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Dr Kamal  Djidjeli BSc, MSc, PhD, CMath


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Dr Kamal Djidjeli is Lecturer within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Current position

Dr Kamal Djidjeli is currently a lecturer in Computational Methods in the Computational Engineering & Design Group, Faculty of Engineering & the Environment at the University of Southampton; and Admission Tutor of Maritime Engineering Science MSc Programme. His current research is on particle meshless methods for fluid flow & fluid structure interaction problems; computational fluid dynamics for aerodynamics/hydrodynamics, energy harvesting; vibration isolation, nanostructures, and bioengineering modelling and simulation. His other contributions include numerical methods for fluid-structure modelling, nonlinear dynamical systems & chaos, and water waves.


Dr Kamal Djidjeli obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in Computational methods from University of Brunel UK in 1988 & 1991. He joined the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southampton in 1991, as Research Fellow and become academic staff and Exams Officer in the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southampton.

Since 1995, he has taught courses on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Design Search & Optimisation, Powered Lift for helicopters, Applications of CFD, Advanced Numerical Methods, Computational Modelling, High Performance Computing, Computing to students in the Faculty of Engineering at the undergraduate and MSc levels. He has over 20 years research experience in the area of computational methods and engineering. He has published over 50 papers in refereed journals and conferences, and has supervised a number of MSc & PhD students (~25). He is a referee for a number of journals (Computers & Fluids, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Journal of Computational Physics, Journal of Aircraft-AIAA, etc) and has undertaken a range of research projects in academia and industry, such as, UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative), consultancy work with Larsen & Toubro Ltd company, Lloyd’s Register London collaborative project, Numeca International collaborative project, etc. He serves on the editorial board member of the ISRN Applied Mathematics Journal, and he is member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), and the Institute of Mathematics & its applications, UK.

Research interests

  • Meshless particle methods
  • Computational fluid dynamics for aerodynamics/hydrodynamics
  • Fluid-structure interaction 
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Vibration isolation systems
  • Non-linear dynamical systems & chaos

Research group

Computational Engineering and Design

Affiliate research group

Maritime Engineering

Research project(s)

Meshfree Particle Methods for Fluid Structure Interaction Problems, with Applications to Aerospace Engineering

A Mixed Finite Element-Smoothing Particle method for Nonlinear FSI Problems, with Applications to Maritime Engineering

Investigations of Nonlinear Fluid-Solid Interaction Dynamic Systems for Wave Energy Harvesting

Investigations on Structure-Isolator Interaction System for Particular Vibration Isolation Performance

Algorithms for Scientific Computing

Prediction of hydrodynamics characteristics of naval vessels

Investigation of Wave Impact on Permeable Structures for Coastal Defences

Investigation of Wave Impacts on Porous Structures for Coastal Defences

There is scientific interest in understanding the underlying wave impact dynamics on solid and/or permeable/Impermebale structures for coastal defences. The accurate and validated simulation of the dynamics of the flow prior to, at and after impact has been an outstanding and challenging numerical problem in CFD.

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Module titleModule codeDisciplineRole
Powered Lift SESA6048 Aerospace Engineering Leader
Computational Fluid Dynamics SESS6007 Ship Science Course leader
Design Search and Optimisation II: Case Studies SESG6019 Engineering Sciences Tutor
Modelling and Computing SESG1009 Engineering Sciences Tutor
Dr Kamal Djidjeli
Computational Engineering and Design Group Engineering Centre of Excellence Building 176 University of Southampton Boldrewood Campus Burgess Road Southampton SO16 7QF

Room Number : 176/5061

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