Dr Gyani Shankar   Sharma
Lecturer

Dr Gyani Shankar Sharma

Engineering
School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

I am an Associate Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Sydney. I received a PhD from UNSW Sydney and an MS from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. My research interests include wave propagation in complex media, metamaterials, acoustics, noise control, vibration, finite element methods, uncertainty analysis and optimisation. I currently teach finite element methods and fundamentals of acoustics and noise. I have two years of industrial experience as an engineer at Eaton Corporation which is a Fortune 500 company.

Phone
+61 2 9348 0690
Location
Room 311E, Level 3, Ainsworth Building, UNSW Sydney, Kensington

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Marsick A; Sharma G; Eggler D; Maxit L; Meyer V; Kessissoglou N, 2021, 'On the vibro-acoustic response of a cylindrical shell submerged near a free sea surface', Journal of Sound and Vibration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2021.116359
    Journal articles | 2021
    Skvortsov A; Sharma GS; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2021, 'Sound absorption by a metasurface comprising hard spheres in a soft medium', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharma GS; Faverjon B; Dureisseix D; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Audoly C; Kessissoglou N, 2020, 'Acoustic performance of a periodically voided viscoelastic medium with uncertainty in design parameters', Journal of Vibration and Acoustics: Transactions of the ASME, vol. 142, http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4046859
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2020, 'Sound scattering by a bubble metasurface', Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.102.214308
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2020, 'On superscattering of sound waves by a lattice of disk-shaped cavities in a soft material', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5130695
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2019, 'Acoustic performance of periodic steel cylinders embedded in a viscoelastic medium', Journal of Sound and Vibration, vol. 443, pp. 652 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsv.2018.12.013
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2019, 'Sound absorption by rubber coatings with periodic voids and hard inclusions', Applied Acoustics, vol. 143, pp. 200 - 210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2018.09.003
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma GS; Sarkar A, 2019, 'Directivity based control of acoustic radiation', Applied Acoustics, vol. 154, pp. 226 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.04.031
    Journal articles | 2019
    Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Sharma G; Kessissoglou N, 2019, 'Sound scattering by a lattice of resonant inclusions in a soft medium', Physical Review E, vol. 99, pp. 063006 - 063006, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.99.063006
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma GS; Sarkar A, 2018, 'Directivity-based passive barrier for local control of low-frequency noise', Journal of Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S2591728518500123
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2017, 'Sound transmission through a periodically voided soft elastic medium submerged in water', Wave Motion, vol. 70, pp. 101 - 112, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wavemoti.2016.10.006
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2017, 'Acoustic performance of gratings of cylindrical voids in a soft elastic medium with a steel backing', Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 141, pp. 4694 - 4704, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4986941
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sharma GS; Sarkar A, 2017, 'Directivity-Based Passive Barrier for Local Control of Low-Frequency Noise', Journal of Computational Acoustics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218396X18500121
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma G; Shinde T; Dhakate S; Beikayee A, 2016, 'Tri-axial Seismic Simulation of Solar Inverter – Productivity Improvement', Procedia Engineering, vol. 144, pp. 179 - 186, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.05.022
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma G; Sarkar A, 2016, 'Directivity Based Noise Control for an Obliquely Incident Transmission Problem', Procedia Engineering, vol. 144, pp. 1403 - 1410, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2016.05.171
    Journal articles | 2013
    Sharma GS; Sarkar A, 2013, 'Using directivity of radiated sound for noise control applications', Journal of the Acoustical Society of India, http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.669.9146&rep=rep1&type=pdf#page=28
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Sharma GS; Faverjon B; Dureisseix D; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Audoly C; Kessissoglou N, 2019, 'Effect of geometric and material uncertainties on the acoustic performance of a voided rubber in water', Lyon, France, presented at XIIIth International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics (RASD 2019), Lyon, France, 15 April 2019 - 17 April 2019
