Computational & Theoretical Multiphysics Laboratory







FAMU-FSU College of Engineering

Principle Investigator


Dr. Kourosh Shoele

Assistant Professor
kshoele@fsu.edu
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Dr. Kourosh Shoele is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University. Previously, he was an assistant research scientist in the Flow Physics and Computation Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Johns Hopkins University (2013-2016), research engineer at Re Vision LLC (2011-2013) and a post-doctoral research assistant (2011) in the Department of Structural Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2011. His doctoral dissertation was about flow interaction with flexible structures. He received his M.Sc. from the Sharif University of Technology in 2006, and he received his B.Sc. from Shiraz University in 2003.

Research Themes: Dr. Shoele and his group are studying problems at the interface between mechanics and physics through developing and applying mathematical and computational tools with a focus on fluid-structure interaction, renewable energies, biolocomotion, and biomechanics.

Research Areas: Bio-inspired Engineering, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Biomechanics & Biomedical Flows, Wind & Wave Energies, Computational Mechanics.

Research Highlights


Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) happens during the forced/free oscillations of the airfoil, fluttering of the flag(inverted/non-inverted) or the panel in the wind, pumping the blood inside the heart, vibrations of the wings of the airliner, efficient swimming of the fish in the deep sea and many more. FSI involves several interactions techniques known as flutter, galloping, sloshing, vortex-induced vibrations, added mass, and etc which are used to control the dynamics and motion of both the fluids and solids.


Nucleate boiling and active vortex generation


The nucleate boiling process is essential to achieve extreme heat flux in heat exchangers and cooling systems. We have proposed using active vortex generation to manipulate the boiling process dynamics. We have simulated the response of the boiling process in a heat exchanger channel to an oscillating flexible/rigid/hybrid plates and found out the extent of thermal enhancement and effects on dynamics of the vapor bubble. Our preliminary results show that surprisingly, a specific type of active vortex generators may enhance the thermal heat transfer by 500%-1000% much more than other proposed techniques. Considering the impact of active vortex generators compared to the crossflow-only case, we found out that by using a flexible insert, one can reach a 200%-250% increase in the coefficient of performance. The initial results suggest a promising technique to have a paradigm-shift heat transfer enhancement methodology especially for boiling heat transfer in microchannels using minimally invasive piezoelectric or magnetic vortex generators. Further studies will increase our understanding of the critical features of this process, also gives the suitable parameter regimes for experimental studies and practical applications. This may lead to an economical thermal management procedure using a passive system for the real-world applications.

Modeling face mask leakage with 3D morphable face models


The face mask “fit” affects the mask’s efficacy in preventing airborne transmission. To date, research on the face mask fit has been conducted mainly using experiments on limited subjects. The limited sample size in experimental studies makes it hard to reach a statistical correlation between mask fit and facial features in a population. Here, we employ a novel framework that utilizes a morphable face model and mask deployment simulation to test mask fit for many facial characteristics and mask designs. The proposed technique is an important step toward enabling personalized mask selection with maximum efficacy for society members.

SWBLI with flexible structure


When a shock wave comes into contact with a boundary layer flow, the large adverse pressure gradient associated with the shock wave can cause the flow to separate from the surface. When this happens, a recirculation bubble forms close to the wall, and significantly alters the stability and dynamics of the flow. This shock typically bends as it encounters lower Mach numbers inside the boundary layer and ultimately breaks up into a compression fan and a reflected shock develops. We are doing research on SWBLI with flexible structure focusing on structural load minimization and flow control. Panel dynamics can help us to find a potential use of an aeroelastically tailored flexible panel as a means of passive flow control. Cavity pressure underneath the panel can also create forced panel oscillations which may reduce separation in the interaction zone.

Dynamics of heated flexible panel


The canonical problem of flow-induced flutter of a thin flexible plate is revisited, with an emphasis on the thermally induced buoyancy effects on the dynamics and thermal characterization of the system. An immersed boundary method is used to simulate mixed convection of a heated 2D inextensible and flexible thin plate. The bending stiffness, Richardson number, and Reynolds number are chosen as the characteristic parameters of the system. The dynamic and thermal responses of the plate are examined over a wide range of the characteristic parameters, and it is shown that the stability boundary growth rate of the flapping dynamics dramatically increases after a particular threshold Richardson number due to the mode switching behavior. The appearance of higher oscillatory modes and a shift in the nodes of the dominant oscillatory mode are found to also be correlated to the observed higher Nusselt numbers.

Wind induced reconfigurations of trees


Wind-induced stress is the major mechanical cause of tree failures. Among different factors, the branching mechanism plays a central role in the stress distribution and stability of trees in windstorms.  The recent study by Eloy showed that Leonardo da Vinci’s original observation stating the total cross-section of branches is conserved across branching nodes is the optimal configuration for resisting wind-induced damage in rigid trees. However, the breaking risk and the optimal branching pattern of trees are also a function of their reconfiguration capabilities and the processes they employ to mitigate high wind-induced stress hotspots. In this study, using an efficient numerical model of rigid and flexible branched trees, we explore the role of flexibility and branching pattern of trees on their reconfiguration and stress mitigation capabilities. We identify the optimal power-law branching mechanism that is robust for a large tree flexibility range. Our results show that the probability of a tree breaking at each level of branching from the stem to terminal foliage depends strongly on both the cross-section changes in the branching nodes, the overall tree geometry, and the level of tree flexibility. It is found that the optimal branching of trees is a function of its deformability and could be different from the rigid trees.

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics


A computational model is used to study the effect of wave-induced motion on the aerodynamics of compliant offshore wind turbines. The wake response of two promising offshore platform concepts, Spar buoy and Barge type turbines were studied in details and their aerodynamic, power and wake characteristics were compared with a stationary wind turbine case. Results obtained from this study indicates that surprisingly the wake response of the oscillating wind turbine recovers faster compared to the stationary turbine, with a 50%wake recovery in a distance that is 33% shorter than the static counterpart.

Active Control of the Aeroelastic Flutter


Aeroelastic effect plays an important role in various research topics including aero vehicle stability, renewable energy extraction, and animal locomotion. Active and passive control methods have been proposed to control the flutter phenomenon of the airfoil. For example, the EET high-lift flexible wing with actively bending flaps provides an active actuator that can modify the flow around the airfoil. Through the use of a high-fidelity fluid-structure interaction algorithm we can investigate the effect on the aeroelastic motion of the EET airfoil over a wide range of parameters. Preliminary results show that the active flap is capable of regulating the oscillation period of the airfoil. The simulations can provide physical insight behind the highly nonlinear motion, and eventually derive the control law to regulate the oscillation.

