February 24, 2018

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Anupam Sharma

Assistant Professor and Walter W. Wilson Faculty Fellow of Aerospace Engineering,
Director of ISU CAAL (Computational Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics Lab.),
2341 Howe Hall,
Ames, IA-50011
Email:  sharma .at. iastate.edu
Ph:  (515) 294-2884
CV of Prof. Anupam Sharma

Research Interests:

  • Aeroacoustics:  turbomachinery (fan) noise
  • Wind Turbine aerodynamics and aeroacoustics
  • Bio-inspired designs for aerodynamic noise reduction

Visit our laboratory page @ ISU CAAL for details

Courses Taught:


  • AERE-483X/583X:  Aeroacoustics [F 2016, ’14]
  • WESEP 501: Wind Energy Resources – 8 lectures on wind turbine aerodynamics and acoustics [Sp 2014, F ’13, ’12]
  • “Introduction to Many-Body Problems and Algorithms” 10 lectures at Pennsylvania State University [Sp 2004]


  • AERE 411:  Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion – I [F 2017, F ’16, Sp ’16, F ’15, ’14, ’13]
  • AERE 311: Aerodynamics-II: Compressible Flows [F 2017]
  • AERE/ME-448:  Fluid Dynamics of Turbomachinery  [Sp 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012]
  • EM/ME/EE-451:  Engineering Acoustics  [F 2012]

Students Advised (current):

  • Bharat Raj Agrawal (PhD):  Fan Broadband Noise
  • Behnam Moghadassian (PhD):  Windfarm Aerodynamics, Aeromechanics and Aeroacoustics
  • Andrew Bodling (PhD):  Numerical Investigations of Nearly Silent Blade Designs Inspired by the Downy Coat of the Night Owl
  • Xingeng Wu (PhD):  Modeling of Aeromechanical Loads in Cables
  • Suganthi Selvaraj (PhD): Investigation of Bio-Inspired Blade Designs to Mitigate Dynamic Stall and Noise
  • Ang Li (PhD):  TBD
  • Sarasija Sudharsan (PhD):  TBD
  • Vishal Vijay (MS):  Identification of True Sources of Sound in the Presence of Scattering Bodies

Work Experience:

  • Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, Ames, IA [2012-present]
  • Senior Engineer at the General Electric Global Research Center, Schenectady, NY [2009-2011]
  • Visiting scholar in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK [Sep-Oct 2010]
  • Mechanical Engineer at the General Electric Global Research Center, Schenectady, NY [2004-2009]
  • Summer Intern at the General Electric Global Research Center, Schenectady, NY [May-Aug 2003]
  • Summer Intern at the National Aeronautics Laboratory, Bangalore, India [Jun-Aug 1998]

Educational Background:

  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, [2001-2004]
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University, [1999-2001]
  • B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India  [1995-1999]

Journal Publications:

