Portrait of Dr Belachew Tesfa Dr Belachew Tesfa

b.c.tesfa@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473677



Biography

Currently Dr Tesfa is a research fellow in the Centre for Performance and Efficiency Engineering.  Dr Tesfa attained a first class honours BSc in Chemical Engineering and MSc in Mechanical Engineering in 2001 and 2006 respectively from Addis Ababa University. Dr Tesfa then went on to work for leather industry and environmental institute. In September 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Chevening scholarship to attain his MEng in Environmental Engineering & Project Management at Leeds University. In 2008 he was awarded a fee waiver scholarship from the University of Huddersfield to continue his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Dr Tesfa was awarded a PhD in 2011 from the University of Huddersfield in the research area of CI Engine Performance and Emission Characteristics fuelled with Biodiesel.

Dr Tesfa has carried out successfully range of projects which have sponsored by Yorkshire forward, Network Rail and TSB.  He is supervising PhD students in areas of suspension condition monitoring, emission modelling, alternative fuels and emission reduction.

Dr Tesfa has published more than 25 papers in international conference proceedings and prestigious journals such as Energy, Renewable Energy, Energy Conversation and Managements and Measurement Science and Technology. He is also a reviewer for the Energy Conversion and Management Journal, Journal of Energy, Journal of Fuel, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Research, Chemical Engineering Journal, the Asia Science Journal, Sustainable Energy Journal, The Power Modelling and Control (PMC) proceedings and the International Journal of Sustainable Energy.  Dr Tesfa is a member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and he is a charted engineer (CEng).

Research & Scholarship

Dr Tesfa is currently actively working on alternative fuel, energy saving, emission reduction techniques, emission models and condition monitoring system of car tire and suspension.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2014

Tesfa, B., Gu, F., Mishra, R. and Ball, A. (2014) ‘Emission Characteristics of a CI Engine Running with a Range of Biodiesel FeedstocksEnergies , 7 (1), pp. 334-350. ISSN ISSN 1996-1073

2013

Tesfa, B (2013) Benefit of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Project (GERDP) for Sudan and Egypt Online: EIPSA Communicating Article: Energy, Water, Environment & Economic

Hamed, M., Tesfa, B., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2013) ‘A study of the influence of vehicle tyre pressure on suspension system response using a full car model’. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2013 : CEARC'13. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 7-12. ISBN 9781862181212

Tesfa, B., Gu, F., Mishra, R. and Ball, A. (2013) ‘Emission Characteristics of CI Engine Running with Biodiesel’. In: World Congress on Petrochemistry and Chemical Engineering, 18th - 20th November 2013, San Antonio, Texas, USA

Hamed, M., Tesfa, B., Aliwan, M., Li, G., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2013) ‘The Influence of Vehicle Tyres Pressure on the Suspension System Response by Applying the Time-Frequency Approach’. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC) 2013: Future Energy and Automation. London, UK: Brunel University. . ISBN 978-1908549082

Tesfa, B., Gu, F., Mishra, R. and Ball, A. (2013) ‘LHV Predication Models and LHV Effect on the Performance of CI Engine Running with Biodiesel BlendsEnergy Conversion and Management , 71, pp. 217-226. ISSN 0196-8904

Zhen, D., Wang, T., Gu, F., Tesfa, B. and Ball, A. (2013) ‘Acoustic measurements for the combustion diagnosis of diesel engines fuelled with biodieselsMeasurement Science and Technology , 24 (5), p. 055005. ISSN 0957-0233

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2013) ‘Combustion and Performance Characteristics of CI Engine Running with BiodieselEnergy , 51 (1), pp. 101-115. ISSN 0360-5442

2012

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Asim, T. and Pradhan, S. (2012) ‘Drill Bit Performance Investigation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics’. In: Proceedings of the Thirty Ninth 39th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, 13th - 15th December 2012, SVNIT Surat, Gujarat, India , p. 10

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Asim, T. and Pradhan, S. (2012) ‘Drill Bit Performance Investigation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics’. In: 39th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, 13-15 December 2012, Surat, India

