March 30, 2017

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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.
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]
  • AERE 411:  Aerospace Vehicle Propulsion – I [F 2016, Sp ’16, F ’15, ’14, ’13]
  • AERE/ME-448:  Fluid Dynamics of Turbomachinery flows  [Sp 2014, 2013, 2012]
  • EM/ME/EE-451:  Engineering Acoustics  [F 2012]
  • 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]

Students Advised:

  • Bharat Raj Agrawal (PhD):  Fan Broadband Noise
  • Behnam Moghadassian (PhD):  Windfarm Aerodynamics, Aeromechanics and Aeroacoustics
  • Aaron Rosenberg (PhD):  Aerodynamic Design and Analysis of a Novel Dual Rotor Wind Turbine
  • Xingeng Wu (MS):  Modeling of Aeromechanical Loads in Cables
  • Andrew Bodling (MS):  Aeroacoustics

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:

  • 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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14.  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
  15.  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
  16. 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
  17. 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

Talks / Seminars:

  • 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