Back close

Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda

Asst. Professor

Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda currently serves as Assistant Professor at Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore Campus.

Qualification: Ph.D
r_balajee@cb.amrita.edu
Research Interest: Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, Compressible Fluid Flow, Hypersonic Flow, Micro Aerial Vehicles, Propulsion, Wind Turbines

Bio

Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda got his Doctoral Degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 1997. His doctoral thesis work centered around the computational study of flow through a centrifugal vaned diffuser used in transonic flow regimes.

He obtained his Masters degree from IISc, Bangalore and B. Tech. from IIT, Madras. Prior to joining Amrita, he was working as a Software Engineering Manager at AMD, Hyderabad in the area of GPGPU Computing.

Dr. Balajee had also worked as a Scientist-B at National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore in the area of Transonic Wind Tunnel Testing. He has worked for several years in the Military & Flight Simulation fields in product development and managerial roles. He had also worked on physics based animation where he placed aerodynamics and flight mechanics of birds in a perspective suited for computer animation.

Publications

Conference Paper

Numerical Study of Viscous Turbulent Flow Through Planar and Axisymmetric Nozzles

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Damodaran M.

Publisher : 14th International Conference on Numerical Methods in Fluid Dynamics

Computational study of aerodynamic flows inside nozzles

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Damodaran M.

Publisher : International Pacific Air Space Technology Conference

Litter Bug

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Wong, K. C., Lim, S. K., Goh, L. L., Low, B. H.

Publisher : SIBGRAPI '98 Video Festival, 1998 International Symposium of Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Vision

Theoretical Optimization of Airfoils for Different Wind Turbine Conditions

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Madhushree M., Raghunadh Malla Venkata, Mohammed Abdul Junaid, Rajasekaran Akash

Publisher : International Conference on Contemporary Challenges in Management, Technology and Social Sciences (Also published as Handbook of Management, Technology and Social Sciences edited by S. Pandey and Jain Singh organized by SEMS and MGIMT)

Aerofoils for Small Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rakesh Krishnan R.R., RevathyPriya, Akshay Basavara, Sivaranjani Ganapathy Santhanam

Publisher : National Conference on Wind Tunnel Testing (NCWT-03) [CD-ROM]

Conference Proceedings

Design of a New Aerofoil for Low Starting Wind Speeds for a Small VAWT

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Purushothaman, P. Pulikkul, Shankar, R. Ravi, G. S.K., M. Siddhardha

Publisher : 1st International Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology for Sustainable development (ICAETSD - 2015)

Modelling the Undulation Patterns of Flying Snakes

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Viswesh Sujjur Balaramraja, S. Eashwra Sankrityayan, Suraj Coimbatore Sivagurunathan

Publisher : International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI-2016)

Objective Function Formulation for Small Wind Turbine Aerofoil Design

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Annapoorna Sreekumar

Publisher : 3rd IEEE Biennial international conference on Power Energy Systems: Towards sustainable energy - 2018 (PESTSE - 2018) *Recipient of Prof. Muhammad Harunur Rashid” best paper award along with a cash prize of Rs. 5000.

Simulation of Flow Past a Wing Inspired by Flying Snakes

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Vertika Saxena

Publisher : Fourth International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI-2015)

Aerodynamic Characteristics of Avian Airfoils

Authors : Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Shriram S.V, G. Pranay chowdary, JTSV Sagar

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

A Genetic Algorithm Approach to Design Aerofoils for Small Wind Turbines

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Saran Kumar Komari, Annapoorna Sreekumar

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Turn Control in Wings Inspired by Flying Snakes

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Sethupathy P., Kaushik Ramana R, Saroj Harikrishn Gopi

Publisher : International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Optimisation Published as AIP Conference Proceedings

Animating Bird Flight Using Aerodynamics

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Wong K. C.

