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Dr. Aziz Rahman

Dr. Aziz Rahman

Assistant Professor

Office Number: 204E
Office Phone: +974.4423.0601


Interest Areas

  • Abnormal flow and its effect on structural integrity.
  • Gas kick in Managed Pressure Drilling
  • Pipeline and wellbore leak detection
  • Horizontal, vertical, and inclined multiphase flow assurance in pipelines and wellbores
  • Slug flow, hydrate flow, bubble dominated flow, and droplet laden flow. 
  • Artificial gas lift
  • Multiphase flow through porous media
  • CFD using ANSYS platform 
  • LNG fire, pool fire and domino effects
 

Education

  • 1993: B.Sc. (Hons.) BUET

  • 2004: M.Sc. Dalhousie University

  • 2010: PhD.  University of Alberta

Experience

Rahman's background in multiphase flow experiments and CFD of both academic (fundamental) and industrial (applied) research contributions have been documented in more than 50 refereed journals and conference proceedings. In recognition of his high-quality research endeavors, Rahman has been awarded several multimillion-dollar grants from organizations such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and Newfoundland Research & Development Corp. He has been involved in a number of research collaborations with companies, including Intecsea, Husky Energy, Syncrude Canada, GRI simulations, C-Core and Coanda Research & Development Corp.

 Rahman was a postdoctoral fellow in 2012 in the School of Mining and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Alberta. He also worked as a postdoctoral fellow in 2011 in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2010 and his master's degree from Dalhousie University (Canada) in 2004. Rahman has successfully supervised a number of postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research associates and undergraduate students. He is the recipient of a best teaching award from the University of Alberta in 2009. He is also involved in with a number of professional organizations, including SPE, ASME and CSME. He is a registered Profession Engineer in Alberta, Canada.

Awards

​3-D Challenge Competition, Texas A&M University at Qatar,2016/5/1

  • Second place winner for the project, "Development of a 3-D Visualization Tool for Offshore Pipeline."

Honors

​Dr. Aziz Rahman has been recently elected as TAMUQ's new faculty senator.

Publications

Book

  • Rahman, M.A., (2011) Scaling of Effervescent Atomization, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.
 

Publications in Journals

  • Xiong X., Rahman, M.A., Zhang, Y.(2015). RANS Based CFD Simulation of Fully Turbulent Newtonian Flow in Concentric Annuli. Journal of Fluids Engineering. Submitted on March, 2015.

  • Herath, D., Khan, F., Rathnayaka, S., Rahman, M.A. (2015). Probabilistic Estimation of Hydrate

     Formation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. 135: 32–38.

  • Muhammad, M.J., Premkumar, T., Rahman, M.A., Khan, F. (2015). Subsea Pipeline Leak Modeling using Computational Fluid Dynamics. Process Safety and Environmental Protection. Submitted in 2015. 

  • Rahman, M.A.(2015). An Empirical Model for Annular Flow in Gas Wells. Procedia Engineering. 

  • Jujuly, M.M., Rahman, M.A., Ahmed, S., Khan, F.I.(2015). LNG Pool Fire Simulation For Domino Effect Analysis. Reliability Engineering & System Safety. 143: 19–29.  

  • Sule, I., Obeng, C., Adedeji, A. and Okosun, A., Morshed, M., Rahman, M.A., Hawboldt, K.(2014), CFD Analysis of Hydrate Formation in Subsea Pipelines. Petroleum Science and Technology. 33(5):571-578.  

  • Rahman, M.A., Amin, A., Hossain, A. and Fleck, B.(2014). Numerical Investigation of Two-Phase Nozzle, Flow. Procedia Engineering. 90: 346–350.  

  • Rahman, M.A., Adane, K.F. and Sanders, R.S. (2013). An Improved Method for Applying the Lockhart- Martinelli Correlation to Three-Phase Gas-Liquid-Solid Horizontal Pipeline Flows. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering. 91(8): 1372–1382. 

