- Dr. Goudarzi will participate in the PowerGen Conference in New Orleans, LA.
- Our new results on “High-Performance Building: Sensitivity Analysis for Simulating Different Combination of Components of a Two-Sided Windcatcher” is accepted to be published in the Journal of Building Engineering.
- Dr. Goudarzi, as the executive committee of the ASME Power Division, participated in the Fall Season Meeting in the ASME Office in New York, NY.
- Dr. Goudarzi, as the executive committee of the ASME Power Division, participated in the Advanced Clean Energy Summit (ACES) in Denver, Colorado.
- Dr. Goudarzi is selected to join the Executive Committee of the ASME Power Division.
- There are Five Immediate Openings in NADGOD Research Group
- One Funded Postdoc position — CFD (Aug. 2019-May 2020) Available.
- One Funded Postdoc position — Optimization & Machine Learning (Aug. 2019-May 2020) Not Available.
- One Funded Postdoc position — Contract Engineering & Machine Learning (Jan. 2020-May 2020) Not Available.
- Non-Funded MSc/BSc positions — CFD/EFD/ML (Aug. 2019-May. 2020)…Available
- Dr. Goudarzi was invited to visit the Pacific Marine Energy Center (PMEC) at the University of Washington, Seattle.
- Dr. Goudarzi was invited to visit multiple renewable energy labs at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City-UT.
- Dr. Goudarzi with his team participate in the AJKFluids Conference in San Francisco, California:
- Session Chair of Volumetric or Tomographic Techniques and Applications in Fluid Mechanics.
- Four presentations:
Optimization of wind energy harvesting by controlling hub height, AJK2019-5532 (this work was in collaboration with a researcher at Texas A&M).
- A TomoPIV flow field study of NACA 63-215 hydrofoil with CFD comparison, AJK2019-5517.
- Exploring and improving the flow characteristics of an empty water channel test section: the application of TomoPIV and flow rate sensors for whole-flow-field visualization, AJK2019-5539.
- A tomographic PIV study and comparison of vortex identification methods on NACA 63-215 hydrofoil wake structure, AJK2019-5550
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the ASME 2019 Power Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah:
- Renewable Energy Track Co-Track Organizer.
- Four presentations:
Developing CFD-based predictive maintenance methods for RUL determination of power plant chimneys, Power2019-1965 (this work was in collaboration with the Intelico Engineering Company).
- Windcatcher technology: the impact of tower cross-section and turbine on wind power harnessing, Power2019-1947 (this work was presented by Jonathan Corbett, MSc student in NADGOD research group).
- Fluid-Structure-Interaction analysis of wind turbines: The North Carolina Jennette’s Pier wind turbines case study, Power2019-1949 (this presentation was the results of a recent North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) grant).
- Artificial intelligence for an optimal sitting of individual and networks of wind farms, Power2019-1948 (this presentation is a collaborative research project)
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the ASME 2019 Energy Sustainability Conference in Seattle, Washington:
- Conference Technical Co-Chair.
- one presentation:
Assessment of a CFD-based machine learning approach on turbulent flow approximation, ES2019-3925
- Dr. Goudarzi was invited to visit the ongoing experimental research/teaching projects at University of Virginia:
- Flow Simulation Research Group
- Fluid Research and Innovation Laboratory (FRIL)
- Educational PIV Group
- NADGOD research group hosts two undergraduate students for Summer 2019:
- Juwon Ajayi: under Summer Program to Increase Diversity in Undergraduate Research (SPIDUR)
- Nicholas Brummit: under Summer Research Scholars and Charlotte Community Scholars
- Dr. Goudarzi Participated the “Outcome-based Engineering (Systems, Contracts, and Policies) Workshop” at University of Maryland. IUCRC Vision Discussion.
- There are Two Immediate Openings in NADGOD Research Group (Not Available as of June 2019)
- Dr. Goudarzi will participate in the NCROEP 2019 Conference in Wanchese, North Carolina to present
- Evaluating Magnetic Gearboxes under Failure Scenarios from Jennette’s Pier Wind Turbines Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Dr. Goudarzi and Mr. Hosseini published their results on “Design and CFD Study of a Hybrid Vertical-axis Wind Turbine by Employing a Combined Bach-type and H-Darrieus Rotor Systems” in Energy for Conversion Journal.Vol. 189, pp.49-59.
- NADGOD Research Group participated in the Undergraduate Research Conference 2019.
- There are Five Immediate Openings in NADGOD Research Group
- One Funded Postdoc position (Nov. 2018-July 2019)…Not Available.
- One Funded PhD position (Jan. 2019 – June 2020 + renewal of the contract based on the performance and fund availability)… Not Available.
- Three Funded MSc position (Nov. 2018-Aug. 2019)…Not Available.
