Imperial College London

Professor Mehdi Vahdati

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Principal Research Fellow
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 7073m.vahdati

 
 
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Location

 

558City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

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

Publications

Journals

Stapelfeldt S, Vahdati M, 2019, Improving the Flutter Margin of an Unstable Fan Blade, Journal of Turbomachinery-transactions of the Asme, Vol:141, ISSN:0889-504X

Lee K-B, Wilson M, Vahdati M, 2019, Effects of Inlet Disturbances on Fan Stability, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power-transactions of the Asme, Vol:141, ISSN:0742-4795

Lee K-B, Wilson M, Vahdati M, 2019, Effects of Inlet Disturbances on Fan Stability, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol:141, ISSN:0742-4795, Pages:051014-051014

Conference

Zhang W, Vahdati M, Stapelfeldt S, 2019, Stall and recovery process of a transonic fan in presence of inlet distortion

Venkatesh S, Rendu Q, Vahdati M, et al., 2019, Effect of manufacturing tolerance in flow past a compressor blade

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