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Dr. Muhammad Akbar
Associate Professor
Office: room 243 in the Research and Sponsored Programs building


Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc., 1995
Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc., 1998
University of Alabama, Engineering Science & Mechanics, M.S., 2001
Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., 2004

Areas of Research

Computational Fluid Dynamics; Thermal Fluids, Hurricane Storm Surge Model Development; Porous Media; Gas Turbine Film Cooling; Catalyticl Converter Simulation; Multiphase Flow; Particulate Flow; Microchannel / Minichannel Flow; MPI based Parallel Model Development; Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation Turbulence Model Development; ANSYS FLUENT Based Modeling; Fluid Structure Interaction; Solar Energy.

Teaching Activities

Courses in thermal-fluid sciences such as thermodynamics, heat transfer, thermal-fluid systems design, computational fluid dynamics, transport phenomena; numerical analysis; advanced mathematics; etc.

Journal Publications

Akbar, M., Kanjanda, S., Musinguzi, A. (2017) Effect of Bottom Friction, Wind Drag Coefficient, and Meteorological Forcing in Hindcast of Hurricane Rita Storm Surge Using SWAN+ADCIRC Model. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 5(3), 38.

Akbar, M. K., Luettich, R. A., Fleming, J. G., & Aliabadi, S. K. (2017). CaMEL and ADCIRC Storm Surge Models—A Comparative Study. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 5(3), 35.

Akbar, M., Alsaidi, B., Painter, R., Sharpe, L., Ghiaasiaan, M. (2017) The Effects of Coolant Pipe Geometry and Flow Conditions on Turbine Blade Film Cooling, Journal of Thermal Engineering, 3(3), 1196-1210.

Bryant, K. M., Akbar, M. (2016). An Exploration of Wind Stress Calculation Techniques in Hurricane Storm Surge Modeling. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 4(3), 58.

Akbar, M.K., Aliabadi, S. “Hybrid Numerical Methods to Solve Shallow Water Equations for Hurricane Induced Storm Surge Modeling”. Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 46, August 2013, Pages 118–128.

Akbar, M.K., Aliabadi, S., Patel, R, and Watts, M. “Fully Automated and Integrated Multi-Scale Forecasting Scheme for Emergency Preparedness”. Environmental Modelling & Software, Volume 39, January 2013, Pages 24-38.

Aliabadi, S., Akbar, M.K., Patel, R. “Hybrid Finite Element / Volume Method for Shallow Water Equations”. Int. J. Num. Meth. Fluids. 83 (2010), 13, 1719–1738.

Akbar, M.K., Rahman, M., S.M. Ghiaasiaan. "Particle Transport in a Small Square Enclosure under Laminar Natural Convection Induced by Temperature Gradient". J. Aerosol Sci., 40 (2009) 747 - 761.

Akbar, M.K., and Ghiaasiaan, S.M., “Simulation of Taylor Flow in Capillaries Based on the Volume-of-Fluid Technique”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 45(15), July 2006, 5396-5403.

Akbar, M.K., and Ghiaasiaan, S.M., “A CFD Model for Aerosol Transport in Rising Gas Bubbles,” J. Aerosol Sci., 37, 2006, 735–749.

Akbar, M.K., and Ghiaasiaan, S.M., “Radiation Heat Transfer and Soot Thermophoresis in Laminar Tube Flow,” Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A, Volume 47, Issue 7, 2005, 653 - 670.

Akbar, M.K., and Ghiaasiaan, S.M., “Modeling the Gas Absorption in a Spray Scrubber with Dissolving Reactive Particles”, Chem. Eng. Sci., 59(5), March 2004, 967-976.

Akbar, M.K., Ghiaasiaan, S.M., and Karrila, S., “An Experimental Study of Interfacial Surface Area Concentration in a Short Column Subject to Paper Pulp-Water-Gas Three-phase Flow,” Chem. Eng. Sci., 59(5), March 2004, 1079-1086.

Akbar, M.K., Yan, J., and Ghiaasiaan, S.M., “Mechanism of Gas Absorption Enhancement in a Slurry Droplet Containing Reactive, Sparingly Soluble Micro Particles”, Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 46, 2003, 4561-4571.

Akbar, M.K., and Ghiaasiaan, S.M., “Stability of stratified gas-liquid two-phase flow in a horizontal annular channels,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 28, 2003, 17–21.

Akbar, M.K., Plummer, D.A., and Ghiaasiaan, S.M., “On gas–liquid two-phase flow regimes in microchannels,” Int. J. Multiphase Flow, 29, 2003, 855-865.


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