Dr Asal   Bidarmaghz
Lecturer

Dr Asal Bidarmaghz

Engineering
Sch: Civil & Environmental Eng

Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Asal Bidarmaghz is a Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney since 2019. Prior to joining UNSW, Asal was working as a Research Associate at the Engineering Department, Cambridge University (2017-2019). She has also worked as a Post Doctoral Reseach Fellow at the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, the University of Melbourne (2015-2017). Asal Received her PhD in Civil Engineering (Geothermal Technologies) from the University of Melbourne in 2015. 

Research Activities:

Asal specializes in ground modelling, geo-energy systems and structures, hydro-thermal characteristics of ground and underground structures synergistically with above ground built environment. Her research concerns large-scale simulation of ground, under/above ground built environment, and uncertainty analysis of geo-energy systems, with specific emphasis on sustainable and resilient utilization of underground structures and geo-energy resources. Asal's research has led to new methods and tools for predicting the ground temperature and groundwater distributions at high resolutions in the presence of underground heat sources and sinks. 

Topics of Interest:

  • Energy geo-structures and geothermal systems, 
  • Investigating the impacts of urbanization on subsurface temperature increase at the city-scale,
  • Uncertainty analysis of large scale subsurface hydro-thermal models.
Phone
(+61 2) 9385 5942
Location
Civil Engineering Building (H20) Level 5, Room CE502 Kensington Campus