Fast multilevel multi-phase CFD-nodal model for cryogenic applications


Cryogenic fluids are one of the critical components of current and future space exploration, and a better understanding of cryogenic flow is necessary for safe and efficient transport and storage of cryogenic fluids. This project aims to develop and employ novel modeling and analysis tools for capturing the flow physics and thermodynamics of cryogenic flows in storage vessels in both normal and microgravity conditions. The flow and thermal interaction of cryogenic systems with three phases of the flow, gas, and solid boundaries can generate a rich spectrum of phenomena. To accurately model the system while keeping the running time much lower than the conventional CFD approaches, the block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR) is using. This project's main innovation is the development of an AMR-based computational tool based on the integration of the continuum multiphase-phase model of the cryogenic and the multi-node model of the system. The approach provides high-fidelity modeling of the complex coupled dynamics while maintaining the computational efficiency of nodal models.

Environment-informed vibration-based health monitoring technique


Traditional structural health monitoring (SHM) techniques are based on the strong assumption that the acting loads are either absent or stationary. In many high-speed applications, these criteria are not met, and a more versatile SHM method is required for their monitoring. In this work, we perform extended wavelet-based structural health monitoring using time histories of the embedded impedance-based piezoelectric sensors and the physics-based identification of the causal environmental loads. This technique is the first effort to extend the health monitoring to unsteady short-time load scenarios and use the physics-based force-partitioning technique for SHM under complex loading conditions. To perform SHM in the complex loading condition using impedance-based techniques, we include the mechanistic causal model of the flow forces in the identification procedure. This project breaks new ground in developing and employing a novel multi-physical modeling framework in which both the load conditions and structural responses are monitored simultaneously. Its success in capturing the structural damage is assessed numerically and experimentally for two types of damages, cracking and delamination, under two distinct loading conditions, high thermal loading and shock impingement.

The effect of internal damping on locomotion in frictional environments


Long slender organisms demonstrate remarkable proficiency in varied terrain and especially water. The success of these organisms has proven a source of bio-inspired design in various fields especially robotics. Recent advances in robotic fabrication techniques have led to a new class of "soft robots". Soft robots are made using highly compliant materials and actuated using pneumatics, electromagnetism and tendons. Because of the low elastic modulus for the materials used to construct soft robots, they are inherently back drivable and compatible for interacting with humans and animals. These same properties, many degrees of freedom and under-actuation, create challenges in the area of modeling and control of soft robots. We address these challenges by modeling a long, slender, soft robotic swimmer as a visco-elastic rod whose motion is governed by the partial differential equations of the same. We use Lighthill's High Amplitude Elongated body theory to model the fluid structure interaction with high accuracy and a relatively low computational cost. We model the actuation of swimmers body using a parameterized internal torque linear density, and co-optimize the design and control of the soft swimming robot in terms of locations, size and number of actuators.

Numerical investigation of energy harvesting from piezoelectric inverted flags


The transformation of wind energy into low-power electricity using piezoelectric materials enables the possibility of powering wireless electronic components especially in high wind areas. Here, we investigate the piezoelectric energy harvesting performance of inverted flags with different aspect ratio subject to unidirectional flow. Flags with different aspect ratios were studied both numerically and experimentally to explore the different oscillatory modes of the system and their different energy harvesting capability. Each flag is intrinsically coupled with the piezoelectric patches attached to its surfaces. As the piezo patches deform with the inverted flag, they generate electrical power which is dependent on the flow, structural and electrical parameters of the problem. Experiments on flags made of spring steel were conducted in a wind tunnel, where the wind speed was swept up through the various vibration modes of the inverted flags. The roles of flow conditions, structural parameters and electric setup on the oscillatory behavior and power capturing efficiency of the inverted flag were assessed and preliminary results show that the aspect ratio of the flag can be leveraged to increase the energy harvesting attainable during large amplitude two-sided flapping modes.

Flow-induced vibrations of closely packed flexible flags


Inspired by the tree leaves' problem, the flexible flags problem is studied. We run a series of simulation cases for the FSI problem. The computational results are first compared to the wind tunnel experiment that uses stainless steel sheets as flags and then is employed to quantify how the flag aspect ratio and separation distance between the flags affect the flapping behavior. Also place the flags in a star pattern by rotating them from a center. The frequency, Reynolds number, drag, side, and lift forces are important parameters during the observation. Compared with the 2-D model, it appears more easily to collect results on the amplitude and rotation angle on a particular point of the flags and the vortex distribution with the 3D model. The finding is important when discussing the possibility of using a tree morphology with many flexible piezoelectric leaves to harvest energy from the wind collectively.