  • Rahman, M.A., Balzan, M., Heidrick, T. and Fleck, B.A. (2012). Effects of the Gas Phase Molecular Weight and Bubble Size on Effervescent Atomization. International Journal of Multiphase Flow. 38(1):35-52.  

  • Ejim, C.E., Rahman, M.A., Amirfazli, A. and Fleck, B.A. (2010). Effects of Liquid Viscosity and Surface Tension on Atomization in Two-Phase, Gas/Liquid Fluid Coker Nozzles. FUEL. 89(8): 1972-1882.  

  • Ejim, C.E., Rahman, M.A., Amirfazli, A. and Fleck, B.A. (2010). Scaling Analysis of Nozzle Size on Atomization in Two-Phase, Gas-Liquid Nozzles, Multiphase Science and Technology. Multiphase Science and Technology. 22(2): 133-155.

  • Rahman, M.A. (2008) Scale-up of Perforation Process from Laboratory Model to Bottom-hole Dimensions. Journal of Porous Media. 11(1):19-34.  

  • Rahman, M.A., Mustafiz, S., M., Koksal, M. and Islam, M.R. (2007) Quantifying the Skin Factor Coefficient for Estimating the Completion Efficiency of Perforation Tunnels in a Reservoir Wells. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.58 : 99–110. 

  • Rahman, M.A., Mustafiz, S., Biazar, J., Koksal, M., and Islam. M.R. (2007) Investigation of a Novel Perforation Technique in Petroleum Wells - Perforation by Drilling. Journal of the Franklin Institute. 344(5) : 777-789.

Conference Proceedings:

  •  Jalal M., Rahman, M.A., Alam, J., Butt, S. (2016). Experimental and Numerical Investigation of a Novel Technique for Perforation in Petroleum Reservoir Using Multiphase Flow. SPE International Conference & Exhibition on Formation Damage Control, Lafayette, LA, USA, 24-26 February 2016, Lafayette, USA

  • Balzána, M.A., Rahman, M.A., Fleck, B.A. (2015). About the Flow Regimes of Gas Injection in an Outside-In Effervescent Atomizer. ICLASS 2015, 13th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Tainan, Taiwan, August 23-27, 2015., Tainan, Taiwan, Province of China, 2015-08-23. 

  • Eugenio, T.N., Dos Santos Pereira, T., Soares de Sousa, F., Rahman, M.A.(2015). Coupled Heat and Mass Transfer CFD Model For Methane Hydrate. ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, St. John's, NL, May 31- June 5, 2015, St. John's, Canada, 2015-05-31 

  • Shahwan, M., Rahman, M.A., Alam, J., Butt, S., Imtiaz, S.(2015). An Experimental Investigation of Gas/Liquid Two Phase Flow in Porous Media. ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, St. John's, NL, May 31- June 5, 2015., St. John's, Canada, 2015-05-31. 

  • Awad, M.M., Brueckner, T.M. and Rahman, M.A.(2015). An Experimental Study on Two-Phase Flow at Different Orientations. ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, St. John's, NL, May 31- June 5, 2015., St. John's, Canada, 2015-05-31. 

  • Herath, D., Rathnayaka, S., Rahman, M.A., Khan, F.I.(2015). Experimental Design and Sensitivity Analysis of a Hydrate Flow Development Length in a Pipeline. ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, St. John's, NL, May 31- June 5, 2015, St. John's, Canada, 2015-05-31. 

  • Sule, I.O. and Rahman, M.A.,Phase Behaviour of Hydrate Formation in Oil and Gas Production in Subsea Condition, Submitted to OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, September 14-19, 2014. 

  • Cheng, X. and Rahman, M.A. BOG Ventilation and Combustion in Re-liquefaction Plant of LNG Carriers, Submitted to OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, September 14-19, 2014.

  • Xiong, X., Rahman, M.A.,Zhang, Y., Pressure Gradient Estimation for a Two-Phase Gas/Liquid Flow in a Deepwater Vertical Gas Production Well using CFD, Submitted to OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, September 14-19, 2014. 

