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

MEE 1117

Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering Design

Undergraduate

MEE 3301

Machine Theory and Design

Undergraduate

MEE 3304

Mechanical Design and Fabrication

Undergraduate

MEE 3506

Fluid Mechanics Laboratory

Undergraduate

ENGR 1102

Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving

Undergraduate

ENGR 1117

Engineering Graphics

Undergraduate

ENGR 3117

Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

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.