Avinash Vaidheeswaran, Ph.D.

Dr. Avinash Vaidheeswaran is a Research Engineer at West Virginia University Research Corporation. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India in 2009, and PhD in Nuclear Engineering with specialization in Computational Science and Engineering from Purdue University in 2015. His primary areas of research interest include computational multiphase flows, numerical PDEs, and turbulence modeling.

Selected peer-reviewed journal articles:

A. Vaidheeswaran, F. Shaffer, B. Gopalan, 2017. “Statistics of Geldart Group A Particles in a Circulating Fluidized Bed Riser”, Physical Review Fluids

A. Vaidheeswaran, M. Lopez de Bertodano, 2017. “Stability and Convergence of Computational Eulerian Two-fluid Model for a Bubble Plume”, Chemical Engineering and Science

A. Vaidheeswaran, T. Hibiki, 2017. “Bubble-Induced Turbulence Modeling for Vertical Bubbly Flows”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer

A. Vaidheeswaran, D. Prabhudharwadkar, P. Guilbert, J. Buchanan, Jr., M. Lopez de Bertodano, 2017. “Implementation of two-phase wall function for a RANS Two-Fluid Model for Vertical Bubbly Flows: Near-wall averaging”, Journal of Fluids Engineering

A. Vaidheeswaran, M. Lopez de Bertodano, 2016. "Interfacial Pressure Coefficient of Ellipsoids and its Effect on Two-Fluid Model Eigenvalues", Journal of Fluids Engineering

M. Lopez de Bertodano, W. D. Fullmer, A. Vaidheeswaran, 2013. “One-Dimensional Two-equation Two-fluid Model Stability”, Multiphase Science and Technology, 25: 133-167

D. Prabhudharwadkar, A. Vaidheeswaran, M. Lopez de Bertodano, J. Buchanan, P. Gilbert, 2012. “Two-Fluid CFD Simulations of Cap Bubble Flow Using the Two-Group Interfacial Area Transport Equations”, Journal of Computational Multiphase Flows, 4: 363-374