- Experimental Fluid Mechanics including diagnostics developmentTurbulent shear flows relevant to aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and propulsionUnsteady aerodynamics and hydrodynamics relevant to biological and bioinspired systems.Data assimilation and data-driven modelling
Research in Bharath's lab follows an experimental approach to understanding, predicting and controlling fluid flows relevant to aerodynamic and hydrodynamic applications in the transportation, autonomous systems and energy generation sectors. His research work is funded through varied sources including EPSRC, EU-FP7/Horizon2020, European Research Council, US AirForce, Office of Naval Research, Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Huawei.
The multi-talented researchers and PhD students working with Bharath combine state-of-the-art experimental facilities and newly developed diagnostic methods to generate high-fidelity experimental data. This data is analysed and assimilated in innovative ways to understand, predict and control unsteady and turbulent shear flows. Current projects in the lab include: prediction and manipulation of boundary layer flows, flow control for aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, unsteady flow such as flapping foils for thurst and energy production, data assimilation and machine learning methods for aerodynamic predictions and development of new diagnostic tools.