Mahdi Zakyani Roudsari

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Assistant Professor

Ph.D.  in Mechanical Enginering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, 2011

Dissertation: “Simulation of Turbulent Diffusion Flames using Large Eddy Simulation and Conditional Moment Closure” 


M.Sc.  in Aerospace Engineering , Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 2005

Thesis: “Developing a Finite Volume Method for Solving Turbulent Flow in Non-Orthogonal Curvilinear System Using Different two-equation Turbulence Models”


B.Sc.  in Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan, Iran, 2002

Senior project: “Study of natural heat convection in a cavity using numerical method ”


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Research Interests 

 • Turbulent Combustion Modeling

• Turbulence Modeling

• Aerospace Propulsion

• Gas Turbine and Jet Engine

• Computational Fluid Dynamics




 Journal Papers:

1. Brizuela E. A. and Zakyani Roudsari M., “Comparison of RANS/CMC Modeling of Flame D with Conventional and with Presumed Mapping Function Statistics” Combustion Theory and Modelling, Year 2011, Volume 15, Issue 5, Pages 671-690


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 Conference Papers:

1. Gerry E. Schneider, Masoud Darbandi, Hossein Mahboubi Fouladi and Mahdi Zakyani, “Numerical Simulation of Slip Flow Through Microchannels Described in the Curvilinear Coordinate System” International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics (ICMEM), August 8-9, 2013, Toronto, Canada

2. Zakyani M. and Lacor C., “LES-CMC Simulations for Piloted Non-Premixed Flames” LES and DNS of Ignition Processes and Complex Structure Flames with Local Extinction, 2008, Częstochowa, Poland, Proceedings of the International COST Workshop, Published by AIP (American Institute of Physics)

3. Zakyani M. and Lacor C., “LES-CMC Simulations for Sandia D and Delft III Flames” LES and DNS of Ignition Processes and Complex Structure Flames with Local Extinction, 2008, Częstochowa, Poland

4. Zakyani M., Stankovic I., Triantafyllidis A., Mastorakos E., Brizuela E., Merci B. and Lacor C. , “Investigation of Turbulent Non-Premixed Flames Using LES and Conditional Moment Closure” Twentieth ‘Journees D’etudes’ of the Belgian Section of the Combustion Institute, 2008, Ghent, Belgium

5. Zakyani M., Broeckhoven T. and Lacor C., “Study of LES Modeling for Non-Premixed Combustion” Workshop on LES, Transition Modeling and Turbulent Combustion, 2007, Ghent, Belgium

6. Broeckhoven T., Zakyani M. and Lacor C., 2007, “Numerical Study of LES for Non-Premixed Combustion” Large Eddy Simulation for Advanced Design of Combustion Systems. Methods, Tools and Applications, Rouen, France

7. Zakyani M. and Taeibi-Rahni M., 2007, “Computation of Turbulent Flow over Highly Curved Configuration Using a Conventional Two-Equation Turbulence Model” 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, Nevada

8. Darbandi, M., Zakyani, M., and Schneider, G.E., 2005, “Evaluation of Different k-omega and k-epsilon Turbulence Models in a new Curvilinear Formulation” 17th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Toronto, Canada

9. Darbandi, M. and Zakyani, M., 2005, “Performance of Various K-Omega Turbulence Models in a Newly Developed Finite Volume Method on Body-Fitted Coordinates” 13th Annul (International) Conference of Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan, Iran

10. Darbandi, M. and Zakyani, M., 2004, “Solving Turbulent Flow in Curvilinear Coordinate System Using Covariant Velocity Strategy” 1st International Conference on Computational Methods, Singapore



Teaching Experiences


 - Fluid Mechanics I

 - Thermodynamics I

 - Turbomachinery

 - Internal Combustion Engine

 - Numerical Analysis



 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics

 - Computational Fluid Dynamics

 - Advanced Numerical Analysis



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