Said Elghobashi

Education: 

M.S., University of Southern California, Mechanical Engineering, 1971
Ph.D., Imperial College,University of London, Mechanical Engineering, 1974
D.Sc., Imperial College,University of London, Mechanical Engineering, 1999

Address: 

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697-3975

ZOT Code: 
3975
Location: 
Office: EG 4220
Lab: EG 3112
Phone: 
(949) 824-6891 Lab
(949) 824-6131 Office
Fax: 
(949) 824-8585
Email: 
selghoba@uci.edu
Research: 

Dr. Elghobashi is interested in the direct numerical simulation of turbulent, chemically reacting and dispersed two-phase flows.

His research is aimed at understanding some of the fundamental properties of turbulence using the direct numerical simulation (DNS) method, a numerical representation of the exact, three-dimensional, time-dependent Navier-Stokes equations. While the larger, long-term goal of his work is to predict engineering flows in complex geometries (the flow over an airplane or the flow of air inside a combustor, for example), Dr. Elghobashi currently is looking at chemically-reacting and particle-laden turbulent flows in simple geometries.

Dr. Elghobashi's work can be used to improve the mathematical closure models employed in predicting turbulent flows in practical applications.

Research topics: 
Direct numerical simulation of turbulent chemically reacting and dispersed two-phase flows.