Azemi Benaïssa

Azemi Benaïssa
Azemi Benaïssa
B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D., P.Eng., Professor
(613) 541-6000 ext 6121
(613) 542-8612
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

College Address

Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario, CANADA
K7K 7B4

Brief History

Dr. Benaissa graduated from university of science and technology of Algiers with a Bachelor in1982 and a Master in 1985. He held an assistant professor position in the same institution until 1990. He obtained a PhD from IMST (Marseille) in 1993. He worked as research assistant in different institutions (IMST, Ecole polytechnique de Montreal, Queen’s University and Laval University). He joined the Royal Military College of Canada in 1998 as a research associate and became a member of the Faculty in January 1999.

Table of Research / Academic Experience

Experience Title University Location
1982-1990 Assistant Professor Algiers University Algeria
1990-1995 Professor Leschi Insitute Marseille
1992-1993 Assistant Professor École d'Ingénieur Marseille
1993-1995 Research Associate (RA) Institute of Statistics and Turbulence Marseille
1995-1996 Research Associate (RA) École Polytechnique de Montréal Montreal
1995-1996 Part-time RA Laval University Quebec
1996-1998 Research Associate (RA) Queen's University Kingston
1998-1998 Research Associate (RA) Laval University Quebec
1998-1999 Research Associate (RA) RMC Kingston
1999-1999 Lecturer RMC Kingston
1999-2002 Assistant Professor RMC Kingston
2002-present Associate Professor RMC Kingston

Specializations and Research Interests (Keywords)

  • Turbulence (small scale turbulence - coherent structures and scale interactions)
  • Passive scalar mixing (in turbulent shear flows and homogeneous turbulence)
  • Low Reynolds number flows (control of the laminar separation bubble)
  • Pulsed flows (interaction of pulsing with small scale turbulence)

Equipment used for Research and Teaching

Current and Recent Teaching Duties

Undergraduate Courses

Course Number Course Name
GMF411 Mécanique des fluides II
GMF353 Thermodynamique II
GAF461 Propulsion aéronautique et spatiale
GMF457 Écoulements compressibles
GMF421 Transmission de la chaleur
GMF313 Mécanique des fluides II
GMF/MEE425 Énergies renouvlables/Renewable Energy

Graduate Courses

Course Number Course Name
ME513 Fluid Mechanics - Viscous Flows
ME519 Special Topic in Turbulence
AE517 Fluid Dynamics - Compressible Flow
Gas Turbine Short Courses Thermodynamics and Propulsion

Society Memberships

  • Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario - 2000-Present

Honours and Awards

  • Award of France-Algeria Collaboration for Ph.D. (Marseille - 3 years), 1990-1993
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Appt. by NSERC (funded by NATO) at Queen's University (2 years). 1996-1998.
  • NRC/IAR Award for Outstanding Singular Achievement-UAV application in 2008.


  • A. Benaissa, J. Lemay and F. Anselmet, "Study of the "local" link between a passive scalar and its dissipation using the wavelet decomposition", Advances in Turbulence VII, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp 539-542, 1998.
  • A. Benaissa, J. Lemay and F. Anselmet, "Conditional Correlation Between a Passsive Scalar and Its Dissipation in a Turbulent Layer", Experiments in Fluids, vol.26, no.6, pp.488-496, 1999.
  • J. Lemay and A. Benaissa, "Improvement of cold-wire response for the measurement of temperature dissipation", Experiments in Fluids, 31, pp.347-356, 2001.
  • A. Benaissa, B.A. Fleck and A. Pollard, "Wall Effects on Large Scale Structure Evolution in an Axisymmetric Jet", Journal of Transport Phenomena, Vol. 6, pp. 323-331, 2004.
  • D. Poirel, Y. Harris and A. Benaissa, "Self-Sustained Aeroelastic Oscillations of a NACA0012 Airfoil at Low-to-Moderate Reynolds Numbers", Journal of Fluids and Structures, June 2007.
  • F. Zidouni-Kendil, A. Mataoui and A. Benaissa, "Flow Structures of a Round Jet Evolving into a Cylindrical Cavity", Journal of Transport Phenomena, November 2007.
  • R.A. Antonia, P. Lavoie, L. Djenidi and A. Benaissa, "Effect of a Small Axisymmetric Contraction on Grid Turbulence", July 2009, Experiment in Fluid
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