Prof. R. Narasimha

President from 1992 to 1994


Name: NARASIMHA, Roddam
Elected 1973;
Council Service: 1977-80,
President: 1992-94;
Vice-President: 1986-91;
Secretary: 1980-85.
Director, National Institute of Advances Studies, Bengaluru and
ISRO K. R. Ramanathan Prof., CAOS & Dept. of Aerospace Engg, IISC and JNCASR, Bengaluru
Date of birth: 20 July 1933, Bengaluru

Edn.: Univ. of Mysore: BE 53; IISC, Bengaluru: Dip. in Aeronauti-cal Engg. 55, Assoc. 57; California Inst. of Tech.: PhD. 61. Career: Dept. of Aerospace Engg., IISC, Bengaluru, National Inst. of Sc., Jr. Fellow 55-57, Asst. Prof. 62-67, Assoc. Prof. 67-70, Prof. 70-94, Chairman, Centre for Atmospheric Sciences 82-89, 10 qo INSA Golden Jubilee Res. Prof. ISRO K. R. Ramanathan Prof. oje HAL, Bengaluru: Chief Pr " ct oordinator 77-79; NAL, Banga-lore: Director 84-93; JNCASR.: Hon. Prof. 90-?. Fellow, INSA, Royal Soc., UK,. American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Chmn, Asian Fluid Mechanics Committee; Foreign Associate, Nation-al Acad. of Engg, USA. Bhatnagar Award 76; Padmabhushan 87. Sc. Work in Fluid Mechanics, Aerospace Engineering and Atmospheric Sciences, Contributed in a large way to improve understanding of flows in transition from laminar to turbulent state and the reverse. Developed a widely used model for the intermittency distribution in the transition zone of a boundary layer. Experimental investigation on relaminarization led to the identifica-tion of three basic types. Conducted investigations of fundamental importance for understanding structure and memory of fully turbulent flows. Discovered Navier-Stokes type constitutive relations in free-molecule flow of a gas cloud and obtained solutions for the structure of a shock wave with the use of novel group-theoretic methods. Derived equations for the nonlinear motion of an elastic string. Investigated a real-life airworthiness problem of an aircraft. Specified International Tropical Reference Atmosphere for aviation authorities. Has been closely associated with the development of aerospace technology in the country.


National Institute of Advanced Studies,
IISC Campus,
Bengaluru 560 012
Tel: 80-331 0969 (0), 80-341 2705 (R);
Fax: 80-334 6634
email: roddam@caos.iisc-ernet-in

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