Sidaard Gunasekaran

Contact Information

Sidaard Gunasekaran

Assistant Professor

  • Full-Time Faculty

Selected Publications

  • Gunasekaran, Sidaard, and Aaron Altman. 2016. Is there a relationship between free shear layer and wingtip vortex turbulence character? 54th AIAA Aerospace Science Symposium (SCITECH), January, in San Diego, California.
  • Gunasekaran, Sidaard, Gretchen Berkemeier, and Margaret Pinnell. 2015. Design of a new lab on three-point bend test on a fiberglass composite. ASEE 2015, North Central Section Conference, University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Gunasekaran, Sidaard, Aaron Altman, and Michael Ol. 2015. Errors in off-axis loading of off-the-shelf 6-component force transducers: A cautionary tale. 53rd AIAA Aerospace Science Symposium (SCITECH), January, in Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Gunasekaran, Sidaard, Aaron Altman, and Kenneth Granlund. 2015. Trends in early vortex formation on a wall-to-wall plate in pure plunge. 53rd AIAA Aerospace Science Symposium (SCITECH), January, in Kissimmee, Florida.
  • Gunasekaran, Sidaard, and Aaron Altman. 2014. Wing performance insight from self-preserved turbulent wake. 52nd AIAA Aerospace Science Symposium (SCITECH), January, in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • Gunasekaran, Sidaard, and Aaron Altman. 2013. Identification of aircraft by their unique turbulent wake signature: Progress with experimental validation. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, AIAA 2012- 66, January, in Grapevine, Texas.
  • Lego, Zach, Aaron Altman, and Sidaard Gunasekaran. 2012. Experimental and computational analysis of high angle of attack perching maneuvers. 30th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference, AIAA 2012-2666, June, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Ph.D. Research Award 2016, University of Dayton
  • AIAA Best Presentation Award, 2016, Dayton Engineering Science Symposium, AIAA
  • AIAA Chairman’s Award 2015, Dayton/Cincinnati local AIAA Section
  • AIAA Best Presentation Award, 2014, DCASS – AIAA

Courses Taught

  • MEE 225 Introduction to Flight
  • MEE 312 Introduction to Materials
  • MEE 401/AEE 501 Advance Aerodynamics
  • AEE 553 Compressible Flow

Degrees

  • Ph.D. University of Dayton
  • M.S. University of Dayton 

Research Interests

  • Low Reynolds number aerodynamics
  • Wingtip vortex
  • Free shear layer flows
  • Experimental aerodynamics
  • Unsteady aerodynamics