Dr. Abhilash J. Chandy

Dr. Abhilash J. Chandy

Title: Associate Professor
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Office: ASEC 114
Phone: 330-972-8676
Fax: 330-972-6027
Email: ac76@uakron.edu
Website: http://gozips.uakron.edu/~ac76/Home.html


Abhilash J. Chandy received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (N.I.T.), Trichy, India, in 2000. He pursued his Masters in Aerospace Engineering at University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, until August 2002, and later he was awarded his Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in 2007. After completing his PhD program, he continued to work as a post-doctoral researcher at Purdue for a year. In 2008, he joined the Mechanical Engineering department of University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, as a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

Research Accomplishments

His research interests are computational fluid dynamics (CFD), thermo-fluid sciences, turbulence modeling, magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and high-performance computing (HPC). More specifically, some of the topics he has been working on over the last few years are development of massively parallel codes for isotropic turbulence, modeling MHD flows for nuclear reactors, computations of flows in hydrodynamic bearings, and GPU programming. His research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Turbulence, SIAM Multi-scale Modeling and Simulation Journal, and the Journal of Propulsion and Power. His work has appeared as book chapters in books such as Confined Detonations and Pulse Detonation Engines (ISBN 5-94588-012-4), and in Advances in Confined Detonations (ISBN 5-94588-008-6), and he has also presented his work at numerous national and international conferences. More recently, he was awarded the Firestone Research fellowship at University of Akron for developing a GPU implementation of the 3D Navier-Stokes solutions for homogeneous turbulence.


  1. D.A. Shetty, J. Shen, A.J. Chandy and S.H. Frankel, “A pressure correction scheme for rotational Navier-Stokes equations and its applications to rotating turbulent flows", Commun. Comput. Phys. 9 (To the memory of David Gottlieb), 740-755, 2011.
  2. D.A. Shetty, A.J. Chandy, and S.H. Frankel, “A new fractal IEM mixing model for LES/FMDF applied to a multi-scalar three-stream turbulent jet”, Phys. Fluids, 22, 025102, 2010.
  3. A.J. Chandy, and S.H. Frankel, “The t-model as a large eddy simulation model for Navier-Stokes equations”, SIAM Multiscale Model. Sim. J., 8, 445-462, 2009.
  4. A.J. Chandy, and S.H. Frankel, “Regularization-based sub-grid scale (SGS) models for large eddy simulations (LES) of high- Re decaying isotropic turbulence”, J. Turbulence, 10, N25, 2009.
  5. K.A. Pathak, and A.J. Chandy, “Laser ablated carbon plume flow dynamics under magnetic field”, J. App. Phys., 105, 084909, 2009.
  6. A.J. Chandy, D.J. Glaze, and S.H. Frankel, “A hybrid LES/Filtered Mass Density (FMDF) Approach for the Calculation of Strongly Radiating Turbulent Flames”, J. Heat Transfer, 131, 0151201, 2009.
  7. A.J. Chandy, D.J. Glaze, and S.H. Frankel, “Parallelizing the Discrete Ordinates Method for 3D Radiative Transfer Calculations using a Priority Queuing Technique”, Numerical Heat Transfer Part B: Fundamentals, 52, 33-49, 2007.
  8. C. Segal, A.J. Chandy, and D.W. Mikolaitis, “Breakup of Droplets under Shock Impact”, in Combustion Processes in Propulsion - Control, Noise and Pulse Detonation, (G.D. Roy ed.), Butterworth-Heinemann, ISBN 0123693942, 2005.
  9. C. Segal, A.J. Chandy, and D.W. Mikolaitis, “Droplet-breakup under Shock Impact”, in Confined Detonations and Pulse Detonation Engines, (G.D. Roy, S.M. Frolov, R.J. Santoro, and S.A. Tsyganov, eds.), Torus Press Publishing, ISBN 5-94588-012-4, 351, Moscow, 2003.
  10. D.W. Mikolaitis, C. Segal, and A.J. Chandy, “Ignition Delay for JP-10/Air and JP-10/High Energy Density Fuel/Air Mixtures”, J. of Propulsion and Power, 19, 601-606, 2003.


Ph.D., Purdue University (2007); M.S., University of Florida (2002); B.E., National Institute of Technology (2000)



  • 4600:260 Engineering Analysis 1
  • 4600:360 Engineering Analysis 2
  • 4600:311 Fluid Mechanics 2
  • 4600:696/486 Magnetohydrodynamics (Special Topic)


  • 4600:696/486 Magnetohydrodynamics (Special Topic)