Imperial College London

Professor Mehdi Vahdati

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Principal Research Fellow



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Professor Vahdati is the Principal Research Fellow in the Dynamics Group, and leads the Aeroelasticity Group in the Vibration University Technology Centre sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc.

His main research focus is the development of CFD algorithms, modelling fan blade flutter, turbine and compressor forced response, stall and surge modelling, and aeroacoustic and aeroelastic phenomena. In practice, one of the main reasons for turbomachinery failure is vibration, and our work is directly relevant to industry. Through modelling the behaviour and mitigating causes of engine failures, leads to substantial increases in safety and reliability, provides energy-efficient environmental friendly benefits and major costs savings.

In 2001, he was awarded by Rolls-Royce plc the title Rolls-Royce Research Fellow at Imperial College, in recognition for his contributions to the company



Vahdati M, Cumpsty N, The mechanism of aeroelastic instability in transonic fans, 13th International Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines (ISUAAAT13)

Vahdati M, Morgan K, Peraire J, A cell-vertex upwind unstructured grid solution procedure for high speed compressible viscous flow, International Conference on Hypersonic Aerodynamics

Vahdati M, Morgan K, Periare J, The Application of an Adaptive Upwind Unstructured Grid Solution Algorithm to the Simulation of Compressible Laminar Viscous Flows Over Compression Corners, Hypersonic Flows for Reentry Problems

Vahdati M, Morgan K, Peraire J, An upwind method for the solution of three-dimensional compressible viscous flows on unstructured grids, First European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for space vehicles

Vahdati M, Morgan K, Peraire J, The computation of viscous compressible flows using an upwind algorithm and unstructured meshes, Computational Nonlinear Mechanics in Aerospace Engineering, AIAA Progress in Aeronautics and Astronautics Series

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