  1. B. Moghadassian and A. Sharma, “Inverse Design of Single- and Multi-Rotor Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blades using Computational Fluid Dynamics,” ASME J. Solar Energy Engineering  (accepted)
  2. A. Thelen, L. Leifsson, A. Sharma, and S. Koziel,”RANS-Based Optimization of Dual-Rotor Wind Turbines,” Engineering Computations, 2017 (accepted)
  3. B. Agrawal and A. Sharma, “Numerical Analysis of Aerodynamic Noise Mitigation via Leading Edge Serrations for a Rod-Airfoil Configuration,” International Journal of Aeroacoustics, Vol. 15, No. 8, pp. 734-756, 2016
  4. Z. Wang, and W. Tian, A. Ozbay, A. Sharma, and H. Hu, “An Experimental Study on the Aeromechanics and Wake Characteristics of a Novel Twin-Rotor Wind Turbine in a Turbulent Boundary Layer Flow,” Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 57,  2016
  5. A. Rosenberg, and A. Sharma, “A Prescribed-Wake Vortex Lattice Method for Preliminary Design of Co-Axial, Dual-Rotor Wind Turbines,” ASME J. Solar Energy Engineering, Vol. 138, Issue 6, 2016
  6. B. Moghadassian, A. Rosenberg, and A. Sharma, “Numerical Investigation of Aerodynamic Performance and Loads of a Novel Dual Rotor Wind Turbine,” Energies, Vol. 9, Issue 7, 2016
  7. L. Chen, C. Harding, A. Sharma, and E. MacDonald, “Modeling Noise and Lease Soft Costs Improves Wind Farm Design and Cost-of-Energy Predictions,” Renewable Energy, Vol. 97, pp 849-859, 2016
  8. H. Ju, R. Mani, M. Vysohlid, and A. Sharma, “Investigation of Fan Wake-OGV Interaction Broadband Noise,” Vol. 53, No. 12, AIAA Journal, pp. 3534-3550, 2015
  9. F. Han, A. Sharma, U. Paliath, and C. Shieh, “Multiple Pure Tone Noise Prediction”  Vol. 233, No. 25, Journal of Sound and Vibration, pp. 6942–6959, 2014
  10. A. Rosenberg, S. Selvaraj, and A. Sharma, “A Novel Dual-Rotor Turbine for Increased Wind Energy Capture”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 524, 2014
  11. E. S. Takle, D. A. Rajewski, J. K. Lundquist, W. A. Gallus Jr., and A. Sharma, “Measurements in support of wind farm simulations and power forecasts: The Crop/Wind-energy Experiments (CWEX)”, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 524, 2014
  12. A. Sharma and Hsuannien Chen, “Prediction of Tonal Aerodynamic Noise from Open Rotors” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 332, No. 16, pp. 3832–3845, 2013
  13. A. Sharma,  S. K. Richards, T. H. Wood, and C. M. Shieh “Numerical Prediction of Fan Tone Interaction Noise from High Bypass Aircraft Engines,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 47, No. 12, pp. 2866-2878, 2009
  14. N. Sezer-Uzol, A. Sharma and L. N. Long, “Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulations of Ship Airwake,” Proceedings of the I Mech E, Part G, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 219, No. 5, pp. 369–392, 2005
  15. A. Sharma, “Book Review: C++ and Object-Oriented Numeric Computing for Scientists and Engineers,” Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication, Vol. 2, No. 5, pp. 236–237, 2005
  16.  A. Sharma and L. N. Long, “Numerical Simulation of the Blast Impact Problem using the Direct Simulation Monte (DSMC) Carlo Method,” Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 200, No. 1, pp. 211–237, 2004
  17.  F. Souliez, L. N. Long, P. J. Morris, and A. Sharma, “Landing Gear Aerodynamic Noise Prediction Using Unstructured Grids,” International Journal of Aeroacoustics, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 115–135, 2002
  18. A. Sharma and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Passage Through Resonance of Rolling, Finned Projectiles With Center-of-Mass Offset,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 239, No. 1, pp. 1–17, 2001
  19. A. Sharma and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Large-Amplitude Limit Cycles via a Homoclinic Bifurcation Mechanism,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 236, No. 4, pp. 725–729, 2000

Papers Submitted/In Preparation:

  1. A. Thelen, L. Leifsson, A. Sharma, and S. Koziel, “Variable-fidelity Shape Optimization of Dual-Rotor Wind Turbines,” Optimization and Engineering (submitted 2016)
  2. X. Wu, M. Jafari, P. Sarkar, A. Sharma,“Towards Predicting Dry Cable Galloping using Detached Eddy Simulations” (in preparation)
  3. A. Sharma and M. Visbal,“Effect of Airfoil Thickness on Dynamic Stall” (in preparation)

Talks / Seminars:

  • Invited seminar titled “Numerical Investigations of Quiet Blade Designs Inspired by the Unique Feather Features of the Night Owl” at (1) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, (2) Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, and (3) General Electric Aviation, Bangalore, India. Institute Rensselaer, NY, Feb 2017, Mar 2017
  • Invited seminar titled “Analysis and Design of a Novel Conceptual Turbine to Enhance Wind Farm Efficiency,” in the Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rensselaer, NY, Feb 2017
  • Research seminar titled “Effect of Airfoil Thickness on Incipience of Dynamic Stall at Rec=2E05,” at the Air Force Research Laboratory, WPAFB, Ohio, Aug 2016
  • Invited seminar titled “Innovative Solutions to Enhance Wind Turbine/Farm Performance and Reduce Noise,” at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, April 2016
  • Invited seminar titled  “Wind Turbine and Wind Farm Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics,” at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Illinois, Nov 2014
  • Invited seminar titled “Windfarm Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics,” at the Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, Sep 2013
  • Seminar titled “Aerodynamic Tone Noise from Open Rotors” at NASA Langley Research Center, Oct 2012, at IIT Delhi, Nov 2012, and at ISU, Jan 2013
  • “Aeroacoustics Research at GE,” University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK (Oct 2010) and at The Pennsylvania State University, PA (May 2011)
  • “Blast Impact simulations using Direct Simulation Monte Carlo,” Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, and at IIT Delhi, India, Oct 2006
  • “Fan tone noise prediction,” NASA Glenn Research Center, July 2006