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Sayyed Maysam Mousaviraad

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Maysam Mousaviraad

Contact Information

IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering

University of Iowa

300 S. Riverside Drive

Iowa City, IA 52242-1585 USA

Tel: +1 (319) 335-7001; Cell: (319) 621-0796

Email: maysam-mousaviraad@uiowa.edu

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Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    2005 – 2010, GPA: 4.0
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering –Hydromechanics Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran 2002 – 2004, GPA: 3.75
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering – Naval Architecture Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
    1998 – 2002, GPA: 3.2

Employment

  • Assistant Research Scientist, IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa
    Since May 2011.
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa
    May 2010 – Apr. 2011.
  • Graduate Research Assistant, IIHR–Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa
    Aug. 2005 – Apr. 2010.
  • Research Engineer, R&D Dept., Petropars Ltd. (Oil & Gas Exploration Company), Iran
    June 2004 – July 2005.
  • Research Assistant, Hydrodynamics Laboratory, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
    March 2001 – July 2005.
  • Teacher and Educational Supervisor, Pre-University Department, RAFE High School, Iran
    Aug. 1999 – May 2004.

Research Experience

  • Code and algorithm development for large CFD software packages for ship hydrodynamics applications including higher order discretization schemes, detached eddy methods and turbulence modeling, interface tracking, fluid- structure interaction, local grid refinement and multigrid methods, single/multiple body 6DOF capabilities and PID controllers, propulsor modeling, and extreme ship motions and capsize
  • Designing and performing high-performance computations using MPI/OpenMP for tetra-/peta-scale CFD simulations on various supercomputing platforms
  • URANS/DES ship hydrodynamic simulations for captive and free running in deep and shallow water and in deterministic and stochastic environmental conditions including captive calm water resistance, sinkage, and trim, captive seakeeping for regular waves from different directions, captive added resistance in seas, free running calm water propulsion (speed calibration), free running speed loss in seas, free running course keeping in seas from different directions, and free running maneuvers and instability/capsize in calm water, regular waves, and seas
  • Coupled CFD/Multi-body dynamics (MBD) modeling for advanced ship hulls with suspended payloads, and fluid- structure interaction (FSI) for deformable hulls
  • Fluid-structure interaction (FSI) by developing coupled CFD/FE (finite element) models for slamming impact loads analysis of high speed planing hull and semi-planing vessels
  • Stochastic uncertainty quantification (UQ) and deterministic verification and validation (V&V) for high-fidelity high-performance CFD simulations: Monte Carlo, meta-models, quadrature formulae, polynomial chaos methods, Python script programming for parallelization
  • CFD verification and validation (V&V) studies for hydrodynamic performance, slamming analysis, and cavitation modeling of planing hulls in calm water, regular waves, and irregular waves.
  • URANS investigation of surface effect ships (SES) and air cushion vehicles (ACV) in deep and shallow water for resistance, motions and seakeeping
  • Wind over wave boundary conditions for semi-coupled air/water immersed boundary free-surface URANS with dynamic overset grids for 6DOF ship motions in wind and waves
  • Development and validation of harmonic wave group single-run procedure for ship seakeeping and comparison to regular wave and transient wave group procedures
  • Multiple-body motions simulations and CFD validations for ship-ship interactions in relative static conditions and dynamic maneuvering in calm water and oblique waves
  • Detached eddy simulations (DES) for ship airwake studies and validation of wind effects on ship resistance and static and dynamic maneuvering
  • Development and implementation of three-sisters freak/rogue waves for CFD 6DOF simulations using PID controllers and autopilot propulsor modeling for extreme ship motions, capsize, and investigation of slamming loads on superstructure for fluid-structure interaction
  • Implementation of hurricane waves and wind spectra and CFD simulations of 6DOF autopilot ship in hurricane CAMILLE to study extreme motions including surf riding and broaching
  • URANS studies of turbulent air flow over moving water waves for a complete range of wind speed and direction relative to waves
  • CFD simulations of free surface wave induced separation for surface-piercing bodies
  • CFD computations of impact forces for constant velocity asymmetric water entry of a wedge body to simulate the ship bow slamming
  • Optimization of a turbulence model for CFD computations of ship resistance
  • Neural network for simulation and control of marine vehicles

