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Qualifications

  • PhD, Indian Institute of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering, University of Madras
  • Master of Engineering, Indian Institute of Science

Research

Research keywords

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research expertise

Mechanical engineering

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
091300Mechanical Engineering60
091599Interdisciplinary Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified20
010599Mathematical Physics Not Elsewhere Classified20
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Publications

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Journal article (14 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Rajagopalan S, Antonia RA, Djenidi L, 'Effect of mesh grids on the turbulent mixing layer of an axisymmetric jet', Heat Transfer Engineering, 34 1216-1225 (2013) [C1]
2012Lee S-J, Kim H-L, Lee J-P, Rajagopalan SR, 'Jet flow characteristics of sinusoidal wavy nozzles', Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 26 4007-4016 (2012) [C1]
2007Xu G, Zhou T, Rajagopalan SR, 'Similarity of intermittency characteristics of temperature and transverse velocity', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 76 (2007) [C1]
2007Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Turbulence and drag control in jet and wake flows', Sadhana - Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, 32 133-144 (2007) [C1]
2007Xu G, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Scaling of mixed longitudinal-transverse velocity structure functions', Europhysics Letters, 79 44001 (2007) [C1]
2005Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Flow around a circular cylinder - structure of the near wake shear layer', Experiments in Fluids, 38 393-402 (2005) [C1]
2004Burattini P, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, Stephens ML, 'Effect of initial conditions on the near-field development of a round jet', Experiments in Fluids, 37 56-64 (2004) [C1]
2003Olsen JF, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Jet column modes in both a plane jet and a passively modified plane jet subject to acoustic excitation', Experiments in Fluids, 278-287 (2003) [C1]
2001Xu G, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Sweeping decorrelation hypothesis in a turbulent round jet', Fluid Dynamics Research, 28 311-321 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2000Xu G, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Scaling of mean temperature dissipation rate', Physics of Fluids, 12 3090-3093 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2000Xu G, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Scaling of mixed longitudinal velocity-temperature structure functions', Europhysics Letters, 49 452-458 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2000Xu G, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Approach to isotropy in a smooth wall turbulent boundary layer', Fluid Dynamics Research, 26 1-11 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

1998Rajagopalan SR, Zhou T, Antonia RA, 'Three-component turbulence measurementsusing a four-wire probe', Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 9 211-216 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

1998Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Turbulence Reduction in the Mixing Layer of a Plane Jet Using Small Cylinders', Experiments in Fluids, 25 96-103 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
1999Olsen JF, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Control of Jet Turbulence', Recent Research Developments in Fluid Dynamics Vol. 2 (1999) [D1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

Conference (19 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Lee S-K, Djenidi L, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Spectrum of a passive scalar in stretched grid turbulence at low Reynolds numbers', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Warsaw, Poland (2011) [E1]
2007Hanson RE, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Characteristics of the wake of tandem cylinders with different and equal diameters', Collection of Technical Papers: 37th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Miami, Florida (2007) [E2]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2006Parker R, Lavoie PLD, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Mixing layer excitation in an axisymmetric jet using piezoelectric actuators', European drag reduction and flow control meeting, Ischia, Italy (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2006Rajagopalan SR, 'Passive Control of an Axisymmetric Jet Using Grids', NCFMFP 2006 (CD-Rom), Bombay (2006) [E1]
2006Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Turbulence and drag control in jet and wake flows', Proceedings of the discussion meeting on flow control and diagnostics, Bangalore, Coorg, India (2006) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2004Lehman RP, Rajagopalan SR, Burattini P, Antonia RA, 'Axisymmetric jet control using passive grids', Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, University of Sydney (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2004Burattini P, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Effect of initial conditions on the far field of a round jet', Proceedings of the Fifteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, University of Sydney (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2004Stephens ML, Rajagopalan SR, Burattini P, Antonia RA, 'Axisymmetric shear flow behind a honeycomb', Proceedings of The Tenth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, University of Peradeniya (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2003Olsen JF, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Preferred Modes and Jet Column Modes in a Plane Jet and in a Passively Modified Plane Jet', Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer, Antalya, Turkey (2003) [E2]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2001Parker R, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Control of an Axisymmetric Jet using a Passive Ring', Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Volume II, Adelaide, Australia (2001) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

2001Grubb C, Rajagopalan SR, 'The Influence of the Nozzle Outlet Shape on Swirl Flow', Proceedings of the Fourteenth Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Adelaide, Australia (2001) [E1]
2001Parker R, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Turbulence control in a plane jet using a piezoelectric excitation device', Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena Volume II, Stockholm (2001) [E2]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

