Sanjiva K. Lele

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Computational approaches are being developed to study a range of problems in aeroacoustics. These aeroacoustic problems may be classified based on the physical processes responsible for the sound radiation, and range from linear problems of radiation, refraction, and scattering in known base flows or by solid bodies, to sound generation by turbulence. In(More)
Direct numerical simulation and inviscid linear analysis are used to study the interaction of a normal shock wave with an isotropic turbulent field of vorticity and entropy fluctuations. The role of the upstream entropy fluctuations is emphasized. The upstream correlation between the vorticity and entropy fluctuations is shown to strongly influence the(More)
Flows in which shock waves and turbulence are present and interact dynamically occur in a wide range of applications, including inertial confinement fusion, supernovae explosion, and scramjet propulsion. Accurate simulations of such problems are challenging because of the contradictory requirements of numerical methods used to simulate turbulence, which(More)
The mixing of fuel and oxidizer in a mixing layer between high-speed streams is important in many applications, especially air-breathing propulsion systems. The details of this process in a turbulent annular mixing layer are studied with direct numerical simulation. Convective Mach numbers of the simulations range from Mc = 0.1 to Mc = 1.8. Visualizations(More)
Electrokinetic flow instabilities occur under high electric fields in the presence of electrical conductivity gradients. Such instabilities are a key factor limiting the robust performance of complex electrokinetic bio-analytical systems, but can also be exploited for rapid mixing and flow control for microscale devices. This paper reports a representative(More)