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Dr Zaib Ali
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +925190856056

Specialization
Computational Mechanics

Education
PhD (Engineering), University of Cambridge, UK

PhD, University of Cambridge, UK, 2016

PhD Thesis: Optimal Block Topology Generation for CFD Meshing.

  • Development of novel 3D domain decomposition methods for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation, using the medial axis transform and the level sets/distance field.

  • Assessment of various automatic block topology generation methods using the adjoint based error analysis.

Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in Computational Mechanics, 2009

  • Swansea University, UK,

  • Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering, NUST, Pakistan, 2006

Achievements/Awards

  • Cambridge Trusts-HEC award for PhD studies at the University of Cambridge, UK.

  • Rolls Royce research grant of £15,000 for developing novel CFD mesh generation methods.

  • Erasmus Mundus Masters scholarship awarded by European Union for Masters studies.

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  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

  • Mesh Generation

  • Turbomachinery

  • Engineering Optimzation

Journal Publications as Leading Author:

  • Ali. Z, Dhanasekaran. C, Tucker. P. G, Watson. R. and Shahpar, S. 2017. Optimal multi-block mesh generation for CFD. 2017. International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics. Vol. 31 , Iss. 4-5. Taylor and Francis.

  • Ali, Z., Tucker, P.G. and Shahpar, S., 2016. Optimal mesh topology generation for CFD. Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 317 (2017): 431-457.

  • Wackers, J., Ali, Z., Queutey, P. and Visonneau, M., 2009. Adaptive Grid Refinement for Hydrodynamic Flow Simulation. Ship Technology Research, 56(4), pp.154-160.

  • Wackers, J., Visonneau, M. and Ali, Z., 2010. Automatic grid adaptation for unstructured finite volumes. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 2(1-2), pp.2-11.

  • Ali. Z, Tyacke. J, Watson. R, Tucker. P. G, and Shahpar, Shahrokh. 2019 Efficient preprocessing of complex geometries for CFD simulations. International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics. DOI: 10.1080/10618562.2019.1606421

  • Sheharyar, M., Uddin, E., Ali, Z., Zaheer, Q. and Mubashar, A., 2018. Simulation of a Standard Store Separated from Generic Wing. Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 11(6).

  • Ali. Z, Dhanasekaran. C, Tucker. P. G, Watson. R. and Shahpar, Shahrokh. Optimal multi-block mesh generation for CFD International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics. 31 (2017) 195-213.

  • Ali. Z, Tucker. P. G and S. Shahrokh.  Optimal Mesh Topology Generation for CFD, Journal of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 317 (2017): 431-457.

  • J. Wackers, M. Visonneau, Z. Ali. Automatic grid adaptation for unstructured finite volumes. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation 2010 - Vol. 2, No.1/2 pp. 2 11.

  • Wackers, Jeroen, Zaib Ali, Patrick Queutey, and Michel Visonneau. ”Adaptive Grid Refinement for Hydrodynamic Flow Simulation.” Ship Technology Research 56, no. 4 (2009): 154-160.

              International Conference Publications as Leading Author:​

              • Naseem, A., Ali, Z., Uddin, E. On Power Augmentation of VAWT in the wake of a bluff body. In 6th International Conference of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer, 18 June     2019, Ottawa, Canada.

              • Atta, T., Ali, Z., Ali, S. M., Uddin, E. Hydrodynamic design and performance analysis of underwater vehicles using CFD. In 16th International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics, 13-18 September, 2018, Rhodes, Greece

              • Shoukat, G., Sajid, M., Uddin, E. and Ali, Z., 2018, July. Numerical Analysis of Alternating Strand Diameter in Spiral Wound Membrane to Maximize Permeate  Flux. In ASME 2018 5th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, July, 2018, Montreal, Canada

              • Ali. Z, Dhanasekaran. C, Tucker. P. G,  Watson.  R.  and  Shahpar,  Shahrokh. Optimal multi-block mesh generation for CFD AIAA SciTech, 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9-13 January 2017, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas, USA. AIAA-2017-0073

              • Ali. Z, Tyacke. J, Tucker.  P. G and S. Shahrokh.  Block topology generation for structured multi-block meshing with hierarchical geometry handling Proceedings of the 25th International Meshing Roundtable, September 26-30, 2016, Washington DC, USA.

              • Page, J., R. Watson, Z. Ali, P. Hield, and P. G. Tucker. Advances of turbomachinery  design optimization. AIAA SciTech, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, Florida, USA. AIAA Paper No. AIAA-2015-0629.

              • Ali. Z and Tucker.  P. G., Multiblock Structured Mesh Generation for Turbomachinery Flows. Proceedings of the 22nd International Meshing Roundtable, 2013, USA.

              • Jeroen Wackers, Zaib Ali, Patrick Queutey, Michel Visonneau. Adaptive grid refinement for hydrodynamic flow simulation. 8th International Conference on computer and  IT applications in the maritime industries, Budapest, Hungary.

              • Ali. Z, Medial Axis Based Mesh Generation Applied to Turbomachinery Flows, Medial object workshop, 9-10 October 2014, Cambridge, UK

              • Ali. Z, Dhanasekaran. C, Tucker. P. G, Watson. R. and Shahpar, S. 2017. Optimal multi-block mesh generation for CFD. AIAA SciTech, 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 9-13 January 2017, Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, Texas, USA.

              • Ali, Z., Tyacke, J., Tucker, P.G. and Shahpar, S., 2016. Block topology generation for structured multi-block meshing with hierarchical geometry handling. Procedia Engineering, 163, pp.212-224.

              • Ali, Z. and Tucker, P.G., 2014. Multiblock structured mesh generation for turbomachinery flows. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Meshing Roundtable (pp. 165-182). Springer International Publishing.

              • Page, J.H., Watson, R., Ali, Z., Tucker, P.G. and Hield, P., 2015. Advances of Turbomachinery Design Optimization. 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech Forum, (AIAA 2015-0629) Kissimmee, Florida, USA.

              • Wackers, J., Ali, Z., Queutey, P. and Visonneau, M., 2009. Adaptive grid refinement for hydrodynamic flow simulation. 8th International Conference on computer and IT applications in the maritime industries, Budapest, Hungary.


              Post Graduate (PG)

              • Optimization of Engineering Systems 

              Under Graduate (UG)

              • Thermodynamics

              • Fluid Mechanics

              • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)