Publications


Journal Articles
    In preparation
  1. B. Van Stratum, J. Clark, K. Shoele. The effect of internal damping on locomotion in frictional environments. Physical Review E.submitted, 2022.
  2. B. Van Stratum, K. Shoele, J. Clark. Pacific Lamprey inspired climbing. IEEE Transactions on Robotics. submitted, 2022.
  3. A. Shahriar, M. Aslani, K. Shoele. Combined effect of wall flexibility and temperature in shock wave and boundary layer interactions. AIAA. submitted, 2022.
  4. T S. Wang, K. Shoele. Kernel mode decomposition for time-frequency localization of transient flow: The formation of a laminar separation bubble. Physics Review Fluids. submitted, 2022.
  5. F. Nazari, K. Shoele, H. Mohammadigoushki. Helical Locomotion in Yield Stress Fluids. Physics Review Letters. submitted, 2022.
  6. Shoele, K. (submitted). Hybrid Wave/Current Energy Harvesting with a Flexible Piezoelectric Plate. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Manuscript submitted for publication. arXiv:2201.08751;
  7. Eastham, P. S., & Shoele, K. (submitted). Squirmer locomotion in a yield stress fluid. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Manuscript submitted for publication, 10 pages.
  8. Solano, T., Ordonez, J. C., & Shoele, K. (submitted). Natural convection in vertical enclosures with conjugate boundary conditions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  9. Tomas Solano, Kourosh Shoele, Investigation of the role of face shape on the flow dynamics and effectiveness of face masks. MDPI, Fluids (Accepted).
  10. Ojo Oluwafemi, Eetu Kohtanen, Aojia Jiang, Jacob Brody, Alper Erturk, Kourosh Shoele, Distinct Modes of Energy Harvesting by a Piezoelectric Inverted Flag Behind a Cylinder. Submitted to Journal of Bioinspiration and biomimetics.
  11. 2022
  12. O. Ojo, E. Kohtanen, A. Jiang, J. Brody, A. Erturk, K. Shoele. Flapping dynamics of an inverted flag behind a cylinder. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 2022 Sep30.
  13. P. Eastham, H. Mohammadigoushki, K. Shoele, Squirmer locomotion in a yield stress fluid. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 948, A54., 2022.
  14. T. Solano, JC. Ordonez, K. Shoele. Natural convection in vertical enclosures with conjugate boundary conditions. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 946, A17, 2022.
  15. T. Solano,K.Shoele. Investigation of the Role of Face Shape on the Flow Dynamics and effectiveness of Face Masks. Fluids 7, 6:209. 2022.
  16. T. Solano, C. Ni, R. Mittal, K. Shoele. Perimeter leakage of face-masks and its effect on the mask’s efficacy. Physics of Fluids, 34.5: 051902 2022. (FeaturedArticle)
  17. Y. Liu, M. Sussman, Y. Lian, MY. Hussaini, M. Vahab, K. Shoele. A Novel Supermesh Method for Computing Solutions to the Multi-material Stefan Problem with Complex Deforming Interfaces and Microstructure. Journal of Scientific Computing, 91, 1-40, 2022.
  18. Wu, Shijian, Tomas Solano, Kourosh Shoele, and Hadi Mohammadigoushki. "Formation of a strong negative wake behind a helical swimmer in a viscoelastic fluid." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 942 (2022).
  19. Ojo, Oluwafemi, and Kourosh Shoele. "Branching pattern of flexible trees for environmental load mitigation." Bioinspiration & Biomimetics (2022).
  20. Ojo, Oluwafemi, Yu-Cheng Wang, Alper Erturk, and Kourosh Shoele. "Aspect ratio-dependent hysteresis response of a heavy inverted flag." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 942 (2022). Read More
  21. Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Mode Competition in a Plunging Foil with an Active Flap: A Multi-Scale Modal Analysis Approach." (2022), Phys. Rev. Fluids 7, 044701 – Published 12 April 2022 Read More
  22. Liu, Y., Sussman, M., Lian, Y., Hussaini, M. Y., Vahab, M., & Shoele, K. (2022). A novel supermesh method for computing solutions to the multi-material Stefan problem with complex deforming interfaces and microstructure. Journal of Scientific Computing, 91, 1-40. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1007/s10915-022-01783-1 Read More
  23. Vahab, M., Murphy, D., & Shoele, K. (2022). Fluid dynamics of frozen precipitation at the air–water interface. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 933. Read More
  24. 2021
  25. Van Stratum, B., Clark, J., & Shoele, K. (2021). Modeling internal forces in limbless organisms during locomotion. In Integrative and Comparative Biology (pp. E928-E929). Oxford Univ Press Inc Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, Nc 27513 USA. Read More
  26. Wang, Tso-Kang, Solano, T., & Shoele, K. (2021). Bridge the gap: correlate face mask leakage and facial features with 3D morphable face models. Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology, 9-Jan. Read More
  27. Vahab, M., Sussman, M., & Shoele, K. (2021). Fluid-structure interaction of thin flexible bodies in multi-material multi-phase systems. Journal of Computational Physics, 429, 110008. Read More
  28. Wang, Tso-Kang, & Shoele, K. (2021). Geometrically weighted modal decomposition techniques. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 911. Read More
  29. Solano, Tomas, Rajat Mittal, and Kourosh Shoele. "One size fits all?: A simulation framework for face-mask fit on population-based faces." PloS one 16, no. 6 (2021): e0252143. Read More
  30. 2020
  31. Vahab, Mehdi, Mark Sussman, and Kourosh Shoele. "Fluid-Structure Interaction of Thin Flexible Bodies in Multi-Material Multi-Phase Systems." Journal of Computational Physics (2020): 110008. Read More
  32. Kopperstad, Karsten M., Rajan Kumar, and Kourosh Shoele. "Aerodynamic characterization of barge and spar type floating offshore wind turbines at different sea states." Wind Energy 23, no. 11 (2020): 2087-2112. Read More
  33. Solano, Tomas, Juan C. Ordonez, and Kourosh Shoele. "Flapping dynamics of a flag in the presence of thermal convection." Journal of Fluid Mechanics 895 (2020). Read More
  34. Eastham, Patrick S., and Kourosh Shoele. "Axisymmetric squirmers in Stokes fluid with nonuniform viscosity." Physical Review Fluids 5, no. 6 (2020): 063102. Read More
  35. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajat Mittal. "Heat transfer enhancement in laminar flow heat exchangers due to flapping flags." Physics of Fluids 32, no. 6 (2020): 063603. Read More
  36. Solano, Tomas, Rajat Mittal, and Kourosh Shoele. "One size fits all?: Modeling face-mask fit on population-based faces." medRxiv (2020). Read More
  37. 2018
  38. Shoele, Kourosh, and Patrick S. Eastham. "Effects of nonuniform viscosity on ciliary locomotion." Physical Review Fluids 3, no. 4 (2018): 043101. Read More
  39. 2017
  40. Shoele, K. (2017). Viscoelastic model for describing the response of transcatheter aortic valves. In International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Biomedical Engineering. CMBE. Read More
  41. Orrego, Santiago, Kourosh Shoele, Andre Ruas, Kyle Doran, Brett Caggiano, Rajat Mittal, and Sung Hoon Kang. "Harvesting ambient wind energy with an inverted piezoelectric flag." Applied Energy 194 (2017): 212-222. Read More
  42. K. Shoele. Wave energy harvesting by a wave devouring piezoelectric flexible plate. Submitted. Read More
  43. 2016
  44. K. Shoele, R. Mittal. Energy harvesting by flow-induced flutter in a simple model of an inverted piezoelectric flag. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 790, 582- 606, 2016. Read More
  45. K. Shoele, R. Mittal. Flutter instability of a thin flexible plate in a channel. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 786: 29-46, 2016. Read More
  46. 2015
  47. M. Previsic, K. Shoele and J. Epler. Experimental and numerical investigation of dynamic and performance of heaving point absorber with a subsea reaction plate. Revised, 2015. Read More
  48. K. Shoele, Q. Zhu. Hydrodynamics of drafting mechanism in dolphin calves beneath free surface. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 382,363–377, 2015. Highlighted Article on the webpage of Journal of Theoretical Biology. Read More
  49. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Performance of synchronized fins in biomimetic propulsion. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics, 10.2: 026008, 2015. Read More
  50. 2014
  51. K. Shoele, R. Mittal. Computational study of flow-induced vibration of a reed in a channel and effect on convective heat transfer. Physics of Fluids, 26: 127103, 2014. Read More
  52. 2013
  53. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Performance of a wing with nonuniform flexibility in hovering flight. Physics of Fluids, 25, 041901, 2013. Read More
  54. 2012
  55. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Leading edge strengthening and the propulsion performance of flexible ray fins. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 693: 402-432, 2012. Read More
  56. 2011
