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Mathematical Fluid Dynamics and Magneto-Hydrodynamics


Air Force Institute of Technology

RO# Location
13.50.00.B7597 Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 454337542


Name E-mail Phone
Sritharan, Sivaguru S. (937)-255-6565 EXT: 3315


This research opportunity focuses on the theoretical study of fluid dynamics and plasmas using modern tools of nonlinear partial differential equations, with particular emphasis on unmanned aerial vehicle and space vehicles. Special emphasis will be placed on vortical flows and wake profiles associated with multiple moving and rotating bodies in viscous flow modeling unmanned systems. Rigorous analysis is needed to extend the current literature on Navier-Stokes equations, the vorticity equation, and the magneto-hydrodynamic system in exterior domains.

We are also interested in theoretical investigations that focus on high speed aerodynamics at supersonic and hypersonic range along with control theoretic questions. Combining machine learning, statistical learning and sparse methods to turbulence modeling, control and stochastic analysis is also of interest.


Manna US, Sritharan SS: Differential and Integral Equations 20(5): 581, 2007

Guan J, Sritharan SS: International Journal of Contemporary Mathematical Sciences 3(15): 721, 2008


Turbulence; Navier-Stokes equation; Plasma dynamics; Nonlinear PDE; Vortex dynamics; MHD; Nonlinear functional analysis; Nonlinear semigroups; Low and high speed aerodynamics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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