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Draco Iyi


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Research Interests

My primary research and scholarly interests is on fundamental and applied industrial systems involving Fluid flow and Heat transfer.  My key research experience covers the following multidisciplinary areas:

  • Multiphase Transport and Flow Assurance -experiment and CFD modelling (Porous media flow; Enhanced oil recovery (water flooding, Gas injection, residual Oil saturation reduction and Thermal recovery) and Sand transport through pipelines)
  • FEA modelling of advanced materials for extreme environment applications (failure/damage prediction and reliability assessment of pipelines and pressure vessels).
  • Renewable energy systems modelling (Design, performance prediction and optimization)
  • Wind Turbine/ Tidal Turbine/ Hydro Turbine
  • Solar heating and geothermal energy systems (heat exchangers, built environments and heating systems applications)

Education/Academic qualification

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer, Doctorate, Northumbria University

Mechanical Engineering, MSc, Northumbria University


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Oil and Gas Engineering
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Flow assurance
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Engineering materials
  • Control Engineering
  • Heat transfer
  • Renewable Energy Modelling
  • energy recovery
  • Design and Modelling
  • Reliability analysis
  • Subsea Engineering

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Heat transfer Engineering & Materials Science
heat transfer Physics & Astronomy
Buoyancy Engineering & Materials Science
Turbulence Engineering & Materials Science
Natural convection Engineering & Materials Science
low turbulence Physics & Astronomy
free convection Physics & Astronomy
buoyancy Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2011 2019

low turbulence

Numerical Investigation of the Effect of Thermo-physical Properties on the Heat Transfer in a Vertical Porous Channel

Iyi, D., Balogun, Y., Oyeneyin, B. & Faisal, N., 2019, (Submitted) In : Petroleum Science. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermophysical properties
heat transfer
Thermodynamic properties
physical property
Heat transfer

Numerical Modelling of Oil-Water Immiscible Flow and Heat Transfer in a Porous Media

Iyi, D., Balogun, Y., Oyeneyin, B. & Faisal, N., 2019, (Submitted) In : Computational Geosciences. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Numerical Modeling
Core samples
Porous Media
heat transfer

Numerical Modelling of the Effect of Wettability, Interfacial Tension and Temperature on Oil Recovery at Pore-Scale level

Iyi, D., Balogun, Y., Oyeneyin, B. & Faisal, N., 2019, (Submitted) In : Petroleum Science. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oil recovery
Surface tension
interfacial tension
1 Citation (Scopus)

CFD modelling of pipe erosion due to sand transport

Ogunsesan, O. A., Hossain, M., Iyi, D. & Dhroubi, M. G., Oct 2018, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Numerical Modelling in Engineering. Springer, p. 274-289 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Computational fluid dynamics
Multiphase flow