Grants (Co-PI)1

  • CFDShip-Iowa Code Development, Fluid-Structure Interaction and V&V for Semi-Planing and Deep-V Planing Hulls
    U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Grant# N00014-14-1-0584
    04/01/2014 – 03/31/2017
    $600,000
  • URANS/DES CFDShip-Iowa Investigation of WAM-V Multi-Body Fluid-Structure Interaction: Computational and Experimental Research
    U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Grant# N00014-12-1-0560
    03/06/2012 – 03/05/2016
    $450,000
  • Hybrid Planing Hulls for Reduced Powering Demand and Increased Seakeeping Performance
    U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Grant# N00014-13-1-0314
    03/01/2013 – 02/29/2016
    $230,000
  • Extension and V&V CFDShip-Iowa for Deep-V Planing Hulls
    U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Grant# N00014-12-1-0881
    06/01/2012 – 05/31/2015
    $320,000
  • URANS Investigation of SES/ACV Deep and Shallow Water Resistance, Motions and Seakeeping using CFDShip- Iowa
    U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research (ONR), Grant# N00014-10-1-0499
    01/19/2010 – 07/31/2013
    $350,000

1 The main PI for all grants is Prof. Stern, the leader of Ship Hydrodynamic Program at IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Teaching Experience

  • Co-Instructor: Class lectures (over 40 hours of teaching); CFD lab lectures; Design the course syllabus, calendar, and schedule; Design homework, quizzes, and exams; Design the CFD labs; Supervise TAs; Prepare the class notes/handouts, 58:160 Intermediate Mechanics of Fluids, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa
    Fall 2013 – Fall 2015, Average 40 Students
  • Developed CFD Teaching Laboratories: A customized educational approach is developed to teach CFD to undergraduate and graduate students using the ANSYS Workbench interface while reinforcing introductory/intermediate fluid mechanics concepts. This approach and a series of teaching modules form the foundation of CFD laboratories for two courses at the University of Iowa: Mechanics of Fluids and Transport Processes (57:020) and Intermediate Mechanics of Fluids (58:160). The work is done in collaboration with ANSYS Academic Program.
    Fall 2013 – Fall 2014
  • Student Mentor: National Naval Engineering Education Center (NEEC) in collaboration with The University of Iowa, training students for computational fluid dynamics in Naval Engineering
    2011 –present
  • T.A.: CFD lab lecture, homework, and exam, 58:160 Intermediate Mechanics of Fluids, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa
    Fall 2006 – Fall 2012, Average 40 Students
  • T.A.: Teaching and conducting the CFD lab, homework, and exam, 57:020 Mechanics of Fluids and Transport Processes, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa
    Fall 2005 – Fall 2013, Average 110 Students

Student Supervision

  1. Michael Conger, Graduate Research Assistant, seeking Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering; May 2014 – Present: thesis co-advisor
  2. Michael Conger, Undergraduate Research Assistant, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering; May 2013 – May

Honors and Awards

  1. Career advancement award, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, August 2014.
  1. Career advancement award, College of Engineering, University of Iowa, May 2013.
  1. Ranked top student (GPA=4.0), PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, 2010.
  1. Ranked 2nd (GPA=3.75), Master’s program, Sharif University of Technology, 2004, Iran.
  1. Exempted from military service for being acknowledged as “Nation-Wide Distinguished Student”, 2003, Iran.
  1. Acknowledged as an “Exceptional Talent” by “National Organization of Exceptionally Talented Students”, 2003, Iran.
  1. Ranked 2nd in the “Nation-Wide University Entrance Exam for S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering – Hydromechanics”, 2002, Iran.
  1. Awarded for the “Best B.S Thesis” in the 4th Conference of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2002, Iran.

Publications

Books

Writer of a chapter in:

Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics – An assessment of the Gothenburg 2010 Workshop, Chapter 4 – Evaluation of Seakeeping Predictions, Editors: Larsson, L., Stern, F., Visonneau, M., pp. 141–202, Springer, 2014.

