- Program Years: 2002-2006
- Academic Institution: University of California, Davis
- Field of Study: Computational Environmental Fluid Mechanics
- Academic Advisor: Geoffrey Schladow
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2003)
Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Davis, 2006
M.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1997
B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Colorado, 1993
Status: Developing and applying computational fluid dynamics codes at NASA Ames
Research Area: Computational Fluid Dynamics
Contact Information: mbarad AT gmail DOT com
Christoph Brehm, Michael F. Barad, Jeffrey A Housman, and Cetin C. Kiris, "A Comparison of Higher-Order Finite-Difference Shock Capturing Schemes", Computers & Fluids 122:184 - 208, August 2015
Cetin C. Kiris, Michael F. Barad, Jeffrey A. Housman, Emre Sozer, Christoph Brehm, Shayan Moini-Yekta, "The LAVA Computational Fluid Dynamics Solver", 13-17 January 2014, National Harbor, Maryland, AIAA SciTech 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Barad, M.F., C. Brehm, C.C. Kiris, R. Biswas, "Parallel Adaptive High-Order CFD Simulations Characterizing SOFIA Cavity Acoustics", 27th Internaional Conference on Parallel CFD, May 17th-20th 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Shayan Moini-Yekta, Michael F. Barad, Jeffrey A. Housman, Cetin Kiris, Emre Sozer, Christoph Brehm, "Verification and validation studies for the LAVA CFD solver", June 24-27, 2013, San Diego, CA, 21st AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference
Moini-Yekta, S., M. Barad, E. Sozer, J. Housman, C. Brehm, and C. Kiris. "Towards Hybrid Grid Simulations of the Launch Environment." In Seventh International Conference on CFD, ICCFD7, vol. 3102. 2012.
Gusman, M.R., M. F. Barad, and C. C. Kiris, 2011. â€œAerodynamic Database Generation for SRB Separation from a Heavy Lift Launch Vehicleâ€, 29th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. AIAA-2011-3651.
Housman, J.A., M. F. Barad, and C. C. Kiris, 2011. â€Space-Time Accuracy Assessment of CFD Simulations for the Launch Environmentâ€, 29th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii. AIAA-2011-3650.
Housman, J.A., M. F. Barad, C. C. Kiris, and D. Kwak, 2010. â€œSpace-Time Convergence Analysis of a Dual-Time Stepping Method for Simulating Ignition Overpressure Wavesâ€. Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, St Petersburg, Russia.
Edited by A. Kuzmin.
Allshouse, M. R., M.F. Barad, T. Peacock, 2010. â€œPropulsion generated by diffusion-driven flowâ€, Nature Physics, Volume 6, Issue 7, pp. 516-519.
Barad, M.F. and O.B. Fringer, 2010. â€œSimulations of shear instabilities in interfacial gravity wavesâ€, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 644, 61-95.
Barad, M.F., P. Colella, and S.G. Schladow, 2009. â€œAn adaptive cut-cell method for environmental fluid mechanicsâ€, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Number 5, Volume 60, pp. 463-514.
Barad, M.F. and O.B. Fringer, 2007. â€œNumerical simulations of shear instabilities in open-ocean internal gravity wavesâ€ Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, Tempe, Arizona, USA.
Barad, M.F., O.B. Fringer, and P. Colella, 2006. â€œMultiscale simulations of internal gravity wavesâ€, 722-727. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Perth, Australia. Edited by G.N. Ivey.
Schwartz, P.O, M.F. Barad, P. Colella, and T.J. Ligocki, 2005. â€œA Cartesian grid embedded boundary method for the heat equation and Poissonâ€™s equation in three dimensionsâ€, Journal of Computational Physics, 211(2), 531-550.
Barad, M.F. and P. Colella, 2005. â€œA fourth-order accurate local refinement method for Poissonâ€™s equationâ€, Journal of Computational Physics, 209(1), 1-18.
Ganju, N.K., D.H. Schoellhamer, J.C. Warner, M.F. Barad, and S.G. Schladow, 2004. â€œTidal oscillation of sediment between a river and a bay: a conceptual modelâ€ Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, 60(1), 81-90.
Juza, B., and M.F. Barad, 2000. â€œDynamic and steady state modeling approaches to riverine hydraulic studies using 1-D, looped 1-D, and 2-Dimensional topological discretizations.â€ Hydroinformatics Conference Proceedings, Iowa City, Iowa.
NASA Early Career Achievement Medal, 2014
NASA Group Achievement Medals, 2013, 2014, 2014
NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2006-2008
DOE Computational Science Graduate Fellowship, 2002-2006