Wagdi George Habashi

Academic title(s): 

NSERC-Industrial Research Chair

Wagdi George Habashi
Contact Information

CFD Lab 688 Sherbrooke Street West, #717

Email address: 
wagdi.habashi [at] mcgill.ca

Ph.D. Cornell University
M.Eng. McGill University
B.Eng. McGill University



MECH 535: Turbomachinery and Propulsion (3 Credits)

Research areas: 
Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Selected publications: 
  • G. Croce, E. De Candido, W.G. Habashi, J. Munzar, M.S. Aubé, G.S. Baruzzi and C.N. Aliaga, "FENSAP-ICE: A Numerical Model for Predicting Spatial and Temporal Evolution of In-flight Icing Roughness", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp. 1283-1289, July-August 2010.
  • K. Nakakita, S. Nadarajah and W.G. Habashi, "Toward Real-Time Aero-Icing Simulation for Complete Aircraft Configurations, via FENSAP-ICE", AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 96-109, January 2010.
  • M.S. Aubé, W.G. Habashi, H.Z. Wang and D. Torok, "On the Impact of Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation on Computational Wind Engineering", International Journal of Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 63, No. 7, pp. 877-886, July 2010.
  • M. Pellissier, W.G. Habashi and A. Pueyo, "Optimization via FENSAP-ICE of Hot Air Anti-icing Systems", Accepted AIAA Journal of Aircraft, File 2010-05-C031095, August 3, 2010.
  • C.N. Aliaga, M.S. Aubé, G.S. Baruzzi and W.G. Habashi, "FENSAP-ICE UNSTEADY: A Unified In-Flight Icing Simulation Methodology for Aircraft, Rotorcraft and Jet Engines", Accepted AIAA J. of Aircraft, File 2010-02-C000327, July 29, 2010.
  • X. Veillard, W.G. Habashi, M.S. Aubé and G.S. Baruzzi, "FENSAP-TURBO: Icing Simulation in Multistage Jet Engines", submitted to AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, File 2010-06-B34060, June 18, 2010.
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Current research: 
  • Study of ice crystals ingestion in jet engines at high altitude
  • Ice surface roughness and ice density (in collaboration with l'Univeristà degli studi di Udine, Italy)
  • Refined simulation of supercooled large droplets (in collaboration with Milano, Bergamo and Udine, Italy)
  • Ice cracking, shedding and tracking
  • Ice formation on helicopter blades
  • Genetic algorithms optimization of hot-air and electrical ice protection systems
  • Automatic mesh optimization for unsteady flows
  • Robust mesh deformation techniques for long-term icing simulation
  • CFD-icing as a predictive tool for in-flight icing risk management
  • Galloping of electrical cables due to wind and ice formation
  • Reduced order modeling in CFD
  • Large scale parallel computation
  • Computational wind engineering
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Areas of interest: 

Primary Research Theme: Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics
Research Group/Lab: CFD Lab

Professor Habashi's research group at the McGill CFD Lab have made significant and original strides in the fields of in-flight icing and computational wind engineering (CWE) in the last decade. Currently, they are addressing in a cohesive manner some long pending issues of both fields, via analytical and computational basis, instead of empirical approaches. The proposed research projects are diverse from an engineering applications perspective but the underlying mathematics and the computational methodology is very similar, and can be classified as coupled multi-physics and multi-scale problems.

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