Mahboobe Mahdavi

  • Assistant Professor
    Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Mahboobe Mahdavi is currently an assistant professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Gannon University. Prior to joining Gannon University in 2016, Dr. Mahdavi obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University where she further developed a novel design for a heat pipe as needed for improving the performance of concentrated solar power systems.  Her ongoing research is currently focused on multiphase flow and heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics, porous media, solar energy, thermal energy storage systems, and heat pipes. 

Courses Taught

  • ME 312  Engineering Thermodynamics
  • ME 332 Instrumentation and Measurement Lab
  • ME 336 Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 470 Heat Exchanger Design
  • ME 491 Application of CFD to Thermal-Fluids
  • GME 511 Alternative Energy Systems
  • GME 630 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • GME 690 Heat Pipe Design and Application

Educational History

  • Temple University, Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, 2016
  • Amirkabir University of Technology, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2012
  • University of Tehran, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 2009

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
  • American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • Society of Women Engineer (SWE)

Publications

Journal Articles:

  • M. Mahdavi, S. Tiari, S. De Schampheleire, S. Qiu, Experimental Study of the Thermal Characteristics of a Heat Pipe, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 93 (2018) 292-304.
  • A Tahmasebi, M Mahdavi, M Ghalambaz, Local thermal nonequilibrium conjugate natural convection heat transfer of nanofluids in a cavity partially filled with porous media using Buongiorno’s model, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications 73 (2018), 254-276
  • S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, Experimental study of a latent heat thermal energy storage system assisted by a heat pipe network, Energy Conversion and Management, 153 (2017) 362-373.
  • M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari, Improvement of a novel heat pipe network designed for latent heat thermal energy storage systems, Applied Thermal Engineering, 108 (2016) 878–892.
  • S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi, Discharging process of a finned heat pipe-assisted thermal energy storage system with high temperature phase change material, Energy Conversion and Management, 118 (2016) 426-437.
  • M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, Mathematical modeling and analysis of steady state performance of a heat pipe network, Applied Thermal Engineering, 91 (2015) 556-573.
  • M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari, Numerical investigation of hydrodynamics and thermal performance of a specially configured heat pipe for high-temperature thermal energy storage systems, Applied Thermal Engineering, 81 (2015) 325-37.
  • S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi, Numerical study of finned heat pipe-assisted thermal energy storage system with high temperature phase change material, Energy Conversion and Management, 89 (2015) 833-42.
  • M. Mahdavi, M. Saffar-Avval, S. Tiari, Z. Mansoori, Entropy generation and heat transfer numerical analysis in pipes partially filled with porous medium, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 79 (2014) 496–506.

Conference Papers:

  • M. Mahdavi, S. Tiari, A. Heidari, M. Saffar Avval, Experimental and Numerical Study of Heat Transfer Enhancement in a Pipe Partially or Totally Filled with a Porous Material, 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC 2018). March 2018, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • K. Chauhan, S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, Numerical Study of Heat Transfer in Living Tissues During Hyperthermia Treatment of Cancer, 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC 2018). March 2018, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi., K. Chauhan, S. Patel, R. Patel, Analysis of Thermal Characteristics of Normal and Tumoral Tissues During Hyperthermia Treatment. BMES 2017, Oct. 2017, Phoenix, AZ.
  • M. Mahdavi, S. Tiari, S. Qiu, Experimental Analysis of the Effects of Inclination Angle and Working Fluid Amount on the Performance of a Heat Pipe, 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2016, Portland, OR.
  • S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, Experimental Investigation of A Heat Pipe-Assisted Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System, 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2016, Portland, OR.
  • M. Mahdavi, S. Tiari, S. Qiu, Numerical Investigation of the effect of adiabatic section location on thermal performance of a heat pipe network with the application in thermal energy storage systems, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2015, Boston, MA.
  • S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, Influence of mushy zone constant on the solid-liquid phase change process modeled by enthalpy-porosity technique, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2015, Boston, MA.
  • M Mahdavi, S Qiu, Numerical analysis and optimization of a complex geometry, high-temperature heat pipe, First Thermal and Fluids Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC August 2015, New York, NY.
  • S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi, Analysis of a heat pipe assisted high temperature latent heat energy storage system using a three-dimensional model, the First Thermal and Fluid Engineering Summer Conference, TFESC August 2015, New York City, NY.
  • M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari, Heat Transfer and Hydrodynamics Modeling of a Heat Pipe Network Designed for Thermal Energy Storage Systems, ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, June 2015, San Diego, CA.
  • S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi, Charging and Discharging Process of a High Temperature Latent Heat Thermal Energy Storage System Assisted by Heat Pipe, ASME 2015 9th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, June 2015, San Diego, NY.
  • M. Mahdavi, S. Qiu, S. Tiari, Numerical investigation of high temperature heat pipe incorporated in thermal energy storage systems, 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2014, San Francisco, CA.
  • S. Tiari, S. Qiu, M. Mahdavi, Numerical study of finned heat pipe-assisted latent heat thermal energy storage system, 67th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 2014, San Francisco, CA.
  • F. Akbaridoust, M. Mahdavi, A. Abbassi, M. Saffar-Avval, Numerical Investigation of nanofluid heat transfer in helically coiled tubes at constant wall temperature, 20th Annual Int. Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ISME 2012, May 2012, Shiraz, Iran.
  • S. Tiari, M. Mahdavi, F. Forouzandeh, M. Ashjaee, A numerical study of convection heat transfer from a cylinder impinged by a low Reynolds numbers slot air jet, Sixth International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, May 2012, Istanbul, Turkey.

Service

Reviewer for

Journals:

  • International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
  • Energy
  • Energies
  • Entropy
  • International Journal of Photoenergy

Conferences:

  • ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE
  • ASTFE Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conferences
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