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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
Jandaghian, M. & Shakibaeinia, A. (2020). An enhanced weakly-compressible MPS method for free-surface flows. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 360, 31 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Mahdi, A., Shakibaeinia, A. & Dibike, Y.B. (2020). Numerical modelling of oil-sands tailings dam breach runout and overland flow. Science of the Total Environment, 703, 10 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Garoosi, F. & Shakibaeinia, A. (2020). Numerical simulation of entropy generation due to natural convection heat transfer using Kernel Derivative-Free (KDF) Incompressible Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (ISPH) model. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 150, 33 pages. Retrieved from
Conference paper
Amaro-Junior, R., Mellado-Cusicahua, A., Shakibaeinia, A. & Cheng, L. (2019). A fully Lagrangian mesh-free numerical model for river ice dynamic. Paper presented at the 20th Workshop on the Hydraulics of Ice Covered Rivers (CRIPE), Ottawa, Ontario,Canada. Retrieved from


- Mécanique des fluides/ Fluid Mechanics (CIV2310) - Hydrosystèmes numériques avancés/ Advanced Computational Hydrosystems (CIV6318) - Écoulement à surface libre/ Free-surface flows (CIV6307)

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. Thesis (1)

    • Taghipour, M. (2019). Characterization of CSO Microbial Contamination and their Risks to Drinking Water Sources (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
  • Master's Thesis (2)

    • Mahdi, A. (2019). Étude expérimentale et numérique d'un écoulement non-Newtonien à la suite d'une rupture d'un barrage des résidus de sables bitumineux (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
    • Pilvar, M. (2019). Experimental Study of Sub-aerial, Submerged and Transitional Granular Slides in Two and Three Dimensions (Master's Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from