Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Ahmad Vasel

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
INTERESTS
  • Wind and Solar Energy Conversion and Storage
  • Theoretical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics (Vortex Dynamics, Fluid-Structure Interactions, Bubble Dynamics, Turbulence)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor, 2015
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ferdowsi University, 2011
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Ferdowsi University, 2008


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

  • 2017 - present     Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University
  • 2015 – 2017        Postdoctoral Researcher, Physical Ocean Science and Engineering, University of Delaware


GRANTS

  • 2016     PI, Investigating the impact of wind turbines on surface fluxes using computational fluid dynamics, First State Marine Wind LLC, 2016, $45,075.

TEACHING

  • Fluid Mechanics - ME 3720 (Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and Fall 2019)

PUBLICATIONS

[2018]

  • Archer, C.L.,Vasel, A., Wu, S., Pan, Y., Yan, C., Brodie, J.F., Maguire, E., Nygaard, N.G., Review and Evaluation of Wake Loss Models for Wind Energy Applications, Applied Energy, 226, 1187-1207.
  • Vasel, A.R., "Optimization of Wind Farms for Communities", In: "Wind and Solar Based Energy Systems for Communities", The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chap. 3, 27-61 (DOI: 10.1049/PBPO130E_ch3) (IET).

[2017]

  • Vasel, A.R., Iakovidis, F., The Effect of Wind Direction on the Performance of Solar PV Plants, Energy Conversion and Management, 153: 455-461 (DOI: 10.1016/j.enconman.2017.09.07). 
  • Vasel, A.R., Archer, C., Wind Farm Hub Height Optimization. Applied Energy, 195C: 905-921 (DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.03.089).

[2016]

  • Vasel, A.R., Archer, C., Wind Farms with Counter-Rotating Wind Turbines. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, (DOI: 10.1016/j.seta.2016.10.004).

[2015]

  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., Turner, J.S., Drag of Buoyant Vortex Rings. Physical Review E, 92/4: 1-5.
  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., A Balloon Bursting Underwater. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 769: 522 – 540.
  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., Flow over Submerged Energy Storage Balloons in Closely and Widely Spaced Floral Configurations. Ocean Engineering, 95: 59 – 77.
  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., Structural Analysis of an Underwater Energy Storage Accumulator. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 11: 165 - 172.

[2014]

  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., Flow past an Accumulator Unit of an Underwater Energy Storage System: Three Touching Balloons in Floral Configuration. Journal of Marine Science and Application, 13/4: 467 – 476.
  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., Underwater Compressed Air Energy Storage Improved through Vortex Hydro Energy. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 7: 1 – 5.

[2013]

  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., Numerical Simulation of Flow past an Underwater Energy Storage Balloon. Computers and Fluids, 88: 272 – 286.
  • Vasel, A.R., Carriveau, R., Ting, D.S.-K., Energy Storage using Weights Hydraulically Lifted above Ground. International Journal of Environmental Studies, 70/5: 792 – 799.
  • Vasel, A.R., Ting, D.S.-K., Carriveau, R., Correlating Flow Pattern with Force Coefficients in Air Flow past a Tandem Unit of Three Circular Cylinders. International Journal of Fluid Mechanics Research, 40/3: 235 – 253.
  • Esfahani, J.A., Vasel, A.R., A Numerical Study on Shear Layer Behavior in Flow over a Square Unit of Four Cylinders at Reynolds Number of 200 using the LB Method. Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics, 13/4: 103 – 119.

[2012]

  • Esfahani, J.A., Vasel, A.R., LB Simulation of Heat Transfer in Flow past a Square Unit of Four Isothermal Cylinders. Comptes Rendus Mecanique, 340/7: 526 – 535.


EDITORIAL RECORDS AND PEER-REVIEW ACTIVITIES

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