Prof Elbaz graduated in 1984 from the Energy and Automotive department at Ain Shams University. He joined the same department as a demonstrator and finished his MSC in Mechancal engineering from the same department in 1987. He then joined the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Tecknology (UMIST) as PhD student. He woked with one of the key scientists in turbulent flow modelling, Brian Launder from 1987 to 1992. Having obtained his PhD he joined Ain Shams University in 1992 as a Lectuer. He stayed at Ain Shams University till 2013 wehn he joined the British University in Egypt as an Associate Professor. He was promoted to be full Professor in 2015. He is working in the field of thermofluid engineering. He has more than 30 articles in national and internationl journals and confrences and supervised more than 20 MSC anf PhD students. Recently, his interest is focussed on research work in the wind energy conversion systems.
B.SC Mechanical Engineering, Ain Shams University, Egypt MSC Mechanical Engineering, Ain Shma University, Egypt PhD Mechanical Engineering, Uniersity of Manchester , UK
Fluid Mechanics - Wind Energy - Computational Fluid Dynamics
1. Khaled M. Youssef, Ahmed M. El Kholy, Ashraf M. Hamed, Nabil A. Mahmoud and Ahmed M. R. El Baz, Optimization of Savonius wind turbine performance using upstream deflector and downstream baffle arrangement, Renewable Energy J, (Submitted for publication)
2. A.M Hamed , A.E Hussin , M.M. Kamal and A.R El Baz, “Combustion of a hydrogen jet normal to multiple pairs of opposing methane–air mixtures”, Proc IMechE Part A: J Power and Energy 0(0) 1–14, IMechE 2017.
3. El Baz, A. R., Youssef, K., and Mohamed, M. H., 2016, “Innovative improvement of a drag wind turbine performance,” Renewable Energy, Volume 86, February 2016, Pages 89–98.
4. A. Ramadan , M.H. Mohamed, S.M. Abdien , S.Y. Marzouk, A. El Feky and A.R. El Baz, “Analytical investigation and experimental validation of an inverted cup float used for wave energy conversion”, Energy (2014) Vol 70 pp 539-546, June 2014.
5. A. Ramadan, M.H. Mohamed, S.Y. Marzok, O.A. Montasser, A. El Feky, A.R. El Baz "An artificial generation of a few specific wave conditions: New simulator design and experimental performance" Energy (2014) Vol 69- pp 309-318 – May 2014.
6. M. A. Elbeltagy, A. M. Hamed, A. R. Elbaz, N. A. Mahmoud, Experimental study of the interaction of straight bladed darrieus vertical axis wind turbines, Proceedings of ICFD13: Thirteenth International Conference of Fluid Dynamics 21-22 December, 2018. (Accepted for presentation).
7. M. A. Elbeltagy, A. M. Hamed, A. R. Elbaz, N. A. Mahmoud, CFD simulation of the wake interaction of straight bladed darrieus vertical axis wind turbines, Proceedings of ICFD13: Thirteenth International Conference of Fluid Dynamics 21-22 December, 2018. (Accepted for presentation).
8. Ahmed El-Baz, and Ammar Ewis, Design and Optimization of Combined VAWT and PV Farm. Proceedings of ICFD13: Thirteenth International Conference of Fluid Dynamics 21-22 December, 2018. (Accepted for presentation).
9. Amr Ahmed, A. M. Hamed, A. R. Elbaz, N. A. Mahmoud Aerodynamics modeling of dual rotor wind turbine. Proceedings of ICFD13: Thirteenth International Conference of Fluid Dynamics 21-22 December, 2018. (Accepted for presentation).
10. Ahmed Ibrahim and Ahmed El Baz, Investigating efficient clusters of Savonius wind turbines, ASME 2018 Turbo ExpoTurbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition June 11-15, 2018, Oslo, Norway.
