Ahmad Fakheri

Professor

Jobst Hall 104
(309) 677-2719
ahmad@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 


Biography

Dr. Fakheri teaching and research interests are in the areas of Heat transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Thermodynamics. His specific research interests include heat exchanger design and analysis.

Administrative and Leadership Experience

  • Technical Program Chair, 2012 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Expo (ASME Congress)
  • Deputy Group Leader, ASME Manufacturing Technical Group which has over 10,000 members (2008-2009)
  • Board member, ASME Board on Research and Technology Development (2007-)
  • Chair, ASME Process Industries Division which has over 3000 members, (2006-2008)
  • Member ASME Process Industries Division Executive Committee, (2003-2008)
  • Chair, Mechanical Engineering Education Track, ASME Congress (2003-)
  • Chair, Education Research & Innovation Committee (ERIC) ASME Education Center (2007-)
  • Interim Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School Bradley University (1996-1998)
  • Director for Research and Sponsored Programs Bradley University (1992-1996)

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Outstanding Research Award, Bradley College of Engineering
  • Outstanding Service Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Process Industries Division
  • NASA Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA-Lewis Research Center - Cleveland, Ohio
  • Caterpillar Fellows Program Research Award

Professional Experience

ASME

Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Heat Transfer, Heat Exchangers, Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics , Queuing Theory, LabView, Fluent, Fortran

Teaching

  • ME 415: Heat Transfer
  • ME 515: Advanced Heat Transfer
  • ME 521: Advanced Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 648: Advanced Computer-Aided Design

Scholarship

Recent Journal Publications

  • Fakheri, A., “Second Law Analysis of Heat Exchangers”, Journal of Heat Transfer, 132, Nov. 2010
  • Fakheri, A., M. Naraghi, "Non-Iterative Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations Using Spreadsheets", Computers in Education Journal, Vol XVIII No 3, 2009
  • Fakheri, A., “Efficiency and Effectiveness of Heat Exchanger Series”, Journal of Heat Transfer, V130, Issue 8, 2008
  • Fakheri, A., and Al-Bakhit, H., "Entrance and Wall Conduction Effects in Parallel Flow Heat Exchangers", Special Supplement issue of the International Journal of Heat exchangers, Advances in Compact Heat Exchangers, 2007
  • Fakheri, A., “Heat Exchanger Efficiency,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Volume 129, Issue 9, pp. 1268-1276, 2007
  • Fakheri, A. and M. Fazel, "A Methodology for Optimization of the Shell and tube Heat Exchangers in Series,” International Journal of Heat Exchangers, Volume VII no 1, 2006
  • Al-Bakhit, H, and A. Fakheri, , "Numerical Simulation of Heat Transfer in Simultaneously Developing Flows in Parallel Rectangular ducts,” Journal of Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 26, Issues 5-6, pp. 596-603, 2006

Recent Conference Papers 

  • Leanos, A. and A. Fakheri, “Optimization of Heat Exchanger Networks” proceedings of the 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, November 9- 15, 2011, Denver, CO
  • Fazel, F. and A. Fakheri, “Transient Modeling Of Time-Varying Queues In Call Centers”, Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute 2011 Annual Meeting, Nov. 19-22, Boston, MA
  • Fakheri, A. and F. Fazel, “Nondimensionalization and Scaling of Unsteady Queues”, Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute 2011 Annual Meeting, Nov. 19-22, Boston, MA
  • Mudunuri, R.V., G. R. Sudhini, and A. Fakheri, “Analytical and Experimental investigations of High Porosity Metallic Foams,” proceedings of the 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, November 12- 18, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Katinas, C. and A. Fakheri, “Flow Characteristics in Helical Pipes of Various Coil Geometries with Rectangular Cross Section,” proceedings of the 2010 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, November 12- 18, 2010, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Fakheri, A., “Flow Separation,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, November 13- 19, 2009, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Katinas, C. and A. Fakheri, “Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop Correlation in Helicoidal Pipes of Rectangular Cross Section,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, November 13- 19, 2009, Orlando, FL, USA
  • Fakheri, A., “Thermally Developing Flow,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, October 31-Nov 6, 2008, Boston, MA, USA
  • Fakheri, A., “On Application of the Second Law to Heat Exchangers,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, October 31-Nov 6, 2008, Boston, MA, USA
  • Fazel, F., and A. Fakheri, “Economic number of servers in large service systems”, Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2008
  • Fakheri, A., and F. Fazel, “Determination of the State Probabilities for M/M/s Queuing”, Proceedings of the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2008
  • Fazel, F, A. Fakheri, “An Approximate Method for Staffing in M/M/S Queuing Systems”, Proceedings of the Southeast Decision Sciences Institute Conference, Feb 2008, Orlando FL, USA
  • Fakheri, A., “An Alternative Approach for Teaching Turbulent Flow,” Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nov 11–15, 2007, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Fadul F., A. Nelli, A. Fakheri, “Urea Mixing in Selective Catalytic Reduction Systems,” Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nov 11–15, 2007, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Fakheri, A., “Thermal Efficiency of the Cross Flow Heat Exchangers,” Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nov. 5–10, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Fakheri, A., F. Fazel, “Technology Commercialization and Faculty Entrepreneurship,” Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nov. 5–10, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Fakheri, A., M. Naraghi, “Non-Iterative Solution of Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations Using Spreadsheets,” Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nov. 5–10, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Fakheri, A., W. Abuzaid, J. Abou-Hanna, “Virtual Instrumentation and Virtual Experimentation,” Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nov. 5–10, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Abou-Hanna, J., A. Fakheri, W. Abuzaid, and K. Okamura, “Flexible LabView Based Experimental Modules for Teaching Engineering Fundamentals,” Proceedings of the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Nov. 5–10, 2006, Chicago, IL, USA

Service

  • University Senate