Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John's, NL, Canada A1C 5S7
Office: HH-3032
tel: (709) 864-8790
fax: (709) 864-3010
email: serpil at dot mun dot ca

Serpil Kocabiyik
Professor of Mathematics

Ph.D. Western Ontario 1987
M.Sc. Middle East Technical Univ. 1981
B.Sc. Middle East Technical Univ. 1979

Winner of the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award, 2000

CAIMS Arthur Beaumont
Distinguished Service Award, 2006

" Instrumental; or mechanical science
  is the noblest and above all others,
  the most useful "

  Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
      Serpil Kocabiyik, Istanbul Modern Art Gallery Cafe (June 2005), Istanbul, Turkey
   Photo by Ergun Kocabiyik (Literary Editor and Writer, Bosphorus University Press)

  • Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer
  • Scientific Computing and Mathematical Modeling
  • Applied Analysis and Perturbation Methods
Recent research focuses on several classes of unsteady separated flows, including free-surface flows, with application to flow-induced vibration, and heat transfer.

Dr. Kocabiyik's research primarily focuses on wake flows and the role of vortex shedding from bluff bodies with a number of important application areas including aircraft aerodynamics, flow-induced vibration and fluid loading on ocean structures. She is particularly interested in a good correspondence between computational, analytical and experimental studies. Consequently, she adopts the research methodology which is a strong mix of applied analysis, numerical simulation and comparison with experiment.

A major area of recent research has been the interaction of currents and waves with offshore structures and understanding how vortex formation and shedding influence fluid loading of structures. A number of computational studies using unsteady, two-dimensional Navier-Stokes codes have been undertaken in recent years. These include calculation of the flow about an oscillating bluff-body in presence/absence of a free surface, involving prediction of the boundaries of lock-in with vortex shedding, the calculation of fluid loading of bluff-bodies, and the analyses of vortex-body/surface interactions.

Dr. Kocabiyik has published about 80 refereed research papers and has given over 100 lectures in 15 different countries around the world.

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