Journal papers (In preparation/Submitted/Published)

  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Wang, Z., Stern, F., “URANS Studies of Hydrodynamic Performance and Slamming Loads on High-Speed Planing Hulls in Calm Water and Waves for Deep and Shallow Conditions,” Applied Ocean Research, No. 51, pp. 222–240, 2015.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat-Hosseini, S.H., Stern, F., “Ship-Ship Interactions in Calm Water and Waves. Part 1: Analysis of the Experimental Data,” Accepted, Ocean Engineering,
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat-Hosseini, S.H., Carrica, P.M., Stern, F., “Ship-Ship Interactions in Calm Water andWaves. Part 2: URANS Validation in Replenishment and Overtaking Conditions,” Accepted, Ocean Engineering, 2015.
  1. Stern, F., Wang, Z., Yang, J., Sadat-Hosseini, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Bhushan, S., Diez, M., Yoon, S.H., Wu, P.C., Yeon, S.M., Dogan, T., Kim, D.H., Volpi, S., Conger, M., Michael, T., Xing, T., Thodal, R.S., Grenestedt, J.L., “Recent progress in CFD for naval architecture and ocean engineering,” Journal of Hydrodynamics, 27(1): 1 – 23, 2015.
  1. Conger, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Stern, F., Peterson, A., Ahmadian, M., “URANS CFD for Two-Body Hydrodynamic Simulation of Wave Adaptive Modular Vessels (WAM-V) and Validation against Sea Trials”, in press, Naval Engineers Journal, special edition: “The current fleet, the next class and the new prototypes”, 2015.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Wei, , Diez, M., Stern, F., “Framework for Convergence and Validation of Stochastic Uncertainty Quantification and Relationship to Deterministic Verification and Validation,” International Journal for Uncertainty Quantification, 3 (50): 371 – 395, 2013.
  1. Stern, F., Yang, J., Wang, Z., Sadat-Hosseini, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Bhushan, S., Xing, T., “Computational Ship Hydrodynamics: Nowadays and Way Forward,” International Shipbuilding Progress, No. 60, p.p. 3–105, DOI 10.3233/ISP-130090, 2013.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Carrica, P.M., Stern, F., “Semi-Coupled DES Computations and Validations of Ship Airwake and Wind Effects for Straight Ahead, Static Drift, and PMM Maneuvers,” Manuscript in preparation.
  1. Cook, S., Toda, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Stern, F., “Effects of Headwinds on Towing Tank Resistance and PMM Tests for ONR Tumblehome,” Manuscript in preparation.
  1. Bhushan, S., Mousaviraad, S.M., Stern, F., Doctors, L.J., “Verification and Validation for Captive Model-Scale Surface Effect Ship Resistance, Seakeeping and Maneuvering,” Manuscript in preparation.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Bhushan. S., Stern, F., “T-Craft Resistance, Seakeeping and Maneuvering – Part II: Two- Phase Modeling and Maneuvering in Deep and Shallow Calm Water and Waves,” Manuscript in preparation.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Carrica, P.M., Stern, F., “Development and Validation of Harmonic Wave Group Single-Run Procedure for RAO with Comparison to Regular Wave and Transient Wave Group Procedures Using URANS,” Elsevier Journal of Ocean Engineering, Vol. 37, pp 653-666, 2010. doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2010.01.001
  1. Seif, S., Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “A Numerical Study on the Asymmetric Water Entry of A Wedge Section”, China Ocean Engineering, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp.595-604, 2004.
  1. Sadathosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., Firoozabadi, B., Ahmadi, , “Numerical Simulation of Free-Surface Waves and Wave Induced Separation,” Scientia Iranica, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp 323-331, 2008.
  1. Darbandi, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadathosseini, S.H., and Schneider, G.E., “Developing an Optimized k-e Turbulence Model for Ship Resistance Calculations,” Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 143-151, 2006.
  1. Seif, S., Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadathosseini, S.H., Bertram, V., “Numerical Modeling of 2-D Water Impact in One Degree of Freedom,” Sínt. tecnol., nov. 2005, vol.2, no.2, p.79-83. ISSN 0718-025X.
  1. Seif, S., Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “The Effect of Asymmetric Water Entry on the Hydrodynamic Impact”, International Journal of Engineering, Transactions A: Basic, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp.205- 212, June 2004.
  1. Sadathosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., Seif, S., “Numerical Calculations of Ship Induced Waves,” Journal of Marine Engineering, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 37-47, 2005.
  1. Seif, S., Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “Wave Impact Load Assessment for Ships”, Technological Journal of Tehran University, 2003 (In Farsi).
  1. Seif, S., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., “Aerodynamic Performance of a Wing Moving Close to Water Surface”, SHARIF Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Volume 20, No. 26, pp. 34-42, spring 2004 (In Farsi).