Publisher : Technical Sketch, SIGGRAPH 99 Conference Abstracts and Application and ACM SIGGRAPH, Computer Graphics Annual Conference

Computational Study of the Aerodynamics of the Gliding Snake Chrysopelea Paradisi

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Vigneshwaran Krishnamurthy, Nithyalakshmi Venkatraman, Nandita Nurani Hari, Akshay Varaparla

Publisher : 1st International Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology for Sustainable development (ICAETSD - 2015)

Effects of cross-sectional shapes on the aerodynamic characteristics of bio-inspired airfoils

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Naveen Bharath Raj T., G. Naveen Kumar, Jayanth Suresh, Neeraj Srinivas, Sowmya R.

Publisher : AIP Conference Proceedings

Reynolds Number Effects on Wings Inspired by Flying Snakes

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Divyendu Kishore Valappil, Farhana Zakir, Joshneeta Ravindran

Publisher : International Conference on Applied Mechanics and Optimisation (Presented as Poster Presentation)

Numerical Analysis of Discrete Element Camber Morphing Airfoil in the Reynolds number of Conventional Flyers

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Nikitha Narayanaprasad, Yashmitha Kumaran, Sivakumar V.

Publisher : 3rd International Conference on Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering

Computational Study of Effects of Icing on Wind Turbine Airfoil Performance

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Prasanth Kowsik K., Thamizharasan K., Anjana L., Gokul Krishnan R.

Publisher : 44th National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power (FMFP-201)

Modeling Non-Equilibrium Glides in Flying Snakes

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Saroj Harikrishn Gopi, Divyendu Kishore Valappil, Viswesh Sujjur Balaramraja

Publisher : 2017 International Conference on Advances in Computing, Communications and Informatics (ICACCI)

Journal Article

Computational Study of the Aerodynamics of the Gliding Snake Chrysopelea Paradisi

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Vigneshwaran Krishnamurthy, Nithyalakshmi Venkatraman, Nandita Nurani Hari, Akshay Varaparla

Publisher : International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Research India Publications

Numerical Investigation of Two Element Camber Morphing Airfoil in Low Reynolds Number Flows

Authors : Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Dr. Sivakumar V., Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Arjhun A.K., Suriyapandiyan Source

Publisher : Journal of Engineering Science and Technology

Studies on Effusion Cooling: Impact of Geometric Parameters on Cooling Effectiveness and Coolant Consumption

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Dr. Ratna Kishore V., Dr. Srikrishnan A. R., Vishal Venkatesh, Sriraam J., Bala Vignesh D., Suresh Batchu

Publisher : Aerospace Science and Technology

Numerical Analysis of Discrete Element Camber Morphing Airfoil in the Reynolds Number of Conventional Flyers

Authors : Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Dr. Sivakumar V., Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Nikitha Narayanaprasad, Yashmitha Kumaran

Publisher : Innovative Design, Analysis and Development Practices in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (I-DAD 2018), Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering

Animating Bird Flight Using Aerodynamics

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Wong K. C.

Publisher : Visual Computer

Design of a New Aerofoil for Low Starting Wind Speeds for a Small VAWT

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, P. Pulikkul Purushothaman, Shankar, R. Ravi, Hariharan, S. K., G. Siddhardha M.

Publisher : International Journal of Applied Engineering Research

Aerodynamic Performance Estimation of Camber Morphing airfoils for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Authors : Dr. Balajee Ramakrishnananda, Rajesh Senthil Kumar T., Sivakumar V., Soorya S. V.

Publisher : Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management (Accepted)

Areas of Research
  • Micro Aerial Vehicles
  • Wind Turbines
  • Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Hypersonic Flow
  • Propulsion
  • Compressible Fluid Flow
Research Activities
  • Co-guide for PhD student
Funded Projects
  • Coking in Semi-cryogenic Engines: Studies on Predicting the Onset of Coking in a Heated Tube      with Isrosene / Kerosene, ISRO funded project (Co-PI)
  • Effusion Cooling for Gas Turbine Combustors: Studies on Enhancement of Cooling Effectiveness by Design Improvisation, GTRE funded project (Co-PI)
Admissions Apply Now