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Dr Zaib Ali
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +925190856056

Specialization
Computational Mechanics

Education
PhD (Engineering), University of Cambridge, UK

PhD, University of Cambridge, UK, 2016

PhD Thesis: Optimal Block Topology Generation for CFD Meshing.

  • Development of novel 3D domain decomposition methods for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation, using the medial axis transform and the level sets/distance field.
  • Assessment of various automatic block topology generation methods using the adjoint based error analysis.

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Computational Mechanics, 2009

Swansea University, UK,

Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering, NUST, Pakistan, 2006

Achievements/Awards

  • Cambridge Trusts-HEC award for PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Rolls Royce research grant of £15,000 for developing novel CFD mesh generation methods.
  • Erasmus Mundus Masters scholarship awarded by European Union for Masters studies.

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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Mesh Generation
  • Turbomachinery
  • Engineering Optimzation

Journal Publications as Leading Author:

  • Ali. Z, Dhanasekaran. C, Tucker. P. G, Watson. R. and Shahpar, S. 2017. Optimal multi-block mesh generation for CFD. 2017. International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Vol. 31 , Iss. 4-5. Taylor and Francis.
  • Ali, Z., Tucker, P.G. and Shahpar, S., 2016. Optimal mesh topology generation for CFD. Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 317 (2017): 431-457.
  • Wackers, J., Ali, Z., Queutey, P. and Visonneau, M., 2009. Adaptive Grid Refinement for Hydrodynamic Flow Simulation. Ship Technology Research, 56(4), pp.154-160.
  • Wackers, J., Visonneau, M. and Ali, Z., 2010. Automatic grid adaptation for unstructured finite volumes. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2(1-2), pp.2-11.

International Conference Publications as Leading Author:

  • Ali. Z, Dhanasekaran. C, Tucker. P. G, Watson. R. and Shahpar, S. 2017. Optimal multi-block mesh generation for CFD. AIAA SciTech, 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9-13 January 2017, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas, USA.
  • Ali, Z., Tyacke, J., Tucker, P.G. and Shahpar, S., 2016. Block topology generation for structured multi-block meshing with hierarchical geometry handling. Procedia Engineering, 163, pp.212-224.
  • Ali, Z. and Tucker, P.G., 2014. Multiblock structured mesh generation for turbomachinery flows. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Meshing Roundtable (pp. 165-182). Springer International Publishing.
  • Page, J.H., Watson, R., Ali, Z., Tucker, P.G. and Hield, P., 2015. Advances of Turbomachinery Design Optimization. 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2015-0629) Kissimmee, Florida, USA.
  • Wackers, J., Ali, Z., Queutey, P. and Visonneau, M., 2009. Adaptive grid refinement for hydrodynamic flow simulation. 8th International Conference on computer and IT applications in the maritime industries, Budapest, Hungary.


Post Graduate (PG)

  • Optimization of Engineering Systems 

Under Graduate (UG)

  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)