Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Pradeep A. M.
Room No: 208, Department of Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 25767125
Email: ampradeep[at]

Specialization: Propulsion

Awards & Fellowships

    Gold medal for the best paper in Aerospace Engineering Division during 2003-2004, by the Institution of Engineers (India)
    SAFRAN-French Embassy second prize for the best Ph.D. thesis in Aerospace Engineering published during 2002-2007 


Recent Publications:

  1. Alone, D.B., Kumar, S, Thimmiah, S., Mudipalli, J.R.R., Pradeep, A.M., Ramamurthy, S. and Iyengar, V., 2016, "Stability management of high speed axial flow compressor stage through axial extensions of bend skewed casing treatment", accepted for publication, Propulsion and Power Research (
  2. Tegegn D Toge and Pradeep, A.M., 2015, "Experimental Investigation of Stall Inception Mechanisms of Low speed Contra Rotating Axial Flow Fan Stage", International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Vol 2015, Article ID 641601, 14 pages (doi: 10.1155/2015/641601).
  3. Chetan Mistry and Pradeep, A.M., 2015, "Propagation of Different Types of Inflow Distortions Through a Contra Rotating Fan Stage", International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines, Vol. 32, pp. 41-57. (DOI: 10.1515/tjj-2014-0012).
  4. Varade, V., Agrawal, A., Prabhu, S.V. and Pradeep, A.M., 2015, "Early onset of flow separation with rarefied gas flowing in a 90 bend tube", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 66, pp. 221-234.
  5. Varade, V., Duryodhan, V., Agrawal, A., Pradeep, A.M., Ebrahimi, A. and Roohi, E., 2015, "Low Mach number slip flow through diverging microchannel", Computers and Fluids, Vol. 111, pp. 46-61 .
  6. Varade, V., Agrawal, A., and Pradeep, A.M., 2015, "Slip flow through converging microchannel: Experiments and three-dimensional simulations," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, V.25, 025015. (23pp).
  7. Varpe, M. and Pradeep, A.M., 2015, "Benefits of Endwall Contouring in a Compressor Cascade with a Tip Clearance", Transactions ASME, Journal of Fluids Engineering, Vol. 137, 051101-1-15. (doi: 10.1115/1.4028996).
  8. Varade, V., Agrawal, A., Prabhu, S.V. and Pradeep, A.M., 2015,"Velocity measurement of low Reynolds and low Mach number slip flow through a tube", Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Vol. 60, pp. 284-289.
  9. Alone, D.B., Kumar, S, Thimmiah, S., Mudipalli, J.R.R., Pradeep, A.M., Ramamurthy, S. and Iyengar, V., 2014, "Improvement Of Moderately Loaded Transonic Axial Compressor Performance Using Low Porosity Bend Skewed Casing Treatment", International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Vol. 2014, Article ID 625876, 14 pages, 2014. (doi:10.1155/2014/625876).
  10. Varade, V., Agrawal, A. and Pradeep, A.M., 2014, "Experimental Study of Rarefied Gas Flow near Sudden Contraction Junction of a Tube", Physics of Fluids, Vol. 26, 062002, (1-21).
R&D Areas/Projects: 

    My broad area of specialization is aerospace propulsion. I have research interests in the following areas:
    1. Active and passive flow control 
    2. Flow characteristics of internal flows and turbomachinery
    3. Design and performance enhancement strategies in turbomachinery
    4. Experimental aerodynamics 
    5. Experimental methods and flow visualization 

    I have been involved in setting up the Turbomachinery Research Laboratory at the Department of Aerospace Engineering. A detailed presentation of the test facilities can be found here. Some of the test facilities at the Turbomachinery Research laboratory include:

    Low speed, low turbulence wind tunnel, Low speed, 1.5 stage axial flow compressor test facility, annular/conical diffuser test facility, low speed compressor/turbine cascade wind tunnel and contra-rotating axial flow compressor test facility. Photographs of these test facilities can be found here
    Current research areas:
    1. Flow physics of tip leakage flows, blade tip de-sensitization
    2. Non-axisymmetric endwall contouring, with and without endwall motion
    3. Contra-rotating axial flow fan aerodynamics, inflow distortion, stall inception and control
    4. Exaust turbine diffuser flow aerodynamics, effect of inflow conditions and flow control
    5. Active and passtive flow control in serpentine intakes 

    Some of my earlier (Ph.D days) research details can be found here
    Publications borne out of these studies can be found here.

Courses Taught: 

AE 651 Aerodynamics of Compressors and Turbines

AE 234/AE 329 Aircraft Propulsion

AE 711 Aircraft Propulsion

AE 708 Aerospace Propulsion

AE 214 Thermodynamics

AE 782 Flow Control