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Dr Ruth Mossad

Dr Ruth Mossad
Name Ruth Mossad
Position Casual Employment
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Office Z428
Location Toowoomba Campus
Qualifications BEng Cairo , MEng Cairo , PhD New Mexico SU
Languages Arabic (non accredited translator)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Applied Mathematics ( 010200 )
  • Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering ( 091305 )
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics ( 091501 )

Research interests
Designing a horizontal sand filter

Air Ventilation in Animal Housing

Designing Silos for Quality Grain

Finite Element Solution of a Simplified Model of Overland Flooding Through Strip Cropped Fields.

Numerical Investigation of the thermal efficiency of different designs of display refrigeration doors

Optimization of the performance of Flat Plate Solar Collectors

Evaporation of ring tanks.

Professional memberships
Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust).
Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers.

Currently teaching courses/programs
MEC2106 Introduction to Thermo-Fluids
MEC4103 Heat Transfer
MEC3904 Mechanical Practice 4.
ENG3902 Professional Practice 1
ENG4902 Professional Practice 2
ENG4104 Engineering Problem Solving Simulations

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
21 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
5 Years

Research most recent
1. Mossad , R. and AL-Khaffajy, M. "Investigating two configurations of a heat exchanger in an Indirect Heating Integrated Collector Storage Solar Water Heating System (IHICSSWHS)". Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal, 10. ISSN 2172-038X, 2012.

2. Marwaan Al-Khaffajy and Ruth Mossad “Optimization of the air gap spacing in a solar water heater system with double glass cover”, has been presented at the 9th Australasian heat and mass transfer conference November 2 - 4, 2011 at Monash University (Clayton Campus) Melbourne Victoria Australia.

3. Mossad, R.R., “Numerical predictions of air temperature and velocity distribution to assist in the design of free ventilation piggery”, the Agricultural Engineering edition of the Australian Journal of Multidisciplinary Engineering (AJMDE), published by Engineers media, Vol 8, n2, pp 181-187, 2011.

Research most notable
Mossad, R.R, “Minimizing Energy Usage in Refrigerated Food Cabinets in Supermarkets”, an invited contribution to the Encyclopaedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, by Taylor & Francis Books, Published online: 21 Oct 2011.

Ruth Mossad, USQ and Hal Aral, CSIRO Minerals "Numerical Modelling of Horizontal Flow in a Porous Sand Media" “American journal of engineering and applied science”, 2(3) pp 286-292, 2010.

Ruth Mossad , Cooling Towers an invited contribution to the Encyclopaedia of Energy Engineering and Technology; September 2007; Volume 1 No. 1 Page 246, Taylor & Francis Books.

Mossad, R.R, Numerical Simulation to Optimize the Design of Double Glazed Doors for Closed Refrigerated Vertical Display Cabinets, published in the IHTC-13: The International Heat Transfer Conference which held in Sydney 13-18 August, 2006.

Mossad, R.R., Finite Element Solution of non-steady Incompressible Viscous Flow Between Two Rotating Concentric Spheres, Computers and Fluids, Vol. 22 No. 6, pp 697-711, 1993.

Publications in ePrints

Alkaisi, Ahmed and Mossad, Ruth and Sharifian-Barforoush, Ahmad (2017) A review of the water desalination systems integrated with renewable energy. Energy Procedia, 110. pp. 268-274.

Koech, Richard and Mossad, Ruth and Smith, Rod and Gillies, Malcolm (2015) CFD study of the hydraulic performance of large-diameter gated fluming. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 141 (2). pp. 1-7. ISSN 0733-9437

Mossad, Ruth and Deo, Ravinesh C. (2015) Numerical modelling of the velocity field of a plane jet flow at moderate jet exit Reynolds numbers. In: 11th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, 7-9 Dec 2015, Melbourne, Australia.

Mossad, Ruth and AL-Khaffajy, Marwaan (2013) Investigating two configurations of a heat exchanger in an indirect heating integrated collector storage solar water heating system. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 7 (1). pp. 66-73. ISSN 1934-8975

Mossad, Ruth and Aral, Hal (2013) Numerical prediction of the performance of horizontal sand filters as the pitch of the spiral protrusion changes. Water Science and Technology, 67 (10). pp. 2249-2256. ISSN 0273-1223

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Approved research supervisor in the area of:

  • Energy Generation, Conversion and Storage Engineering ( 091305 )
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics ( 091501 )