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Dr. Aamer Shahzad
Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering Department

CAE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
College of Aeronautical Engineering, PAF Academy, Risalpur
Tel : 03205714275

Specialization
Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Bio-inspired flapping wings Micro-Aerial Vehicles (FMAV)

Education
PhD (Mechanical Engineering) UNSW Canberra, Australia (2013-2018), MS (Computational Science and Engineering)NUST, Pakistan (2009-2011), BE (Aerospace Engineering) NUST, Pakistan (1999-2004)

Aamer Shahzad is an assistant professor of aerodynamics at the department of Aerospace Engineering,CAE, NUST,Pakistan.He completed his undergraduate studies from CAE, NUST, Risalpur in 2004, in the specialty of Aerospace Engineering. He holds a Master’s degree in Computational Science and Engineering (CS&E) from Research Center for Modeling and Simulation (RCMS), NUST, Islamabad and a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra, Australia. His industrial experience includes five years of managing Organizational level and Intermediate level aircraft maintenance and two years of managing depot-level maintenance in an Engine Overhaul facility. Since 2010, he has been involved in the research of bio-inspired and bio-mimicking flapping wings, with an emphasis on improving aerodynamic performance in hovering flight. The primary focus of his research has been to study the effects of wing geometric parameters, kinematics, wing corrugations and flexibility on the aerodynamic performance of flapping wings.

Some of his on-going projects include: -

  • Modelling anisotropic flexibility on insect-like flapping wings such as the hawkmoth and the dragonfly.
  • Study the effect of anisotropic flexibility on the performance of flapping wings in hover and forward flight.
  • Study of different insect wings (geometry, kinematics and flexibility) for the design of bio-inspired flapping wing Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs).
  • Effects of leading-edge tubercles on aerodynamic performance of fixed and flapping wings.
  • Design and development of a bio-inspired flapping wing MAV​

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International Journals/ theses

1.         Shahzad, A., Tian, FB., Young, J. & Lai, J. C. S. 2018.Effects of hawkmoth-likeflexibility on the aerodynamic performance of flapping wings with different shapes andaspect ratios. Physics of Fluids,30 (9),091902, pp. 1-20https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5044635

 

2.         Shahzad, A., Tian, FB., Young, J. & Lai, J. C. S. 2018. Effects of flexibility on the hovering performance of flapping wings with different shapes and aspect ratios. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 81, 69-96.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2018.04.019

 

3.         Shahzad, A., Hamdani, H. R. & Aizaz, A. 2017. Investigation of corrugated wing in unsteady motion”, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 10, 3, pp. 833-845, https://doi.org/10.18869/acadpub.jafm.73.240.26425.

 

4.         Shahzad, A. 2017. Numerical analysis of the effects of flexibility, shapes and aspect ratios on hovering wing aerodynamics.Ph.D. Thesis, University of New South Wales, Australian Defense Force Academy, Canberra, Australia.

 

5.         Shahzad, A., Tian, FB., Young, J. & Lai, J. C. S. 2016. Effects of wing shape, aspect ratio and deviation angle on aerodynamic performance of flapping wings in hover. Physics of Fluids, 28, 111901, pp. 1-36, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4964928.

 

6.         Shahzad, A. 2011. Computational Study of Corrugated Wing in Unsteady Motion (MAV Application). Master’sthesis, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan.

 

7.         Shahzad, A. 2004. Using PANAIR, panel method software, aerodynamic analyses of BAAZ drone. Bachelor’sproject, College of Aeronautical Engineering, NUST, Risalpur, Pakistan.

 

International Conferences

1.            Shahzad, A., Tian, FB., Young, J. & Lai, J. C. S. 2017. Numerical study of rigid and flexible wing shapes in hover. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 822,1, IOP Publishing, 012007, ISSN: 1742-6596, pp. 1-6, https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/822/1/012007.

 

2.            Shahzad, A., Tian, FB., Young, J. & Lai, J. C. S. 2016. Aerodynamic Hovering Performance of Rigid and Flexible Wing Planform Shapes. 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 5-8 December, 2016, Perth, Australia, pp. 1-4.

 

3.            Shahzad, A., Tian, FB., Young, J. & Lai, J. C. S. 2014. Reynolds Number Effects on the Aerodynamic Performance of Wing Planform Shapes in Hover. 19thAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, 8-11 December, 2014, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-4.

 

4.            Mumtaz, M., N, Shahzad, A., Hamdani, H. R. and Parvez, K. 2013. Dynamic Stall Control through Passive Devices in Hybrid Configuration. 51st Aerospace Sciences MeetingIncluding the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 7-10 January, 2013, Grapevine (Dallas/Ft. Worth Region), Texas,pp. 1-19

 

5.            Shahzad, A., Hamdani, H. R., Mumtaz, M., N. & Parvez, K. 2013. Effect of Reynolds Number on Leading Edge Vortex for a Wing in Unsteady Motion.Proceedings of International Bhurban Conference on Applied Science and Technology (IBCAST).

 

6.            Shahzad, A., Hamdani, H. R., Mumtaz, M., N. & Parvez, K. 2012. Parametric study of Sweeping Corrugated wing and role of span wise flow in Delayed Stall. Proceedings of International Bhurban Conference on Applied Science and Technology (IBCAST).​

                                                                                                       


Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Fluid mechanics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Incompressible Flows, Compressible Flows, Introduction to Aerospace Engineering

​​Aerospace Maintenance Engineer

1. Second line maintenance (2004-2006)
2. Organizational level maintenance (first line) (2007-2008)
3. Depot/ Factory level maintenance (third line) (2011-2013)