Shantanu Bhat

Dr Shantanu Bhat

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Shantanu Bhat is working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide. He has received his B. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from College of Engineering, Pune, India, in 2007, M. Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, in 2012, and Ph. D. from Monash University, Melbourne. in 2018. He has worked as an Engineer at Larsen and Toubro Ltd. and as a Lead Engineer at General Electric, Aviation. After his Ph. D., he continued working at Monash University as a postdoctoral researcher until 2019. His principal interests are in fluid-structure interaction, bluff-body flows, vortex dynamics, and experimental fluid mechanics.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher Monash University
    2016 - 2019 Teaching Associate Monash University
    2011 - 2014 Lead Engineer/Technologist General Electric (India)
    2007 - 2009 Executive (E1) Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Hindi Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
    Marathi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2018 Monash University Australia PhD
    2009 - 2011 Indian Institute of Science Bangalore India Master of Science (Engineering)
    2003 - 2007 College of Engineering Pune India Bachelor of Technology
  • Certifications

    Date Title Institution name Country
    Piping Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2019 Bhat, S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. (2019). Evolutionary shape optimisation enhances the lift coefficient of rotating wing geometries. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 868, 369-384.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2019 Bhat, S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. (2019). Uncoupling the effects of aspect ratio, Reynolds number and Rossby number on a rotating insect-wing planform. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 859, 921-948.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS7
    2019 Bhat, S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. (2019). Aspect ratio studies on insect wings. Physics of Fluids, 31(12).
    2019 Bhat, S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. (2019). Effects of flapping-motion profiles on insect-wing aerodynamics. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 884, 23 pages.
    2018 Bhat, S. S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. C. (2018). The leading-edge vortex on a rotating wing changes markedly beyond a certa central body size. ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 5(7), 16 pages.
    DOI WoS2
    2013 Bhat, S., & Govardhan, R. (2013). Stall flutter of NACA 0012 airfoil at low Reynolds numbers. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 41, 166-174.
    DOI Scopus20 WoS12
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2019 Bhat, S. S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. C. (2019). Reconciling the aspect ratio studies on insect wings. In A. Ibrahimbegovic, S. Dolarevic, E. Dzaferovic, M. Hrasnica, I. Bjelonja, & K. Hanjalic (Eds.), 4th International Conference on Multi-scale Computational Methods for Solids and Fluids Proceedings (pp. 339-342). Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Sarajevo.
    2016 Bhat, S., Zhao, J., Jacono, D., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. (2016). Effect of central body size on the leading edge vortex of a rotating insect wing. In Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2016 (pp. 1-4). Online: Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.
    2015 Bhat, S. S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Thompson, M. C., & Hourigan, K. (2015). Investigation of the flow structure over a rotating insect wing using PIV measurements. In D. Honnery, & D. Edgington-Mitchell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th Australian Conference on Laser Diagnostics in Fluid Mechanics and Combustion. Melbourne, Austalia.
    2013 Jha, S. K., Bhat, S. S., & Govardhan, R. N. (2013). Self induced oscillations of turbomachinery blades near stall. In NPC2013 National Propulsion Conference. IIT Madras, India.
    2011 Bhat, S. S., & Govardhan, R. N. (2011). Stall flutter of blades at low Reynolds numbers. In S. Mittal, & G. Biswas (Eds.), IUTAM Symposium on Bluff Body Flows. IIT Kanpur, India.
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2018 - 2018 Reconciling the Studies on Aspect Ratio Effects on the Insect Wing Aerodynamics FSI Workshop 2018 UNSW Canberra Australia
    2016 - 2016 Effect of aspect ratio and Reynolds number on rotating insect wings 8th International Bio-Fluid Symposium California Institute of Technology United States
  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83132535
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering South, floor 3
  • Room: 3 24i
  • Org Unit: School of Mechanical Engineering

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