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Conger, , Stern, F., Peterson, A., Ahmadian, M., “Validation of CFD-MBD FSI for High Fidelity Simulations of Full-Scale WAM-V Sea Trials with Suspended Payload,” 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation (FAST 2015), Washington, DC, 1-4 Sep. 2015.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Bhushan, S., Stern, F., “URANS Studies of WAM-V Multi-Body Dynamics in Calm Water and Waves,” Third International Conference on Ship Maneuvering in Shallow and Confined Water, Ghent, Belgium, 3-5 June
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Wang, Z., Stern, F., “URANS Studies of Hydrodynamic Performance and Slamming Loads on High-Speed Planing Hulls in Calm Water and Waves for Deep and Shallow Conditions,” Third International Conference on Ship Maneuvering in Shallow and Confined Water, Ghent, Belgium, 3-5 June
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Bhushan, S., and Stern, F., “CFD Prediction of Free-Running SES/ACV Deep and Shallow Water Maneuvering and Course-Keeping in Calm Water and Waves,” International Conference on Marine Simulation and Ship Manoeuvrability (MARSIM 2012), Singapore, 2012.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat-Hosseini, S.H., Carrica, P.M., Stern, F., “URANS Studies of Ship-Ship Interactions in Calm Water and Oblique Waves for Replenishment and Overtaking Conditions,” Second International Conference on Ship Maneuvering in Shallow and Confined Water: Ship-to-Ship Interaction, Trondheim, Norway, 18-20 May
  1. Fu, T.C., Brucker, A., Mousaviraad, S.M., Ikeda, C.M., Lee, E.J., O’Shea, T.T., Wang, Z., Stern, F., and Judge, C.Q., “An Assessment of Computational Fluid Dynamics Predictions of the Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Planing Craft in Calm Water and Waves,” 30th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 2-7 November 2014.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Cook, S.S., Carrica, P.M., Toda, , Stern, F., “Complimentary EFD and CFD on Effects of Headwinds on Towing Tank Resistance and PMM Tests for ONR Tumblehome,” 29th ONR Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Gothenburg, Sweden, 26-31 Aug. 2012.
  1. Stern, F., Wang, Z., Yang, J., Sadat-Hosseini, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Bhushan, S., Diez, M., Yoon, S.H., Wu, P.C., Yeon, S.M., Dogan, T., Kim, D.H., Volpi, S., Conger, M., Michael, T., Xing, T., Thodal, R.S., Grenestedt, J.L., “Recent progress in CFD for naval architecture and ocean engineering,” keynote speaker, 11th International Conference on Hydrodynamics (ICHD 2014), October 19 – 24, 2014, Singapore.
  1. Dogan, T., Conger, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Stern, F., “Developing CFD Teaching Laboratories Using ANSYS,” The annual meeting of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE Day 2014), February 20-21, 2014, Arlington, VA.
  1. Carrica, P.M., Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat-Hosseini, S., Bhushan, S., Xing, T., Castro, A., Stern, F., “Transition of CFDShip-Iowa to CREATE Ship Hydrodynamics Program,” IIHR Technical Report, Report No. 480, University of Iowa,
  1. Stern, F., Yang, J., Wang, Z., Sadat-Hosseini, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Bhushan, S., Xing, T., “Computational Ship Hydrodynamics: Nowadays and Way Forward,” Invited Paper: 29th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Gothenburg, Sweden, 26-31 August 2012.
  1. Stern, F., Sadat-Hosseini, , Mousaviraad, M., and Bhushan, S., “Evaluation of seakeeping predictions,” Gothenburg 2010 Workshop on CFD in Ship Hydrodynamics, 8-10 December, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden.
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Carrica, P.M., Huang, J., and Stern, F., “CFD Prediction of Ship Response to Severe Ocean Waves and Winds,” 27th Symposium on Naval Hydrodynamics, Seoul, Korea,
