People

Narsimha Reddy Rapaka

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, Finite Difference and Finite Volume Methods,
  • Immersed Boundary Method, Adaptive Mesh Refinement,
  • Turbulence, DNS, LES, RANS,
  • Stratified Flows, Internal Waves, Physical Oceanography,
  • Magnetohydrodynamics (MHD).

Selected Publications

  • ​N.R. Rapaka and S. Sarkar 2016, "An immersed boundary method for direct and large eddy simulation of stratified flows in complex geometry", Journal of Computational Physics (322:511-534)
  • M.B. de Stadler, N.R. Rapaka and S. Sarkar 2014, " Large eddy simulation of the near to intermediate wake of a heated sphere at Re=10,000, Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow (49:2-10)
  • M.B. Jalali, N.R. Rapaka and S. Sarkar 2014, "Tidal flow over topography: effect of excursion number on wave energetics and turbulence," Journal of Fluid Mechanics (750:259-283)
  • N.R. Rapaka, B. Gayen and S. Sarkar 2013, "Tidal conversion and turbulence at a model ridge: direct and large eddy simulations," Journal of Fluid Mechanics (715:181-209)

 

 

Education

  • ​Ph.D., Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering), University of California San Diego, USA. 2009-2015
  • M.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 2004-2006
  • B.Tech, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India, 2000-2004

 

Professional Profile

  • ​Post-Doctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, KSA 2015-Present
  • Graduate Student Researcher, University of California San Diego, USA 2009-2015
  • Senior Project Associate, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India 2007-2008
  • Development Manager, TATA Motors, Pune, India 2006-2007
  • Project Research Assistant, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India 2004-2006

 

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​Member of American Physical Society