Iskender Sahin, PhD

Iskender Sahin, PhD

Industry Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Iskender Sahin, PhD, P.E.
Professor Sahin is an Industry Professor of Mechanical Engineering in NYU. He has graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MS) and Virginia Tech (PhD). He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Michigan. His academic experience includes faculty positions at Virginia Tech, Western Michigan University and NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering. He had several summer faculty assignments at NASA Lewis (currently Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH) and Naval Coastal Systems Center (Panama City, FL) in addition to an ONR NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. His industrial consulting activities include Stryker, Johnson, Whirlpool Corporations, McDermott Industries and US Navy.
Dr. Sahin’s research and teaching interests are in fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermal sciences. He has over seventy peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and formal reports.  He is active in ASME and ASEE at several capacities as conference organizer, reviewer and committee memberships.

Journal Articles

  • "Non-Linear Hydrodynamics of Thin Laminae Undergoing Large Harmonic Oscillations in a Viscous Fluid”, (with A. Tafuni) accepted in Journal of Fluids and Structures, October 2014.
  • “Numerical Investigation of Fluid Flow in a Chandler Loop ”, (with H. Touma, T. Gaamangwe, M. Gerber, S. Peterson) Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. BIO-13-1494. 2014.
  • “Modeling of a Micro-Scale PEM Fuel Cell in the Slip Flow Regime”, (with S. Gaudy, B. Shresta) International Journal of Engineering Science and Innovative Technology, v. 3, No. 3, May 2014.
  • “Reactant Concentration Simulation at Catalyst Membrane Interface of a Micro PEM Fuel Cell” (with S. Gaudy, B. Shresta). Journal of the Institute of Engineering, v.9, No. 1, pp. 1-17. 2013.
  • Sahin, I., and Hyman, M.C., "Hydrodynamics of a Moving Surface Pressure Distribution on a FiniteDepth Fluid,” Ocean Engineering, Vol.28, No.12, pp. 16211630, December 2001.
  • "Hydrodynamics of a Moving Surface Pressure Distribution on a FiniteDepth Fluid,” (with M. Hyman) Ocean Engineering, Vol.28, No.12, pp. 16211630, December 2001.
  • “Flow due to a Moving Pressure Distribution over FiniteDepth Water," (with N. Okita) Journal of Ship Research, Vol.45, No.3, pp. 165176, September 2001.
  • "Impulsive Flow Around Circular and NonCircular Cylinders by a LowOrder Method," (with N. Okita) Ocean Engineering, Vol.25, No.7, pp.529539, 1998.
  • "Application of a Singularity Panel Method for Hydrodynamics of Underwater Vehicles," (with J. Crane) Ocean Engineering, Vol.24, No 6, pp. 501512, 1997.
  • Sahin, I., Hyman, M.C., and Nguyen, T.C., “ThreeDimensional Flow Around a Submerged Body in Finite Depth Water," Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 18, pp. 611619, November 1994.
  • Sahin, I., Crane, J.W., and Watson, K.P., "Added Mass Coefficients for Submerged Bodies by a Low-Order Panel Method," Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol 15, No.3, pp.452456, September 1993.
  • "Numerical Calculation of the Flow of Submerged Bodies Under a Free Surface,” Ocean Engineering, (with M.Hyman) Vol 20, No.3, pp.339345, May 1993.
  • "Building a Better Fishing Reel," (with Smigelski, D.) Mechanical Engineering, Vol.12, No.4, April 1990.  
  • "Application of Various Coordinate Transformations for the Rotating Disk Flow Stability," AIAA Journal, v.26, no.3, pp. 368370, March 1988
  • "A Survey on Semi submersible Wind Loads," (with A. Aybar) Ocean Engineering, v.12, no.3, pp. 253261, 1985.
  • "A Numerical Solution of the Rotating Disk Flow Stability," Integral Methods in Science and Engineering, Hemisphere Publishers, pp. 297-306, 1985. 
  • "A Free Surface Panel Method for the Solution of a Submerged Line Source," (with A. Magnuson) Ocean Engineering, v.11, no.5, pp. 451461, 1984.

