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
Stapelfeldt SC, Vahdati M, On the Importance of Engine-Representative Models for Fan Flutter Predictions, Journal of Turbomachinery, ISSN:0889-504X
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
Vahdati M, Imregun M, Non-Linear Aeroelastic Analyses Using Unstructured Dynamic Meshes, Proc of the 7th Int Symp. on Unsteady Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines
Vahdati M, Cumpsty N, The mechanism of aeroelastic instability in transonic fans, 13th International Symposium on Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines (ISUAAAT13)