Engineering Fluid Dynamics

I (Bahram Haddadi) as a member of research group Computational Fluid Dynamics have been scientific leading wide variety of research activities. I am a chemical engineer and experimental/numerical fluid dynamist graduated from TU Wien currently employed as a senior scientist at TU Wien, Institute of Chemical, Environmental and Bioscience Engineering. Together with the team under support and supervision of Prof. Michael Harasek, I have been contributing successfully in projects in development of new numerical solution algorithms for modeling multi-component, multi-phase flows, as well as designing and testing of the new multi-phase separation and fluid dynamic measurement technologies. The outcome of the performed research and innovations has been published as book, patents and papers in the highly ranked scientific journals in the field.

Having a strong focus and exposure to the real life (mostly industrial related) fluid dynamic problems, I am currently undertaking a thorough investigation and analysis of these subjects employing an engineering scientific approach, which aligns with my concept of "Engineering Fluid Dynamics". I derived and validate computational models relying on the available experimental methods. Combining the experiments and modeling tools provides a very strong tool to get insight of many industrial process and be able to solve problems and optimize them.

Sitting at the heart of TU Wien, one of the most prestigious and long-standing technical universities in the central Europe, enables me to get access to the highest standards of research and equipment to fulfill my dreams.

Different fluid and solid flow solvers and approaches for simulation of complex multiphase flows including mass and energy transfer between the phases was introduced and programmed by me including open-source discrete element and CFD coupling code “phasicFlowPlus” and many other flow solvers for open source package OpenFOAM.

Focusing on laser based non-intrusive measurement techniques such as PIV and LDV, the team at TU Wien and I introduced and successfully tested novel simultaneous velocity and composition measurement and three dimensional LDV methods. The suggested methods were also prototyped and the design and construction of an industrial probe to be presented to the market is in progress.