Mehrdad T. Manzari

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, 11155-9567, Iran

+98 216 616 5689 (office)

mtmanzariATsharif.edu, http://sharif.edu/~mtmanzari

 

Education:

 

 

PhD in Engineering, (1996) University of Wales Swansea, UK. An Unstructured Grid Finite Element Algorithm for Compressible Turbulent Flow Computations

 

MSc in Mechanical Engineering, (1988) Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Finite Element Analysis of the Non-Fourier Heat Conduction

 

BSc in Mechanical Engineering, (1986) Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Modelling of Heat and Fluid Flow in Multiphase Power-plant Heat Exchangers

 

Professional Experience:

2010-present

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2007-2009

Director of Thermo-fluid Group, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2007-2009

Director of Center of Excellence in Energy Conversion, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2005-2007

Director of Graduate Studies, School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2005-2010

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

2000-2005

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology

1996-2000

Postdoctoral Research Officer, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK

1994-1996

Research Officer, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, UK

1991-1993

Part-time Lecturer, Sharif University of Technology and University of Tehran

 

Honors and Awards:

 

Winner of the Most Commended Paper prize of MCB Publishers, 2007.

 

Winner of the Most Commended Paper prize of MCB Publishers, 1999.

 

Finalist of the 9th R.J. Melosh Medal Competition, USA, 1997.

 

NSERC Postdoctoral Visiting Fellowship, Canada, 1997 and 1998.

 

Research Interests:

 

Multiphase flows in Porous Media with applications in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs

 

Simulation of Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Manufacturing Processes

 

Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems

 

Non-Newtonian Fluid Flows

 

Computational Methods in Engineering

 

Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics with Engineering Applications

 

High Performance and Parallel Computing

  

Courses Taught:

 

 

Thermodynamics (UG)

 

Fluid Mechanics I (UG)

 

Heat Transfer I and II (UG)

 

Design of Heat Exchangers (UG)

 

Introduction to Computational Fluid Dynamics (UG)

Introduction to Oil and Gas Engineering (UG)

 

 

 

Computational Fluid Dynamics I and II (G)

 

Finite Element Method (G)

 

Advanced Numerical Methods (G)

 

Advanced Engineering Mathematics (G)

 

Boundary Layer Theory (G)

 

Bio-fluid Mechanics (G)

 

Multiphase flows in Porous Media (G)

 

Parallel Computing for CFD Applications (G)

 

Translated Book:

Fourier Series and Laplace Transforms

 

List of Publications (By Google Scholar)

 

Doctoral Theses Supervised:

 

Hamid Naderan: Advanced Recovery Methods for Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, Sharif University of Technology, 2007.

 

Rouholah Fatehi: Multiphase Pore-scale Modelling Using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics, Sharif University of Technology, 2010.

 

MSc Theses Supervised:

 

H. Raisi, Near wall Second-moment closure turbulent flow modelling with the aid of DNS (2002)

 

M. Saniei, Non-Fourier heat conduction using adaptive mesh refinement (2004)

 

H. Zandavi, A Study of surge phenomenon in gas turbine plants (2004)

 

M. Tajali, Simulation of non-Newtonian flow during plastic injection molding (2003)

 

A. Ashari, Parallel FEM simulation of 3D inviscid flows on unstructured grids (2002)

 

A.   Moslemi, Study of temperature rise during braking process (2003)

 

M. Fathi, Simulation of high pressure injection molding using SPH method (2003)

 

H. Pourfarzaneh, An explicit finite element algorithm for 3D convection heat transfer problems (2003)

 

M. Motaqipour, Numerical study of heat and mass transfer in  porous media (2003)

 

H. Qahramani, A numerical study of cavitation process in a 3D Francis turbine (2003)

 

S. Sefidbakht, Adaptive Finite Element Solution for Compressible Flow Problems (2003)

 

A. Qazizadeh, Simulation of heat and fluid flow in porous media using Discontinuous Galerkin Method (2004)

 

P. Ferdosi, A modified Petrov-Galerkin method for simulation of two-phase flows in porous media (2004)

 

