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Projects are available in relation to modeling additive manufacturing processes, multi-scale modeling of granular and particle-laden systems, erosion and particle attrition/abrasion. Please contact me for further information.

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Sina Haeri is a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering since 2016 and a member of James Weir Fluid Lab (www.jwfl.ac.uk). In 2012 he submitted his PhD thesis on high-fidelity CFD simulation and mathematical modeling of particle-laden flows and was awarded a PhD in the same year. 

He is currently interested in modeling and simulations of advanced particle processes including powder-based additive manufacturing and erosion in flow systems due to particle impacts. At a fundamental level, he tries to understand the impact of particle characteristics (micro-scales) on the bulk flow properties (macro-scales). His ambition is to push the boundaries of our current understanding of such complex systems through advanced numerical models and the use High-Performance Computing (HPC). He is also an expert in developing bespoke research software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and particle-based techniques such as discrete element methods (DEM).

Research Interests

  • Particle-laden flows and particle-turbulence interaction
  • Granular Flows
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Erosion due to particle impact
  • Numerical research software development
  • Fixed mesh approaches (immersed boundary and fictitious domain)
  • Peridynamics
  • Discrete element methods (DEM)
  • High-order methods

Teaching Interests

Heat and Flow II

Advanced topics in fluid mechanics

Academic / Professional qualifications

PhD, MSc (High-performance computing), MSc (Process simulation and modeling), BSc

PgDip in academic practice

CEng, MIMechE

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, University of Southampton

Oct 2009Nov 2012

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3D printers Engineering & Materials Science
Airfoils Engineering & Materials Science
Finite difference method Engineering & Materials Science
leading edges Physics & Astronomy
Fluids Engineering & Materials Science
Noise abatement Engineering & Materials Science
Powders Chemical Compounds
Multiphase flow Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2016 2023

Research Output 2011 2020

boundary element method
viscous fluids
Finite difference method

A relaxed multi-direct-forcing immersed boundary-cascaded lattice Boltzmann method accelerated on GPU

Zhang, Y., Pan, G., Zhang, Y. & Haeri, S., 4 Oct 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Computer Physics Communications.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Delta functions
Shear flow
Linear systems


An open-source hybrid CFD-DSMC solver for high-speed flows

Author: Espinoza, D., 1 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Stickland, M. (Supervisor) & Haeri, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2016 2019

Multi-scale modeling of powder bed fusion

Sina Haeri (Speaker)
Dec 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Powder Technology (Journal)

Sina Haeri (Peer reviewer)
22 Nov 201913 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal peer review