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Reza Ghafouri
PhD

Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science

Contact information

Energy Systems and Nuclear Science Research Centre (ERC) - Room 4026
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 5504
F: 905.721.3046 (fax)

reza.ghafouri@uoit.ca


Education

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering University of Toronto, Ontario 2002
  • Master of Applied Science University of Tehran, Tehran 1991
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Sharif university of Technology, Tehran 1989

Courses taught

  • Nuclear Fuel Cycles
  • Fundamentals of Computer-aided Design Tools
  • Wind Energy Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Integrated Engineering Laboratory

Research and expertise

Involvement

  • Journal papers

    • R. Ghafouri Azar, J. Mostaghimi and S. Chandra, Modeling development of residual stresses in thermal spray coatings, Computational Materials Science, Volume 35(2006) pp.13-26
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, Z. Yang., S. Chandra and J. Mostaghimi, Impact of molten metal droplets on a tip of a pin projecting from a flat surface, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Volume 26(2005) pp.334-347
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, J. Mostaghimi, S. Chandra, Numerical study of impact and solidification of a droplet over a deposited frozen splat, International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics (IJCFD), Volume 18 (2) (2004), pp. 133-138
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, S. Shakeri, S. Chandra and J. Mostaghimi, Interaction between molten metal droplets impinging on a solid surface, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Volume  46 (2003), pp.1395 -1407
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, J. Mostaghimi, S. Chandra and M. Charmchi, A stochastic model to simulate the formation of a thermal spray coating, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Volume 12(1)(2003), pp. 53-69
    • J. Mostaghimi, S. Chandra, R. Ghafouri Azar, and A. Dolatabadi, Modelling Thermal spray coating processes: A powerful tool in design & optimization,Surface and Coatings Technology, Volume 163-164(2003), pp. 1-11
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, J. Mostaghimi, S. Chandra, Stochastic model of coating formation, Journal of the Canadian Ceramic Society, Volume 70(2001) pp. 23-24; and
    • R.Ghafouri Azar, M. Ashjaee and M.R. Roomina, Estimating direct, diffuse, and global solar radiation for various cities by two methods and their comparison with measured data, Solar Energy, Volume 50(5) (1993), pp. 441-446
  • Refereed conference publications (*Presenter)

