Faculty Department

Dr. Rajesh Yadav, Associate Professor

Dr. Rajesh Yadav

Associate Professor 

B. E. (Aeronautical Engineering) 2005

PhD (Aerospace Engineering) 2013

Qualified GATE 2006  

Qualified GATE 2009   

Area of Specialization:

Bio Inspired Aerodynamics, Aerodynamics, Hypersonic Flows; Low Reynolds number Flows; Aerothermodynamics; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Compressible Flows; Numerical Simulations

Career Graph

  • 2013-2016: Assistant Professor
  • 2016-2019: Assistant Professor SS
  • 2019- 2021: Assistant Professor SG
  • 2021-Till date: Associate Professor

Recent Publications:

  • Rajesh Yadav and Aslesha Bodavula. “Effect of Spanwise Groove on the Dynamic Stall Characteristics of an Airfoil”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2021.
  • Mohamed Arif Raj Mohamed and Rajesh Yadav. Flow separation control using the cetacean species nose design, European Journal of Mechanics - B/Fluids, Volume 89, 2021, Pages 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechflu.2021.05.005
  • Rajesh Yadav and Aslesha Bodavula. “Numerical investigation of the effect of triangular cavity on the unsteady aerodynamics of NACA 0012 at a low Reynolds number”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1177/09544100211027042
  • Raj Mohamed, M.A., Yadav, R. and Guven, U. (2021), "Flow separation control using a bio-inspired nose for NACA 4 and 6 series airfoils", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 93 No. 2, pp. 251-266. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-08-2019-0170.
  • Aslesha Bodavula, Rajesh Yadav, Ugur Guven. “Stall Mitigation and Lift Enhancement of NACA 0012 with Triangle-Shaped Surface Protrusion at a Reynolds Number of 105”, SAE International Journal of Aerospace, doi:10.4271/01-12-02-0007, 2019.
  • Aslesha Bodavula, Rajesh Yadav, Ugur Guven. “Numerical investigation of the unsteady aerodynamics of NACA 0012 with suction surface protrusion”, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, doi: 10.1108/AEAT-01-2019-0022, 2019.
  • Raj Modammad Arif, Rajesh Yadav, Ugur Guven. “Flow separation control of NACA-2412 airfoil with bio-inspired nose”, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, doi: 10.1108/AEAT-06-2018-0175, 2019.
  • Rajesh Yadav, A. Bodavula and S. Joshi. “ Numerical investigation of the effect of disk position on the aerodynamic heating and drag of a spiked blunt body in hypersonic flow”, The Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 122 (1258), pages 1916-1942, 2018
  • Vijay Patidar, Rajesh Yadav* and Sudhir Joshi. “Numerical investigation of the effect of stagger on the aerodynamic characteristics of a Busemann biplane”, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 55, August 2016, Pages 252–263,  doi:10.1016/j.ast.2016.06.007.
  • Rajesh Yadav and Ugur Guven. "Aerodynamic Heating of a Hypersonic Projectile with Forward-Facing Ellipsoid Cavity at Nose", Vol. 52, No. 1, Pages157-165, doi: 10.2514/1.A32605
  • Rajesh Yadav and Ugur Guven, “Aerothermodynamics of a hypersonic vehicle with a forward-facing parabolic cavity at nose”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 228, No. 10, Pages 1863-1874, 2014
  • Rajesh Yadav, U. Guven, Aerothermodynamics Of Generic Reentry Vehicle With A Series Of Aerospikes At Nose, Acta Astronautica, Volume 96, March–April 2014, Pages 1-10
  • Rajesh Yadav and U. Guven, Aerothermodynamics of a Hypersonic Projectile with a Double-Disk Aerospike, The Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 117, No.1195, 2013.

Research & Publications:

SCI Indexed Journal Publications:

  • Vijay Patidar, Rajesh Yadav and Sudhir Joshi.“Numerical investigation of the effect of stagger on the aerodynamic characteristics of a Busemann biplane”, Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 55, August 2016, Pages 252–263,doi:10.1016/j.ast.2016.06.007IF:1.75, H-index: 49, SJR: 0.816.
  • Rajesh Yadav and Ugur Guven."Aerodynamic Heating of a Hypersonic Projectile with Forward-Facing Ellipsoid Cavity at Nose", Journal of Spacecrafts and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 1, Pages157-165, doi: 10.2514/1.A32605.IF:0.716, H index: 55, SJR: 0.74, Citations:08
  • Rajesh Yadav and Ugur Guven, “Aerothermodynamics of a hypersonic vehicle with a forward-facing parabolic cavity at nose”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol. 228, No. 10, Pages 1863-1874, 2014. IF: 0.653, H-index: 27, SJR: 0.494, Citations: 05
  • Rajesh Yadav, U. Guven, “Aerothermodynamics Of Generic Reentry Vehicle With A Series Of Aerospikes At Nose”, Acta Astronautica, Volume 96, March–April 2014, Pages 1-10. IF: 1.1, H-index: 43, SJR: 0.726, SNIP: 1.237, Citations: 09
  • Rajesh Yadav and U. Guven, “Aerothermodynamics of a Hypersonic Projectile with a Double-Disk Aerospike”, Aeronautical Journal, Vol. 117, No.1195, 2013. IF: 0.537, H-index: 31, SJR: 0.430, Citations:01

