Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef

Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef

Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef

 B.Eng. (Hons)(Melit.), Ph.D. (TUDelft, Melit.)

Lecturer

Room 201
Built Environment Building
University of Malta
Msida
  +356 2340 2870
Dr Ing. Daniel Micallef is an academic at the University of Malta forming part of the department of Environmental Design at the Faculty for the Built Environment. He is also an associate member of the Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Malta. Daniel graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2008 with first class honours. He started his professional career in the public sector with the Malta Resources Authority as an energy analyst. During this time he started pursuing a career in academia. He read for a joint PhD with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (where he formed part of the DUWIND wind energy research group) and the University of Malta. His research focused on furthering the understanding of wind turbine flow phenomena close to the tip. He was awarded his PhD in 2012. During the final year of his PhD, Daniel also worked as a project officer at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Malta where he developed analysis tools and contributed in the design of an urban wind turbine being developed by industry. He continued his post-doctoral research experience on the HILDA FP7 project. Daniel published in high quality peer reviewed journals and conferences worldwide. His current major interests are in the fields of wind energy, wind engineering and building physics and particularly the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in these fields. Apart from his research activities, he lectures in both undergraduate and masters courses. He is currently the president of the Chamber of Engineers (a voluntary organisation).
  • Wind energy
  • Wind engineering
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Building Physics

BIANCO, A., BUHAGIAR, V. and MICALLEF, D., 2018. A microclimate study of a free-running historic building through Computational Fluid Dynamics, PLEA 2018 Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit 2018.

MANZ, H., MICALLEF, D., BORG, S.P. and BUHAGIAR, V., 2018. A parametric building energy simulation case study on the potential and limitations of passive design in the Mediterranean climate of Malta. Sustainable Buildings, EDP Sciences, 4(3),.

MICALLEF, D., VAN BUSSEL, G., 2018. A review of urban wind energy research: aerodynamics and other challenges. Energies, 11(9), pp. 2204.

MICALLEF, D., BOUNAUDET, D., FARRUGIA, R.N., BORG, S.P., BUHAGIAR, V. and SANT, T., 2018. Characterisation of Wind-Driven Ventilation in Complex Terrain Conditions, WASET - International Journal of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Vol:12, No:3, 2018 2018.

MICALLEF, D. and SANT, T., 2018. Rotor aerodynamics in sheared inflow: An analysis of out-of-plane bending moments. IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series, 1037(022027),.

RAHIMI, H., SCHEPERS, J.G., SHEN W.Z., RAMOS GARCÍA N., SCHNEIDER, M.S., MICALLEFF, D., SIMAO FERREIRA, C.J., JOST, E., KLEIN, L. and HERRÁEZ, I., 2018. Evaluation of different methods for determining the angle of attack on wind turbine blades with CFD results under axial inflow conditions. Renewable Energy, 125, pp. 866.

SCHEMBRI M., M.D., 2018. The Effectiveness of Vernacular Stack Ventilation with Applications in Modern and Retrofitted Buildings, Engineering Sustainility & Sustainable Energy 2018 (ESSE ’18) Conference 2018.

HARRAEZ, I., MICALLEF, D. and VAN KUIK, G., 2017. Influence of the conservative rotor loads on the near wake of a wind turbine. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 854(1), pp. 1-10.

FARRUGIA, R., SANT, T. and MICALLEF, D., 2016. A study on the aerodynamics of a floating wind turbine rotor. Renewable Energy, 86, pp. 770-784.

MICALLEF, D.,BUHAGIAR, V.,BORG,S.P, 2016. Cross ventilation of a room in a courtyard building. Energy and Buildings, 133, pp. 658.

MICALLEF, D.,SANT, T., 2016. The influence of a cubic building on a roof mounted wind turbine. Journal of Physics: Conference series - The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2016, 753(022044), pp. 1-10.

SANT, T., DEL CAMPO, V., MICALLEF, D. and FERREIRA, C.S., 2016. Evaluation of the lifting line vortex model approximation for estimating the local blade flow fields in horizontal-axis wind turbines. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 8(023302),.

CAMILLERI, D., MICALLEF, D. and MOLLICONE, P., 2015. Thermal Stresses and Distortion Developed in Mild Steel DH36 Friction Stir-Welded Plates: An Experimental and Numerical Assessment. Journal of Thermal Stresses, 38(5), pp. 485-508.

HARRAEZ, I., MICALLEF, D., VAN KUIK, G. and PEINKE, J., 2015. Enhanced Actuator Line Simulation of a Wind Turbine by including the Conservative Load at the Blade Tip.

MICALLEF, D., BUHAGIAR, V. and BORG, S.P., 2015. The influence of Photovoltaics on Roof Thermal Performance - An analysis of Convective Heat Transfer Coefficients, PLEA 2015 - Architecture in Revolution 2015.

MICALLEF, D., BUHAGIAR, V. and BORG, S.P., 2015. A preliminary computational study of roof convective thermal resistance in the presence of photovoltaic panels. Sustainable Energy 2015: The ISE annual conference 2015.

MICALLEF, D., CAMILLERI, D., TOUMPIS, A., GALLOWAY, A. and ARBAOUI, L., 2015. Local Heat Generation and Material Flow in Friction Stir Welding of Mild Steel Assemblies. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part L: Journal of Materials Design and Applications, 0(0), pp. 1-17.

MICALLEF, D. and SANT, T., 2015. Loading effects on floating offshore horizontal axis wind turbines in surge motion. Renewable Energy, 83, pp. 737-748.

MICALLEF, D., FERREIRA, C.S., SANT, T. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2015. Experimental and numerical investigation of tip vortex generation and evolution on horizontal axis wind turbines. Wind Energy, , pp. n/a-n/a.

AKAY, B., MICALLEF, D., FERREIRA, C.S. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2014. Effects of geometry and tip speed ratio on the HAWT blade's root flow. Journal of Physics: Conference series - The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2012, 555, pp. 1.

DEL CAMPO, V., RAGNI, D., MICALLEF, D., FERREIRA, C.S. and DIEZ, F.J., 2014. Estimation of Loads on a HAWT operating in Yawed Flow Conditions. Wind energy journal, .

MICALLEF, D., AKAY, B., FERREIRA, C.S., SANT, T. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2014. The origins of a wind turbine tip vortex. Journal of Physics: Conference series - The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2012, 555, pp. 1-13.

MICALLEF, D., FARRUGIA, R., SANT, T. and MOLLICONE, P., 2014. An aerodynamic study for flexed blades for VAWT applications. Journal of Physics: Conference series - The Science of Making Torque from Wind 2012, 555, pp. 1.

SANT, T., BONNICI, D., FARRUGIA, R. and MICALLEF, D., 2014. Measurements and modelling of the power performance of a model floating wind turbine under controlled conditions. Wind energy journal, .

SANT, T., DEL CAMPO, V., MICALLEF, D. and FERREIRA, C.S., 2014. Assesment of the lifting line approximation for wind turbine blade modelling, EWEA 2014 2014.

TOUMPIS, A., GALLOWAY, A., CATER, S., MICALLEF, D., CAMILLERI, D., POLETZ, N. and ARBAOUI, L., 2014. Advances in Friction Stir Welding of Steel - Project HILDA, Transport research arena (TRA) 2014 2014.

VAN KUIK, G., MICALLEF, D., HARRAEZ, I. and RAGNI, D., 2014. On the tip vortex moving inboard before wake expansion drives it outboard.

VAN KUIK, G., MICALLEF, D., HARRAEZ, I., VAN ZUIJLEN, H. and RAGNI, D., 2014. The role of conservative forces in rotor aerodynamics. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, (750), pp. 284-315.

DEL CAMPO, V., MICALLEF, D., RAGNI, D., AKAY, B., DIEZ, F.J. and FERREIRA, C.S., 2013. Non intrusive 3D load calculation during yaw conditions, EWEA 2013 2013.

DEL CAMPO, V., RAGNI, D., MICALLEF, D., AKAY, B., DIEZ, F.J. and FERREIRA, C.S., 2013. 3D load estimation on a horizontal axis wind turbine using SPIV. Wind energy journal, .

MICALLEF, D., CAMILLERI, D. and MOLLICONE, P., 2013. Simplified Thermo-elastoplastic numerical modelling techniques applied to FSW of mild steel, Proceedings of the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IDETC/CIE 2013 2013.

MICALLEF, D., VAN BUSSEL, G., FERREIRA, C.S. and SANT, T., 2013. An investigation of radial velocities for a horizontal axis wind turbine in axial and yawed flows. Wind energy journal, 16(4), pp. 529-544.

DEL CAMPO, V., RAGNI, D., MICALLEF, D., DIEZ, F.J. and FERREIRA, C.S., 2012. 3D aerodynamic Load Calculation on a HAWT using PIV, EUROMECH Colloquium 528 2012.

MICALLEF, D., 2012. 3D flows near a HAWT rotor : A dissection of blade and wake contributions, TUDelft.

MICALLEF, D., AKAY, B., SANT, T., FERREIRA, C.S. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2012. Body and wake influences on the 3D flow close to a HAWT rotor, EUROMECH Colloquium 528 2012.

MICALLEF, D., MOLLICONE, P., SANT, T., URSO, A., XUEREB, R. and GALEA, A., 2012. Preliminary studies on an innovative vertical axis wind turbine concept: SATVAWT, Sustainable energy 2012: The ISE annual conference  2012.

AKAY, B., MICALLEF, D., FERREIRA, C.S. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2011. Stereo PIV Experiments on Horizontal Axis Wind turbine rotor model, 46th Symposium of Applied Aerodynamics 2011.

BONNICI, D., AGIUS, S., SANT, T. and MICALLEF, D., 2011. Motion and Performance Analysis of An Experimental Model Floating Wind Turbine, EWEA Offshore 2011 2011.

MICALLEF, D., AKAY, B., SANT, T., FERREIRA, C.S. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2011. Experimental and numerical study of radial flow and its contribution to wake development of a HAWT, EWEA 2011 2011.

MICALLEF, D., FERREIRA, C.S., SANT, T. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2011. The relevance of spanwise flows for yawed horizontal-axis wind turbines, 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering (ICWE) 2011.

MICALLEF, D., FERREIRA, C., SANT, T. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2010. An Analytical Model of Wake Deflection Due to Shear Flow, Third conference of The Science of making Torque from Wind - Torque 2010 2010.

MICALLEF, D., KLOOSTERMAN, M., FERREIRA, C., SANT, T. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2010. Validating BEM, Direct and Inverse Free Wake Models with the MEXICO Experiment, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences 2010.

MICALLEF, D. and MICALLEF, C., 2010. Mathematical Model of a Vapour Absorption Refrigeration Unit. International Journal of Simulations Modelling (IJSIMM), Vol. 9(2), pp. 86.

SCHRECK, S., SANT, T. and MICALLEF, D., 2010. Rotational Augmentation Disparities in the UAE Phase VI and MEXICO Experiments, Third conference of The Science of making Torque from Wind - Torque 2010.

MICALLEF, D., FERREIRA, C., SANT, T. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2009. Wake Skew Angle Variation with Rotor Thrust for Wind Turbines in Yaw Based on the MEXICO Experiment, 5th PhD Seminar on Wind Energy in Europe, proceedings 2009.

MICALLEF, D., KLOOSTERMAN, M., FERREIRA, C., SANT, T. and VAN BUSSEL, G., 2009. Comparison and validation of BEM and free wake unsteady panel model with the MEXICO rotor experiment, Euromech, Colloquium 508:Wind turbine wakes proceedings 2009.

MICALLEF, D. and MICALLEF, C., 2009. Thermal Analysis of a Vapour Absorption Refrigeration Unit, 11th UK Heat Transfer Conference Proceedings 2009.

  • CVE1631 - Mathematics for Architects and Engineers
  • CVE2631 - Further Mathematics for Architects and Engineers
  • EVD1503 - Introduction to Building Physics
  • EVD5502 - Advanced Architectural Science 2
  • ISE2020 - Net Zero Energy Building Strategies
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