Saad Ragab, Ph.D.

Professor

Research Areas

  • Fluid mechanics

Research Interests

  • Direct and large eddy simulations of turbulence
  • Hydrodynamic stability and transition 
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Gas dynamics and heat transfer
  • Naval hydrodynamics
  • Free-surface flow
  • Hydrodynamic design using computational fluid dynamics
  • Optimization techniques.

Education

  • 1979: Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1974: M.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt
  • 1970: B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Cairo, Egypt

Awards, Honors, and Service

  • 2004: The Frank J. Maher Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, ESM, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 
  • 2003: The College of Engineering Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • August 1996: A Session Chair at the 3rd International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics & Applications, Blacksburg, VA, July 28-August 1, 1996
  • August 1996: A member of the local organizing committee for the 3rd International Colloquium on Bluff Body Aerodynamics & Applications, Blacksburg, VA, July 28-August 1, 1996
  • June 1995: A member of the Technical Program Committee of the 12th AIAA CFD Conference
  • 1994: The College of Engineering Certificate of Teaching Excellence, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • 1993: Certificate of recognition from the Fluid Dynamics Division of the American Physical Society for a video entry presented at the Gallery of Fluid Motion, 46th Annual Meeting of the DFD, APS, Nov. 21-23, 1993, Albuquerque, NM
Ragab Saad
  • (540) 231-5950
  • ragab@vt.edu
  • 333-G Norris Hall
    495 Old Turner St.
    Blacksburg, VA 24061