I'm Sruti Chigullapalli, a graduate student in School of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Purdue University. I am currently doing my PhD in Aerodynamics with a specialization in Computational Science & Engineering (CS&E).
My research interests are Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Numerical Methods, Heat Transfer and Parallel Computing. My advisor is Prof. Alina Alexeenko
I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology,Madras (IITM) in May 2006 with a Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering. I got my Masters degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University in May 2008. During the summer of 2008, I was an intern at the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
I developed a solver for simulating stationary shock waves in one dimension and solving the unsteady Riemann/shock tube problem using a discrete ordinate method on the Bhatnagar-Gross-Krook (BGK) equation.I then worked on the reduced Ellipsoidal Statistical BGK equation(ES-BGK) and various higher order schemes like FCT and WENO. Finally I developed the parallel version of the 2D code using MPI as part of my Masters thesis.
As part of my summer intership, I had to assess and evaluate the performance of numerical weather predictions from various model configurations over interior Alaska, compare the results to the observed data at 22 different weather stations and find the best model configuration. My mentor was Prof. Nicole Molders at the Geophysical Institute, UAF.
Currently, I am working on a hybrid ESBGK/Navier-Stokes Solver as part of NNSA Center for Prediction of Reliability, Integrity and Survivability of Microsystems (PRISM) project at Purdue.
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