Biography

Dr. Pillapakkam has made fundamental contributions in the fields of mathematical fluid mechanics, computational methods, rheology and multiphase flows.

Research Interests

  • Direct Numerical Simulation of Multi-phase Viscoelastic Flow
  • Viscoelastic Instabilities in Bubbles and Drops
  • Adsorption of Particles at Interface

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ENGR 1102

Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving

Undergraduate

ENGR 1117

Engineering Graphics

Undergraduate

ENGR 3117

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Undergraduate

MEE 1117

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Design

Undergraduate

MEE 3301

Machine Theory and Design

Undergraduate

ENGT 4342

Machine Elements

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Pillapakkam, S., Musunuri, N.A., & Singh, P. (2013). Self-assembly of monolayers of submicron sized particles on thin liquid films. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 7 A. doi: 10.1115/IMECE2013-65324

  • Linevich, V., Pillapakkam, S., & Singh, P. (2013). Experimental study of dispersion of particles at a two-fluid interface. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE), 7 A. doi: 10.1115/IMECE2013-65348

  • Pillapakkam, S.B. & Singh, P. (2011). Dispersion of particles on liquid surfaces. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011, 6(PARTS A AND B), pp. 243-248. doi: 10.1115/imece2011-64514

  • Hossain, M.S., Pillapakkam, S.B., Dalal, B., Fischer, I.S., Aubry, N., & Singh, P. (2011). Modeling of blood flow in the human brain. ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2011, 6(PARTS A AND B), pp. 249-254. doi: 10.1115/imece2011-64525

  • Humphrey, J., Rosales, J.L., Legendre, L.A., LeDuc, J.P., Landers, J.P., & Pillapakkam, S. (2009). Erratum to: Vortex dynamics in confined counter-current shearing flows with applications to mixing [Inter. J. Heat Fluid Flow 29 (2008) 1089-1102] (DOI:10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2008.02.005). International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 30(2), p. 389. doi: 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2008.12.003

  • Pillapakkam, S.B., Singh, P., Blackmore, D., & Aubry, N. (2007). Transient and steady state of a rising bubble in a viscoelastic fluid. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 589, pp. 215-252. doi: 10.1017/S0022112007007628

  • Pillapakkam, S., Blackmore, D.L., Singh, P., & Aubry, N. (2006). Analysis of the motion and deformation of a bubble rising in a viscoelastic fluid. 2006 ASME Joint U.S.-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2006, 2006.

  • Pillapakkam, S., Blackmore, D.L., Singh, P., & Aubry, N. (2006). Analysis of the motion and deformation of a bubble rising in a viscoelastic fluid. Proceedings of ASME Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting 2006, FEDSM2006, 2 FORUMS, pp. 67-72. doi: 10.1115/fedsm2006-98363

  • Pillapakkam, S., Humphrey, J., & Rosales, J.L. (2006). Numerical calculation of the formation and persistence, or collapse, of vortex pairs in counter-current parallel channel flows. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED. doi: 10.1115/IMECE2006-14149

  • Kadaksham, A., Pillapakkam, S.B., & Singh, P. (2005). Permeability of periodic arrays of spheres. Mechanics Research Communications, 32(6), pp. 659-665. doi: 10.1016/j.mechrescom.2005.01.005

  • Pillapakkam, S.B. & Singh, P. (2003). Negative wake and velocity of a bubble rising in a viscoelastic fluid. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED, 259, pp. 709-714. doi: 10.1115/IMECE2003-41473

  • Pillapakkam, S.B. & Singh, P. (2001). A level-set method for computing solutions to viscoelastic two-phase flow. Journal of Computational Physics, 174(2), pp. 552-578. doi: 10.1006/jcph.2001.6927

  • Pillapakkam, S.B. & Singh, P. (2000). Direct numerical simulation of drops in three dimensional viscoelastic simple shear flows. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED, 255, pp. 125-129.

  • Singh, P., Pillapakkam, S.B., Narh, A., SPE, & SPE (2000). Direct numerical simulations of drops and bubbles in viscoelastic shear and pressure driven flows. ANTEC 2000: SOCIETY of PLASTICS ENGINEERS TECHNICAL PAPERS, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS I-III, pp. 1086-1090. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Pillapakkam, S.B. (1999). Dynamics of drops and bubbles in Newtonian and viscoelastic flows. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FED, 250, pp. 169-174.