Anurag Gupta

Manager, Computational Heat Transfer and Aeroacoustics Lab
GE Global Research Center
Niskayuna, New York


Multi-Scale Computations in Energy and Propulsion Systems

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) forms a critical technical competency and R&D focus at GE Research; the drive for energy efficiency and lower emissions (noise, NOx, COx etc) requires predictive accuracy and characterization abilities that need large-scale, multi-physics computations. Such computational techniques range from conventional time-accurate Reynolds-Averaged (RANS) CFD - where the scales are driven by the complexity of the system and the interactions between its components, to Large-Eddy Simulations (LES) - where the key physics lie in turbulence scales much smaller than that of the system. This talk will present an overview of the development and use of such techniques in the aero-thermal and aero-acoustic design and development of both current and future GE products (e.g., Open Rotor aircraft engines, advanced Wind Turbines and Coal Gasification plants).


Dr. Anurag Gupta is the manager of the Computational Heat Transfer and Aeroacoustics Lab at GE's Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY. He leads a group of 20 scientists actively engaged in the development of computational analysis and design technologies as well as advanced concepts for the next generation of Green Energy and Propulsion systems. Dr. Gupta has 8+ years of experience in aerothermodynamics, CFD & design optimization methods and flow control. He joined GE Global Research in 2000, after earning a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech. He serves on the ASME Turbomachinery committee and is a referee for Journal of Turbomachinery and the AIAA Journal.

updated: 2008-09-22