Wednesday 05 Feb 2020High-fidelity numerical simulation of turbulent flows and bed morphodynamics in small- to large-scale environments

Professor Ali Khosronejad - Stony Brook University, New York

Harrison 107 14:35-15:25


Prof. Khosronejad will present his in-house high-fidelity numerical framework to study a number of physical phenomena in the field of fluid dynamics and sediment transport. Among the test cases, he will present are the high-fidelity: (1) numerical modeling of barchan dune formation and development, (2) numerical simulations of extreme flood events in large-scale rivers such as Mississippi (Minnesota) and Feather (California) Rivers, and (3) modeling of flash flood encroachment in a dry-bed desert stream in California. The simulation results will demonstrate the capabilities of high-performance computing in understanding and, therefore, mitigating hazardous flood events.


Professor Ali Khosronejad was born in Isfahan, Iran in 1977. He graduated with a PhD in Civil Engineering in 2006 and then spent six years as a Post-Doc at the St. Anthony Falls Lab at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. He became a US citizen in 2015 and embarked on a career as an Assistant Professor in 2016 at the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

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