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.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- Bluff-body aerodynamics
- Active and passive control of boundary layer flows
- Insect-wing aerodynamics
- Dynamic stall and stall flutter of airfoils
- Vortex dynamics
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)
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Fellowship JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Japan Society for Promotion of Science Japan ¥ 8888000 2016 Research Award Postgraduate travel grant Monash University Australia — 2014 Scholarship Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Monash University Australia — 2014 Scholarship Monash Graduate Scholarship Monash University Australia —
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
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
Date Title Institution name Country — Piping Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India
Year Citation 2021 Bhat, S. S., Silvestri, A., Cazzolato, B. S., & Arjomandi, M. (2021). Mechanism of control of the near-wall turbulence using a micro-cavity array. Physics of Fluids, 33(7), 075114-1-075114-12.
2019 Bhat, S. S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. C. (2019). Evolutionary shape optimisation enhances the lift coefficient of rotating wing geometries. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 868, 369-384.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5
2019 Bhat, S. S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. C. (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 Scopus15 WoS13
2019 Bhat, S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. (2019). Aspect ratio studies on insect wings. Physics of Fluids, 31(12), 121301-1-121301-18.
DOI Scopus8 WoS7
2019 Bhat, S. S., Zhao, J., Sheridan, J., Hourigan, K., & Thompson, M. C. (2019). Effects of flapping-motion profiles on insect-wing aerodynamics. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 884, A8-1-A8-23.
DOI Scopus6 WoS5
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), 1-16.
2013 Bhat, S. S., & Govardhan, R. N. (2013). Stall flutter of NACA 0012 airfoil at low Reynolds numbers. Journal of Fluids and Structures, 41, 166-174.
DOI Scopus36 WoS28
Year Citation 2020 Bhat, S., Silvestri, A., Cazzolato, B., & Arjomandi, M. (2020). Reduction in the Turbulent Instabilities in a Boundary Layer using Micro-cavities. In Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020 (pp. 1-4). online: The University of Queensland.
2020 Bhat, S., & Thompson, M. (2020). Curved leading edges and wing tips help enhance the lift on insect wings. In Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020 (pp. 1-4). online: The University of Queensland.
2020 Silvestri, A., Jafari, A., Bhat, S., Severino, G., Cazzolato, B., & Arjomandi, M. (2020). The Control of a turbulent boundary layer by the application of a micro-cavity array. In H. Chanson, & R. Brown (Eds.), Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020. online: The University of Queensland.
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: 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 (pp. 667 -1-667 -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.
Year Citation 2020 Bhat, S. (2020). अपूर्णमितीय भूमिती आणि स्वसाधर्म्य (Fractal Geometry and Self Similarity). मराठी विश्वकोश निर्मिती मंडळ (Marathi Encyclopedia). 2020 Bhat, S. (2020). रेनॉल्ड्स क्रमांक (Reynolds number). मराठी विश्वकोश निर्मिती मंडळ (Marathi Encyclopedia)..
- Monash Graduate Scholarship and Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2014-2018)
- International travel grant (2016) by Monash University
- Postdoctoral fellowship by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS-2019): ¥ 8,888,000 (respectfully declined for personal reasons)
- Allocation of high-performance computational resources by NCI Australia under the startup scheme, project bm04 (2020)
- Allocation of high-performance computational resources by Pawsey, Australia, under the director's share, project director2168 (2020)
- Allocation of high-performance computational resources from the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS), project rt14 (2021)
- Advanced dynamics
- Computational fluid dynamics
- Orbital mechanics
- Space vehicle design
- Transport phenomena and numerical methods
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Design and Build a Flapping Wing MAV University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Thomas Korver, June Joel Mendoza, Zeyu Feng, Param Patel, Junhwi Cho, Kein Babu 2021 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Aerodynamic Stability of Flapping Wings University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Elliott Bennett, Sudharsan Murali, Dharmanand Sharma, Aaron Tyler 2020 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Design and build a flapping wing UAV University of Adelaide — Honours Full Time Rong S. Cui, Matt L. Marano, Henry J. Mellor, Jenny Nguyen, Hristos Seretis, Nicole J. White
Date Role Membership Country 2016 - 2018 Member Australian Fluid Mechanics Society Australia
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2021 - ongoing Fresh Science SA Networking event Science in Public Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2021 - 2021 REDUCTION IN THE NEAR-WALL TURBULENCE BY USING MICRO-CAVITIES The 13th International ERCOFTAC symposium on engineering, turbulence, modelling and measurements, Rhodes, Greece The 13th International ERCOFTAC symposium on engineering, turbulence, modelling and measurements Greece 2021 - ongoing Optimum aspect ratio for insect-like wings – a long debate 'Conversations in Fluids' online seminar series Australian Fluid Mechanics Society Australia 2021 - ongoing An alternate length scale for the Reynolds- and Rossby numbers in the context of insect wings Interdisciplinary Seminar Series on Biolocomotion TU Berlin and Universität Rostock Germany 2019 - 2019 The span-based Reynolds- and Rossby numbers decouple the aspect-ratio effects on insect wings Fluids seminar series Monash University Australia 2019 - 2019 An alternate length scale for Reynolds number and Rossby number in the context of insect-like wings decouples the aspect-ratio effects Fluids research seminars University of Melbourne Australia 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
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