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PhD Research Student
- M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland (2009-2011)
- B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland (2005-2009)
Pranay Seshadri is a PhD student in the Computational Design Group under Geoffrey Parks. His work focuses on developing algorithms for uncertainty quantification and optimization and applying them to complex turbomachinery design problems. His interests range from algorithm development, CFD to compressor and turbine aerodynamics.
Pranay is a visiting PhD student at Stanford University in the Center for Turbulence Research, under Gianluca Iaccarino and Paul Constantine. He has also spent considerable time working in Derby with Rolls-Royce plc, within the CFD Methods Group, under Shahrokh Shahpar. His project is funded by EPSRC (UK) and Rolls-Royce plc.
Seshadri, P., Parks, G.T., Shahpar, S., Aero-Engine Fan Sub-System Aerodynamic Aggressive Design, To Be Submitted. AIAA Journal, 2015.
Seshadri, P., Shahpar, S., Parks, G.T., Desensitizing the Effect of Tip Clearance Variations on Compressors With Robust Design, Submitted. Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 2015.
Seshadri, P., Constantine, P.G., Iaccarino, G.,Parks, G.T., Aggressive Design: A Density Matching Approach for Optimization Under Uncertainty, Submitted. CMAME, 2014
Seshadri, P., Parks, G.T., Shahpar, S., Leakage Uncertainties for Compressors: The Case of Rotor 37, Accepted. AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2014.
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I., Understanding Micro Air Vehicle Flapping-Wing Aerodynamics Using Force and Flowfield Measurements, Journal of Aircraft, 50(4), 2013, pp. 1070-108.
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I., A Novel Mechanism for Emulating Insect Wing Kinematics, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 7, 2012.
Seshadri, P., Shahpar, S., Parks, G.T., Robust Design of Compressors for De-sensitizing Operational Tip Clearance Variations, ASME Turbo Expo 2014, June 16-24, Dusseldorf, Germany
Iaccarino, G., Seshadri, P., Constantine, P., Beyond Variance-based Robust Optimization., SIAM Conference on Optimization, May 19-22, 2014, San Diego, California
Seshadri, P., Constantine, P., Iaccarino, G., Aggressive Design Under Uncertainty, AIAA SciTech 2014, January 13-17, National Harbor, Maryland
Lattarulo, V., Seshadri, P., Parks, G.T., Optimization of a Supersonic Airfoil Using the Multi-Objective Alliance Algorithm, GECCO '13: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, July 6 - 10, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013
Seshadri, P., Parks, G.T., Jarrett, J.P., Shahpar, S., Towards Robust Design of Axial Compressors with Uncertainty Quantification, AIAA Sturctural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 8-11, Boston, MA, 2013
Seshadri, P., Constantine, P.G., Gonnet, P., Parks, G.T., Shahpar, S., Stable Multivariate Rational Interpolation for Parameter-dependent Aerospace Systems, AIAA Sturctural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 8-11, Boston, MA, 2013
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I., Towards a Fundamental Understanding of Low Reynolds Number Hover-Capable Flapping Wing Aerodynamics, AIAA Strutrual Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 23-26, Honolulu, HI, 2012
Haarington, A.M., Miluzzo, J., Seshadri, P., Kalra, T.S., Nagraj, V.T., Chopra, I., Challenges in Rotor System and Hub Design for a Variable Diameter Tiltrotor, AHS Future Vertical Lift Aircraft Design Conference, January 18-20, San Francisco, CA, 2012
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I.,Control of a Biomimetic Flapping Mechanism for a Hovering Micro Air Vehicle, AHS Conference on Umanned Systems and Network Centric Operations, January 25-27, Tempe, AZ, 2011
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I., Experimental Investigation of an Insect-based Flapping Wing Hovering Micro Air Vehicle, AHS Conference on Aeromechanics, January 20-22, San Francisco, CA, 2010
Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I., Understanding Insect-based Flapping Flight from a Micro Air Vehicle Perspective, AHS Conference on Unmanned Rotorcraft, January 20-22, Scottsdale, AZ, January 20-22, 2009
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