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Dr. Walid Abou Hweij

Mrs. Shirley Fernandes
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

Telephone: +971 4 6050161


Walid Abou Hweij obtained his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Beirut Arab University, Lebanon in 2014, a Master degree in 2016 and a Ph.D in 2022, both in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Currently, Dr. Abou Hweij is an Assistant Professor of the Aeronautical Engineering at EAU. Prior joining EAU, he served as a Faculty Lecturer at Phoenicia University, Lebanon and a Teaching Assistant at the American University of Beirut where he delivered courses related to thermal fluid sciences among which are the design of thermal systems (DOTS), fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. At EAU he delivered courses directly related to aircraft structures and aircraft propulsion. His field of interest covers topics related to industrial applications of computational fluid Dynamics (CFD). He addresses topics covering the hydrodynamic and mixing characterization of fluid flows as well as topics related to HVAC applications including Thermal Comfort and Indoor Air Quality. Dr. Abou Hweij has been publishing high quality peer reviewed research papers in international journals as well as conferences and proceedings in the area of applied CFD. Currently, he is delivering a technical course on CFD applications and supervising final year projects related to aerospace applications using CFD tools. Moreover, he serves as a registered reviewer of the international scientific journal “Energy conversion and management”.

  1. Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2022
  2. Master's of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 2016
  3. Bachelor's of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Beirut Arab University, Lebanon, 2014
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aircraft Propulsion Analysis
  • Aircraft Structure
  • Design of Thermal Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Hydrodynamic Characterization of Fluid Flows
  • Mixing Characterization of Fluid Flows
  • Assessment of Human Thermal Comfort in Occupied Spaces
  • Investigating indoor air quality in Occupied Spaces

Journal Publications

  1. W. Abou-Hweij, F. Azizi, “Hydrodynamics of wall-bounded turbulent flows through screens: A numerical study”. Chemical Engineering Communications, 1-23.
  2. Fouad Azizi, Walid Abou-Hweij, Noureddine Lebaz, NidaSheibat-Othman “A numerical evaluation of flows through an SMX-Plus mixer”. Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 178 (2022), pp 382-294.
  3. W. Abou-Hweij, F. Azizi, “CFD simulation of wall-bounded laminar flow through screens. Part I: Hydrodynamic characterization”. European Journal of Mechanics-B/Fluids, 84 (2020) 207 – 232.
  4. W. Abou Hweij, A. Al Touma, K. Ghali, and N. Ghaddar “Evaporatively-Cooled Window Driven by Solar Chimney to Improve Energy Efficiency and Thermal Comfort in Dry Desert Climate”. Energy and Buildings, 139 (2017) 755-761.
  5. W. Abou Hweij, N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali, and C. Habchi “Optimized Performance of Displacement Ventilation Aided with Chair Fans for Comfort and Indoor Air Quality”. Energy and Buildings 127 (2016) 907–919.

Conferences and Presentations:

  1. W. Abou Hweij and F. Azizi. "CFD Simulation of Wall-Bounded Laminar Flow Through Screens: Part II — Mixing Characterization." Proceedings of the ASME 2020 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2020 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2020 18th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 3: Computational Fluid Dynamics; Micro and Nano Fluid Dynamics. Virtual, Online. July 13–15, 2020. V003T05A013. ASME.
  2. W. Abou Hweij and F. Azizi, “Hydrodynamics and Mixing Characterization of Laminar Flow in a Novel Static Mixer”. 16th European Conference on Mixing, Mixing 16. Toulouse, France, Sep 2018. (Poster presentation)
  3. W. Abou Hweij, N. Ghaddar, K. Ghali. “Improving Ventilation Effectiveness and Thermal Comfort Using Chair Fans to Aid Displacement Ventilation”. The Second International ASHRAE Conference and Showcase on Efficient Building Design-Materials and HVAC Equipment Technologies. Beirut, Lebanon, September 22-23, 2016. (Published article)