Events


    • Wed
      11
      Jan
      2017
      3:00 pmAuditorium

      Title. Touch the Sky With Glory:
      The Nation’s Air Power – The Weapon Systems of the IAF, its contemporary technology and our capability to secure the Nation
      Speaker.: Air Marshal Simhakutty Varthaman PVSM AVSM VM VSM (Rted)

    • Wed
      18
      Jan
      2017
      3:00 pmAuditorium

      Title. The work of three World War Two cartoonists
      Speaker. Mr. E.P. Unny, Chief Political Cartoonist, The Indian Express.

    • Wed
      29
      Mar
      2017
      3:30 pmAuditorium

      Speaker. Mr Nakul Bhalla

      About the speaker. Mr Nakul Bhalla is a graduate in mechanical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology. He worked as a central planning engineer at Larsen and Toubro limited and then as a research assistant at IISc Bangalore. Starting a new chapter of his life, he joined the Dramanon Theatre Company as a creative partner and then later went on to start his own theatre company, The SparkPlug Theatre Company which is more than three and a half years old now.


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    • Mon
      24
      Apr
      2017

      Crosstalk 6. Electronic Warfare during World War II

      5:30 pmConference Room
      Speaker. Dr. Swaroop Sahoo
      Title. Electronic Warfare during World War II
      Abstract. During World War II various countries attained varied level of technological expertise. The technological expertise or readiness covered various fields of science and technology. Some of the fields with lot of research activities, inventions, design and experiments were electronic warfare and navigational technology.
      This talk will give an introduction to various electronic warfare techniques, related hardware inventions and uses. It will also provide an insight into the war doctrines of countries and resultant uses of electronic warfare of 1935-45. This talk will also introduce the basic details of the navigational technology used by guided bombers (for bombing and landing) and first missiles (V1 and V2) of World War 2 years.

       

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    • Fri
      05
      Jan
      2018

      Talk on active control of compressible flow by Dr. Mahesh Natarajan

      1500 HrsAuditorium

      Topic: Actuator Selection and Placement for Linear Feedback Control of Compressible Flows

      Actuator selection and placement for active flow control is largely based on experience and trial-and-error because of the system’s large dimensionality and complexity.  We develop a novel method for estimating how to select and place a linear feedback control system suitable for affecting the dynamics of compressible, viscous flows, that utilizes the information contained within the global stability analysis of the baseflow (a time-averaged solution of the compressible Navier-Stokes equations), obtained from direct numerical/large eddy simulations. A wavemaker, defined by a suitable inner product of the forward and adjoint global modes of the baseflow, identifies regions of the flow-field with high dynamical sensitivity, and an optimization procedure determines effective actuator locations. The algorithm is flexible, and different types of control and feedback can be developed to obtain flow control. The efficacy of the method is demonstrated with two different flow control problems - flow stabilization in a Mach 0.65 diffuser, and the control of noise radiated by a turbulent Mach 0.9 jet.

      About the speaker:

      Mahesh Natarajan is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University. He received his Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calicut in 2007, and Master's in Aerospace Engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, in 2009. He completed his Ph.D. from the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. His research interests lie in the field of numerical methods, computational fluid dynamics and scientific computing.