R. Fatehi, A finite volume based Eulerian-Lagrangian method for simulation of two-phase flows in porous media (2004)

 

A. Kalantarian, Numerical Simulation of two-phase flows using Multigrid techniques (2005)

 

A. Aslani, Optimization of oil recovery using numerical simulation and genetic algorithm (2005)

 

R. Monazzami, Numerical simulation of electro-osmotic flows in micro-channels (2005)

 

E. Hosseini, Simulation of two-phase flows in porous media using Discontinuous Galerkin Method (2006)

 

F. Ali-Mohammadi, Simulation of oil reservoirs using blackoil model and mixed finite element-finite volume methods (2006)

 

B. Seid-Nasrolah, Three-dimensional oil reservoir simulation using blackoil model and finite difference method (2006)

 

M. Mojaddam, Simulation of fractured oil reservoirs using blackoil model and mixed finite element-finite volume methods (2006)

 

Simulation of oil reservoirs using blackoil model and control volume based finite element method (2006)

 

F. Sanndaji, Numerical simulation of dynamics of gas flow in transmission networks (2006)

 

P. Niknahad, Numerical simulation of two-phase flows in pipes (2006)

 

R. Ramezani-Rend, Simulation of viscoelastic fluid flows in Journal Bearings using Smoothed Particle Hyrodynamics method (2007)

 

M. Vakilha, Simulation of viscoelastic fluid flows in porous media using Smoothed Particle Hyrodynamics method (2007)

 

R. Ganjedanesh, Development of a 3D blackoil reservoir simulator based on an unstructured grid finite volume formulation (2007)

 

A. Jahanifard, Simulation of polymer flooding in hydrocarbon reservoirs (2007)

 

A. Rafiei, Simulation of viscoelastic free-surface fluid flows using Smoothed Particle Hyrodynamics method (2007)

 

M. Fayyazbakhsh, Simulation of two-phase flows in capillary tubes using SPH method (2008)

 

M. Safdari, Simulation of multi-phase flows using SPH method (2008)

 

S. Qods, Simulation of blood flow in veins using SPH method (2008)

 

E. Haqiqi, Simulation of compositional reservoirs using a higher-order central difference method (2009)

 

H. Heydari, Simulation of gas-condensate reservoirs (2009)

 

A. Roostaei, Development of a parallel SPH method for non-Newtonian fluid flows (2009)

 

S. Qadami, Analysis of multi-lateral wells in hydrocarbon reservoirs (2009)

 

M. Haddad, Simulation of Wax deposition in pipes using SPH method (2010)

H. Biglarian, Combination of a Multi-scale Finite Volume and Streamline Methods for Reservoir Simulation (2010)

M. Saidi Manesh, Simulation of Flow in 2-Dimensional Fractured Hydrocarbon Reservoirs Using Black-Oil Model and Multi-scale Finite Volume Method (2010)

M. Moshiri, Simulation of Gravity Drainage Mechanism in Oil Reservoirs Using Black-Oil Model (2011)

A.   Rasouli Kahaki, Improving Computational Performance of PARSI Simulator (2011)

A.   Bordbar, Multi-scale Finite Volume Method and Streamline Method for Reservoir Simulation with Gravity effects (2011)

L. Amirifar, Numerical simulation of near-well flow for gas-condensate reservoirs and investigation of the effect of various flow parameters (2012)

S. Faroughi, Combination of a Multi-scale Finite Volume and Streamline Methods for Reservoir Simulation (2012)

E. Azadi, Analysis of MHD duct flow in a MWEC generator and the effect of various parameters on its performance (2012)

M. Bayat, Two-dimensional Modeling and Numerical Simulation of PEM Fuel Cell (2012)

 

Research Grants:

 

Pars Oil and Gas Company, "Development of a Parallel Three Dimensional Blackoil Reservoir Simulator", 2007-2008.

 

Razi Petrochemical Complex, "Design of a Filter Room for Gas Turbine Power Plant", 2004-2005.   

 

Ministry of Energy, "Comparative Study on the use of two different Runners for a Francis Turbine in a Hydro-electric Power Plant, 2003-2004.