Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Vineeth Nair
Room No: 208C, Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 25767105

Specialization: Aerodynamics


    Thermoacoustics, Flow diagnostics



  1. Venkatramani, J., Nair, V., Sujith R. I., Gupta, S., and Sarkar, S. "Multi-fractality in aeroelastic response as a precursor to flutter Journal of Sound and Vibration 386 (2017): 390-406.
  2. Nair, V., Alenius, E., Boij, S., and Efraimsson, G. "Inspecting sound sources in an orifice-jet flow using Lagrangian Coherent StructuresComputers & Fluids 140 (2016): 397-405.
  3. Sheshadri, A., Nair, V., and Sujith R. I. "A reduced-order deterministic model describing intermittency route to combustion instabilityCombustion Theory and Modelling (2016): 1-16.
  4. Kerres, B., Nair, V., Cronhjort, A., and Mihaescu, M. "Analysis of the Turbocharger Compressor Surge Margin Using a Hurst-Exponent-based CriterionSAE International Journal of Engines 9.3 (2016).
  5. Venkatramani, J., Nair, V., Sujith R. I., Gupta, S., and Sarkar, S. "Precursors to flutter instability by an intermittency route: a model free approachJournal of Fluids and Structures 61 (2016): 376-391.
  6. Nair, V., and Sujith R. I. "Precursors to self-sustained oscillations in aeroacoustic systemsInternational Journal of Aeroacoustics (2016): 312-323.
  7. Nair, V., and Sujith R. I. "Intermittency as a transition state in combustor dynamics: An explanation for flame dynamics near lean blowout" Combustion Science and Technology 187.11 (2015): 1821-1835.
  8. Nair, V., and Sujith R. I. "A reduced-order model for the onset of combustion instability: Physical mechanisms for intermittency and precursorsProceedings of the Combustion Institute 35.3 (2015): 3193–3200.
  9. Nair, V., Thampi, G. and Sujith R. I. "Intermittency route to thermoacoustic instability in turbulent combustorsJournal of Fluid Mechanics 756 (2014): 470-487.
  10. Nair, V., and Sujith R. I. "Multifractality in combustion noise: predicting an impending combustion instability.Journal of Fluid Mechanics 747 (2014): 635-655.
  11. Nair, V., Thampi, G., Karuppusamy, S., Gopalan, S., and Sujith, R. I. "Loss of chaos in combustion noise as a precursor of impending combustion instability." International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics 5.4 (2013): 273-290.
  12. Nair, V., and Sujith, R. I. "Identifying homoclinic orbits in the dynamics of intermittent signals through recurrence quantification." Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science 23.3 (2013): 033136.
  13. Nair, V., Sarkar, S., and Sujith, R. I. "Uncertainty quantification of subcritical bifurcations." Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics 34 (2013): 177-188.
R&D Areas/Projects: 

    Combustion instability, aero-acoustics, flow diagnostics

PhD TA Topics: 

    Combustion instability, Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS), Aeroacoustics

Courses Taught: 

AE333 - Aerodynamics; AE 682 - Introduction to thermoacoustics; AE 312/611 - Aerodynamics lab