    • R. Ghafouri-Azar*, A. Sze, D. Vlaicu, M. Stojakovic,: Fitness for service assessment of the thermal sleeve weld failure for steam generator reheat condensate nozzle in CANDU6 nuclear power plants (PVP2011-57615), Proceedings of 2011 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping, July 17–21, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    • 2. R. Ghafouri Azar*, San Ho, Analysis of Corrosion Fatigue for the Deaerator Heater Tank in Nuclear Power Plants (PVP2008-61280), Proceedings of 2008 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference PVP2008, July 27-31, 2008, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • 3. R. Ghafouri Azar*, 3D Turbulent Modeling of Fluid Flow in Primary Side of CANDU Steam Generators (ICONE16-48542), Proceeding of 16th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE16), ASME, May 11-15, Orlando, Florida, USA
    • R. Ghafouri Azar*, J. Mostaghimi and S. Chandra, Modeling Residual Stress Build-up in the Coating Microstructure, Proceeding of the International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition( ITSC2003), Orlando, Florida, May 5 to 8, 2003
    • R. Ghafouri Azar*, J. Mostaghimi and S. Chandra, A three-dimensional numerical study of tin droplets landing of sequentially on a solid surface,Proceedings of fifth international symposium on numerical methods for multiphase flow at 2002 ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, FEDSM2002-31234, July 14 to 28, 2002
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, J. Mostaghimi and S. Chandra*, Study of splats and coatings formation in the thermal spray process, Aeroscape Materials Symposium: COM 2002, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 11 to 14, 2002;
    • R. Ghafouri Azar*, J. Mostaghimi and S. Chandra, Numerical study of impact and solidification of a droplet over a deposited frozen splat, Proceeding of CFD2002: 10th annual Conference of CFD society of Canada, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, June 9 to 11, 2002
    • J. Mostaghimi*, S. Chandra, R. Ghafouri Azar, and A. Dolatabadi, Modelling thermal spray coating processes: A powerful tool in design and optimization, Proceeding of international conference on metallurgical coatings and thin films ( ICMCTF 2002), Town and Country Hotel, San Diego, California, USA, April 22 to 26, 2002
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, S. Shakeri, S. Chandra, J. Mostaghimi, Numerical simulation of sequential offset deposition of tin droplets, Proceeding of theInternational Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition( ITSC2002), Essen, Germany, pp. 972-978, March 4 to 6, 2002
    • R. Ghafouri Azar, J. Mostaghimi*, S. Chandra, A stochastic model of plasma sprayed coating formation, Proceeding of 15th International Symposium On Plasma Chemistry ( ISPC-15), Orleans, France, July 9 o 13, 2001
    • R. Ghafouri Azar , J. Mostaghimi *, S. Chandra, Deposition Model of Thermal Spray Coatings, Proceeding of the International Thermal Spray Conference and Exposition, Singapore, May 28 to 30, 2001
    • R. Ghafouri Azar* , S. Chandra, J. Mostaghimi, Modelling thermal spray coating deposition with moving and stationary spray guns, Proceeding of 14thAnnual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems( ILASS), Dearborn, Michigan, USA, May 20 to 23, 2001
    • R. Ghafouri Azar*, J. Mostaghimi, S. Chandra (Poster), Modelling of thermal spray coating , The Annual CIM Conference and Exhibitions, COM 2001, Toronto, Ontario, August 26 to 29, 2001
    • R. Ghafouri Azar* , J. Mostaghimi, S. Chandra (Poster), Deposition model of thermal spray coating, Partnering with students sponsored by ASM International Ontario Chapter, MMO and ASM Canada Council, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, March 6, 2001
    • R. Ghafouri Azar*, J. Mostaghimi, S. Chandra (Poster), Thermal spray coatings at the University of Toronto, Partnering with students sponsored by ASM International Ontario Chapter, MMO and ASM Canada Council, University of Toronto, Ontario, March 7, 2000
    • J. Mostaghimi*, M. Pasandideh-Fard, R. Ghafouri Azar, and S. Chandra, Modeling of the Formation of Thermal Spray Coating, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 29 to December 3, 1999
    • R. Ghafouri Azar*, M.R. Roomina, and M. Ashjaee, Simulation of a solar concentrated desalination system, Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering and Application of Mechanics, Tehran, Iran, June 9 to 12, 1992
  • Technical Analysis and Assessments to Support Nuclear Power Plant Operation

    • Thermal and stress anaysis of fuel channel and major components (reactor, boilers, feeder, etc.)
    • New design and design modification analysis of Systems, Components and Structures for Pickering and Darlington Nuclear power stations in accordance with the requirements of ASME and CSA standards using Finite Element Method and analytical calculations
    • Analysis to support Technical Operability Evaluation(TOE) for boiler feedwater line
    • Analysis of shutdown cooling heat exchanger to support operation issue
    • Assessment of CIGAR machine for seismic qualification
    • Assessment of FAD lines due to temperature rise from post-accident scenario
    • Assessment of reactor structure integrity for heat sink issues during outage
    • Pickering water spray system for Vacuum Building: Analysis of lower downcomer split flange
    • Analysis of new keeper design for divider plate for Pickering Steam Generators
    • Calandria life extension: R&D issue investigate the effect of irradiation on Life of the reactor (Life Extension)
    • Corrosion Fatigue for PB Deaerators: Completed thermal and stress analysis to meet ASME Sec VIII, Div. 2 design requirements
    • Darlington SDC system: Evaluated Flued Heads for new loadings in Accordance with requirements of ASME Sec III.
    • Bleed Cooler analysis: Perform evaluation and assessment by Stress/ Fatigue analysis due to Excessive Torque applied
    • Pickering B Steam Generator: Stress and design analysis for Locking Tabs and divider plate including
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis of flow in turbine steam line
    • Perform analyses for Flow Accelerated Corrosion (FAC) in different tanks and nozzles
    • Darlington Endshield cooling: Develop thermal model for Calandria and endshield
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