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Sidaard Gunasekaran

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

Contact

Email: Sidaard Gunasekaran
Phone: 937-229-5345

Kettering Laboratories Room 363C

Selected Publications

Magazine Articles
Peer-Review Journal Articles
Peer-Reviewed Conference Articles
  • Gunasekaran, S., Ross, G. V., & Curry, D. (2019). Effect of flexible inverted PVDF in free shear layer wake. In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 1338. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-1338
  • Goodman, S., Gunasekaran, S., Altman, A., & Medina, A. (2019). On the near wake turbulent flow properties of the SD7003 airfoil. In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 0073. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-0073
  • Palmer, A. E., & Gunasekaran, S. (2019). Effect of curved boundary layer fences on aerodynamic efficiency. In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 1614. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-1614
  • Cai, J, Gunasekaran, S., Ahmed, A., & Ol, M. V. (2019). Changes in propeller performance due to ground proximity. In AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, 1097. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-1097
  • Gunasekaran, S., & Gerham, T. (2018). Effect of chordwise slots on aerodynamic efficiency. 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2018-0342. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0342
  • Gunasekaran, S., & Curry, D. (2018). Effect of segmented trailing edge extensions on aerodynamic efficiency. 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2018-0343. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0343
  • Gunasekaran, S., & Thomas, N. (2018). Affecting aerodynamic efficiency by influencing wing surface-flow direction. 2018 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2018-0344. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2018-0344
  • Gunasekaran, S. (2018). Integrated teaching model: A follow up with fundamental aerodynamics. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. https://peer.asee.org/30677
  • Gunasekaran, S., & Altman, A. (2017). Better insight into the wingtip vortex-free shear layer interaction. 55th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2017-1705. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2017-1705
  • Gunasekaran, S. (2017). Integrated teaching model in graduate aerospace classes: A trial with compressible flow aerodynamics. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. https://doi.org/10.18260/1-2--28546
  • Gunasekaran, S., & Altman, A. (2017). Insight into wingtip vortex-wing free shear layer interaction.10th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomenon (TSFP10).
  • Gunasekaran, S., & Altman, A. (2016). Is there a relationship between the wingtip vortex and the shear layer? 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2016-1068. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2016-1068
  • Gunasekaran, S., Altman, A., & Granlund, K. O. (2015). Trends in early vortex formation on a wall-to-wall plate in pure plunge. 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2015-1753. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-1753
  • Gunasekaran, S., Altman, A., & Ol, M.V. (2015). Errors in off-axis loading of off-the-shelf 6-component force transducers: A cautionary tale. 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2015-1562. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-1562
  • Gunasekaran, S., Berkemeier, G., & Pinnell, M. (2015). Design of a new lab on three-point bend test on fiberglass composite. ASEE North Central Section Conference.
  • Altman, A., & Gunasekaran, S. (2014). Wing performance insight from the self-preserved turbulent wake. 52nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2014-0247. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-0247
  • Lego, Z., Altman, A., & Gunasekaran, S. (2012). Experimental and computational analysis of high angle of attack perching maneuvers. 30th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, AIAA 2012-2666. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2012-2666
  • Altman, A., & Gunasekaran, S. (2012). Identification of aircraft by their unique turbulent wake signature: Progress with experimental validation. In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, AIAA 2012-1120. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2013-1120

Selected Honors and Awards

  • 2018: DESS Best Presentation in Undergraduate Student Presentation Competition (with Asa Palmer)
  • 2018: University of Dayton School of Engineering VISION award for Innovation in Teaching
  • 2018: Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium Best Presentation Award (with Daniel Curry)
  • 2018: Ohio Space Grant Consortium Best STEM Poster Award (with Asa Palmer)
  • 2017: ASME Dayton Engineering Science Symposium Best Presentation in Fluid Dynamics Award
  • 2016: University of Dayton Outstanding PhD Research Award
  • 2015: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Support of the AIAA
    Dayton-Cincinnati Section K-12 STEM Outreach Program.
  • 2015: Graduate Summer Fellowship awarded by the University of Dayton
  • 2014: Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium Best Presentation Award (with Aaron Altman)
  • 2013: Graduate Summer Fellowship awarded by the University of Dayton
  • 2007: Academic Excellence Award from Sainik School Amaravathi Nagar (India)
  • 2007: Best in Physics Award from Sainik School Amaravathi Nagar (India)

Courses Taught

  • MEE 225 Introduction to Flight
  • MEE 312 Introduction to Materials
  • MEE 312L Engineering Materials Lab
  • MEE 401/AEE 501 Advance Aerodynamics
  • MEE 498 Engineering Experimentation with Aero Specialization
  • AEE 509 Turbulence
  • AEE 553 Compressible Flow
  • Applied Creativity as a part of the Institute of Applied Creativity and Transformation (IACT)

Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of Dayton
  • M.S. University of Dayton 

Research Interests

  • Low Reynolds number flows
  • Unsteady fluid dynamics
  • Wake Energy Harvesting
  • Lensed Turbines
  • Wingtip vortex
  • Wing design
  • Propeller performance