  • Rahman, M.A., Amin, A., Hossain, A., Fleck, B., Numerical Investigation of Two Phase Nozzle Flow, ICME-2014, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 20-21, 2014.

  • Rahman, M.A., Rodriguez Corredor, F.E., Bizhani, M., Kuru, E., Near Wall Turbulence Characteristics of A Drag Reducing Polymer Fluid Flow In Concentric Annulus Using CFD, IMECE2013-65268, ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, California, Nov. 15-21, 2013, IMECE2013.

  • Rahman, M.A.,Rodriguez Corredor, F.E., Bizhani, M., Kuru, E., A CFD Simulation Study of Near Wall Turbulent Flow Characteristics in Concentric Annulus, The 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Nantes, France, OMAE 2013.

  • Herath, D., Rathnayaka, S., Rahman, M.A., Khan, F.I.(2015). Experimental Design and Sensitivity Analysis of a Hydrate Flow Development Length in a Pipeline. ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, St. John's, NL, May 31- June 5, 2015, St. John's, Canada, 2015-05-31.

  • Sule, I.O. and Rahman, M.A.,Phase Behaviour of Hydrate Formation in Oil and Gas Production in Subsea Condition, Submitted to OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, September 14-19, 2014.

  • Cheng, X. and Rahman, M.A. BOG Ventilation and Combustion in Re-liquefaction Plant of LNG Carriers, Submitted to OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, September 14-19, 2014.

  • Xiong, X., Rahman, M.A.,Zhang, Y., Pressure Gradient Estimation for a Two-Phase Gas/Liquid Flow in a Deepwater Vertical Gas Production Well using CFD, Submitted to OCEANS MTS/IEEE 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, September 14-19, 2014.

  • Rahman, M.A., Amin, A., Hossain, A., Fleck, B., Numerical Investigation of Two Phase Nozzle Flow, ICME-2014, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 20-21, 2014.

  • Rahman, M.A., Rodriguez Corredor, F.E., Bizhani, M., Kuru, E., Near Wall Turbulence Characteristics of A Drag Reducing Polymer Fluid Flow In Concentric Annulus Using CFD, IMECE2013-65268, ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, San Diego, California, Nov. 15-21, 2013, IMECE2013.

  • Rahman, M.A.,Rodriguez Corredor, F.E., Bizhani, M., Kuru, E., A CFD Simulation Study of Near Wall Turbulent Flow Characteristics in Concentric Annulus, The 32nd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Nantes, France, OMAE 2013.

  • Rushd, S., Rahman, M.A. and Sanders, R.S., Analysis of Pressure Drops in the Water Lubricated Pipeline Transportation of Heavy Oil: Validation of CFD Simulations, WHOC 2012 - World Heavy Oil Congress, Aberdeen, UK, 10-13 September 2012.

  • Rahman, M.A., Vakili, F.,I slam, M.A., Fleck, B.A.,Matovic, D., Sanders, S., Mass Flux Measurement of Two-Phase Spray by an Impulse Probe and PDPA, ICME-2011, December 18-20, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.

  • Rahman, M.A., Islam, M.R., Fleck, B.A.,Matovic, D.,Sanders, S.,Scaling of Effervescent Atomization and Two-Phase Flow, ILASS-Europe, September 4-8, 2011.

  • Rahman, M.A., Islam, M.R. Fleck, B.A., Matovic, D. Effects of Gas Phase Density on Effervescent Atomization, ILASS America - 2011, Ventura, California, May 15-May 18th 2011.

  • Rahman, M.A., Heidrick, T., Fleck, B.A. Predicting the Two-Phase Gas/Liquid Spray Break-up Mechanism by the Dimensionless Numbers, ILASS Europe- 2010, Brno, Czech Republic, 6-8th September, 2010.

  • Rahman, M.A., Heidrick, T., Fleck, B.A. Mass Flux Measurement of Two Phase Dense Spray Using a Coupled Impulse Probe and PDPA Technique, 22nd Annual ILASS – Americas Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, ILASS-AMERICAS, Cincinnati, Ohio, May 16-19, 2010.