- Two MS students from NADGOD research group graduated in Fall 2018:
- Akshith Subramanian defended his MSc Thesis on Nov. 08, 2018.
- Nithin Narayan defended his MSc Thesis on Nov. 20, 2018.
- Dr. Goudarzi participates in the ASME 2018 IMECE Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:
- Renewable Energy, Topic Chair (Topic 8-8): with 8 Sessions, this Topic has the highest number of papers in the Energy Track.
- Three presentations:
CFD Analysis of a Cross-Flow Turbine for Wind and Hydrokinetic Applications, IMECE2018-88469 (This work presents the results of the NADGOD Research Group Collaboration with researchers at KTH – Sweden)
- CFD Analysis of Vortex Shedding of An Isolated Rolling Tire, IMECE2018-88443 (This work is a Technical Presentation – The participants include Dr. Navid Goudarzi, Dr. Peter Tkacik, Dr. Jerry Dahlberg, Shreyas Joshi, Nithin Narayan, and Stuart Gambill,
River Turbines Controlled by Mechanical Speed Converters, IMECE2018-88417 (This work presents the results of the NADGOD Research Group collaboration with DD Motion LLC.)
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the NSF CMMI and CBET workshops during the ASME 201
- Dr. Goudarzi and Mr. Modir published their results on “Experimental Investigation of Reynolds Number and Spring Stiffness Effects on Vortex Induced Vibrations of a Rigid Circular Cylinder” in European Journal of Mechanics/B Fluids. EJMFLU3384.
- Dr. Goudarzi is invited to visit the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) Research Center.
- Dr. Goudarzi served as theTrack B-Energy Policy Chair for the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Dr. Goudarzi was selected as the Technical Co-Chair of ASME Energy for Sustainability Conference. He will participate the executive committee meeting in National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.
- NADGOD Research Group host the STEM enrichment event in collaboration with
the “Office of Student Development and Success” and “Engage Me!” group at UNC Charlotte. This was an outreach program that exposed 14-20-year-old, potential Niners in engineering facilities.
- Dr. Goudarzi was selected as the College of Engineering Faculty Organization (CEFO) Parliamentarian for the academic year 2018-19.
- Dr. Goudarzi will serve as the UNCC ASME Sector Adviser in 2018-19.
- Dr. Goudarzi was invited to GE Power to give a talk on Wind Energy and CFD-based Machine Learning Algorithms in the Design Process of Green Energy Systems.
- Dr. Goudarzi (as a Co-PI) received a $40,000 grant from North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Project (NCROEP). The focus of this research will be on conducting fluid-structure interaction analysis of turbines at the Jennette’s Pier to explore system reliability under different failure scenarios.
- NADGOD Research Group participants won the Grand Prize (1st award) and Honorable Mention (2nd award) in the AES 2018.
- Dr. Goudarzi with his team participated in the Appalachian Energy Summit (AES) 2018. Two projects were presented by NADGOD research group:
- A Multidisciplinary CFD and Architectural Study of a Wind Catcher in Support of Energy Sustainability Development
- Wind Catcher Technology: The Impact of Tower Cross Section on Aerodynamic Performance
- Dr. Goudarzi published new results on “A Levelized Cost of Energy (LCOE) model for wind farms that include Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) “ in Renewable Energy Journal. Vol. 122, pp. 131-139.
- Dr. Goudarzi (as a PI) received a $5,000 grant from North Carolina Sea Grant. The focus of this research will be on “Integration of Ocean Wave Energy Arrays with the Needs of North Carolina Coastal Societies”.
- Dr. Goudarzi together with his PhD student, Mohammadamin Sheikhshahrokhdehkordi, successfully completed and presented their findings on the Wind Catcher project under the NSF ICORP award.
- Dr. Goudarzi published a chapter on “CFD methods for wind turbines performance analysis” in the “Advanced wind turbine technology” published by Springer.
- Dr. Goudarzi with his team participated in the ASME Power 2018 Conference:
- Dr. Goudarzi received an appreciation certification for the highest number of paper publications and presentations under his supervision at the ASME Power 2018 Conference, Track 1-6, Advanced Energy Systems (Wind, Solar, and Geothermal).
- Track Chair (Track 1-6): Advance Energy Systems (Wind, Solar, and Geothermal)
- This Track has 44 papers and 11 Sessions. It is the largest Track in this year’s Conference. This Track has its highest number of presentations this year.
- Four projects were presented by NADGOD research group:
- North Carolina Wave Energy Resource: Hydrogen Production Potential
- Integration of Wave Energy Technologies to Electric Grid in North Carolina
- CFD Analysis of a Water Flume Design for Testing Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Converters
- CFD and Control Analysis of a Smart Hybrid Vertical Axis Wind Turbine
- Dr. Goudarzi and Mr. Mohammadi published their results on “Study of inter-correlations of solar radiation, wind speed and precipitation under the influence of El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in California” in Renewable Energy Journal. Vol. 120, pp. 190-200.
