mitigation of a class of 5-MW wind turbine with RBF neural network based fractional-order PID controller', ISA Transactions. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isatra.2019.07.006
  • Maheri, A 2020, 'Multiobjective Optimisation and Integrated Design of Wind Turbine Blades Using WTBM-ANSYS for High Fidelity Structural Analysis', Renewable Energy, vol. 145, pp. 814-834. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2019.06.013
  • Macquart, T & Maheri, A 2019, 'A stall-regulated wind turbine design to reduce fatigue', Renewable Energy, vol. 133, pp. 964-970. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2018.10.089
  • Maheri, A & Bokah, A 2019, Plannable demand load in size optimisation of hybrid renewable energy systems. in Proceedings of the 2018 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018., 8617048, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 5th International Symposium on Environment-Friendly Energies and Applications, EFEA 2018, Rome, Italy, 24/09/18. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EFEA.2018.8617048
  • Kahwash, F, Shyha, I & Maheri, A 2018, 'Dynamic Simulation of Machining Composites Using the Explicit Element-Free Galerkin Method', Composite Structures, vol. 198, pp. 156-173. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.05.034
  • Masjedi, PK & Maheri, A 2017, 'Chebyshev collocation method for the free vibration analysis of geometrically exact beams with fully intrinsic formulation', European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids, vol. 66, pp. 329-340. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechsol.2017.07.014
  • Stylianidis, N, Azimov, U, Maheri, A, Tomita, E & Kawahara, N 2017, 'Chemical kinetics and CFD analysis of supercharged micro-pilot ignited dual-fuel engine combustion of syngas', Fuel, vol. 203, pp. 591-606. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.04.125
  • Kahwash, F, Shyha, I & Maheri, A 2017, 'Meshfree formulation for modelling of orthogonal cutting of composites', Composite Structures, vol. 166, pp. 193-201. [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.01.021
  • Macquart, T, Maheri, A & Busawon, K 2017, 'A Decoupling Control Strategy for Wind Turbine Blades Equipped with Active Flow Controllers', Wind energy, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 569–584 . [Online] DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/we.2024
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