 

Other Publications

  • G. Di Ilio, I. Sahin, A. Tafuni, “Stokes Flow for a Vibrating Cantilever Under a Free-Surface”. Paper: IMECE2014-36929. To appear in: ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Nov. 2014.
  • Tafuni, A, Sahin, I., "Seafloor Pressure Signatures of a High-Speed Boat in Shallow Water with SPH", Paper: OMAE2014-24080, San Francisco, CA June 2014. 
  • Tafuni, A., Sahin, I., “Hydrodynamic Loads on Vibrating Cantilevers Under a Free Surface in Viscous Fluids with SPH”,Paper: IMECE2013-63792. ASME, San Diego, CA. November 2013.
  • Touma,H., Sahin, I., Gaamangwe, T., Gorbet, M, Peterson, S., “A Numerical Investigation of the Fluid Flow in a Chandler Loop for Thrombus Studies”,Paper: IMECE2013-63916. ASME, San Diego, CA., November 2013.
  • A. Tafuni, I. Sahin, “Hydrodynamic Loads on Vibrating Cantilevers Under a Free Surface  in Viscous Fluids with SPH” with A. Tafuni”. Paper: IMECE2013-63792. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA Nov. 2013.
  • S. Gaudy, B. Shresta, and I.Sahin, “One-Dimensional Model of a PEM Fuel Cell Using Reaction Rate Law Kinetics to Model the Consumption of Hydrogen at the Anode”, Paper No. FuelCell2008-65118, Sixth International Fuel Cell Science and Engineering Conference, Denver CO, June 2008.
  • Sahin, I., “Calculation of Three-Dimensional Flow Field for Moving Pressure Distributions”, ASME 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2004.
  • Sahin, I., Okita, N., “Flow due to a Moving Pressure Distribution on Free-Surface with Finite-Depth Bottom”, ASME 21st International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Oslo, Norway June 2002
  • Sahin, I., Hovland, C. “A Computational Optimization of Flow in a Small Tube”, ASME (IMECE-2001) Winter Annual Meeting, New York City, November, 2001. 
  • Sahin, I., Hovland, C. “CFD Analysis of a Stationary Siphon”, ASME FED Summer Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2000. 
  • Sahin, I., “Application of a Low-Order Panel Method to Hydrodynamics”, Third International Conference in Computational Mechanics, Technical University of Istanbul, November 1998
  • Hyman, M.C., Sahin, I., and Nguyen, T.C., "Calculation of Magnetic Flow Noise Within an Enclosure in a Sea-State," AIAA Paper No: 98-0182, AIAA 36th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 1998.
  • Sahin, I., and Crane, J.W., "Application of a Singularity Panel Method for Hydrodynamics of Underwater Vehicles," Ocean Engineering, Vol.24, No 6, pp. 501-512, 1997.
  • Okita, N., Sahin, I., “Flow due to a Moving Pressure Distribution Over a Finite-Depth Bottom”, 50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, Berkeley, California, November 1997.
  • Sahin, I., Hyman, M.C., “Prediction of Flow Around a Ship by a Thin-Ship Approximation”, 50th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, Berkeley, California, November 1997.
  • Okita, N., Sahin, I., “Two-Dimensional Analysis of a Free-Surface Flow due to a Moving Pressure Distribution," Proceedings, 7th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, May 1997.
  • Coleman, J.W., Sahin, I., Crane, J.W., "Application of Actuator Disk Theory on Submarine Modeling," AIAA Paper No: 96-0451, AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 1996.
  • Sahin, I., Okita, N., Hyman, M.C., "Flow Due to a Moving Pressure Distribution in Finite-Depth Water," 48th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, Irvine, California, November 1995. 
  • Sahin, I., Hyman, M.C., "Simulation of Three-Dimensional Finite-Depth Wave Phenomenon for Moving Pressure Distributions," Proceedings, 5th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 1995. 
  • Sahin, I., Okita, N., "Impulsive Flow Around Circular and Non-Circular Cylinders by a Low-Order Method," AIAA Paper 95-0184, AIAA 33rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 1995. 
  • Sahin, I., Hyman, M.C., "Three-Dimensional Flow due to a Moving Surface Pressure in Finite-Depth Fluid," 47th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, Atlanta, GA, November 1994. 
  • Sahin, I., Crane, J.W., Watson, K.P., "Application of a Singularity Panel Method for Hydrodynamics of Underwater Vehicles," Proceedings, 4th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Osaka, Japan, April 1994. 
