Personal Information
Full Name: Prof. Vineeth Nair
Room No: 208C, Aerospace Engineering
Phone: 25767105
Email: vineeth[at]

Specialization: Aerodynamics

Selected Journals

  1. Premchand, C. P., George, N., Raghunathan, M., Unni, V., Sujith, R. I., and Nair, V. "Lagrangian analysis of intermittent sound sources in the flow-field of a bluff-body stabilized combustor" Physics of Fluids 31.2(2019): 025115
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  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. "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.
  7. Nair, V., Thampi, G. and Sujith R. I. "Intermittency route to thermoacoustic instability in turbulent combustorsJournal of Fluid Mechanics 756 (2014): 470-487.
  8. Nair, V., and Sujith R. I. "Multifractality in combustion noise: predicting an impending combustion instability.Journal of Fluid Mechanics 747 (2014): 635-655.


  1. Nair, V., Thampi, G., Karuppusamy, S., Gopalan, S., and Sujith, R. I., “System and method for predetermining the onset of impending oscillatory instabilities in practical devices”. (United States: US 9,804054 B2; Japan: 6329550; China: CN 104704226 B, Canada: PW018519CA)
  2. Murugesan, M., Unni, V. R., Nair, V., and Sujith, R. I., "Devices and methods for early prediction of impending instabilities of a system". United States: 10,337,414 B2
PhD TA Topics: 

    Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS), Aeroacoustics, LES of turbulent combustion, Shock-turbulence interaction, Thermoacoustic instability

Courses Taught: 

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