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Rayhaneh Akhavan

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Rayhaneh Akhavan

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2240 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 763-1048
Fax: (734) 647-3170


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982
B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, California Institute of Technology, 1980

Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics with emphasis on turbulence physics, modeling, and control; bio-mimetic fluid dynamics; multi-scale modeling and simulation including direct, large-eddy, lattice Boltzmann, and stochastic simulations; spectral and spectral multi-domain methods; parallel computing.

Major Funding Sources

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Air Force Office of Scientific Research; Office of Naval Research; National Science Foundation

Honors and Awards

Robert T. Knapp Award for best paper on analytical or laboratory research entitled "Dynamics of a Turbulent Jet Interacting with a Free Surface", by N. Mangiavacchi, R. Gundlapalli, and R. Akhavan, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1995


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