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    Reservoir Flow Simulation Using Multi-Scale Uscaling Method

    , Ph.D. Dissertation Sharif University of Technology Ashjari, Mohammad Ali (Author) ; Firoozabadi, Bahar (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    This thesis introduces a fast and accurate two-phase reservoir flow simulation procedure. The speed up is achieved by an upscaling technique where coarsening is applied to the detailed geological reservoir descriptions. This process results to two major error sources affecting the simulation accuracy significantly. The homogenization error is appeared when coarse scale data, such as equivalent permeability, is calculated from the available fine grid model information. It is shown that the error can be reduced adjusting coarse grid (non-uniform Cartesian) distribution. For the first time in this study, the grid distribution optimization is done based on “vorticity” map. In particular, the... 

    Experimental Investigation of Geometric Parameters Effect on Energy Harvesting from FIV in Bluff Bodies

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Safari, Mohammad Hossein (Author) ; Ebrahimi, Abbas (Supervisor)
    Abstract
    The purpose of this research is to design and construct a test stand for the study of the kinematic and flow pattern of bluff bodies oscillating motion due to the induction of wake vortices. An experimental investigation was conducted to explore the effect of bluff bodies cross section to optimize the amount of electrical energy withdraw by electromagnetic harvester. The tests are carried out on cylinders with square section and rectangular sections with a length to width ratio of 1/2 and 2/1 and height of 50 cm, at speeds of 5 to 35 m/s in eiffel type wind tunnel. The effect of cylinder cross-section on the amount of energy harvested showed that the amplitude of oscillation in square-shaped... 

    Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamics of a Spinful and Vortical Fluid: Entropy Current Analysis and Transport Coefficients

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Seⅾighi Jafari, Ⅿahⅾi (Author) ; Sadooghi, Neda (Supervisor) ; Kiamari, Motahareh (Co-Supervisor)
    Abstract
    Fluid Mechanics can be considered as an effective method for studying many-body effects in classical and quantum systems. In recent years, relativistic hydrodynamics has found different applications in different branches of physics. One of these applications is the quantitative description of the experimental behavior of relativistic heavy-ion collisions. More specifically, studying fluid mechanics in the presence of magnetic fields (magnetohydrodynamics) and vorticity is of great importance in heavy-ion collision experiments. In this framework, on the one hand, the interaction between spin and magnetic field, and on the other hand, the interaction between spin and angular momentum of the...