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    Dr Mohammed Seaid is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, Durham University. His doctoral research focused on the design and analysis of numerical methods for simulating the radiative heat transfer equations in gas turbine combustion chambers. His post-doctoral research was conducted in the area of numerical modelling of coupled radiation and hydrodynamics using simplified PN approximations, M1 entropy models and nonlinear multilevel methods.

    Along with Prof. Axel Klar (in the Fraunhofer Institut Techno- und Wirtschaftsmathematik at Kaiserslautern, Germany), he has been developping efficient models for radiation and conduction in high temperature gas flows. The general research results have wide applicability within engineering. Since 2001, much of his research work has been undertaken within the SFB 568 Research Group, a strongly collaborative group of mechanical engineers and distributed computing researchers at the universities of Darmstadt, Heidelberg, and Kaiserslautern.

    At present he teaches L3 Hydraulics, L3 Dynamics, and L4 Hydrology.

    Research Interests
    • Shallow water flows
    • Transport of suspended sediments
    • Tidal flows and currents
    • Scientific computing
    • Computational radiative heat transfer
    • Lattice Boltzmann and discrete-velocity methods
    • Modified method of characteristics

    Research groups

    • Sustainable Infrastructure


    Authored book

    • Seaid, M. (2004). Mathematical Models and Numerical Methods for Radiation Hydrodynamics: Relaxation Schemes and Multilevel Algorithms. Germany: Shaker Verlag GmbH.

    Conference Paper

    • Banda, M. Seaid, M. & Teleaga, I. (2008), Incompressible Navier-Stokes equation solvers based on lattice Boltzmann relaxation systems, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 7: 2100001-2100002.
    • Pinnau, R. & Seaid, M. (2008), Simplified PN Models and Natural Convection-Radiation, in Bonilla, Luis L. Moscoso, Miguel Platero, Gloria & Vega, Jose M. eds, Mathematics in Industry 12: Springer, 397-401.
    • González, M. & Seaid, M. (2005), Finite Element Modified Method of Characteristics for Shallow Water Flows: Application to the Strait of Gibraltar, in Di Bucchianico, A., Mattheij, R.M.M. & Peletier, M.A. eds, Progress in Industrial Mathematics 8: 283-287.
    • Seaid, M. (2005), Numerical Relaxed Solution of the Dam-Break Flows without Riemann Problem Solvers, in Wang Yongqi, & Hutter Kolumban eds, Trends in Applications of Mathematics to Mechanics 473-482.
    • Seaid, M., El-Amrani, & M. Machmoum, A. (2004), Recent Advances in Semi-Lagrangian Modelling of Flow Through the Strait of Gibraltar, in Bubak, Marian, van Albada, Geert Dick, Sloot, Peter M.A. & Dongarra, Jack eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3037: 89-96.
    • Seaid, M. (2004), A multigrid discrete-ordinates solution for isotropic transport equation, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 4: 494-495.
    • Seaid, M. & Klar, A. (2003), Generalized numerical approximations for the radiative heat transfer problems in two space dimensions, Proceedings of Eurotherm73 on Computational Thermal Radiation in Participating Media 419-429.
    • Seaid, M. & Klar, A. (2001), High-Order Relaxation Methods for Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations, in Brezzi F., Buffa A. Corsaro S. & Murli A. eds, Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications Springer, 111-121.

    Conference Proceeding

    • Seaid, M. (2005), A Monte Carlo method for the Broadwell model with relaxation, Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 5: 691-692.
    • Seaid, M. & Klar, A. (2005), Multigrid Solution of Three-Dimensional Radiative Heat Transfer in Glass Manufacturing, in Bucchianico, A. Di Mattheij, R.M.M. & Peletier, M.A. eds, Mathematics in Industry 8: 283-287.
    • El-Amrani, M. & Seaid, M. (2005), Animating Water Waves Using Semi-Lagrangian Techniques, in Bucchianico, A. Di Mattheij, R.M.M. & Peletier, M.A. eds, Mathematics in Industry 8: 494-498.
    • Pareschi, L. & Seaid, M. (2004), A New Monte Carlo Approach for Conservation Laws and Relaxation Systems, in Bubak, Marian van Albada, Geert Dick Sloot, Peter M. A. & Dongarra, Jack eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3037: Springer, 276-283.
    • Klar, A. & Seaid, M. (2003), Efficient Preconditioning of Linear Systems Arising from the Discretization of Radiative Transfer Equation, in Bänsch, Eberhard eds, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering 35: 211-236.
    • Banda, M. & Seaid, M. (2002), A Class of the Relaxation Schemes for Two-Dimensional Euler Systems of Gas Dynamics, in Sloot, Peter M. A. Tan, Chih Jeng Kenneth Dongarra, Jack & Hoekstra, Alfons G. eds, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2329: Springer, 930-939.

    Edited book

    • Seaid, M., El-Amrani, M. & Yebari, N. (2008). Proceedings of Hispano-Moroccan Days on Applied Mathematics and Statistics. Madrid, Spain: Universidad Rey Juan Carlos.

    Journal Article