Dr. Jana Hamdi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
School of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering

After graduating from the Lebanese University - Faculty of Sciences in 2014 with a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics, I went on to pursue further graduate studies at the University of La Rochelle (France) where I defended my thesis in Fluid Mechanics in 2017 and was awarded a PhD.

During this time, my research activities focused on impinging jets where the studies I conducted were around vortex dynamics, interaction of a fluid with a structure, and coupling of the vortex dynamics with the acoustic generation. The flow dynamics was visualized using the PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) technique and analyzed by applying the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD).

Currently, I am undertaking research on the performance of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. The objective is to enhance the performance of the VAWT by using new designs of winglets and analyze this enhancement by studying the flow dynamics using PIV technique.  

Publications

  1. Hamdi J, Assoum H, Abed-Meraïm K and Sakout A 2017 Volume reconstruction of an impinging jet obtained from stereoscopic-PIV data using POD European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids
  2. Hamdi J, Assoum H, Abed-Meraïm K and Sakout A 2019 Analysis of the effect of the 3C kinematic field of a confined impinging jet on a slotted plate by stereoscopic PIV European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids 76 243–58
  3. Hamdi J, Assoum H H, Abed-Meraïm K and Sakout A 2017 Volume reconstruction of a plane jet impinging on a slotted plate using the phase averaging technique Energy Procedia 139 404–9