Refereed International Conference Papers:

  • Yadav R., Khan M. F. and Minglani, D., Aerothermodynamics of a Blunt Airfoil with a Flow-through Duct for Hypersonic Flight, 5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, 2014.
  • Khan M. F., Yadav R., Quadri Z. A., Anwar S. F., Numerical Study of the Cavity Geometry on Supersonic Combustion with Transverse Fuel Injection, 5th International and 41st National Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, IIT Kanpur, Kanpur, 2014
  • Yadav, R., & Ugur, G., Aerothermodynamics of a generic reentry vehicle with a series of aerospikes at the nose. 63rd International Astronautical Congress. Naples, Italy, 2012.Indexed in: Scopus
  • Yadav, R., & Ugur, G., Aerothermodynamics of the hemispherical cylindrical blunt vehicle with a flow-through duct. 63rd International Astronautical Congress. Naples, Italy, 2012. Indexed in: Scopus
  • Yadav, R., Guven, U., Velidi, G., & Sunderaj, K., Effect of eccentricity on the heat transfer rates of a reentry vehicle with a concave windward surface. 63rd International Astronautical Congress. Naples, Italy, 2012. Indexed in: Scopus
  • Yadav, R., Guven, U., & Bhat, S., Effect of Nose Cavity on the Heat Transfer Rates to the Surface of an Aeroshell Descending Through Martian Atmosphere. 63rd International Astronautical Congress. Naples, Italy, 2012. Indexed in: Scopus
  • Yadav, R., Guven, U., Velidi, G., & Sunderaj, K., Effect of nose cavity on the heat fluxes to reentry vehicle in Titan's atmosphere. 63rd International Astronautical Congress. Naples, Italy, 2012. Paper ID: 12886. Indexed in: Scopus
  • Vignesh V., Sampath Emani, Ugur Guven, Gurnadh Velidi, and Rajesh Yadav, Numerical Simulation of Aerodynamic Lift of a Clark Y Airfoil with Vortex Generators, International Conference on Modeling, Optimization and Computing, Coimbatore, 2012

Refereed National Conference Papers:

  • Sudhir Joshi, Rajesh Yadav, Ugur Guven and Ramesh Repaka, Numerical Analysis of Flowfield over a Flat and Triangular Aerodisk Spiked Blunt Body at Mach 6.2. Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles, SAROD 2015, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, December 2015.
  • Ramesh Repaka, Sudhir Joshi, Rajesh Yadav, Adarsh Baboo Gupta, Prakash S Kulkarni, Ugur Guven, Flow Field Computations over Hemispherical, Flat Triangular Disk Spiked Blunt Body at Mach Number 6, 17th Annual CFD Symposium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, August 2015.
  • Garima Sharma, Rajesh Yadav, and Prakash S Kulkarni, Numerical Simulation of the Effect of a Flow-Through Duct on the Aerodynamic Heating and Drag of a Blunt Body, 17th Annual CFD Symposium, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, August 2015.
  • Bhatia H., Waghela G., Badri M. A., Yadav R., and Kulkarni P.S., Comparative Study of varying Mach No. over Symmetric Airfoil with Flow-through various Channel Designs, 16th Annual CFD Symposium, Bangalore, 2014

Books Edited:

  • Editor: Proceedings of the 24th National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion, Vol. I, 2015, ISBN: 978-93-84869-89-1
  • Editor: Proceedings of the 24th National Conference on IC Engines and Combustion, 2015, Vol. II, ISBN: 978-93-84869-89-1

Book Chapters (Scopus Indexed):

  • Yadav R., Khan M. F. and Minglani, D., Aerothermodynamics of a Blunt Airfoil with a Flow-through Duct for Hypersonic Flight, Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power- Contemporary Research, Springer India, 2016 Indexed in: SpringerLink, Scopus.
  • Khan M. F., Yadav R., Quadri Z. A., Anwar S. F., Numerical Study of the Cavity Geometry on Supersonic Combustion with Transverse Fuel Injection, Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power- Contemporary Research, Springer India, 2016. Indexed in: SpringerLink, Scopus.

Projects or Ph.D.’s guided:

  • Mr. Sudhir Joshi-Dissertation Title: Aerodynamic Analysis of a Blunt body with Multi-disk Aerospikes at hypersonic speeds (2016)
  • Mr. Vijay Patidar- Dissertation Title: Aerodynamic Analysis of a Supersonic Biplane (2016)
  • Ms. Aslesha Bodavula- Dissertation Title: Investigation of the Effects of Surface Protrusions and Cavities on the Aerodynamics of an Airfoil at Low Reynolds number. (2021)
  • Raj Md. Arif- Dissertation Title: Investigation on the Flow Separation Control of Airfoils with Bio-Inspired Nose. (2022)

Professional Memberships/Fellowship:

  • Life Member of the Aeronautical Society of India
  • Life Member of the Combustion Institute-India Section

Honours and Achievements:

  • GATE AIR 8(2006),
  • GATE AIR 12(2008)

Personal interests:

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