  57. K. Shoele , I. Prowell, Q. Zhu and A. Elgamal. Dynamic and structural modeling of a floating wind turbine. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 21(2), 155-160, 2011. Read More
  58. 2010
  59. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Numerical simulation of Labriform swimming by a pectoral fin. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 2038-2047, 2010. Read More
  60. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Flow-induced vibrations of a deformable ring. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 650: 343-362, 2010. Read More
  61. 2009
  62. K. Shoele and Q. Zhu. Fluid-structure interactions of skeleton-reinforced fins: performance analysis of a paired fin in lift-based propulsion. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(16): 2679-2690, 2009. Read More
  63. 2008
  64. Q. Zhu and K. Shoele. Propulsion performance of a skeleton-strengthened fin. Journal of Experimental Biology, 211(13), 2087-2100, 2008. Inside JEB featured article. Read More
  65. K. Shoele, A.Vafai and A.Kaveh. Localized identification of shear building with embedded foundation in frequency domain. The Structural Design of Tall and Special Buildings, 17(2), 245-256, 2008. Read More
  66. 2007
  67. K. Shoele, A. Vafai and A. Kaveh. Online detection of a breathing crack using an adaptive tracking technique. Acta Mechanica, 188(3), 19-154, 2007. Read More
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
    2023
  1. A. Moradikazerouni, T. Solano, M. Sussman, K.Shoele. Simulation of Natural Convection in Two-Phase Cryogenic Tanks Using Sparse Identification of Nonlinear Dynamics. AIAA Scitech 2023 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2023. (Submitted) Read More
  2. A. Shahriar, R. Kumar and K. Shoele. Fully Coupled Aero-thermo-elastic Analysis of Shock-wave and Turbulent Boundary Layer Interactions. AIAA Aviation 2023 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2023. (Submitted) Read More
  3. A. Tripathi, M. Sheehan, J. Gustavsson, K.Shoele and R. Kumar. Effect of Panel Compliance on Shockwave Boundary Layer Interaction at Mach 2. AIAA Aviation 2023 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2023. (Submitted) Read More
  4. 2022
  5. B. Van Stratum, MP. Austin, K. Shoele and J. Clark. Comparative Model Evalua-tion with a Symmetric Three-Link Swimming Robot. 2022 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2672-2678, 2022. Read More
  6. A. Anand,TK.Wang, T. Solano,K.Shoele. A Mathematical Framework to Calculate Facemask’s Effective Filtration Efficiency in Large Population. 19th U.S.National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Meeting Abstracts, 2022. Read More
  7. J. Gallentine, EJ. Barth, K. Galloway, Kevin, B. Van Stratum, J.Clark,and K. Shoele. A Multimodal Climbing-Swimming Soft Robotic Lamprey. Proceedings of the 2022 Bath/ASME Symposium on Fluid Power and Motion Control, FPMC,2022. Read More
  8. S. Provat, M. Sussman, K. Shoele. Adjoint-based control of electroconvection fordierent patterned surfaces. 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and AppliedMechanics, Meeting Abstracts, 2022. Read More
  9. V. Tavanashad, K.Shoele. Physical Insight into Shock Wave Turbulent Boundary Layer Interaction of Compressible Flows. 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoreticaland Applied Mechanics, Meeting Abstracts, 2022. Read More
  10. AJ. Jiang, O.Ojo, K.Eetu, E.Alper, K.Shoele. Flow-induced Vibrations of Closely Packed Flapping Flags. 19th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical andApplied Mechanics, Meeting Abstracts, 2022. Read More
  11. A. Tripathi, J. Gustavsson, K. Shoele, R. Kumar. Effect of Shock Impingement location on the Fluid-Structure Interaction over a Compliant Panel. AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2022. Read More
  12. 2021
  13. Rosenberg, Kevin T., Albert Medina, Tso-Kang Wang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Resolvent Analysis of Morphing Bodies." AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum. 2021. Read More
  14. Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Identification of Transient Modes During Formation and Detachment of a Laminar Separation Bubble using Kernel Mode Decomposition." AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum. 2021. Read More
  15. Ojo, O., & Shoele, K. (2021). Load reduction and reconfiguration capabilities of branched trees. In Integrative and Comparative Biology (pp. E664-E664). Oxford Univ Press Inc Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, Nc 27513 USA. Read More
  16. Tavanashad, Vahid, and Kourosh Shoele. "Analysis of Shock-wave Boundary Layer Interaction in Compressible Flows over Rigid and Flexible Surfaces." In AIAA AVIATION 2021 FORUM, p. 2807. 2021. Read More
  17. Ojo, Oluwafemi, Kourosh Shoele, Alper Erturk, Yu-Cheng Wang, and Eetu Kohtanen. "Numerical and experimental investigations of energy harvesting from piezoelectric inverted flags." In AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, p. 1323. 2021. Read More
  18. Shahriar, Al, and Kourosh Shoele. "Vortex interactions in the wake of the axisymmetric body in uniform cross-stream." In AIAA Scitech 2021 Forum, p. 0026. 2021. Read More
  19. Wang, Tso-Kang, Akriti Tripathi, Al Shahriar, Vahid Tavanashad, Rajan Kumar, and Kourosh Shoele. "Flow-Informed Vibration-Based Health Monitoring Technique." In AIAA AVIATION 2021 FORUM, p. 2495. 2021. Read More
  20. 2020
  21. Tripathi, Akriti, Lee Mears, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajan Kumar. "Oblique Shockwave Boundary Layer Interactions on a Flexible Panel at Mach 2." In AIAA Scitech 2020 Forum, p. 0568. 2020. Read More
  22. 2019
  23. Richardson, Ross, Tso-Kang Wang, Louis N. Cattafesta, and Kourosh Shoele. "Dynamics of a Separation Bubble Subject to Compliant Surface Motion." AIAA Aviation 2019 Forum. 2019. Read More
  24. Ojo, Oluwafemi, David Tan, Yu-Cheng Wang, Kourosh Shoele, and Alper Erturk. "Aspect ratio effects in wind energy harvesting using piezoelectric inverted flags." In Active and Passive Smart Structures and Integrated Systems XIII, vol. 10967, p. 109670Q. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2019. Read More
  25. 2018
  26. Wang, Tso-Kang, and Kourosh Shoele. "Aeroelastic flutter in the presence of an active flap." 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference. 2018. Read More
  27. Shahriar, A., Shoele, K., & Kumar, R. (2018). Aero-thermo-elastic Simulation of Shock-Boundary Layer Interaction over a Compliant Surface. In 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3398). Read More
  28. 2015
  29. H. Bakhshaee, G. Garreau, G. Tognetti, K. Shoele, R. Carrero, T. Kilmar, Z. Chi, WR. Thompson, JH. Seo, R. Mittal, AG. Andreou, Mechanical design, instrumentation and measurements from a hemoacoustic cardiac phantom. Information Sciences and Systems (CISS), 2015 49th Annual Conference on ,1,5, 2015. Read More
  30. 2014
  31. K. Shoele , A. Glezer and R. Mittal. Enhancement of convective heat transfer in a micro-channel using flexible self-oscillating reeds. 17th USNCTAM, Michigan, 2014. Read More
  32. JH. Seo, K. Shoele and R. Mittal. Computational modeling of the effect of mitral-valve leaflet dynamics on intraventricular flow. WCCM XI, Barcelona, 2014. Read More
  33. 2013
  34. K. Shoele and M. Previsic. Unified modeling and simulation of marine hydrokinetic devices. EWTEC2013, Aalborg, Denmark, 2013. Read More
  35. M.Previsic and K. Shoele. Cost reduction pathways for wave energy. EWTEC2013, Aalborg, Denmark, 2013. Read More
Publications in Conference Proceedings
    2021
  1. Anand, A., Wang, Tso-Kang, Solano, T., Breuer, K., Mittal, R., & Shoele, K. (2021). Analytical Model to Infer Mask Peripheral Leakage Pattern in Large Population. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  2. Shoele, K., & Mohammadigoushki, H. (2021). Bacteria Swimming in finitely extensible viscoelastic fluids. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  3. Moradikazerouni, A., & Shoele, K. (2021). Computational study of Rayleigh-Bernard convection in a cylindrical pressurized cryogenic tank. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  4. Liu, Y., Vahab, M., Shoele, K., & Sussman, M. (2021). Drop Transmission After the Impact on Woven fabrics. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  5. Tucker, E., Chowdhury, J., Cho, Jay-Young, Shoele, K., Mittal, R., & Breuer, K. (2021). Flow permeability and flow-induced deformations of medical face masks and mask materials. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  6. Shahriar, A., Kumar, R., & Shoele, K. (2021). Force generation by the wake of an axisymmetric cone at high angles of attack. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  7. Wang, T. K., & Shoele, K. (2018). Aeroelastic Flutter in the Presence of an Active Flap. In 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3089). Read More
