Prof. Amr G. Guaily

Program Director of Mechanical Engineering (MENG)

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Prof. Amr Guaily is a university professor and the director of the mechanical engineering program (MENG) at School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, at Nile University and is the former director of the Smart Engineering Systems Research Center (SESC). He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Cairo University, Egypt in 2002 and 2006, respectively. In 2011, he obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical and manufacturing engineering from the University of Calgary, Canada. The research interests are fluid dynamics with emphasis on both the numerical simulation and mathematical modelling of viscoelastic fluids and molten salts, and the use of the level set technique for studying fluid/structure interaction. 


1) Prof. Amr Guialy received the OMAE Calgary Chapter Graduate Scholarship in Engineering from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering Division Calgary Chapter, AB, Canada.

2) He also received the Ian N. McKinnon Memorial Fellowship from Consolidated Natural Gas Ltd., B.P. Canada, Inc. and Kaiser Resources, Calgary, AB, Canada.

Recent Publications

A Stress Mapping Immersed Boundary Method for Viscous Flows

This work introduces an immersed boundary method for two-dimensional simulation of incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. The method uses flow field mapping on the immersed boundary and performs a contour integration to calculate immersed boundary forces. This takes into account the relative location of the immersed boundary inside the background grid elements by using inverse distance weights

Mechanical Design

Turbulent Axisymmetric Non-Isothermal Flow of the Hitec Molten Salt with Temperature Dependent Properties: A Numerical Investigation

This study aims to investigate the Hitec molten salt's thermal-hydraulic behavior in a smooth round pipe under broad ranges of surface heat flux and Reynolds number (q = 104 - 105 W/m2, Re = 104 - 105). Mesh independent study was performed to ensure the robustness of the model to achieve accurate solutions. Presentation of temperature, pressure and thermophysical properties for multiple cases are
Energy and Water
Mechanical Design

Active Morphing Control of Airfoil At Low Reynolds Number Using Level-Set Method

The active control of flow around an airfoil through morphing is numerically investigated. The lock-in phenomenon was predicted while using a fixed grid. Galerkin/Least-Squares Finite Element Method was used to simulate incompressible flow over an airfoil with leading edge morphing at a Reynolds number, Re = 5000, and angle of attack, α = 6°. The numerical simulation was carried out using the in

Mechanical Design

Regression Modeling for the Ventilation Effect on COVID-19 Spreading in Metro Wagons

The effect of different ventilation parameters on the infection potential of COVID-19 in a metro wagon is numerically studied. Two key indicators are used to quantify this potential. Based on the numerical results a regression analysis is performed to come up with the most suitable regression model for these key parameters. The proposed regression models are helpful in quantifying the infection

Software and Communications
Mechanical Design

Air change rate effects on the airborne diseases spreading in Underground Metro wagons

The effect of the rate of change of fresh air inside passengers’ wagons for Underground Metro on the spreading of airborne diseases like COVID-19 is investigated numerically. The study investigates two extreme scenarios for the location of the source of infection within the wagon with four different air change rates for each. The first scenario considers the source of infection at the closest
Mechanical Design

Comparative Study for Different URANS Models for Capturing Flow Separation Inside a Plane Diffuser

A comparative numerical study is performed among different URANS turbulence models investigating the ability of the models to capture the deformation of the boundary layer near the separation zone. The results are validated against previously published numerical works (URANS, LES, DNS) and experimental works. The comparison included grid resolution, the pressure distribution, and the velocity

Mechanical Design

Stabilized variational formulation of an oldroyd-B fluid flow equations on a Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) architecture

The governing equations of the flow of an oldroyd-B fluid are discretized using the finite element method. To overcome the convective nature of the momentum equation, the Galerkin/Least-Squares Finite Element Method (GLS/FEM) is used while the Discrete Elastic–Viscous Stress-Splitting (DEVSS) method is used to overcome the instability due to the absence of diffusion in the constitutive equations

Mechanical Design

Prediction of Internal Flow's Characteristics around Two Cylinders in Tandem using optimal T-S fuzzy

Laminar unsteady incompressible flow past two-cylinders in tandem is investigated numerically. The vortex shedding over the cylinders' arrangement is studied at various Reynolds numbers and blockage ratios while changing the distance between the two cylinders. The output from the numerical simulations is used to feed different regression methodologies to find the optimal approach for the proposed

Mechanical Design

Comparative Study of Nusselt Number Correlations for Hitec Molten Salt

Molten salt has been realized as a potential candidate as a clean non-pollutant heat transfer fluid for concentrated solar power plants because of its high heat capacity and broad ranges of operational temperatures. In this study, the Nusselt number of the commercially known Hitec molten salt is numerically assessed, using k-ϵ model turbulence model with non-equilibrium wall functions, for the

Mechanical Design
Research Tracks
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Constitutive theory of polymeric fluids
  • Flow control using moving surfaces
  • Fluid dynamics of molten salts
  • Blood flow numerical simulation
Research Project

Optimization of the Operational Energy of Tankless Water Heater

Objective/Contributions: Fin-and-tube heat exchangers are commonly used heat exchangers for thermal energy conversion with a wide range of applications such as air conditioning, refrigeration, automotive industry, electronic devices, and the like. The demand for more efficient cooling and heating by more compact heat exchangers leads to tremendous research on this subject. This project aims to
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Academic System Resource Planning: A Fully-Automated Smart Campus/ASRP

Objectives: The project aims at creating a smart automated academic and administrative university environment infiltrating the global perspective of Education Quality and best practices for University Management and Academic System Resource Planning within the HE system in EG through the design and development of a smart digital platform for monitoring, analysis and closed-loop feedback control of