Dr Shantanu Bhat
Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Shantanu Bhat

UNSW Canberra
School of Eng & Tech

Expert in fluid mechanics, vortex dynamics, insect flight aerodynamics and boundary-layer flows.

EMPLOYMENT

Research experience

  • Research Associate (Jan 2022 - Current) - School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, Australia
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Jan 2020  - Dec 2021) - School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Research Officer (Jun 2018 - Dec 2019) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

 

Teaching experience

  • Teaching Associate (Jun 2022 - Current): Fluid Mechanics, Thermofluids, Aerodynamics - School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra, Australia
  • Course instructor (Jun 2021 - Dec 2021): Space Vehicle Design - School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia
  • Teaching Associate (Aug 2016 - Dec 2019): Aerodynamics, Advanced Dynamics, Orbital Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Transport Phenomena and Numerical Methods, and Professional Practices - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

 

Professional experience

  • Lead Engineer (Dec 2011 - Aug 2014) - General Electric (Aviation), GE India Technology Centre, Bangalore, India
  • Executive E1 (Jul 2007 - Jul 2009) - Oil and gas special projects, Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Mumbai, India

 

EDUCATION

  • PhD (Oct 2014 - Aug 2018) - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Master of Science (Engineering) (Jul 2009 - Dec 2011) - Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Bachelor of Technology (Jul 2003 - May 2007) - Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering Pune, India

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Insect-wing aerodynamics
  • Fluid mechanics of bio-locomotion
  • Bluff-body flows and vortex dynamics
  • Boundary-layer flows
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Bhat SS; Mazharmanesh S; Medina A; Tian FB; Young J; Lai JCS; Ravi S, 2023, 'Pitch perturbation effects on a revolving wing at low Reynolds number', Physical Review Fluids, 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.8.104701
    Journal articles | 2023
    Huang Q; Bhat SS; Yeo EC; Young J; Lai JCS; Tian FB; Ravi S, 2023, 'Power synchronisations determine the hovering flight efficiency of passively pitching flapping wings', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2023.821
    Journal articles | 2022
    Bhat SS; Thompson MC, 2022, 'Effect of leading-edge curvature on the aerodynamics of insect wings', International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2021.108898
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bhat SS; Silvestri A; Cazzolato BS; Arjomandi M, 2021, 'Mechanism of control of the near-wall turbulence using a micro-cavity array', Physics of Fluids, 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/5.0051375
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Aspect ratio studies on insect wings', Physics of Fluids, 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.5129191
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Effects of flapping-motion profiles on insect-wing aerodynamics', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 884, pp. A8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.929
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Evolutionary shape optimisation enhances the lift coefficient of rotating wing geometries', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 868, pp. 369 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.183
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2019, 'Uncoupling the effects of aspect ratio, Reynolds number and Rossby number on a rotating insect-wing planform', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 859, pp. 921 - 948, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.833
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2018, 'The leading-edge vortex on a rotating wing changes markedly beyond a certa central body size', ROYAL SOCIETY OPEN SCIENCE, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172197;172197
    Journal articles | 2018
    Bhat SS; Zhao J; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2018, 'The leading-edge vortex on a rotating wing changes markedly beyond a certain central body size', Royal Society Open Science, 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.172197
    Journal articles | 2013
    Bhat SS; Govardhan RN, 2013, 'Stall flutter of NACA 0012 airfoil at low Reynolds numbers', Journal of Fluids and Structures, 41, pp. 166 - 174, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2013.04.001
    Journal articles | 1995
    BHAT SS; BHATTACHARYA A; DASGUPTA HC; DASGUPTA D, 1995, 'PETROCHEMISTRY OF A GARNETIFERROUS CHLORITE SCHIST HORIZON FROM THE SANDUR SCHIST BELT, KARNATAKA', JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF INDIA, 45, pp. 539 - 546, https://www.webofscience.com/api/gateway?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1995QX14500005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    Bhat SS; Silvestri A; Cazzolato B; Arjomandi M, 2020, 'Reduction in the Turbulent Instabilities in a Boundary Layer using Micro-cavities', in 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/bb0925e
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Bhat SS; Thompson MC, 2020, 'Curved leading edges and wing tips help enhance the lift on insect wings', in 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/e2eec39
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Silvestri A; Jafari A; Bhat S; Severino G; Cazzolato BS; Arjomandi M, 2020, 'The Control of a turbulent boundary layer by the application of a micro-cavity array', in 22nd Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.14264/3d3e559
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Bhat SS; Zhao J; Jacono DL; Sheridan J; Hourigan K; Thompson MC, 2016, 'Effect of central body size on the leading edge vortex of a rotating insect wing', in Proceedings of the 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2016

  • Outreach and community engagement grant (2023) by UNSW Canberra: $1800
  • Postdoctoral fellowship by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS-2019): ¥ 8,888,000
  • International travel grant (2016) by Monash University
  • Monash Graduate Scholarship and Monash International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2014-2018)

  • Fresh Science SA (2021) Finalist
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources from the National Computational Merit Allocation Scheme (NCMAS), project rt14 (2021)
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by Pawsey, Australia, under the director's share, project director2168 (2020)
  • Allocation of high-performance computational resources by NCI Australia under the startup scheme, project bm04 (2020)
  • GE's Engineering Excellence Award (2013) for the contribution to the innovative LEAP Engine fuel-nozzle design
  • Best Outgoing Student Award (2007) at the College of Engineering Pune

  • Research Associate at UNSW Canberra (Jan 2022 - Current) - Investigating dynamics stall and flow-perturbation effects on wings, the feasibility of outdoor blimps in performing source localisation
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide (Jan 2020 - Dec 2021) - Studied the turbulent boundary-layer flows on flat surfaces and applied micro-cavity arrays to control the flow instabilities to reduce drag
  • Research Officer at Monash University (Jun 2018 - Dec 2019) - Explored novel techniques of optimising wing shapes and motion kinematics for flapping wings of insect-size micro-air vehicles
  • Doctoral Researcher at Monash University (Oct 2014 - Aug 2018) - Studied the aerodynamics of rotating and flapping wings of insects with particular attention to their aspect ratio, Reynolds number and area distribution
  • Masters Researcher at IISc Bangalore (Jul 2009 - Dec 2011) - Investigated the propensity of an isolated turbomachine blade to undergo self-excited oscillations under certain flow conditions   

My Teaching

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Thermofluids
  • Astrodynamics