Solved by HOMA


Behzad R. Ahrabi is a researcher in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He works at Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T) as an Aerodynamics Engineer and he is involved in the development of state-of-art computational simulation technologies. Before that he worked for four years with Dimitri J. Mavriplis (at the University of Wyoming) on emerging solver technologies for massively parallel applications. Behzad finished his Ph.D. in Computational Engineering under William K. Anderson at the SimCenter, the National Center for Computational Engineering, at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.


His current research interests include:

  • Development of robust parallel algorithms for turbulent flows on unstructured grids.

  • Development of robust, scalable, and multilevel linear and nonlinear solution strategies.

  • Development of dynamic mesh adaptation technologies for finite-element methods.

  • Development of adjoint-based error estimation and optimization techniques.



Behzad is the main developer of the HOMA (High-Order Multilevel Adaptive) solver, which is a continuous finite-element code for solving the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) equations on two and three-dimensional unstructured grids, in a robust and highly scalable manner.


Behzad holds both the bachelor and master degrees in mechanical engineering. After finishing his master studies, he started his professional career in the Iran Industrial Pumps (IIP) company and established a research and development (R&D) department, aiming at the multidisciplinary and integrated design of special centrifugal pumps using computational simulation techniques.