# Mehrdad Massoudi

## Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering

**Address:**

5000 Forbes Avenue

Scaife Hall 401

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

**Email:**mehrdadm@andrew.cmu.edu

## Bio

Dr. Massoudi has been a full time researcher at the Department of Energy in Pittsburgh since 1988. He has also taught at University of Pittsburgh, University of Maryland and is currently also an Adjunct Professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department at CMU. He teaches graduate courses on Mechanics of Complex Fluids and Continuum Biomechanics. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 technical papers and reports. A Fellow of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), he has co-edited three books on the recent advances in structured continua.## Education

B.S. 1979, Mechanical Engineering, University of PittsburghM.S. 1981, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Ph.D. 1986, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

## Research

Fluid dynamics and heat transfer, with application to multi-component flows, and non-Newtonian fluids. Application of the theory of interacting continua (Mixture Theory) to various problems such as fluidized beds, slurry flows, diffusion, granular materials, and flow through porous media. Mechanics of complex fluids. Biomechanics. Turbulence modeling.## Selected Publications

- H. Yang, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Heat transfer in granular materials: Effects of non-linear heat conduction and viscous dissipation. Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, Vol. 36 (2013), pp. 1947–1964.
- W. T. Wu, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Channel flow of a mixture of granular materials and a fluid." ASME Paper Number IMECE 65385 (2013): 2013.
- L. Miao, W.-T. Wu, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Heat transfer and flow of a slag-type non-linear fluid: Effects of variable thermal conductivity. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 227(2014), pp. 77-91.
- W.T. Wu, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. On the coefficients of the interaction forces in a two-phase flow of a fluid infused with particles. International Journal of non-Linear Mechanics. Vol. 59 (2014), pp. 76-82.
- W.-T. Wu, N. Aubry, M. Massoudi, J. Kim, and J. F. Antaki. A numerical study of blood flow using mixture theory. International Journal of Engineering Science. Vol. 76 (2014), pp. 56-72.
- Wu, W. T., N. Aubry, J. F. Antaki, and M. Massoudi. Study of blood flow in micro-channels using mixture theory. Proceedings of the ASME 4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM2014, August 3-7, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, USA, FEDSM2014-22017.
- X. Zhao, and M. Massoudi. Flow of granular materials with slip boundary condition: A continuum–kinetic theory approach. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 242 (2014), pp. 518-527.
- J. Fiordilino, A. Vaidya and M. Massoudi. On the heat transfer and flow of a non-homogenous fluid. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 243(2014), pp. 184-196.
- L. Miao, W.-T. Wu, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Falling film flow of a viscoelastic fluid along a wall. Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, Vol. -- (2014), pp. ---. DOI: 10.1002/mma.3021
- P. Wang and M. Massoudi. Slag Behavior in Gasifiers, Part I: Influence of Coal Properties and Gasification Conditions. Energies, Vol. 6 (2013), pp. 784-806.
- M. Massoudi and P. Wang. Slag Behavior in Gasifiers, Part II: Constitutive Modeling of Slag. Energies, Vol. 6 (2013), pp. 807-838.
- W.T. Wu, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Flow of granular materials modeled as a non-linear fluid. Mechanics Research Communications, Vol. 52 (2013), pp.62-68.
- H. Yang, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Heat transfer in granular materials: Effects of non-linear heat conduction and viscous dissipation. Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, Vol. 36 (2013), pp. 1947–1964.
- W. T. Wu, N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Channel flow of a mixture of granular materials and a fluid." ASME Paper Number IMECE 65385 (2013): 2013.
- M. Massoudi and P. X. Tran. "Remarks on Constitutive Modeling of Nanofluids," Advances in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 2012, Article ID 927580, 6 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/927580.
- M. Massoudi and A. Vaidya. Analytical solutions to Stokes-type flows of inhomogeneous fluids. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 218(2012), pp.6314-6329.
- J. Kim, M. Massoudi, J. F. Antaki and A. Gandini. Removal of malaria-infected red blood cells using magnetic cell separators: A computational study. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 218(2012), pp.6841-6850.
- Wang, P. and M. Massoudi. "Impact of Coal and Operation Conditions on Coal Slag Flow Behavior in Gasifiers" ACS Spring Meeting 2012, San Diego, CA. ACS document number 21177 in Fuel division.
- M. Massoudi, J. Kim, and J. F. Antaki. Modeling and numerical simulation of blood flow using the Theory of Interacting Continua. International Journal of non-Linear Mechanics. Vol. 47 (2012), pp. 506-520
- Yang, H., N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Numerical study of a non-linear model for the heat flux vector for granular materials, ASME Paper Number IMECE2012-86965, New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2012.
- Wu, W.-T., N. Aubry, and M. Massoudi. Flow of granular materials modeled as a generalized Reiner-Rivlin type fluid, ASME Paper Number IMECE2012-86957, 2012.
- M. Massoudi and A. K. Uguz. Chemically-reacting fluids with variable transport properties. Applied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 219(2012), pp.1761-1775.
- M. Massoudi, G. Sanchez, and A. Vaidya. An Engineering Approach to Pipeline Transport of Biomass. Bull. N.J. Acad. Sci., Vol. 57(2012), pp. 9–11. The New Jersey Academy of Science.