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Shervin Sammak

Assistant Professor
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PhD, Computational Modeling and Simulation, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

MS, Petroleum Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2016

MS, Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2013

BS, Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, 2011

Hancock, A.J., Fulton, L.B., Ying, J., Clifford, C.E., Sammak, S., & Barry, M.M. (2021). A GPU-Accelerated ray-tracing method for determining radiation view factors in multi-junction thermoelectric generators. ENERGY, 228, 120438.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2021.120438.

Borazjani, I., Akbarzadeh, A., Sammak, S., Drozda, T., Quinlan, J.R., Drummond, J.P., Jahanbakhshi, R., Madnia, C.K., Validi, A., Schock, H., Jaberi, F., Ashgriz, N., Chen, S., Nikulin, V., Savtchenko, S., Senocak, I., Xiao, C.N., Komperda, J., Mashayek, F., Wenzel, E.A., Garrick, S.C., Aitzhan, A., Givi, P., & Nouri, A.G. (2020). Modeling and Simulation of Turbulent Mixing and Reaction. In Livescu, D., Nouri Gheimassi, A., Battaglia, F., & Givi, P. (Eds.). Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-2643-5.

Inkarbekov, M., Aitzhan, A., Kaltayev, A., & Sammak, S. (2020). A GPU-accelerated Simulator of Turbulent Reacting Flows. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, 34(6), 381-396.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/10618562.2020.1787996.

Liu, H., Ahmad, M.S., Alhumade, H., Elkamel, A., Sammak, S., & Shen, B. (2020). A hybrid kinetic and optimization approach for biomass pyrolysis: The hybrid scheme of the isoconversional methods, DAEM, and a parallel-reaction mechanism. ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT, 208, 112531.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2020.112531.

Sammak, S., Aitzhan, A., Givi, P., & Madnia, C.K. (2020). High Fidelity Spectral-FDF-LES of Turbulent Scalar Mixing. COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 192(7), 1219-1232.Informa UK Limited. doi: 10.1080/00102202.2020.1737031.

Naseri, A., Sammak, S., Boroomand, M., Alihosseini, A., & Tousi, A.M. (2018). Experimental Investigation of Inlet Distortion Effect on Performance of a Micro Gas Turbine. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 140(9).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4039057.

Noughabi, A.K., & Sammak, S. (2018). Detailed Design and Aerodynamic Performance Analysis of a Radial-Inflow Turbine. APPLIED SCIENCES-BASEL, 8(11), 2207.MDPI AG. doi: 10.3390/app8112207.

Nouri, A.G., Sammak, S., Pisciuneri, P.H., & Givi, P. (2017). Langevin Simulation of Turbulent Combustion. In Combustion for Power Generation and Transportation. (pp. 39-53).Springer Singapore. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-3785-6_3.

Razavi, S.R., Sammak, S., & Boroomand, M. (2017). Multidisciplinary Design and Optimizations of Swept and Leaned Transonic Rotor. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 139(12).ASME International. doi: 10.1115/1.4037456.

Naseri, A., Boroomand, M., & Sammak, S. (2016). Numerical Investigation of Effect of Inlet Swirl and Total-pressure Distortion on Performance and Stability of an Axial Transonic Compressor. JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE, 25(6), 501-510.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11630-016-0891-6.

Sammak, S., Brazell, M.J., Givi, P., & Mavriplis, D.J. (2016). A hybrid DG-Monte Carlo FDF simulator. COMPUTERS & FLUIDS, 140, 158-166.Elsevier BV. doi: 10.1016/j.compfluid.2016.09.003.

Sammak, S., & Boroomand, M. (2012). Three dimensional numerical analysis of flow within an isolated rotor with stepped blades. JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE, 21(5), 420-427.Springer Science and Business Media LLC. doi: 10.1007/s11630-012-0563-0.

Liu, H., Ahmad, M.S., Alhumade, H., Elkamel, A., & Sammak, S. (2020). Kinetic analysis of aquatic biomass-duckweed pyrolysis using a hybrid scheme of isoconversional methods, DAEM, and a parallel-reaction mechanism. In AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, 2020-November.

Cameron, J., Lantgios, I., Ledesma, E., Rivero, J., Clifford, C., Fradeneck, A., Sammak, S., & Barry, M.M. (2019). Analytic Modeling of Waste Heat Recovery of Cummins ISL Diesel Engines using Integrated Thermoelectric Devices. In American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers - 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference.Las Vegas.

Lantgios, I., Ledesma, E., Cameron, J., Rivero, J., Clifford, C., Fradeneck, A., Sammak, S., & Barry, M.M. (2019). Waste Heat Recovery of Cummins ISL Diesel Engines using Integrated Thermoelectric Devices - Thermal-Fluid-Electric Coupled Numerical Modeling. In American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers - 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conferemce.Las Vegas, NV.

Ledesma, E., Lantgios, I., Cameron, J., Rivero, J., Clifford, C., Fradeneck, A., Sammak, S., & Barry, M.M. (2019). Finite Volume Modeling of Thermoelectric Generators. In American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers - 4th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference.Las Vegas, NV.

Liu, H., Ahmad, M.S., Sammak, S., & Alhumade, H. (2019). The application of nonlinear dynamic optimization on the three pseudo-components kinetic modeling of biomass pyrolysis using the DAEM. In AIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings, 2019-November.

Clifford, C., Sammak, S., Fradeneck, A., Rivero, J., Kimber, M., & Barry, M.M. (2018). Thermal-Fluid-Electric Coupled Modeling of Novel Pin-Fin Integrated Thermoelectric Devices - The effect of Packing Density on Performance. In 3rd Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference (TFEC), American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE).Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Sammak, S., Nouri, A.G., Brazell, M.J., Mavriplis, D.J., & Givi, P. (2017). Discontinuous Galerkin-Monte Carlo Solver for Large Eddy Simulation of Compressible Turbulent Flows. In 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting.American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. doi: 10.2514/6.2017-0982.

Sammak, S., Nouri, A.G., Ansari, N., & Givi, P. (2015). Quantum Computing and Its Potential for Turbulence Simulations. In Communications in Computer and Information Science, 549, (pp. 124-132).Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-25058-8_13.

Sammak, S., & Boroomand, M. (2012). Computational Analysis of a Compressor Rotor With Enhanced Airfoil. In Volume 6: Energy, Parts A and B, 6(PARTS A AND B), (pp. 123-130).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/imece2012-89388.

Sammak, S., Mojgani, R., & Boroomand, M. (2012). RANS Investigation of the Transitional Flow Over Stepped NLF(1)-0416. In Volume 7: Fluids and Heat Transfer, Parts A, B, C, and D, 7(PARTS A, B, C, D), (pp. 253-258).American Society of Mechanical Engineers. doi: 10.1115/imece2012-89374.

Sammak, S., Mojgani, R., & Boroomand, M. (2012). Transitional CFD Investigation of Stepped Airfoil. In Proceeding of THMT-12. Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium On Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer Palermo, Italy, 24-27 September, 2012, 2012-September, (pp. 2125-2132).Begellhouse. doi: 10.1615/ichmt.2012.procsevintsympturbheattransfpal.2190.

Research interests

Combustion
Computational fluid dynamics
High performance computing
Stochastic modeling
Turbulence
Waste heat recovery