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Zhou Y; Bidarmaghz A; Makasis N; Narsilio G, 2021, 'Ground-source heat pump systems: The effects of variable trench separations and pipe configurations in horizontal ground heat exchangers', Energies, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/en14133919
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Makasis N; Fei W; Narsilio GA, 2021, 'An efficient and sustainable approach for cooling underground substations', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2021.103986
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Narsilio G; Soga K, 2021, 'Impacts of underground climate change on urban geothermal potential: Lessons learnt from a case study in London', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.146196
    Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Kreitmair MJ; Bidarmaghz A; Farr GJ; Scheidegger JM; Choudhary R, 2021, 'Impact of simplifications on numerical modelling of the shallow subsurface at city-scale and implications for shallow geothermal potential', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 791, pp. 148236 - 148236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.148236
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW; Zhong Y, 2020, 'The importance of boundary conditions on the modelling of energy retaining walls', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 120, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2019.103399
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Soga K; Terrington RL; Kessler H; Thorpe S, 2020, 'Large-scale urban underground hydro-thermal modelling – A case study of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 700, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134955
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Menberg K; Bidarmaghz A; Gregory A; Choudhary R; Girolami M, 2020, 'Multi-fidelity approach to Bayesian parameter estimation in subsurface heat and fluid transport models', Science of the Total Environment, vol. 745, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140846
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Soga K; Kessler H; Terrington RL; Thorpe S, 2019, 'Influence of geology and hydrogeology on heat rejection from residential basements in urban areas', Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, vol. 92, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tust.2019.103068
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Jensen-Page L; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2018, 'Investigation of the effect of seasonal variation in ground temperature on thermal response tests', Renewable Energy, vol. 125, pp. 609 - 619, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2017.12.095
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A, 2018, 'A machine learning approach to energy pile design', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 97, pp. 189 - 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.01.011
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA, 2018, 'Heat exchange mechanisms in energy tunnel systems', Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol. 16, pp. 83 - 95, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2018.07.004
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2018, 'Ground-source heat pump systems: The effect of variable pipe separation in ground heat exchangers', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 100, pp. 97 - 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.02.010
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2018, 'Carrier fluid temperature data in vertical ground heat exchangers with a varying pipe separation', Data in Brief, vol. 18, pp. 1466 - 1470, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2018.04.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A, 2018, 'A robust prediction model approach to energy geo-structure design', Computers and Geotechnics, vol. 104, pp. 140 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compgeo.2018.08.012
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA; Buhmann P; Moormann C; Westrich B, 2017, 'Thermal interaction between tunnel ground heat exchangers and borehole heat exchangers', Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol. 10, pp. 29 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2017.05.001
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA; Johnston IW; Colls S, 2016, 'The importance of surface air temperature fluctuations on long-term performance of vertical ground heat exchangers', Geomechanics for Energy and the Environment, vol. 6, pp. 35 - 44, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gete.2016.02.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA, 2016, 'Shallow geothermal energy: Emerging convective phenomena in permeable saturated soils', Geotechnique Letters, vol. 6, pp. 119 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jgele.15.00167
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Francisca FM; Magalí ECP, 2016, 'Geothermal energy in loess', Environmental Geotechnics, vol. 3, pp. 225 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jenge.15.00025
    Journal articles | 2012
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio G; Johnston IW, 2012, 'Numerical modelling of ground loop configurations for Direct geothermal applications', Australian Geomechanics Journal, vol. 47, pp. 15 - 20
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Kreitmair MJ; Makasis N; Bidarmaghz A; Terrington RL; Farr GJ; Scheidegger JM; Choudhary R, 2020, 'Effect of anthropogenic heat sources in the shallow subsurface at city-scale', in E3S Web of Conferences, http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/e3sconf/202020507002
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2019, 'The application of retaining walls and slabs as energy structures in underground train stations', in Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering, pp. 43 - 50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-99670-7_6
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Terrington RL; Thorpe S; Kessler H; Bidarmaghz A; Choudhary R; Yuan M; Bricker S, 2019, 'Making geology relevant for infrastructure and planning', in International Conference on Smart Infrastructure and Construction 2019, ICSIC 2019: Driving Data-Informed Decision-Making, pp. 403 - 409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/icsic.64669.403
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A, 2017, 'Optimising the design of energy piles using machine learning', in ICSMGE 2017 - 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 3455 - 3458
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA; Buhmann P; Moormann C; Westrich B, 2017, 'Numerical and experimental investigation of geothermal integration into tunnels', in ICSMGE 2017 - 19th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, pp. 3427 - 3430
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Jensen-Page L; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2016, 'Impact of the Seasonal Variations in Ground Temperature on Thermal Response Test Results', in Geotechnical Special Publication, pp. 52 - 61, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/9780784480137.006
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Buhmann P; Westrich B; Moormann C; Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio G, 2016, 'An investigation of the potential thermal energy of geothermal tunnels with focus on a case study in Stuttgart, Germany', in Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, pp. 601 - 605, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b21938-94
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio GA, 2016, 'The influence of natural convection on thermal performance of ground heat exchangers', in Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, pp. 145 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b21938-25
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Makasis N; Narsilio GA; Bidarmaghz A; Johnston IW, 2016, 'Effects of ground heat exchanger variable pipe separation in ground-source heat pump systems', in Energy Geotechnics - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Geotechnics, ICEGT 2016, pp. 155 - 162, http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b21938-27
    Theses / Dissertations | 2015
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A, 2015, 3D numerical modelling of vertical ground heat exchangers
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Narsilio GA; Francisca F; Ferrero H; Bidarmaghz A; Serrano C; Carro Perez ME; Makasis N; Delacoste E, 2015, 'Geothermal Energy in Loess: A Detailed Numerical Case Study for Cordoba', in Manzanal D; Sfriso AO (ed.), FROM FUNDAMENTALS TO APPLICATIONS IN GEOTECHNICS, IOS PRESS, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, pp. 704 - 711, presented at 15th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (PCSMGE) / 8th South American Congress on Rock Mechanics (SCRM), Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA, 15 November 2015 - 18 November 2015, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-603-3-704
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Bidarmaghz A; Narsilio G; Johnston I, 2013, 'Numerical modelling of ground heat exchangers with different ground loop configurations for direct geothermal applications', in 18th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Challenges and Innovations in Geotechnics, ICSMGE 2013, pp. 3343 - 3346
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Dr Asal Bidarmaghz
    Asal Bidarmaghz ; Narsilio G; Johnston I, 2012, 'Numerical modelling of ground loop configurations for Direct geothermalapplications', in Australian Geomechanics Journal, pp. 21 - 26

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