Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Aravind Balan
Email: aravindb[at]aero.iitb.ac.in


Specialization: Aerodynamics

Background

    Research Interests:

    Automated solution-based mesh adaptation for CFD simulations

    Machine learning-based mesh adaptation for CFD simulations

    Development of high-order numerical methods for compressible flow simulations

     

    Professional Experience:

    • Assistant Professor: Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, 2021-present
    • Postdoctoral Researcher: Computational Aerosciences Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, Virginia, USA, 2017-2021
    • Postdoctoral Researcher: CERFACS, Toulouse, France, 2015-2017

     

    Education:

    • Ph.D., RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2015
    • M.Sc., RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2010
    • B.Tech, IIT Madras, India, 2007

Awards & Fellowships

    • NASA Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2017-2021
    • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics) Meshing Visualization and Computational Environments Best Paper Award, 2019 for the paper titled "Verification of unstructured grid adaptation components"
    • DAAD Research Ambassador, USA and Canada region, 2019-2021
    • AICES Graduate School Fellowship for doing doctoral studies in RWTH Aachen University Germany, 2011 - 2015
    • AICES Graduate School Fellowship for doing Master of Science in RWTH Aachen University Germany, 2009 - 2010​

     

R&D
Publications: 

 

Journal publications

  • Aravind Balan, Michael A Park, William Kyle Anderson, Todd R Michal, Joshua A Krakos, Dmitry S Kamenetskiy, Frederic Alauzet. Verification of Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation for Turbulent Simulations over ONERA M6 Wing. AIAA Journal, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol 58, Pages 1550-1565, April, 2020.
  • Marshall C Galbraith, Philip Caplan, Hugh A Carson, Michael A Park, Aravind Balan, William K Anderson, Todd R Michal, Joshua A Krakos, Dmitry S Kamenetskiy, Adrien Loseille, Frederic Alauzet, Loic Frazza, Nicolas Barral. Verification of Unstructured Grid Adaptation Components. AIAA Journal, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol 58, Number 9, Pages 3947-3962, Sept, 2020.
  • Ajay Rangarajan, Aravind Balan, and Georg May. Mesh Optimization for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods Using a Continuous Mesh Model. AIAA Journal, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vol 56, Pages 4060-4073, 2018.
  • Aravind Balan, Michael Woopen, and Georg May. Adjoint-based Hp-Adaptation on Anisotropic Meshes for High-Order Compressible Flow Simulations. Computers and Fluids, Vol 139, Pages 47-67, 2016.
  • Michael Woopen, Aravind Balan, Georg May, and Jochen Schuetz. A Comparison of Hybridized and Standard DG Methods for Target-Based hp-Adaptive Simulation of Compressible Flow. Computers and Fluids, Vol 98, Pages 3-16, 2014.
  • Aravind Balan, Georg May, and Joachim Schoeberl. A Stable High-Order Spectral Difference Method for Hyperbolic Conservation Laws on Triangular Elements. Journal of Computational Physics, Vol 231, Pages 2359-2375, 2011.

Chapters in Books

  • Ralf Hartmann, Aravind Balan, Jean-Francois Boussuge, Alexia de Brauer and Guillaume Puigt. Space Adaptive Methods/Meshing. TILDA: Towarads Industrial LES/DNS in Aeronautics - Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design. Springer, ISBN-13: 978-3-030-62047-9
  • Georg May, Aravind Balan and Michael Woopen. Output-based Error Estimation and Mesh Adaptation for HDG Methods. 38th Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics Adjoint Methods and Their Application in Computational Fluid Dynamics - Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics. ISBN-13: 978-2-87516-095-9

Conference Proceedings

  • Michael A Park, Aravind Balan, Francesco Clerici, Frederic Alauzet, Adrien Loseille, Dmitry S Kamenetskiy, Joshua A Krakos, Todd R Michal, Marshall C Galbraith. Verification of Viscous Goal-Based Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation. AIAA paper number 2021-1362, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 2021
  • Stephen L. Wood, W. Kyle Anderson, Michael A. Park, Aravind Balan, Steve Karman, Kevin E. Jacobson.
    Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes Computations of the NASA Juncture Flow Model Using Expert-Crafted and Adapted Grids. AIAA paper number 2020-2751, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2020.
  • Aravind Balan, Michael A Park, Stephen Wood and William K Anderson. Verification of Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation for Complex Aerospace Applications. AIAA paper number 2020-0675, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 2020
  • Michael A Park, Bil Kleb, W. Kyle Anderson, Stephen L. Wood, Aravind Balan, Beckett Y. Zhou, and Nicolas R. Gauger. Exploring Unstructured Mesh Adaptation for Hybrid Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes/ Large Eddy Simulation. AIAA paper number 2020-1139, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 2020.
  • Aravind Balan, Michael A Park, William K Anderson. Adjoint-based Anisotropic Mesh Adaptation for a Stabilized Finite Element Flow Solver. AIAA paper number 2019-2949 , American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2019.
  • Michael A Park, Aravind Balan, William K Anderson, Marshall C Galbraith, Philip Caplan, Hugh A Carson, Todd R Michal, Joshua A Krakos, Dmitry S Kamenetskiy, Adrien Loseille, Frederic Alauzet, Loic Frazza, Nicolas Barral. Verification of Unstructured Grid Adaptation Components. AIAA paper number 2019-1723, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 2019.
  • Julien Vanharen, Guillaume Puigt, Jean-Francois Boussuge and Aravind Balan. Optimized Runge-Kutta time integration for Spectral Difference Method. 23rd AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2017
  • Ajay Rangarajan, Aravind Balan, Georg May. Mesh Adaptation and Optimization for Discontinuous Galerkin Methods Using a Continuous Mesh Model. AIAA paper number 2016-2142, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 2016.
  • Aravind Balan, Michael Woopen, and Georg May. Hp-Adaptivity on Anisotropic Meshes for Hybridized Discontinuous Galerkin Scheme. AIAA paper number 2015-2606. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2015.
  • Michael Woopen, Aravind Balan and Georg May. A Unifying Computational Framework for Adap- tive High-Order Finite Element Methods. AIAA paper number 2015-2601, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2015.
  • Michael Woopen, Aravind Balan and Georg May. A Hybridizable Discontinuous Galerkin Method for Three-Dimensional Compressible Flow Problems. AIAA paper number 2013-0938, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 2014
  • Aravind Balan, Michael Woopen and Georg May. Adjoint-based Hp-Adaptation for a Class of High- Order Hybridized Finite Element Schemes for Compressible Flows. AIAA paper number 2013-2938, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, June 2013.
  • Georg May, Francesca Iacono and Aravind Balan. Time Relaxation Methods for High-Order Dis- cretization of Compressible Flow Problems. AIP Conference Proceedings. 1389, 903-906, 2011.
  • Aravind Balan, Georg May and Joachim Schoeberl. A Stable Spectral Difference Method for Triangles. AIAA paper number 2011-47, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Jan 2011.