Arman Hemmati, PhD, PEng.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept


Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering Dept
(780) 492-1672
10-352 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5


Area of Study / Keywords

Website: Fluid Mechanics Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Turbulent Flows Turbulence Wakes Energy Systems Energy And Environment Renewable Energy Water Resources Aerodynamics And Aerospace



  • PDF in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Princeton University (2018)
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering University of Calgary (2016)
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering University of Calgary (2011)


My research focuses on both fundamental and applied topics in fluid mechanics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Specifically, I work on the following research areas:

  • Vortex Dynamics in Unsteady Wakes: i.e., Sharp-edge bluff bodies, Oscillating Panels & Airfoils
  • Bio-inspired Propulsors & Energy Harvesting Technologies
  • Turbulence modelling of unsteady and quasi-steady wakes: i.e., Non-Linear Eddy Viscosity Model
  •  Alternative Energy Systems: i.e., Wind, Solar and Geothermal Energy Extraction Technologies
  • Aerospace Technologies: i.e., Analytical Model of High-Temperature Vertical Boundary Layers, Magneto-Plasma-Dynamic Thrusters (MPDT)
  • Cardiovascular Flows


Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Measurements, Finite Element Methods, Fluid Mechanics, Strength of Material, Solid Mechanics, Dynamics, Heat transfer


MEC E 539 - Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics

Model selection and simplification, grid generation and grid independence, transient and advection terms treatment, turbulence modeling, verification and validation, best practices. Hands-on experience with commercial CFD codes to demonstrate the application of: theory, proper setup and analysis. Prerequisites: MEC E 390, and 331 or equivalent.

MEC E 563 - Finite Element Method for Mechanical Engineering

Application of finite element methods to mechanical engineering problems; topics include direct stiffness methods, assembly, constraints, solution techniques, post-processing, element types and the Galkerin procedure. Applications include beam truss and frame analysis, plane strain and stress problems, heat transfer and dynamic analysis Prerequisites: MATH 300, MEC E 360, 390.

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