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Turaj Ashuri
Visiting Assistant Professor-Mechanical Engineering
Contact Address   800 West Campbell Rd, Richardson, TX 75080     Office MailstopRoom No.: ECSN 2.222 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4442    Media Contact
Keywords High-fidelity multidisciplinary design optimization, Fluid-structure interaction, Renewable energy, High performance computing   
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of Technology, the Netherlands2012
 M.S.Aerospace EngineeringSharif University of Technology, Iran2005
 B.S.Mechanical EngineeringTehran Azad University, Iran1999
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Research Interests

High-fidelity multidisciplinary design optimization, Fluid-structure interaction, Renewable energy, High performance computing

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T. Ashuri, M. B. Zaaijer, J. R. R. A. Martins, G. J. W. van Bussel, and G. A. M. van Kuik, "Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of Offshore Wind Turbines for Minimum Levelized Cost of Energy", Renewable Energy, vol. 68, p. 893-905, DOI:10.1016/j.renene.2014.02.045, 2014, Link

Peer reviewed

T. Ashuri, G. J. W. van Bussel, and S. Mieras, "Development and Validation of a Computational Model for Design Analysis of a Novel Marine Turbine", Wind Energy, vol. 16, p. 77-90, DOI: 10.1002/we.530, 2013, Link

Peer reviewed

Book: Turaj Ashuri, "Beyond Classical Upscaling: Integrated Aeroservoelastic Design and Optimization of Large Offshore Wind Turbines", ISBN: 978-94-6203-210-1, Wohrman print service, the Netgerlands, 2012, Link


M. B. van der Meulen, T. Ashuri, G. J. W. van Bussel, and D. P. Molenaar, "Influence of Nonlinear Irregular Waves on the Fatigue Loads of an Offshore Wind Turbine", in The Science of Making Torque from Wind, p. 1-10, Oldenburg, Germany, 2012, Link

Peer reviewed

Rens Savenije, Turaj Ashuri, Gerard van Bussel, Jesper Staerdahl, "Dynamic Modeling of a Spar-type Floating Offshore Wind Turbine", EWEC2010, p. 1-10, Warsaw, Poland, 2010, Link

Peer reviewed
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DurationRankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2013-2014Postdoctoral research fellowAerospace engineeringMultidisciplinary design optimization laboratoryUniversity of Michigan, Ann Abor
2011-2013Senior design analystLoads, aerodynamics and controlsOffshore center of competenceSiemens wind power
2005-2007Professional engineerEngineeringGas turbine auxillary and accessoryMapna gas turbine
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Major Honors and Awards
  • AED postdoctoral fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2013
  • Invited speaker, 2nd System Engineering Workshop, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Broomfield, Colorado, USA, 2013
  • Certified Engineer, Safety, Health and Environmental Check List Contractors, the Netherlands, 2012-cont
  • Invited speaker, Dutch Wind Workshops, Wieringerwerf, the Netherlands, 2010
  • Agentschap NL scholarship award, INNWIND (Innovation in Wind) Program, the Netherlands, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
  • The 3rd Design Synthesis Exercise prize for "Wind Turbines for Developing Countries" (among 24), Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, 2009
  • Professional Engineer, Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC PE), Iran, 2003-cont
  • Top 1% ranking in B.Sc. and M.Sc. national universities entrance competition, Iran, 1994 and 2002 respectively

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