- Dr. Goudarzi (as a Co-PI) received a three-year $750,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research. He will have a contribution to the PIV research and teaching in this proposal.
- Dr. Goudarzi served as a judge in the Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) 2018 at UNC Charlotte.
- Four MS students from NADGOD research group graduated in Spring 2018:
- Rushang Shah defended his MSc Thesis on April 17, 2018.
- Shruti Menon defended her MSc Thesis on April 18, 2018.
- Gagee Raut defended her MSc Thesis on April 19, 2018.
- Shreyas Joshi defended his MSc Thesis on April 24, 2018.
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the 2018 North Carolina Renewable Ocean Energy Program (NCROEP) Symposium at UNC-Coastal Studies Institute
- Dr. Goudarzi installed a new Weather Station on the top of Hagerstown Hall Building at University of Maryland. This project is supported by UMD Sustainability Fund.
- Dr. Goudarzi published new results on “Association of direct normal irradiance with El Niño Southern Oscillation and its consequence on concentrated solar power production in the US Southwest“ in Applied Energy Journal. Vol. 122, pp. 1126-1137.
- Dr. Goudarzi, Shruti Menon, Rushang Shah, and Gagee Raut participated in the ASME 2017 IMECE Conference:
- Renewable Energy, Topic Chair (Topic 8-8),
- Design and Analysis of Energy Conversion Systems, Session Chair (Topic 8-3)
- Four presentations:
- Airborne Turbines: The Impact of Scaling on System Performance, IMECE2017-72305
- High-Performance Buildings: The Impact of Building Orientation on HVAC System Loads, IMECE2017-71914
- Distributed Wind Energy Technologies: High-Speed Scalable Epicyclic Gear Train Design, IMECE2017-71878
- Hydrogen Production From Renewables: Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Systems, IMECE2017-71859
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the EXPLORE UNC Charlotte Open House (Oct. 28) to meet prospective Undergraduate Students.
- Dr. Goudarzi won the Niner Research Award 2016-17.
- Dr. Philipp Epple, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Coburg University of Applied Sciences, visited NADGOD Research Group at UNCC.
- He had a talk in EPIC: CFD and EFD in the Design Process of Turbomachines. Seminar Series Epple
- NADGOD Research Group had a visit to Carrier HAP company in Charlotte.
- Dr. Ehsan Languri, Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and Associate Director of Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at Tennessee Tech University, visited UNCC and NADGOD Research Group.
- Rushang and Akshit participated in the Appalachian Energy Summit (AES) 2017
- Dr. Goudarzi and Rushang participated in the North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) Conference:
- Rushang presented his work on High-Performance Commercial Buildings: HVAC Systems.
- Dr. Goudarzi host the 1st NCDOT workshop in Charlotte and at UNCC.
- Prof. Magnus Genrup, Head of Department of Energy Sciences, Lund University, Sweden visited UNCC and NADGOD Research Group.
- Dr. Goudarzi and Shruti participated in the ASME Power 2017 Conference:
- Advanced Energy Systems (Wind, Solar, and Geothermal) Track Chair (Track 1-7)
- Plant Construction Issues and Supply Chain Management Track Chair (Track 1-6)
- Dr. Goudarzi won the award of the most successful Track of the Power Conference
- Four presentations:
- Hydropower: the potential of a novel marine hydrokinetic turbine technology
- Sustainable infrastructure and transportation: wave attenuation and SAV mitigation strategies of coastal waters
- Structural analysis of a novel ducted wind turbine (Shruti Research)
- Exhaust systems: CO2 emission reduction using zeolite catalyst (Shruti Research)
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the UNCC Graduation Ceremony
- Dr. Goudarzi, Rushang, and Shruti participated in the North Carolina Building Performance Association (NCBPA) Conference:
- Rushang and Shruti presented High-Performance Buildings: Energy Efficiency Tools.
- Dr. Goudarzi won the NSF-ICORP award to further explore the integration of renewable energy technologies in buildings.
- Dr. Goudarzi won the Faculty Research Grant (FRG) to develop a cost-performance model for achieving 100% electricity generation from renewable energy resources.
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the ASME IMECE 2016 Conference:
- Renewable Energy Topic Chair (Topic 8-11)
- Energy Systems for Buildings Track Chair (Track 8-10)
- Two presentations:
- Wind energy conversion systems: Aerodynamic performance evaluation of vertical axis wind turbine configurations
- Cost performance tradeoff study of Wind Systems: Grid-Scale Storage and Transmission
- Initiating the collaboration with WindGrabber-Omni-Directional Building Integrated Wind Energy Power Enhancer Systems.
- Dr. Goudarzi participated in the UNCC Explore Day on Oct. 22, 2016.
- Dr. Goudarzi joined the Mechanical Engineering Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.