Kameswararao Anupindi

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology Madras


Hello, welcome to my webpage. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Previously, I was a Research Fellow in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics research group at the University of Southampton. My research focus was on developing embedded LES-RANS methodologies in compressible flows with applications to predicting flow around aircraft spoilers accurately and efficiently. At the University, I worked with Professor Richard Sandberg to develop these methods.

Before moving to England, I worked as a post doctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Lab (ORNL), Tennessee, USA. My appointment at ORNL was possible through Advanced Short Term Research Opportunity (ASTRO) program. During my time at the lab, I worked on enhancing an in-house lattice Boltzmann solver and its pre-processor.

I pursued my doctoral studies under the guidance of Professor Steven Frankel, in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. My research was on developing a high order numerical frame work for simulating and understanding the blood flow in human arteries in healthy and pathological conditions. The main goal of the research is to accurately predict/simulate the working conditions of medical devices used in pathological arterial repair. The incompressible flow solver that I am working with specifically has large eddy simulation (LES) as the turbulence model, and enhancements such as implementation of immersed boundary method (IBM) and a parallel multi-block frame were contributed by me in order to handle complex geometries that commonly arise in arterial flow domains.

Prior to enrolling for my doctoral studies, I worked at ANSYS FLUENT India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, as a software development engineer on the FLUENT project. During this time, I have had an opportunity to work with a dynamic and smart solver meshing team. I worked on new enhancements and issues related to solver meshing such as non-conformal interfaces and moving meshes during my tenure.

I pursued my masters studies in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Uttar Pradhesh. I worked under the guidance of Professor Tapan K. Sengupta towards my thesis on direct numerical simulation of free shear layers. During this time I worked on spatio-temporal instability of zero pressure gradient boundary layers and numerically solving compressible Navier-Stokes equations using compact schemes to simulate flow field developed by a round jet issuing into a quiescent atmosphere. Prior to joining post graduate studies I finished my bachelors studies from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University College of Engineering, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, in Mechanical Engineering.


Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Biomedical fluid flows
  • Lattice Boltzmann method
  • Transition & Turbulence
  • Aeroacoustics

Education

Jan 2010 - Dec 2013 Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
Jun 2004 - May 2006 M.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering.
Indian Institute of Technolgoy Kanpur, UP, India.
Jun 2000 - May 2004 B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering.
JNTU College of Engineering, Kakinada, AP, India.

Experience

Nov 2015 - Present Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
IIT Madras, Chennai, India.
Mar 2014 - Oct 2015 Research Fellow
Aerodyanmics and Flight Mechanics Research Group
University of Southampton, England, UK.
Oct 2013 - Feb 2014 Post Doctoral Researcher
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN, USA.
Jan 2010 - July 2013 Graduate Research Assistant
School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.
Aug 2006 - Dec 2009 Software Developement Engineer
Solver Meshing Group, FLUENT Project
ANSYS FLUENT India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, MH, India.
Jul 2004 - Jun 2006 Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Indian Institute of Technolgoy Kanpur, India.

Teaching Experience (as a student)

Fall 2010 Teaching Assistant ME323: Mechanics of Solids
Spring 2011 Teaching Assistant ME614: Computational Fluid Dynamics

Course Projects (as a student at Purdue)

ME608 (Spring 2010) Numerical Methods in Heat, Mass, and Momentum Transfer
2D SIMPLE Solver for Laminar Flow Over a Square Cylinder
Report [431 KB], Presentation [456 KB]
ME697F (Spring 2010) Galerkin Methods for Fluid Dynamics
Galerkin/Least Squares Finite Element Method for Fluid Flow Problems
Report [411 KB], Presentation
ME611 (Fall 2010) Principles of Turbulence
Project1: Proper Orthogonal Decomposition
Presentation [588 KB]
Project2: Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD) of Fluid Flow Data
Presentation [28 MB]
AAE626 (Spring 2011) Turbulence and Turbulence Modeling
Large eddy simulation of turbulent flow between counter-
rotating concentric cylinders
Report [4.5 MB], Presentation
ME615 (Fall 2011) Aeroacoustics
Aeroacoustic simulations using Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM)
Report [3.3 MB], Presentation [3.1 MB]
ECE563 (Spring 2012) Programming Parallel Machines
MPI Parallelization of WenoHydro and FlowLBM solvers
Report [1.2 MB]
MA692 (Fall 2012) Introduction to Spectral Methods for Scientific Computing
Final Project
Report [221 KB]

