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Department of Aerospace Engineering
Manoj T. Nair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur
  • M.Tech., Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam

  • Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIST, Thiruvananthapuram, April 2013 onwards
  • Scientist, CTFD Division, National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, May 1998 – April 2013
  • Visiting Faculty, Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Kanpur,December 2007 – December 2008

Research Work / Area
  • Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics, Aerodynamic Shape Optimization,Computational Fluid Mechanics, Compressible Flow, Incompressible Flow, Unsteady Flows
  • Associate Member, Aeronautical Society of India
  • Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Journal Articles
    1. Kartikey Sharma & Manoj T. Nair (2020), Combination of counterflow jet and cavity for heat flux and drag reduction, Physics of Fluids, 32, 056107

    2. Arun Govind Neelan & Manoj T. Nair (2020), Discontinuity Preserving Scheme, International Journal of Mathematical, Engineering and Management Sciences, 5(4), 631-642.

    3. N Neethu, RG Togita, P Neelima, P Chakravarthy, SVSN Murty & Manoj T Nair (2019), Effect of nature of flux and flux gap on the depth-to-width ratio in flux-bounded TIG welding of AA6061: Experiments and numerical simulations, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 72(6), 1585-1588.

    4. Chintan Panigrahi, Aravind Vaidyanathan & Manoj T. Nair (2019),  Effects of subcavity in supersonic cavity flow, Physics of Fluids, 31, 036101.

    5. Arun Govind Neelan & Manoj T. Nair (2018), Hyperbolic Runge-Kutta Method using Genetic Algorithm, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 13(10), 1010003.

    6. Naresh Kumar & Manoj T. Nair (2015), Suitability of Density-Corrected Spalart-Allmaras Model for Compression Corner Flows, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 29, 423-428.

    7. Naresh Kumar & Manoj T. Nair (2012), Application of Density Corrected Spalart-Allmaras Model to Flow Past Ogive Cylinder at High Angles-of-Attack, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 6, 375-384.

    8. Manoj T. Nair(2008), Aerofoil Optimisation using Discrete Adjoint Method, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, 16, 282-29.

    9. Naresh Kumar, Manoj T. Nair & S.K. Saxena (2005), Numerical Simulation of high angle-of-attack aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, 13, 58-68.

    10. Manoj T. Nair, Naresh Kumar & S.K. Saxena (2005), Analysis of inlet aerodynamics for a Hypersonic Research Vehicle, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 21, 286-291.

    11. T.K. Sengupta, A. Kasliwal & Manoj T. Nair(2003), Temporal flow instability for Magnus-Robins effect at high rotation rates, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 17, 941-953. 

    12. Manoj T. Nair & S.K. Saxena (2002), Multi-block Euler Computations for Complex Configurations, Computational Fluid Dynamics Journal, 11, 64-77.

    13. T.K. Sengupta & Manoj T. Nair (1999), Upwind Schemes and Large Eddy Simulation, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 31, 879-889. 

    14. Manoj T. Nair & T.K. Sengupta (1998), Orthogonal Grid Generation for Navier-Stokes Computations,  International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids28, 215-224. 

    15. Manoj T. Nair, Tapan K. Sengupta & Umendra S. Chauhan (1998), Flow Past Rotating Cylinders at High Reynolds Numbers using Higher Order Upwind Scheme, Computers & Fluids27, 1, 47-70.

    16. T.K. Sengupta, Manoj T. Nair & Vivek Rana (1997), Boundary Layer Excited by Low Frequency Disturbances - Klebanoff Mode,   Journal of Fluids and Structures, 11, 845-853.

    17. Manoj T. Nair & Tapan K. Sengupta (1997), Unsteady Flow Past Elliptic Cylinders,  Journal of Fluids and Structures, 11, 555-595.

    18. Manoj T. Nair & T.K. Sengupta (1996), Onset of Asymmetry: Flow Past Circular and Elliptic Cylinders, International Journal for Numerical Methods  in Fluids, 23, 1-19.

  • CSIR Young Scientist Award in Engineering Sciences, 2002
Courses Taken
  • Aerodynamics (B.Tech.)
  • Mathematical Methods in Aerospace Engineering (M.Tech.)
  • Turbulence in Fluid Flow (Elective)
  • Hypersonic Aerothermodynamics (Elective)
  • Elements of Aerospace Engineering (M.Tech.)
  • Computational Methods in Compressible Flows (Elective)
  • Introduction to Computer Programming (B.Tech.)
  • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics (M.Tech.)
  • Atmospheric Flight Mechanics (B.Tech.)