Ramesh K. Agarwal

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Ramesh K. Agarwal
Dr. Ramesh K. Agarwal.jpg
Born 1947 (1947) (age 71)[citation needed]
Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, India[citation needed]
Nationality American
Awards Clarence (Kelly) Johnson Aerospace Vehicle and Design Award[citation needed]
Reed Aeronautics Award[1]
Scientific career
Fields Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Aeroacoustics
Thesis Improvement of Series with Applications to Fluid-Mechanics (1975)
Doctoral advisor Milton Van Dyke
Doctoral students Michael Wendl

Ramesh K. Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering in the department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Washington University in St. Louis.[2] He is also the director of Aerospace Engineering Program, Aerospace Research and Education Center and Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory[3] at WUSTL. From 1994 to 1996, he was the Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and Chair of Aerospace Engineering department at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas.[citation needed] From 1996 to 2001, he was the Bloomfield Distinguished Professor and the executive director of the National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State University.[citation needed] Agarwal received Ph.D in Aeronautical Sciences from Stanford University in 1975, M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 1968.

Research Work[edit]

Agarwal has worked mostly in computational simulation of fluid flows. He developed a third-order upwind scheme in 1981[4] for the numerical integration of Navier-Stokes equations and did some of the early calculations of transonic wing-body interactions for aircraft.[5] He has also worked in control systems[6] and numerical simulation of carbon sequestration.[7]


Dr. Agarwal has been honored with the Reed Aeronautics Award and is a fellow of several professional and honorary societies, including the Royal Aeronautical Society[8]


  1. ^ AIAA Reed Aeronautics Award Recipients
  2. ^ Washington University Endowed Professorships: A Distinguished Tradition (2006) Washington University Press, pp 275.
  3. ^ [1] http://research.engineering.wustl.edu/mems/CFDlab/index.html
  4. ^ R.K. Agarwal, “A Third-Order-Accurate Upwind Scheme for Navier-Stokes Solutions at High Reynolds Number,” AIAA Paper 81-0112, 1981.
  5. ^ JE Deese and RK Agarwal (1988) Navier-Stokes calculations of transonic viscous flow about wing-body configurations. J. Aircraft 25(12) 1106.
  6. ^ P Shi, EH Boukas, and RK Agarwal (1999) Control of Markovian jump discrete-time systems with norm bounded uncertainty and unknown delay. IEEE Trans. Auto. Control 44(11) 2139.
  7. ^ R Safi, RK Agarwal, and S Banerjee (2016) Numerical simulation and optimization of CO2 utilization for enhanced oil recovery from depleted reservoirs. Chem. Eng. Sci. 144, 30.
  8. ^ B Miller (2015) Agarwal receives Honorary Fellowship from Royal Aeronautical Society

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