Refereed Journal Publications

Refereed Conference Publications

  • An Embedded Flow Simulation Methodology for Flow Over Fence Simulations,
    Kameswararao Anupindi and Richard D. Sandberg,
    In the proceedings of the Direct and Large-Eddy Simulation-10, May 27 - 29, 2015, Limassol, Cyprus.

  • An Embedded LES-RANS Solver for Aerodynamic Simulations,
    Kameswararao Anupindi and Richard D. Sandberg,
    In the proceedings of the 22nd AIAA CFD Conference, June 22 - 26, 2015, Dallas, TX, USA.

  • A High-Order Large Eddy Simulation Method for Fluid-Power Components,
    Dinesh Shetty, Kameswararao Anupindi and Steven H. Frankel,
    In the proceedings of the 6th FPNI Ph.D Symposium, June 15-19, 2010, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

  • Spatio-temporal receptivity of boundary-layers by Bromwich contour integral method,
    Sengupta, T. K. and Kameswara Rao, A,
    In the proceedings of the International Conference on Boundary and Interior Layers (BAIL 2006), Univ. of Goettingen, Germany, July 2006.

Invited Seminars

  • Healthy, Pathological and Medical Device Hemodynamics, Delivered a lecture in the short-term course titled Cardiovascular Solid and Fluid Mechanics, organized by the Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, 21 March 2017.

  • An Embedded LES-RANS Solver for Aerodynamic Simulations, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 22 April 2016.

  • Bio-fluid Applications, Delivered a lecture in the short-term course titlted Theoretical and Computational and Fluid Dynamics, organized by the Department of Applied Mechanics, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India, 23 November 2015.

  • An embedded LES-RANS solver for aerodynamic simulations, IISc-ISRO Seminar Series, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, 14 July 2015.

  • A multi-block immersed boundary method for the simulation of pathological and medical device hemodynamics, Mechanical Engineering Seminar Series, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, 12 December 2014.

  • A novel multiblock IBM enabling high order LES of pathological and medical device hemodynamics, Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Research Group Seminar Series, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, 12 March 2014.

Conference Presentations

  • Dynamic mode decomposition of fontan hemodynamics in an idealized total cavopulmonary connection, Y. Delorme, A.-E. M. Kerlo, Kameswararao Anupindi, J. Chen, S. H. Frankel, M. D. Rodefeld, Presented at the 5th International Symposium on Bifurcation and Instabilities in Fluid Dynamics, Haifa, Israel, July 8 - 11, 2013.

  • Large Eddy Simulation of Pathological and Medical Device Hemodynamics using a Novel Multiblock Immersed Boundary Method Approach, Kameswararao Anupindi, Yann Delorme, Dinesh Shetty, Steven H. Frankel, Presented at the 2013 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, February 25 - March 1, 2013.

  • Large eddy simulation of cavitating mixing layer: the effect of splitter plate, Kameswararao Anupindi, Dinesh Shetty, Steven Frankel, Presented at the 65th APS-DFD meeting, San Diego, California, USA, November 18-20, 2012.

  • Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of Aortic Aneurysms: Effect of Stent Graft, K. Anupindi, S. H. Frankel, N. S. Ghaisas, Y. Delorme, D. A. Shetty, S. Yang, J. Kratzberg Presented at The 32nd Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering, October 2012, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

  • High Order Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of a Novel Viscous Impeller Pump for Fontan Circulation, Y. Delorme, K. Anupindi, D. A. Shetty, A. E. Kerlo, G. Giridharan, M. Rodefeld, J. Chen, S. H. Frankel Presented at The 32nd Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering, October 2012, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

  • Large Eddy Simulation of Airfoil Active Flow Control using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma, Y. Delorme, K. Anupindi, D. A. Shetty, D. Greenblatt, S. H. Frankel Presented at The 32nd Israeli Conference on Mechanical Engineering, October 2012, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

  • Periodic Fluid Flow Simulations using Lattice Boltzmann Method, Kameswararao Anupindi, Steven H. Frankel Presented at SIAM Purdue 4th Annual Computational Science and Engineering Student Conference, April 2012, Purdue University, USA. Presentation with animations[8.8 MB]

  • High Order Large Eddy Simulation (LES) of Flow in Idealized Total Cavopulmonary Connection (TCPC), Yann Delorme, Kameswararao Anupindi, Dinesh Shetty, Anna Kerlo, Jun Chen, Mark Rodefeld, Steven Frankel, Presented at the 64th APS-DFD meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2011.

Poster Presentations

  • Development of a Zonal LES-RANS Method for Compressible Flows, Kameswararao Anupindi and Richard Sandberg, Presented at the UK Turbulence Consortium Annual Workshop, Imperial College, London, UK, September 2014

  • High-Order Large Eddy Simulation of Flow in Idealized and Patient-Specific Total Cavopulmonary Connections,SBC2011-53549, Kameswararao Anupindi, Steven Frankel, Jun Chen, Dinesh Shetty, Jeffrey Kennington, Jonathan DeGan. In the proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, 2011, Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA. Poster [1.7 MB]

  • Modeling of Patient-Specific Fontan Physiology From MRI Images for CFD Testing of a Cavopulmonary Assist Device,SBC2011-53339, Jonathan DeGan, Jeffrey Kennington, Kameswararao Anupindi, Dinesh Shetty, Jun Chen. In the proceedings of the ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 22-25, 2011, Farmington, Pennsylvania, USA.

Asha Purdue Chapter

While at Purdue, I volunteered for the events organized by Asha Purdue Chapter as well as served as it's webmaster in the year 2011-2012. Asha for education is a voluntary organization that promotes education among underprivileged children in India.

Hobbies

My hobbies include, running, cycling, swimming and sketching. Together with Team Asha Purdue Chapter I participated in the 5K Run organized by Purdue Arthritis Foundation in March 2012 and in March 2013.

Doctoral Students

  • Satyajit Choudhury (co-advised with Prof. Patnaik) (2015 - 2019)
  • Sai Ravi Gupta Polasanapalli (2016 - 2020)
  • Sakthi Vel (2016 - 2020)
  • Sourabh Sadanand Jogee (co-advised with Prof. Prasad) (2017 - 2021)

M.S. Students

  • Patel Jaymeen Jayeshbhai (2016 - 2018)
  • Jawahar Pasupathi (co-advised with Prof. Prakash) (2015 - 2017)

M.Tech. and Dual-Degree Students

  • Vignesh Banusekar (co-advised with Prof. Chatterjee) (2015 - 2017)
  • M. Vidyasagar (co-advised with Prof. Pattamatta) (2015 - 2017)
  • Sriphani Srikanth Akkireddy (co-advised with Prof. Sahu) (2015 - 2017)
  • Paghdhar Dhavalkumar Mansukhbhai (2016 - 2018)
  • Karthik Nishanth (2016-2018)
  • Akshay Soo (2016-2018)
  • Sriramdas Venkata Ramana (2016-2018)
  • Indresh Tiwari (2016-2018)
Contact: Kameswararao Anupindi
207, Turbomachines Laboratory
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Chennai, TN, India
600 036
Phone: +91-44-22574695
E-mail: kanupindi@iitm.ac.in
Profile: Google Scholar Profile