Cyrus Madnia


Contact Information

334 Jarvis Hall



Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1989

Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, combustion, nanoscale energy transfer, transport phenomena, compressible flows.

Selected Publications

  • Jahanbakhshi, R. and Madnia, C.K., “Entrainment in a Compressible Turbulent Shear Layer,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 797, pp. 564-603, 2016.
  • Jahanbakhshi, R., Vaghefi, N.S. and Madnia, C.K., “Baroclinic Vorticity Generation Near the Turbulent/Non-turbulent Interface in a Compressible Shear Layer,“ Physics of Fluids 27, 105105, 2015.   
  • Vaghefi, N.S. and Madnia, C.K. “Local Flow Topology and Velocity Gradient Invariants in Compressible Turbulent Mixing Layer,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 774, pp. 67-94, 2015. 
  • Pattamatta, A. and Madnia, C.K., “Modeling Heat Transfer in Bi2Te3/Sb2Te3 Nanostructure,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 52, pp. 860-869, 2009. 

  • Madnia, C.K., Jaberi, F.A. and Givi, P.,“ Large Eddy Simulation of Heat and Mass Transport in Turbulent Flows,” Chapter 5 in Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, pp. 167-189, Editors: W.J. Minkowycz, E.M. Sparrow and J.Y. Murthy, John Wiley & Sons publishers, New York, NY, 2006. 

  • Livescu, D. and Madnia, C.K., “Small Scale Structure of Homogeneous Turbulent Shear Flow,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 16, No. 8, pp. 2864-2876, 2004.
  • Safta, C. and Madnia, C.K., “Autoignition and Structure of Non-Premixed CH4/H2 Flames: Detailed and Reduced Kinetic Models,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 144, pp. 64-73, 2006.
  • Livescu, D., Jaberi, F.A. and Madnia, C.K., “The Effects of Heat Release on the Energy Exchange in Reacting Turbulent Shear Flow,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 450, pp. 35-66, 2002.
  •  Livescu, D., Jaberi, F.A. and Madnia, C.K., “Passive-Scalar Wake Behind a Line Source in Grid Turbulence,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 416, pp. 117-149, 2000.
  • James, S., Madnia, C.K., “Direct Numerical Simulation of a Laminar Vortex Ring,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 8, No. 9, pp. 2400-2414, 1996.