PARVIZ MERATI

 

Professor and Chair 
Department of Mechanical and 
Aeronautical Engineering 
Western Michigan University 
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008

Telephone: (269) 276-3414 
FAX: (269) 276-3421 
E-mail: parviz.merati@wmich.edu

Education

Ph.D. 1985 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

M.S. 1980 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Work Experience

September 2015-Present

Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Western Michigan University

1994-September 2015

Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Western Michigan University

1994-97

Director of Center for Advanced Tribology

1990-94

Associate Professor, Western Michigan University

1986-89

Assistant Professor, Western Michigan University

Sum. 1988

Summer Faculty Fellow; NASA Glenn Research Center

1985-1986

Post Doctoral Fellow; Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Aerospace Engineering

Professional Registration

Professional Engineer, Michigan, No. 35599

Publications and Presentations

Liu, T., Merat, A., Makhmalbaf, M.H.M., Fajardo, C., Merati P. “Comparison between Optical Flow and Cross-Correlation Methods for Extraction of Velocity Fields from Particle Images,” Journal of Experiments in Fluids, Springer-Verlog, August 2015, Volume 56, Issue 8,

Liu, T., Makhmalbaf, M.H.M., Ramasamy, RS Vewen., Kode, S., Merati, P., “Skin Friction Fields and Surface Dye Patterns on Delta Wings in Water Flows,” Journal of Fluids Engineering, July 2015, Vol. 137, 071202-1-14.

Chen, K.H., Johnson, J.P., Merati, P., Davis, C., “Numerical Investigation of Buoyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Underhood with Open Enclosure,” SAE Int. J. Passenger Cars, Mechanical Systems, July 2013, 6:808-816;doi:10.4271/2013-01-0842.

Chen, K.H., Johnson, J.P., Merati, P., Davis, C., “Numerical Investigation of Buoyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Underhood with Open Enclosure,” SAE Technical Paper Series, 2013 HX-0053, 2013 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 2013

Merati, P., Davis, C., Chen, K.H., Johnson, J.P., Underhood Buoyancy Driven Flow-An Experimental Study,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 133, August 2011, 082502-1

Liu, T., Nink, J., Merati, P., Tian, T., Li, Y, Shieh, T., “Deposition of Micron Liquid Droplets on Wall in Impinging Turbulent Air Jet,” Journal of Experiments in Fluids, Springer-Verlag, 48:1037-1057, May 2010

Merati, P., Leong, C.H., Chen, K.H., and Johnson, J.P., “Investigation of Buoyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Full Scale Underhood-PIV and Temperature Measurements,” Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics, The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trains, Volume 41/2009, pp. 53-74, September 30, 2008, http://www.springerlink.com/content/k51052273v773413/?p=1945f3d976974f32bfc9752526d4986d&pi=0

Chen, K.H., Johnson, J.P., Mertai, P., Leong, C.H., “Investigation of Buoyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Full Scale Underhood-Numerical Study,” Springer-Verlag in the series Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational, The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trains, Volume 41/2009, pp. 75-99, September 30, 2008, http://www.springerlink.com/content/b21158v7h50753jt/?p=1945f3d976974f32bfc9752526d4986d&pi=1

Liu, T., Merati, P., Woodiga, S.A., Davis, C., Leong, C.H., Johnson, J. P., and Chen, K.H., “Drainage and Filling in Cylindrical and Rectangular Containers,” Journal of Automobile Engineering, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 222, No D4, April 2008

Liu, T., Montefort, J., Woodiga, S. A., Merati, P., and Shen, L., “Global Luminescent Oil Film Skin Friction Meter,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 476-485, February 2008

Merati, P., Leong, C.H., Chen, K.H., and Johnson, J.P., “Bouyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Full Scale Underhood-Part I, PIV and Temperature Measurements,” The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trains, Organized by Engineering Conferences International (ECI), Lake Tahoe, CA, August 26-31, 2007

Chen, K.H., and Johnson, J.P, Merati, P., and Leong, C.H., “Bouyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Full Scale Underhood-Part II, Numerical Study,” The Aerodynamics of Heavy Vehicles II: Trucks, Buses and Trains, Organized by Engineering Conferences International (ECI), Lake Tahoe, CA, August 26-31, 2007

Merati, P., Cooper, N. J., Leong, C. H., Chen, K. H., and Johnson, J. P., “Investigation of the Buoyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Underhood-Part I, PIV and Temperature Measurements,” SAE Technical Paper Series, 2006-01-1608, 2006 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 3-6, 2006

Chen, K. H., Johnson, J. P., Merati, P., Cooper, N. J., and Leong, C. H., “ Investigation of the Buoyancy Driven Flow in a Simplified Underhood-Part II, Numerical Study,” SAE Technical Paper Series, 2006-01-1607, 2006 World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 3-6, 2006

Merati, P., Boyd, J., Leong, H. “Rotational and Tidal Agitation Fluid Exchange in Comparison of Tissue Processors,” Technical Paper published by Richard-Allan Scientific, subsidiary of Thermo-Fisher Scientific, September 1, 2005

