Bio: Farzin Abbasian

Farzin Abbasian, PhD., PMP, P.Eng.
Project Engineer
Phone: (905) 548-5328
E-mail: fabbasian@sternlab.com

Farzin has been with Stern Laboratories as a project manager since 2009. He is in charge of all the project phases from initiating to customer liaison, coordination, execution and closing. The engineering responsibilities include but not limited to test rig design, piping & instrumentation design in accordance with the ASME standards, test loop fabrication & installation, testing, thermalhydraulic analysis and data processing. He also has extensive experience in Computer Aided Engineering (CAE), particularly in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solutions in a variety of thermo-mechanical applications.

Education

PhD. (Mechanical Engineering), 2009, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
MSc. (Mechanical Engineering), 2005, Sussex University, Brighton, UK

Experience

Project Manager at Stern Labs Inc. (2009 to present)
PhD candidate at Ryerson University (2005-2009)

Professional Certification

Professional Engineer in Ontario (P.Eng)
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Selected Publications

  • Abbasian, , Hadaller, G. I., and Fortman, R. A., ” Single-Phase and Two-Phase CFD Simulations of the Coolant Flow Inside a Bruce/Darlington CANDU Flow Channel” Proc. American Nuclear Society, September 2015
  • Abbasian, G. I. Hadaller, R. A. Fortman, “Advanced CFD Simulations of Turbulent Flows in a CANDU 37M Fuel String” 12th International Conference on CANDU Fuel, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2013 September 15-18
  • Abbasian, S. D. Yu and J. Cao “Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Axial Flow along an Array of Rods,” ASME Transactions Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol 132, 021105: 1-11, 2010
  • Abbasian, S. D. Yu and J. Cao, “Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Three-Dimensional Turbulent Flow of Water Surrounding a Simulation Fuel Bundle Structure inside a Channel,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, Volume 239, Issue 11, 2224-2235, 2009
  • Abbasian, , Cao, J., and Yu, S. D., “Numerical and Experimental Studies of Oscillatory Airflows Induced by Rotation of a Grass-Cutting Blade” ASME J. Fluids Eng., Volume 130(3), 031104, 2008

Conferences:

  • Abbasian, , Hadaller, G. I., and Fortman, R. A., ” Single-Phase and Two-Phase CFD Simulations of the Coolant Flow inside a Bruce/Darlington CANDU Flow Channel” 16th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermalhydraulics, NURETH-16, Chicago, USA, September  2015
  • Abbasian, , Hadaller, G. I., and Fortman, R. A., “Advanced CFD Simulations Turbulent Flows around Appendages in CANDU Fuel Bundles” 12th International Conference on CANDU Fuel, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, September 15-18, 2013
  • Abbasian, , Hadaller, G. I., and Fortman, R. A., “CFD Simulations of the Single-Phase and Two- Phase Coolant Flow of Water inside the Original and Modified CANDU 37-Element Bundles” 11th International Conference on CANDU Fuel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 17-20, 2010
  • Abbasian, , Cao, J., and Yu, S. D., “Parallel CFD Simulations of Turbulent Flows Associated with a CANDU Fuel    Bundle” 10th International Conference on CANDU Fuel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, October 5-8, 2008
  • Abbasian, , Hadaller, G. I., and Fortman, R. A., “Application of Advanced Turbulence Methodologies in Modeling Mixing Phenomenon in Fuel Bundles” ANSYS User Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 2011
  • Abbasian, , Hadaller, G. I., and Fortman, R. A., “Single-Phase and Two-Phase Flow CFD Applications in CANDU Reactor Fuel Channels” ANSYS User Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 2010
  • Abbasian, , Cao, J., and Yu, S. D.,  “Measurements of Turbulent Pressures of Flow in a Water- Conveying Pipe Containing a Simulation Fuel Bundle” 29th Annual Conference of the Canadian Nuclear Society, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 1-4, 2008
  • Abbasian, , Cao, J., and Yu, S. D., “Sliding Frame Simulation and Experimental Investigations of Oscillatory Airflows Induced by Rotation of a Blade” 21st Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics, CANCAM, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, pp. 340-341, June 3-7, 2007