Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics
107 Akerman Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Tel: (612) 624 4175
Fax: (612) 626 1558

  Krishnan Mahesh

Ph.D. Stanford University - Mechanical Engineering (1996)

M.S. Stanford University - Mechanical Engineering (1990)

B.Tech.  Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay - Mechanical Engineering (1989)

Honors and Awards
Fellow - American Physical Society (2011)

Taylor Award for Distinguished Research - University of Minnesota (2010)

Associate Fellow - American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (2009)

Fellow - Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (2005)

McKnight Presidential Fellowship Award - University of Minnesota (2005)

Guillermo Borja Award - University of Minnesota (2005)

McKnight Land-Grant Professorship - University of Minnesota (2003)

CAREER Award - National Science Foundation (2002)

Francois N Frenkiel Award - American Physical Society (1997)

Institute Silver Medal - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (1989)

Research Interests
Our group is involved in the computation, analysis, and modeling of turbulent flows. The overall focus is on fundamental advances in numerical algorithms, and understanding of flow physics that allow the prediction of engineering turbulent flows. Traditionally high-fidelity simulation methods like direct numerical and large-eddy simulation have been restricted to fairly simple geometries. We are developing numerical methods and turbulence models that are flexible enough to handle engineering geometries without compromising the accuracy needed to simulate turbulence. Most of our simulations use unstructured grids on massively parallel computing platforms. We conduct research into applications including incompressible propeller flows, supersonic transition and jets in crossflow, reacting flows, multiphase bubbly flows, and flows involving plasmas.