Dr Abbas Kazemi Amiri

Research Associate

Electronic and Electrical Engineering


Personal statement

Abbas is currently a Research Associate in the Wind Energy and Control Centre (WECC), EEE, University of Strathclyde. He obtained his BSc in Civil Enginnering and a Master's degree in Structural Engineering from University of Mazandaran, Babol Noshirvani University, Iran. He spent one year as pre-doc researcher in the Centre for Mechanics and Structural Dynamics (currenltly, Forschungsbereich Strukturdynamik und Risikobewertung von Tragwerken), at Vienna University of Technology, TUWien, Austria. He was awarded a PhD in Structural Dynamics and Wind Engineering as part of Vienna Doctoral Programme on Water Resource System, Research Cluster of Structural Mechanics, TUWien, and continued working there as a post-doctoral researcher one more year.

He has an ample experience of cross-disciplinary research activities since the time of his PhD. Abbas has the experience of research within extensive areas, such as seismic performance analysis of building structures, bridge wind vibration mitigation, wind load identification, vibration testing and operational modal analysis as well as fatigue damage and residual life predication. Abbas has been awarded several grants, including a four-year PhD full fund and PhD abroad research fund, both granted by Austrian Science Fund (FWF), being a visiting scholar in wind engineering and energy centres at Ruhr University of Bochum, Germany and Kyoto University, Japan. Abbas has also been awarded several conference grants and awards such as WindEurope exhibition and conference poster award, Bilbao, Spain, 2019.

Abbas joined Strathclyde's WECC in January 2018. In Wind Energy System applications, he specialises in Mechanics and Dynamics of Structural and Mechanical Systems, across a wide range of topics. His research interests include wind turbine lifetime extension, light-weighting and structural optimisation of direct-drive generator systems (also with application to aerospace electrical machine structures), dynamic improvement of wind turbine drivetrains, testing and modelling methods for blades damping, analysis of offshore support structures and rotary airborne wind systems. He is a UK BSI representative in the IEC-TC88 task for publication of IEC 61400-28 standard. He currently collaborates on a number of national and EU projects with different leading industry and university partners such as FEMM Hub, UK and X-Rotor, EU H2020. He is also the CoI of a number of ongoing research and knowledge exchange partnership, including TIC LCPE projects with SPR and SSE, and also a KTP project with Natural Power. Abbas supervises PhD and research projects as part of WECC's WAMESS CDT.

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Controller design for the X-Rotor offshore wind turbine concept
Recalde-Camacho L, Leithead W, Morgan L, Kazemi Amiri A
Journal of Physics: Conference Series Vol 2767 (2024)
Development of a test rig for improved estimation of structural damping of wind turbine composite materials
Brough Euan, Nash David, Kazemi Amiri Abbas Mehrad, Couturier Philippe, Reis Vitor Luiz
Proceedings of ASME 2023 Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, SSDM 2023 ASME 2023 Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference Proceedings of ASME 2023 Aerospace Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, SSDM 2023 (2023)
A tensile rotary airborne wind energy system - modelling, analysis and improved design
Tulloch Oliver, Yue Hong, Kazemi Amiri Abbas Mehrad, Read Roderick
Energies Vol 16 (2023)
A manufacturing driven design methodology to lightweighting of the structural elements of a permanent magnet electrical machine rotor
Miscandlon Jill, Kazemi-Amiri Abbas, Forrest Stephen J, Chen Xiao, Harper Daniel, McDonald Alasdair, Jewell Geraint Wyn
IEEE Access Vol 10, pp. 117449-117468 (2022)
Design analysis of a rotary airborne wind energy system
Tulloch Oliver, Yue Hong, Kazemi Amiri Abbas, Read Rod
9th Airborne Wind Energy Conference (2022)
A straightforward approach to site-wide assessment of wind turbine tower lifetime extension potential
Grieve Nicola, Kazemi Amiri Abbas Mehrad, Leithead William E
Energies Vol 15 (2022)

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Professional Activities

IEC TC88-PT 61400-28 (Event)

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Technology White Paper
Kazemi Amiri, Abbas (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2022
Review and Assessment of Novel Drivetrain Device
Campos-Gaona, David (Principal Investigator) Kazemi Amiri, Abbas (Co-investigator) Stock, Adam (Co-investigator)
31-Jan-2022 - 19-Jan-2022
KTP - Natural Power. Develop a wind turbine generator (WTG) monitoring solution for novel control and extended life operations.
Stock, Adam (Principal Investigator) Kazemi Amiri, Abbas (Co-investigator) Leithead, Bill (Co-investigator)
16-Jan-2020 - 15-Jan-2022
Future electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub (EPSRC Manufacturing Research Hub)
Kazemi Amiri, Abbas (Researcher) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator) Miscandlon, Jill (Researcher)
REMS EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures | Stirling, James
Hart, Edward John (Principal Investigator) Kazemi Amiri, Abbas (Co-investigator) Stirling, James (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2017 - 13-Jan-2023
X-Rotor Offshore Wind Turbine - EPSRC Feasibility Studies in Energy Research 2017
Leithead, Bill (Principal Investigator) Anaya-Lara, Olimpo (Co-investigator) Carroll, James (Research Co-investigator) Kazemi Amiri, Abbas (Researcher)
This novel wind turbine, known as the X-Rotor, is a multi-megawatt wind turbine concept aimed at large-scale offshore commercial deployment. Early analyses have suggested that the X-Rotor has the potential to reduce offshore wind turbine capital costs by up to 20%, OM costs by up to 40% and also offer savings in wind farm balance of plant costs. The novel X-Rotor concept was an awardee of the Royal Academy of Engineering ERA Award in 2016. Further analysis must be completed on aerodynamic, structural and control aspects of the X-Rotor design to determine if it is feasible for adoption and full development by an existing or new offshore wind turbine manufacturer. OM cost modelling must also be completed to confirm the significant offshore OM savings.
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2018

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Dr Abbas Kazemi Amiri
Research Associate
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: abbas.kazemi-amiri@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted