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Ahmed C Megri

Associate Professor

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College
College of Engineering

Department
Civil Architect & Environ Engineer

Contact
McNair Hall 454
Education
OtherArchitectural Engineering / Constantine University - Civil Engineering Institute
M.S.Heat Transfer / INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences)
Ph.D.Thermal Engineering / INSA (National Institute of Applied Sciences)
OtherEngineering Sciences / University of Pierre and Marie Curie

Bio

Dr. Ahmed Cherif Megri, tenured Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering (AE). He teaches capstone, lighting, electrical, HVAC & energy design courses. He is ABET Coordinator for the AE Program. His research areas include airflow, energy and zonal modeling, and artificial intelligence modeling using the support vector machine learning approach. Dr. Megri holds a Ph.D. degree from INSA at Lyon (France) in the area of Thermal Engineering and an ”Accreditation for Supervising Research" called Habilitation (HDR) degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University - Paris VI, Sorbonne Universities (2011) in the area of Engineering Sciences. Prior to his actual position, he was the Director of the AE Program at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). He played a major role in the development of the current architectural engineering undergraduate and master’s programs at IIT. During his stay at IIT, he taught thermal and fluids engineering (thermodynamics, heat transfer, & fluid mechanics),

Research Interests

Areas of Interests (projects funded by DOE, DOD, EPA, and ASHRAE): - Integration Zonal Models/Building Energy Simulation Models, - Zero Net Energy (ZNE) building, - Airflow in Multizone Buildings & Smoke Control, - Thermal Comfort & IAQ, - Integrating Renewable Energy Systems in Buildings, - Energy, HVAC, Plumbing & Fire Protection Systems, - Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD), - BIM & REVIT: Electrical/Lighting Design Systems & MEP, - Data Mining and Machine Learning: Support Vector Machine tools, - Engineering Education Research, - Ontology Development, Big Data, - 3D-printing and Advanced Manufacturing.

Recent Publications

  • Ahmed Megri (AC 2014-10696: TRNSYS as an Education Tool to Predict Indoor Environment Temperature for Undergraduate Students).
  • MarkE Snyder, Ahmed Megri (A NEW SKYLIGHT DESIGN FOR DAY AND NIGHT ILLUMINATION OF A LARGE VOLUME ROOM).
  • Ahmed Megri (ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM: INTEGRATION OF ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING).
  • Ahmed Megri (ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM: INTEGRATION OF ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING). 22, pp. 1. age.
  • G Achard, HI Al-Abdul Wahhab, IA Al-Dubabe, MF Ali, AA Al-Rawas, NE Altas, IM Asi, L Bellia, E Ben Hagan, V Betta, others (BUILDING AND ENVIRONMENT-VOLUME 33).
  • AC Megri, G Krauss, F Allard (Coupling ventilation network and HVAC systems with multizone infiltration models. Modelisation de reseaux de distribution d’air couples a des batiments multizones.).
  • AC Megri, F Haghighat, P Fazio, G Achard (Energy savings of off-hour accelerated ventilation in office buildings.).
  • AC Megri, G Achard, F Allard, M Karroum (Evaluation of ventilation systems from an air flow and air quality point of view.).
  • F Allard, P Depecker, G Krauss, F Amara, Ahmed Megri (IEA Annex 23: Multizone air flow and pollutant transport modelling. CETHIL’s contribution to Annex 23.).
  • Ahmed Megri (IJV Volume 6 No 2 Sept 2007 Abstracts).
  • F Amara, P Depecker, G Guarracino, Ahmed Megri (Laboratory experiment for building aerolics transfers study and measurement: First phase: interzone air leakage determination. Experimentation de laboratoire pour l’etude et la mesure des transferts aerauliques dans la batiment: phase 1 determination des permeabilities interzones.).
  • AC Megri, F Allard, G Krauss (Modeling and predicting of pollutant transfer in multizone buildings coupled with ventilation networks.).
  • AC Megri, G Achard, F Allard (Numerical and experimental study of natural ventilation in multizone buildings.).
  • Ahmed Megri, Issam El Naqa, Fariborz Haghighat (Paper 8: Volume 3 No. 4 March 2005 Edition A Learning Machine Approach for Predicting Thermal Comfort Indices).
  • AC MEGRI, G KRAUSS, G ACHARD (1994). (AIR-FLOW MODELING OF MECHANICAL VENTILATION SYSTEMS COUPLED WITH MULTIZONE BUILDINGS). (396) 33, pp. 701–716. REVUE GENERALE DE THERMIQUE.
  • AC Megri, G Achard, F Allard (1994). (Etude numerique et experimentale de la ventilation naturelle dans les batiments multizones-Serie: Equipement technique (118)). (526) pp. 33–56. Annales de l’Institut Technique du Batiment et des Travaux Publics.
  • AC Megri, G Krauss, G Achard (1994). (Modélisation aéraulique des systèmes de ventilation mécanique associés aux batiments multizones). (396) 33, Revue générale de thermique.
  • AC Megri (1995). (Prediction et evaluation de la qualite de l’air dans les batiments multizones equipes d’un systeme teme de ventilation-Serie: Equipement technique (119)). (536) pp. 113. Annales de l’Institut Technique du Batiment et des Travaux Publics.
  • Fariborz Haghighat, Ahmed Megri (1996). (A comprehensive validation of two airflow models—COMIS and CONTAM). (4) 6, pp. 278–288. Indoor air.
  • AC Megri, C Beghein, PS Schneider (1996). (Des logiciels de conception, d’analyse et de prédiction utilises en thermique du batiment). pp. 44–61. Third Canadian Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering. Montreal.
  • Ahmed Megri, Gilbert Achard, Fariborz Haghighat (1998). (Using plastic waste as thermal insulation for the slab-on-grade floor and basement of a building). (2) 33, pp. 97–104. Building and environment.
  • Fariborz Haghighat, Francis Allard, Ahmed Megri, Patrice Blondeau, Richard Shimotakahara (1999). (Measurement of thermal comfort and indoor air quality aboard 43 flights on commercial airlines). (1) 8, pp. 58–66. Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Y Lin, AC Megri, F Haghighat (1999). (Zonal model—a new generation of combined airflow and thermal model). Proceedings of Indoor Air,(IA ‘99) Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • F Haghighat, Y Lin, AC Megri (1999). (Zonal Model-A Simplified Multiflow Element Model). HybVent Forum’99-First International Ine Day Forum on Natural and Hybrid Ventilation.
  • Fariborz Haghighat, Ahmed Megri, Giovanna Donnini, Giovanni Giorgi (2000). (Responses of disabled, temporarily ill, and elderly persons to thermal environments). 106, pp. 329. ASHRAE Transactions.
  • F Haghighat, AC Megri, G Donnini, G Giorgi (2000). ((RP-885) Responses of Disabled, Temporarily III, and Elderly Persons to Thermal Environments). (2) 106, pp. 329–336. TRANSACTIONS-AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HEATING REFRIGERATING AND AIR CONDITIONING ENGINEERS.
  • Fariborz Haghighat, Yin Li, Ahmed Megri (2001). (Development and validation of a zonal model—POMA). (9) 36, pp. 1039–1047. Building and environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Issam Naqa, Fariborz Haghighat (2005). (A learning machine approach for predicting thermal comfort indices). (4) 3, pp. 363–376. International journal of ventilation.
  • Ahmed Megri, Mark Snyder, Marjorie Musy (2005). (Building zonal thermal and airflow modelling–A review). (2) 4, pp. 177–188. International journal of ventilation.
  • Ahmed Megri (2007). (Building load and energy simulation programs and the design process). (2) 6, pp. 177–192. International Journal of Ventilation.
  • Ahmed Megri, Fariborz Haghighat (2007). (Zonal modeling for simulating indoor environment of buildings: Review, recent developments, and applications). (6) 13, pp. 887–905. Hvac&R Research.
  • Mark Snyder, Ahmed Megri, Fariborz Haghighat (2008). (Analysis and design of a new roof monitor for day and night illumination of a large volume room). (5) 17, pp. 421–434. Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri (2009). (AC 2009-2488: TEACHING THE INTEGRATION OF SAFETY AND FIRE-PROTECTION ELEMENTS INTO THE BUILDING DESIGN PROCESS). 14, pp. 1. age.
  • Ahmed Megri, Issam El Naqa, Demetrios Moschandreas, Halil Ari (2009). (A knowledge-based analysis tool to assess the THMs pollutant total exposure index and cumulative risk). (2) 1, pp. 122–130. Intelligent Buildings International.
  • Arash Soleimani, Ahmed Megri (2009). (Computer-based analysis of transient state heat transfer in residential attic space). Roomvent.
  • Ahmed Megri (2009). (Integration of different fire protection/life safety elements into the building design process). (4) 14, pp. 181–189. Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.
