Research

I have a broad interest in industrial fluid dynamics and multiphase flows. Most of my work involves mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics simulations to uncover fundamental insights into multiphase flows while addressing industrial issues.

  • Zaman, E., Vakil, A., Olson, J., Martinez M., “An Integral Criterion for Turbulence Suppression in Swirling Flows”, Accepted for publication at The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, doi:10.1002/cjce.23145, 2018.
  • Safavieh, M.A., Qasaimeh, M.A., Vakil, A., Juncker, D., Gervais, T., “Two Aperture dipole Microfluidic Probe: Theory and Application”, Accepted for publication at Scientific Reports, SREP- 14-12067, 2015.
  • Vakil, M., Sharbati, E , Vakil, A., Heidari, F., Fotouhi, R., “Vibration Analysis of a Timoshenko Beam on a Moving Base”, Journal of Vibration and Control, Vol. 21, No. 6, pp.1068-1085, 2013.
  • Vakil, A., Green, S.I., “Two Dimensional Circular Cylinders in Tandem at Moderate Reynolds Numbers”. ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 135, No.7, pp. 071204-1-9, 2013.
  • Balmforth, N.J., Vakil, A., “Cyclic Steps and Roll Waves in Shallow Water Flow Over an Erodible Bed”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Vol. 695, pp. 35-62, 2012.
  • Vakil, A., Green, S.I., “Two Dimensional Side-by-Side Circular Cylinders at Moderate Reynolds Numbers”, Computers and Fluids, Vol. 51, pp. 136-144, 2011.
  • Vakil, A., Green, S.I., “Stagnation Pressure, the Bernoulli Equation, and the Steady Flow Energy Equation”, International Journal of Mechanical Education, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 130-138, 2011
  • Vakil, A., Green, S.I., “Flexible Fiber Motion in the Flow Field of a Cylinder”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, Vol. 37, pp. 173-186, 2011.
  • Vakil, A., Olyaei, A., Green, S.I., “Influence of Fabric Layers and Jet-to-Wire Speed Ratio on Flow through Fabrics”, TAPPI Journal, Vol. 9, No. 7, pp. 25-31, 2010.
  • Vakil, A., Olyaei, A., Green, S.I., “Three-Dimensional Geometry and Flow Field of Forming Fabrics”, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, Vol. 24, pp. 338-346, 2009.
  • Vakil, A., Green, S.I., “Drag and Lift Coefficients of Inclined Finite Circular Cylinders at Moderate Reynolds Numbers”, Computers and Fluids, Vol. 38, pp. 1771-1781, 2009.
  • Vakil, A., Firoozabadi, B., “Investigating of the Valve Closing Law on the Maximum Head Rise of a Hydropower Plant”, Scientia of Iranica Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 222-228, 2009.
  • Green, S.I., Waung, T., Wang, Z., Vakil, A., “Simulation of the Flow Through Woven Fabrics”, Computers and Fluids, Vol. 37, pp. 1148-1156, 2008.
  • Vakil, A., Firoozabadi, B., “Effect of Valve Closing Law and Unsteady Friction Model on Damping of Pressure Waves in a Simple Network”, J. Esteghlal, Isfahan University of Technology, Vol. 26, No.1, pp. 329-339, 2007.
  • Vakil, A., Firoozabadi, B.,“Effect of the Unsteady Friction Models and Friction-Loss Integration on the Transient Pipe Flow”, Scientia of Iranica Journal, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 245-254, 2006.

Conference Papers

 

  • Al Qurooni, F., Vakil, A., Elsaadawy, E., Green, S.I. “Numerical Simulation of an Over-Expanded Supersonic Nozzle Flow”, The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, May 27-30, Toronto, Canada, 2018.
  • Zaman, E. Vakil, A., Martinez, M., Olson, J. “Numerical Investigation of Cone Angle Effect on Hydrocyclone Flow Field”, PacWest Conference, June 7-10, Whistler, BC, Canada, 2017.
  • Rahamni, H., Guo, Y., Green, S.I., Vakil, A., “Spreading Characteristics of Newtonian Free Surface Liquid Jets Impacting a Moving Substrate”, 69th Annual Meeting of APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, November 20-22, Portland, Oregon, 2016.
  • Rahmani, H., Vakil, A., Green, S.I., “Numerical Simulation of a Liquid Jet Impinging on a Moving Substrate”. The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, Kelona, BC, Canada, 2016.
  • Vakil, A., Green, S.I., “Two Dimensional Circular Cylinders in Tandem at Moderate Reynolds Numbers”. Journal of Fluids Engineering. Proceedings of The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering International Congress, 2012 CSME International Congress, June 4-6, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2012.
  • Vakil, A., Olyaei, A., and Green, S.I., “Three-Dimensional Flow Field Analysis Through Forming Fabrics: Part 2”, PaperCon 2009 – TAPPI Papermakers, TAPPI Coating and PIMA Joint Conference, May 31 – June 3, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2009.
  • Vakil, A.,  Firoozabadi, B., “Effects of the Surge Tank and the Valve Closing Law On the Transient Flow”, ISME 9th International and 13th Annual Mechanical Engineering Conference, Isfahan University of Technology, May 17-19, Isfahan, Iran, 2005.
  • Vakil, A., B. Firoozabadi, B., “Investigating of the Valve Closing Law on the Maximum Head Rise of the Karun4 Hydropower Plant”, HEFAT 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, September19-22, Cairo, Egypt, 2005.
  • Dadfar, R., Vakil, A., “New Simulation Tool to Calculate Unsteady Flows Based on MATLAB Simulink”. HEFAT 4th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, September19-22, Cairo, Egypt, 2005.
  • Vakil, A., Firoozabadi, B., “Effects of Valve Closing Law and Unsteady Friction Model on Oscillating Pressure”, The 9th Conference on Fluid Dynamics, February 14-16, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran (in Persian), 2005.