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Krishnan Mahesh
Associate Professor

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Current Research

Prof. Mahesh's research group is involved in the computation, analysis, and modeling of turbulent flows. Their overall focus is on fundamental advances in numerical algorithms, and understanding of flow physics that allow the prediction of engineering turbulent flows. Most simulations in Prof. Mahesh's group use unstructured grids on massively parallel computing platforms. Present projects range from incompressible propeller flows to supersonic shock/turbulence interaction, reacting multiphase flows in combustors, and flows involving plasmas.

DEGREES
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University 1996
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University 1990
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, IIT (Bombay), 1989
EXPERIENCE
2005 - Present: Associate Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
2000 - 2005: Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1997 - 2000: Research Associate
Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
1996 - 1997: Postdoctoral Fellow
Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Y. Hou & K. Mahesh, 2005, A robust colocated implicit algorithm for direct numerical simulation of compressible turbulent flows. Accepted for publication in Journal of Computational Physics.
S. Muppidi & K. Mahesh, 2005, Study of trajectories of jets in cross-flow using direct numerical simulations. Accepted for publication in Journal of Fluid Mechanics.
P. Babu & K. Mahesh, 2004, Upstream entrainment in numerical simulation of spatially evolving round jets. Physics of Fluids, 16(10): 3699-3705.
K. Mahesh, G. Constantinescu & P. Moin, 2004, A numerical method for large-eddy simulation in complex geometries. Journal of Computational Physics, 197(1): 215-240.
P. Moin & K. Mahesh 1998, Direct numerical simulation: a tool in turbulence research. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 30 539 - 578.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Guillermo Borja Award. 2005 from University of Minnesota.
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship. 2003 from University of Minnesota.
CAREER award. 2002 from National Science Foundation.
Francois N Frenkiel award. 1997 from American Physical Society.
Institute Silver Medal. 1989 from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.

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