Srinivasa Rao

Vardhaman College of Engineering

Dr. P. Srinivasa Rao is presently working as a Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Vardhaman College Engineering, Hyderabad. Dr. Rao earned his Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and IC Engine Combustion. He worked as a scientist in the Computational Fluid Dynamics division of the Scientific Engineering and Computing Group (SECG) at the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Pune. Dr. Rao has over 60 publications in refereed international journals and conferences and is an inventor of 4 patents. He acted as a facilitator for the learning process and organized 16 workshops/FDPs/SDPs, 3 international conferences, and 2 national conferences beneficial to faculty, researchers and industry and delivered 32 plenaries, keynote speeches, and invited talks. Dr. Rao has taught over 32 courses on CFD, turbulence modeling, and combustion. He has advised 4 doctoral research fellows and has been a research visitor for 39 graduate students. He has been the editor of international scientific journals and a reviewer for more than twenty journals from Asia, Europe, and the USA of repute like SAE. Dr. Rao’s research has involved applications of the CFD to the problems of mechanical and aerospace systems, computational physics, and turbulence modeling including biology and medicine.

Srinivasa Rao

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To understand and model the turbulent behavior of flowing fluids is one of the most fascinating, intriguing, annoying, and most important problems of engineering and physics. Admittedly most of the fluid flows are turbulent. In the known universe, turbulence is evident at the macroscopic scale and the microscopic scale in identical proportions. Turbulence is manifested in many places, such as: a plethora of technological devices, atmospheres and ocean currents, astronomical or galactic motions, and biological systems like circulation or respiration. With the continuum as an assumption, the equations that define the physics of fluid flow are the Navier-Stokes equations modeled during the mid-19th Century by Claude-Louis Navier and Sir George Gabriel Stokes. These equations define all flows, even turbulent flows, yet there is no analytical solution to even the simplest turbulent flow possible. However, the numerical solution of the Navier-Stokes equation is able to describe the flow variable as a function of space and time. It is called direct numerical simulations (DNS), which is the subject matter of this book.

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