  8. Wang, Tso-Kang, & Shoele, K. (2021). Kernel Mode Decomposition for Time-Frequency Localization of Transient Flow. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  9. Aslani, M., & Shoele, K. (2021). A Computational Technique for Studying Shock-Induced Bubble Cavitation Near Compliant Surfaces. In 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2020+1) (pp. 808). IUTAM, 2021, ISBN 978-83-65550-31-6. Read More
  10. Eastham, P. S., & Shoele, K. (2021). The Effect of Local Fluid Rheology on Phoretic Modes. In 25th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM 2020+1). IUTAM, 2021, ISBN 978-83-65550-31-6. Read More
  11. Provat, S., Sussman, M., & Shoele, K. (2021). Numerical Simulation of Pattern Accelerated Electroconvection. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  12. Boyun, A. F., Solano, T., & Shoele, K. (2021). Optimization of Offshore Wave Energy Harvester Using Reinforcement Learning. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  13. Van Stratum, B., Clark, J., Barth, E., & Shoele, K. (2021). Optimization of Soft Robot Swimmer Using Lighthill's Large-amplitude Elongated-body Theory. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  14. Tavanashad, V., & Shoele, K. (2021). Sedimentation of flexible fiber suspensions and large cluster formation at finite Reynolds number. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  15. Ni, C., Solano, T., Wang, Tso-Kang, Seo, Jung-Hee, Shoele, K., Breuer, K., & Mittal, R. (2021). Simple Models of Face Mask Aerodynamics to Quantify Effects of Peripheral Leaks on Mask Effectiveness. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  16. Giannareas, Y., & Shoele, K. (2021). Surveillant and hydrodynamic benefits of fish schooling. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  17. Solano, T., Shoele, K., Breuer, K., & Mittal, R. (2021). The connection between mask deformation and peripheral leakage. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  18. Ojo, O., & Shoele, K. (2021). Turbulence-induced Reconfiguration of Fractal-Branched Trees in a Forest. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  19. 2020
  20. Moradikazerouni, A., Vahab, M., & Shoele, K. (2020). A 0D/3D nodal-CFD method of cylindrical pressurized tanks. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. T01. 014). American Physical Society. Read More
  21. Vahab, M., Sussman, M., & Shoele, K. (2020). A critical comparison between computational models of evaporation and boiling. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. R03. 009). American Physical Society. Read More
  22. Wang, Tso-Kang, & Shoele, K. (2020). Aeroelastic Flutter of an Airfoil in the Presence of an Active Flap. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. S02. 023). American Physical Society. Read More
  23. Solano, T., Shoele, K., & Ordonez, J. (2020). Conjugate heat transfer modeling and optimization of in plane cooling channels. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. T01. 001). American Physical Society. Read More
  24. Shahriar, A., & Shoele, K. (2020). Fluid dynamics of axisymmetric elongated bodies at high angle of attacks. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. F13. 007). American Physical Society. Read More
  25. Ojo, O., & Shoele, K. (2020). Piezoelectric energy harvesting of an inverted flag behind a bluff body. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. Y12. 006). American Physical Society. Read More
  26. Van Stratum, B., Clark, J., & Shoele, K. (2020). The Effects of Internal Damping on Locomotion in Frictional Environments. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts (pp. Q03. 030). American Physical Society. Read More
  27. 2019
  28. Solano, T., Ordonez, J., & Shoele, K. (2019). Conjugate Thermal Boundaries Effect On Natural Convection Flow Structures In Enclosures. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  29. Shoele, K., & Wang, T. (2019). Geometrically-weighted Modal Analysis Technique. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  30. Wang, Tso-Kang, & Shoele, K. (2019). Separation Bubble Subject to a Compliant Surface: A Linear Approach. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  31. Vahab, M., Shoele, K., & Murphy, D. (2019). Thermal and Fluid Dynamics of Snow vs. Rain at the Air-Water Interface. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  32. Shahriar, A., Shoele, K., & Kumar, R. (2019). Vortex formation at the apex of an oblique cone in uniform cross-stream. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  33. Ojo, O., & Shoele, K. (2019). Wind-Induced Damage Propagation in a Branched Tree Forest. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  34. 2018
  35. Eastham, P., & Shoele, K. (2018). Coupling between swimming and feeding efficiencies of ellipsoidal squirmers in a nutrient-dependent viscous flow. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  36. Shoele, K. (2018). Energy extraction from water waves using a moving piezoelectric plate. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  37. Wang, Tso-Kang, & Shoele, K. (2018). Stability Analyses of a Foil with an Active Trailing-edge Flap. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  38. Solano, T., & Shoele, K. (2018). Thin plate fluttering by thermally induced buoyancy effects. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  39. Wang, T. K., & Shoele, K. (2018). Aeroelastic Flutter in the Presence of an Active Flap. In 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3089). Read More
  40. Vahab, M., Shoele, K., & Sussman, M. (2018). Interaction of an Oscillating Flexible Plate and Nucleate Pool Boiling Vapor Bubble: Fluid-Structure Interaction in a Multimaterial Multiphase System. In 2018 Fluid Dynamics Conference (p. 3718). Read More
  41. Kopperstad, K., Shoele, K., & Kumar, R. (2018). A Combined Experimental and Numerical Study of the Floating Wind Turbines. In 2018 Applied Aerodynamics Conference (p. 3828). Read More
  42. 2017
  43. Eastham, P., & Shoele, K. (2017). Ciliary Locomotion in Varying Viscosity Flow. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  44. Clemmer, N., Kopperstad, K., Solano, T., Shoele, K., & Ordonez, J. (2017). Gravity effects on wind-induced flutter of leaves. In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  45. Ojo, Oluwafemi, and Kourosh Shoele. "Wind-Induced Reconfigurations in Flexible Branched Trees." In APS Meeting Abstracts. 2017. Read More
  46. Shoele, Kourosh. "Flow interaction with a flexible viscoelastic sheet." In APS Meeting Abstracts. 2017. Read More
  47. Clemmer, Nickalaus, Karsten Kopperstad, Tomas Solano, Kourosh Shoele, and Juan Ordonez. "Gravity effects on wind-induced flutter of leaves." In APS Meeting Abstracts. 2017. Read More
  48. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajat Mittal. "Flow-Induced Flutter of Multiple Inverted Flags for Improved Energy Harvesting." Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 (2017). Read More
  49. Eastham, Patrick, and Kourosh Shoele. "Ciliary Locomotion in Varying Viscosity Flow." Bulletin of the American Physical Society 62 (2017). Read More
  50. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, Ari Glezer, and Rajat Mittal. "Efficient electronic cooling via flow-induced vibrations." In Thermal Measurement, Modeling & Management Symposium (SEMI-THERM), 2017 33rd, pp. 36-39. IEEE, 2017. Read More
  51. 2016
  52. Rips, A., Shoele, K., & Mittal, R. (2016). Flow-Induced Flutter of Multi-Inverted Flag Configurations: Vortex Dynamics and Flutter Behaviors. In Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society. Read More
  53. Ruas, A., Orrego, S., Doran, K., Rips, A., Shoele, K., Kang, S. H., & Mittal, R. (2016). Harvesting Energy from the Flow-Induced Flutter of aPiezoleaf'. In APS March Meeting Abstracts. American Physical Society. Read More
  54. Rips, Aaron, Kourosh Shoele, and Rajat Mittal. "Flow-Induced Flutter of Multi-Inverted Flag Configurations: Vortex Dynamics and Flutter Behaviors." In APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts. 2016. Read More
Book Chapters
    2012
  1. Q. Zhu and K. Shoele. Numerical Modeling of the Performance of Ray Fins in Fish Locomotion. Natural Locomotion in Fluids and on Surfaces, The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, 155(2), 151-157, 2012. Read More
Selected Official Reports
    2012
  1. A. Shahriar, K. Shoele. A framework for studying the turbulent boundary layerinteractions with anisotropic compliant surface.Center for Turbulence Research,Stanford, 2022. Read More
  2. 2012
  3. M. Previsic, R. Jepsen, K. Shoele and et. al. Design, performance, and economic assessment for reference model 1-3. Document prepared for DOE by RE-vision, LLC, Sandia National lab, NREL and AREL, 2012. Read More
  4. 2013
  5. K. Shoele, J. Epler and M. Previsic. Wave energy reference model; theoretical performance and validation, Document prepared for DOE by RE-vision, LLC, 2013. Read More

