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Engineering

AzarĀ Eslam Panah

Visiting Assistant Professor

Engineering and Physical Science
Mechanical Engineering

Main Campus
Hayes Hall, 220
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

563-333-5739
EslamPanahAzar@sau.edu

Dr. Eslam Panah's research interests include unsteady aerodynamics of biologically-inspired air and underwater vehicles, wind turbine aerodynamics, fluid dynamics in human bodies (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory), and geophysical fluid mechanics.  Her specialties are: experimental fluid dynamics, image-based flow velocimetry, flow visualization, unsteady flows, and flow structure interaction.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Iowa
Mechanical Engineering

MS, Sharif University of Technology, Iran
Aerospace Engineering

BS, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Iran
Aerospace Engineering

Courses Taught

Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics
Applied Thermodynamics
Mechanical Engineering Design Project
Engineering Instrumentation and Measurements

Recent or Noteworthy Publications

A. Eslam Panah, J. H. Buchholz, "Parameter Dependence of Vortex Interactions on a Two-Dimensional Plunging Plate", Experiments in Fluids Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, 2014.

J. Akkala, A. Eslam Panah, J. H. Buchholz, "Vortex Dynamics and Performance of Flexible and Rigid Plunging Airfoils", Journal of Fluids and Structures, 2014, in review.

A. Eslam Panah, J. Akkala, J. H. Buchholz, "Vortex Dynamics of a Finite-Aspect-Ratio Plunging Wing", 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 9-12 January, 2013. AIAA Paper 2013-0842.

A. Eslam Panah, J. H. Buchholz, "Vortex Shedding and Wake Structure of a Plunging Wing", 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 9-12 January, 2012. AIAA Paper 2012-0913.