Siamack A. Shirazi

Siamack Shirazi

ProfessorStephenson Hall 2090
918-631-3001
siamack-shirazi@utulsa.eduResearch Website

Dr. Shirazi teaches and conducts research in the area of computational fluid mechanics of multiphase flow (liquid-gas-particles) and turbulent flow modeling in multiphase flow. He is currently serving as the Director of the Tulsa University Sand Management Projects (TUSMP) and is the Co-Director of the Erosion/Corrosion Research Center (E/CRC) at the University of Tulsa and has been conducting research in sand erosion, corrosion, and computation of multiphase flow. He has more than one hundred conference and journal publications in the area of computational fluids with industrial applications.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico (1989)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico (1983)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering (with Honors), University of New Mexico (1981)
     

Areas of Research Focus

  • Computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  • Computational modeling of multiphase flow (solid-gas-liquid)
  • Erosion and corrosion modeling
  • Flow modeling in multiphase separators
  • Cuttings/sand transport
  • Erosion/Corrosion, Multiphase flow in pipelines
  • Heat exchangers.

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Research Engineer, Mechanical Seal Technology, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Courses Taught at TU

  • Boundary Layers
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Gas Dynamics (ME 7043)
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
  • Thermofluids (ME 3014)

Awards & Recognition

  • “Frank P. Bussick Award” for best paper on Sealing Systems Technology and Materials published by Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), 1999.
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences “Junior Faculty Research Award,” 1997.
  • College of Engineering and Natural Sciences “Kermit E. Brown Award for Teaching Excellence,” 1999.
  • Nominated for NSF Young Investigator Award, 1992.
  • Paper selected for publication in the Journal of Petroleum Technology, 1995.
  • The University of Tulsa Tau Beta Pi "Professor of the Month", December 1992.
  • Synopsis of one paper “selected to be highlighted” in the Journal of Petroleum Technology (October 2000 issue) and Synopsis of another paper is published in Offshore, International Edition (May 2000).
  • The University of Tulsa Tau Beta Pi "Teaching Excellence Award," 1993.
  • Nominated by the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences to receive The University of Tulsa distinguished teacher award, 2000, 2007.

Publications

  • A CFD Based Correlation for Erosion Factor for Long Radius Elbows and Bends
    Wang, J. and Shirazi, S.A.: ASME , ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 125, pp. 26-34 (March 2003)
  • A CFD Based Correlation for Mass Transfer Coefficient in Elbows
    Wang, J. and Shirazi, S.A.: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 44, no 9, pp 1817-1822 (March, 2001)
  • A Comprehensive Procedure to Estimate Erosion in Elbows for Gas/Liquid/Sand Multiphase Flow
    Chen, X., McLaury, B.S., and Shirazi, S.A.: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 128, pp. 70-78 (March 2006)
  • A Simultaneous Variable Solution Procedure for Laminar and Turbulent Flows in Curved Channels and Bends
    Wang, J. and Shirazi, S.A.: ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 122, pp. 552-559 (2000)
  • An Alternate Method to API RP 14E for Predicting Solids Erosion in Multiphase Flow
    McLaury, B.S. and Shirazi, S.A.: ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 122, pp. 115-122 (September 2000)
  • An Improved Model for Predicting Separation Efficiency of a Rotary Gas Separator in ESP Systems
    Harun, A.F.,Prado, M.G., Shirazi, S.A. and Doty,D.R.: SPE Production and Facilities, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 78-83 (May 2002)
  • CFD Study of Bubble Cary-Under in Gas-Liquid Cylindrical Cyclone Separators
    Erdal, F.M., and Shirazi, S.A., Mantilla, I. and Shoham, O.: SPE Journal of Production and Facilities, Vol. 15, No.4, pp. 217-221 (November 2000)
  • Comparison of Computed and Measured Particle Velocities and Erosion in Water and Air Flows
    Zhang,Y, Reuterfors, E.P., McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and E.F. Rybicki: International Journal of Wear (2007)
  • Development and Validation of a Mechanistic Model to Predict Solid Particle Erosion in Multiphase Flow
    Mazumder, Q., Shirazi, S., McLaury, B., Rybicki, E., and Shadley, J.: International Journal of Wear, Vol. 259, Issues 1-6, pp. 203-207 (July-August 2005)
  • Effect of Entrance Shape on the Erosion in the Throat of Chokes
    McLaury, B.S., Shirazi, S.A., and Burden, T.L.: ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 122, pp. 198-204 (December 2000)