Our Team





Post Doctorate Fellows


Dr. Vahid Tavanashad

Postdoctoral Research Associate
vahid.tavanashad@gmail.com
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Vahid Tavanashad received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University in 2020. During his PhD studies, he developed a fully-resolved direct numerical simlation solver for buoyant particle-laden flows and used it to perform simulations of particle-fluid flow for physics discovery and model development. At CTML, his research will be focused on developing a multiphysics health monitoring framework for high-speed vehicles. In addition, he will study the fluid-structure interaction in suspension of deformable particles to examine the effect of deformability on the suspension rheology.

Dr. Yang Liu

Postdoctoral Research Associate
yliu15@fsu.edu


Dr. Yang Liu obtained his Ph.D. degree of Mathematics from Florida State University in summer 2020. His research interest has been focusing on developing numerical methods for multi-material multi-phase problems involving phase change and material processing. During his graduate studies, he developed a novel supermesh numerical method involving stationary and deforming boundaries for computing solutions to the multi-material diffusion problem in complex geometries with microstructures. His other research interests include sharp interface capturing method, numerical analysis, numerical optimization, and computational geometry. At CTML team, he has been working on high-fidelity AMR based CFD simulation and developing turbulence wall model for convection on very coarse grid upon NASA cryogenic tank project. He would like to learn more knowledge on modeling and FSI related method from other members of the group. He likes running, biking, and playing the violin for relax.




