Dr Methma Rajamuni
Research Associate

Dr Methma Rajamuni

B.Sc. (Hons) in Engineering, M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, PhD


UNSW Canberra
School of Science

Dr Methma Rajamuni is a Research Scientist, Applied Mathematician, and Mechanical Engineer with expertise in computational fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, systems and control, and optimization. Her research interests are ember storm modelling, fluid-structure interaction, bluff-body aerodynamics, wake stability and control, numerical methods, bio-mathematics, bio-mechanics and environmental flows. Methma received her PhD in Engineering from Monash University, Australia and her MSc by research in Applied Mathematics from Texas Tech University, the USA.

She is a passionate tertiary lecturer in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, with more than 10 years of experience.

+61 2 5114 5370
Northcott Dr, Campbell ACT 2600, Australia
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Wang L; Liu Z; Rajamuni M, 2023, 'Recent progress of lattice Boltzmann method and its applications in fluid-structure interaction', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 237, pp. 2461 - 2484, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/09544062221077583
    Journal articles | 2021
    Rajamuni MM; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2021, 'Vortex-induced vibration of a sphere close to or piercing a free surface', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 929, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.873
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rajamuni MM; Thompson MC; Hourigan K, 2020, 'Efficient FSI solvers for multiple-degrees-of-freedom flow-induced vibration of a rigid body', Computers and Fluids, 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2019.104340
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rajamuni MM; Thompson MC; Hourigan K, 2019, 'Vortex dynamics and vibration modes of a tethered sphere', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.928
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rajamuni MM; Thompson MC; Hourigan K, 2019, 'Vortex-induced vibration of elastically-mounted spheres: A comparison of the response of three degrees of freedom and one degree of freedom systems', Journal of Fluids and Structures, 89, pp. 142 - 155, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2019.02.005
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rajamuni MM; Thompson MC; Hourigan K, 2018, 'Transverse flow-induced vibrations of a sphere', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 837, pp. 931 - 966, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.881
    Journal articles | 2018
    Rajamuni MM; Thompson MC; Hourigan K, 2018, 'Vortex-induced vibration of a transversely rotating sphere', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 847, pp. 786 - 820, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.309
  • Conference Papers | 2022
    Rajamuni M; Liu Z; Tian F; Lai J; Young J; Ravi S, 2022, 'An immersed boundaryregularised Lattice Boltzmann Method for acoustic simulations of FSI problems', in The 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Sydney, presented at The 23rd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Sydney, 04 December 2022 - 08 December 2022, https://afmc2022.eng.sydney.edu.au/
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Rajamuni M; Thompson M; Hourigan K, 2020, 'Vortex-Induced Vibration of a Sphere Close to or Piercing a Free Surface', in Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), The University of Queensland, presented at 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference AFMC2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/33fbb44
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Rajamuni MM; Aulisa E; Ghosh BK, 2014, 'Optimal control problems in binocular vision', in IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline), pp. 5283 - 5289, http://dx.doi.org/10.3182/20140824-6-za-1003.02644

  1. Monash Engineering Women’s Leadership Award
  2. First Place of Multi-Disciplinary Category-I, Annual Grad Student Poster Competition 2014
  3. Manamperi Award for the Best Engineering Undergraduate Project of Sri Lanka 2008

My Teaching

  1. ZEIT4007 Rotorcraft Engineering
  2. ZEIT2503 Fluid Mechanics