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Sharma G; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2018, 'Acoustic performance of phononic crystals for underwater coating applications', in Acoustic performance of phononic crystals for underwater coating applications, 3rd Australasian Conference on Wave Science (KOZWaves 2018), Auckland, New Zealand, presented at 3rd Australasian Conference on Wave Science (KOZWaves 2018), Auckland, New Zealand, 12 February 2018 - 14 February 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2018, 'Acoustic performance of phononic crystals for underwater applications', Xativa, Spain, presented at 1st Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials, Xativa, Spain, 07 November 2018 - 09 November 2018
    Conference Abstracts | 2018
    Sharma G; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2018, 'Acoustic performance of phononic crystals for underwater applications', in Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials SAM 2018, Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials SAM 2018, Xativa, Spain, presented at Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials SAM 2018, Xativa, Spain, 07 November 2018 - 09 November 2018
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Skvortsov A; Sharma G; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2018, 'Acoustic performance of coatings comprising periodic voids and steel inclusions in rubber', in Proceedings of the 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Hiroshima, Japan, pp. 3291 - 3296, presented at 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Hiroshima, Japan, 08 July 2018 - 12 July 2018
    Conference Papers | 2017
    Sharma GS; Toyoda M; Kessissoglou N, 2017, 'Acoustic Performance of a Bubble Meta-Screen', in Acoustic Performance of a Bubble Meta-Screen, Symposium on the Acoustics of Poro-Elastic Materials SAPEM 2017, Le Mans, France, presented at Symposium on the Acoustics of Poro-Elastic Materials SAPEM 2017, Le Mans, France, 06 December 2017 - 08 December 2017
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sharma GS; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Kessissoglou N, 2016, 'Underwater acoustic absorption using a periodically voided soft elastic medium', in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 5th Joint Meeting Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, presented at 5th Joint Meeting Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 28 November 2016 - 02 December 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4969477
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sharma GS; Kessissoglou N; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I, 2016, 'Underwater sound transmission through periodically voided soft elastic mediums', in Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV23), Athens, Greece, presented at The 23rd International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV23), Athens, Greece, 10 July 2016 - 14 July 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Sharma GS, 2016, 'Analytical and numerical investigations of acoustic coatings', Sydney, Australia, presented at UNSW Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 26 September 2016 - 29 September 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Sharma GS; Eggler D; Peters H; Kessissoglou N; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I, 2015, 'Acoustic performance of periodic composite materials', in Acoustics 2015 Hunter Valley, Hunter Valley, Australia, presented at Acoustics 2015 Hunter Valley, Hunter Valley, Australia, 15 November 2015 - 18 November 2015, https://www.acoustics.asn.au/conference_proceedings/AAS2015/papers/p75.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Kessissoglou N; Sharma GS; Karimi M; Fard S; Skvortsov A; MacGillivray I; Chung H, 2015, 'Acoustic performance of locally resonant sonic crystals', Adelaide, Australia, presented at 2nd Australasian Conference on Wave Science, Adelaide, Australia, 06 December 2015 - 09 December 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Sharma GS, 2015, 'Directivity based noise control for an obliquely incident transmission problem', Guwahati, India, presented at 12th International Congress on Vibration Problems, Guwahati, India, 14 December 2015 - 17 December 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Sharma GS; Shinde T; Dhakate S; Beikayee A, 2015, 'Tri-axial seismic simulation of solar inverter - Productivity improvement', Guwahati, India, presented at 12th International Congress on Vibration Problems, Guwahati, India, 14 December 2015 - 17 December 2015
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Sharma GS; Sarkar A; Ganesan N, 2013, 'Improved barrier design through lumped mass attachment', Innsbruck, Austria, presented at 42nd International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Innsbruck, Austria, 15 September 2013 - 18 September 2013
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Sharma GS; Sarkar A; Ganesan N, 2013, 'Acoustic directivity control by point mass attachment', Bangkok, Thailand, presented at 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Bangkok, Thailand, 07 July 2013 - 11 July 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Sharma GS; Sarkar A; Ganesan N, 2012, 'Using directivity of radiated sound for noise control applications', Tiruchengode, India, presented at 41st National Symposium on Acoustics, Tiruchengode, India, 05 December 2012 - 07 December 2012

