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Research Interests

Patankar group research is focused on four primary missions: First, to develop fully resolved computational fluid dynamics (CFD) techniques to simulate muscle activated movement of organisms (e.g. knifefish, zebrafish) and organs (e.g. esophagus). Second, to use theory and CFD to understand the neural control of movement, to design novel underwater vehicles, and to interrogate the evolution of fish form and function. Third, to establish the foundational science of controlling phase (anti-icing, anti-frosting, boiling, condensation, non-wetting supehydrophobic surfaces) using surface roughness and chemistry. Fourth, to establish new metrics to quantify the mileage efficiency and greenhouse emissions of automotive vehicles.

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1997

Mechanical Engineering, MS, University of Pennsylvania

… → 1995

Mechanical Engineering, BS, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

… → 1993

Research interests

  • Application to neuromechanics
  • Development of fast algorithms
  • Development of novel fast computation techniques
  • Direct numerical simulation (DNS) of fluid-particle flows
  • Direct simulation of freely swimming fish motion
  • Multiscale methods

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Grants

  • Research Output

    A DLM immersed boundary method based wave-structure interaction solver for high density ratio multiphase flows

    Nangia, N., Patankar, N. A. & Bhalla, A. P. S., Dec 1 2019, In : Journal of Computational Physics. 398, 108804.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Aerosol transport in a breathing alveolus

    Chakravarty, A., Patankar, N. A. & Panchagnula, M. V., Dec 1 2019, In : Physics of Fluids. 31, 12, 121901.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A robust incompressible Navier-Stokes solver for high density ratio multiphase flows

    Nangia, N., Griffith, B. E., Patankar, N. A. & Bhalla, A. P. S., Aug 1 2019, In : Journal of Computational Physics. 390, p. 548-594 47 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Brownian dynamics of fully confined suspensions of rigid particles without Green's functions

    Sprinkle, B., Donev, A., Bhalla, A. P. S. & Patankar, N., Apr 28 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 150, 16, 164116.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations

    High-speed X-ray imaging of the Leidenfrost collapse

    Jones, P. R., Chuang, C. A., Sun, T., Zhao, T. Y., Fezzaa, K., Takase, J. C., Singh, D. & Patankar, N. A., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 1598.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access