  • Sahin, I., Hyman, M.C., Nguyen, T.C., "Three-Dimensional Flow Around a Submerged Body in Finite-Depth Water," 46th Annual Meeting of the Division of Fluid Dynamics of the American Physical Society, Albuquerque, NM, November 1993.
  • Sahin, I., Crane, J.W., Watson, K.P., “Added Mass Calculations by a Low-Order Panel Method,"  AIAA Paper 93-0788, AIAA 31st Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 1993.
  • Shakour, E., Sahin, I. "Hydrodynamics of Submerged Bodies,” Eighth International Conference on Mathematical and Computer Modeling, College Park, MD, April 1991
  • Sahin, I., "Stability of Three-Dimensional Boundary Layers by a Spectral Collocation Method," ASME Paper 88-WA/FE-6, Chicago, Illinois, December 1988
  • Sahin, I., "Stability of Flow in Regeneratively Cooled Rocket Nozzles," Developments in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Southeastern Conference in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SECTAM XVI), Eds. Wang, et al, April 1988. 
  • Mehler, M., Sahin, I., Larkin, B., VandenBrink D., "Noise Reduction of Hydraulic Pumps," ASME Paper 87-WA/DE-2, Boston, Mass., December 1987.
  • Sahin, I., "The Effect of Cooling on Transition in Compressible Boundary Layers," 20th Midwestern Mechanics Conference, Purdue University, August 1987.
  • Sahin, I., "Regenerative Cooling and Relaminarization in Rocket Nozzles," AIAA Paper 87-1944, AIAA/ASEE/ASME/SAE 23rd Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, 1987. 
  • Sahin, I., "On the Application of Green's Function Integral Equation to the Motion Analysis of Floating Structures," OCEANS 86 Conference Proceedings, Washington, D.C., September 1986.
  • Sahin, I., Kacynski, K., "On Regenerative Cooling of Rocket Nozzles," 23rd Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, Buffalo, New York, August 1986  
  • Sahin, I., "The Application of Various Coordinate Transformations for Rotating Disk flow Stability," AIAA Paper 86-0500, AIAA 24th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 1986.
  • Sahin, I., "Motion Analysis of Floating Structures by a Surface Singularity Method," OCEANS 85 Conference Proceedings, San Diego, California, November 1985.
  • Sahin, I., "On the Stability of Rotating Disk Flows," 22nd Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science, State College, Pennsylvania, October 1985.
  • Sahin, I., "A Spectral Method for the Stability of Flows," Canadian Conference on Applied Mechanics (CANCAM 85) Proceedings, London, Ontario, June 1985. 
  • Sahin, I., Aybar, A., "A Survey of Research on Wind Loads on Semi submersible Offshore Platforms," OCEANS 84 Conference Proceeding, Washington, D.C., September 1984.
  • Sahin, I., "A Numerical Method for the Solution of Water wave Problems," The Southeastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SECTAM XIV), Callaway Gardens, Georgia, May 1984.
  • Magnuson, A.H., Sahin, I., "Marine Vehicle Performance Limits and Economic Potential," AIAA/SNAME Advanced Marine Vehicles Conference, Baltimore, MD, 1979.

 

 

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Class of 1981

Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Class of 1976

Master of Science, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Technical University of Istanbul (ITU), Class of 1973

BS, Mechanical Engineering

Experience

Western Michigan University

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

From: July 1984 to December 2010

Naval Coastal Systems Center, Hydromechanics Branch

NRC Postdoctoral Researcher

From: April 1989 to September 1990

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Visiting Professor

Undergraduate teaching and conducting research in Boundary Layer Stability and Transition.

From: July 1982 to August 1984

Authored + Edited Books

"Dynamics of Bubbles and Vortices Under a Free Surface, (with G.Tryggvason),ASME AMD, Vol.116, June 1991.

Awards + Distinctions

  • Outstanding Young Man of America

Research Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • CFD
  • Numerical Methods
  • Stability and Transition.