Samueli School of Engineering
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92697
M.S., University of Southern California, Mechanical Engineering, 1971
Ph.D., Imperial College,University of London, Mechanical Engineering, 1974
D.Sc., Imperial College,University of London, Mechanical Engineering, 1999
Elghobashi is interested in the direct numerical simulation of turbulent, chemically reacting and dispersed two-phase flows.
His research is aimed at understanding some of the fundamental properties of turbulence using the direct numerical simulation (DNS) method, a numerical representation of the exact, three-dimensional, time-dependent Navier-Stokes equations. While the larger, long-term goal of his work is to predict engineering flows in complex geometries (the flow over an airplane or the flow of air inside a combustor, for example), Elghobashi currently is looking at chemically reacting and particle-laden turbulent flows in simple geometries.
Elghobashi's work can be used to improve the mathematical closure models employed in predicting turbulent flows in practical applications.