Dana Grecov

Dana Grecov

Dana Grecov

Associate Professor

BEng (UPB, Romania), PhD (INP Grenoble, France), Postdoctoral Fellowship (McGill University)

phone: (604) 822-6710
fax: (604) 822-2403
email: dgrecov@mech.ubc.ca
website:  Industrial and Biological Multiphysics Laboratory
office: CEME 2060

Research Interests

  • Liquid crystals and nanomaterials
  • Multiphase flow
  • Biofluid Mechanics
  • Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Rheology and Tribology

Current Research Work

  • Rheology of liquid crystalline materials
  • Modeling and simulation of complex fluid and nanomaterial flows
  • Design and characterization of new high performance bio- lubricants
  • Modeling and simulation of industrial processes
  • Hydrodynamics and rheological characterization of synovial fluid
  • Hemodynamics assessment of artificial heart valves

Selected Publications

  • A.H. Ahmadi Motlagh, K. Pougatch, A. Maturi, M. Salcudean, J.R. Grace, D. Grecov, and J. McMillan, “CFD study of wet agglomerate growth and breakage in a fluidized bed containing hot silica sand particles with evaporative liquid injection,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2019.
  • P. Bhuanantanondh, D. Grecov, and E. Kwok, “Rheological study of viscosupplements and synovial fluid in patients with osteoarthritis,” CMBES Proceedings33(1), 2018.
  • K. Yu, P. Andruschak, H.H. Yeh, D. Grecov, and J.N. Kizhakkedathu, “Influence of dynamic flow conditions on adsorbed plasma protein corona and surface-induced thrombus generation on antifouling brushes,” Biomaterials166, pp.79-95, 2018.
  • B. Zakani, M. Ansari, and D. Grecov, “Dynamic rheological properties of a fumed silica grease,” Rheologica Acta57(1), pp.83-94, 2018.
  • H.H. Yeh, S.W. Rabkin, and D. Grecov, “Hemodynamic assessments of the ascending thoracic aortic aneurysm using fluid-structure interaction approach,” Medical & biological engineering & computing56(3), pp.435-451, 2018.
  • X. Li, D. Grecov, Z. Guo, and Z. Hou, “Influence of Unsteady and Kinematic Parameters on Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Pitching Airfoil,” Journal of Aerospace Engineering32(1), p.04018120, 2018.
  • M.F. Bakhsheshi, F. Vixege, and D. Grecov, “Reduction of the Aortic Aneurysm Sac Pressure Using a Stent With Venturi Structure: A Numerical Study,” In 2018 Design of Medical Devices Conference (pp. V001T01A014-V001T01A014). American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.
  • A. Nikzad, and D. Grecov, “Numerical Simulations of Nematic Liquid Crystals Flows between Eccentric Cylinders,” 2018.
  • M.J. Shariatzadeh, and D. Grecov, “Cellulose Nanocrystals Suspensions as Water-Based Lubricants for Slurry Pump Gland Seals,” 2018.
  • H.A. Elemsimit, and D. Grecov, “Utilizing macroscopic rheometry to investigate triglyceride self-assembly,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology232(7), pp.851-860, 2018.
  • L. Xiaohua, Z. Guo, D. Grecov, and Z. Hou, “Efficient reduced-order modeling of unsteady aerodynamics under light dynamic stall conditions,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, p.0954410018773628, 2018.
  • A. Madkhali, D. Grecov, and E. Kwok, “Rheological and Structural Characterization of Synovial Fluid from Patients with Osteoarthritis,” CMBES Proceedings35, 2018.
  • B. Zakani, and D. Grecov, “Yield stress analysis of a fumed silica lubricating grease,” Tribology Transactions61(6), pp.1131-1140, 2018.
  • L. Kumar, K. Pougatch, M. Salcudean, J. Grace, D. Grecov, and J. McMillan, “Population balance modeling for the growth of agglomerates via primary and secondary agglomeration in gas-fluidized beds,” Powder technology321, pp.499-513, 2017.
  • M. Chernos, D. Grecov, E. Kwok, S. Bebe, O. Babsola, and T. Anastassiades, “Rheological study of hyaluronic acid derivatives,” Biomedical engineering letters7(1), pp.17-24, 2017.
  • A. Madkhali, M. Chernos, D. Grecov, and E. Kwok, “Osteoarthritic synovial fluid rheology and correlations with protein concentration,” Biorheology53(3-4), pp.111-122, 2016.
  • H.A. Elemsimit, and D. Grecov, “Non-Newtonian behavior in canola-oil-based bio-hydraulic oil,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology230(3), pp.257-265, 2016.
  • M. Chernos, D. Grecov, T. Anastassiades, and E. Kwok, “Rheological Study of a Novel Viscosupplement,” CMBES Proceedings39, 2016.
  • A. Madkhali, M. Chernos, S. Fakhraei, D. Grecov, and E. Kwok, “Osteoarthritic synovial fluid and correlations with protein concentration,” Biorheology53(3-4), pp.123-136, 2016.
  • H.A. Elemsimit, and D. Grecov, “Impact of liquid crystal additives on a canola oil-based bio-lubricant,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology229(2), pp.126-135, 2015.
  • N. Noroozi, D. Grecov, and S. Shafiei-Sabet, “Estimation of viscosity coefficients and rheological functions of nanocrystalline cellulose aqueous suspensions,” Liquid Crystals, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 56–66, 2014.
  • N. Noroozi and D. Grecov, “Numerical simulation of three-dimensional flow-induced microstructure in a simplified prosthetic hip joint with nematic liquid crystal lubricant,” Rheologica Acta, vol. 53, no. 5–6, pp. 457–465, 2014.
  • N. Noroozi and D. Grecov, “Numerical simulation of three-dimensional flow-induced microstructure in a simplified prosthetic hip joint with nematic liquid crystal lubricant,” Rheologica Acta, vol. 53, no. 5–6, pp. 457–465, 2014.
  • N. Noroozi and D. Grecov, “Flow modelling and rheological characterization of nematic liquid crystals between concentric cylinders,” Liquid Crystals, vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 871–883, 2013.
  • P. Bhuanantanondh, D. Grecov, and E. Kwok, “Rheological study of viscosupplements and synovial fluid in patients with osteoarthritis,” J. Med. Biol. Eng, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 12–16, 2012.
  • P. Darabi, K. Pougatch, M. Salcudean, and D. Grecov, “DEM investigations of fluidized beds in the presence of liquid coating,” Powder Technology, vol. 214, no. 3, pp. 365–374, 2011.
  • K. Liu and D. Grecov, “Rheological and flow modelling of viscoelastic fluids between eccentric cylinders,” Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 1603–1615, 2011.
  • P. Bhuanantanondh, D. Grecov, E. Kwok, and P. Guy, “Rheology of osteoarthritic synovial fluid mixed with viscosupplements: A pilot study,” Biomedical Engineering Letters, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 213–219, 2011.
  • T. Li, K. Pougatch, M. Salcudean, and D. Grecov, “Numerical modeling of an evaporative spray in a riser,” Powder Technology, vol. 201, no. 3, pp. 213–229, 2010.
  • T. Li, K. Pougatch, M. Salcudean, and D. Grecov, “Numerical simulation of an evaporative spray in a gas-solid crossflow,” International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, vol. 8, no. 1, 2010.

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