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Research interests

My research intetests center around the broad category of environmental/computational hydraulics and fluid mechanics. In the area of computational hydraulics/fluid mechanics, the objectives of my works are to develop new methods and algorithms, improving their reliability, efficiency, and flexibility to solve the many challenging environmental fluid mechanics problems. My main focus in recent years has been on the latest and revolutionary generation of numerical methods, the mesh-free Lagrangian (particle) methods (e.g. SPH and MPS). The application areas of particular interest in my studies are in the fields of fluvial and coastal mechanics (sediment transport, ice dynamics, water quality and climate change impact), and multiphase turbulent flows (air-water and multiphase granular flows). The overall goal of my work is to further our understanding of such complex flow systems through a combination of mathematical modelling, theoretical analysis, and experimental/ field measurements.

Research areas:

  • Computational fluid mechanics and hydraulics
  • Environmental fluid mechanics
  • River mechanics
  • Multiphase flows
  • Granular flow and sediment dynamic
  • Cold-region hydraulics
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1005 Hydraulic engineering
  • 1006 Hydrologic engineering
  • 1007 Water resources and supply
  • 1501 Water quality, pollution
  • 2202 Multi-phase systems
  • 2203 Modelling, simulation
  • 4503 Surface water


Recent publications
Journal article
Jafari Nodoushan, E., Shakibaeinia, A. & Hosseini, K. (2018). A multiphase meshfree particle method for continuum-based modeling of dry and submerged granular flows. Powder Technology, 335, 258-274. Retrieved from
Journal article
Dibike, Y., Shakibaeinia, A., Eum, H., Il, Prowse, T. & Droppo, I. (2018). Effects of projected climate on the hydrodynamic and sediment transport regime of the lower Athabasca River in Alberta, Canada. River Research and Applications, 34(5), 417-429. Retrieved from
Journal article
Tajnesaie, M., Shakibaeinia, A. & Hosseini, K. (2018). Meshfree particle numerical modelling of sub-aerial and submerged landslides. Computers and Fluids, 172, 109-121. Retrieved from
Journal article
Dibike, Y.B., Shakibaeinia, A., Droppo, I.G. & Caron, E. (2018). Modelling the potential effects of Oil-Sands tailings pond breach on the water and sediment quality of the Lower Athabasca River. Science of the Total Environment, 642, 1263-1281. Retrieved from