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Venkat Raman

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Prof. Raman’s work focuses on the simulation of large scale combustion systems – aircraft engines, stationary power turbines, hypersonic engines – with the goal of advancing computations-aided systems design. This involves large scale computations accounting for detailed behavior of the chaotic turbulent flow in these systems, combined with enabling science in computational chemistry and algorithms. One aspect of my research is the prediction of rare events that lead to catastrophic system failure (as in flight crash, engine failure etc.). This work also involves the understanding of uncertainty in models, and streamlining knowledge in the form of mathematical models.

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Karthik Duraisamy

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Karthik Duraisamy, PhD, is Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Prof. Duraisamy’s group focuses on data-driven modeling of computational physics problems. Specifically, we use statistical inversion and physics-informed machine learning techniques to augment existing computational models. Another focus area is formal reduced order modeling using data-driven decompositions.

Our application areas are in turbulence, combustion and materials physics.

Turbulent flow in a trailing vortex.

Turbulent flow in a trailing vortex.