  • Ahmed Megri (2009). (Primer on fire sprinkler installation for structural engineers). (2) 14, pp. 54–62. Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.
  • Ahmed Megri (2009). (Teaching the integration of safety and fire protection elements into the building design process). American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Ahmed Megri (2011). (ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING CURRICULUM AT UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING). American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Ahmed Megri (2011). (A scale dynamic model for fire protection education). 22, pp. 1. age.
  • Ahmed Megri (2011). (CAPSTONE COURSE: HVAC SYSTEMS DESIGN AT UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING). American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Ahmed Megri (2011). (Comprehensive Study to Evaluate HVAC Systems and Envelope Performances). American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2011). (Development and application of a new dynamic zonal model (POMA+)).
  • Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2011). (Improvement of Energy Demand Prediction Using a New Approach).
  • Ahmed Megri (2011). (Integration of architecture and sustainable engineering principles to achieve an energy-efficient design). American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Ryan Meyer, Ahmed Megri (2011). (New Passive Solar Wall Design: Solar and Daylighting Analysis).
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2011). (Prediction of Water Temperature of a Mantle Tank for Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems Using a New Zonal Model).
  • Qing Zhang, Ahmed Megri, Jay Puckett (2011). (Retrofit of HVAC Commercial Building using VAV System, Integrated with Thermal Storage System).
  • Ahmed Megri (2011). (Teaching High-rise Plumbing Design for Engineers). American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Qing Zhang, Jay Puckett, Tony Denzer (2011). (Thermal Comfort and Energy Analysis for the Slab-on-Grade Floor and Basement of a Building).
  • Ahmed Megri (2013). (Methodology and Design Process of Smoke Control in Buildings and Structures). Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction.
  • Yao Yu (2014). (An integrated heat transfer attic and multiroom thermal building model). 120, pp. 236. ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2014). (An Integrated Heat Transfer Attic and MultiroomThermal Building Model.). (1) 120, ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri (2014). (A Novel Method for Thermostat Set Point Prediction for Energy Savings and/or Better Human Thermal Comfort-A Zonal Modelling Approach). (3) 13, pp. 299–318. International Journal of Ventilation.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2014). (DYNAMIC ENERGY MODELING OF AN EXPERIMENTAL BUILDING EQUIPPED WITH AN UNDERFLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION (UFAD) SYSTEM). (1) 7, pp. 23–35. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2014). (Energy Prediction of Electric Floor Radiation Systems Using a New Integrated Modeling Approach.). (1) 120, ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu, Akeel Sobers, Alyssa Cooper (2014). (ILLUMINANCE EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT AT THREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS). (1) 7, pp. 129–136. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ahmed Megri, Issam El Naqa (2014). (Prediction of the thermal comfort indices using improved support vector machine classifiers and nonlinear kernel functions). pp. 1420326X14539693. Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Kenneth Flurchick, Dukka Kc (2014). (The improvement of computational performance of the zonal model POMA using parallel techniques). 7, pp. 185-193. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Yao Yu, Ahmed Megri, Kenneth Flurchick, Dukka KC (2014). (THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE COMPUTATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF THE ZONAL MODEL POMA USING PARALLEL TECHNIQUES). (1) 7, pp. 185–193. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ahmed Megri (2014). (THE USE OF DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MULTI-ROOM MODELING APPROACH-APPLICATION TO BUILDING POLLUTION TRANSPORT AND EFFICIENCY OF OFF-HOUR VENTILATION). (1) 7, pp. 88–98. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Ali, Abd Alnasser Almate A, Ahmed Megri, Paul Dellenback, Yao Yu (2014). (USE OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMIC TO PREDICT AIRFLOW AND TEMPERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WITH AN UNDER FLOOR AIR DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM). (1) 7, pp. 171–184. American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
  • Faycal Megri, Ahmed Megri, Riadh Djabri (2015). (An integrated fuzzy support vector regression and the particle swarm optimization algorithm to predict indoor thermal comfort). pp. 1420326X15597545. Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Ali, Abd Alnasser Almate A (2015). (Investigation of Attic Space Airflow and Temperature Distribution Using a Computational Fluid Dynamics Program). 121, pp. 375. ASHRAE Transactions.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2015). (New calibrated zonal model (POMA+) for temperature and airflow predictions). 94, pp. 109–121. Building and Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Yao Yu (2015). (Study of residential underfloor air distribution (UFAD) systems using a new modelling approach). pp. 1420326X15597544. Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Faycal Megri, Ahmed Megri (2016). (An integrated fuzzy support vector regression and the particle swarm optimization algorithm to predict indoor thermal comfort). In Professor Chuck Yu, (8) 25, pp. 1248-1258. Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Ahmed Megri, Issam El Naqa (2016). (Prediction of the thermal comfort indices using improved support vector machine classifiers and nonlinear kernel functions). In Professor Chuck Yu, (1) 25, pp. 6-16. Indoor and Built Environment.
  • Yao Yu , Ahmed Megri, Shuang Jiang (2019). (A Review of the Development of Airflow Models Used in Building Load Calculation and Energy Simulation). 12, pp. 347–363. Building Simulation.