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Dr. Ali Javed
Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering Department

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
CAE National University of Science and Technology (NUST) College of Aeronautical Engineering, PAF Academy, Risalpur
Tel : 0324-4214072

Fluid Structure Interaction, Meshfree Particle Methods, Flow Induced Vibration, Flapping Foil Flow Energy Harvesters, Hybrid meshes, Radial Basis Functions

PhD (Fluid Structure Interaction, University of Southampton) UK, MS (Solid Mechanics, Air University) Islamabad, Pakistan, BE (Aerospace Engineering, College of Aeronautical Engineering, National University of Science and Technology) Pakistan

Dr. Ali Javed is an associate professor of astronautics at the department of aerospace engineering, College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE) National University of Sciences& Technology (NUST) Pakistan. He completed his undergraduate studies from CAE Risalpur in 2001, in the specialty of aerospace engineering. He holds a Master’s degree in Solid Mechanics from Air University, Islamabad and a PhD degree in Fluid Structure Interaction from University of Southampton, UK. His industrial experience includes 4 years of O-level maintenance management of Falcon DA-20 aircraft and 3 years of management of O-level and I-level maintenance of various Chinese and French origin combat aircraft. He has also work as a teaching assistant and student lab demonstrator in University of Southampton, UK. Dr. Ali Javed is involved in active research and development activities relating to solid mechanics, structural dynamics, Radial Basis Functions, meshfree particle methods and computational modelling of flow induced vibrations. Some of his prominent research works include:


1.      Adaptive shape parameters for radial basis function and their application for non-uniform nodal distribution.

2.      Shape adaptive RBFs for solution of incompressible viscous flows over data points.

3.      Coupled RBF-FD and conventional Finite difference based solution scheme on Hybdridmeshfree-Cartesian grid for incompressible viscous flow equations

4.      Investigation of Reynolds number and spring stiffness on the performance of flapping foil flow energy harvesters

5.      An ALE based coupled solution scheme for flow induced vibration using Hybrid meshfree-Cartesian grid

6.      Simulation and calibration of residual stress measurement using strain gauges​

The research area of Dr. Ali Javed is the application of Meshless Particle Methods for Fluid Structure Interaction problems. He has modelled flow around fluctuating / vibrating bodies using Meshless Local Radial Basis Functions. He has also employed an Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian (ALE) solution schemes on hybrid meshless-mesh based grids to develop an efficient solver for analyzing flow induced vibrations of cylindrical bodies and airfoils at various Reynolds Numbers.

1.      Javed, A., Djijdeli, K., and Xing, J. T. "Shape adaptive RBF-FD implicit scheme for incompressible viscous Navier–Strokes equations," Computers & Fluids Vol. 89, No. 0, 2014, pp. 38-52.

2.  Javed, A., Djijdeli, K., and Xing, Jing, T. (2015). “A coupled meshfree-mesh based solution scheme on hybrid grid for ow induced vibrations”. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow,under review(-)

3.   Javed, A., Djijdeli, K., and Xing, Jing, T. (2015). “Low Reynolds number effect on energy extraction performance of semi-passive flapping foil”. Journal of Sounds and Vibrations,under review(-)

4.   Javed, A., Djidjeli, K., and Xing, J. T. "Adaptive Shape Parameter (ASP) Technique for Local Radial Basis Functions (RBFs) and Their Application for Solution of Navier Strokes Equations," International Conference on Fluids and Thermal Engineering. International Scientific Council, Rome, Italy, 2013.

5.      Javed, A., Djidjeli, K., Xing, J. T., and Cox, S. "A Hybrid meshfree local RBF- Cartesian FD scheme for incompressible flow around solid bodies,"International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Applications. International Scientific Council, Paris, France, 2013.

6.  Javed, A., Djidjeli, K., Xing, J. T., "An ALE Based Hybrid Meshfree Local RBF-Cartesian FD scheme for Incompressible flow around moving boundaries”, 44th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Georgia, Atlanta, US, 2014.

7. Sun, Zhe, Djidjeli, K., Xing, J.T. and Javed, A. (2014) “Some modifications of MPS method for incompressible free surface flow”. In, WCCM XI: 11th World Conference on Computational Mechanics ,Barcelona, ES, 20 - 25 Jul 2014. International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)12pp.


Solid Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Ansys Fluent, Engineering Statics / Dynamics, Mechanical Vibration control, Engineering Mathematics.  
​​1.      Engineering Officer at O-Level maintenance facility (flight lines) for Falcon DA-20 Aircraft

2.     Engineering Officer at O-Level maintenance facility (flight lines) for F-7 Aircraft

3.    Maintenance manager at I-Level maintenance facility of Chinese and French origin combat aircraft​