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Dr Mohamed Mohamed known as Dr Mohamed Mohamed, BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA

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PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Computational Aerodynamics)


Dr Mohamed graduated with first class honour in Mechanical Engineering and he joined the gas and oil industry as gas turbine engineer for three years. In 2003, he moved back to the university as teaching assistant, while he was finishing his Master degree (MRes). In 2007 he got a scholarship to study his PhD degree from the University of Sheffield, UK. Mohamed awarded his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering (Computational Aerodynamics) in 2011. During his PhD project, he used an in-house CFD solver to investigate the performance of a hybrid RANS/LES approach in simulating the aerodynamic characteristics of unsteady turbulent separated flows over different aircraft wing sections and its control using synthetic jet actuators. Dynamic Grid technique was implemented in the Detached-Eddy Simulation code to simulate the diaphragm movement in the synthetic jet. The solver was parallelized applying the Message Passing Interface (MPI) platform for communications between processors, which is essential for the three dimensional unsteady flow problems.

After finishing his PhD degree, he went back home and was appointed as Lecturer of fluid mechanics and aerodynamics until 2015. He went back to the UK as Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Manchester, School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil engineering. He spent one year working in in a project named as” Improving the aerodynamic performance of Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine blades using active flow control techniques”. At the end of 2016, he moved to the University of South Wales and appointed as Lecturer in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering till this moment.


- Aerodynamics.
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Fluid Mechanics.
- Turbomachines.


Dr Mohamed joined the academic team at University of South Wales in December 2016 as Lecturer in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering. His duties are to share the academic staff within the department to enhance scholarly activity, to assist its growing reputation, to deliver high quality teaching and to contribute to research and consultancy activities. The current responsibilities within the department of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering can be summarized as follows:
• Delivering high-quality teaching materials in the field of Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering for both undergraduate (BEng; Mech/Aero) and postgraduate (MEng/MSc; Mech/Aero) students, which includes; Fluid Mechanics, Aerodynamics, Turbomachines, Design and Analysis using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Further Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Aeroelasticity.
• Contribute to the planning, design and development of academic programmes and curriculum improvements for accreditation.
• Contribute to the wider student experience e.g. participation in recruitment events, involvement in employability initiatives and academic events.
• Engage in research and scholarly activity including publishing original research, supervising final year projects for undergraduate students (BEng Mech/Aero) and supervising postgraduate students (MSc and PhD).


- M. A. Mohamed, Qin N. and Zheng H., “Control of NACA0015 Aerofoil Stall using Synthetic Jet Actuators”, Proc. 2nd CEAS European Air and Space Conference, Manchester, UK, from 26 to 29 October 2009, hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).
- M. A. Mohamed, Qin N. and Zheng H. (2010), “Detached Eddy Simulation of Separated Flows around a stalled Aerofoil”, UKAA Consortium Conference, 7- 8 April 2010, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
- A. Fouda, Z. Melikyan, M. A. Mohamed and H.F. Elattar, “A modified method of calculating the heating load for residential buildings”, Energy and Buildings, June 2014. 75(0): p. 170-175.
- S. S. Wahid, M. Attalla, S. A. Ahmed, M. A. Mohamed and Ahmed Ali Abd El-Rahman“Localization of Exergy Destruction in Industrial Thermal Oil Heater” International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, April 2016, IJMME-IJENS, 157306-1602-9191, Vol:16 No:02.
- Attalla M. Mahmoud, Mohamed A. Mohamed, Iraqi M. Sabry “The Effects of Inlet Airflow Angle on the Quality of Mixing Air Distribution in an Aircraft Cabin Mock-up” 4th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Innovation for Sustainability and Growth, The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia MISG-2017, Vol. 4, 51-62, ISBN: 978-969-9948-80-0.
- Mohamed A. Mohamed, Qin Ning “The Failure of Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation for Flow Control over a Hump using Synthetic Jet Actuator” Journal of Advances in Technology and Engineering Studies, 2017, 3(5): 192-210.
- M. Attalla, Mohamed A. Mohamed and Mahmoud A. Mahmoud “Numerical Investigations of Using Pressure-Side Winglet on Aerodynamic Performance of Compressor cascade” Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 2017, 4(12):381-387
- Mohamed, M. A., Tan, C. K., El-Rahman, A. A., Wahid, S. S., Attalla, M., & Ahmed, S. A. (2019). Experimental study of the effectiveness and exergetic efficiency of counter-rotating screw heat exchanger in a prebaked anode production plant. Applied Thermal Engineering, 148, 1194-1201.


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Mohamed is involved in a wide range of research activities related to Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Thermofluids and Turbomachines areas. His recent research interest includes; aerodynamic drag, flow control, supersonic and hypersonic flows, wind turbine aerodynamics, turbomachines, tidal-stream turbines, energy systems and biofuels.
Mohamed is supervised one PhD, three master by research (MRes) and two master by taught (MSc) students to a successful completion of their projects. Currently, Mohamed is supervising two PhD research students working in the following research projects;
1. Dynamic Loading on Tidal Turbines in an Array.
2. Experimental and Numerical Study of Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) Mimicking Insects.

Areas of Expertise

Dr Mohamed’s expertise is in modelling and simulation of fluid flows, with particular application to Aircraft vehicles, Turbomachines, Wind Turbines, Tidal Stream Turbines and energy analysis. Dr Mohamed’s current research applies this expertise to predict the dynamic loading on tidal stream turbine in array configurations and to improve the aerodynamic performance of aircraft wings. Moreover, applying active and passive flow control methods to alleviate the massive separation over aerodynamic bodies and to control of tip leakage flow in a highly-loaded axial compressor. He is a professional user with the following software and codes:
Linux operating system platform
• FORTRAN90/2003/C/C++ coding.
• Sun Grid Engine (SGE), CODINE for High Performance Computing (HPC)
• Batch-Queueing Systems
• Massage Passing Interface (MPI) Environment
• Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solvers (ANSYS)
• SolidWorks
• OpenFOAM

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