  1. Huang, J., Carrica, P.M., Mousaviraad, S.M., Stern, F., “Semi-Coupled Air/Water Immersed Boundary Approach in Curvilinear Dynamic Overset Grids with Application to Environmental Effects in Ship Hydrodynamics,” 9th Int. Conf. Nu Ship Hydrodyn., Ann Arbor, MI, 2007.
  1. Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., and Sadr, H., “Numerical Simulation of Free Surface Wave Induced Separation”, Marine CFD 2005 – 4th International Conference on Marine Hydrodynamics, Southampton University, Southampton, Uk, 30 – 31 March 2005.
  1. Darbandi, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Schneider, G.E., “Optimizing k-epsilon turbulence model for ship resistance calculation using Nelder Mead method” 13th Annual Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD 2005), St. John’s, NL, Canada, July 31 – August 3, 2005, p. 411-418.
  1. Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., Seif, S., “Numerical Simulation of Free Surface Flow Around A surface Piercing NACA0024 Hydrofoil”, 7th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, Hamburg, Germany, 2004.
  1. Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., Seif, S., “Boundary Element Method for Wave Making Resistance of Displacement Catamaran”, International Conference on High-Performance Marine Vehicles, Rome, Italy, 2004.
  1. Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., Seif, S., “Boundary Element Method (BEM) for Wave Making Resistance Calculation”, Black Sea Conference, Varna, Bulgaria, 2004.
  1. Seif, S., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., “Hydrofoil Performance close to the Free Water Surface”, 6th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, Rome, Italy, 2003.
  1. Seif, S., Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “Numerical Modeling of Water Impact”, NEVA 2003 – The Seventh International Conference – Russian Shipbuilding and Shipping In The Global Market, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2003.
  1. Seif, S., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., “Hydrodynamic Analysis of Hydrofoils Close to Free Surface”, HYDRONAV’2003 – 15th International Conference On Hydrodynamics In Ship Design, Safety And Operation, GDAŃSK, Poland, 2003.
  1. Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., Seif, S., “BEM Applications in Offshore Engineering Problems”, 6th International Conference on Coasts, Ports and Marine Structures, Tehran, Iran, 2004.
  1. Paein Koulaei, R.T., Rad, , Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “Parametric Study of Operability for a Tourist Submarine”, 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, Canada, 2004, pp. 635-641.
  1. Seif, S., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., “A Comparative Study on Different Methods of Ground Effect Calculation”, 4th Conference of the Iranian Aerospace Society, Tehran, Iran, 2003 (In Farsi).
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “RANS Simulation of Wave Impact Loads”, 8th Conference on Fluid Dynamics, Tabriz, Iran, 2003 (In Farsi).
  1. Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., “Wave Breaking of Two Dimensional Hydrofoil”, 8th Conference on Fluid Dynamics, Tabriz, Iran, 2003 (In Farsi).
  1. Sadat Hosseini, S.H., Mousaviraad, S.M., Seif, S., “Numerical Simulation of 3D Flow Around A Surface Piercing NACA0024 Hydrofoil”, 9th Conference on Fluid Dynamics, Shiraz, Iran, 2005 (In Farsi).
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “Volume of Fluid Method for Ship Resistance Calculations”, Proceeding of Sharif University of Technology researches, 2002 (In Farsi).
  1. Mousaviraad, S.M., Sadat Hosseini, S.H., “Hydrodynamic Load Calculations for Offshore Structures”, 5th Iranian Conference in Marine Industries, Tehran, Iran, 2002 (In Farsi).
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