1999Olsen JF, Rajagopalan SR, Antonia RA, 'Turbulence Reduction in the Initial Region of a Plane Jet Using Passive Control', IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Passive and Active Flow Control, Gottingen (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

1999Henry P, Olsen JF, Rajagopalan SR, 'Passive control of shear layer turbulence in a plane jet', Proceedings of the Eighth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Shenzhen (1999) [E1]
1999Xu G, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'Scaling of Mixed Longitudinal-Transverse Velocity Structure Functions', Proceedings of the Eighth Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Shenzhen (1999) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

1998Olsen JF, Rajagopalan SR, 'Hot Wire Measurements in the Wake of Modified Circular Cylinders', Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2 volumes), Melbourne (1998) [E1]
1998Xu G, Antonia RA, Rajagopalan SR, 'The Sweeping DEcorrelation Hypothesis and Anisotropy in a Turbulent Jet at Moderate Reynolds Numbers', Proceedings of the 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2 volumes), Melbourne (1998) [E1]

Co-authors: ROBERT ANTONIA

1998Grubb C, Rajagopalan SR, 'Investigations of a Plane Lip Jet From a Narrow Slit', Proceedings of 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2 volumes), Melhbourne (1998) [E1]
1998Tam YS, Olsen JF, Rajagopalan SR, 'Feedback Control of Vortex Shedding From a Circular Cylinder', Proceedings of 13th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (2 volumes), Melbourne, Australia (1998) [E1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants16
Total funding$608,728

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2006 (1 grants)

Workshop on Flow Control and Diagnostics$1,600
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,60020062006
GNo:G0186133

2005 (1 grants)

Active Control of Cylinder Wake Shear Layer Dynamics$3,311
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,31120052005
GNo:G0184683

2004 (1 grants)

Influence of nozzle shape on synthetic jets$4,714
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,71420042004
GNo:G0183413

2003 (1 grants)

Control of turbulent flows.$5,792
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Lyazid Djenidi, Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,79220032003
GNo:G0182404

2002 (1 grants)

Reverse and bi-directional swirl jet flow from tangential injection nozzles$9,609
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,60920022002
GNo:G0181414

2001 (2 grants)

Jet Flow Control using Piezoelectric Smart Structures.$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020012001
GNo:G0179956

14 Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference Adelaide 9-14 December, 2001$1,313
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,31320012001
GNo:G0181576

2000 (1 grants)

Control of mixing in a circular jet using a vortex generating spiral jet.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020002000
GNo:G0178944

1999 (2 grants)

Management of Turbulent Shear Flows$174,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Robert Antonia, Professor Lyazid Djenidi, Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$174,00019992001
GNo:G0177756

8th asian Congress on Fluid Mechanics, Shenzhen, China.$1,335
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,33519991999
GNo:G0180507

1997 (2 grants)

Passive and Active Control of a Plane Turbulent Jet.$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan, Emeritus Professor Robert Antonia
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019971997
GNo:G0176713

Seventh Asian Congress of Fluid Mechanics (Triennial), Madras, India, 8-12 December 1997$1,075
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,07519971997
GNo:G0179549

1996 (1 grants)

EFECTS OF DIFFERENT SURFACE CONDITIONS ON A TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER$200,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Robert Antonia, Professor Lyazid Djenidi, Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00019961998
GNo:G0175285

1995 (1 grants)

Three Component Vorticity Measurements in a Large Reynolds Number Jet$9,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan, Emeritus Professor Robert Antonia
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,00019951995
GNo:G0174976

1993 (1 grants)

93,94,95 GRANT. Turbulent Boundary Layer over Riblets.$161,979
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Robert Antonia, Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Large GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$161,97919931995
GNo:G0173028

1992 (1 grants)

Investigation Of Drag And Reduction In A Turbulent Boudnary Layer Using Riblets$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Raj Rajagopalan
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019921992
GNo:G0174203
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions0

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2008M Eng (Mechanical) [R]Co-SupervisorLattice Boltzmann Simulation of Fluid Mixing in T-Shaped Micromixer
2007PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Sole SupervisorTurbulence Control in Jet Flow
2003PhD (Mechanical Engineering)Sole SupervisorSwirl Jet from a Tangential Injection Nozzle
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Conjoint Associate Professor Sundara (Raj) Rajagopalan

Work Phone(02) 4921 6201
Email
PositionConjoint Associate Professor
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaMechanical Engineering
Office
ES430,
Engineering S,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/sundara-rajagopalan