Mehdi Ghobadi

 

Roles and responsibilities

A Research Officer in the Façade Systems and Components group focusing on research related to high performance building envelopes including thermal and hygrothermal performance of wall assemblies and net-zero buildings.

Current research and/or projects

I am currently managing the thermal bridging project at the Construction Research Centre.

Research and/or project statements

  • The development of methodology for different types of thermal bridging. 
  • Examining the effect of transient behavior of thermal bridging sources.

Education

Master’s Degree (MBA, part time)

2014 –2017

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL

PhD Degree (Mechanical Engineering)

2010 –2014

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL, Supervisor: Dr. Yuri Muzychka

Thesis: Experimental Measurement and Modeling of Heat Transfer in Spiral and Curved Channels

Master's Degree (Mechanical Engineering)

2006 - 2009

Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, Supervisor: Dr. Hamid Saffari

Thesis: Numerical Analyses of Two-Phase Natural Circulation Loops (NCLs) in Sub Atmospheric Pressure with Experimental Validation

Bachelor's Degree (Mechanical Engineering)

2001 - 2005

Azad University of Tehran Central Branch, Tehran, Iran, Supervisor: Dr. Ahmad Sianaki

Project: Composite and SMA’s Structures

Professional activities/interests

  • ASHRAE Technical Committees 1.12 and 4.4- ASHRAE 90.1
  • Underwriters Laboratories Of Canada (ULC) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA) standards
  • Work with students

Affiliations

  • The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Certification/Licenses/Trades

Introduction to COMSOL Multiphysics, Montreal, QC

2017

ANSYS CFX Workshop, ANSYS Center, Concord, Massachusetts, U.S.

2015

Project Management Concepts with MITACS 2, St. John’s, NL

2014

Project Management Concepts with MITACS, St. John’s, NL

2013

Presentation and Networking with MITACS, St. John’s, NL

2013

Key publications

Selected Journal Papers:

  • Y. S. Muzychka, and M. Ghobadi. "Measurement and Analysis of Laminar Heat Transfer Coefficients in Micro and Mini-Scale Ducts and Channels." Heat Transfer Engineering 37.11 (2016): 938-946.
  • M. Ghobadi, and Y. S. Muzychka. "A Review of Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Correlations for Laminar Flow in Curved Circular Ducts." Heat Transfer Engineering 37.10 (2016): 815-839.
  • M. Ghobadi, and Y. S. Muzychka. "Two-phase flow measurements under static and dynamic conditions for modeling the top kill process." Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology 5.3 (2015): 285-294.
  • M. Ghobadi, and Y. S. Muzychka. "Pressure drop in mini-scale coiled tubing." Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 57 (2014): 57-64.
  • M. Ghobadi, and Y. S. Muzychka. "Heat transfer and pressure drop in a spiral square channel." Experimental Heat Transfer 28.6 (2015): 546-563.
  • M. Ghobadi, and Y. S. Muzychka. "Heat transfer and pressure drop in mini channel heat sinks." Heat Transfer Engineering 36.10 (2015): 902-911.
  • M. Ghobadi, and Y. S. Muzychka. "Fully developed heat transfer in mini scale coiled tubing for constant wall temperature." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 72 (2014): 87-97.
  • M. Ghobadi, and Y. S. Muzychka. "Effect of entrance region and curvature on heat transfer in mini scale curved tubing at constant wall temperature." International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 65 (2013): 357-365.

Selected Conference Papers:

  • M. Ghobadi, J. Cingel, M. Lacasse, “Thermal Bridging and Linear Thermal Transmittance Calculations for Balconies”, STM Symposium on Building Science and the Physics of Building Enclosure Performance - Part 2, Dec 2, Washington, District of Columbia, US.
  • M. Ghobadi, J. Cingel, “Thermal Bridging Calculation Of Three Steel Stud Wall Assemblies With Benchmarking”, COMSOL Multiphysics Conference, Oct 3- 5, Boston, Massachusett, USA.
  • M. Ghobadi, L. Zhou, “Thermal insulation of radon stack systems to avoid freezing”, 7th International Building Physics Conference, Sep 23-26, Syracuse, New York, USA.
  • M. T. Boroojerdi, E. Bailey, M. Ghobadi, R. Taylor, “Experimental Study on Shear Strength of FreezeBonds in Freshwater Ice”, Arctic Technology Conference (ATC) 2016, October 24-26, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
  • M. Ghobadi, E. Bailey, R. Taylor, “Thermal Behavior and Growth of Submerged Ice Blocks: Experimental and Numerical Results”, Proceeding of ASME 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) 2015, May 31- June 5, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada.
  • Y.S. Muzychka and M. Ghobadi, “Laminar Heat Transfer Coefficients in Micro and Mini-Scale Ducts and Channels”, 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels 2014, August 3-7, Chicago.
  • M. Ghobadi and Y.S. Muzychka, “Fully Developed Heat Transfer in Coiled Tubing under Isothermal Wall Condition”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition 2013, Nov 15-22, San Diego, California, USA.
  • M. Ghobadi and Y.S. Muzychka, “Flow Field and Pressure Drop inside Curved Tubing”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition 2013, Nov 15-22, 2013, San Diego, California, USA.
  • M. Ghobadi and Y.S. Muzychka, “Heat Transfer in Spiral Channel Heat Sinks”, Proceeding of ASME 2011, 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, and Minichannels (ICNMM) 2011, June 19-22, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Previous work experience

Ice Researcher – The Centre for Arctic Resource Development (CARD) at C-CORE in St. John’s, NL

Supervisor: Dr. Rocky Taylor

  • Designed and ran ice mechanics tests in cold room
  • Analyzed the collected experimental results
  • Numerically simulated mechanical and thermal properties of ice
  • Wrote technical reports, proposals and presenting the results for clients and in conferences
  • Hired and supervised work term and graduate students

2014- 2016

Per Course Instructor - Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

Supervisor: Dr. Andy Fisher                                                                          

  • Prepared the course materials, term projects and exams
  • Instructed the course
  • Coordinated with the teaching assistant for the tutorial sessions and marking

2012 -2013

Mehdi Ghobadi

Assistant Research Officer
Construction
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English
Other(s): Persian

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Expertise

Energy, Heat Transfer, Thermal Energy Storage, Technology, Simulation & Numerical Modelling