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Hafiz Atassi

Hafiz Atassi

Email: atassi@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-5736

Office: 113 Hessert Laboratory


Ph.D. - University of Paris, 1966


Summary of Activities/Interests

Professor Atassi has been teaching and conducting basic and applied research in fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, aeroelasticity, hydroacoustics, structural acoustics, fuid/structure interaction, applied and computational mathematics. He has has made seminal contributions in unsteady high speed fow phenomena and aero-hydroacoustics, which have led to advanced modeling of aircraft engine and submarine propulsion components and noise control. He is the author of more than 180 technical papers and has given more than 90 invited lectures in North America, Europe and Japan. He is a member of the editorial board of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He directs a group of post-doctoral researchers and graduate students at Notre Dame Hessert Center for Aerospace Research. His research has been funded by NASA, the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the National Science Foundation, and Pratt and Whitney. He also closely collaborates with scientists and engineers at NASA Glenn and Langley Research Centers, the U.S. Navy David Taylor Research and Development Center, the Air Force Academy, Purdue University, Pratt and Whitney, the Ecole Centrale at the University of Lyon (France) and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France) where he is frequently a visiting professor.

 See http://www.nd.edu/~atassi


  • Keynote Lecture, International Symosium on Aeroelasticity in Turbomachines, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (2012).
  • Rayleigh Lectureship, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2004).
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers Lewis F. Moody Award (2001).
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aeroacoustics Award (2000).
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1996).
  • International Aircraft Fund Award, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (1996).
  • Chevalier de l' Ordre des Palmes Academiques, Office of the Prime Minister of France, Decree of July 16, 1993 , Official Journal of the Republic of France.
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1989).
  • Addison P. Rothrock Distinguished Scientist, NASA Lewis Research Center (9/1983-9/1984).

Selected Publications

  • A Complete Second Order Theory for the Unsteady Flow About an Airfoil Due to a Periodic Gust," co-author, M. Goldstein, J. Fluid Mechanics, 74, pp. 741-765, 1976.
  •  The Sears' Problem for a Lifting Airfoil Revisited - New Results," J. Fluid Mechanics, 141, pp. 109-122, 1984.
  •  Unsteady Vortical and Entropic Disturbances of Streaming Motions Around Bodies," coauthor J. Grzedzinski, J. Fluid Mechanics, 209, pp. 385-403, 1989.
  •  Unsteady Aerodynamics of Vortical Flows: Early and Recent Developments," Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics, Editor K. Y. Fung, Ch. IV, pp. 119-169, World Scientific, 1994.
  •  Acoustic-Vorticity Waves in Swirling Flows," co-author V.V. Golubev, J. Sound and Vibration, 209(2) , pp. 203-222, 1998.
  •  A Domain Decomposition Method for the External Helmholtz Problem," co-author, R. Susan-Resiga, J. Computational Physics, 147(2), pp. 388-401, 1998.
  • Scattering of Incident Disturbances by an Annular Cascade in a Swirling Flow," co-authors A.A. Ali, O. V. Atassi and I.V. Vinogradov, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 499, pp. 111-138, 2004.
  • Passive Control for Turbofan Tonal Noise," co-author B. Elhadidi, AIAA Journal, 43 (11), pp. 2279-2292, 2005.
  • Aerodynamics and Interaction Noise of Streamlined Bodies in Nonuniform Flows," coauthor M.M. Logue, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Volume 330: Issue 16, pp. 3787- 3800, 2011.
  • Sound Generation by Fan Wakes and Validation with Experiments," co-authors A.V. Kozlov and M. M. Logue, Aeroacoustics, Vol. 14, No. 1 & 2, pp. 257-279, 2015.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research Interests: Aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, aeroacoustics and noise control, hydrodynamics, turbo-machinery, unsteady flow, applied mathematics, numerical analysis

Courses: Mathematical Methods II; Introduction to Elasticity; Introduction to Acoustics; Advanced Aerodynamics