Tesfa, B., Gu, F., Mishra, R. and Ball, A. (2012) ‘Performance of CI Engines Fuelled with Biodiesel Blends during Transient Operations’. In: Powertrain Modelling and Control Testing, Mapping and Calibration, 4th -6th September 2012, University of Bradford

Tesfa, B., Horler, G., Al Thobiani, F., Gu, F. and Andrew, b. (2012) ‘A clamping force measurement system for monitoring the condition of bolted joints on railway track joints and points Journal of Physics: Conference Series , 364 (1), p. 012021. ISSN 1742-6596

Tesfa, B., Horler, G., Al Thobiani, F., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2012) ‘A clamping force measurement system for monitoring the condition of bolted joints on railway track joints and pointsJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 364, p. 012021. ISSN 1742-6596

Zhen, D., Tesfa, B., Yuan, X., Wang, R., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2012) ‘An investigation of the acoustic characteristics of a compression ignition engine operating with biodiesel blendsJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 364, p. 012015. ISSN 1742-6596

Raharjo, P., Tesfa, B., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2012) ‘A Comparative Study of the Monitoring of a Self Aligning Spherical Journal using Surface Vibration, Airborne Sound and Acoustic EmissionJournal of Physics: Conference Series , 364, p. 012035. ISSN 1742-6596

Tesfa, B., Gu, F., Anyakwo, A., Al Thobiani, F. and Ball, A. (2012) ‘Prediction of metal pm emission in rail tracks for condition monitoring application ’. In: Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing (RCM 2011), 5th IET Conference on. London: IET. pp. 1-6.

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2012) ‘Water Injection Effects on the Performance and Emission Characteristics of a CI Engine Operating with BiodieselRenewable Energy , 37 (1), pp. 333-344. ISSN 0960-1481

2011

Tesfa, B., Gu, F., Anyakwo, A., Al Thobiani, F. and Ball, A. (2011) ‘Prediction of metal pm emission in rail tracks for condition monitoring application’. In: RCM 2011: The 5th IET conference on Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing, 29-30 Nov 2011, Derby, UK , pp. 1-6

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Zhang, C., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2011) ‘NOx Prediction Based on Cylinder Pressure Measurement for Engine Emission Monitoring ’. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Engineering Management. Norway: COMADEM. p. 212. ISBN 0954130723

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Zhang, C., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2011) ‘NOx Prediction Based on Cylinder Pressure Measurement for Engine Emission Monitoring’. In: Proceedings of the 24th International Congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Engineering Management (COMADEM 2011). : COMADEM. pp. 1330-1340. ISBN 0954130723

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2011) ‘Combustion Characteristics of CI Engine Running with Biodiesel Blends’. In: International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ'11), 13-15 April 2011, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain , pp. 1-8

2010

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Powles, N. (2010) ‘Prediction Models for Density and Viscosity of Biodiesel and their Effects on Fuel Supply System in CI EnginesRenewable Energy , 35 (12), pp. 2752-2760. ISSN 0960-1481

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R. and Gu, F. (2010) ‘Behavior of a CI Engine Running by Biodiesel under Transient Conditions ’. In: General Emisions . Michigan, USA: SAE International. .

2009

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R. and Gu, F. (2009) ‘Performance of Compression Ignition (CI) Engine Running on Biodiesel during Transient Condition’. In: Thirty Sixth National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, 17- 19 December 2009, Pune, India , pp. 1-10

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2009) ‘Predicting specific gravity and viscosity of biodiesel fuels’. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2009: CEARC’09. Huddersfield: University of Huddersfield. pp. 38-44. ISBN 9781862180857

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2009) ‘Transient process modeling for condition monitoring of compression ignition (CI) engine’. In: Proceedings of the 12th EAEC European Automotive Congress 2009. : European Automotive Congress . . ISBN 9788096924387

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Ball, A. (2009) ‘Condition Monitoring of CI engine running on Biodiesel using Transient ProcessKey Engineering Materials , 413-14, pp. 495-503. ISSN 1013-9826

Tesfa, B., Mishra, R., Gu, F. and Fieldhouse, J. (2009) ‘Investigation Of Transient Characteristics For Performance Improvement And Health Monitoring For a CI Engine Running Biodiesel’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield

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