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Evgeny Timofeev

Associate Professor
Evgeny Timofeev
Contact Information

McConnell Engineering Building, Room 121

Email address: 
evgeny.timofeev [at]

Ph.D. St.Petersburg State Technical University, St. Petersburg, Russia
M.Sc. Leningrad Polytechnical Institute, Leningrad, USSR

Master projects are available for Winter 2025 term

Deadline to apply July 15, 2024 (international) or September 1, 2024 (domestic)

Research areas: unsteady shock wave reflections and their numerical diagnostics, starting of supersonic intakes 

Required qualifications: Sound knowledge of and interest in high-speed compressible flows with shock waves. Experience in writing and debugging source codes (Fortran, C++, Matlab etc).



MECH 341: Thermodynamics 2 (3 Credits)
MECH 403, MECH 404: Thesis (Honours) (9 Credits)
MECH 430: Fluid Mechanics 2 (3 Credits)
MECH 515: Unsteady Gasdynamics (3 Credits)
MECH 516: Computational Gasdynamics (3 Credits)

Research areas: 
Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Combustion and Energy Systems
Selected publications: 
  • Veillard, X., Tahir, R., Timofeev, E., and Molder, S. "Limiting Contractions for Starting a Ramp Intake with Overboard Spillage," AIAA J. of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 24(5), 2008, pp. 1042-1049.
  • Rahman, S., Timofeev E., and Kleine, H. "On Pressure Measurements in Blast Wave Flow Fields Generated by Milligram Charges," Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 78, 2007, 125106.
  • Hassan, T., Timofeev, E., Saito, T., Shimizu, H., Ezura, M., Tominaga, T., Takahashi, A., and Takayama, K., "Computational Replicas: Reconstruction of Cerebral Vessels as Volume Numerical Grids Using Three-Dimensional Angiography", American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 25, 2004, pp. 1356-1365.
  • Sokolov, I., Timofeev, E., Sakai, J., and Takayama, K., "Artificial Wind - a New Framework to Construct Simple and Efficient Upwind Shock-Capturing Schemes," Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 181, 2002, pp. 354-393.
  • Timofeev, E., Molder, S., Voinovich, P., Hosseini, S.H.R., and Takayama, K., "Shock Wave Reflections in Axisymmetric Flow," In: Lu, F. (Ed.-in-Chief), "Shock Waves," CD-ROM Proceedings of the 23th International Symposium on Shock Waves, Fort Worth, USA, 22-27 July, 2001, University of Texas at Arlington, pp. 1486-1493.
  • Timofeev, E., Skews, B.W., Voinovich, P.A., and Takayama K., "The Influence of Unsteadiness and Three-Dimensionality on Regular-to-Mach Reflection Transitions: a High-Resolution Study," In: Ball, G.J., Hillier, R., Roberts, G..T. (Eds.), "Shock Waves", Proceedings of the 22th International Symposium on Shock Waves, London, UK, 18-23 July, 1999, University of Southhampton, 1999, Vol. 2, pp. 1231-1236.

For More Significant Publications

Current research: 
  • The development of flow solvers and other tools for unsteady flows with shock waves
  • Influence of viscosity and shock curvature on unsteady shock reflections.
  • Starting of air intakes of hyper/supersonic air-breathing engines
  • Flow solvers for multi-fluid flows with shock waves and their application
Areas of interest: 

Primary Research Theme: Combustion and Energy Systems
Secondary Research Theme: Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

My research interests are related to the numerical modelling of unsteady high-speed compressible flows, with particular emphasis on unsteady effects. My general research objectives can be grouped into two major categories: (a) The development of accurate and efficient numerical methods and computer codes specifically tailored for unsteady high-speed multi-dimensional multi-scale flows with spatially-localized features (shock waves, contact surfaces, boundary layers etc.); (b) Their validation and application to a wide range of basic and applied problems (in aerospace propulsion, industrial safety, transportation, mining, various industrial devices operating with the presence of high-speed gas motion, biomedical research, non-destructive testing etc.)

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