Awards

Course coordinator award by Arc@UNSW

Grants

Media

The overarching aim of my research is to develop noise prediction tools and mitigation strategies. My current research activities are summarised below:

  • Acoustic characterisation of metamaterials: Acoustic metamaterials are composite media comprising resonant inclusions arranged periodically in a host material. An underwater application of acoustic metamaterials is an anechoic coating on marine vessels to reduce the transmission of onboard machinery noise in the ambient marine environment as well as to absorb external acoustic waves. I have developed significant analytical and numerical capabilities to predict the acoustic performance of soft media embedded with voided and/or hard inclusions. My analytical approach is based on homogenisation, which is a powerful method to model an inhomogeneous structure as a homogeneous medium with effective properties. The analytical models employ analogies between disciplines such as acoustics, fluid dynamics and electrostatics. I have expertise in multiphysics finite element analysis, which I use to validate the analytical models.
  • Marine vessels covered with acoustic metamaterials: While acoustic metamaterials have been widely studied in the literature, previous work has mainly focussed on their acoustic characterisation using a planar array of inclusions in a host medium. The external hull of a marine vessel can be approximated as a cylindrical shell for its acoustic characteristics. This project integrated these two fields and developed a fully analytical framework of a cylindrical shell coated with an acoustic metamaterial. 
  • Uncertainty quantification in acoustic metamaterials: Uncertainties are inevitable in design parameters of acoustic metamaterials arising from the manufacturing process and inhomogeneity of material properties. I have developed stochastic models based on nonintrusive polynomial chaos expansion theory and Monte Carlo simulations to investigate uncertainty in the material and geometric properties of metamaterials on its acoustic performance. 
  • Sound radiation from a submerged hull near free sea surface: This project developed analytical and numerical tools to predict the sound radiation from a submarine hull submerged in water near the free sea surface. 
  • Novel environmental noise control strategies: I demonstrated a novel concept of local noise control along specific receiver directions by controlling the directivity of the radiated or transmitted noise. This approach is particularly useful for practical low frequency noise where global noise control is difficult to attain. The directivity pattern of the radiated or transmitted noise was controlled by attaching a lumped mass to the structure. The mass location to minimize sound pressure in a target direction was obtained using an optimization technique.

 

My collaborators: 

  • UNSW Sydney: Prof Nicole Kessissoglou, Dr Daniel Eggler and Prof Zhongxiao Peng
  • Defence Science and Technology Melbourne: Dr Alex Skvortsov and Dr Ian MacGillivray
  • INSA Lyon: A/Prof Laurent Maxit, A/Prof Beatrice Faverjon and Prof David Dureisseix
  • Naval Group Research: Dr Christian Audoly and Dr Valentin Meyer
  • University of Texas at Austin: A/Prof Michael Haberman
  • Kansai University: Prof Masahiro Toyoda
  • Indian Institute of Technology Madras: A/Prof Abhijit Sarkar

In Terms 1 and 3, I convene MMAN4410 Finite Element Methods to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students and postgraduate students. In Term 2, I teach MECH9325 to postgraduate and 4th year undergraduate students. In the past, I have taught advanced vibrations (4th year undergraduate), engineering mechanics (2nd year undergraduate), mechanical design (2nd year undergraduate), computer-aided design (2nd year undergraduate), engineering drawing (1st year undergraduate) and introduction to aircraft engineering (1st year undergraduate).

My courses have significant research-based components, digital learning modules and strong industry engagement. My combined industrial and academic experience enables me to effectively interlink theory and practice in my courses.