Moez LOUATI

Moez
LOUATI

PhD in Civil Engineering
Research Assistant Professor
Research Area
Hydraulics
Research Interests
Pipeline hydraulics
Fluid mechanics of wave in hydro-systems
Computational fluid dynamics
Smart water infrastructure
Sustainable development and management
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategies
Profile

PhD in Civil Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Selected Publications

Zouari F., Nasraoui, S., Louati, M., and Ghidaoui M. S. “Transformation between damped and undamped water- hammer waves”. Journal of Sound and Vibration. [in Press]. (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2020.115706

Zouari F., Louati M., Meniconi S., Blasten E., Ghidaoui M. S. and Brunone B., “Experimental verification of the accuracy and robustness of area reconstruction method for pressurized water pipe system”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. ASCE, Vol. 146, Issue 3 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001674

Zouari F., Blasten E., Louati M. and Ghidaoui M. S. “Internal pipe area reconstruction as a tool for blockage detection”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. ASCE, Vol. 145, Issue 6 (June 2019). (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001602 

Zhao M., Ghidaoui M. S., Louati M., and Duan H.F*. Numerical study of the blockage length effect on the transient wave in pipe flows”, Journal of Hydraulic Research. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2017.1394374

Wang X., Waqar, M., Haochen, Yan., Louati, M., Ghidaoui, M.S., Lee P., Meniconi S. *, Brunone B*. and Karney B*. “Pipeline leak localization using matched-field processing incorporating prior information of modeling error”. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing (MSSP), Vol. 143(9), (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ymssp.2020.106849

Louati M., Tekitek M*. and Ghidaoui M. S., (2018).On the dissipation mechanism of Lattice Boltzmann Method when modeling 1D and 2D water hammer flows”. Computers & Fluids. (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.09.001

Louati M., Ghidaoui M.S., Tekitek. M.M. and Lee P.J*. Wave-leak interaction in a simple pipe system”. Journal of hydraulic Engineering. ASCE, Vol. 146, Issue 4 (April 2020). (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001714

Louati M., Ghidaoui M. S., The need of high order numerical scheme for modeling dispersive high frequency acoustic waves in water-filled pipe”. Journal of Hydraulic Research. Vol. 57(3), 405425. (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2018.1526221 

Louati M. Meniconi M*, Ghidaoui M.S. and Brunone B*.” Experimental study of the eigenfrequency shift mechanism in blocked pipe system”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Vol. 143 (10). (2017). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001347

Louati M. Ghidaoui M.S., Meniconi M*, and Brunone B*”Bragg-type resonance in blocked pipe system and its effect on the eigenfrequency shift”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Vol. 144 (1). (2018). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001383

Louati M. and Ghidaoui M.S.”High frequency acoustic wave properties in a water-filled pipe. Part 1: Dispersion and multi-path behaviour”, Journal of Hydraulic Research. Vol. 55 (5), pp 613-631. (2017a). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2017.1354931

Louati M. and Ghidaoui M.S.”Eigenfrequency shift mechanism due to variation in the cross sectional area of a conduit”, Journal of Hydraulic Research. Vol. 55 (6), pp. 829–846. (2017). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2017.1394373

Louati M. and Ghidaoui M.S.” High frequency acoustic wave properties in a water-filled pipe. Part 2: Range of propagation”, Journal of Hydraulic Research. Vol. 55 (5), pp 632-646. (2017b). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00221686.2017.1354934

Louati M. and Ghidaoui M.S.” Eigenfrequency shift mechanism due to an interior blockage in a pipe”, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. Vol. 144 (1). (2018). DOI: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HY.1943-7900.0001380

Lai Z., Louati, M., Nasraoui, S., and Ghidaoui M. S. “Numerical Investigation of High-Frequency Wave-Leak Interaction in Water-filled Pipes”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering. (2020). [in Press]. 

Keramat A., Wang X., Louati M., Meniconi S., Brunone B., and Ghidaoui M.S. Objective functions for transient based pipeline leakage detection in a noisy environment: least square and matched-filter.” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, ASCE, Vol. 145, Issue 10 (October 2019). (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0001108

Keramat A., Ghidaoui M.S., Wang X., and Louati M. “Cramer-Rao Lower Bound for Performance Analysis of Leak Detection”. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, ASCE. Vol. 145, Issue 6 (June 2019). (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001603

Blasten E., Zouari F., Louati M., and Ghidaoui M.S. “Blockage detection in networks: the area reconstruction method”, Mathematics in Engineering. 1(4), 849-880. (2019). DOI: 10.3934/mine.2019.4.849