Dr. Reza Taghavi, Associate  Prof.

Gas Turbine Optimization
Aerodynamic Optimization of Tall Buildings
Computational Fluid Dynamics

E-mail: taghavi[AT]iust.ac.ir
Phone: 98-21-77240540 Ex: 8908
Fax: 98-21-77240488
Zip Code: 16846-13114
School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science & Technology, Narmak, Tehran, Iran
Virtual lab
Research laboratory


PhD: School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK, 1997
MSc: School of Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran, 1987
BSc: School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, 1985

Research of Interest

Experimental and Theoretical Aerodynamics
Gas Turbine Design
Axial Compressor Design and Analysis
Flow Instabilities and Transition
Turbomachinery Design
Computational Fluid Dynamics


Aerodynamic Design of Axial Compressors
Aerodynamic Optimization of Tall Buildings
Gas Turbine Testing
Fluid Dynamics Testing
Wind Tunnel Testing

Funded Research Projects

Aerodynamics of Tall Buildings
Drag Reduction of Passenger Trains
Design of Axial Compressor
Design and Manufacturing of a Closed-Circuit Subsonic Wind Tunnel
Aerodynamics Optimization of Axial Compressors
Performance Tests of Gas Turbine Engines


Drag Reduction of Passenger Trains (M. Sc.)

Optimization of Axial Compressor Blading, (M. Sc.)

Numerical Prediction of Axial Compressor Performance Map, (M. Sc.)

Numerical Optimization of Axial Compressor Design, (M. Sc.)

Experimental Investigation on the Aerodynamics of Passenger Trains, (M. Sc.)

Design, Manufacturing and Calibration of Test Equipments for Gas Turbine Engines (M. Sc.)

Prediction of Boundary Layer Transition Using Three-Equation Model (M. Sc.)

Experimental Investigation on Gas Turbine Engine Performance (M. Sc.)

Axial Compressor Design Based on Streamline Curvature Method, (M. Sc.)

Courses Taught

  Course Course Plan
Graduate Advanced Aerodynamics
Graduate Advanced Fluid Dynamics
Graduate Aerodynamic Design of Turbomachines
Graduate  Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles
Graduate Air Intake Aerodynamics
Graduate Boundary Layer Theory
Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics I
Undergraduate Fluid Mechanics II
Undergraduate Thermodynamics