Seyed Mahdi Akbarimoosavi
Current PhD Student
Structures for Optimal Cooling in Additive Manufactured Injection Moulds (SOCAMIM)
Research Project Summary:
Heat transfer enhancement during the cooling stage of injection moulding, reduces the cycle time leading to production growth. Besides, controlled, and uniform cooling is essential for avoiding residual stresses remaining in the products causing deformation and weak points within them. SOCAMIM is mainly focused on providing more cooling using novel methods including jets, pillars, and lattice structures in combination with conformal cooling of both cavity and the core during the process of moulding. This requires fabricating complex geometries that could not be made using classic methods such as machining, forging, or drilling and it would not have been possible without recent advancements in additive manufacturing.
Seyed Mahdi Akbarimoosavi holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees in mechanical engineering with a focus on thermo-fluid mechanics and energy conversion from Shiraz University (Iran), and the University of California, Riverside (United States) where he won the Dean’s Distinguished Fellowship Award. During his studies, he has been involved in several projects for Shiraz Solar Thermal Power Plant, Iran, and Laboratory of Transport Phenomena for Biomedical Purposes, UCR, USA, as a research assistant. Seyed Mahdi was also an assistant at UCR, teaching fluid dynamics and heat transfer. After his graduation, he has been involved in different projects in the industry. Before he starts his PhD, he has worked at Rah Gostar Naft Company, which was the Management Consultant (MC) at Qeshm Oil Terminal project, Iran, as a mechanical expert, controlling and revising the mechanical construction documents of floating roof storage tanks, and as a mechanical QC Inspector. Seyed Mahdi has won a Connaught Ulster Alliance (CUA) Bursary PhD Scholarship and he is now working on Structures for Optimal Cooling in Additive Manufactured Injection Moulds (SOCAMIM) under the supervision of Prof. McGranaghan which will lead to a revolution in the injection moulding industry.
“3D Thermal-structural analysis of an absorber tube of a parabolic trough collector and the effect of tube deflection on optical efficiency” Energy Procedia 49 (2014) 2433 – 2443 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1876610214007127
“Thermocavitation for cooling purposes” 1st Binational USA-Mexico Symposium of Laser Induced Cavitation, Mexico City, Mexico, (2016)
“High Speed Shadowgraph Imaging of a Thermocavitation Bubble Induced by CW Laser” 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynaimixs, Portland, OR, USA, (2016)
“Fluorescence temperature measurement of optical thermocavitation” 12th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Costa del Sol, Spain, (2016)
“Measurement of temperature field during optical thermal cavitation using PLIF method” AAAS 97th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, (2016)
“3D Thermal-structural analysis of an absorber tube of a parabolic trough collector and the effect of tube deflection on optical efficiency” SolarPACES Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, (2013)
“Three dimensional thermal expansion analysis of an absorber tube in a parabolic trough collector ” SolarPACES Conference, Granada, Spain, (2011)