Iskender Sahin, PhD

Iskender Sahin, PhD

Industry Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Journal Articles


  • Touma, H, Sahin, I, Gaamangwe, T, Gorbet, M, Peterson, S., “Numerical Investigation of Fluid Flow in a Chandler Loop ”,to appear in Journal of Biomechanical Engineering.
  • 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. (draft paper accepted)
  • 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.
  • S. Gaudy, B. Shresta, and I.Sahin, “Modeling the Reactant Concentration at Catalyst Surface of a MicroScale PEM Fuel Cell”, Paper: FuelCell201033009, ASME Fuel Cell Science Conference, Brooklyn, NY, June 2010
  • Sahin, I., “Calculation of ThreeDimensional Flow Field for Moving Pressure Distributions”, ASME 23rd International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Vancouver, BC,  June 2004
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Okita, N., and Sahin, I., “Flow due to a Moving Pressure Distribution over FiniteDepth Water," Journal of Ship Research, Vol.45, No.3, pp. 165176, September 2001.
  • Sahin, I., and Okita, N., "Impulsive Flow Around Circular and NonCircular Cylinders by a LowOrder Method," Ocean Engineering, Vol.25, No.7, pp.529539, 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. 501512, 1997.
  • Coleman, J.W., Sahin, I., Crane, J.W., "Application of Actuator Disk Theory on Submarine Modeling," AIAA Paper No: 960451, AIAA 34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, Nevada, January 1996. 
  • 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.
  • Sahin, I., and Hyman, M.C., "Numerical Calculation of the Flow of Submerged Bodies Under a Free Surface,” Ocean Engineering, Vol 20, No.3, pp.339345, May 1993.
  • Sahin, I., and Tryggvason, G., "Dynamics of Bubbles and Vortices Under a Free Surface, ASME AMD, Vol.116, June 1991.
  • Sahin, I., "Application of Various Coordinate Transformations for the Rotating Disk Flow Stability," AIAA Journal, v.26, no.3, pp. 368370, March 1988
  • Sahin, I., and Aybar, A., "A Survey on Semi submersible Wind Loads," Ocean Engineering, v.12, no.3, pp. 253261, 1985.
  • Sahin, I., Magnuson, A.H., "A Free Surface Panel Method for the Solution of a Submerged Line Source," Ocean Engineering, v.11, no.5, pp. 451461, 1984.



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


Western Michigan University

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

From: August 1984 to December 2010

Naval Coastal Systems Center, Hydromechanics Branch

NRC Postdoctoral Researcher

From: May 1989 to September 1990

Awards + Distinctions

  • Outstanding Young Man of America

Research Interests

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