Cooper, N.J., Merati, P., Hu, H., “Numerical Simulation of the Vortical Structures in a Lobed Jet Mixing Flow,” AIAA 43th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, AIAA-2005-0635 (2005)

Merati, P., DePayva, J., Phiilips, R.L., "Effect of Rotational Speed and Fluid Properties on Mechanical Seal Heat Transfer," 57th STLE Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, May 19-23, 2002

Merati, P., Macelt, M.J., Erickson, R.B., "Flow Investigation Around a V-sector Ball Valve, " Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 123, No. 3, pp. 662-671, September 2001

Merati, P., Phillips, R.L., DePayva, J.,"Effect of Impeller Geometry, Rotational Speed, and Fluid Properties on Seal Chamber Flow,"  56th STLE Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, May 20-24, 2001, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 44, No. 3, pp. 451-457, July 2001

Merati, P., Okita, N., Phillips, R.L., Jacobs, L.E., "Experimental and Computational Investigation of Flow and Thermal Behaviour of a Mechanical Seal," 54th STLE Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 23-27, 1999, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 731-738, October 1999

Merati, P., Parker, J. C., "Flow Measurements in Enlarged-Bore Seal Chambers,"  53rd STLE Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, May 17-21, 1998, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 505-512, October 1998

Phillips, R. L., Merati, P., Jacobs, L.E., "Experimental Determination of the Thermal Characteristics of a Mechanical Seal and its Operating Environment, "52nd STLE Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, May 18-22,1997, Tribology Transactions, Vol. 40 , pp. 559-568, 1997

Parker, J.C., Merati, P. , "An Investigation of Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flow using Laser Doppler Velocimetry in a Refractive Index Matched Facility, "Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 118, No. 4, pp. 810-818, December 1996

Merati, P., Parker, J.C., "LDV Measurements in Chambers of Mechanical Seals," 46th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of American Physical Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November 21-23, 1993

Merati, P., Parker, J. C., and Adams, W. V., "Turbulent Flow of an Annulus with Inner Rotating Cylinder and a Dead End Wall," the Thirteenth Symposium on Turbulence at Rolla, Missouri, September 21-23, 1992

Merati, P., Adrian, R. J., "Feedback Amplification of a Plane Shear Layer by Impinging on a Downstream Body," Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol. 6, No. 4, July 1992, pp. 415-436

Merati, P., Adrian, R.J., "The Interaction Between a Plane Shear Layer and a Slender Body," Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 12, No. 4, December 1991, pp. 315-322

Merati, P., McMahon, H.M., and Yoo, K.M.," Experimental Investigation of a Turbulent Flow in the Vicinity of an Appendage Mounted on a Flat Plate, "Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 113, pp. 635-642, December 1991

Merati, P., Biek, K.T., Parker, J.C. and Glas, R.W., "Flow Measurements in Chambers of Mechanical Seals Using Laser Doppler Velocimetry Technique, "1991 NSF Design and Manufacturing Systems Conference, The University of Texas at Austin, January 9-11, 1991

Merati, P., Adrian, R.J., "Interaction of a Plane Shear Layer with a Downstream Flat Plate," AIAA 21st Fluid Dynamics, Plasma Dynamics and Lasers Conference, Seattle, WA, June 18-20, 1990

Merati, P., McMahan, H.H. and Yoo, K.M., "Experimental Modeling of a Turbulent Flow in the Junction and Wake of an Appendage Flat Plate," AIAA/ASME/SIAM/APS 1st National Fluid Dynamics Congress, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 24-28, 1988

Merati, P. and Adrian, R. J., "Plane Shear Layer Amplification by Impingement on a Slender Body," AIAA 26th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 11-14, 1988

Merati, P. and Adrian, R. J., "Directional Sensitivity of Single and Multiple Sensor Probes," TSI Quarterly Journal, April-June 1984

Adrian, R. J., Johnson, R.E., Jones, B.G., Merati, P. and Tung, T.C. "Aerodynamic Disturbances of Hot-Wire Probes and Directional Sensitivity, "Journal of Physics E: Scientific Instruments, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 62-71, January 1984

Adrian, R. J., Johnson, R.E., Jones, B.G., Merati, P. and Tung, T.C., "Directional Sensitivity of Hot-Wire Probes," ASCE Fourth Engineering Mechanics Division Specialty Conference, Purdue University, May 23-25, 1983

Merati, P., Wigeland R. and Nagib, H., "Control of Adverse Wind Near Buildings," Transportation Engineering Journal, American Society of Civil Engineering, Vol. 108, No. TE5, September, 1982

Nagib, H.M., Merati, P. and Crawford, A.C., "Visualization of Turbulent Atmospheric Flows," Proceedings of the Third U.S. National Conference on Wind Tunnel Engineering Research, Gainsville, Florida, 1978

Professional Society Membership and Honor Membership

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, STLE

Honored Member Strathmore's Who is Who, 2001-2002 Edition

Who's Who in Engineering Education, 2002 Edition

Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2002 Edition

Honorary Member Pi Tau Sigma since 1994