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Anupam Sharma

Anupam Sharma

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

Research Interests:

  • Aeroacoustics:  turbomachinery (fan) noise
  • Wind Turbine aerodynamics and aeroacoustics

Courses Taught:

  • AERE-483X/583X:  Aeroacoustics [Fall 2014]
  • AERE 411:  Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion – I [Fall 2014, 2013]
  • AERE/ME-448:  Fluid Dynamics of Turbomachinery flows  [Spring 2014, 2013, 2012]
  • EM/ME/EE-451:  Engineering Acoustics  [Fall 2012]
  • WESEP 501: Wind Energy Resources – 8 lectures on wind turbine aerodynamics and acoustics [Fall 2013, 2012]
  • “Introduction to Many-Body Problems and Algorithms” 10 lectures at Pennsylvania State University [Spring 2004]

Students Advised:


    • Bharat Agrawal (PhD):  Fan Broadband Noise.
    • Behnam Moghadassian (PhD):  Windfarm Aerodynamics, Aeromechanics and Aeroacoustics.
    • Aaron Rosenberg (PhD):  Modeling windfarm aerodynamics using Large Eddy Simulations.


    • Suganthi Selvaraj (MS):   (now at Rockwell Collins) `Numerical Investigations of Wind Turbine and Wind Farm Aerodynamics’ (2014)

Work Experience:

  • 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:

  • Ph.D. 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. F. Han, A. Sharma, U. Paliath, and C. Shieh, “Multiple Pure Tone Noise Prediction”  accepted for publication in Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 1. 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, 2005, pp. 369–392
  7. 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, 2005, pp. 236–237
  8.  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, Oct. 2004, pp. 211–237
  9.  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, Jan. 2002, pp. 115–135
  10. 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, Jan. 2001, pp. 1–17
  11. A. Sharma and N. Ananthkrishnan, “Large-Amplitude Limit Cycles via a Homoclinic Bifurcation Mechanism,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 236, No. 4, Sep. 2000, pp. 725–729

Articles Submitted or in Preparation:

  1.  “Investigation of Fan/OGV Interaction Broadband Noise” submitted to AIAA Journal

Talks / Presentations:

  • 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
  • Invited talk on “Parallel Algorithms for Particle Methods,” SIAM Conference for Parallel Computing, Feb 2004

Awards / Grants:

  1. GE GRC, “Modeling Aerodynamic Loads in Actuated Wind Turbines”  [Mar – Dec 2014]
  2. Iowa Energy Center (with Dr. Hui Hu) “Innovative Dual-Rotor Wind Turbine Designs for Improved Wind Farm Performance” [Feb 2014 – Jan 2015]
  3. GE GRC, “Modeling Wind Turbine Aerodynamic Loads”  [July 2013 – Dec 2013]
  4. IOWA-NASA EPSCoR grant for open rotor installation and fan broadband noise research  [Jan – July 2013]
  5. INCITE computing grant, “Enabling Green Energy and Propulsion Systems via Direct Noise Computation,” led by GE Global Research Center  [Jan 2013 – Dec 2013]
  6. NSF XSEDE computing grant, “A Windfarm Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Optimization (WAAO) Framework”  [Jan 2013 – Dec 2013]
  7. General Electric Global Research Center (GE GRC), “Direct Computation of Fan Broadband Noise using LES”   [June 2012 – Jan 2013]
  8. IOWA-NASA EPSCoR, “Developing an Aeroacoustics Research Community in the area of Aeroacoustics at Iowa State University”  [Mar 2012 – Dec 2012]