Graduate Students


Akshay Anand

PhD Student
aa21b@my.fsu.edu


Akshay Anand is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University. He received his master's degree in Aeronautics and Space with a major in Turbulence, offered jointly by Ecole Centrale de Lille and ENSMA, France. Akshay has worked at Georgia Tech (Lorraine, France) and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) for a year. He performed high-fidelity simulations for supersonic airliners and market demand estimations for Urban Air Vehicles. His current research focuses on quantifying the effects of facial features on peripheral leakage from human faces. Other research interests include reduced-order modeling (ROM), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and enabling computer vision and FSI to solve complex engineering problems.

Al Shahriar

PhD Candidate
as17r@my.fsu.edu


Al Shahriar is a Ph.D. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering Program at Florida State University since Fall 2017. His research concentrates on Fluid-Structure Interaction(FSI). More specifically, he is investigating fundamental and unsteady flow features of the shock wave and boundary layer interactions (SWBLI) over a flexible structure and how can the structural response be utilized to deal with this adverse flow phenomena. His research interest includes (but not limited to) High-speed flows, aerodynamic shape optimization, flow controls, FSI and CFD. He enjoys fine arts especially paintings, photography, table tennis, traveling and outdoor activities.

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Aojia Jiang

PhD Student
aj21p@my.fsu.edu


Aojia Jiang is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University. She received her master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Florida in 2020. She worked in UFIAC for a year on the energy assessment and energy audit for small and medium-sized industrial facilities in Florida. Fluid structure interaction of multiple flags, aortic valve problems, CFD and FEM are her research interest. She enjoys music, working out, and hiking in her free time.

Alireza Moradikazerouni

PhD Student
am19do@my.fsu.edu


Alireza Moradikazerouni is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical engineering at Florida State University (FSU) since Spring 2020. His research concentrates on NASA’s sloshing tank problems. More specifically, he is capturing the flow physics and thermodynamics of cryogenics flow in storage vessels in both normal and microgravity conditions using the block-structured adaptive mesh refinement (AMR). Interests include propulsion, high-speed flow, thermal stress/deformation, CFD, and FSI with specific applications to aerospace and energy. Skydiving, rock climbing, and bungee jumping lift his spirit.

Brian Van Stratum

PhD Student
bjv02@my.fsu.edu


Brian Van Stratum is a graduate student at Florida State University pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering. Brian joined the CTM Lab in 2020 to study the interaction of flexible cables with frictional and fluid environments. Brian has four years of experience in forensic engineering. In 2012-2017, he engaged in community development engineering research at Tribhuvan University in Nepal. Brian earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from Florida State University. Brian’s research interests are dynamics, controls, and robotics.

Oluwafemi E. Ojo

PhD Candidate
oluwafemi1.ojo@famu.edu


Oluwafemi is pursuing a PhD degree in mechanical engineering. He had his B.Tech in Metallurgical and Materials engineering in The federal university of technology, Akure, Nigeria during which he was an exchange student in his senior year at FAMU-FSU College of engineering. His current research interest is Fluid structure interaction of flexible structure for piezoelectric energy harvesting and the wind-induced reconfiguration of trees during hurricanes.

Shivanshu Kumar

PhD Student
skumar4@fsu.edu


Shivanshu Kumar is a graduate student at Florida State University studying Mechanical Engineering. He received his Master's Degree in Thermal Engineering from the Gautam Buddha University, India. Presently, he is researching fish locomotion with the goal of improving the propulsion efficiency of a structurally-enhanced fin by using reinforcement learning. Research interests include CFD, FSI, Turbulence modeling, Thermal Flow Analysis, and Aerodynamic Shape Optimization.

Tomas S. Munoz

PhD Candidate
ts11h@my.fsu.edu


Graduated from Florida State University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2016. Currently a PhD candidate with a focus in theoretical and numerical thermal fluids studies. Researching fluid-thermal-structure interactions and its application to thermal management and renewable energy generation. Interests include computational fluid dynamics (CFD), reduced order modeling (ROM), and optimization, with specific applications to energy.

Tso-Kang Wang

PhD Candidate
tw17e@my.fsu.edu


Tso-Kang Wang is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University under the guidance of Dr. Kourosh Shoele. His research interest is about controlling the complicated interaction between flow and structures. Active research topics include controlling the fluttering of an airfoil under the influence of an active flap actuator, flow-informed vibration based health monitoring technique, novel modal analysis methods for transient response or deforming bodies, and the peripheral leakage of the mask. The sophisticated beauty of Nature has been driving him to always dive deeper into learning and thinking, and his goal is to use what he has learnt to help this world become a better place. He also enjoys reading, playing basketball, and playing video games when he is not hitting the keyboard.




Affiliated Memebers


Shirin Provat

PhD Candidate
sprovat@fsu.edu


Shirin Provat is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University. She is currently working on pattern accelerated electroconvection under the supervision of Dr. Mark Sussman and Dr. Kourosh Shoele. Her research focuses on finding optimal conditions for enhancing electroconvection. Her research interests include Numerical optimization, Optimal Control, and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Her hobbies are gardening and painting.

Akriti Tripathi

PhD Candidate
at18bd@my.fsu.edu


Akriti is currently a PhD candidate at FCAAP in the Mechanical Engineering department at Florida State University working in Dr Rajan Kumar and Dr Kourosh Shoele’s research group. She received her undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering and master’s degree in Space Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India with a specialization in High-Speed Aerodynamics . Her master’s thesis was carried out in the Experimental Aerodynamics Division of National Aerospace laboratories, Bangalore, India on the control of Exhaust –freestream interaction on a boat-tailed missile afterbody in the transonic and low supersonic regime. Her undergraduate thesis was based on flutter analysis of a wing at a cruise Mach number of 0.88. Post her masters, she worked as an Aerodynamics engineer at General Electric, Aviation, India on several projects based on design of various components of turbofan engines for commercial and power generation applications using RANS and LES. She also worked in the Aeroacoustics group on the noise-decomposition of the turbofan engines in the aeroacoustics group at GE Aviation. Her current research focuses on the effect of shock/boundary –layer interactions on the aero-thermo-structural coupling of compliant panels in high-speed flows using a wide range of experimental investigation techniques such as Shadowgraph, Surface Oil-flow, PIV, PSP, DIC among others. Her research interests include experimental and computational fluid mechanics of high/low speed flows, shock/boundary-layer interactions, turbomachinery aerodynamics, fluid -structure interaction.




