Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Enclosure fire dynamics
  • Pyrolysis modelling
  • Fire detection and suppression
  • Fire risk analysis

Available to supervise research students

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About Khalid Moinuddin

Khalid is a Professor at Victoria University's Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC).

Khalid started his academic career at Victoria University in June, 2003, while completing his PhD thesis at the University of Melbourne.

Within the Fire Research Group of ISILC, he is currently involved in several computational and experimental research projects in the area of combustion, flame growth and propagation, turbulent fluid motion, tunnel fire and fire risk analysis. He created a new paradigm by widening CESARE's research spectrum from applied only to fundamental.

Today his fundamental research works include simulation of gasification of solid fuels and combustion of the gaseous form, turbulent fluid motion using various large eddy simulation (LES) based models, evaporation of the sprinkler/water mist droplets etc and contribution to the development of physics-based simulation/ numerical tools.

In the last few years, Khalid has developed two major streams of research at Victoria University:

  • development and application of a three-dimensional physics-based wildfire model which resulted in five external research grants generating over $1.4M external research income, one PhD completion and five current HDR projects
  • fire safety engineering in naval applications which resulted in three external research grants generating $360K external research income and one PhD completion.

Khalid was also the Course Coordinator of Victoria University’s Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering courses from 2008-2017, which constitute only one of the two suites of courses of this kind delivered in Australia. He led a course review in modernising Fire Safety Engineering Curriculum and Teaching Practices, introducing new units/topics to bridge identified gaps and facilitate graduates to gain the required professional certification.

Qualifications

  • PhD, The University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Graduate Diploma in Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering, Victoria University, Australia, 2007
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), National University of Science and Technology, Pakistan, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science (Pass), University of Chittagong, Bangladesh, 1991

Key publications

Year Citation
2021 Tan, S., Weinert, D., Joseph, P., & Moinuddin, K. (210302). Sensitivity and uncertainty analyses of human and organizational risks in fire safety systems for high-rise residential buildings with probabilistic t-h-o-risk methodology. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(6),

doi: 10.3390/app11062590

2021 Depetro, A., Gamble, G., & Moinuddin, K. (210302). Fire safety risk analysis of conventional submarines. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(6),

doi: 10.3390/app11062631

2021 Ghiji, M., Edmonds, S., & Moinuddin, K. (210201). A review of experimental and numerical studies of lithium ion battery fires. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 11(3), (1-29).

doi: 10.3390/app11031247

2021 Mahmud, H. MI., Mandal, A., Nag, S., & Moinuddin, K. AM. (210101). Performance of fire protective coatings on structural steel member exposed to high temperature. Journal of Structural Fire Engineering,

doi: 10.1108/JSFE-07-2020-0025

2021 Sutherland, D., Sharples, J. J., Mell, W., & Moinuddin, K. AM. (210101). A response to comments of Cruz et al. on: 'Simulation study of grass fire using a physics-based model: Striving towards numerical rigour and the effect of grass height on the rate of spread'. International Journal of Wildland Fire,

doi: 10.1071/WF20091

2020 Tan, S., Weinert, D., Joseph, P., & Moinuddin, K. (201202). Impact of technical, human, and organizational risks on reliability of fire safety systems in high-rise residential buildingsapplications of an integrated probabilistic risk assessment model. Applied Sciences (Switzerland), 10(24), (1-31).

doi: 10.3390/app10248918

2020 Sutherland, D., Sharples, J. J., & Moinuddin, K. AM. (201201). A response to comments of Cruz et al. on: 'The effect of ignition protocol on the spread rate of grass fires'. International Journal of Wildland Fire, 29(12), (1139-1141).

doi: 10.1071/WF20046

2020 Ghiji, M., Novozhilov, V., Moinuddin, K., Joseph, P., Burch, I., Suendermann, B., & Gamble, G. (201001). A review of lithium-ion battery fire suppression. Energies, 13(19),

doi: 10.3390/en13195117

2020 Moinuddin, K. AM., & Sutherland, D. (200901). Modelling of tree fires and fires transitioning from the forest floor to the canopy with a physics-based model. Mathematics and Computers in Simulation, 175 (81-95).

doi: 10.1016/j.matcom.2019.05.018

2020 Moinuddin, K., Razzaque, Q. S., & Thomas, A. (200901). Numerical simulation of coupled pyrolysis and combustion reactions with directly measured fire properties. Polymers, 12(9),

doi: 10.3390/POLYM12092075

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Future Data Collection Strategy
From: Australian Building Codes Board
For period: 2020-2020
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

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Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
10 PhD Principal Supervisor supervisor
1 PhD Associate supervisor
2 Masters by Research Principal Supervisor supervisor
1 Master of Research Practice Principal Supervisor supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (10) Principal Supervisor supervisor
PhD (1) Associate supervisor
Masters by Research (2) Principal Supervisor supervisor
Master of Research Practice (1) Principal Supervisor supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Teaching responsibilities

  • Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluids Dynamics and Fire Modelling
  • Fluid Dynamics and Enclosure Fire Dynamics
  • Fire Initiation and Development.

Coordination

Unit Convenor (2019)

VQB5771 Fire Safety Engineering Application

VQB5773 Industrial Experience on Fire Safety

VQT6061 Building Fire Research A

VQB6062 Building Fire Research B

 

Keynote and invited speeches

Year Title/Description
2018

FIRE SAFETY ENGINEERING AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

4th International Conference on Civil Engineering for Sustainable Development (ICCESD 2018), 9~11 February 2018, Khulna, Bangladesh. Invited by Khulna University of Engineering and Technology, Khulna, Bangladesh

2019

Reliability of Fire Sprinkler System

16th International Fire & Safety Expo, 24-26 April 2019, Daegu, South Korea Invited by Korea Fire Institute