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Chelakara S. Subramanian – Assoc Professor, Program Chair, M

Posted by bmsceiaa on November 19, 2006

Chelakara S. Subramanian

Assoc Professor, Program Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Eng.

Ph.D., University of Newcastle, Australia, 1982
M.E.,, Indian Institute of Science, India, 1975
B.E., Bangalore University, India, 1973

Florida Institute of Technology
College of Engineering
Department of
Mechanical and Aerospace Eng.
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975
(321) 674-7614

Professional Experience

• Associate professor and former AE program chair (1996-99), Aerospace Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology, 1992–present

• Adjunct research professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Calif., 1988–1991

• Senior research engineer and group manager, British Maritime Tech., U.K., 1986–1988

• Postdoctoral research assistant, Imperial College of Science and Technology, U.K., 1982–1986

• Teaching assistant, University of Newcastle, Australia, 1977–1981

• Senior research fellow, Indian Institute of Science, India, 1975–1977

Research Interests

Dr. Subramanian’s main interest is in structure of turbulence in various types of complex flows (including vortex imbedded boundary layers, curved shear layers, rigid and flexible roughness effects, rotating shear layers and unsteady flows). The purpose is to explain the underlying mechanism of turbulence and to develop better flow models, which will help to develop more efficient engines for space vehicles and high-performance airfoils for the future generation airplanes. Other interests include:

• Design, testing and development of flow measuring instruments, such as laser Doppler, particle imaging and hot-wire anemometers; miniature pressure and temperature probes; and pressure-sensitive and temperature-sensitive paints. Flow visualization using laser induced fluorescence.

• Wind loading on structures and Road Vehicles. Hazard Mitigation

• Detection of debonding in Thermal Protection System of Shuttle Orbiter and Detection of Lightning through Clouds Using Short-Pulse Lasers and Streak Camera.

• Gas turbine, internal combustion and hydraulic propulsion systems. Alternative fuels. Desiccant air-conditioning systems

• Wind tunnel design and aerodynamic testing.

Current Research

• Hurricane Loss Model (FDOI/FIU funded)

• Remote Sensing of Wind Pressures on Coastal Residences (NOAA/ FL Sea Grant finded)

• Detection of Debonding of TPS Using Short-Pulse Lasers (FSREGP funded)

• Detection of Lightning Through Clouds (FSREGP Funded)

• Effects of Strong Roughness on Boundary Layer Turbulence Structure (WPAFB funded)

• Effects of Marine Bio-Fouling Roughness on Boundary layer Structure (NSF/HBOI Funded)

• Wind Effects on Emergency Rescue Vehicles ( FEMA/FDCA funded)


2 Responses to “Chelakara S. Subramanian – Assoc Professor, Program Chair, M”

  1. C.S. Subramanian said

    Please change my present position as Professor and Program Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.


    • Chelakara S. Subramanian said

      Please update my current position as Professor and Program Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and AIAA Associate Fellow.

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