11. A Shouman, A El Dein Hussin, A Hamed, M Serag El Din, N Mahmoud and A El Baz, Performance evaluation of a novel dual vane rotary compressor, 10th International Conference on Compressors and their Systems, IOP Publishing IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 232 (2017) 012060 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/232/1/012060
12. R. Tharwat , M. El-Samanoudy and A. M. R. El Baz, “Considerations of Stress Limiter for the SST Turbulence Model in Dual Throat Nozzle Predictions”, Ninth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (ICCFD9), Istanbul, Turkey, July 11-15, 2016
13. Ali Shehab, Ahmed. M. R. El Baz and Abdulla Mustafa Elmarhomy, “Numerical Simulation of Gas Flow through Axial Flow Control Valve Using Two Way Fluid Structure Interaction”, Proceedings of ICFD12: Twelfth International Conference of Fluid Dynamics19-20 December, 2016, Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel, Cairo, EGYPT
14. El Baz, A. M., Mahmoud, N. A, Hamed, A. M and Youssef, K. M. Optimization of Two and Three Rotor Savonius Wind Turbine. Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2015: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition GT2015, June 15 – 19, 2015, Montréal, Canada. Paper No. GT2015-43988.
15. El Baz, A. M., Mahmoud, N. A, Hamed, A. M and El Kholy, A. M. Numerical Modelling of Savonius Wind Turbine With Downstream Baffle. Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2015: Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition GT2015, June 15 – 19, 2015, Montréal, Canada. Paper No. GT2015-43992.
Design of wind turbines - Fluidic Thrust vectoring - Pressure losses in valves - Gas tubines with hybrid fuels
Erasmus + WESET project:
1. Transfer knowledge and technology between experts in EU, Egyptian and Tunisian institutions in the field of Wind Engineering.
2. Strengthen the links between academic institutions and industry to produce engineers with the skills needed to support industrial growth in the wind energy sector.
3. Promoting Bologna Process standards in the in South Mediterranean region, focusing on improving employability.
The impact will be very significant at the partner countries at many levels:
The participating Egyptian universities thanks to the Wind Energy Centres created will be reference locations for Wind Engineering.
The training material created will be available following the Creative Commons licence to other academic institutions in the partner countries.
The project will foster and strengthen links to industry through the Wind Energy Centres.
Well-trained Engineers will improve the competitiveness of local industries, improving employability and the creation of spin-offs by trained entrepeneurs.
The introduction of Wind Technologies will improve the energy independence and sustainability for these countries.
Egypt-South Africa Wind energy project
Funding Agency in Egypt: STDF Project duration: 2018-2020
Project Name: Small Wind Energy System Innovations
Parner Universities: The British University in Egypt, University of Cape Town-South Africa
South Africa and Egypt have similar societal challenges around Energy. Both countries have communities in remote locations, to whom it may not be viable to provide/expand on traditional electricity infrastructure. In Egypt, the electricity demand of these regions are often met by small diesel generator plants, which are expensive to operate and which have a negative impact on the environment. Distributed generation systems based on renewable energy are more suitable for these locations. Wind energy has become increasingly popular in recent years mainly due to the cost, scale and reliability with which it delivers electricity. The afore-mentioned regions in Africa are often characterized by moderate wind speeds, which may make them uneconomical for utility-scale wind energy systems. If small wind energy systems can be adapted to low wind speed regimes, they would be well suited for dispatching to these regions in Africa. This proposal relates to the specific design of a wind turbine and a wind generator for the context described above.
This project endeavours to explore innovative designs of a wind turbine and a generator for a small wind energy system. In particular, an alternate turbine design will be explored that is more suited for low wind speed regimes that are prevalent in developing countries like South Africa and Egypt. A new turbine design with tubercles on the leading edge of the blades will be investigated for this application. A new flux switching permanent magnet machine topology will be evaluated for its suitability to the wind generator design. An integrated sizing and design approach will be used to size the wind generator for the wind turbine. Moreover, the detailed design and analysis of the wind generator will focus on optimising the generator for the alternate turbine.