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Sriram Raghunath http://
Tel: 5173165430 Fax:
3012-1C Trappers Cove Trail
Lansing, MI 48910

Qualified CFD Engineer with five years of extensive research experience in numerical simulation of High-Speed Turbulent Flows and Analytical Methods in Thermo-Fluid sciences. A self motivated researcher /engineer with profound knowledge in fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Turbulence Modeling, with sound experience in large-scale numerical code development using FORTRAN on HPC platform and in the use of commercial CFD codes for simulating complex flows.
Employment History
Graduate Research Assistant Jan 2007 - Present
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
- Developed large-scale CFD code with DNS and LES capabilities using state-of-art high-order numerical schemes in FORTRAN, parallelised using MPI & OpenMP on HPC platform. - Codes were developed from scratch using finite difference and explicit time integration schemes with spectral-like resolutions. - A specialty code for solving flows with shock-waves was developed using Monotonicity preserving (MP) schemes and non-oscillatory (WENO) schemes. The codes were validated with a Channel flow, spatially developing supersonic boundary layer and Shock-wave interaction with homogenous turbulence. - Critically examined wall-bounded Turbulence using DNS and LES of Homogenous Supersonic Channel flow, and investigated the feasibility of wall-resolved large-eddy simulations over a range of Mach numbers from 1.5 to 3. - Devised innovative models for Subgrid-Scale Internal Energy Closures in Channel flow LES and formulated a methodology to model the Subgrid-Scale viscous dissipation. - The new models demonstrated improved mean Temperature predictions and 2nd order statistics of Temperature - The models are self-adapting, making them applicable to a wide range of flow fields including wall-bounded flows, free-shear flows & homogenous flows, and a number of test cases on Channel flows, Mixing layers and Isotropic turbulence yielded consistent results without a need for synthetic profiling or damping functions. - Actively contributed to a project on analytical solutions to elastic pipe flow with arbitrary unsteadiness. Developed a code using MATLAB to solve for unsteady respiratory flow through equine bronchial branching (Lung of a Horse), extending the analytical solution to branched flows. - Acquired breadth knowledge in Multicomponent-Multiphase flows, Molecular dynamics simulations and Statistical Thermodynamics through a number of advanced special topics courses. Modified a skeleton Molecular dynamics code to compute multi-component diffusion and viscosity coefficients.
Graduate Teaching Assistant May 2006 - Aug 2006
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
- Heat-Transfer Lab (Senior Level) Teaching Assistant - Instructed a section of 12 students on Lab Experiments and graded reports; Mentored for the final project on Radiation Heat-Transfer
Project Trainee Dec 2004 - Apr 2005
Ashok Leyland Ltd
Chennai, India
- Capstone Project for Bachelors Degree in 'Analysis of Rear-Air Suspension of 12-m Bus using Experimental methods and CAE tools' - Solid Modeling with CATIA and FE Analysis using HyperMesh and IDEAS; Fatigue Analysis
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
Expected April 2013
Dissertation : “Large-Eddy Simulation of compressible supersonic Channel flows”
(Partially supported by Michigan-AFRL Collaborative Center for Aerospace Sciences)
GPA : 3.92/4.0

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University
Dec 2006
Project : “Study of magnitude of unsteadiness in flow parameters, as compared to corresponding quasi-steady results”, a project on analytical solutions for unsteady elastic pipe flow
GPA : 3.8/4.0

BE, Mechanical Engineering, Anna University (India)
May 2005
Senior Project : “Analysis of Rear-Air Suspension of a Bus using Experimental Methods and CAE Tools”
GPA : 82/100 – First class w/ Distinction
Description Proficiency Experience
Turbulence model development Advanced >5 Years
FORTRAN programming Expert >5 Years
Solver development Advanced >5 Years
CFD analysis Advanced >5 Years
Linux programming Intermediate 1-2 Years
Additional Skill Info
Parallel Programming - MPI & OpenMP, High-Performance Computing (LINUX) MATLAB, Tecplot, FLUENT, GAMBIT, HyperMesh, ProE, CATIA
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