Undergraduate Students


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Yanni Giannareas

Undergraduate Student
yg18@my.fsu.edu


Yanni Giannareas is pursuing his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Florida State University since Spring 2018. His research concentrates on the hydrodynamics and hydroacoustics of fish schools, and how do they correlate to their ability to avoid predators. More specifically, with the use of 2D boundary element method solvers and fish-like locomotion algorithms, he is trying to quantify metrics such as scattered pressure and vorticity to evaluate the performance of a large range of fish school configurations. He enjoys working out, watching sports such as soccer or racing, and playing video games.




Former Group Members


Dr. Mehdi Vahab

Research Faculty
mvahab@fsu.edu


Mehdi received his Ph.D. in Applied Science in 2014 from University of California Davis. He has been working on development and application of numerical methods for multi-material and multi-phase systems. He is currently focused on the development of a general purposed Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) multiphase code to support the group endeavorer to study fundamental and real-world problems. He is also investigating the effects of active vortex generators of heat transfer and phase-change dynamics. You can find out more about his research and previous works at mehdivahab.com.

Dr. Mohamad Aslani

Postdoctoral Research Associate
maslani@fsu.edu


Mohamad Aslani received his Ph.D. from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University in 2017. Before joining CTML, he was a Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University where he worked on direct numerical simulation of compressible flows using the adaptive wavelet collocation method. Dr. Aslani has been involved in multiple multidisciplinary projects including multiphase flows, combustion, optimization, and machine learning. At CTML, his research will be focused on developing a Multiphysics Health Monitoring Framework for high-speed vehicles and developing numerical methods for compressible multiphase flows. You can find more about his research at myweb.fsu.edu/maslani

Patrick Eastham

PhD Research Assistant
peastham@math.fsu.edu


Patrick Eastham received his B.S. in Applied and Computational Mathematics from Florida State in 2015. He is currently at PhD student in the Biomathematics program at FSU. He was a research assistant for Dr. Shoele in 2017 and has since continued that line of research while being funded as a NSF GRFP Fellow. He has worked on the effect of variable-viscosity mechanisms on the swimming and feeding efficiency of microorganisms with applications towards artificial microswimmers, and more generally is interested in problems in biofluidmechanics.

Jino George

PhD Student
jg20fz@my.fsu.edu


Jino is pursuing his PhD at FSU in Mechanical Engineering Dept. He graduated from Arizona State University with his MS in Mechanical Engineering in 2017. His Thesis was on "Extraction of Coherent Structures using Direct Numerical Simulation in 3D Turbulent Flows and Its Effects on Chemotaxis" . He was working as a Thermal Engineer in Arizona from 2017-2020 before he moved to FSU. He is working on Fluid Structure Interaction, Turbulence and Large Eddy Simulation models under Dr. Shoele. His other interests include Lagrangian-Eulerian coupling, Heat Transfer, Multiphase flows and using CFD/FEM for understanding Biophysical phenomena. He enjoys working out , playing soccer and hiking for leisure.

Karsten M. Kopperstad

Master's Student
kmk16g@my.fsu.edu


Karsten Mikal Kopperstad received his Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Stavanger in Stavanger, Norway. Prior to this he served in the Norwegian Royal Navy as a fulfillment of his Norwegian citizenship duties . Karsten is now currently pursuing a Master's degree in mechanical engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, under the guidance of Dr. Koroush Shoele and Dr. Rajan Kumar. Karsten is working as a graduate research assistant at the Florida Center for advanced Areo Propulsion facility located in Tallahassee, Florida. His research interest includes experimental and computational fluid mechanics, fluid structure interaction, and renewable energy. During his pursuit for his master’s, Karsten is conducting research of the aerodynamic properties found in the wake regime behind a floating wind turbine.

Gokhan Ozkan

Graduate Student
go16b@my.fsu.edu


Gokhan Ozkan received his BS degrees in Teacher Training in Electrical Field and Energy System Engineering from Marmara University and Erciyes University, Turkey in 2006 and 2014, and his MS in Energy System Engineering from Erciyes University, Turkey in 2016. He was a lecturer at Bozok University, Turkey. He is currently a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, and is working as a graduate research assistant at the Center for Advanced Power Systems. His research interests include control of renewable energy, especially wind energy, electricity generation, distribution, and transmission. His Areas of experties are Renewable energy, Controls, Wind energy systems.

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Joshua Segall

Undergraduate Student
jms15m@my.fsu.edu









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Daniel Cerrutti

Undergraduate Student
dac13h@my.fsu.edu









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Nicklaus Clemmer

Undergraduate Student
nsclemmer@gmail.com









Outreach Activities



Young Scholars Program (YSP)


The Young Scholars Program (YSP) is a six-week residential science and mathematics summer program for Florida high school students with significant potential for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The program was developed in 1983 and is currently administered by the Office of Science Teaching Activities in the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University. This year Aaron Allen and Matthew Crespo joined our lab at AME in Engineering Campus. They learned about the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and basic procedure to conduct experiments. They also gained knowledge on state of the art technology used in this field.

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Open House


The FAMU-FSU College of Engineering is offering family-friendly STEM activities, including hands-on engineering stations and interactive science exhibits, aimed at bringing the science of engineering to the public during its 2019 Open House. The annual event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23 at the college’s campus at 2525 Pottsdamer St. in Innovation Park.

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Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)


The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the National Science Foundation. REU projects involve students in meaningful ways in ongoing research programs or in research projects specifically designed for the REU program.

News & Gallery


Ph.D. Position –Computational Fluid Dynamics, Machine Learning and Fluid-Structure Interaction


A PhD position is available immediately in the Computational and Theoretical Multiphysics Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Florida State University (https://eng.famu.fsu.edu/me). Research projects will involve interdisciplinary computational investigations of facemasks.
The following skills/certifications/interests are relevant to the positions:
  • - Creativity and interest in interdisciplinary research
  • - An undergraduate degree in engineering (especially mechanical, or civil) or related fields (applied mathematics, computational physics). Candidates who have already obtained a master's degree are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • - Previous research experience is highly desirable. Desirable research skills include computational fluid dynamics, machine learning background and programming (Fortran and C++).-Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • - Strong oral and written communication skills.
Review of applications will begin immediately. To apply, please email a single PDF file containing a cover letter outlining your interests, qualifications, and availability, a detailed CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Kourosh Shoele (kshoele@fsu.edu). Please include the phrase "PhD applicant-CFD" in the Subject line of the email.

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